29 June 2007

Of the Blessed Virgin Mary

ALMIGHTY God, who didst send forth thy Son, made of a woman, that we might be redeemed and receive the adoption of sons : Grant that, beholding what Majesty did become incarnate for our sakes, we may, with all generations, call her blessed, through whom as Virgin-Mother of the Lord we have been thus blest : to thine honour and glory, who livest and reignest in the unity of the Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

The People's Missal
(Anglican drawing from Sarum and other Uses)
The Revd E. A. L. Clarke, A.K.C