Tuesday, December 08, 2020

The Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2020

A great sign appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon beneath her feet * and upon her head a crown of twelve stars. V. The Lord hath clothed her with the garments of salvation, with the robe of justice, as a bride He hath adorned her with jewels. And upon her head... Glory be ... And upon her head... (The sixth responsory of Matins of the Immaculate Conception.)

The Immaculate Conception, 1683, by the Genovese painter Domenico Piola (1627-1703), in the basilica of the Annunciation in Genoa, Italy.
R. Signum magnum appáruit in caelo, múlier amicta sole, et luna sub pédibus ejus, * et in cápite ejus coróna stellárum duódecim. V. Induit eam Dóminus vestimentis salútis, indumento justitiae, et quasi sponsam ornávit eam monílibus suis. Et in cápite ejus... Gloria Patri... Et in cápite ejus...

And for Our Lady’s feast day, enjoy this splendid Magnificat by the Netherlandish composer Alexander Agricola (1445-1506).

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