15 August 2012

Dormition and Assumption of the God-bearer

O GOD, who hast taken to thyself the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of thine incarnate Son: Grant that, through her intercession, we who have been redeemed by his Blood may share with her the glory of thine eternal kingdom; through the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen. 

An Anglican Use Collect for the Assumption of St. Mary the Virgin

Our Lady of the Pew, Westminster Abbey
O GOD, who as on this day didst take to thyself the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of thy Son: Grant that we who have been redeemed by his blood, may share with her the glory of thy eternal kingdom; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The Book of Common Prayer, 1929, Scotland
Collect for the Falling-Asleep of the Blessed Virgin Mary


In respect of which Pope Leo X. has granted to all persons who, after saying the Office, shall devoutly recite it on their knees, forgiveness of the shortcomings and faults of human weakness committed by them in saying the Office.

TO the most holy and undivided Trinity:
To the Manhood of our Lord Jesus Christ crucified:
To the fruitful Virginity 
     of the most blessed and most glorious Mary, ever-virgin:
And to the whole body of all the Saints:
Be praise everlasting, honour and glory from all creatures:
And to us the forgiveness of all our sins. World without end.  
R. Amen.

V. Blessed be the womb of the Virgin Mary which bore the Son of the Eternal Father.
R. And blessed be the breasts that nursed Christ the Lord.

V. Our Father, Who art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done, On earth as it is in Heaven.  
R. Give us this day, our daily bread, And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

V. Hail Mary, Full of Grace, The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.   
R. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death. Amen.

 + Ave Maria!