Hymn for the Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church

Posted April 11, 2018 8:33 pm by Kathleen Pluth

Hymn for the Memorial of Mary, Mother of the Church

The redoubtable Mrs. Geraldine Hildreth recently suggested on these pages that I might write a hymn for the new feast on the Universal Calendar, Mary, Mother of the Church.As it happens, I have just the thing.I wrote this originally for the Immaculate Conception, and it’s easy to see that great feast’s influence here:The first verse is taken from the definition of the Immaculate Conception, which I believe is paraphrased in the Preface of that day.The second verse is taken from the Epistle of the day from Ephesians 1, which is also the Canticle for Evening Prayer on Wednesdays.Verse 3 is

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