Church of the Good Shepherd

The Anglo-Catholic Parish of the Episcopal Diocese Of Upper South Carolina

The Angelus Prayer

ICON of  Mary and baby Jesus

The Angelus Prayer is a traditional devotion used morning, noon, and evening in honor of the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ. It is also appropriate before or after Holy Mass. The devotion gets its name from the first word of the prayer in Latin.

From Easter Day through the day of Pentecost, the Regina Coeli is used instead of the Angelus.

V/ The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary
R/ And she conceived by the Holy Spirit.

V/ Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee
Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
R/ Holy Mary, Mother of God,
Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

V/ Behold the handmaid of the Lord
R/ Be it done unto me according to thy word.
V/ Hail Mary full of grace, ...
R/ Holy Mary, Mother of God, ...

V/ And the WORD was made flesh
R/ And dwelt among us.

V/ Hail Mary full of grace, ...
R/ Holy Mary, Mother of God, ...

V/ Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God
R/ That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

Pour your grace into our hearts, O Lord, that we who have known the incarnation of your Son Jesus Christ, announced by an angel to the Virgin Mary, may by his cross and passion be brought to the glory of his resurrection; who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.