Monday, April 6, 2015

Pondering the Regina Coeli with Song

We typically pray the Angelus three times a day, and this blog has begun featuring a weekly image to enhance that daily "call to prayer," but the Easter season is characterized by song. Given that, and the reality that artistic depictions of the Virgin Mary on Easter morning are nothing if not scarce, The Angelus Project will offer a weekly musical version of the lovely Eastertide call to prayer, the Regina Coeli.

But first, the words (each line prayed in alternation):

Queen of Heaven, rejoice! Alleluia!
For him whom you did merit 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: 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.

Glory be...

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