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  • “Facinus est cruciare civem Romanum; scelus verberare; prope parricidium necare: quid dicam in crucem tollere?”

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • However, what strikes me as particularly interesting is that, not so long ago versus populum might simply have been presumed; accordingly, that ad orientem (or "versus crucem" as it is referred to here) is also spoken to perhaps gives some witness to it having begun to enter more into the forefront of Catholic liturgical consciousness again -- perhaps a fruit of the Pope's activities and catecheses.

    Restoration of the Cappella Paolina

  • Antonio Paolucci, director of the Vatican Museums, said that while the chapel's original marble altar will be returned it will not be put flush against the wall, so that Mass can still be celebrated "both 'versus populum' (toward the people) as well as 'versus crucem' (toward the cross)."

    Restoration of the Cappella Paolina

  • Si autem aliqua soror infirmatur in tantum. quod eam inungi oporteat. tunc sacerdos ... oleum sacre unccionis deferat; et una sorore crucem portante. precedentibus duabus cum cereis. ad infirmariam uadat. et totus conuenteus eum processionaliter antecedat.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • Cum autem simul communicari et inungi aliquam oportuerit. soror aliqua crucem portet. et frater socius sacram deferat unccionem: et primo fiat communio. deinde inunccio. et in isto casu semper remaneat conuentus in infirmaria usque ad complectionem officii.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • Iuxta crucem tecum stare, te libenter sociáre in planctu desídero.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Stabat Mater dolorósa iuxta crucem lacrimósa, dum pendébat Fílius.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Ad haec ludibria Deus connivet frequentur, ubi relicto verbo Dei, ad Satanam curritur, quales hi sunt, qui aquam lustralem, crucem, &c. lubricae fidei hominibus offerunt.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • [330] One is crowned for that which another is tormented: Ille crucem sceleris precium tulit, hic diadema; made a knight, a lord, an earl, a great duke, (as [331] Agrippa notes) for that which another should have hung in gibbets, as a terror to the rest,

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Note 114: London, BL Harley 957, fol. 21r: Tunc mulier accedens ad crucem ait, Adekin loquere mecum, et ego cras ducam te domi ad patrem tuum et matrem.

    A Tender Age: Cultural Anxieties over the Child in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries


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