Salve Festa Dies Per Templum S. Vitalis Ravennae NFT: opensea.io/…19145878113431027391457810365503705798522865451009 zazzle.com/ProVaticanus 1. Salve festa dies toto venerabilis aevo Qua …More
Salve Festa Dies Per Templum S. Vitalis Ravennae NFT: opensea.io/…19145878113431027391457810365503705798522865451009 zazzle.com/ProVaticanus 1. Salve festa dies toto venerabilis aevo Qua Deus infernum vicit et astra tenet 2. Ecce renascentis testatur gratia mundi Omnia cum Domino dona redisse suo 3. Namque triumphanti post tristia tartara Christo Undique fronde nemus gramina flore favent 4. Qui crucifixus erat Deus, ecce per omnia regnat Dantque Creatori cuncta creata precem 5. Christe, salus rerum, bone Conditor atque Redemptor Unica progenies ex Deitate Patris 6. Qui genus humanum cernens mersisse profundo Ut hominem eriperes es quoque factus homo 7. Funeris exsequias pateris vitae auctor et orbis Intras mortis iter dando salutis opem 1. Hail, festal day, venerable of all ages By which God conquers hell and holds the stars 2. Behold, it declares grace for a reborn world All gifts have returned with their Lord. 3. For indeed, after hellish sorrows, to the triumphing Christ: grove with green and buds with flower, everywhere give laud. 4. The Crucified One was God, behold He reigns over all things, and all creation offers prayer to its Creator. 5. O Christ, the salvation of all things, good Creator and Redeemer, only begotten Son of God the Father. 6. You Who, seeing mankind to have plunged to the deep, that you might save man, were also made man. 7. That Thou, the author of life and the world, might open the way of death and the grave by giving hope of salvation. This is one of the oldest hymns used by the Church, written by Venantius Fortunatus before 609 AD! Sublime, poetic, and beautiful, this hymn is considered extremely precious by the Church. This sequence is often sung before the Day Mass of Easter Sunday. Basilica San Vitale (526-547 AD) - Ravenna, Italy. Splendid Mosaics in the only large intact Church of the time of Roman Emperor Justinian the Great. The main building of the church is laid out octagonally. The building combines Roman and Byzantine elements. The dome, shape of doorways, and stepped towers are typical of Roman style, while the polygonal apse, capitals, narrow bricks, and an early example of flying buttresses are typical of the Byzantine. The church is most famous for its wealth of Byzantine mosaics. St Vitale boasts the largest and best preserved mosaics outside of Istanbul. The church is of extreme importance in Byzantine art, as it is the only major church from the period of the Emperor Justinian I to survive virtually intact. Furthermore, it is thought to reflect the design of the Byzantine Imperial Palace Audience Chamber, of which nothing at all survives. The belltower has four bells. According to legends, the church was erected on the site of the martyrdom of Saint Vitalis. However, there is some confusion as to whether this is the Saint Vitalis of Milan, or the Saint Vitale whose body was discovered (together with that of Saint Agricola) by Saint Ambrose in Bologna in 393. At the foot of the apse side walls are two famous mosaic panels, completed in 547. On the right is a mosaic depicting Justinian I, clad in Tyrian purple with a golden halo, standing next to court officials, generals Belisarius and Narses, Bishop Maximian, palatinae guards and deacons. The halo around his head gives him the same aspect as Christ in the dome of the apse, but is part of the tradition of rendering the imperial family with haloes described by Ernst Kantorowicz in The King's Two Bodies. Justinian himself stands in the middle, with soldiers on his right and clergy on his left, emphasizing that Justinian is the leader of both church and state of his empire. The later insertion of the Bishop Maximian's name above his head suggests that the mosaic may have been modified in 547, replacing the representation of the prior bishop with that of Maximian's. The gold background of the mosaic shows that Justinian and his entourage are inside the church. The figures are placed in a V shape; Justinian is placed in the front and in the middle to show his importance with Bishop Maximian on his left and lesser individuals being placed behind them. Another panel shows Empress Theodora solemn and formal, with golden halo, crown and jewels, and a group of court women as well as eunuchs. The Empress holds the Eucharistic vessel for wine, and her panel differs from that of Justinian in having a more complex background, with a fountain, cupola, and lavish hangings. Ago tibi gratias Deo per instrumenta de archive.org pro bono rei publicae: Easter Introit Resurrexi : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive #SalveFestaDies #Ravenna #GregorianChant ProVaticanus is creating Promere Quod Video. | Patreon