The Angelus

On this last day of May I though it would be appropriate to do one final Marian post. Last week I talked about the Angelus and how that was really the only thing other than the Rosary that I’ve prayed dedicated to Mary. The Angelus is prayed in churches, convents, and monasteries and can be prayed three times a day at 6:00 am (Prime), noon (Sext), and 6:00 pm (Vespers) often times churches rang their bells at these times. It is a devotion that focuses on the Incarnation and the Annunciation. At school we prayed it at noon.  For most people they might have heard of the Angelus through that Papal Angelus Address that happens on Sundays. It’s a nice prayer and even if you only do it once a day it offers a break from the rest of the world.

The Angelus consists of Bible Verses and a couple Hail Marys it is as follows

The Angel of the LORD declared unto Mary, / And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the LORD is with thee: blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Behold the handmaid of the LORD. / Be it done unto me according to thy word.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the LORD is with thee: blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

And the Word was made flesh. / And dwelt among us.

Hail Mary, full of grace; the LORD is with thee: blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. / That we might be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray,  Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O LORD,  thy grace into our hearts; that, we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen

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