Today’s Saint: St Basilides & Companions, Martyrs

Romæ, via Aurélia, natális sanctórum Mártyrum Basílidis, Cyríni, Náboris et Nazárii militum, qui, in persecutióne Diocletiáni et Maximiáni, sub Aurélio Præfécto, ob Christiáni nóminis confessiónem, detrúsi in cárcerem et scorpiónibus laceráti, tandem cápite truncáti sunt. The Roman Martyrology contains this laus: Sts Basilides, Cyrinus, Nabor, and Nazarius all soldiers martyrs At Rome, on the Aurelian Way,…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; in the Octave of Corpus Christi

Octave of Corpus Christi: Missa “Cibávít eos“ The Octave of Corpus Christi being privileged, Feasts are either commemorated only (in which case the appropriate Collect is said after that of the Office) or transferred to after the Octave.  INTROIT Psalm 80: 17 He fed them with the fat of wheat, alleluia; and filled them with honey, out…