Tuesday, December 13, 2016

The Divine Perfume



The Anthology of The Greeks

The Virgin, as a precious vase of alabaster, bears the divine perfume into the cave, there wisely and ineffably to yield what she contains, that she may fill our souls with the delicious fragrance. 

Christ our God shall come manifestly, and shall not delay; he shall appear born of a spotless Virgin; he shall be laid in a cave; and thou, the crib of senseless beasts, receive into thyself, wrapt in swathing-bands, him, whom the heavens cannot contain, and whose single word absolves our senseless sins.  

Antiphon:

Let us live justly and piously, expecting the blessed hope, and the coming of the Lord, alleluia.

by Dom Prosper  Granger O.S.B.
London, 1867




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