January 11

Feria of Epiphanytide

Commemoration of St. Hyginus, Pope and Martyr

White Fourth Class

 

   Pope during the second century, St. Hyginus suffered martyrdom under the emperor Hadrian, A.D. 142.

   In places where the Feast of St. Hyginus is kept as a third class feast or higher, the Mass 'Si Diligis Me' of a Holy Pope is offered.

   Otherwise, if this day falls between the Epiphany of Our Lord and the following Sunday, the Mass 'Ecce Advenit' of the Epiphany of Our Lord is offered, with the following commemorations of St. Hyginus after the Collect, Secret, and Postcommunion. The Creed and the Special Form of Communicates is not said.

   If this day falls after the Sunday after the Epiphany, the Mass 'In Excelsu Throno' is offered, with the following commemorations of St. Hyginus after the Collect, Secret, and Postcommunion. The Creed is not said.

COLLECT ¤ COMMEMORATION OF ST. HYGINUS
   Gregem tuum, Pastor aeterne, placatus intende: et per beatum Hyginum Martyrum tuum atque Summum Pontificem, perpetua protectione custodi; quem totius Ecclesiae praestitisti esse pastorem. Per Dominum nostrum, Iesum Christum, Filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.    Eternal Shepherd, regard graciously Thy flock, and keep it with an everlasting protection, by the intecession of Hyginus thy Martyr and Sovereign Pontiff, whom Thou hast constitued Shepherd of the whole Church. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who with Thee liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
 
SECRET ¤ COMMEMORATION OF ST. HYGINUS
   Oblatis muneribus, quaesumus Domine, Ecclesiam tuam benignus illumina: ut, et gregis tui proficiat ubique successus, et grati fiant nomini tuo, te gubernante, pastores. Per Dominum nostrum, Iesum Christum, Filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.    By the offered gifts we beg Thee, O Lord: enlighten kindly Thy Church: so that Thy flock everywhere may be increasing, and the Shepherds, under Thy direction, may be pleasing to Thy Name. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.
 
POSTCOMMUNION ¤ COMMEMORATION OF ST. HYGINUS
   Refectione sancta enutritam guberna, quaesumus Domine, tuam placatus Ecclesiam: ut potenti moderatione directa, et incrementa libertatis accipiat et in religionis integritate persistat. Per Dominum nostrum, Iesum Christum, Filium tuum, qui tecum vivit et regnat in unitate Spiritus Sancti, Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.    O Lord, we beseech Thee, graciously govern Thy Church, which Thou hast fed with a holy meal; so that, directed by a mighty wisdom, she may progress in liberty, and persist in the integrity of faith. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, Who with Thee liveth and reigneth in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end.