Friday, October 2, 2009

Feast of the Guardian Angels

I find it a striking coincidence that the wedding anniversary of King Albert I and Queen Elisabeth falls on this day...

Here is the famous Latin prayer to one's guardian angel:
Angele Dei,
qui custos es mei,
me, tibi commissum pietate superna,
illumina, custodi,
rege et guberna.
Amen.
The traditional English translation:
Angel of God, my guardian dear
To whom God's love commits me here,
Ever this day, be at my side,
To light, to guard, to rule and guide
Amen.
An Eastern Orthodox prayer to the Guardian Angel:
O Angel of Christ, my holy Guardian and Protector of my soul and body, forgive me all my sins of today. Deliver me from all the wiles of the enemy, that I may not anger my God by any sin. Pray for me, a sinful and unworthy servant, that thou mayest present me worthy of the kindness and mercy of the All-holy Trinity and the Mother of my Lord Jesus Christ, and of all the Saints. Amen.
(Elsewhere: Fountain of Elias, The Pious Spinster)

2 comments:

Marie-Jacqueline said...

Thank you for linking, Matterhorn. What an interesting connection you made between the wedding anniversary and the feast day!

Matterhorn said...

You are most welcome, and, yes, I think there is something to ponder there!