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Novemdiales -- Mourning the Pope for Nine Days
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Posted on 04/09/2005 11:20:15 AM PDT by Salvation


 

Mourning the Pope

An official mourning period of nine days, called the Novemdiales*, begins when a Pope dies. The day of death is counted as the first day of this period. On each of these nine days the Mass of each Cardinal must be a funeral rite for the Pope. 

The Missal provides a Mass formula "For a Deceased Pope," and the Liturgy of the Hours an Office of the Dead, which can be used during this time, if the liturgical season permits. In 2005, since Pope John Paul II died during the Octave of Easter, the initial rites celebrated for him observed the liturgical precedence which the Octave of Easter, the Sundays of Easter and Solemnities which are Holy Days have. However, excluding Sundays, the Mass formula for a deceased Pope, and the Office of the Dead with propers, can be celebrated as of Tuesday 5 April.

Prior to his burial, and following private rites in the Sistine Chapel, the Pope is laid in state in St. Peter’s Basilica, permitting the faithful to pay their respects. In Pope John Paul II's case, this was preceded by a period of visitation for the Papal Household, Civil Dignitaries and Diplomats, held in the Clementina Hall of the Apostolic Palace.

After the Funeral and Burial the mourning period continues until the nine days are completed.

*novendiales/novemdiales: From novem (nine) and dies (days), meaning lasting nine days. A religious festival of nine days length, or, the ceremonies honoring a deceased, which in ancient Rome ended on the ninth day of death with a funereal feast. The English word novena, for nine days of prayer, shares the same root. Vatican usage seems to prefer novemdiales over the classical novendiales.



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For your information and continued mourning (nine days) of the death of Pope Paul II.

Many of us have never witnessed these nine days of funerals/mourning.

1 posted on 04/09/2005 11:20:15 AM PDT by Salvation
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Solemn Funeral Rites for Pope John Paul II
Beginning with the Solemn Funeral Mass and Entombment of the Holy Father, funeral rites for Pope John Paul II will be celebrated by different communities on 9 consecutive days. With the exception of Day One, these Liturgies will take place in St. Peter's Basilica at 5 p.m. Rome time, 11 a.m. Eastern.
This period of official mourning is called the
Novemdiales.


Day 1 - Funeral Mass and Entombment of the Supreme Pontiff
Friday 8 April 2005, St. Peter's Square. Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Dean of the Sacred College of Cardinals.

Latin/Italian Mass Booklets, provided by the Vatican:

  Pages 1-61 (pdf)          Pages 62-92 (pdf)

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Summary in English of the Deposition, Funeral and Burial Rites

Rogito (Proclamation on the Life of Pope John Paul II)

Homily of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

Images from Funeral Mass -  April 8, 2005

Images from the Entombment   April 8, 2005


Day 2 - Saturday 9 April. For the faithful of Vatican City.
Cardinal Francesco Marchisano, archpriest of the Patriarchal Vatican Basilica presiding.

 


Day 3 - Sunday 10 April. For the Church of Rome.
Cardinal Camillo Ruini, vicar general for the diocese of Rome, and concelebrated by the clergy of Rome.

 


Day 4 - Monday 11 April. For the Chapters of the Patriarchal Basilicas.
Cardinal Bernard Francis Law, archpriest of the Patriarchal Basilica of St. Mary Major.

 


Day 5 - Tuesday 12 April. Papal Chapel.
Cardinal Eugenio de Araujo Sales, proto-priest of the College of Cardinals.

 


Day 6 - Wednesday 13 April. For the Roman Curia.
Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, substitute for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State.

 


Day 7- Thursday 14 April. For the Oriental Churches.
Divine Liturgy in the Oriental Rite, His Beatitude Pierre Nasrallah Sfeir, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites.

 


Day 8 - Friday 15 April. For members of Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
Archbishop Piergiorgio Silvano Nesti, secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.

 


Day 9 - Saturday 16 April. Papal Chapel.
Cardinal Jorge Arturo Medina Estevez, proto-deacon of the College of Cardinals.

 


2 posted on 04/09/2005 11:21:59 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Rogito (Procalmation)

[This Proclamation, summarizing the life of Pope John Paul II, was read in Latin by Bishop Piero Marini, the Master of Papal Liturgical Ceremonies, as part of the rite of deposition of the body of Pope John Paul II from the bier, on which he lay in state, to the coffin in which he was entombed. This private rite preceded the Solemn Funeral Mass of Friday 8 April 2005.]

3 posted on 04/09/2005 11:28:09 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Rogito (Proclamation)

This Proclamation, summarizing the life of Pope John Paul II, was read in Latin by Bishop Piero Marini, the Master of Papal Liturgical Ceremonies, as part of the rite of deposition of the body of Pope John Paul II from the bier, on which he lay in state, to the coffin in which he was entombed. This private rite preceded the Solemn Funeral Mass of Friday 8 April 2005.

In the light of the Risen Christ, the 2nd of April in the year of the Lord 2005, at 21:37 in the evening, while it turned toward the end of Saturday, and having already entered into the Lord's Day, the Octave of Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday, the beloved Pastor of the Church John Paul II passed from this world to the Father. The entire Church, especially the youth, has accompanied his passage in prayer.  

John Paul II was the 264 Pope.  His memory remains in the heart of the Church and the entirety of mankind.  

Karol Wojtyła, elected Pope 16 October 1978, was born at Wadowice, a city 50 kilometers from Kraków, on 18 May 1920 and baptized two days later in the parish church by Fr. Francis Zak.  

At age nine he received his first Holy Communion, at eighteen years, the Sacrament of Confirmation. Interrupted in his studies, because the Nazi army of occupation had closed the University, he worked in a quarry, and subsequently, in the Solvay chemical factory.  At the end of 1942, sensing that he was called to the priesthood, he attended the course of formation of the clandestine seminary of Krakow.  On 1 November 1946 he received priestly ordination by the hand of Cardinal Adam Sapieha.  Then he was sent to Rome where he pursued the licentiate and doctorate in theology with the thesis entitled Doctrina de fide apud Sanctum Ioannem a Cruce.  

He returned next to Poland, where there would be some pastoral ministry and the teaching of sacred discipline. On 4 July 1958 Pope Pius XII named him auxiliary bishop of Kraków, and by Paul VI, in 1964, he was destined to the same see as Archbishop. As such he intervened in the Second Vatican Council.  Paul VI created him Cardinal 26 June 1967.  

In the Conclave he was elected Pope by the Cardinals on the 16 October 1978, and took the name John Paul II.  On 22 October, the Lord's Day, he solemnly began his Petrine ministry.  

The Pontificate of John Paul II has been one of the longest in Church history   In this period, under various aspects, many changes have been seen. Numbered among them the fall of some regimes to which he himself contributed. For the purpose of announcing the Gospel, he completed many journeys in various nations.  

John Paul II has exercised the Petrine ministry with a tireless missionary spirit, dedicating all his energy, urged on by solicitude for the entire Church and by a charity opened to the entirety of humanity. More than each predecessor, he has encounter the People of God and the responsible leaders of nations, in celebrations, in general and in special audiences and in pastoral visits.  

In his love for youth he pushed to begin World Youth Days, calling together millions of young people in various parts of the world.  

He successfully promoted dialogue with the Jewish people and with representatives of other religions, calling them together sometimes in an encounter of prayer for peace, especially in Assisi.  

He has notably enlarged the College of Cardinals creating 231 (1 more in pectore). He has convoked 15 Assemblies of the Synod of Bishops, 7 general and 8 special. He has erected numerous dioceses and administrations, in particular in Eastern Europe.  

He reformed the Western and Eastern Codes of Canon Law, created new institutions and reorganized the Roman Curia.  

As "high priest" he exercised the liturgical ministry in the Diocese of Rome and throughout the globe, in full fidelity to the Second Vatican Council. He promoted, in an exemplary manner, life and liturgical spirituality and contemplative prayer, especially Eucharistic adoration and the prayer of the Holy Rosary (cfr. Ap. Let. Rosarium Virginis Mariae).  

Under his guidance the Church has approached the Third Millennium and has celebrated the Great Jubilee of 2000, following the lines indicated with the apostolic letter Tertio millennio adveniente. She then entered into the new era, receiving indications in the apostolic letter Novo millennio ineunte, in which was shown to the faithful the way to the future.  

With the Year of the Redemption , the Marian Year and the Year of the Eucharist, he promoted the spiritual renewal of the Church. He gave an extraordinary impulse to canonizations and beatifications, in order to show innumerable examples of sanctity today, that it would be an inducement to men of our time. He proclaimed St. Therese of the Child Jesus a Doctor of the Church.  

The doctrinal Magisterium of John Paul II is very rich. Custodian of the Deposit of the Faith, he did his best with wisdom and courage to promote Catholic doctrine, theological, moral and spiritual, and to oppose during all of his pontificate tendencies contrary to the genuine tradition of the Church.  

Among the principle documents are numbered 14 Encyclicals, 15 Apostolic Exhortations, 11 Apostolic Constitutions, 45 Apostolic Letters, in addition to Catecheses proposed in the general audiences and the allocutions delivered in every part of the world. With his teaching John Paul II has confirmed and illuminated the People of God on the theological doctrine (above all in the first three great Encyclicals – Redemptor hominis,  Dives in misericordia, Dominum et vivificantem), anthropological and social (Encyclical Laborem exercens, Sollicitudo re socialis, Centesimus annus), moral (Encyclical Veritatis splendor, Evangelium vitae), ecumenical (Encyclical Ut unum sint), missiological (Encyclical Redemptoris missio), mariological (Encyclical Redemptoris mater).  

He has promulgated the Catechism of the Catholic Church, in the light of Tradition, authoritatively interpreted by the Second Vatican Council. He also published some volumes as a private Doctor.  

His Magisterium culminated in the Encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia and in the Apostolic Letter Mane nobiscum Domine.  

John Paul II has left to all an admirable testimony of piety, of a holy life and of universal fatherhood.

Unofficial translation.


4 posted on 04/09/2005 11:29:04 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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BTTT!


5 posted on 04/09/2005 11:33:21 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Litany of the Holy Spirit for the election of a holy pope.
6 posted on 04/09/2005 11:35:24 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Suzi Q suggested saying the Litany for nine days.


7 posted on 04/09/2005 11:36:20 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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We're going to start it tonight with our night prayers with the kids. That way, the last day of it will be Apr. 18th. I just copied it from the thread and printed it out.


8 posted on 04/10/2005 4:37:50 PM PDT by SuziQ
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Please Join Our Novena for the Election of the Next Pope

Please Join Our Novena for the Election of the Next Pope
04/10/05

Pray with us through the "Nine Days of Mourning" until the papal conclave begins.

The Novena prayer consists of:

1. The Veni Creator

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come.
From thy bright heavenly throne!
Come, take possession of our souls,
And make them all Thine Own!

Thou who art called the Paraclete,
Best gift of God above,
The Living Spring, The Living Fire,
Sweet Unction, and True Love!

Thou who are sevenfold in Thy grace,
Finger of God's right hand,
His Promise, teaching little ones
To speak and understand!

O guide our minds with thy blest light,
With love our hearts inflame,
And with thy strength, which ne'er decays,
Confirm our mortal frame.

Far from us drive our hellish foe,
True peace unto us bring,
And through all perils guide us safe
Beneath thy sacred wing.

Through Thee may we the Father know,
Through Thee the Eternal Son,
And Thee the Spirit of them both —
Thrice blessed Three in One.

Now to the Father, and the Son
Who rose from death, be glory given
With Thee, O holy Comforter,
Henceforth by all in earth and heaven.

Amen.

2. The collect (prayer) of the Missal for the election of a Pope

O Lord, with suppliant humility, we entreat Thee, that in Thy boundless mercy Thou wouldst grant the most holy Roman Church a pontiff, who by his zeal for us, may be pleasing to Thee, and by his good government may ever be honored by Thy people for the glory of Thy name. Through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who with Thee livest and reignest world without end. Amen

3. An invocation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, such as:

Most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us who have recourse to Thee!


9 posted on 04/10/2005 6:06:52 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation; american colleen; Lady In Blue; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; ...
Divine Liturgy in the Oriental Rite, His Beatitude Pierre Nasrallah Sfeir, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites.


His Beatitude Cardinal Mar Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir
Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and all the East.

For those who have wondered about the Maronite Divine Liturgy, here's an opportunity to watch it from the Vatican - Live at 11AM EST or Encore at 10PM EST.

10 posted on 04/11/2005 7:17:42 AM PDT by NYer ("America needs much prayer, lest it lose its soul." John Paul II)
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Day 4 - Monday 11 April. For the Chapters of the Patriarchal Basilicas.
Cardinal Bernard Francis Law, archpriest of the Patriarchal Basilica of St. Mary Major.

11 posted on 04/11/2005 7:37:45 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Its been getting ugly on here lately. I was on a thread that was turning into an all-out shooting war, it was kinda scary. Did you know the Pope's an evil modernist? (sarcasm)


13 posted on 04/11/2005 7:57:00 AM PDT by StAthanasiustheGreat (Vocatus Atque Non Vocatus Deus Aderit)
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what thread was that? (You can send me a Freepmail!)


14 posted on 04/11/2005 8:02:59 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Are those times for Thursday?

Yes.

15 posted on 04/11/2005 8:24:55 AM PDT by NYer ("America needs much prayer, lest it lose its soul." John Paul II)
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I'm guessing this is going to be shown live on EWTN on Thursday?


16 posted on 04/11/2005 8:26:48 AM PDT by Pyro7480 ("All my own perception of beauty both in majesty and simplicity is founded upon Our Lady." - Tolkien)
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To: Salvation
An official mourning period of nine days, called the Novemdiales*, begins when a Pope dies.

Hmmm, I wonder where EWTN is getting their information from. I was mistaken and thought that the nine days of mourning began with his death, but then I received the newsletter from the Vatican Information Service which said:

SCHEDULE FOR NOVENDIALI, NINE DAYS OF MOURNING FOR POPE

VATICAN CITY, APR 7, 2005 (VIS) - Archbishop Piero Marini, master of the Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff, has published a note on the "novendiali" or period of nine days of official mourning for the late Pope John Paul II, explaining the background and indicating the dates, times and principal celebrants of each of the nine Masses.

The communique states that "according to an ancient custom, for nine consecutive days there are special Eucharistic celebrations for the repose of the soul of the deceased Roman Pontiff, starting with the funeral Mass which is determined by the Congregation of Cardinals (cf. Universi Dominici gregis, n. 13 and 27)."

"Each day the celebration is open to everyone. It is, however, entrusted each day to a different group, taking into account that group's links with the Roman Pontiff. This variety of the congregation shows in a certain way both the milieu of the Supreme Pastor as well as the universality of the Church of Rome (Ordo Exsequiarum Romani Pontifici, n. 133)."


18 posted on 04/11/2005 9:55:51 AM PDT by ELS
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I was a little confused on that myself. Apparently, it all starts with the funeral Mass and is, indeed, nine days of funerals.


19 posted on 04/11/2005 9:57:38 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Day 5 - Tuesday 12 April. Papal Chapel.
Cardinal Eugenio de Araujo Sales, proto-priest of the College of Cardinals.

20 posted on 04/12/2005 8:05:40 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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NOVENDIALES - Day 5 - Tuesday 12 April. Papal Chapel. (Photos From Today's Mass)
21 posted on 04/12/2005 1:19:58 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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 Gallery Images
John Paul II
Funeral Mass April 8, 2005
Piazza San Pietro; St. Peter's Square




 

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22 posted on 04/12/2005 1:25:39 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Gallery Images from the Entombment
Entombment of the  John Paul II  April 8, 2005
Grotto beneath St. Peter's Basilica


 



23 posted on 04/12/2005 1:31:12 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Day 2 - Saturday 9 April. For the faithful of Vatican City.
Cardinal Francesco Marchisano, archpriest of the Patriarchal Vatican Basilica presiding.

Images from Mass -  April 9, 2005

 
 
 

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24 posted on 04/12/2005 1:38:18 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Day 3 - Sunday 10 April. For the Church of Rome.
Cardinal Camillo Ruini, vicar general for the diocese of Rome, and concelebrated by the clergy of Rome.

Images from Mass -  April 10, 2005

 

 
 
 

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25 posted on 04/12/2005 1:44:56 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Day 4 - Monday 11 April. For the Chapters of the Patriarchal Basilicas.
Cardinal Bernard Francis Law, archpriest of the Patriarchal Basilica of St. Mary Major.

Images from Mass -  April 11, 2005

 

 

 

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26 posted on 04/12/2005 1:50:04 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Day 5 - Tuesday 12 April. Papal Chapel.
Cardinal Eugenio de Araujo Sales, proto-priest of the College of Cardinals.

Images from Mass and Cardinals Visit to Tomb  April 12, 2005

 
 
 

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27 posted on 04/12/2005 1:54:58 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Day 6 - Wednesday 13 April. For the Roman Curia.
Archbishop Leonardo Sandri, substitute for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State.

Images from Mass - April 13, 2005

 

 

 

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28 posted on 04/13/2005 10:52:39 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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NOVENDIALES - Day 6 - Wednesday 13 April. For the Roman Curia.
29 posted on 04/13/2005 10:55:53 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Day 7- Thursday 14 April. For the Oriental Churches.
Divine Liturgy in the Oriental Rite, His Beatitude Pierre Nasrallah Sfeir, Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites.

Images from Mass -  April 14, 2005

 

 

 
 

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30 posted on 04/14/2005 3:02:34 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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NOVENDIALES - Day 7 - Thursday 14 April. For the Oriental Churches
31 posted on 04/14/2005 3:04:15 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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NOVENDIALES - Day 8 - Friday 15 April - Members Institutes Consecrated & Apostolic Life
32 posted on 04/15/2005 4:40:51 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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Day 8 - Friday 15 April. For members of Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.
Archbishop Piergiorgio Silvano Nesti, secretary of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.

Images from Mass - April 15, 2005

 

 

 

 
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33 posted on 04/15/2005 4:45:53 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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