Thursday after Sexagesima: Solemn Feast of Reparation of Insults Offered to the Most Holy Sacrament

A reader sent this, and I offer it here. Perhaps you readers can dig around and find more on this.  It was not on the calendar after 1962.

Solemn Feast of Reparation of Insults Offered to the Most Holy Sacrament

This seems like a very good thing to keep in mind for next year.  Thursday after Sexagesima: today, as of this writing.


The formatting of the pdf pages reminds me of the old Antiphonale Monasticum.

We find in the document, the chants and prayers for the liturgical hours, followed by the formulary, with all the chants, for Holy Mass.  The Mass even has a short Sequence.  There is an Alleluia included, along with a Tract, so it could be used outside of the time of Septuagesima or Lent.


Over at Vultus Christi there is a post on this.

Also, at a Norbertine site there is THIS.

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7 Responses to Thursday after Sexagesima: Solemn Feast of Reparation of Insults Offered to the Most Holy Sacrament

  1. Bea says:

    It seems to be another name for CORPUS CHRISTI

    Found the following:

    The pulpit orator: containing, for each Sunday of the year, …
    Johann Evangelist Zollner – 1884 – ?Read – ?More editions
    The Council of Trent, in regard to the celebration of the feast of Corpus Christi, says: “The holy Synod declares, that this custom … this great and venerable Sacrament be honored with special veneration, every year on a certain day, as a solemn festival, and that … most meet that certain holydays be appointed on which all Christians may, with special and unusual demonstrations, testify that … In order to make reparation and atonement for insults offered to him in the Blessed Eucharist.
    Manual of Christian Doctrine – Page 551
    1910 – ?Read – ?More editions
    This feast was established to call the attention of the faithful more effectively to this great mystery, which is the … The feast of the Blessed Sacrament is that on which the Church gives solemn public honor to the adorable body of … the boundless charity of Jesus Christ for men, and repair the insults offered Him, particularly in the holy eucharist, 74. … With most generous sentiments of love for that divine Heart and of reparation for all the insults that men THE SEASON OF PENTECOST.

  2. Legisperitus says:

    That’s a strange illustration. It looks as if Our Lord’s neck is in an impossible position.

  3. Many feast days had their own proper prefaces and prefaces prior to the severe pruning of these in the 1570 missal of Pius V. At Vultus Christi today, Dom Mark Kirby gives a beautiful English translation of the proper preface of this wonderful old feast.

    It is very meet and right,
    just and availing unto salvation,
    that always and everywhere we should give thanks unto Thee,
    O Lord, holy Father, almighty, everlasting God,
    through Jesus Christ our Lord:
    Who is the true and eternal Pontiff,
    the only spotless priest without sin,
    by whose Blood the hearts of the faithful are cleansed:
    Whom, by His own institution, we do immolate
    not only through offerings for the sins of the people,
    but also for our own offenses.
    Through Whom the Angels praise,
    the Dominations adore,
    the Powers fear Thy majesty.
    The Heavens and the Heavenly Virtues
    and the blessed Seraphim
    together sing Thy praise with exultation.
    With whom, we beseech Thee,
    Bid that our voices also be admitted,
    humbly praising Thee, and saying:
    Holy, Holy Holy.

  4. Geoffrey says:

    What a beautiful feast. Is some form of this not included in either the ordinary or extraordinary forms of the Roman Rite as a votive Mass?

  5. greasemonkey says:

    It looks like could be used as a votive mass at any time because there is an alleluia verse to be used at other times of the year.
    I wish there were an English translation so a worship,aide could be made for the congregation!

  6. John Pepino says:

    Dear Father,

    Speaking of the liturgy and Dom Mark Kirby: what is your take on the current conversation on the ROTR?

    Respectfully yours,
    John Pepino

  7. future_sister says:

    Wow, so I saw this late Thursday night, after confession, adoration and then Mass for the first time in almost 6 months. So beautiful. On that note… people GO TO CONFESSION!!! :D and don’t stop going to Mass like I did.. that was really bad.