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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Litany of the Saints

St. Mark the EvangelistToday is the Feast of St. Mark, author of the gospel and first patriarch of Alexandria.

The Feast of St. Mark was formerly a Rogation day, the "Major Rogation" instituted by Pope St. Gregory the Great as a day of reparation for the fall of Romans back into sin after the holy season of Lent and the celebration of Easter. The Rogation Days were eliminated as part of the "reform" of the Liturgical calendar following Vatican II; their observance is still permitted as a local custom. Like the Romans of the early middle ages, the modern Roman Church has received and squandered great graces. Perhaps the rogation days could be restored; we are in sore need of God's mercy.

The Rogation days typically included a procession through the parish and a recitation of the Litany of the Saints.

The Litany of the Saints

Lord, have mercy on us. (Lord have mercy on us.)
Christ, have mercy on us. (Christ have mercy on us.)
Lord, have mercy on us. (Lord, have mercy on us.)

Christ, hear us. (Christ, hear us.)
Christ, graciously hear us. (Christ, graciously hear us.)

God the Father of heaven, (have mercy on us.)
God the Son, Redeemer of the world, (have mercy on us.)
God the Holy Ghost, (have mercy on us.)
Holy Trinity, one God, (have mercy on us.)

Holy Mary, (pray for us.)
Holy Mother of God, (pray for us.)
Holy Virgin of virgins, (pray for us.)

St. Michael,
(pray for us.)
St. Gabriel, (pray for us.)
St. Raphael, (pray for us.)
All ye holy Angels and Archangels, (pray for us.)
All ye holy orders of blessed Spirits, (pray for us.)

St. John the Baptist,
(pray for us.)
St. Joseph, (pray for us.)
All ye holy Patriarchs and Prophets, (pray for us.)

St. Peter,
(pray for us.)
St. Paul, (pray for us.)
St. Andrew, (pray for us.)
St. James, (pray for us.)
St. John, (pray for us.)
St. Thomas, (pray for us.)
St. James, (pray for us.)
St. Philip, (pray for us.)
St. Bartholomew, (pray for us.)
St. Matthew, (pray for us.)
St. Simon, (pray for us.)
St. Thaddeus, (pray for us.)
St. Matthias, (pray for us.)
St. Barnabas, (pray for us.)
St. Luke, (pray for us.)
St. Mark, (pray for us.)
All ye holy Apostles and Evangelists, (pray for us.)
All ye holy Disciples of the Lord, (pray for us.)

All ye holy Innocents,
(pray for us.)
St. Stephen, (pray for us.)
St. Lawrence, (pray for us.)
St. Vincent, (pray for us.)
SS. Fabian and Sebastian, (pray for us.)
SS. John and Paul, (pray for us.)
SS. Cosmas and Damian, (pray for us.)
SS. Gervase and Protase, (pray for us.)
All ye holy Martyrs, (pray for us.)

St. Sylvester,
(pray for us.)
St. Gregory, (pray for us.)
St. Ambrose, (pray for us.)
St. Augustine, (pray for us.)
St. Jerome, (pray for us.)
St. Martin, (pray for us.)
St. Nicholas, (pray for us.)
All ye holy Bishops and Confessors, (pray for us.)
All ye holy Doctors, (pray for us.)

St. Anthony,
(pray for us.)
St. Benedict, (pray for us.)
St. Bernard, (pray for us.)
St. Dominic, (pray for us.)
St. Francis, (pray for us.)
All ye holy Priests and Levites, (pray for us.)
All ye holy Monks and Hermits, (pray for us.)

St. Mary Magdalen,
(pray for us.)
St. Agatha, (pray for us.)
St. Lucy, (pray for us.)
St. Agnes, (pray for us.)
St. Cecilia, (pray for us.)
St. Catherine, (pray for us.)
St. Anastasia, (pray for us.)
All ye holy Virgins and Widows, (pray for us.)

All ye holy Saints of God, (Make intercession for us.)
Be merciful, (Spare us, O Lord.)
Be merciful,
(Graciously hear us, O Lord.)

From all evil, O Lord (deliver us.)
From all sin, (deliver us.)
From Thy wrath, (deliver us.)
From sudden and unlooked for death, (deliver us.)
From the snares of the devil, (deliver us.)
From anger, and hatred, and every evil will, (deliver us.)
From the spirit of fornication, (deliver us.)
From lightning and tempest, (deliver us.)
From the scourge of earthquakes, (deliver us.)
From plague, famine and war, (deliver us.)
From everlasting death, (deliver us.)
Through the mystery of Thy holy Incarnation, (deliver us.)
Through Thy Coming, (deliver us.)
Through Thy Birth, (deliver us.)
Through Thy Baptism and holy Fasting, (deliver us.)
Through Thy Cross and Passion, (deliver us.)
Through Thy Death and Burial, (deliver us.)
Through Thy holy Resurrection, (deliver us.)
Through Thine admirable Ascension, (deliver us.)
Through the coming of the Holy Ghost, the Paraclete. (deliver us.)
In the day of judgment (deliver us.)

We sinners, (we beseech Thee, hear us.)
That Thou wouldst spare us, (we beseech Thee, hear us.)

That Thou wouldst pardon us, (we beseech Thee, hear us.)

That Thou wouldst bring us to true penance, (we beseech Thee, hear us.)

That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to govern and preserve Thy holy Church, (we beseech Thee, hear us.)

That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to preserve our Apostolic Prelate, and all orders of the Church in holy religion, (we beseech Thee, hear us.)

That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to humble the enemies of holy Church, (we beseech Thee, hear us.)
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to give peace and true concord to Christian kings and princes, (we beseech Thee, hear us.)

That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to grant peace and unity to the whole Christian world, (we beseech Thee, hear us.)
That Thou wouldst call back to the unity of the Church all who have strayed from her fold, and to guide all unbelievers into the light of the Gospel (we beseech Thee, hear us.)

That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to confirm and preserve us in Thy holy service, (we beseech Thee, hear us.)
That Thou wouldst lift up our minds to heavenly desires, (we beseech Thee, hear us.)

That Thou wouldst render eternal blessings to all our benefactors, (we beseech Thee, hear us.)

That Thou wouldst deliver our souls, and the souls of our brethren, relations, and benefactors, from eternal damnation, (we beseech Thee, hear us.)

That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to give and preserve the fruits of the earth, (we beseech Thee, hear us.)
That Thou wouldst vouchsafe to grant eternal rest to all the faithful departed, (we beseech Thee, hear us.)

That Thou wouldst vouchsafe graciously to hear us, (we beseech Thee, hear us.)

Son of God, (we beseech Thee, hear us.)

Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, (spare us, O Lord.)
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, (graciously hear us, O Lord.)
Lamb of God, who take away the sins of the world, (have mercy on us.)

Christ, (hear us.)
Christ, (graciously hear us.)
Lord, have mercy, (Lord, have mercy.)
Christ, have mercy, (Christ, have mercy.)
Lord, have mercy, (Lord, have mercy.)

[Our Father inaudibly] ...And lead us not into temptation (but deliver us from evil.)

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