Category Archives: Major Feasts

Unfold, Unfold, Ye Golden Gates Of Heaven

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in the 10th edition (1906) of the St. Basil’s Hymnal (1889) where it is listed under “Blessed Virgin Mary – Assumption – August 15th”: Unfold, unfold, ye golden gates of … Continue reading

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Hail, Thou Star Of Ocean

This hymn is used for Vespers for Marian feasts throughout the year in the Common of Saints for the BVM in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. It is used for Vespers II in the Commons for the BVM … Continue reading

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How Pure, How Frail And White

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in the 10th edition (1906) of the St. Basil’s Hymnal (1889) where it is listed under “Blessed Virgin Mary”: How pure, how frail and white The snowdrops shine, Gather a … Continue reading

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The Day Is O’er, The Moon Serenely Beaming

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in the 10th edition (1906) of the St. Basil’s Hymnal (1889) where it is listed under “Blessed Virgin Mary”: The day is o’er, the moon serenely beaming In silver light … Continue reading

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Vatum Patent Oracula

This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in Hymni Sacri et Novi (1689 ed.). It is a hymn for the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Vatum patent oracula. Promissa priscis Patribus En Virgo, quæ gravis … Continue reading

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Fons Lucis Æternæ, Deus

This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in Hymni Sacri et Novi (1689 ed.). It is a hymn for the Feast of the Transfiguration (Aug. 6): Fons lucis æternæ, Deus, Qui nube nostri corporis Das temperati … Continue reading

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Propers For Corpus Christi

These are the Mass Propers for the Solemnity of Corpus Christi (Thursday following Trinity Sunday. These are the propers as the appear in the Roman Missal: Introitus: Cibavit eos ex adipe frumenti, alleluia: et de petra, melle saturavit eos, alleluia, … Continue reading

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