1 May: Feast of the Prophet St. Jeremiah

 

Today is not only the feast of St. Joseph the worker, but also the feast of the prophet Jeremiah.

Some people do not know that many figures of the Old Testament are considered saints by the Catholic Church.  They are not celebrated on our main liturgical calendar but they are in the Roman Martyrology, an official liturgical book.

 

Here is the text of the 2005 MartRom, which I will leave to you readers to work through animi caussa (just for fun)!

Commemoratio sancti Ieremiae, prophetae, qui, tempore Ioachim et Sedeciae, regum Iudae, Civitatis Sanctae eversionem populique deportationem monens, multas persecutiones passus est, quam ob rem Ecclesia eum habuit ut Christi patientis figuram.  Novum aeternumque insuper Testamentum in ipso Christo Iesu consummandum praenuntiavit, quo Pater omnipotens legem suam in imo filiorum Israel corde scriberet, ut esset ipse iis in Deum et essent illi ei in populum.

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2 Responses to 1 May: Feast of the Prophet St. Jeremiah

  1. m.conner says:

    Commemoration of St Jeremiah the prophet, who in time of Joachim and Zedekiah, kings of Judah, warning of the Holy City’s overthrow and the banishment of the people, suffered many persecutions, on account of which, the Church held him as a figure of the suffering Christ. It foretold the new and moreover eternal Testament, accomplished in Christ Jesus himself, by which the Omnipotent Father might write His law on the very heart of the sons of Israel so that He, Himself might be God to them and they might be to Him a people.

  2. Tom in NY says:

    Commemoratio sancti Ieremiae, prophetae, qui, tempore Ioachim et Sedeciae, regum Iudae, Civitatis Sanctae eversionem populique deportationem monens, multas persecutiones passus est, quam ob rem Ecclesia eum habuit ut Christi patientis figuram. Novum aeternumque insuper Testamentum in ipso Christo Iesu consummandum praenuntiavit, quo Pater omnipotens legem suam in imo filiorum Israel corde scriberet, ut esset ipse iis in Deum et essent illi ei in populum.

    “The commemoration of St. Jeremiah, the prophet. At the time when Ioachim and Zedekiah were the Kings of Judea, he suffered many persecutions, as he was warning about the expulsion and deportation of the people of the Holy City. For this reason, the Church keeps him as a figure of the suffering Christ. Also, he announced the new and eternal covenant to be consummated in Jesus Christ himself. In this way, the all-powerful Father would write his law in the very heart of the sons of Israel: that he himself would be their God, and they would be His people.”

    Ut dicitur, lingua latina una sententia, anglica tres loquitur.
    Bonam notitiam nuntio: paroechia mea orationem Leonis xiii dicit.
    Salutationes omnibus.