Offertory of Saint Lucy

Psalm 44:15, 16

After her shall virgins be brought to the King: her companions shall be brought to Thee with gladness and rejoicing: they shall be brought into the temple to the Lord the King.


Verse 15. Neighbours. The Jews, as well as the Gentiles, shall embrace the faith. C. — Virginity became honourable only after the coming of Christ. S. Chrys.

Verse 16. Temple. Even virgins (H.) out of the Church, cannot please the king. S. Aug. W.

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