Fifth Glorious Mystery: The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Fruits of the Mystery: Perseverance and Crown of Glory, Trust in Mary's Intercession
As Christ is the King of Heaven, so Mary, his mother, is Queen. But her dominion extends also over the Earth, upon which she looks down as mother and protector.
Revelation 12:1-5 Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman, robed with the sun, standing on the moon, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was pregnant, and in labour, crying aloud in the pangs of childbirth. Then a second sign appeared in the sky: there was a huge red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, and each of the seven heads crowned with a coronet. Its tail swept a third of the stars from the sky and hurled them to the ground, and the dragon stopped in front of the woman as she was at the point of giving birth, so that it could eat the child as soon as it was born. The woman was delivered of a boy, the son who was to rule all the nations with an iron sceptre, and the child was taken straight up to God and to his throne.
The Regina Caeli
The Regina Caeli replaces the Angelus in the Easter Season and when it is also sung at Night Prayer.
Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia!
for he whom you were worthy to bear, alleluia!
has risen as he said, alleluia!
Pray for us to God, alleluia!
Let us pray;
O God, who through the resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
did vouchsafe to give joy to the world;
grant, we beseech you, that through his Mother, the Virgin Mary,
we may obtain the joys of everlasting life.
Through the same Christ our Lord.
Christ in red robes places the crown of queenship upon the head of Mary as she kneels, garbed in blue, before him. From the kingly crown of Jesus streams a vast halo of light; over all, the angels look on, and another angel appears at the foot of the scene.
The scroll in the bottom light reads Posuit die Dewa regni in capite ejus (on this day in Chester he placed the kingdom on her head).
The inscription at the foot of the window reads: Pray for the eternal rest of Alice Cotgreave who died August 22nd 1922.