Friday, 10 April 2015

Lenten Station At The Basilica Of Saint Mary-Of-The-Martyrs (The Pantheon). Easter Friday.


Roman Text is taken from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal.

Italic Text, Illustrations and Captions, are taken from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia,
unless otherwise stated.


Easter Friday.
Station at Saint Mary of The Martyrs (The Pantheon).

Indulgence of 30 Years and 30 Quarantines.
Semi-Double.

White Vestments.



The Pantheon is a Roman Catholic Church,
Dedicated to "Saint Mary of the Martyrs", 
but informally known as "Santa Maria della Rotonda.
Photo: January 2007.
Vatican Museum photo by: Roberta Dragan.
User: Droberta.
(Wikimedia Commons)


After bringing her Neophytes together on successive days at Saint John Lateran, Saint Mary Major, Saint Peter's, Saint Paul's, Saint Laurence's, and The Twelve Apostles, The Church, today, made a Lenten Station at the Basilica Dedicated to all The Martyrs and to their Queen, where was made most manifest The Triumph of Christ over paganism.

For the Pantheon, the temple consecrated to the worship of all the gods, was, in the 7th-Century A.D., Dedicated to Mary and to The Martyrs of The Catacombs, a large number of whose bones Pope Boniface IV caused to be Transferred to this Basilica.



The High Altar,
Saint Mary-of-The-Martyrs,
Rome, Italy.
Photo: February 2013.
Source: FlickrDSC_0931.
Author: Bengt Nyman.
(Wikimedia Commons)


File:Rudolf von Alt - Das Pantheon und die Piazza della Rotonda in Rom - 1835.jpeg

An 1835 view of the Pantheon
by Rudolf von Alt,
showing the twin Bell Towers, 
often incorrectly attributed to Bernini.
Artist: Rudolf von Alt (1812–1905).
Title: Deutsch: Das Pantheon und die Piazza della Rotonda in Rom.
Title: English: The Pantheon and the Piazza della Rotunda,
Rome, Italy.
Date: 1835.
Current location: Albertina, Vienna, Austria.
Source: Repro from artbook.
This File: April 2010.
User: Mefusbren69.
(Wikimedia Commons)


File:Pantheon panorama, Rome.jpg

The Basilica
of Saint Mary-of-The-Martyrs,
Rome, Italy.
Photo: October 2008.
Source: Own work.
Author: Maros M r a z (Maros).
(Wikimedia Commons)


The Feast of The Dedication of this Church soon afterwards became known as The Feast of All Saints. (Feast Day 1 November.)

The Introit, the Collect and the Epistle remind us that the Covenant established by God with Noe and his seed, after their escape from The Flood, and later renewed with Moses and his people after their Passage through The Red Sea, is a figure of The New Covenant, under which The Neophytes were brought from The Baptismal Font unto the adoption of Children of God.

Jesus on The Cross virtually killed sin (Alleluia, Epistle), and by His Resurrection, of which The Apostles were Witnesses, (Gospel), He gave us The Life of Grace. Baptism brought home to our Souls this twofold effect of Life and Death. Let us ever remain faithful to it.




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