Friday, 15 August 2014

Feast of St Tarcisius, 15th August


15th August is the Feast of St Tarcisius.

Members of the Sodality are encouraged to commemorate him in their prayers at Holy Mass, in the Office, or in private devotions.

It is also a good time for members to renew their annual commitment, using the Sodality prayer.

St Tarcisius is commemorated in the Roman Martyrology on this day, although of course the Feast that is universally celebrated is that of the Assumption of Our Blessed Lady.

Those who say the Divine Office privately can add a commemoration at Vespers and Lauds. This consists of an Antiphon, versicle and response, and collect; and comes after the collect for the day and before the conclusion. Those who say the Little Office of Our Lady would add the commemoration after the main collect, and before the commemoration of All Saints.


1st Vespers.

Antiphon: Iste Sanctus pro lege Dei sui certavit usque ad mortem, et a verbis impiorium non timuit; fundatus enim erat supra firmam petram.


V. Gloria et honore coronasti eum, Domine.
R. Et constituist eum super opera mannum tuarum.


Oremus.
Praesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut, intercedente beato Tarcisio Martyre tuo, et a cunctis liberemur in corpore, et a pravis cogitationibus mundemur in mente. Per Dominum etc.


Antiphon: This is a Saint who strove for the truth, even unto death, and feared not the words of sinful men, forasmuch as he was founded upon a sure foundation.


V.  Thou hast crowned him with glory and worship, O Lord.
R.  And hast made him to have dominion of the works of thy hands.



Let us pray.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that by the intercession of blessed Tarcisius, Thy martyr, we may both be delivered from all adversities in body, and be purified from all evil thoughts in mind. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.


Lauds.


Antiphon: Qui odit animam suam in hoc mundo, in vitam aeternam custodit eam.


V. Justus ut palma florebit.
R. Sicut cedrus Libani multiplicabitur.

Oremus.
Praesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut, intercedente beato Tarcisio Martyre tuo, et a cunctis liberemur in corpore, et a pravis cogitationibus mundemur in mente. Per Dominum etc.


Antiphon: He that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.


V.  The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree.
R.  And shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.



Let us pray.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that by the intercession of blessed Tarcisius, Thy martyr, we may both be delivered from all adversities in body, and be purified from all evil thoughts in mind. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

2nd Vespers.


Antiphon: Qui vult venire post me, abneget semetipsum, et tollat crucem suam, et sequatur me.


V. Justus ut palma florebit.
R. Sicut cedrus Libani multiplicabitur.

Oremus.
Praesta, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut, intercedente beato Tarcisio Martyre tuo, et a cunctis liberemur in corpore, et a pravis cogitationibus mundemur in mente. Per Dominum etc.

Antiphon: If any man shall come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.


V.  The righteous shall flourish like a palm-tree.
R.  And shall spread abroad like a cedar in Libanus.



Let us pray.
Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that by the intercession of blessed Tarcisius, Thy martyr, we may both be delivered from all adversities in body, and be purified from all evil thoughts in mind. Through our Lord Jesus Christ Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

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