PRAYER TO THE MOTHER OF GOD
O awesome beauty for all the faithful,
you are the true fulfillment of the prophecies.
You are the glory of the apostles and the joy of the martyrs,
the pride of women and a wondrous protection for the whole world.
O Lady, with the mantle of your mercy,
protect our Church and all the people who sing out ot you:
Rejoice, O Full of Grace, the Lord is with you,
and through you He grants
great mercy to the world.
Vespers for October 1
PRAYER TO ST. MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL
O Archangel Michael,
since you are a soldier and leader of the heavenly armies, and the captain of the angels,
O Glorious one, deliver from every care and worry, from illness and bitter sin,
and protect under your wings those who cry out to you in faith.
You see the Lord who is Spirit.
You are illumined by the unapproachable light of the Master’s glory.
For out of love for the world He took flesh from the Virgin for our sake;
By this He wished to save mankind
Vespers for November 8