Saturday, March 30, 2013

O Queen of Heaven, rejoice


Said throughout Eastertide. (That is, from Easter Day through Pentecost, the seventh Sunday after Easter.)

The Regina caeli is also said in place of the Angelus during Eastertide.

Queen of Heaven
V. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
R. For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia.
V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia.
R. Pray for us to God, alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.

Let us pray. O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Regina caeli
V. Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia.
R. Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia.
V. Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.
R. Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.
V. Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.

Oremus. Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum laetificare dignatus es: praesta, quaesumus; ut per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum. Amen.



Abbot washes the feet of a woman on Holy Thursday

Archabbey of St Meinrad in America

Cathcon- there are plenty of fellow monks and male oblates whose feet he can wash- but no, unlike Jesus, he chooses a woman.

A friend on facebook reports that the churches in her neighbourhood had only just started to implement some of the rules handed down, or clarified, under Benedict. "Now it's all gone to pot again. Almost literally overnight."

Pope washes feet of woman on maternity ward Holy Thursday 2005

So clearly 2012 was not the special circumstances as Father Lombardi, the Vatican Press Spokesman suggested.

See Pope begins Easter celebrations with liturgical abuse.

See also Bishop washes feet of nine women and three men