14 Aug 2011

Assumption

Below I have pasted a link to a lovely hymn to Our Lady on YouTube, because today the church celebrates the Feast Of The Assumption of The Blessed Virgin Mary .



To non Catholic or Orthodox, this is a strange unknown celebration for they do not have the wonderful tradition stretching back to the days of Mary and the Apostles that as her life drew to an end she fell asleep on earth and was carried bodily up into Heaven. There to be with Her Son and  to be  crowned Queen of Heaven and  she is working constantly at the bidding of God to bring us, Her children to the Father through Her Son.


Is it really true? we do not doubt it! for nearly two thousand years the memory was passed down through the generations and then Pope Pious XII proclaimed it an infallible doctrine of the Church.
We know that on the last day we shall be raised "in our flesh" and see God, and to illustrate ,and foretell this wonderful and terrifying event, Mary followed her resurrected Son bodily into the next life, the everlasting life.


The Litany of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, were  we ask our beloved Mother to help us...


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Lord, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.

Christ, hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, One God,

Holy Mary,
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of virgins, .
Mother of Christ, .
Mother of divine grace,
Mother most pure,
Mother most chaste,
Mother inviolate,
Mother undefiled,
Mother most amiable,
Mother most admirable,
Mother of good counsel,
Mother of our Creator,
Mother of our Savior,
Mother of the Church,
Virgin most prudent,
Virgin most venerable,
Virgin most renowned,
Virgin most powerful,
Virgin most merciful,
Virgin most faithful,
Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Spiritual vessel,
Vessel of honor,
Singular vessel of devotion,
Mystical rose,
Tower of David, .
Tower of ivory,
House of gold,
Ark of the covenant,
Gate of Heaven,
Morning star,
Health of the sick,
Refuge of sinners,
Comforter of the afflicted,
Help of Christians, pray for us.
Queen of angels,
Queen of patriarchs,
Queen of prophets,
Queen of apostles,
Queen of martyrs,
Queen of confessors,
Queen of virgins,
Queen of all saints,
Queen conceived without
Original Sin,
Queen assumed into Heaven,
Queen of the holy Rosary,
Queen of families,
Queen of peace,

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God,
Christ, have mercy on us.


Christ, graciously hear us.
Have mercy on us.

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Have mercy on us.

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Spare us, O Lord.

Graciously spare us, O Lord.
Have mercy on us.
That we may be made worthy
of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray-  Grant, we beseech Thee, O Lord God, that we Thy servants may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body, and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, be delivered from present sorrow and enjoy everlasting happiness. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen

 





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