Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Prayer: Hail Mary

Taylor Marshall of Canterbury Tales Blog has a great post on how the Hail Mary prayer came to be.
Thanks Taylor, knew the first have of the origin... not the second half.

Hail Mary:
The Hail Mary prayer derives from two verses in Saint Luke's Gospel: "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee" (Luke 1 28: Χαῖρε, κεχαριτωμένη, ὁ Κύριος μετὰ σοῦ), and "Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb" (Luke 1:42: Εὐλογημένη σὺ ἐν γυναιξὶν καὶ εὐλογημένος ὁ καρπὸς τῆς κοιλίας σου).

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