Wednesday, 6 February 2013

S. Titi Episcopi et Confessoris ~ III. classis


From divinumofficium:

Oratio
V. Dóminus vobíscum.
R. Et cum spiritu tuo.
Orémus.
Deus, qui beátum Titum Confessórem tuum atque Pontíficem apostólicis virtútibus decorásti: eius méritis et intercessióne concéde; ut, iuste et pie vivéntes in hoc saeculo, ad coeléstem pátriam perveníre mereámur.
Per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum, Filium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Orémus.
Pro S. Dorotheæ Virg.et Mart.
Indulgéntiam nobis, quaesumus, Dómine, beáta Dorothéa Virgo et Martyr implóret: quæ tibi grata semper éxstitit, et mérito castitátis, et tuæ professióne virtútis.
Per Dominum nostrum Iesum Christum, Filium tuum: qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.
R. Amen.

Collect
V. The Lord be with you.
R. And with thy spirit.
Let us pray.
O God, Who adorned blessed Titus, Your Confessor and Bishop, with the virtues of an apostle, grant, through his merits and intercession, that by living justly and piously in this world, we may be found worthy to enter heaven.
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.

Let us pray.
For St. Dorothy, Virgin and Martyr
May blessed Dorothy, Virgin and Martyr, who was ever pleasing to You by the merit of her chastity and by her trust in Your power, implore for us Your forgiveness, we beseech You, O Lord.
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
Titus, Creténsium epíscopus, qui inter discípulos Doctóris Géntium merúerit cooptári, ádeo evangelizándi ardóre et fidelitáte Paulo éxstitit carus, ut, cum hic venísset Tróadem propter Evangélium Christi, testátus sit non habuísse réquiem spirítui suo, eo quod Titum fratrem suum ibi non invénerit. Et paulo post Macedóniam petens, suam in eum caritátem ita confírmat: Sed qui consolátur húmiles, consolátus est nos Deus in advéntu Titi. Corínthum ab Apóstolo missus, sapiénter functus est múnere huius legatiónis, quæ præsértim eleemósynas colligéndas ad sublevándam Ecclésiæ Hebræórum inópiam spectábat. Interim ad effundéndum divíni verbi semen inter Gentes linguis locísque distínctas, post tot itínera et labóres cum duce Paulo Cretam ínsulam áppulit. Porro, cum isti ecclésiæ epíscopus ab ipso Apóstolo deléctus esset, se ipsum præbuit exémplum bonórum óperum. Tráditur ipse inter Dálmatas, ut crucis vexíllum explicáret, strénue consudásse. Tandem plenus méritis, quarto supra nonagésimum anno, óbiit in Dómino.
V. Tu autem, Dómine, miserére nobis.
R. Deo grátias.



Reading 3
Titus, bishop of Crete, had the privilege of being associated with the disciples of the Doctor of the Gentiles. He was so particularly dear to Paul for his zeal in preaching the Gospel and for his faithfulness that, when Paul had gone to Troas for the sake of the Gospel of Christ, he declared that his spirit had no rest because he had not found his brother Titus there. And a little later, on his way to Macedonia, he confirmed his love for Titus by writing, "But God, who comforts the humble, comforted us by the arrival of Titus." The Apostle sent him to Corinth, and he carried out with great wisdom his commission there, which was particularly for the purpose of collecting alms to aid the needy Church of the Hebrews. In the meantime, to spread the seed of the divine word among peoples of different places and languages, after many journeys and toils under Paul's leadership, he reached the island of Crete. Later, when he was made bishop of this Church by the Apostle himself, he gave an example of good works. It is said that he went to Dalmatia and made great efforts there to unfurl the standard of the Cross. At length full of merits, he died in the Lord at the age of ninety-four years.
V. But thou, O Lord, have mercy upon us.
R. Thanks be to God.

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