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This room is for general discussion that doesn't specifically fit into one of the other CatholicMatch rooms. Topics should not be overly serious as this is to be more of a "cafe setting."

Saint Peter's Square was created so that more people could be in the presence of the Pope and was named after Saint Peter, one of Jesus's apostles.
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HIRMOS
You conceived in virginity, lending a body to the Word, the Creator of all. O Virgin Mother, O Theotokos, receptacle of the uncontainable God, abode of your limitless Maker, we magnify you! ~ Pentecost brochure, Office of Educational Services, Melkite Eparchy of Newton


"Receptacle of the uncontainable God." I love that.



Jun 14th new
Hail, Holy Queen
Traditional Hymn

Hail, Holy Queen enthroned above, O Maria!
Hail, Mother of mercy and of love, O Maria!
Triumph all ye cherubim!
Sing with us ye seraphim!
Heaven and earth resound the hymn!
Salve, salve, salve, Regina!

Our life, our sweetness here below, O Maria!
Our hope in sorrow and in woe, O Maria!
Triumph all ye cherubim!
Sing with us ye seraphim!
Heaven and earth resound the hymn!
Salve, salve, salve, Regina!

To thee do we cry, poor sons of Eve, O Maria!
To thee we sigh, we mourn, we grieve, O Maria!
Triumph all ye cherubim!
Sing with us ye seraphim!
Heaven and earth resound the hymn!
Salve, salve, salve, Regina!

Turn, then, most gracious Advocate, O Maria!
Towards us thine eyes compassionate, O Maria!
Triumph all ye cherubim!
Sing with us ye seraphim!
Heaven and earth resound the hymn!
Salve, salve, salve, Regina! O Maria!

When this our exile is complete, O Maria!
Show us thy Son, our Jesus sweet, O Maria!
Triumph all ye cherubim!
Sing with us ye seraphim!
Heaven and earth resound the hymn!
Salve, salve, salve, Regina!

O clement, gracious Mother sweet, O Maria!
O virgin Mary we entreat, O Maria!
Triumph all ye cherubim!
Sing with us ye seraphim!
Heaven and earth resound the hymn!
Salve, salve, salve, Regina!
Jun 15th new
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Agni Parthene
non-liturgical hymn

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride! O Virgin pure, immaculate/ O Lady Theotokos
O Virgin Mother, Queen of all/ and fleece which is all dewy
More radiant than the rays of sun/ and higher than the heavens
Delight of virgin choruses/ superior to Angels.
Much brighter than the firmament/ and purer than the sun's light
More holy than the multitude/ of all the heav'nly armies.

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride!

O Ever Virgin Mary/ of all the world, the Lady
O bride all pure, immaculate/ O Lady Panagia (all-holy)
O Mary bride and Queen of all/ our cause of jubilation
Majestic maiden, Queen of all/ O our most holy Mother
More hon'rable than Cherubim/ beyond compare more glorious
than immaterial Seraphim/ and greater than angelic thrones.

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride!

Rejoice, O song of Cherubim/ Rejoice, O hymn of angels
Rejoice, O ode of Seraphim/ the joy of the archangels
Rejoice, O peace and happiness/ the harbor of salvation
O sacred chamber of the Word/ flow'r of incorruption
Rejoice, delightful paradise/ of blessed life eternal
Rejoice, O wood and tree of life/ the fount of immortality.

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride!

I supplicate you, Lady/ now do I call upon you
And I beseech you, Queen of all/ I beg of you your favor
Majestic maiden, spotless one/ O Lady Panagia (all-holy)
I call upon you fervently/ O sacred, hallowed temple
Assist me and deliver me/ protect me from the enemy
And make me an inheritor/ of blessed life eternal.

Rejoice, O Unwedded Bride!

***I added what's in parenthesis


Jun 15th new
Antiphon: Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the Sun, terrible as an army set in battle array?

My soul doth magnify the Lord,
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
Because He hath regarded the humility of His handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall called me blessed.
Because He that is mighty, hath done great things to me; and holy is His name.
And His mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear Him.
He hath shown might in His arm: He hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble.
He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich He hath sent empty away.
He hath received Israel His servant, being mindful of His mercy:
As He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever. (Luke 1:46-55)

Antiphon:
Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the Sun, terrible as an army set in battle array?

V: O Mary conceived with sin.
R. Pray for us who have recourse to Thee.
Jun 15th new
Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Holy Mary, pray for us.
Holy Mother of God, pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, pray for us.
Mother of Jesus, pray for us.
Mother of the Messiah, pray for us.
Mother of the Savior, pray for us.
Mother of the Lord, pray for us.
Mother conceived without sin, pray for us.
Mother most pure, pray for us.
Mother most chaste, pray for us.
Mother inviolate, pray for us.
Mother ever virgin, pray for us.
Mother most amiable, pray for us.
Most most admirable, pray for us.
Mother of true love, pray for us.
Mother of mercy, pray for us.
Mother of hope, pray for us.
Mother of the Church, pray for us.
Mother of all human beings, pray for us.
Mother blessed among mothers, pray for us.

Virgin filled with grace, pray for us.
Virgin most holy, pray for us.
Virgin most humble, pray for us.
Virgin most poor, pray for us.
Virgin most believing, pray for us.
Virgin most obedient, pray for us.
Virgin most prayerful, pray for us.
Virgin most prudent, pray for us.
Virgin most faithful, pray for us.
Virgin full of suffering, pray for us.
Virgin full of joy, pray for us.
Virgin full of goodness, pray for us.
Virgin most powerful, pray for us.
Virgin blessed among virgins, pray for us.

New Eve, pray for us.
Daughter of Zion, pray for us.
Heir of the promise, pray for us.
Servant of the Lord, pray for us.
Ark of the Covenant, pray for us.
City of God, pray for us.
Seat of wisdom, pray for us.
Temple of the Holy Spirit, pray for us.
House filled with glory, pray for us.
House of gold, pray for us.
Mystical rose, pray for us.
Tower of David, pray for us.
Tower of ivory, pray for us.
Morning star, pray for us.
Gate of heaven, pray for us.
Splendor of the world, pray for us.
Woman blessed among women, pray for us.

Mediatrix of grace, pray for us.
Dispensatrix of grace, pray for us.
Strength of the consecrated, pray for us.
Model of spouses, pray for us.
Help of Christians, pray for us.
Comforter of the afflicted, pray for us.
Advocate of the oppressed, pray for us.
Health of the sick, pray for us.
Refuge of sinners, pray for us.
Cause of our joy, pray for us.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, pray for us.
Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us.
Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.
Our Lady of Mount Carmel, pray for us.
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Our Lady of Peace, pray for us.

Queen assumed into heaven, pray for us.
Queen of angels, pray for us.
Queen of archangels, pray for us.
Queen of patriarchs, pray for us.
Queen of prophets, pray for us.
Queen of apostles, pray for us.
Queen of martyrs, pray for us.
Queen of confessors, pray for us.
Queen of pastors, pray for us.
Queen of missionaries, pray for us.
Queen of doctors, pray for us.
Queen of virgins, pray for us.
Queen of consecrated souls, pray for us.
Queen of the faithful, pray for us.
Queen of the poor, pray for us.
Queen of the afflicted, pray for us.
Queen of all saints, pray for us.
Queen of the world to come, pray for us.

Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world; spare us, O Lord!
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world; graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, You take away the sins of the world; have mercy on us.

Let us pray. Lord Jesus, we have just meditated on the wonders with which You enriched Mary, Your Mother, whom You have given to us. Now, through her intercession, grant that we may live in greater fidelity to Your Holy Spirit and one day attain eternal bliss with You in the company of Mary and Your Church. Amen.
Jun 15th new
(quote) Nicole-1018166 said: V: O Mary conceived with sin.
The Magnificat is beautiful, I agree. However, I think you mean "O Mary conceived without sin."
Jun 15th new
(quote) Chelsea-743484 said: The Magnificat is beautiful, I agree. However, I think you mean "O Mary conceived without sin."
Absolutely! I apologize for the significant typo. Thanks, Chelsea!
Jun 15th new
It happens...:) Glad to see you didn't mean the mistake!
Jun 15th new
The Memorare
Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Amen.


I wish we could include the multitude of pictures of Mary, with or without Jesus.

Jun 16th new

Salve, Regina
antiphon following Compline prayers

Salve, Regina, mater misericordiae;
vita, dulcedo et spes nostra, salve.
Ad te clamamus exsules filii Hevae.
Ad te suspiramus gementes et flentes
in hac lacrimarum valle.
Eia ergo, advocata nostra,
illos tuos misericordes oculos ad nos converte.
Et Iesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui,
nobis post hoc exsilium ostende.
O clemens, o pia, o dulcis Virgo Maria.

V. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genitrix.
R. Ut digni efficamur promissionibus Christi.


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