Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.
Station at Saint Paul-without-the-Walls.
Indulgence of 30 Years and 30 Quarantines.
Double of The First-Class.
English: Basilica of Saint Paul-without-the-Walls, Rome, Italy.
Deutsch: Rom, Sankt Paul vor den Mauern.
Italiano: Statua di San Paolo di fronte alla facciata
Photo: May 2007.
Source: Own work.
Author: Berthold Werner.
After the Testimony to Our Lord's Resurrection given by The Angels (Holy Saturday and Easter Sunday), and by The Prince of The Apostles (Easter Monday), today's Liturgy brings before us that of The Apostle of the Gentiles.
So it is in The Papal-Basilica of Saint Paul, on the Via Ostia, that The Church used to gather her New-Born Children around the tomb of this same Apostle (Collect), there to teach them, out of his mouth, The Words of Divine Wisdom ((Introit).
The Epistle consists of a portion of the address in which Saint Paul announced to the Jews of the Synagogue of Antioch, in Pisidia, The Resurrection of Christ, foretold by The Prophets and witnessed by The Apostles.
The Gospel gives us a new proof of Our Lord's Resurrection, telling us of an appearance of Jesus in The Cenacle on the very day that He Rose from The Dead. Jesus makes his Disciples touch Him. He eats in their presence and demonstrates from The Scriptures that it was necessary that Christ should die to save the World.
The Neophytes, "redeemed out of the hand of the enemy and united to God's own people" (Gradual), and all Christians with them, must, continues Saint Paul, henceforth live, like The Risen Christ, none but a Heavenly Life (Communion), and by their manner of living proclaim their Faith in Christ (Collect).
Let us renew our Faith in The Risen Christ and show it by living, like Jesus, an entirely New Life.
Every Parish Priest celebrates Mass for the people of his Parish.
Mass: Aqua sapiéntiae.
English: Basilica of Saint Paul-without-the-Walls, Rome, Italy. With its length of 432 feet, this Basilica ranks eleventh among the largest Churches in the World.
Français: Basilique Saint-Paul-hors-les-Murs, Vatican, située à Rome. Avec sa longueur
de 131,66 mètres, cette Basilique se classe au 11è rang parmi les plus grandes églises au monde.
Photo: September 2010.
Source: Own work.