Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Ss. Vincentii et Anastasii Martyrorum ~ III. classis

                      The Church of Saint Vincent and Anastasius on Piazza di Trevi, Rome, Italy

From divinumofficium.:

V. Dóminus vobíscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Adésto, Dómine, supplicatiónibus nostris: ut, qui ex iniquitáte nostra reos nos esse cognóscimus, beatórum Mártyrum tuórum Vincéntii et Anastásii intercessióne liberémur.
Per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum, Filium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
Give heed to our humble prayers, O Lord, that we who know we are guilty of our own sin, may be saved by the intercession of Your blessed Martyrs Vincent and Anastasius.
Through Jesus Christ, thy Son our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end.
R. Amen.

From the Office of Matins:

Lectio 3
Vincéntius, Oscæ in Hispánia citerióre natus, a prima ætáte stúdiis déditus, sacras lítteras a Valério Cæsaraugustáno epíscopo dídicit; cuius étiam partes suscépit prædicándi Evangélium, quod epíscopus, propter linguæ impediméntum, prædicatiónis offício fungi non póterat. Ea re ad Daciánum, impiíssimum præsidem deláta. Vincéntius ab eódem Valéntiam addúcitur; et cárceres, famem, equúleum aliáque tormentórum génera perpéssus, ad martyrii corónam advolávit undécimo Kaléndas Februárii. Anastásius Persa, mónachus, Heraclío imperatóre, cum sanctam Ierosolymórum terram visitásset, ad Cæsaréam Palæstínæ pro Christi religióne víncula et vérbera constánter perpéssus est. Mox a Persis ob eámdem causam váriis cruciátibus afféctus, a rege Chósroa una cum septuagínta áliis Christiánis secúri percútitur. Cuius relíquiæ primum Ierosólymam, deínde Romam delátæ, collocátæ sunt in monastério ad Aquas Sálvias.

Reading 3
Vincent, born at Huesca in Spain. was an earnest student even as a child. He learned the sacred sciences from Valerius, Bishop of Saragossa. and then took over the work of preaching the Gospel since the bishop could not fulfill his preaching office because of an impediment of speech. For this reason Vincent was reported to the wicked prefect, Dacian, and brought to him in Valencia' He suffered imprisonment, hunger, racking and many other tortures; and gained the crown of martyrdom on the 22nd of January. Anastasius, a Persian monk' made a pilgrimage to the holy places in Jerusalem at the time of the emperor Heraclius. At Caesarea in Palestine he steadfastly endured imprisonment and scourging for professing his faith in Christ. Soon after, in Persia, he was afflicted by King Chosroes with many tortures for the same cause and was beheaded, together with seventy other Christians. His relics were first brought to Jerusalem' then taken to Rome, and finally placed in the monastery at Aquae Salviae.

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