The grave and death could not hold the Mother of God, who is sleepless in her intercessions and an unchanging hope in her meditations. For as the Mother of Life she was transferred to life by Him Who dwelt in her ever-virgin womb.
On this patronal feast of our Order, we had a glorious celebration. This morning's Liturgy began with the chanting of the antiphon above. We then processed through the four cloisters singing the litany and hymns to Our Lady and paused to venerate her icon adorned with flowers. Father Abbot incensed Our Lady's image. And we proceeded to the church to begin the solemn Eucharist.