Saturday, 19 August 2017

This Spectacular Version Of Toto's "Africa" Will Give You Goose-Bumps !!!

The Continent of Africa.
Illustration: GEOLOGY.COM

The Angel City Chorale.
Available on YouTube at

Title: "Africa".
Melody and Lyrics by David Paich and Jeff Porcaro.
Performed by Angel City Chorale.
Soloists: Rich Kennedy, Tommy Lamb,
Tina Mitro, and Duff Watrous.

Artistic Director, Sue Fink.
Video edited by Alex Chaloff, Annika Benitz.
Performance inspired by Eric Whitacre.
and Perpetuum Jazzile,

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Friday, 18 August 2017

Within The Octave Of The Assumption. Today, 18 August.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless stated otherwise.

Within The Octave Of The Assumption.
   18 August.


White Vestments.

English: The Assumption of The Virgin Mary.
Deutsch: Maria Himmelfahrt, Hochaltar für St. Maria Gloriosa dei Frari in Venedig.
Français: L'Assomption de la Vierge.
Artist: Titian (1490–1576).
Date: 1516-1518.
Source/Photographer: The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei.
DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.
(Wikimedia Commons)

"The Immaculate Body of Mary remained without corruption and was borne up to Heaven, before The General Resurrection." [Fifth Lesson at Matins.]

The Council of The Vatican [Editor: The First Vatican Council], which had to be adjourned in 1870, was not able to carry out the desire which had been expressed for the definition of this Dogma.

But the proclamation of The Immaculate Conception of Mary justifies all hopes, for the final triumph of The Assumption corresponds with this initial privilege.

As The Feast of The Conception of The Virgin affirmed in certain Liturgies how appropriately God Almighty had made Mary a creature apart from her very birth, so The Feast of The Assumption each year proclaims the same appropriateness when she leaves this Earth.

The harmony which reigns in the works of God required an earlier Resurrection of The Mother of God, who, Holy among all and Ever Virgin, deserved on the part of her Son an adequate reward worthy of her position as Queen of Heaven and Mediatrix of all mankind.

Although not defined as a Dogma of our Faith, this Truth is of those no-one is permitted to doubt, as Pope Benedict XIV declares. [De Canone S. S. 1, 1, 42, 15.]

Mass: As on The Day of The Feast.
Commemoration: Of Saint Agapitus.

Saint Agapitus. Martyr. Feast Day 18 August.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.

Saint Agapitus.
   Feast Day 18 August.


Red Vestments.

English: Statue of Saint Agapitus of Palestrina in Museo del Duomo - Milan. Italy.
Author: Marco Antonio Prestinari (circa 1605-1607). Bracket statue from Candoglia marble.
Български: Статуя на Свети Агапит в музея Museo del Duomo, Милано.
Автор: Марко Антонио Престинари (около 1605-1607), мрамор от Кандолия.
Photo: 7 July 2015,
Source: Own work.
(Wikimedia Commons)

"At Palestrina (the old Praeneste, near Rome, Italy), the birth into Heaven of Saint Agapitus, who, when only fifteen years old, was put to death, in 275 A.D., after several torments, by the stroke of the sword, thus winning The Crown of Immortality" (Roman Martyrology).

Mass: Lætábitur.

The following Text is from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia.

Saint Agapitus (Italian: Agapito) is Venerated as a Martyr Saint, who died on 18 August, perhaps in 274 A.D., a date that the latest editions of The Roman Martyrology say is uncertain.

According to his legend, 15-year-old Agapitus, who may have been a member of the noble Anicia Family, of Palestrina, was condemned to death, under the Prefect, Antiochus, and the Emperor, Aurelian, for being a Christian. He was thrown to the wild animals in the local arena at Palestrina. The beasts refused to harm him, and he was beheaded.

"To You". "From Me". "Back A Bit". "To Me". "Forward A Bit". "Down A Bit". "Up A Bit". "Noooooooooo ! ! !"

The construction of Tower Bridge, London, in 1894.
Illustration: PINTEREST

Thursday, 17 August 2017

The Octave Day Of Saint Laurence. 17 August.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless stated otherwise.

The Octave Day Of Saint Laurence.
   17 August.


Red Vestments.

Saint Laurence before Emperor Valerianus.
Artist: Fra Angelico.
Date: Circa 1447.
Source/Photographer: The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei.
DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Mass: Probásti.

Saint Hyacinth. Confessor. Feast Day, Today, 17 August.

Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless stated otherwise.

Saint Hyacinth. 
   Feast Day 17 August.


White Vestments.

English: The Virgin and Child appear to Saint Hyacinth.
Français: La Vierge et l'Enfant apparaissant à saint Hyacinthe.
Artist: Ludovico Carracci (1555–1619).
Date: 1594.
Current location: Louvre Museum, Paris, France.
(Wikimedia Commons)

Saint Hyacinth, called "The Apostle of The North", was born in 1185 at the Castle of Kamin, near Breslau, (now Wroclaw, Poland).

Having gone to Rome, he was received there into The Order of Friar Preachers, by its Founder, Saint Dominic, in the Church of Saint Sabina. At the age of thirty-three, he was made Superior of The Mission which this Saint sent to Poland.

Saint Hyacinth then went over to Austria, Poland, Denmark, Scotland, and Livonia, everywhere Preaching The Word of God, which his numerous Miracles confirmed.

He died on The Feast of The Assumption (15 August) in 1257.

Mass: Os justi.
Commemoration: Of The Octave of The Assumption and of The Octave of Saint Laurence by The Collects of The Mass Probásti.
Preface: Of The Blessed Virgin Mary.

"Sub Tuum Praesidium". A Prayer To The Blessed Virgin Mary After Confession.

"The Virgin At Prayer".
Current location: National Gallery, London.
Source/Photographer: Web Gallery of Art.
(Wikimedia Commons)

When going to Confession, The Sub Tuum Praesidium is a Prayer to The Blessed Virgin Mary which one can worthily say, and one is encouraged to say, after having made your Confession.

"Sub Tuum Praesidium".
Available on YouTube at

Sub tuum praesidium confugimus,
sancta Dei Genitrix:
nostras deprecationes ne despicias
in necessitatibus (nostris);
sed a periculis cunctis libera nos semper,
Virgo gloriosa et benedicta.

We have recourse to thy protection,
Holy Mother of God:
reject not the Prayers we send
up to thee in our necessities,
but deliver us always from all dangers,
O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.

The following Text is taken from Wikipedia - the free encyclopaedia.

Beneath Thy Protection (Greek: Ὑπὸ τὴν σὴν εὐσπλαγχνίαν; Latin: Sub Tuum Praesidium) is the oldest preserved extant Hymn to The Blessed Virgin Mary (Theotokos God-Bearer).

This Marian Hymn is known by heart in many Catholic Countries and is often used along with The Salve Regina.

The earliest Text that is known of this Hymn was found in a Coptic Orthodox Christmas Liturgy of the 3rd-Century A.D. It is written in Greek and dates to approximately 250 A.D. It is used in The Coptic Liturgy to this day, as well as in The ByzantineAmbrosian, and Roman Liturgies. It was part of Sulpician custom that all classes ended with a recitation of this Prayer.
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