Introduction

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.

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Friday, 5 December 2014

5th December, St Sabbas, Abbot

St Sabbas, Abbot


St Sabbas, a celebrated anchorite of the fifth century, organized monastic communities in Palestine and founded, among others, the celebrated monastery which bears his name. He died in 531 at the age of ninety four.

Os justi meditabitur sapientiam, et lingua ejus loquetur judicium: lex Dei ejus in corde ipsius. * Noli aemulari in malignantibus: neque zelaveris facientes iniquitatem.
The mouth of the just shall meditate wisdom, and his tongue shall speak judgement: the law of his God is in his heart. * Be not emulous of evildoers: nor envy them that work iniquity.
(Psalm 36:30-31 and 1 from the Introit of Mass)

Intercéssio nos, quaesumus, Dómine, beáti Sabbae Abbátis comméndet: ut, quod nostris méritis non valémus, ejus patrocínio assequámur.
May the intercession of the blessed abbot Sabbas, we beseech Thee, O Lord, commend us unto Thee, that what we cannot have through our own merits we may obtain through his patronage.
(Collect)

Catholic Encyclopaedia: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/13286b.htm

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