Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Octave Day of St George, Martyr, Patron of England

St George, Martyr, Patron of England; Comm. St Erkonwald of London, Confessor: Missa “Protexisti” The feast of St. George is found in the Ethiopian, Coptic, Syriac, and Latin liturgies. The ancient “Georgia” is named after him. He is renowned as the armed defender of the Church, one who carried the trophies of victory over the enemy….

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Vitalis, Martyr

St Vitalis, Martyr; Comm. Octave of St George Patron of England: Missa “Protexisti“ St Vitalis is honoured as the principal patron of the city of Ravenna, in which he glorified God by martyrdom in the persecution of Nero. He was a citizen of Milan, and is said in his acts to have been the father of…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: St Egbert, Confessor

St Egbert, Confessor; Comm. Octave of St George: Missa “Os justi” Saint Ecgberht (or Egbert) (died 729) was an Anglo-Saxon monk of Northumbria and Bishop of Lindisfarne. As a youth he went on a peregrinatio, or pilgrimage far from home, traveling to Ireland. One of his acquaintances at this time was Chad. He settled at the…

Carissimi; Sunday’s Mass: Easter III

Dominica III Post Pascha; Comm. SS. Cletus & Marcellinus Popes & Martyrs & comm. the Octave of St George Patron of England: Missa “Jubilate” On this Third Sunday After Easter, the Church rejoices because Christ is risen again and has redeemed us (Alleluia); and so she utters cries of joy (Introit) and sings the praises of God (Offertory). A…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: St Mark the Evangelist [Rogationtide]

St Mark, Evangelist: Missa “Protexisti” The feast of St. Mark was not regularly inserted into the Roman Calendar until about the Twelfth Century. This is explained by the original association of the commemorations of the saints with their tombs. Although St. Mark was among the first who with St. Peter brought the Faith to Rome and…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: St George, Martyr, Patron of England

St George, Martyr, Patron of England: Missa “Protexisti” The feast of St. George is found in the Ethiopian, Coptic, Syriac, and Latin liturgies. The ancient “Georgia” is named after him. He is renowned as the armed defender of the Church, one who carried the trophies of victory over the enemy. Saint George (c. 275/281 – 23…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Popes St Soter & St Caius, Martyrs

Popes St Soter & St Caius, Martyrs: Missa “Sancti tui” These two Sovereign Pontiffs were martyred for the Faith 120 years apart in the second and third centuries. Pope Saint Soter was raised to the Papacy after the death of Pope St. Anicetus in 166. He was the 12th successor of Peter and it was he…

Carissimi: Today’s Mass; St Anselm of Canterbury

St Anselm of Canterbury, Bishop Confessor & Doctor of the Church: Missa “In medio” Saint Anselm was born at Aoust, in Piedmont of Italian nobility. After a childhood devoted to piety and study, Anselm wanted to enter religious life, but his father prevented it, and Anselm became rather wordly for several years. Upon his mother’s death,…

Carissimi; Today’s Mass: Feria II of Easter II

Dominica II Post Pascha: Missa “Misericórdia Dómini” The Station is at St. Peter’s in Rome. On this Sunday St. Gregory the Great delivered his magnificent homily on the Gospel of the Good Shepherd, near the tomb of the first universal pastor. For this Mass Misericordia the Traditional Rite celebrates Christ as the Good shepherd. Jesus Christ is the One…

Carissimi; Sunday’s Mass: Easter II

Dominica II Post Pascha: Missa “Misericórdia Dómini” The Station is at St. Peter’s in Rome. On this Sunday St. Gregory the Great delivered his magnificent homily on the Gospel of the Good Shepherd, near the tomb of the first universal pastor. For this Mass Misericordia the Traditional Rite celebrates Christ as the Good shepherd. Jesus Christ is the One…