Cloisters of Saint John Lateran, Rome. Source:

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Lenten Station At The Papal Arch-Basilica Of Saint John Lateran. Easter Saturday.

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

Easter Saturday.
      Station at Saint John Lateran.

Indulgence of 30 Years and 30 Quarantines.

White Vestments.

English: Papal Arch-Basilica of Saint John Lateran.
Latin: Archibasilica Sanctissimi Salvatoris
et Sanctorum Iohannes Baptistae
et Evangelistae in Laterano Omnium urbis
et orbis ecclesiarum mater et caput.

EnglishBasilica of Saint John Lateran,
Cathedral of the Bishop of RomeItaly.
EspañolBasílica de San Juan de Letrán,
catedral del Obispo de RomaItalia.
Italiano: Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Roma.
PolskiBazylika św. Jana na Lateranie (znana jako
Bazylika Laterańska), katedra biskupa RzymuWłochy.
Photo: September 2005.
Source: Own work.
Author: Stefan Bauer,
(Wikimedia Commons)

On coming out of The Baptismal Font, The Neophytes were given a White Garment (a White Veil is now placed over the newly-Baptised during The Baptismal Ceremonies) as a symbol of the effects of Baptism on their Souls: "All you who have been Baptised have put on Christ" (Communion). They continued to wear it until the day known as "sabbatum in albis depositis" ("The Saturday on which White Vestments are laid aside"), because, on that day, at Saint John Lateran, their Baptismal Robes were taken from them.

The Church, seeing "those New-Born Babes" (Epistle) gathered around her, asks them, by the mouth of Saint Peter, her Head, ever to drink The Spiritual and Pure Milk of The True Doctrine.

And in that Basilica, dedicated to The Holy Redeemer, she reminds them that their Souls are The Living Stones  of a Spiritual House, of which Christ is The Corner-Stone. The Gospel also shows us The Prince of The Apostles, who, even before Saint John, realised The Resurrection of Christ, of which he is to be Witness to The Whole Church.

Mass: Edúxit Dóminus.


English: The Lateran Palace (on the Left)
besides the Basilica of Saint John Lateran.
Deutsch: Das Bild zeigt den Lateranspalast
und das Seitenportal der Lateransbasilika 
von der Piazza S. Giovanni in Laterano aus.
Italiano: Facciata laterale della
Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano (Roma)
con a sinistra il Palazzo Laterano.
Photo: September 2004.
Source: Own work.
Author: Maus-Trauden.
(Wikimedia Commons)



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