Monday, 6 July 2015

The Octave-Day Of Saint Peter And Saint Paul. Apostles. 6 July.


Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

The Octave-Day of Saint Peter and Saint Paul.
Apostles.
6 July.

Greater-Double.

Red Vestments.



Saint Peter and Saint Paul.
Illustration: CATHOLICTRADITION.ORG


Today concludes, by a special Mass, the concert of praise offered during eight days by The Church to The Apostles, Peter and Paul, whose names are eternal (Introit, Epistle).

Mass: Sapiéntiam sanctórum.




The following Text is from "The Liturgical Year", by Abbot Guéranger, O.S.B.

On this, the last day of The Octave Consecrated to the triumph of these two Princes of The Apostles, let us once again salute the City [Rome] which was witness of their final combat. She is guardian of their tombs, and continues to be The See of Peter's successors; by this double Title, she is the vestibule of Heaven, the capital of the Spiritual Empire.

The very thought of the august trophies that adorn both banks of her noble river, and of all those other glorious memories that linger around her, made the heart of Saint John Chrysostom exult with enthusiasm beneath the Eastern sky. We give his words as addressed to the people in one of his homilies:
"In very deed, the heavens, illuminated by the fiery rays of the meridian sun, have naught comparable to Rome's resplendent rays shed over the whole Earth by these two luminaries. Thence will Paul arise, thence Peter, likewise. Reflect, yea, tremble, at the thought of what a spectacle Rome is to witness, when Peter and Paul, rising up from their graves, shall be borne aloft to meet The Lord.
How brilliant in her roseate hue is Rome before the eyes of Christ ! What garlands encircle this City ! With what Golden Chains is she girded ! What fountains are hers ! Oh !, this City of stupendous fame! I admire her, not because of the Gold wherewith she abounds, nor because of her proud porticoes, but because she holds within her these two Pillars of The Church."
Then the illustrious orator goes on to remark how he burned with longing desire to visit these sacred tombs, the treasure of the World, the secure rampart of The Queen City.



Pope Benedict XIV 
(Papacy 1740-1758)
 stated in his Papal Bull,
"Admirabilis Sapientiae Dei Sublimitas", 
dated 1 April 1743,
that, on each of the days within The Octave of Saint Peter and Saint Paul,
a Pontifical Mass should be sung in one of the Churches in Rome
where are preserved the chief memorials of The Holy Apostles.
The Cantors and other Ministers of The Papal Chapel attending.
Artist: Pierre Subleyras (1699–1749).
Date: 18th-Century.
Current location: Palace of Versailles, Paris, France.
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To pay honour to the Churches of The Eternal City, where are preserved the chief memorials of The Holy Apostles, Pope Benedict XIV [Papacy 1740-1758] fixed that on each of the days, within The Octave, a Pontifical Mass should be sung in one of these Churches successively. The Cantors and other Ministers of The Papal Chapel attending.


The Festival of 29 June (Saint Peter and Saint Paul) is reserved to The Sovereign Pontiff himself, who Celebrates in The Vatican Basilica, at the tomb of The Prince of The Apostles.


On 30 June, the Bishop's Assistants at The Pontifical Throne are convoked in the Basilica on The Ostian Way (Saint Paul-Without-the-Walls), built not far from the site of Saint Paul's Martyrdom, and enclosing both the body of The Doctor of The Gentiles and his Chains.


On 1 July, The Apostolic Protonotaries are assembled in the Church of Saint Pudentiana, formerly the house of the Senator Pudens, where, as we are informed by Pope Benedict XIV, "Peter Preached The Divine Word and Celebrated The Sacred Mysteries; thus, in a way, laying the first foundations of The Roman Church, the Mother and Mistress of all other Churches."


On 2 July, The Major Domo, or Master of The Sacred Palace, and The Auditors of The Rota, pay homage, in like manner, at the Basilica of Sancta Maria-in-Via-Lata, to the memory of the two years' sojourn of The Apostle of The Gentiles in this place.


On 3 July, The Pontifical Mass is Celebrated at the Basilica of Saint Peter-ad-Vincula, where The Clerks of The Camera attend.


On 4 July, at The Mamertine Prison, Pontifical Mass is sung in the presence of The Referendarii of The Segnatura.


On 5 July, Pontifical Mass is sung before The Abbreviators of The Greater Parcus, at the Church of Saint Peter's-in-Montorio, said, by Tradition, to be the spot of Saint Peter's Crucifixion.


On 6 July, the Octave Day, The Sacred College of Cardinals terminates The Octave with a Grand Solemnity at the Basilica of Saint John Lateran.


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Sunday, 5 July 2015

Kyrie Eleison (Orbis Factor). Mass Setting XI.



Kyrie XI (Orbis Factor).
English: A fairly ornamented setting of The Kyrie in Gregorian Chant — from The Liber Usualis.
Setting of the Kyrie (from the Ordinary of the Mass) as found in The Liber Usualis.
Esperanto: Enmuzikigo de la Kyrie (de la Ordinariumo de la Meso)
kiel ĝi troviĝas en la Liber Usualis.
Date: 30 May 2013.
Source: English: Own work; typeset using Gregorio with reference to a public-domain text.
Esperanto: Memfarita; kreita per Gregorio, kun publika havaĵo kiel fonto.
Author: Micah Walter.
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Kyrie Eleison
(Orbis Factor).
Mass Setting XI.
Available on YouTube at



Rievaulx Abbey,
Yorkshire, England.
The Kyrie Eleison (Orbis Factor),
Mass Setting XI, would have been sung at Rievaulx.
Photo: 2011.
Author: Antony McCallum.
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Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria (1502-1539). Confessor. Feast Day 5 July.


Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria.
Confessor.
Feast Day 5 July.

Double.

White Vestments.



Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria (1502-1539).
Founder of The Barnabite Fathers,
The Angelic Sisters, and The Laity of Saint Paul.
Illustration: BARNABITE FATHERS


Saint Anthony Mary was born of a noble family at Cremona, Italy. Penetration of mind, added to integrity of life, raised him above his school fellows. Having won his Degree of Doctor of Medicine, at Padua, Italy, he understood, by a warning from God, that he was called to heal Spiritual, rather than bodily, diseases.

Like the young man in the Gospel, he had from childhood observed The Commandments; more faithful than the young man in the Gospel, Saint Anthony Mary left everything to follow Jesus (Gospel). He Founded The Order of Clerks Regular, whose Members are called Barnabites, because they took up their abode near the Church of Saint Barnabas.

Saint Anthony Mary gave them Saint Paul as Model and Protector. He was, like The Great Apostle, filled with super-eminent knowledge of Christ (Collect). Wherefore, the Introit, Gradual, Alleluia, and Communion, apply to him the very words of The Apostle, and the Epistle is that in which The Doctor of The Gentiles gives to his Disciple, Timothy, the counsels that guided him in his teaching.

Consoled by a Heavenly Vision of The Apostles, he died a Holy Death at the age of thirty-six in 1539.

Mass: Sermo meus.
Commemoration of The Octave
      of The Holy Apostle Peter and Paul.


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Saturday, 4 July 2015

Salve Sancta Parens. Missa Cantata.



The Virgin and Child with Angels.
Artist: William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825–1905).
Date: 1900.
Current location: Petit Palais, Paris, France.
Source/Photographer: Art Renewal Centerdescription.
Copied from English Wikipedia to Commons.
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"Salve Sancta Parens".
Missa Cantata.
A Day With Mary Production.
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Within The Octave Of The Holy Apostles Peter And Paul.


Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

Within the Octave of The Holy Apostles
   Peter and Paul.

Semi-Double.

Red Vestments.



Saint Peter.
Illustration: SAINT DOMINIC PARISH



Saint Paul.


"The Veneration of Saint Peter and of Saint Paul is rooted in the very foundation of Catholicism; it can not become weakened, either in the People or in Souls, without great harm to Catholicism itself." ["The Liturgical Year" by Dom Guéranger: The Fifth Day in The Octave of The Holy Apostles.]

Let us honour Saint Peter and Pray for The Holy Father, his successor. Let us obey the Pope, seeing in him the necessary intermediary between our Souls and God.

Let us honour Saint Paul, Apostle to the Gentiles.

Mass: Mihi autem nimis.

Friday, 3 July 2015

The Magnificat. The Canticle Of The Blessed Virgin Mary.


Text is from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.



English: The Magnificat.
Français: Le magnificat.
Artist: James Tissot (1836–1902).
Date: 1886-1894.
Current location: Brooklyn Museum, New York, United States of America.
Source/Photographer: [1] of Brooklyn Museum, see also Online Collection.
(Wikimedia Commons)



The Virgin and Child
with Angels.
Artist: William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825–1905).
Date: 1900.
Current location: Petit Palais, Paris, France.
Source/Photographer: Art Renewal Centerdescription
Copied from English Wikipedia to Commons.
(Wikimedia Commons)

The Canticle of The Blessed Virgin Mary
(Luke i. 46 - 53)

Mary's answer to her cousin, Elizabeth,
who hails her as The Mother of God,
Blessed Among Women.

This Canticle is said standing.

Begin by making The Sign of The Cross.




The Magnificat.
The Canticle of Mary.
John Michael Talbot wrote the music
and the words are from the Gospel of Luke 1:46-55.
Sung by Annie Karto, Jackie Francois, John Michael Talbot.
Available on YouTube at

The Canticle of Mary.
This is Mary's Great Exaltation of Praise to God.
For in her visit to Elizabeth, Mary's Faith is validated; that she will be The Mother of
The World's Saviour - Jesus Christ ! And so, with Rejoicing and Thanksgiving for all
His Mighty Deeds, His Mercy on the lowly and His Fulfillment of Covenant -
Mary's Soul bursts forth with Joy to The Lord.


Magnificat *
anima mea Dóminum.

Et exsultávit spíritus meus
* in Deo salutári meo.

Quia respéxit humilitátem ancillae suae:
* ecce enim ex hoc beátam me dicent omnes generatiónes.


Quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est:
* et sanctum nomen ejus.

Et misericórdia ejus a progénie in progénies
* timéntibus eum

Fecit poténtiam ín bráchio suo:
* dispérsit supérbos mente cordis sui.


Depósuit poténtes de sede,
* et exaltávit húmiles.

Esuriéntes implévit bonis:
et dívites dimísit inánes.

Suscépit Israël púerum suum,
* recordátus misericórdiae suae:


Sicut locútus est ad patres nostros,
* Abraham, et sémini ejus in saécula.

Glória Pátri, et Fílio, et Spirítui Sáncto.
* Sicut érat in princípio, et nunc, et semper,
et in saécula saeculórum.
Amen.




My Soul doth magnify The Lord.
And my Spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

For He hath regarded the lowliness of His handmaid:
for behold, from henceforth,
all generations shall call me Blessed.


For He that is mighty,
hath done great things to me:
and Holy is His name.

And His mercy is from generation unto generations,
unto them that fear Him,


He hath showed strength with His arm:
He hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their heart.

He hath put down the mighty from their seat
and hath exalted the humble.


He hath filled the hungry with good things:
and the rich He hath sent away empty.

He hath received Israel His servant,
being mindful of His mercy.


As He spake to our forefathers:
Abraham and to his seed for ever.

Glory be to The Father,
And to The Son,
And to The Holy Ghost.


As it was in the beginning,
Is now and ever shall be,

World without end.
Amen.



The Magnificat,
Canticle of Mary.
Sung by
The Daughters of Mary.
Available on YouTube at

Pope Saint Leo II. Confessor. Feast Day 3 July. Papacy 682 A.D. - 683 A.D.


Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

Saint Leo II.
Pope and Confessor.
Feast Day 3 July.

Semi-Double.

White Vestments.

LeoII.jpg

English: Portrait of Pope Saint Leo II.
Español: imagen del papa leon II.
Source: Basilica di San Paolo fuori le Mura, Roma.
Author: Unknown.
(Wikimedia Commons)


Pope Saint Leo II, a Sicilian by birth, participated in the full Priesthood of Christ (Introit, Epistle, Gradual, Alleluia) on becoming Pope. Guided by The Holy Ghost, he gave their full value to the Spiritual Riches of The Church committed to his care by Jesus (Gospel, Communion).

He approved The Acts of The Sixth Council, which condemned those who taught that Christ had only one will. Well versed in Sacred Singing, he perfected the melodies of The Psalms and of The Hymns of The Church.

He was truly The Father of The Poor and, by his example and Preaching, led every one to Virtue. He died in 683 A.D., and was buried in the Basilica of Saint Peter, Rome.

Let us imitate the example of this Saint (Collect), who was one of the successors of Saint Peter on the Pontifical Throne.

Mass: Sacerdótes tui.
Commemoration of The Octave
      of The Holy Apostles Peter and Paul.


LeoII.jpg


The following Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia.

Pope Saint Leo II was a Sicilian by birth (the son of a man named Paul). He may have ended up being among the many Sicilian Clergy in Rome due to the Islamic Caliphate attacks on Sicily in the Mid-7th-Century. Though elected Pope a few days after the death of Pope Saint Agathon (10 January 681 A.D.), he was not Consecrated till 17 August 682 A.D. Pope Saint Leo II what known as an eloquent Preacher, who was interested in music and noted for his Charity to the Poor. His successor was Pope Benedict II.


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