Friday, November 9, 2012

Dedication of the Archbasilica of Our Savior (the Lateran)

From the Marian Missal:

The Mother and Mistress of all Churches throughout the world, the Church of St. John Lateran, or the Archbasilica of the Most Holy Savior, was the first publicly consecrated. It was built by Constantine, the first Christian Emperor and consecrated by Pope St. Sylvester I on November 9, A.D. 324.

The Church of St. John Lateran is the highest ranking of the four patriarchal basilicas of Rome. Its name derives from the fact that the site of the Church was in ancient times occupied by the palace of the Roman family of the Laterani. It was originally dedicated to our Savior, the “Basilica Salvatoris.” Its further dedication both to St. John the Baptist and to St. John the Evangelist came at a later date due to the adjoining Benedictine monastery of Ss. John and John.

Five ecumenical councils were held at the Lateran (1123, 1139, 1179, 1215, 1512-17). The Fourth of these is justly famous for its exposition of the dogma of Transubstantiation.

There is also a commemoration in today’s Mass for St. Theodore, Martyr. He was a soldier martyr, and suffered death at Amasea in Asia Minor in 306. After being tortured by having his flesh torn by iron hooks, he was burned. During his martyrdom he sang the verse of the Psalm: “I will bless the Lord at all times.” At an early date a round church was built in his honor at Rome; pious women still carry their sick children thither in order to invoke the help of the great martyr.

COLLECT
Deus, qui nobis per síngulos annos hujus sancti templi tui consecrationis reparas diem, et sacris semper mysteriis repræsentas in columes: exaudi preces populi tui, et præsta; ut, quisquis hoc templum benefícia petiturus ingreditur, cuncta se impetrasse lætetur. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum: Qui vivit et regnat Tecum in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia sæcula sæculorum.R. Amen. God, Who year by year dost renew the day of the consecration of this Thy holy temple, and dost ever bring us again in safety to the holy mysteries,hear the prayers of Thy people, and grant that whosoever entereth this temple to seek blessings may rejoice to obtain all that he seeketh. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ: Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, forever and ever.

R. Amen.

Commemoration of St. Theodore the Recruit, Martyr (Low Masses only)
Deus, qui nos beati Theodori Martyris tui confessione gloriosa circumdas et protegis: præsta nobis ex ejus imitatione profícere et oratione fulcíri. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum: Qui vivit et regnat Tecum in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia sæcula sæculorum.

R. Amen.

God, Who dost encompass and protect us with the glorious testimony of blessed Theodore, Thy martyr, grant us to profit by imitating him and to be supported by his prayers. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ: Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, forever and ever.

R. Amen.

SECRET
Annue, quæsumus, Domine, precibus nostris: ut, dum hæc vota præsentia reddimus, ad æterna præmia, te adjuvante, perveníre mereamur. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia sæcula sæculorum.
R. Amen.
Bow down to our prayers, O Lord, we beseech Thee that, while we pay our vows here below, we may, by Thine assistance, be worthy to attain unto everlasting rewards. Through Jesus Christ Thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, forever and ever.

R. Amen.

Commemoration of St. Theodore the Recruit, Martyr (Low Masses Only)
Suscipe, Domine, fidelium preces cum oblationibus hostiarum: et,intercedente beato Theodoro Martyre tuo, per hæc piæ devotionis offícia ad coelestem gloriam transeamus. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum Tecum in unitate ejusdem Spiritus Sancti, per omnia sæcula sæculorum.

R. Amen.

Receive,O Lord, the prayers of the faithful with offerings of sacrifices,and, by the intercession of blessed Theodore, Thy martyr, may we pass through these offices of pious devotion to heavenly glory. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ: Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the same Holy Ghost, one God forever and ever.

R. Amen.

POSTCOMMUNION
Deus, qui de vivis et electis lapidibus æternum majestati tuæ præparas habitaculum: auxiliare populo tuo supplicanti; ut, quod Ecclesiæ tuæ corporalibus profìcit spatiis, spiritualibus amplifîcetur augmentis. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia sæcula sæculorum.

R. Amen.

O God, Who from living and chosen stones dost prepare for Thy majesty an eternal dwelling, help Thy people who call upon Thee, so that what is profitable to Thy Church in material growth may be accompanied with an increase of that which is of the spirit. Through same Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, forever and ever.

R. Amen.

Commemoration of St. Theodore the Recruit, Martyr (Low Masses Only)
Præsta nobis, quæsumus, Domine: intercedente beato Theodoro Martyre tuo; ut, quod ore contíngimus, pura mente capiamus. Per Dominum nostrum,Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia sæcula sæculorum.

R. Amen.

Grant us,we beseech Thee, O Lord, by the intercession of blessed Theodore,Thy martyr, that what we touch with our lips we may receive with pure hearts. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ: Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the same Holy Ghost, one God, forever and ever.

R. Amen.

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