Matriculation is the formal process of entering a post-secondary institution. At Nashotah House Theological Seminary where I am currently studying, Matriculation has traditionally taken place at Michaelmas. This year it was done in the context of a Solemn High Mass being a votive Mass of the Holy Angels in the week of Michaelmas.
Holy Cross, Calgary & St Aldhelm’s, Vulcan
O GOD Most High, who didst endue with wonderful virtue and grace the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of our Lord: Grant that we, who now call her blessed, may be made very members of the heavenly family of him who was pleased to be called the first-born among many brethren; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.
And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word.
St Aldhelm’s, Vulcan
MERCIFUL Lord, we beseech thee to cast thy bright beams of light upon thy Church, that it being enlightened by the doctrine of thy blessed Apostle and Evangelist Saint John may so walk in the light of thy truth, that it may at length attain to the light of everlasting life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.