Saturday, August 15, 2015

15 August 2015

From St John Damascene:

"Even though your most holy and blessed soul was separated from your most happy and immaculate body, according to the usual course of nature, and even though it was carried to a proper burial place, nevertheless it did not remain under the dominion of death, nor was it destroyed by corruption. 

"Indeed, just as her virginity remained intact when she gave birth, so her body, even after death, was preserved from decay and transferred to a better and more Divine dwelling place. There it is no longer subject to death but abides for all ages."

For myself, I will only add this plea:

Forgive, we beseech Thee, O Lord, the sins of thy servants;  and may we, who are unable to please Thee by our deeds, be saved by the intercession of the Mother of Thy Son, our Lord.

[Collect, Mass of the Assumption]

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

+ amen.

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