Friday, 22 January 2016

Saint Vincent And Saint Anastasius. Martyrs. Feast Day 22 January.


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

Saint Vincent and Saint Anastasius.
Martyrs.
Feast Day 22 January.

Semi-Double.

Red Vestments.



English: The Church of Saint Vincent and Saint Anastasius, Rome, Italy.
Italiano: Chiesa dei Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio, a Roma, nel rione Trevi. Foto personale.
Date: 28 July 2008 (original upload date).
Source: Transferred from it.wikipedia
Author: Original uploader was Croberto68 at it.wikipedia
(Wikimedia Commons)


Vincent, the Deacon of Saragosa, and Anastasius, a Monk of Persia, died the same day, with an interval of 325 Years (303 A.D. and 628 A.D.). The head of Saint Anastasius was brought to Rome and deposited in a Church Dedicated to him and Saint Vincent. Therefore, their names are associated in one Worship. "Their name shall live for evermore" (Alleluia).

Under the Emperors Diocletian and Maximian, the Deacon Vincent, as formerly the Deacon Laurence, was placed on a gridiron over burning coals. "God has tried them, like Gold in the furnace (Epistle); wherefore the names of Laurence and Vincent follow one another, in The Litany of The Saints, for their "victorious" brows are wreathed with the same "laurels".



English: Interior view of the Church of Saint Vincent and Saint Anastasius,
Rome, Italy, with The Orthodox iconostasis and the Altar.
Italiano: Roma, ss. Vincenzo e Anastasio: altar maggiore e iconostasi.
Photo: 27 January 2010.
Source: Own work.
Author: Lalupa.
(Wikimedia Commons)


Saint Anastasius was beheaded after suffering atrocious torments, but he was upheld by Christ, for Whose cause he was persecuted; "Thy Right-Hand, O Lord, hath broken the enemies" (Gradual).



English: View of the Church of Saint Vincent and Saint Anastasius,
Rome, Italy, from The Trevi Fountain.
Italiano: Roma, piazza di Trevi e chiesa dei santi Vincenzo e Anastasio.
Photo: February 2009.
Source: Own work.
Author: Lalupa.
(Wikimedia Commons)


On the burning coals, Saint Vincent exclaims: "I thought your cruelty would go still further." Saint Anastasius also says: "I expected a more cruel kind of death."

Let us ask God, by the intercession of these Holy Martyrs, to help us to overcome our temptations and vices and work out our Salvation (Collect), Secret, Postcommunion).

Mass: Intret.


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