09 April 2018

Lady Day: Solemnity of the Annunciation A.D. 2018

Ave gratia plena!

The Annunciation by John William Waterhouse
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O GOD, who willed that your Word
should take on the reality of human flesh
in the womb of the Virgin Mary, grant, we pray,
that we, who confess our Redeemer to be God and man,
may merit to become partakers even in his divine nature.
Who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Roman Missal, 3rd edition of Pope St. John Paul II

WE beseech thee, O Lord, 
pour thy grace into our hearts;
that, as we have known
the Incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ
by the message of an angel, 
so by his Cross and Passion
we may be brought unto the glory of his Resurrection;
through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Book of Common Prayer