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The Nicene Creed

The Nicene (or Niceno-Constantinopolitan) Creed is recited at every Mass/Divine Liturgy on Sundays and Feast Days in both the Roman/Latin and the Byzantine/Greek Churches. The Byzantine liturgy also recites the creed daily at Apodeipnon(Compline): This is the Latin text of … Continue reading

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The Gloria

This hymn is part of the Ordinary of the Mass in the Roman Rite and other western liturgies and is sung on Sunday Masses and Masses for Feasts of Solemnities throughout the year, except on Sundays in Lent. In the … Continue reading

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O Saviour Jesu, Not Alone

This hymn is used for Lauds on the Solemnity of All Saints in the both Forms of the Roman Breviary. It is also used for Vespers I & Matins on All Saints in the Sarum Breviary. It is used for … Continue reading

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Christ, The Fair Glory Of The Holy Angels

This hymn is used for Lauds on the Feast of St. Michael as well as Vespers in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. On the Feast of St. Raphael, its first verse and the last three verses are used … Continue reading

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O Let The Heart Beat High With Bliss

This hymn was used for Vespers I & II of the Feast of the Sweetest Name of Jesus (Aug. 7) in the Sarum Breviary.  This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) … Continue reading

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O Light Of Light, By Love Inclined

This hymn is used for Lauds & Vespers II on the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (Aug. 6) in the Sarum Breviary. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) … Continue reading

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An Image Of That Heavenly Light

This hymn is used for Vespers I on the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (Aug. 6) in the Sarum Breviary. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it … Continue reading

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Mary, Weep Not, Weep No Longer

This hymn was used for Lauds & Vespers II on the Feast of St. Mary Magdalen (Jul. 22) in the Sarum Breviary. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it … Continue reading

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Sing We All The Joys And Sorrows

This hymn was used for Vespers I on the Feast of St. Mary Magdalen (Jul. 22) in the Sarum Breviary. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it is listed … Continue reading

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With Gold Most Precious, And With Sanguine Hues Of Morn

The entirety of the hymn was used for Vespers and Matins on the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul (June 29) in the Sarum Breviary. The use in the Roman Breviary is more complicated, and the translation below clearly follows … Continue reading

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