MARY THE MOTHER OF THE LORD
Mary is honoured throughout Christendom on 15 August
“The Church is a place of revolution without violence, called to set the world the right way up, … [the Magnificat, Mary’s Song] is a statement of revolution not comfort …the statement of a revolutionary.”
1. My soul doth magnify the Lord : and my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.
2 For he hath regarded : the lowliness of his handmaiden.
3 For behold, from henceforth : all generations shall call me blessed.
4 For he that is mighty hath magnified me : and holy is his Name.
5 And his mercy is on them that fear him : throughout all generations.
6 He hath shewed strength with his arm : he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
7 He hath put down the mighty from their seat : and hath exalted the humble and meek.
8 He hath filled the hungry with good things : and the rich he hath sent empty away.
9 He remembering his mercy hath holpen his servant Israel : as he promised to our forefathers, Abraham and his seed for ever.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son : and to the Holy Ghost;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be : world without end. Amen.
The Magnificat is set as a Canticle for Evening Prayer. This English translation is from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.
This Sunday(14/8) at St Peter’s Cathedral Adelaide we will celebrate the Feast of Mary Mother of our Lord, the one who spoke these words of revolution not violence.