Sunday, January 01, 2006

Feast of Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

O marvelous exchange!
Man's Creator has become man,
born of a virgin.
We have been made sharers in the divinity of Christ who
humbled himself to share in our humanity.
Mary has given birth to a King
whose name is everlasting ;
hers the joy of motherhood,
hers the virgin's glory.
Never was the like seen before,
never shall it be seen again, alleluia.
By your miraculous birth of the Virgin
you have fulfilled the Scriptures:
like a gentle rain falling upon the earth
you have come down to save your people.
O God, we praised you.

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