Tuesday, August 15, 2006
All human generations bless you, O Mother of God. The laws of nature were overcome in you, O Pure Virgin: for your birth-giving left you a virgin, and your death became the herald of your life. O you who remained virgin after giving birth, and alive after having died, O Mother of God, deign always to save your inheritance.
-Hirmos from the Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
...the revered Mother of God, from all eternity joined in a hidden way with Jesus Christ in one and the same decree of predestination, immaculate in her conception, a most perfect virgin in her divine motherhood, the noble associate of the divine Redeemer who has won a complete triumph over sin and its consequences, finally obtained, as the supreme culmination of her privileges, that she should be preserved free from the corruption of the tomb and that, like her own Son, having overcome death, she might be taken up body and soul to the glory of heaven where, as Queen, she sits in splendor at the right hand of her Son, the immortal King of the Ages.
-Munificentissimus Deus, Pope Pius XII
Hie thee to church ye people! A certain church in New York has 19 masses:
7:00, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8:00, 8:15, 8:30, 8:45, 9:00 and 11:30
12:00, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45, 1:00, 1:15, 4:30 and 5:15
So if you're in the City YOU HAVE NO EXCUSE!