Sunday, April 8, 2012

He Is Risen As He Said, Alleluia!

SO happy to be praying the Regina Coeli now!

Happy, Happy Easter, Everyone!

Queen of Heaven, rejoice. Alleluia.

For He, whom thou wast worthy to bear. Alleluia.
Has risen as He said. Alleluia.

Pray for us to God. Alleluia.

V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia.
R. Because the Lord is truly risen, Alleluia.

Let us pray

O God, Who by the Resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, hast been pleased to give joy to the whole world, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may attain the joys of eternal life. Through the same Christ, our Lord. Amen.

* The Easter prayer Regina Coeli (“Queen of Heaven” in Latin) is a wonderful tribute to our Lord’s resurrection and to the Blessed Virgin Mary (pictured in her Coronation at left). Although its origins are unknown, it dates back to the 13th century.

The Regina Coeli is one of four antiphons (short liturgical texts sung or chanted, often as seen below, in a responsorial pattern) dedicated to Our Lady. It is often sung as a hymn and has had numerous musical settings in its original Latin text, including several by Mozart.
Traditionally, it is prayed standing, often at noon, in place of another well-known prayer, the Angelus, during the Easter Season from Holy Saturday until Pentecost.

(Our Catholic Prayers)

*I'll be back to regular blogging after the pixie dust settles and the sugar highs subside here!  So many things I've wanted to blog about over Lent -- but, you watch, now I won't be able to think of a thing to write about!

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