Cloisters of Saint John Lateran, Rome. Source:

Saturday, 22 April 2017

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

Text 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.

Cathedral of the Bishop of RomeItaly.
Latin: Archibasilica Sanctissimi Salvatoris 
et Sanctorum Iohannes Baptistae 
et Evangelistae in Laterano Omnium urbis 
et orbis ecclesiarum mater et caput.
Español: Basílica de San Juan de Letrán
catedral del Obispo de Roma, Italia.
Italiano: Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterano, Roma.
Polski: Bazylika św. Jana na Lateranie (znana jako

Bazylika Laterańska), katedra biskupa Rzymu, Włochy.
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 
con a sinistra il Palazzo Laterano.
Photo: September 2004.
Source: Own work.
Author: Maus-Trauden.
(Wikimedia Commons)

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