EUCHARISTIC ORATORY CHAPEL
A Eucharistic Oratory Chapel
The Evangelical Orthodox Catholic Church in America
The Feast of The Sacred Heart of Jesus
Collect Prayer of the Feast
O God, who in the Heart of Thy son Jesus Christ
wounded by our transgressions, does mercifully vouchsafe to
bestow upon us the infinite wealth of Thy love; grant, we
beseech Thee, that revering it with meet devotion, we may make
worthy reparation for our sins. Through the same Thy son and our Lord,
Feast Day Celebrated The Friday After The Octave of Corpus
This lovely Eucharistic Oratory Chapel
Heart of Jesus is located in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains in
just to the west of San Jose off of the main highway leading to Santa
While difficult to find it is a quiet peaceful setting. One
lends itself to meditation, Eucharistic Devotion and prayer.
The Altar of The Sacred Heart Eucharistic Oratory Chapel
Holy Table of Preparation
Side View of Chapel
Ordination Pictures for The Reverend Mother Virginia L. Frazier
The First Holy Eucharistic Liturgy / Mass
Mother Virginia L. Frazier Celebrated
At St. Raphael, The Archangel Eucharistic Oratory
San Jose, California
The Reverend Mother Virginia L. Frazier on her ordination day, standing
second from the right
of the Bishop
On the Feast Day of the Assumption of the Blessed Mother
August 15th, 2004
The Reverend Mother Virginia Frazier's First Holy Liturgy / Mass
The Reverend Mother Virginia L. Frazier, Priest
- Prayers of Eucharistic Devotion and Adoration
- Intercessions and prayer requests.
To Contact Her Bishop:
The Most Reverend Perry R. (Joseph Benedict) Sills, OSB/bcsa,
Residence/Office of the Bishop Primus
1213 N. San Pedro Street
San Jose, CA 95110-1436
Phone: (408) 453-8947
For more information,
The Reverend Mother
L. Frazier, Priest via Email as listed above
The History of the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
With the Protestant revolt in the sixteenth century and Jansenism in
the seventeenth had attempted to spoil one of the essential dogmas of
the Christian Church, namely the love of God for all men.
It became necessary that the Spirit of love, which directs the
Church, should by some means counteract the spreading heresy, in order
the Spouse of Christ, far from seeing her love for Jesus diminish,
feel it always increasing. This love was made manifest in Western
worship, which is the sure rule of our faith, by the institution of the
Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Yet in the early Middle Ages, the Doctors and Saints used to see in the
wound of Jesus' side the source of all graces. St. Bonaventure invites
us "to enter this wound and to dwell in the quiet of this heart."
The two Benedictine virgins, St. Gertrude and St. Mechtilde, in the
thirteenth century had a clear vision of the grandeur of the devotion
to the Sacred Heart. St. John the evangelist, appearing to the
to her that "the meaning of the blessed beating of the heart reserved,
the latter times when the world grown old and cold in divine love,
require to have its fervor renewed by means of this mystery of burning
This heart, say these two Saints, is an altar on which our Lord Jesus
Christ offers Himself to the Father as a perfect and most acceptable
victim. It is a golden censer from which rise towards the Father
as many clouds of incense as there are kinds of men and women for whom
our Lord, Savior and God Jesus Christ suffered. In this Heart the
praise and thanks we give to God and all of our good works are ennobled
and become acceptable to the Father.
But in order to make this worship public and recognized, Providence
first raised up St. John Eudes, who in 1670 composed an Office and a
the Sacred Heart for the so-called congregations of the Eudists.
then chose one of the spiritual daughters of St. Francis of Sales, St.
Margaret Mary Alacoque, to whom Jesus showed His Heart at
Paray-le-Monial, on June 16th, 1675, the Sunday after Corpus Christi,
and asked her to institute
a feast of the Sacred Heart on the Friday following the Octave of
Christi. Lastly, God employed for the propagation of this
Blessed Claude de la Colombiere. He belonged to the Company of
"the whole of which inherited his zeal in the propagation of the
to the Sacred Heart."
In 1765, His Holiness Clement the XIII gave his approbation to the
Feast and the Office of the Sacred Heart, and in 1856 His Holiness Pius
the XI, extended this feast to the universal Church.
The solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus sums up all of the phases
of the life of Jesus recalled in the liturgy from Advent to the Feast
Corpus Christi. It constitutes an admirable triptych giving us in
all the mysteries, joyous, sorrowful and glorious of our Lord, Savior
God Jesus Christ's life devoted to the love of God and men and women of
His Creation. This feast is indeed placed on the height from
may be contemplated the redeeming labors of the Savior on earth and the
glorious victories He will, by the working of the Most Holy Spirit,
in souls until the end of the world.
Coming after the feasts of our Lord Jesus Christ, this feast completes
them, concentrating them in one object which is materially Jesus' Heart
of flesh, and formally the unbounded charity symbolized by this Heart.
This solemnity therefore does not relate to a particular mystery of the
Savior's life, but embraces them all; indeed the devotion to the Sacred
heart celebrates all the favors we have received from divine charity
during the year, and
all the marvelous things that Jesus has done for us. It is the feast of
love of God for the men and women of his creation, a love which has
Jesus come down on earth for all by His Incarnation, which has raised
on the Cross for the Redemption of all and which brings Him down every
on our Altars by Transubstantiation/Transmutation, in order to make us
by the merits of his Death on Calvary.
These three mysteries, which manifest to us the divine charity in a
more special way, sum up the spirit of the feast of the Sacred Heart of
Jesus. For it is His Love which forced Him to put on a mortal body (to
take upon himself flesh). It is His love which willed that the
Sacred Heart should be pierced on the cross, in order that from the
wound should flow a spring we might draw from joyfully, whose water
cleanses us from our sins in Baptism and whose blood nourishes our
souls in the Holy Eucharist. And as the Eucharist is the
continuation of the Incarnation and the Sacrifice of Calvary, Jesus
asked that the Feast should be placed immediately after the Octave of
As these manifestations of our Lord Jesus Christ's love show the more
the ingratitude of man, who seem so often only to answer by coldness
and indifference, this great feast of the Church has a character of
reparation demanded of us by the wounded Heart of Jesus.
Let us humbly learn from the Heart of our Lord Jesus Christ, Whose
gentle and humble love turns no one away, and in it we shall find rest
for our souls. Alleluia.
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