The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Solemnity
Entrance Antiphon Cf. Revelation 12: 1
A great sign appeared in heaven: / a woman clothed with
the sun, and the moon beneath her feet, / and on her
head a crown of twelve stars.
Or: Let us all rejoice in the Lord, / as we celebrate the feast
day in honor of the Virgin Mary, / at whose Assumption
the Angels rejoice / and praise the Son of God.
Gloria (p. 328)
Almighty ever-living God,
who assumed the Immaculate Virgin Mary, the Mother of
body and soul into heavenly glory,
grant, we pray,
that, always attentive to the things that are above,
we may merit to be sharers of her glory.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.
A reading from the Book of Revelation 11:19a; 12:1-6a, 10ab
A woman clothed with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet.
God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple.
A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with
the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a
crown of twelve stars. She was with child and wailed aloud
in pain as she labored to give birth. Then another sign appeared in the sky; it was a huge red dragon, with seven