January 18, 2009
SUNDAY
vol 20, no. 18
COMMEMORATIONS FOR OTHER FEASTS ON THE SECOND SUNDAY AFTER EPIPHANY

    Beginning of Church Unity Octave



         Eleven years after the Ascension of our Blessed Lord, Saint Peter who had been appointed the head of the Church on earth by Christ Himself, transferred the seat of the Papacy from Antioch to Rome, where he preached the Faith and established his episcopal chair, and there the Bishops of Rome have been ever since accounted his successors. The feast of the Chair of St. Peter is that of the foundation of the See of Rome. From the Third Century it was symbolized by a chair carved in wood or tufa, a relic now kept high in the apse of the Vatican Basilica.

         Today is also the feast of Saint Prisca, Virgin, Martyr. A commemoration is likewise made of St. Prisca, a noble Roman virgin who suffered martyrdom about the year 275 at the age of 13 under the Emperor Claudius. Her relics are preserved in the ancient church in Rome which bears her name. St. Prisca was condemned to be torn to shreads by lions in the Colisseum. Instead, the wild beasts licked her feet. She won the martyr's crown when the Emperor had her beheaded.

COLLECT
Second Collect Against the Prosecuters of the Church
Ecclesiae tuae, uaesumus, Domine, preces placates admitte: ut, destructis adversitatibus et errobus universes, secura tibi serviat liberate. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Commemoration of the Chair of Saint Peter
Deus, qui beato Petro Apostolo tuo, collatis clavibus regni calestis, ligandi atque solvendi pontificu tradidisti: concede; ut, intercessionis ejus auxilio, a peccatorum nostrorum nexibus libremur. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Commemoration of Saint Paul
Deus, Qui multitudinem Gentium beati Pauli Apostoli praedicatione docuisti: danobis, quaesumus: ut cujus commemorationem colimus, ejus apud Te patrocinia sentiamus. Per Dominum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Commemoration of Saint Prisca, Virgin and Martyr
Da, quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut, qui beatae Priscae Virginis et Martyris tuae natalatiae colimus: et annua solemnitate laetemur, et tantae fidei proficiamus exemplo Per Dominum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Second Collect Against the Prosecuters of the Church
We beseech Thee, O Lord, mercifully to receive the prayers of Thy Church: tht, all adversity and error being destroyed, she may serve Thee in security and freedom. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
Forever and ever.
R. Amen.

Commemoration of the Chair of Saint Peter
O God, Who, upon blessed Peter, Thine apostle, didst bestow the pontifical power of binding and loosing, and didst give to him the keys of the kingdom of heaven: grant that his intercession may ensure our deliverance from the bondage of sin. Who livest and reignest with Thy Son Jesus Christ, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
Forever and ever.
R.Amen.

Commemoration of Saint Paul
O God, Who by the preaching of the blessed Apostle Paul, didst teach the multitude of the Gentiles: grant us, we beseech Thee, that we who venerate his memory, may feel the benefit of his patronage. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
Forever and ever.
R. Amen.

Commemoration of the feast of Saint Prisca, Virgin and Martyr
Grant, we beseech Thee, O almighty God, that we who celebrate the birthday of blessed Prisca Thy virgin and martyr, may rejoice in her annual festival and profit by the example of so great a faith. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
Forever and ever.
R. Amen.

Return to the Epistle for the Second Sunday After Epiphany THE EPISTLE
SECRET
Commemoration of the Chair of Peter
Ecclesiae tuae, quaesumus, Domine, preces et hostias beati Petri Apostoli commendet oratio : ut, qod pro illius Gloria celebramus, nobis prosit ad veniam. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Commemoration of St. Paul
Apostoli tui Pauli precibus, Domine, plebes tuae dona sanctifica : ut, quae tibi tuo fiant patrocinio supplicantis. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filium tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Commemoration of St. Prisca
Haec hostia, quaesumus, Domine, quam Sanctororum torum natalitia recensentes offerimus, et vincula nostrae pravitatis absolvat, et tuae nobis misericordiae dona concilet. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Commemoration of the Chair of Peter
May the prayer of the apostle Peter commend Thee, we beseech The, O Lord, the prayers and sacrifices of Thy Church; that what we celebrate in his honor may procure for us pardon. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
Forever and ever.
R.Amen.

Commemoration of St. Paul
Sanctify, O Lord, the offerings of Thy People through the prayers of Thy apostle Paul, that this sacrifice which is pleasing to Thee being of Thy institution, may become more pleasing by his intercession and support. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
Forever and ever.
R. Amen.

Commemoration of St. Prisca
May this sacrifice which we offer up, O Lord, in honor of the Heavenly birthday of Thy saints, loose from the chains of our iniquities, and obtain for us the gifts of Thy mercy. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
Forever and ever.
R. Amen.

Return to the Preface of the Most Holy Trinity THE PREFACE
POSTCOMMUNION
Commemoration of the Chair of Peter
Laetificet nos, Domine, munus oblatum: ut, sicut in Apostolo tuo Petro te mirabilem praedicamus, sic per illum tuae suamus indulgentiae largitatem. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Commemoration of St. Paul
Sanctificati, Domine, salutary mysterio: quaesumus; ut nobis ejus non desit oratio; cujus nos donasti patrocinio gubernari. Per Dominum nostrum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Commemoration of St. Prisca
Quaesumus, Domie, salutaribus repleti mysteriis: ut, cujus solemnia celebramus, ejus orationibus adjuvemur. Per eumdem Dominum Jesum Christum, Filium Tuum, Qui Tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus,
Per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Commemoration of the Chair of Peter
May our sacrifice fill us with joy, O Lord, that as we proclaim Thee wonderful in Thy apostle Peter, so through him we may receive the fullness of Thy pardon. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
Forever and ever.
R.Amen.

Commemoration of St. Paul
Being sanctified, O Lord, by Thy saving mysteries, we beseech Thee, that his prayer may not fail us, by whose patronage Thou hast granted us to be directed. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
Forever and ever.
R. Amen.

Commemoration of St. Prisca
We beseech Thee, O Lord that we who have been fed with these saving Mysteries may ever be helped by the prayers of her whose festival we are keeping. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, one God
Forever and ever.
R. Amen.

Return to the ORDINARY OF THE HOLY MASS CONCLUSION OF THE HOLY MASS




Additional Commemorations for St. Peter' Chair in Rome