Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Maryadmin | 8 September 2016
The collect for today, the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, from The Book of Common Prayer (Canadian, 1962):
O GOD Most High, who didst endue with wonderful virtue and grace the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of our Lord: Grant that we, who now call her blessed, may be made very members of the heavenly family of him who was pleased to be called the first-born among many brethren; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.
Artwork: Oscar Sinia, Mary Mother of Sorrows, 1919. Plaster statue, Chapel of the Brotherhood of the Holy Cross, Saint Michael’s Church, Ghent. Photograph taken by admin, 11 October 2014.