Friday, 9 December 2022

Collect of St Gorgonia, Virgin - Indulgenced Today (See Note)

According to the Apostolic Penitentiary, a partial indulgence is granted to those who on the feast of any Saint recite in his honour the oration of the Missal or any other approved by legitimate Authority.

V. O Lord, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come unto thee.
Let us pray.
Graciously hear us, O God, our Saviour, that as we rejoice in the festival of blessed Gorgonia, Thy Virgin, so may we be nourished by the food of her heavenly teaching that we may be enlightened by the fervour of her dedicated holiness.
Who liveth and reigneth with the Father, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
R. Amen

I would assume that this indulgence also attaches to the recitation of the Troparion and Kontakion of the Saint of the day in the Eastern Calendar which are in my Eastern Rite post at 00.06.

Note - St Gorgonia is not celebrated in the Universal Calendar, 1962. She was the sister of St Gregory Nazianzen (Feast Day in the West, 9 May, in the East, 25 January). Of her, the Roman Martyrology records, 'At Nazianzus, (about the year 371,) holy Gorgonia, sister of blessed Gregory the Theologian, who hath written of her graces and miracles.' The Collect is taken from the Common of Virgins.

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