Episcopal Anniversary

bishop-damien-meadI convey my warmest congratulations to my Bishop on the fifth anniversary of his episcopal consecration in the Anglican Catholic Church.

I celebrated Mass of Ember Friday of September and the Vigil of St Matthew today for his intentions, and took the liberty of using some very beautiful prayers for a Bishop in the Sarum Missal:

Oratio
Rege, quaesumus, Domine, famulum tuum Damianum, pontificem nostrum, et intercedente beata Dei genitrice Maria cum omnibus Sanctis tuis gratiae tuae in eo dona multiplica; ut ab omnibus liberetur offensis, et temporalibus non destituatur auxiliis, et sempiternis gaudeat institutis. Per Dominum.

Secrete.
Suscipe, quaesumus, Domine, tibi munus oblatum, et intercedente beata Dei genitrice Maria cum omnibus Sanctis tuis famulum tuum Damianum pontificem nostrum tua propitius ubique miseratione conserva, atque ab omnibus quas meretur adversitatibus redde securum; ut, tranquillitate percepta, ab omnium visibilium et invisibilium inimicorum insidiis liberatus, devota tibi mente deserviat. Per eundem.

Postcommunio.
Subjectum tibi famulum tuum Damianum pontificem nostrum, qusesumus, Domine intercessione beatae Dei genitricis Mariae cum omnibus Sanctis tuis propitiatio caelestis amplificet; ut et praesentis vitae periculis exuatur et perpetuis donis firmetur. Per Dominum.

I wish our Bishop – Ad multos et faustissimus annos!

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2 Responses to Episcopal Anniversary

  1. fredbakker says:

    Dear Father Anthony,

    Beautifully said and thank you. My congratulations to Bishop Damian Mead as well.

    Father Ed Bakker
    ACC/OP

  2. Thank you for your prayers and good will Father. The past 5 years have gone so quickly !

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