Friday, 11 March 2016

Lenten Station At The Basilica Of Saint Eusebius. Friday Of The Fourth Week In Lent.


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

Italic Text from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia,
unless otherwise stated.


Friday of The Fourth Week in Lent.
      Station at Saint Eusebius's.

Indulgence of 10 Years and 10 Quarantines.

Violet Vestments.


File:Chiesa di Sant'Eusebio.JPG

English: Basilica of Saint Eusebius, Rome.
Français: Eglise de Sant'Eusebio all'Esquillino
sur la via Napoleone III à Rome.
Photo: April 2009.
Source: Own work.
Author: LPLT.
(Wikimedia Commons)


The Lenten Station is at the Sanctuary erected on the site of the house where Saint Eusebius, an ardent defender of The Faith against Arius, died a Martyr. In the 5th-Century A.D., it was one of the twenty-five Parish Churches of Rome. This Sanctuary may have been chosen in which to read the Epistle and Gospel relating to Resurrections, since it is situated near the Great Cemetery of The Esquiline.

As in The Mass of yesterday, the Epistle and Gospel tell us of a Double Resurrection, an image of that which was to operate in the Souls of Catechumens and Public Penitents at The Easter Festival, and in the Souls of sinners during The Season of Lent.


File:Sant'Eusebio, Anton Raphael Mengs.jpg

The Glory of Saint Eusebius.
Artist: Anton Raphael Mengs (1728–1779).
Date: 1757.
Current location: Chiesa di Sant'Eusebio, 
Rome (Church of Saint Eusebius, Rome).
Source/Photographer: Web Gallery of Art.
(Wikimedia Commons)


Both the widow of Sarepta, who went to Eliseus, and the mother who had recourse to Elias, represent the Gentiles, as they were both of heathen Race. Our Souls have, through the Sacraments of Baptism and Penance, shared in The Resurrection of Him Who is "The Life" (Gospel).


File:Esquilino - s Eusebio - altar maggiore 1240343.JPG

EnglishThe High Altar,
Basilica of Saint Eusebius, Rome.
ItalianoRoma, sant'Eusebio all'Esquilino: 
altar maggiore.
Photo: October 2012.
Source: Own work.
Author: Lalupa.
(Wikimedia Commons)


In the same way, the bodily death of the son of the widow of Naim, and that of Lazarus  represent the Spiritual death of our Souls, caused by grievous sin. Penance restores them to life and brings them under the supernatural influence of Him Who is "The Resurrection" (Gospel).

By Prayer and Penance, let us provide for our Spiritual interests (Collect).

Mass: Meditátio cordis.




English: Basilica of Saint Eusebius, Rome, Italy.
Deutsch: Sant'Eusebio all'Esquilino, Kirche in Rom, Italien.
Italiano: Sant'Eusebio all'Esquilino, chiesa a Roma, Italia.
Français: Sant'Eusebio all'Esquilino, église à Rome, Italie.
Photo: November 2010.
Source: Own work.
Author: © Claudius Ziehr.
(Wikimedia Commons)


The following Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia.

Sant'Eusebio is a Basilica Church in Rome, devoted to Saint Eusebius of Rome, a 4th-Century A.D. Martyr, and built in the Monti rione, District of Rome.

The Church is first mentioned in 474 A.D., by an inscription in The Catacombs of Saints Marcellino e Pietro ad duas Lauros, and recorded as the "Titulus Eusebii" in The Acts of The 499 A.D. Synod. It was Consecrated "in honorem beatorum Eusebii et Vincentii" by Pope Gregory IX, after the restoration of 1238. The Romanesque Style, dating back to this restoration, survived the restorations of the 17th-, 18th- and 20th-Centuries. The Titulus S. Eusebii is held by Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston in TexasUSA.

The Interior is separated into a Nave with two flanking Aisles. The present design dates to 1600, by Onorio Longhi, who restored the Presbytery, High Altar, and Choir. The Ceiling fresco is a Neo-Classical masterpiece of Anton Raphael Mengs, depicting The Glory of Sant’Eusebio (1757). Other paintings in the Church are attributed to Giuseppe Passeri (Central Nave Window), Andreas Ruthart (Choir), Baldassarre Croce (Jesus, Mary, and Saints near The High Altar), Cesare Rossetti (Crucifix at The High Altar, facing Choir), Pompeo Bastoni (Madonna and Bambino near The High Altar) and Francesco Solimena.


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