Mother Mary, Mother of God, we salute you. The worthy of the whole world’s reverence, she is an ever-shining light, the crown of virginity, the symbol of orthodoxy, an indestructible temple, the place that held Him whom no place can contain. Because of Mother Mary, the holy Gospels could say: Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.
We salute her, for in her holy womb was confined Him who is beyond all limitation. She is both mother and virgin. I am overwhelmed by the wonder of this miracle. It is her that the Holy Trinity is glorified and adored; the cross is called precious and is venerated throughout the world; the heavens exult; the angels and archangels make merry; demons are put to flight; the devil, that tempter, is thrust down from heaven; the fallen race of man is taken up on high.
Behold then the joy of the whole universe. Let the union of God and man in the Son of the Virgin Mary fill us with awe and adoration. Let us fear and worship the undivided Trinity as we sing the praise of the ever-virgin Mary, the holy temple of God, and of God himself, her Son and spotless Bridegroom. To Him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.