25 March 2012

Behold, the Handmaid of the Lord

We beseech thee, O Lord, pour thy grace into our hearts, that we who have known the incarnation of thy Son Jesus Christ, announced by an angel to the Virgin Mary, may by his cross and passion be brought unto the glory of his resurrection; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Below: the triptych at the High Altar, closed for Lent, shows the Annunciation,
which is the beginning of the Lord's Passion.