Our Morning Offering – 10 April – Easter Monday – “The Month of the Resurrection”
To exchange your Angelus prayer for the Regina Coeli as from Compline on Holy Saturday for the next 50 days of Eastertide, until the None (Afternoon) Prayer on the Saturday following Pentecost, inclusively.
St Gregory the Great (540-604) heard Angels chanting the first three lines one Easter morning in Rome, while following barefoot in a great religious procession of the Icon of the Virgin painted by St Luke the Evangelist. He was, thereupon, inspired to add the fourth line.
Queen of Heaven
By Angels and St Gregory the Great (540-604)
Queen of Heaven, rejoice, Alleluia.
For He whom thou didst merit to bear, Alleluia.
Has Risen, as He said, Alleluia.
Pray for us to God, Alleluia.
Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, Alleluia.
For the Lord has truly Risen, Alleluia.
Let us pray.
O God, Who gave joy to the world
through the Resurrection of Thy Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ,
grant we beseech Thee,
that through the intercession
of the Virgin Mary,
His Mother, we may obtain
the joys of everlasting life.
Through the same Christ our Lord.