Over the last week at the couple masses I’ve been in, we’ve recited the Hail Mary. Thinking about Stephanie Kmiotek and all of the sadness that surrounded that time (and today, as we had mass in her rememberance and for the icon of Mary that was placed in our chapel), here it is:
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.
…and here is the Eastern Rite and Orthodox:
Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos,
Mary, full of grace,
The Lord is with thee;
Blessed art thou amongst women,
And blessed is the fruit of thy womb,
For thou hast borne the saviour of our souls.
peace to you.