O Radix Jesse: “O Flower of Jesse’s stem,
you have been raised up as a sign for all peoples;
kings stand silent in your presence;
the nations bow down in worship before you.
Come, let nothing keep you from coming to our aid.”
The “O Antiphons” are ancient pleas or antiphons or verses of prayer used to assist the faithful in our immediate preparation during the days leading up to the celebration of the Birth of the Lord Jesus.
O Sapientia: “O Wisdom, O holy Word of God,
you govern all creation with your strong yet tender care.
Come and show your people the way to salvation.”
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A Message from the Pastor: Greetings friends! On behalf of the one thousand parishioners who call the Church of St. Mary their home, welcome! St. Mary's is located in the town of East Greenbush and was founded in 1927 as a mission church of St. John's Church in the city of Rensselaer. In 1961, the small mission church burned while the building of the new parish school was underway. As a result, the gymnasium of the school became the new temporary worship space. We are still in this same space but it has truly become a wonderfully prayerful environment for our worship. St. Mary's is a … read more
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