Category Archives: Major Feasts

Lord Of Creation, Bow Thine Ear, O Christ, To Hear

This hymn was used for Vespers I & Matins in the Common of the Apostles & Evangelists in the Sarum Breviary. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it is … Continue reading

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Father Most Holy, Merciful And Tender

This hymn was used for Lauds on Trinity Sunday in the Sarum Breviary. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it is listed as the Morning Office hymn for Trinity … Continue reading

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Those Eternal Bowers

This hymn is a translation of the idiomela for All Saints, which falls on the Sunday after Pentecost in the Byzantine Liturgy. See notes below on the original text.  Here is the original text as it appears in the first … Continue reading

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Stars Of The Morning

Dr. Neale introduces this text in the original 1862 addition of Hymns of the Eastern Church as “A Cento from the Canon of the “Bodiless Ones.” Tuesday in the Week of the Fourth Tone.” The 5th edition, however, states that … Continue reading

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Totum Per Orbem, Christe, Iubes Crucis

This hymn is for St. Bartholomew (August 24). This is the original text as it appears in Fr. Coffin’s Complete Works (1755): Totum per orbem, Christe, iubes crucis Regnare lignum: protinus exteras, Secura regnantum furoris, Turba petit duodena terras. Qua … Continue reading

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Light’s Abode, Celestial Salem

This hymn is about the heavenly Jerusalem. John Mason Neale lists it as a hymn for All Saints Day in the Hymnal Noted. This is the text of this hymn as it appears in the 1856 edition of John Mason … Continue reading

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Ierusalem Luminosa

This hymn is about the heavenly Jerusalem. John Mason Neale lists it as a hymn for All Saints Day in the Hymnal Noted. This is the text of the hymn as it appears in the Analecta Hymnica Medii Aevi: Ierusalem … Continue reading

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