Antiphon for Magnificat:
Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables, said Jesus unto His disciples.
–An excerpt from The Brotherhood Prayer Book, corresponding with this Sunday’s Gospel reading: Luke 8:4-15.
The Magnificat is the chief hymn for the order of Vespers. Mary’s Song has always held a special place in the worship of the Church. She, a type of the Church, gives voice to the community of saints that have the indwelliing of Christ by faith. The Magnificat’s antiphon carries the weekly theme as it is contained in Sunday’s Gospel text. We are providing the Antiphon for your devotional edification, so that you can add the Magnificat to your weekly devotion and echo the theme for the week.
Collect: O God, who seest that we put not our trust in anything that we do: mercifully grant that by Thy power, we may be defended against all adversity; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost: ever one God, world without end. Amen.