Sunday, September 8, 2013

Laudes for the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Here are the antiphons, hymn, and the collect from Laudes (morning prayer) for the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, from the website Divinum Officium.

Happy Birthday, Blessed Mother!

Ant. 1 This day was born the glorious Virgin Mary, * a child of the seed of Abraham, a daughter of the tribe of Judah, a Princess of the lineage of David.

Ant. 2 This day is the Birth-day of the holy Virgin Mary, * whose famous life still sheddeth lustre upon all the Churches.

Ant. 3 Mary was a maiden of illustrious birth, * the daughter of a Kingly race. We earnestly entreat her to help our minds and souls by her prayers.

Ant. 4 With all our heart and with all our soul let us sing praise to Christ * on this the solemn Feast-day of Mary, the mighty Mother of God.

Ant. 5 Let us keep with rejoicing the Birth-day of the Blessed Virgin Mary, * that she may pray for us to our Lord Jesus Christ.

O glorious lady! throned on high
Above the star-illumined sky;
Thereto ordained, thy bosom lent
To thy creator nourishment

Through thy sweet offspring we receive
The bliss once lost through hapless Eve;
And heaven to mortals open lies
Now thou art portal of the skies.

Thou art the door of heaven's high King,
Light's gateway fair and glistering;
Life through a virgin is restored;
Ye ransomed nations, praise the Lord!

All honour, laud, and glory be,
O Jesu, Virgin-born, to thee;
All glory, as is ever meet,
To Father and to Paraclete.

V. This day is the Birth-day of the holy Virgin Mary.
R. Whose' famous life still sheddeth lustre upon all the Churches.

Ant. For Benedictus Let us this day keep solemnly * the Birth-day of Mary, Mother but still Maiden, her Birth, a step toward the loftiness of her throne. Alleluia.

Let us pray
Grant unto us thy servants, we beseech thee, O Lord, the gift of thy heavenly grace, unto whom Thou didst give the first sight of a Saviour as the offspring of a Blessed Virgin, and grant that this Feast, which they keep in honour of the same Virgin, may avail them unto the increase of peace.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ

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