Thursday, 20 April 2017

Easter Thursday. The Station Is At The Basilica Of The Twelve Apostles.


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

Easter Thursday.
   Station at The Twelve Apostles.

Indulgence of 30 Years and 30 Quarantines.

Semi-Double.

White Vestments.



The Apse. 
The Basilica of The Twelve Apostles, 
Rome, Italy.
Photo: August 2012.
Source: Own work.
Author: Luc.
(Wikimedia Commons)

On this day, The Church used to gather together in the Church of The Twelve Apostles witnesses of The Risen Christ, her New-Born Children, in order that they might Sing The Praises of The Lord, Who had associated them with His Triumph (Introit, Communion). In this Lenten Stational Basilica, are the bodies of Saint Philip and Saint James.

The Gospel tells of the appearance of Jesus to Magdalen, who was the first to inform The Apostles of the disappearance of Our Lord's Body, and who, after seeing The Risen Christ, was deputed by Him to proclaim to them The Double Mystery of The Resurrection and The Ascension.

The Epistle tells of one of the first seven Deacons, called Philip. [This Deacon must not be confused with Saint Philip, the Apostle.] He Baptises a heathen eunuch, who, in a transport of joy, Preaches everywhere the Gospel of Jesus.


The Baroque Ceiling.
The Church of The Twelve Apostles, 
Rome, Italy.
Photo: August 2005.
(Wikimedia Commons)


The Basilica of The Twelve Apostles, 
Rome, Italy.
Photo: January 2006.
Source: Own work.
Author: Lalupa.
(Wikimedia Commons)

This is what The Church has done for The Catechumens, "who have just been born again in The Font of Baptism" (Collect). "God hath made the tongues of those infants eloquent" (Introit), and, by their Faith and their good actions (Collect), they sing The Triumph of Jesus over death (Alleluia) and over their own Souls (Communion).

Let us remember that, by Baptism, we have become united in one and the same Faith to The Risen Christ (Collect), Whose Father is now Our Father.

Mass: Victrícem manum.


Interior of Santi Apostoli, 
Rome, Italy.
Photo: July 2007.
Source: Own work.
Author: SteO153.
(Wikimedia Commons)

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