Monday, February 06, 2012

The Queen's Accession, 1952



V. Domine, salvam fac reginam nostram Elisabeth.
R. Et exaudi nos in die, qua invocaverimus te.
Oremus. — Quæsumus omnipotens Deus, ut famula tua Elisabeth regina noistra, qui tua miseratione suscepit regni gubernacula, virtutum etiam omnium percipiat incrementa; quibus decenter ornata, et vitiorum monstra devitare, et ad te, qui via, veritas, et vita es, cum principe consorte et prole regia, gratiosa valeat pervenire. Per Christum Dominum nostrum.
R. Amen.

10 comments:

gemoftheocean said...

Lonnnnnnnnng may she reign! [Her I love, not so keen on number one son....] Funny when she's around you don't notice anyone else. Years ago the Queen visited San Diego with Prince Phillip, and my mother and I went as she was able to obtain tickets to the SD Pier when Britannia sailed into town. I had my camera out to take pictures and I was 100% focused on her as she came down the length of the pier for a good 100 yards or so, then into a boat launch. The queen passed within 20 feet of me and I had a clear view. When she got on the launch I turned to my mother and said 'I see Prince Philip on the launch too, but didn't notice him walk by.' And my mom said. 'Well, you must have been blind, he was only a few steps behind her.' And sure enough when I'd developed the pictures there she was ...not only with Philip behind her, but walking next to the governor of California, who may as well have been dressed in a gorilla suit for all I didn't notice him.

Thanks for the link.

Anonymous said...

Historic moments indeed - thankyou for posting the video. I was not-quite-five-months-old when Elizabeth became Queen: long may she continue to reign.
[Valerie, NZ]

Mr Grumpy said...

Amen

Jane said...

Thank you Father. I last saw this on Movietone News in Sheffield News Theatre. I was jus short of nine years old.

1569 Rising said...

God bless her.

Joshua said...

Sorry to seem pedantic, but I should say that the transcription of the prayer for Queen is incorrect: it should read "salvam fac" in the first line, and in the prayer, either "famula tua" or "ancilla tua" (my old St Andrews Missal says the latter, other sources the former); likewise, some sources add "principe consorte et" before "prole regia", while others don't – it would seem kinder to pray also for the Duke her husband, surely?

Fr Ray Blake said...

Thank you Joshua, I should do more than cut and paste!

vetusta ecclesia said...

Time was when this prayer was said or sung every Sunday after the principal Mass. Why no longer? At Ste. Genevieve in Paris, after the EF Missa cantata each Sunday, they have the French equivalent. The versicle is "Domine, salvam fac Galliam"

GOR said...

I recall hearing an account of it on Irish radio at the time. There was no Irish TV as yet and very few homes had a TV, and even if they did reception was spotty.

John Nolan said...

I attended a Missa Cantata in Brussels two years ago, after which was sung "Domine salvum fac regem nostrum Albertum" - I joined in, substituting 'vestrum' for 'nostrum'. Last month, at the Sint-Agneskerk in Amsterdam (EF) they didn't sing "Domine salvam fac", somewhat to my surprise.

Another point - since we are told what is happening in Afghanistan is a war, shouldn't we insert 'hostes superare' into the prayer?