Friday, 1 July 2016

Feast Of The Most Precious Blood Of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Feast Day 1 July.


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

Feast of The Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Feast Day 1 July.

Double of The First-Class.

Red Vestments.



“Copyright Brunelmar/Ghent/Belgium”.
Used with Permission.


The Liturgy, that admirable summary of the history of The Church, reminds us every year that, at this date in 1849, thanks to the French Army, the Revolution which had driven the Pope from Rome was vanquished.

To perpetuate the memory of this triumph, and to show that it was due to The Saviour's Merits, Blessed Pope Pius IX, at the time a refugee at Gaeta, Italy, instituted The Feast of The Precious Blood. Pope Pius XI, in 1934, raised it to the Rank of a First-Class Feast.




The Heart of Jesus has made this Adorable Blood circulate in His limbs; wherefore, as on The Feast of The Sacred Heart, the Gospel presents to our view the thrust of the lance which pierced the side of The Divine Crucified, Blood and Water gushing forth. [The Office of Matins speaks of The Blood which Christ shed at The Circumcision, and in The Garden of Olives, and The Flagellation (Scourging) at The Pillar, and The Crowning of Thorns, and on The Cross.]

Thus become united the two testimonies which The Holy Ghost bore to The Messias, when He was Baptised in The Water of The Jordan and when He was Baptised in Blood on The Cross (Gradual).

Let us do homage to The Precious Blood of Our Redeemer, which the Priest offers to God on the Altar.

Mass: Redemisti nos.
At Low Masses: Commemoration of The Octave Day of Saint John the Baptist.
Preface: Of The Cross.

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