Category Archives: Christmas

Fit Porta Christi Pervia

This hymn appears in the old Hymnarium for the cycle of the year in the Mozarabic Breviary. It is difficult to make sense of exactly what the Latin rubrics are saying – above it in mentions a ‘hymn of the … Continue reading

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Inluminans Altissimum

This hymn was used for Vespers on Epiphany (Jan. 6) in the Mozarabic Breviary.  Inluminans Altissimum Micantium astrorum globum, Pax, vita, lumen, veritas, Iesu, fave precantibus: Sed mystico baptismate Fluenta Iordanis, retro Conversa quondam tempore, Præsenti sacravit die. Seu stella … Continue reading

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Benignitatis Fons Deus

This hymn was used for Vespers & Lauds for the three day fast leading up to Epiphany in the Mozarabic Breviary. It was also used in that Breviary for Lauds on Ash Wednesday, Vespers and Lauds on the fast from … Continue reading

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Agni Genitor Domine

This hymn was used for Vespers on the Sunday before the Epiphany of the Lord in the Mozarabic Breviary.  Agni genitor Domine: Verbum natum de Virgine Conceptum sine semine, Dux luminis, et fons vitæ: Esto nobis in salutem Filius Dei … Continue reading

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Sacer Octavarum Dies

This hymn was used for Vespers & Lauds on the Feast of the Circumcision of the Lord (Jan. 1) in the Mozarabic Breviary.  Sacer octavarum dies Hodiernus rutilat, Quo secundum carnem Christus Circumcisus traditur: Patri, non adoptione, Sed coæternus genere. … Continue reading

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Clara Sanctorum Una Hierusalem

This hymn was used for Vespers & Lauds on the Feast of St. James the Apostle (the brother of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist) (Dec. 30) in the Mozarabic Breviary.  Clara Sanctorum una Hierusalem Mater conlauda: nimium lætare; Filii … Continue reading

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Caterva Matrum Personat

This hymn was used for Matins on the Feast of the Holy Innocents (Dec. 28) in the Mozarabic Breviary. It is taken from Hymn II “Vitam Christi Continens” of Caelius Sedulius. Caterva matrum personat: Conlisa defert pignora, Quarum tyrannus millia … Continue reading

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