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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Around Her funeral couch.

Yesterday the meditation from St. Alphonsus was on 
the Death of Most Holy Mary.

By today the beautiful funeral couch of the Mother of God
had been erected with a pall overhanging Her figure.

Memoria mea in generationes saeculorum.
My memory is unto everlasting generations.

Beata es, Virgo Maria, 
quae omnium portasti Creatorem:
genuisti qui te fecit, 
et in aeternum permanes virgo.
Blessed art Thou, O Virgin Mary, 
Who didst bear the Creator of all things:
didst bring forth Him who made Thee,
and for ever remainest a virgin.

At the funeral couch of our Mother let us pray:
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death.


A Catholic Comes Home said...


Rubricarius said...

Beautiful! Do you have any special ceremonies to commemorate the burial of the Virgin and her rising from the tomb?

Jack said...

In the Byzantine tradition, there is a special form of Matins for 15 August that is celebrated in some churches--the Burial of the Theotokos.

The hymns are modeled on the Holy Saturday Matins in honor of the burial of our Lord.

Two hymns stand out in my mind:

Now translate me, O Mother
By your own translation
Into the Kingdom of your Son.

Come away, O Mary;
Come to where the Father and Son
And Spirit Blest are worshipped as One.

Michelle Therese said...

I've never heard of this before. So wonderful and beautiful!

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