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The Vigil of the Assumption

Introit • Psalm 44: 13, 15, 16

All the rich among the people shall entreat thy countenance: after her shall virgins be brought to the King: her neighbors shall be brought to thee in gladness and rejoicing. (Ps. 44: 2) My heart hath uttered a good word: I speak my works to the King. Glory be …

Collect (Prayer)

O God, Who didst deign to choose for Thy dwelling the virginal womb of the blessed Mary, grant we beseech Thee, that defended by her protection we may assist with joy at her festival. Through our Lord.

(Commemoration of St. Eusebius, Confessor)
O God, Who dost gladden us by the annual feast of blessed Eusebius, Thy confessor, mercifully grant that, as we celebrate his natal day, we may also imitate his actions. Through our Lord.

Epistle • Ecclesiasticus 24: 23-31

As the vine I have brought forth a pleasant odor, and my flowers are the fruit of honor and riches. I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In me is all grace of the way and of the truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue. Come over to me, all ye that desire me, and be filled with my fruits; for my spirit is sweet above honey, and my inheritance above honey and the honeycomb. My memory is unto everlasting generations. They that eat me, shall Yet hunger; and they that drink me, shall yet thirst. He that harkeneth to me shall not be confounded, and they that work by me shall not sin. They that explain me shall have life everlasting.

Gradual

Blessed and venerable art thou, O Virgin Mary, Who, without spot, wast found the Mother of the Savior. Virgin Mother of God, He Whom the whole world containeth not, being made man, shut Himself in thy womb.


Gospel • Luke 11: 27-28

Continuation of the Holy Gospel According to St. Luke 

At that time: As Jesus was speaking to the multitudes, a certain woman from the crowd, lifting up her voice, said to Him, Blessed is the womb that bore Thee, and the breasts that gave Thee suck. But He said, Yea, rather, blessed are they who hear the word of God and keep it.

Offertory

Blessed art thou, O Virgin Mary, who didst bear the Creator of all things: thou didst bring forth Him Who made thee, and remainest forever a virgin.

Secret

May our offerings be commended to Thy mercy, O Lord, by the prayer of the mother of God, Whom Thou hast removed from this world that she may with confidence intercede for us with Thee. Through our Lord.

(Commemoration of St. Eusebius)
We offer Thee, O Lord, sacrifices of praise in commemoration of Thy saints, by whom we trust to be delivered from evils both present and future. Through our Lord.

Communion

Blessed is the womb of the Virgin Mary, which bore the Son of the eternal Father.

Postcommunion

Grant Thine assistance, O merciful God, to our frailty, that we, who anticipate the festival of God’s holy mother, may, by the aid of her intercession, rise from our iniquity. Through our Lord.

(Commemoration of St. Eusebius)
We Thy suppliants, who are refreshed with heavenly food and drink, beseech Thee, O our God, that we may be fortified by the prayers of him in whose commemoration we have partaken of these gifts. Through our Lord.

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