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PAGE 6 Feast of Our by Bennett Molinari OST-GAZETTE, Lady of the Rosary and Richard Molinari OCTOBER 7, 2016 The development of the rosary has a long history. In the begin- ning, a practice began of pray- ing 150 Our Fathers in imitation of the 150 Psalms. Then there was a parallel practice of pray- ing 150 Hail Mary's. The develop- ment of this prayer form of the rosary owes much to the follow- ers of Saint Dominic. One of them, Alan de la Roche, was known as "the apostle of the rosary." He founded the first Confraternity of the Rosary in the 154 centu- ry. In the 16m century, the rosa- ry was developed to its present form -- with the 15 mys- teries (Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious). In 2002, Pope St. John Paul II added five Mysteries of Light to this devotion. It is believed that Heaven has on many occasions rewarded the faith of those who had recourse to the recitation of the rosary in times of special danger. The naval victory of Lepanto gained by Spanish Admiral Don Juan of Austria is attributed to the recita- tion of the rosary. Knowing that the Christian forces were at a dis- tinct disadvantage, Pope Plus V called for all of Europe to pray the Rosary for victory, and led a rosary procession in Rome. After about five hours of fighting on the northern edge of the Gulf of Corinth off western Greece, the combined navies of the Papal States, Genoa and Spain managed to stop the Ottoman navy, {300 Turkish ships had been captured or sunk}. The Pontiffwas moved to institute the feast now celebrated univer- sally as Our Lady of the Rosary. The defeat of the Ottomans at Lepanto slowed the Ottoman ad- vance to the west, denying them access to the Atlantic Ocean and the Americas. The day of the victory, October 7% was declared by Pope Pius V the Feast Day of Our Lady of Victory in recognition of Our Lady's intercession in answer to the recitation of the Rosary throughout Catholic Europe. In 1573, Pope Gregory XIII changed the title of the "Feast of Our Lady of Victory" to "Feast of the Holy Rosary." Pope Clement XI extended the feast to the whole of the Universal Church, insert- ing it into the General Roman Calendar in 1716, and assigning it to the first Sunday in October. Pope St. Pius X changed the date to October 7m in 1913. In 1960, Pope St. John XXIII changed the title to "Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary" celebrated on October 7m. A "Turkish victory at Lepanto would have been a catastrophe of the first magnitude for Christendom," wrote military historian John F. Guilmartin, Jr., "and Europe would have followed a his- Happy Columbus Day/ from . INC. Uff. M. Gioconda Motta, President 37 Water Street, Suite #4, Wakefield, MA 01880 781"224"05321 Million Dollar Quartet Returns to the Ogunquit Playhouse The Ogunquit Playhouse is bringing back the most popular show in its history, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage October 5th through November 6~. This high-voltage rock ha roll show, with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, is inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Per- kins for one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. Featuring timeless hits such as "Blue Suede Shoes," "Great Bails of Fire," "I Walk the Line," %Vhole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On,: "Fever," "Folsom Prison Blues," "Hound Dog," and more. This thrilling musical brings audiences inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock ha' roll band for one unforgettable night. This exciting show features an incredible score of rock ha' roll, gospel, R&B and country hits, performed live onstage by world-class actors who play their own instruments, as well as sing and perform. Returning as the energetic Jerry Lee Lewis is Nat Zegree, who had audiences jumping to their feet with excite- ment in the 2015 production. Scott Moreau is also returning to the Ogunquit stage to once again play Johnny Cash. He 2015 Million Dollar Quartet.. Robert Britton Lyons as Carl Perkins, Sam Weber as Brother Jay, David Sonneborn as Fluke (back}, Nat Zegree as Jerry Lee Lewis, Jacob Rowley as Elvis Presley, Scott Moreau as Johnny Cash. (Photo by Jay Goldsmith) recently performed the role in 1973. The role of Sam Phillips is MillionDollarQuartetatHarrah's played by Jason Loughlin, who Casino in Las Vegas and in the is also returning after playing first National Tour. He has also the role in the 2015 production appeared as Young Jim Neary at Ogunquit Playhouse. Mr. in the series finale of HBO's Loughlin was most recently in Boardwalk Empire. Making hisThe Audience with Helen Mirren debut at the Ogunquit Play- on Broadway. Bligh Voth also re- house as Carl Perkins is James turns from the 2015 production Barry. Mr. Barry has performed to play Elvis' girlfriend Dyanne on Broadway in Bloody Bloodyin this production after spend- Andrew Jackson as well as the ing last year playing Dyanne National Tour of Million Dollar regionally and internationally. Quartet. Joining the cast asShe has performed in regional Elvis Presley is Beau Cassidy, theatres throughout the U.S., who is also making his Ogun-including Signature Theatre, quit Playhouse debut. 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