Corpus Christi

Thursday 3 June 2010

Feria Quinta, in festo
Corpus Christi
1st Class, White


Deus, qui nobis sub Sacraménto mirábili passiónis tuæ memóriam reliquísti : tríbue, quæsumus, ita nos córporis, et sánguinis tui sacra mystéria venerári ; ut redemptiónis tuæ fructum in nobis júgiter sentiámus : Qui vivis et regnas.

Let us pray.

O God, who in this wonderful Sacrament hast ordained unto us a memorial of thy Passion : grant us, we beseech thee, so to venerate the sacred mysteries of thy Body and Blood, that we may ever know within ourselves the fruits of thy redemption. Who livest and reignest with the Father.

NOTE: Plenary Indulgence is granted where the principal Mass is followed by Procession of the Blessed Sacrament. Benedicamus Domino is said, Blessing & Last Gospel are omitted.

(picture 2: His Holiness Pope Pius XI, kneeling before the Blessed Sacrament, is carried in procession on the Talamo)


Patricius said...

In the Old Rite, the Preface of the Nativity is sung on the Feast of Corpus Christi, Ite Missa Est is the Dismissal (Benedicamus Domino is only sung if there is no Gloria), and the Last Gospel is not omitted if there is a Procession.

Mark said...


I was simply following notes I had been given from the FSSP.

Why is the Benedicamus Domino not sung? I understood it was always used if a liturgical action immediately followed Mass; ditto, with omitting the Last Gospel...

Patricius said...

Mark, the FSSP follow the liturgical books of 1962 which are not traditional. Benedicamus Domino is only ever the sung dismissal if the Gloria is omitted - so for instance on Masses of Simple Rite, during Advent, Lent, Holy Week etc; otherwise it is always Ite Missa Est.

As for omitting the Last Gospel, Preparatory Prayers etc, these are all modernist innovations of Pius XII, who kick-started the liturgical reform in 1948.

See the St Lawrence Press blog for more details.

Mark said...

Thank you for the explanation. I had actually been referring to books before '62, and not specifically to the FSSP per se.