Text from The Saint Andrew Daily Missal,
unless otherwise stated.
Station at Saint Peter's.
Indulgence of 30 Years and 30 Quarantines.
Double of The First-Class.
English: Saint Peter's Basilica, seen from the River Tiber.
The iconic Dome dominates the skyline of Rome.
Christianity became the dominant Religion of Western Civilisation
when The Roman Empire converted to Christianity.
Italiano: Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano.
Latin: Basilica Sancti Petri.
Magyar: Vatikánváros látképe.
Photo: January 2005.
Reviewer: Andre Engels.
Interior of Saint Peter's, Rome.
Artist: Giovanni Paolo Panini (1692–1765).
Current location: Saint Louis Art Museum,
Missouri, United States of America.
Source/Photographer: Saint Louis Art Museum official site.
The Octave of Easter, during which, formerly, no servile work was done, was one continual Feast. Each day, the Neophytes attended Mass at a Station, at which they received Holy Communion. In the evening, they went to Saint John Lateran for The Office of Vespers.
On the first day of the week, The Station was at Saint Peter's, which contains the tomb of The Temporal Head of The Church. We hear his voice in the Epistle. He proclaims to the World The Resurrection of Christ, of which he was a witness.
Likewise, the Gospel, after describing the appearance of The Risen Christ to The Disciples at Emmaus, mentions His apparition to Peter on the very day of His Resurrection.
Receiving, as we do during these Easter Festivities, one and the same Sacrament, the milk of our Souls, which were born to The Life of God and brought into the promised land by Baptism (Introit), let us all be one in heart and Soul (Postcommunion) in proclaiming together our Faith in The Risen Christ.
Every Parish Priest celebrates Mass for the people of his Parish.