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Dedication of St. John Lateran

Basilica_di_san_giovanni_e_palazzoWe don't celebrate a building today, per se, but three images in the mass readings are given to us for reflection: the Heavenly Jerusalem, the Mystical Body of Christ of which we are all a part, and Christ's Resurrected Body.

St. John Lateran, the pope's cathedral with his cathedra or chair, symbolizes our unity with the Bishop of Rome, head of the church on earth.