Angelus & Regina Caeli

Traditionally the Angelus is prayed at 6am, 12noon and 6pm as a daily memorial of the Incarnation. During Eastertide the Regina caeli (Queen of Heaven) is prayed instead.

 The Angelus

The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,
and she conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;
blessed art thou among 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. Amen

Behold the handmaid of the Lord,
be it unto me according to thy word.

Hail Mary.

And the Word was made flesh,
and dwelt among us.

Hail Mary.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray.

Pour forth, we beseech thee, O Lord,
thy grace into our hearts,
that we, to whom the incarnation of thy Son, Jesus Christ,
was made known by the message of an angel,
may by his passion and cross,
be brought unto the glory of his resurrection.
Through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Regina Caeli (During Eastertide) 

Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia.
Has risen, as he said, alleluia.
Pray for us to God, alleluia

Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.
Let us pray.

O God, who gave joy to the world
through the resurrection of Thy Son,
our Lord Jesus Christ,
grant we beseech Thee,
that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother,
we may obtain the joys of everlasting life.
Through the same Christ our Lord.