Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
Feast of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary – 20th Sunday after Pentecost
Let us all rejoice in the Lord, keeping a feast day in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary, for who celebration of angels rejoice and unite in praising the Son of God. Ps. 44, 2. My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the King. Gory be …
O God, Whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection hath purchased for us the rewards of eternal life: grant, we beseech Thee, that, meditating on the mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise. Through the same.
Epistle • Prov. 8, 22, 24, 32, 35
Lesson from the Book of Wisdom.
[The Church applies to Our Lady the following praises.]
The Lord possessed Me in the beginning of His ways, before He made anything, from the beginning, I was set up from eternity, and of old, before the earth was made. The depths were not as yet, and I was already conceived.
Now therefore, ye children, hear Me: Blessed are they that keep My ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. Blessed is the man that heareth Me, and that watcheth daily at My gates; and waiteth at the posts of My doors. He that shall find Me, shall find life, and shall have salvation from the Lord.
Gradual • Ps. 44, 5, 11, 12
Because of truth, and, meekness, and justice: and thy right hand shall conduct thee wonderfully. Hear, O daughter, and see, and incline thine ear; for the King hath desired thy beauty.
Alleluia, alleluia. The solemnity of the glorious Virgin Mary, of the seed of Abraham, sprung from the tribe of Juda, of the noble line of David. Alleluia.
Gospel • Luke 1, 16.38
Continuation of the Holy Gospel According to St. Luke.
[Gospel of the Annuciation by the Angel to the Blessed Virgin Mary.]
At that time the Angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. And the Angel being come in, said unto Her: Hail, full of grace: the Lord is with Thee: blessed art Thou among women.
Who having heard, was troubled at his saying: and thought with Herself what manner of salutation this should be. And the Angel said to Her: Fear not, Mary, for Thou hast found grace with God: behold Thou shalt conceive in Thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son, and Thou shalt call His name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of David His father: and He shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever, and of His kingdom there shall be no end.
And Mary said to the Angel: How shall this be done, because I know not man? And the Angel answering, said to Her: The Holy Ghost shall come upon Thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow Thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of Thee shall be called the Son of God. And behold Thy cousin Elizabeth, she also hath conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her that is called barren: because no word shall be impossible with God. And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done to Me according to thy word.
Offertory • Ecclus. 24, 25, 39, 17
In me is all grace of the way and of the truth; in me is all hope of life and of virtue. Like a rose planted on the rivers I have borne fruit.
In THY loving, kindness we beseech Thee, O Lord, be moved by the offering of our gifts and enlighten Thy Church: that Thy flock may prosper everywhere and the shepherds, under Thy guidance, may be rendered acceptable to Thee. Through our Lord.
Communion • Ecclus. 39, 39
Send forth flowers, as the lily, and yield a smell, and bring forth leaves in grace, and praise with canticles, and bless the Lord in His works.
May we be assisted, we beseech Thee, O Lord, by the prayers of Thy most holy Mother, who Rosary we celebrate, that the virtue of the mysteries we adore may be shared and the effect of the sacraments we have received may be obtained. Who livest.