The lyric to the Theotokos, (sp?) is quite wonderful.
O Theotokos, Mary blest,Our human nature’s shining crest,
Through you we have our liberty,
Free children of the light to be.
O Queen of all the virgin choir,Though David was your kingly sire
Your royal dignity has come
Not from your fathers, but your Son....
Exemplar of virginity,Give glory to the Trinity,
Whose endless treasure-stores of gifts
Through you our human nature lifts.
Magnificat has been a real blessing to me.
I gave my Mother a subscription, but the frequency with which the periodical chooses an optional memorial made it useless for her, (she wanted, no, needed the exact, no flipping-around-pages readings, proper antiphons and collects that the priest was saying as her hearing was going*,) so she gave it back, and then Himself gave me a four year subscription.
At first I was put out by their approach to what they call Morning and Eventing Prayer, but now that I understand their reasoning, I have nothing but praise for its creator and editors.
And the artwork!
Oh, the artwork....