This blog contains regular postings relating to the Traditional Latin Liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church. It includes regular commentary on the saints days and the liturgical cycle, with brief background and extracts from the liturgy both in Latin and English. Much of the material has been extracted from the 'St Andrew's Daily Missal', Dom Gueranger's 'Liturgical Year', or similar sources.
17th November, St Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop and Confessor
St Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop and Confessor
St Gregory was born at Neo-Cesarea in Pontus about 200, and became bishop of his native city. God multiplied miracles in such a manner throughout his life, that he was surnamed Thaumaturgus, the Wonderworker. At his command, a mountain moved, so as to leave sufficient room for the building of a church. He died in 270.
Statuit ei Dominus testamentum pacis, et principem fecit eum: ut sit illi sacerdotii dignitas in aeternum. * Memento Domine David et omnis mansuetudinis ejus.
The Lord made to him a covenant of peace, and made him a prince; that the dignity of the priesthood should be to him for ever. * O Lord, remember David: and all his meekness.
(Ecclus. 45:30 and Psalm 131:1. From the Introit at Mass).
Grant, we beseech Thee, almighty God, that the venerable solemnity of blessed Gregory, Thy Confessor and Bishop, may both increase our devotion and promote our salvation.