I pray the Angelus

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

I pray the Angelus

The Angelus is a devotional prayer in honor of the Incarnation, which is recited morning, noon and evening, when the Angelus bell is ringing.

It started in the XIVth century, but then only the evening prayer was recited. In the XVth century, the morning prayer was added, in honor of the Resurrection, and in the XVIth century was added the noon prayer in memory of the Passion.

During the Easter Season (i.e. from Easter to Pentecost), the Regina Caeli is recited instead.

The "I pray the Angelus" initiative has for goal to promote this prayer to catholic web surfers.

This blog provides the prayer in both English and Latin.

For bloggers and webmasters: if you pray the Angelus and/or are interested to be part of the initiative, you can add the code below in your web pages, in order to send your users here.

The following button should be displayed:

If you want, you can save a copy of the button above in your images directory, and change the button URL in the code above with the new one. Of course, the target should still be this blog.

In Christ,

PS: thanks to Dymphna's Well for the English version.

Angelus (english)

V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit.
All: Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the Fruit
of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now, and at the hour of our death, Amen.

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
R. Be it done unto me according to thy word.
Hail Mary, etc.

V. And the Word was made Flesh.
R. And dwelt among us.
Hail Mary, etc.

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts, that we to whom the Incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection. Through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.

Angelus (latin)

V. Angelus Domini, nuntiavit Mariae
R/ Et concepit de Spiritu Sancto.
Ave Maria, gratia plena,
Dominus tecum.
Benedicta tu in mulierubus,
et benedictus fructus ventris tui, Iesus.
Sancta Maria, mater Dei,
ora pro nobis peccatoribus, nunc et in hora mortis nostrae.

V. Ecce ancilla Domini.
R/ Fiat mihi secundum verbum tuum.
Ave Maria...

V. Et Verbum caro factum est.
R/ Et habitavit in nobis.
Ave Maria...

V. Ora pro nobis, sancta Dei Genetrix.
R/ Ut digni efficiamur promissionibus Christi.

Oremus. Gratiam tuam, quaesumus, Domine, mentibus nostris infunde; ut qui, Angelo nuntiante, Christi Filii tui incarnationem cognovimus, per passionem eius et crucem, ad resurrectionis gloriam perducamur. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.
R/ Amen.