Category Archives: Major Feasts

O What Their Joy And Their Glory Must Be

According to In Liturgy and Song, this hymn was written by Peter Abelard for Vespers I of Sunday on Saturday evening in the Hymnarius Paraclitensis, but the song has more recently become associated with the Solemnity of All Saints on November … Continue reading

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O Quanta Qualia Sunt Illa Sabbata

According to In Liturgy and Song, this hymn was written by Peter Abelard for Vespers I of Sunday on Saturday evening in the Hymnarius Paraclitensis, but the song has more recently become associated with the Solemnity of All Saints on … Continue reading

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Thee, O Christ, The Father’s Splendour

This hymn is used for the Vespers & Matins on the Feast of St. Michael (Sept. 29) in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary . It is used for Lauds on the same Feast in the Ordinary Form. I … Continue reading

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Be Present, Holy Trinity

This hymn was used for Vespers and Matins on Trinity Sunday in the Sarum Breviary. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in John Mason Neale’s Hymnal Noted (1851): Be present, Holy Trinity: Like splendour, and One … Continue reading

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From Lands That See The Sun Arise

This hymn is used for Lauds during the Season of Christmas in both Forms of the Roman Breviary as well as the Sarum Breviary. The hymns “Enixa Est Puerpera (1)” and “Castæ Parentis Viscera(2)” taken from this hymn and shown at … Continue reading

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Amore Christi Nobilis

This hymn was used for the Feast of St. John the Apostle & Evangelist (Dec. 27) in the Ambrosian Breviary prior to 1830. This is the older text as it appears in the Ambrosian Breviary of 1582 (courtesy of the … Continue reading

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Deo Fruentes, Fulgidæ

This hymn is used for Vespers I & II and Lauds for the Solemnity of All Saints (November 1) in the Ambrosian Breviary. This is the text as it appears in the Ambrosian Breviary of 1830: Deo fruentes, fulgidæ Salvete … Continue reading

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