16 December 2017
Angelus prayer

The Angelus prayer

marks that annunciation event. It gets its name from the opening Latin words of the prayer: “Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae” – “the angel of the Lord declared unto Mary”. The tradition was to ring the distinctive Angelus bell (three threes and a nine) at dawn and noon and dusk – roughly 6am, 12noon and 6pm. There was a pause for prayer, to consider that momentous event when God was about to enter history.
By John Wall PP

The Angelus

The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary:
And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
Hail Mary, etc.

Behold the handmaid of the Lord:
Be it done to me according to your word.
Hail Mary, etc.

And the Word was made Flesh:
And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary, etc.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray.
Pour forth, we beseech you, O Lord, your grace into our hearts, that we, to whom the Incarnation of Christ, your Son, was made known by the message of an angel may by his passion and cross be brought to the glory of his resurrection, through the same Christ our Lord.
Amen.