Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Queen of Heaven: Regina Caeli

During the Easter season we sing or say Queen of Heaven (Regina Caeli) instead of saying the Angelus.   
The English text:
Queen of Heaven rejoice, alleluia!
For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia!
Has risen, as He said, alleluia!
Pray for us to God, alleluia!
The Latin text:
Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia!
Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia!
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia!
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia

V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia!
R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia!
Let us pray. 
O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech You, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.