National Anthem of the Pontifical Imperial State of Rome-Ruthenia
and the United Roman-Ruthenian Church

Vivat Pontifex

Tune: Moscow (Felice de Giardini)


Latin Text

O vivas, omnibus,
Salvus ab hostibus,
Vivat Pontifex;
Tibi victoriam,
Deus et gloriam,
Det, et memoriam,
Vivat Pontifex.
 
Hostes o Domine,
Ut cadant omine,
Horrido, da;
Praebe coelicolens,
Deus omnipotens,
Atque omnisciens;
Auxilia.

Christi ecclesia,
Mater amantes,
Romae-Russiae;
Occidentalis,
Orientalis,
Patria invicta,
Justistiae.

Successor Romae,
Antiquae Russiae,
Sanctus semper;
Et Orthodoxus,
Justus et pius,
Autem Catholicus,
Fortis et liber.

Fiat clarissimus,
Et beatissimus,
Vivat Pontifex;
Cujus judicio,
Cujus auspicio,
Et beneficio,
Floreat pax!
 
English Translation
Translation for meaning rather
than musical metre.


Long may you live,
safe from all enemies,
God save the Pontiff.
God grant you victory, glory,
and memory. God save the Pontiff.

O Lord, arise, and scatter,
our enemies in dread.
Provide, God Almighty,
and all-knowing,
help from Heaven.

Church of Christ,
loving Mother,
of Rome and Rus'.
Of the West and
of the East,
Nation unconquered
in justice.

Successor of Rome,
and ancient Rus',
always Holy.
Orthodox, just, and pious,
and also Catholic,
strong and free.

Let him be the most renowned,
and the most blessed,
God bless the Pontiff.
In whose judgment,
in whose auspices,
and in whose benefits,
may peace flourish!




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