Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Nativity of Blessed Mary.

"It was on a holy day* of this most blessed Virgin, that light first began to shine forth upon the world: How blessed the the stem, the root how holy,but yet more blessed was the Fruit thereof."

-Third antiphon, Matins of the feast.

"Thy Nativity, O Mother of God,* doth proclaim joyful tidings unto all the world: for out of thee arose the Sun of Righteousness, even Christ our God; which same hath taken away the curse to bestow a blessing, and despoiling death hath given unto us life everlasting."

-Magnificat antiphon, vespers.

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