08 December 2012

Immaculate Conception

I will greatly rejoice in the Lord; yea, my soul shall be joyful in my God: for He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation: He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
O God, who in the foreknowledge of thy Son’s most precious death didst consecrate for him a dwelling-place by the spotless Conception of the Blessed Virgin: mercifully grant that she, who was preserved from all defilement, may evermore pray for us until we attain unto thee in purity of heart; through the same Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who livest and reignest with thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost ever, one God, world without end. Amen.