FEAST OF THE SEVEN DOLORS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY – Commemoration of Saint Nicomedes, Martyr
Double/Second Class/White Vestments
Missa “Stabant juxta crucem”
The Church commemorates by two Feasts the martyrdom suffered by Our Lady, one of two feasts devoted to this same devotion in union with the Passion of Her Divine Son Jesus and His Holy Cross. The First Feast, kept on Passion Friday before Palm Sunday especially commemorates “the Compassion of Mary;” while the second, kept today on September 15, the devotion to the Seven Sorrows.
This feast commemorates the seven sorrows (Seven Dolors) of the Blessed Mother of God which are documented in Sacred Scripture beginning with the prophecy of Simeon (cf. Luke 2:34), the flight into Egypt (cf. Matthew 2:13), losing the child Jesus in Jerusalem (cf. Luke 2: 46), meeting her Divine Son on the way to Calvary, the Crucifixion, the Pieta, and laying Jesus…
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