Hail Mary

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Synonyms for Hail Mary

a salutation to the Virgin Mary now used in prayers to her


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We know that, as early as the twelfth century, the custom of combining the Angelic Salutation and the Our Father was established.
Saint Thomas Aquinas points out, in his Commentary on the Angelic Salutation, that the name 'Mary' in the Syriac language means 'Lady'.
To the name of Jesus, at the end of each Angelic Salutation, was added a short clause ('clausule' in French).
The selection comprises seldom read texts such as the Sermons on the place and use of Holy Scripture, pronounced when Thomas became a master in sacred theology--they open the series of translations; questions about the nature of theology and the Six Days of Creation from the Commentary on the Sententioe; the admirable Prefaces to the commentaries on several works of Aristotle and the De divinis nominibus; sections from the exposition on the Liber de causis, the Peri Hermeneias, Paul's Letter to Philemon, and the commentary on the Angelic Salutation, which closes the book.
Printed in gold, the angelic salutation is repeated apparently infinitely, as a chant, poem, incantation and prayer, dematerializing the massive, inert volume of the cube.