Category Archives: Saints of the Church (Canonized or Beatified)

Salve Festa Dies (Pascha)

Salve festa dies, toto venerabilis ævo, Quæ Deus infernum vicit et astra tenet. Salve, &c. Ecce renascentis testatur gratia mundi Omnia cum Domino dona redisse suo. Salve, &c. Tempora florigero rutilant distincta sereno Et maiore poli lumine porta patet. Salve, … Continue reading

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Lætabundus Exultet Fidelis Chorus

This hymn was widely used as the Sequence hymn for Christmas in the Middle Ages, and was used as such in the Sarum Missal. It was also used as the hymn for Vespers II on the Feast of the Purification … Continue reading

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In Passione Domini

This hymn was used for Lauds on the Feast of the Image of the Lord the Savior in the Sarum Breviary. In passione domini Qua datur Salus homini, Sit mentis* refrigerium Et cordis desiderium. Portemus in memoria **Dolores et opprobria … Continue reading

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Chorus Novæ Ierusalem

This hymn was used for Vespers I of Sunday during Eastertide from the Octave of Easter until Ascension in the Sarum Breviary. Chorus novæ Ierusalem* Novam meli dulcedinem Promat colens cum sobriis Paschale festum gaudiis. Quo Christus invictus Leo, Dracone … Continue reading

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Clarum Decus Ieiunii

This hymn was used for Matins from the Third Sunday of Lent to Passion Sunday in the Sarum Breviary. Clarum decus ieiunii Monstratur orbi cælitus, Quod Christus auctor omnium Cibis dicavit abstinens. Hoc Moyses carus Deo Legisque lator factus est, … Continue reading

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Ecce Tempus Idoneum

This hymn was used for Vespers from the Third Sunday of Lent to Passion Sunday in the Sarum Breviary. Ecce tempus idoneum, Medicina peccaminum, Quibus Deum offendimus, Corde, verbis, operibus: Qui pius et* propitius Nobis pepercit** hactenus, Ne nos cum … Continue reading

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Summi Largitor Præmii

This hymn was used for Matins during the first three weeks of Lent in the Sarum Breviary. Summi largitor præmii, Spes qui es unica mundi, Preces intende servorum Ad Te devote clamantum. Nostra Te conscientia Grave offendisse monstrat, Quam emundes … Continue reading

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