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Friday, March 18, 2011

Chaplet of St. Anne

Anglican.  Based on prayers of the Orthodox Church.

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On the Cross: 
Let us celebrate the memory of the Grandparents of Christ and fervently ask for their help, so that salvation may be assured for all those who cry out: "O God who glorified them according to your will, remain always with us!" -- Orthodox Kontakion in tone 2
Invitatory Bead: 
Anne, Divinely Wise, you carried in your womb the Mother of God, the Immaculate One who gave life to Life; wherefore you now have been carried up joyfully to the inheritance of heaven, to the abode of those who rejoice in glory. O Ever-blessed One, you seek the forgiveness of sins for those who honor you with fervor. -- Orthodox Troparion in tone 4
Cruciform Bead: 
Now Anna is no longer barren and nurses the All-Pure One! She rejoices and calls us to sing a hymn of praise to Christ Who gave mankind the only Ever-Virgin Mother!-- Orthodox Kontakion in tone 2
Week Beads:
Orthodox Troparion in tone 4
1st: Today the bonds of barrenness are broken,
2nd: God has heard the prayers of Joachim and Anna.
3rd: He has promised them beyond all their hopes,
4th: To bear the Maiden of God
5th: By whom the Uncircumscribed One was born as mortal man,
6th: Who commanded an angel to cry to Her:
7th: Rejoice, O Full of Grace, the Lord is with You!
Exit Cross: 
Receive me, good mother. Cover me with the mantle of your love. Look kindly on me. By your powerful intercession, may I obtain from God grace and mercy. Obtain for me remission for sin and release from the punishment my offenses have deserved. Pray that I may receive grace to lead a devout life on earth and that I may obtain the everlasting reward of heaven. -- Prayer to St. Anne

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