The Brotherhood Prayer Book: Quinquagesima

Antiphon for Magnificat:

And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto Him, and asked him, saying: What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? And he made answer: Lord, that I may receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight, thy faith hath saved thee: And immediately he received his sight and followed Him, glorifying God.

–An excerpt from The Brotherhood Prayer Book, corresponding with this Sunday’s Gospel reading: Luke 18: 31-43.

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 Lord, we beseech Thee: mercifully hear our prayers, and, having set us free from the bonds of sin, defend us from all evil; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost: ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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