Category Archives: Easter

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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Tu Christe Nostrum Gaudium

This hymn was used for Lauds on the Solemnity of the Ascension in the Sarum Breviary. Tu Christe nostrum gaudium Manens Olympo* præditum, Mundo regis Qui fabricam Mundana vincens gaudia. Hinc Te precantes quæsumus, Ignosce culpis omnibus, Et corda sursum … Continue reading

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Iesu Salvator Sæculi, Verbum Patris Altissimi

This hymn was used for Compline during Eastertide in the Sarum Breviary. Iesu Salvator sæculi, Verbum Patris Altissimi, Lux lucis invisibilis, Custos tuorum pervigil; Tu fabricator omnium, Discretor atque temporum, Fessa labore corpora Noctis quiete recrea. Ut, dum gravi in … 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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The Son, Upon His Father’s Throne

This hymn was used for Vespers II on the Feast of Sts. Philip and James the Apostles in the Paris Breviary (1736). At the time, this feast was celebrated on May 1. From 1955 to 1969 it was celebrated on … Continue reading

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The Lord Hath Burst The Bonds Of Death

This hymn was used for Vespers I on the Feast of Sts. Philip and James the Apostles in the Paris Breviary (1736). At the time, this feast was celebrated on May 1. From 1955 to 1969 it was celebrated on … Continue reading

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At Length Draws Near The Long-Expected Day

This hymn was used for Nocturns on the Feast of Sts. Philip and James the Apostles in the Paris Breviary (1736). At the time, this feast was celebrated on May 1. From 1955 to 1969 it was celebrated on May … Continue reading

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