Blog Template Theology of the Body: And seeing your Incarnation, the Angel cried...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

And seeing your Incarnation, the Angel cried...

Seeking to know knowledge unknown, the Virgin cried to him who ministered unto her: From a chaste womb how can a Son be born? Tell thou me!

Then spake he to her in fear, and crying aloud:

Rejoice, thou Initiate of the ineffable counsel.
Rejoice, thou Faith in that which demandeth silence.
Rejoice, Prelude of the miracles of Christ.
Rejoice, Pinnacle of His doctrines.
Rejoice, heavenly Ladder whereby God came down.
Rejoice, Bridge leading those of earth to Heaven.
Rejoice, Marvel far-famed of Angels.
Rejoice, wounding much-bewailed of demons.
Rejoice, thou who ineffable gavest birth to the Light.
Rejoice, thou who didst reveal the mystery to none.
Rejoice, thou who oversoarest the knowledge of the wise.
Rejoice, thou who enlightenest the minds of the faithful.
Rejoice, thou Bride unwedded.

I have been slugging around in despicable, slimy, smelly heresies on an assignment for the past couple of days. Ugggh. There is nothing like the relief of the virgin Mother of God in resisting that old lie that Christ has not come in the flesh. Read the whole Akathist Hymn to the Most Holy Theotokos here. You really do not want to miss this, whether you are for her or against her.

HT: Faith and Theology.