Medieval Christmas Carol: Angelus ad Virginem

Angelus ad Virginem (alternately titled in English: “Gabriel, From Heaven’s King”)

Angelus ad Virginem was a popular medieval carol, whose text is a poetic version of the Hail Mary and the Annunciation to the Virgin Mary. Probably Franciscan in origin, it was brought to Britain by French friars in the 13th century. It is said to have originally consisted of 27 stanzas, with each following stanza beginning with the consecutive letter of the alphabet.

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  1. You’re welcome Selma. Sorry it took me a few days to respond. We were out of town doing some family Christmas stuff this weekend. Merry Christmas to you as well!

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