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, 14 October 2016

14th October, St Callistus I, Pope and Martyr

St Callistus I, Pope and Martyr


Callistus, a Roman, succeeded St Sephyrinus on the See of Peter. He instituted the fasts of the Ember days. He suffered martyrdom, on October 12th, 223. One of the most important catacombs bears his name.


Sacerdotes Dei, benedicite Dominum: sancti, et humiles corde, laudate Deum. * Benedicite, omnia opera Domini, Domino: laudate et superexaltate eum in saecula.
O ye priests of the Lord, bless the Lord; O ye holy and humble of heart, praise God. * All ye works of the Lord, bless the Lord; praise and exalt Him above all for ever.
(Daniel 3:84,87,57 from Introit of Mass).



Deus qui nos conspicis ex nostra infirmitate deficere: ad amorem tuum nos misericorditer per Sanctorum tuorum exempla restaura.
O God, who seest that we fall through our own infirmity, mercifully restore us to Thy love by the example of Thy saints.
(Collect)



From the Catholic Encyclopaedia: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03183d.htm

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