O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Thou Art All Fair O Mary

Feast of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary - I Class

In the Eastern Rites, this feast is called the Feast of the Maternity of St. Anne, which I think is a better name because it keeps people from asking stupid questions about why we celebrate the conception of Christ only two and a half weeks before He was born. Anyway, here is the timeless antiphon in honor of the Immaculate Conception: