Feast of the Assumption (EF)

2 days ago we celebrated the feast of the Assumption - one of the great Marian feast days of the Church. On this day, we traditionally commemorate Our Lady's great victory over death in which Our Lord took her up, body and soul, into heaven - and there crowned her as His queen. This is truly the climax of the Marian mysteries (which begin with her Immaculate Conception).


Signum magnum apparuit in caelo: mulier amicta sole, et luna sub pedibus eius, et in capite eius corona stellarum duodecim.
— Missale Romanum (1962); cf. Rev. 12:1

Ant. A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.

V. Sing to the Lord a new song, because He has done marvellous things.

V. Glory be...


Inimicitias ponam inter te et Mulierem, et semen tuum et Semen illius.
— Missale Romanum (1962); cf. Gen. 3:15

Ant. I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her Seed.


Beatam me dicent omnes generationes, quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est.
— Missale Romanum (1962); cf. Lk. 1:48-49

Ant. All generations shall call me blessed, because He Who is Mighty has done great things for me.