Traditional Prayers for Anglican Catholics
         
       
   

We Call Her Blessed

Hail Mary, ever Virgin,
Mother of the Almighty,
who filleth heaven and earth.

Hail Mary, ever Virgin,
Mother of the Ancient of Days,
whose name was before the sun was created.

Hail Mary, ever Virgin,
Mother of him
who created Adam from the dust of the earth.
Hail Mary, ever Virgin,
Mother of him
who formed Eve and gave her to Adam.

Blessed art thou, O Mary,
Mother of him
who gave righteousness and virtue
to the sons of Levi.

Blessed art thou, O Mary,
for within thee dwelt the Only-Begotten,
the Light of the Father,
the Child of the Godhead.

Blessed art thou, O Mary,
for thou hast fed him
who giveth food to all flesh.

Blessed art thou, O Mary,
who hast borne in thy bosom
and carried in thine arms
the Son of the Most High
whom the powers of heaven adore.

All generations bless thy maidenhood,
for he who is born of thee
hath driven away the curse from the earth.

We too will bless thee, O holy Virgin,
here kneeling before thee.

Intercede with the Lord who was born of thee,
that he may bestow his grace on all men,
and ever have mercy upon us.

Praise to thee, O Lord, born of a Virgin,
who became Man,
uniting two Natures and two wills
in one Person.

Glory be to thee, to thy Father,
and to thy Holy Spirit,
three Persons in one undivided Godhead. Amen.

From the liturgy of the Maronite Church