Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Introits, Collects, etc. The Dormition of the St. Mary the Virgin

The Dormition of St. Mary the Virgin
August 15

Antiphons for the Psalms at Matins and Evensong

1. Mary is taken up into heaven, the company of angels is joyful; * yea, the Angels
rejoice, and glorify the Lord.
2. The Virgin Mary is made welcome to the heavenly mansions in the Father’s house; * where the King of kings is seated on his starry throne.
3. Thy name is as ointment poured forth; * therefore do the virgins love thee.
4. Blessed be thou of the Almighty Lord for evermore, O daughter, * for by thee have we partaken of the Tree of Life.
5. Thou art beautiful, O Mary, comely as Jerusalem, * terrible as an army with banners, going forth to war.

1st Evensong
The Psalms Appointed
84 & 134

The Readings
Jer 31:1-14 & John 19:23-27

The Antiphon for the Magnificat
O wisest of virgins, whither goest thou, like to the Day- Spring gloriously rising? * O daughter of Sion, altogether lovely art thou, and pleasant for delights, fair as the moon, clear as the sun.

The Psalms Appointed
138 & 122

The Readings
1 Sam 2:1-10 & John 2:1-12

The Antiphon for the Benedictus
Who is she that looketh forth as the morning, ascending like the dawn-light to the highest heavens, so glorious is her splendor? * For she is fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners going forth to war.

Holy Communion

The Introit St. Luke ii. 29.

LORD, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, * according to thy word.
 For mine eyes have seen * thy salvation,
 Which thou hast prepared * before the face of all people;
 To be a light to lighten the Gentiles, * and to be the glory of thy people Israel.

The Collect.

O GOD, who hast taken to thyself the blessed Virgin Mary, mother of thine only Son: Grant that we who have been redeemed by his blood may share with her the glory of thine eternal kingdom; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. Isaiah 61:7-11.

THEREFORE in their land they shall possess a double portion: everlasting joy shall be unto them. For I the LORD love justice, I hate robbery and wrong; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them. And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD hath blessed. I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.

The Gradual Luke 1:46-54

MY soul doth magnify the Lord, * and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
For he hath regarded * the lowliness of his handmaiden.
For behold, from henceforth * all generations shall call me blessed.
For he that is mighty hath magnified me; * and holy is his Name.
And his mercy is on them that fear him * throughout all generations.
He hath showed strength with his arm; * he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat, * and hath exalted the humble and meek.
He hath filled the hungry with good things; * and the rich he hath sent empty away.

The Alleluia Luke 1:55

Alleluia! Alleluia! He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel; * as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed, for ever. Alleluia!

The Gospel. St. Luke 1:39-45.

And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.

2nd Evensong
The Psalms Appointed
8 & 45

The Readings
Zech 2:10-13 & Acts 1:6-14

The Antiphon for the Magnificat

Blessed is the lineage whence Christ proceeded: * how glorious is the Virgin who bare the King of heaven!

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