Making a floral crown and Hymns for the Feast of Coronam

Sunnadi of the Great Moon.

Please see our previous post by Madria Sophia on the Feast of Coronam.

The Deanic/Filianic/Madrian custom of the crowning of the Holy Daughter, like many of our holy days and customs, was inspired from the Catholic Church Marian devotional cult, in this case, specifically the yearly May Procession and Crowning of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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Please see this link to make a crown for Our Lady:

http://www.catholicinspired.com/2011/05/making-crown-for-mary-during-month-of.html

And to make one out of floral wire:

http://www.thereseheckenkamp.com/2014/05/may-crowning-make-a-silk-flower-crown-for-mary/

Please note that if you do not have a statue or your statue is too small for a crown of flowers, the crown may be placed on or over an icon of Our Lady or it may be placed before the statue.

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Before the Vatican II Council of the early 1960’s, which largely Protestent-ized the Church, devotion to Mary was common to every Catholic household and parish.

Families would pray the daily rosary together and the faithful would gather in large numbers for the yearly May Procession and Crowning of Our Lady as Queen of Heaven, while sweet smelling incense would waft through the air and gentle hymns were sung in Her honor.

Girls would wear white dresses with crowns of flowers in their hair. Everyone wore their Sunday best, men and boys in their sharp looking suits, girls and women in their finest dresses. Back then, people did not dress disrespectfully when going to church. They were very aware of the Divine Presence,  of Mary and the angels and dressed accordingly.

To make a flower wreath for yourself see:

While devotion to Mary may have waned in the U. S. and Europe since the Vatican Council, many around the world still hold these time-honored processions for Our Lady.

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The main hymn that is sung to her is Bring Flowers of the Rarest (O, Mary We Crown Thee). Click on this link and the song will appear.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ld4FNjK4IEQ

And, Hail, Holy Queen, the first four stanzas: http://www.catholictradition.org/Mary/hail-holyqueen.htm. During liturgy, I always sing this hymn. I think that if you click on the top link, you can hear the hymn. (Sorry, I do not have access to speakers right now, so I’m not sure.)

On This Day, O, Beautiful Mother: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x18UfKCnli4

And, of course, Daily, Daily sing to Mary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4oTnqZjthck

You can simply substitute the Name Sophia or Zoe for Maria.

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Bring flow’rs of the fairest,
Bring flow’rs of the rarest,
From garden and woodland
And hillside and vale;
Our full hearts are swelling,
Our Glad voices telling
The praise of the loveliest
Rose of the vale.

O Mary! we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May,
O Mary! we crown thee with blossoms today,
Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May.

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Hail, holy Queen enthroned above, O Maria.
Hail, Queen of mercy and of love, O Maria.

Triumph, all ye cherubim, Sing with us, ye seraphim,
Heaven and earth resound the hymn:
Salve, salve, salve Regina!

Our life, our sweetness, here below, O Maria!
Our hope in sorrow and in woe, O Maria!

Triumph, all ye cherubim, Sing with us, ye seraphim,
Heaven and earth resound the hymn:
Salve, salve, salve Regina!

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Rose of Sharon, Lovely flow’r,
Beauteous bud of eden’s bow’r;
Cherished lily of the vale,
Virgin Mother’ Queen we hail.

We worship You; We magnify You; We adore You.

Blessed are You.

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