03 November 2011
Dr. Herl just shared
“Gaude Maria virgo, cunctas haereses sola interemisti in universo mundo”
(“Rejoice, O Virgin Mary; you only have killed all the heresies in the entire world” Translation by Dr. Herl.).
Curiously, the antiphon gets a footnote. And there we read:
“Maria sola inquit D. Vrbanus Rhegius, interemit omnes hareses seu hereticos negantes eam in partu & post partum virginem permansisse, tanquam Organon seu causa materialis, in qua seu ex qua Filius Dei humanam naturam assumsit inviolata eius virginitate, ad quod admirandum, & ineffabile opus sola hac virgo a Deo electa fuit.”
("Mary herself, says Dr. U. Rhegius [note - confessor at Smaclald!]., abolishes all heresies or heretics who deny that she remains a virgin in partu and post partem, as she is the 'organon' or material cause, in which or from whom the Son of God assumes a human nature from her inviolate virginity; For the sake of this admirable and ineffable work alone the virgin was chosen by God" translation by Pr. Curtis)
The following antiphon was also included:
“Post partum virgo inuiolata permansisti, Dei genitrix sit semper benedicta”
(“After birth you remained an inviolate virgin; may the mother of God be ever blessed!” translation by Dr. Herl).
Those early Lutherans! Whatever were they thinking? Gotta love the early Lutheran lex orandi! And how it matches the Lutheran lex credendi of only a few years earlier: FC SD VIII:24!
Posted by William Weedon at 2:08 PM