Regina Cæli

This is the Marian Antiphon for Compline during the seasons of Easter. It is used from Easter Sunday until Pentecost.

Regina caeli, lætare, alleluia.
Quia Quem meruisti portare, alleluia.
Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.
Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.

℣ Gaude et lætare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
℟ Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.

Words: Anon., ca. 9th C.
Simple Tone:
Regina Cæli(Simplex)” Gregorian Chant, Mode VI, traditional.
Solemn Tone:
Regina Cæli(Solemnis)” Gregorian Chant, Mode VI, traditional.

This text has been translated as Fr. Caswall’s “Joy to Thee, O Queen of Heaven ! Alleluia.”  The hymn “Be Joyful Mary Heavenly Queen” is translated from a German hymn paraphrasing this antiphon as well.


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This entry was posted in Ancient & Mediaeval Hymns, Compline, Easter, Latin Hymns, Marian Antiphons, Non-English Hymns, Pentecost, Roman Breviary, The Blessed Virgin Mary, The Church Year, The Communion of Saints, The Liturgy of Hours/Breviary. Bookmark the permalink.

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  1. Pingback: Joy To Thee, O Queen Of Heaven! Alleluia. | Saint Augustine's Lyre

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