Friday, August 26, 2016

Feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa – Agencia Catholic Information

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On Friday, August 26, celebrated the feast of Our Lady Jasna Góra. It is primarily a thanksgiving for the special role of Mary in the history of the nation, it is also an expression of reverence for the Jasna Gora image of Mary. This year, the celebration ceremonies accompanied recited in all the parishes Jubilee act of Our Lady Queen of Polish.

About establish the Feast of the Pauline Fathers sought several times. For the first time approached with such a request to the Holy See after the defense of Jasna Gora against the Swedes in 1665. Congregation of Rites authorized if only to celebrate Mass. votive.

It was not until Pope Pius X in 1904. approved the feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa and to Jasna Gora for the then diocese. At the request of the Bishop of Wloclawek Stanislaus Zdzitowieckiego and Polish Pauline he approved the feast of Our Lady of Czestochowa in Rite I class with octave to Jasna Gora. This feast was to be celebrated on Wednesday 24 August. For the first time it was celebrated August 29, 1906. In 1931. Pope Pius XI established as a feast day on August 26th. The first time that day venerated Our Lady of Jasna Gora in 1932. In the framework of celebrations of 550 anniversary of the Jasna Gora.

In the dioceses Polish ceremony was phased in from 1910. Decree of the Congregation of Rites of 26 October 1956 – at the request of Cardinal. Stefan Wyszynski – The liturgical feast was granted to all dioceses in Poland. According to the decision of Pius XII this festival is celebrated as the feast of the whole Catholic Church in Poland.

Primate Wyszynski in 1957 in Czestochowa began a program of moral and spiritual renewal in times of Polish communist oppression, called the Great Novena. It ended in 1966, again entrusting the care of the whole nation of Our Lady on the occasion of the millennium of Polish Christianity.

At the time of preparation copy of the image of Jasna Góra migrated en masse all Polish dioceses. There were dramatic moments, when the communist authorities jailed wandering copy prohibiting her peregrinations. The end of the ceremony nowennowych was another coronation of the image and the renewal of vows of Jan Kazimierz.

For those events relate this year’s jubilee celebrations of 1050 anniversary of Polish Christianity. May 3, the feast of Our Lady Queen of Polish Polish bishops gathered together with Jasna Gora faithful made to entrust to the Mother of God on the occasion of the 1050th anniversary of the Baptism of Polish. August 26, will be officially restored in every Polish parish.

The new act of entrusting has been together with a similar act of 1966. Placed in a special tube next to the Miraculous Image of Our Lady of Czestochowa, which still enjoys great veneration.

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