Wherewith She is Honoured and Worshipped

Portrait of Henry VIII by Hans Holbein the Younger, c. 1537; oil on panel, 11" x 7.9"; Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.
Portrait of Henry VIII by Hans Holbein the Younger, c. 1537; oil on panel, 11″ x 7.9″; Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

[We have expounded the] declaration of the Ave Maria, as a prayer containing a joyful rehearsal, and magnifying of God in the work of the incarnation of Christ, which is the ground of our salvation, wherein the blessed virgin our lady, for the abundance of grace wherewith God endued her, is also with this remembrance honoured and worshipped.

— The Necessary Doctrine and Erudition for Any Christian Man, also known as the King’s Book,
Preface attributed to Henry VIII, 1543.

Author: Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organised the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Personal queries should be directed to me at eccentricbliss dot com.

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