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

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Marriage of Thy Son

Join us to thy Son, O Theotokos, that we might be the instruments to bring each other to Heaven. Just as thy Son sacrifices Himself to the Father to be the instrument to bring His Bride, the Church, to Heaven and gives everything of Himself to Her, even His Very Flesh, which She receives in the Holy Eucharist, Their carnal union, that filled with Him, She might become a part of Him and rest in His Heart for all Eternity, so too we give ourselves to thee O Virgin Protectress, that we might be in this same way joined to Him, and joined to Him, likewise be the instruments to bring each other to Heaven, that we might be icons in the flesh of His Divine Love.