AVE MARIA

by Rupert Lang

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The woman who gave birth to Christ was chosen for a reason. Written for accomplished choirs – this is one of the most stunning renditions of the ancient sacred text.

The Hail Mary (Latin:  Ave Maria) is a traditional Catholic prayer asking for the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the mother of Jesus. In Roman Catholicism, the prayer forms the basis of the Rosary and the Angelus prayers. In the Oriental Orthodox Churches,  Eastern Orthodox and Eastern Catholic Churches, a similar prayer is used in formal liturgies, both in Greek and in translations. It is also used by many other groups within the Catholic tradition of Christianity including Anglicans, Independent Catholics, and Old Catholics.
Largely based on two phrases in the Gospel of Luke, the prayer takes different forms in various traditions. It has often been set to music.

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