Category Archives: The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Feb. 2)

Within The Temple’s Hallowed Courts

This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in the Second Edition of William Chatterton Dix’s “Altar Songs.” He gives it the heading “Festivals of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Pure Offering.” Within the Temple’s hallowed courts Saint … Continue reading

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Mother Of Christ ! Hear Thou Thy People’s Cry

This is the Marian Antiphon for Compline during the seasons of Advent and Christmas. It is used from the First Sunday of Advent until the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (February 2). Mother of Christ! hear … Continue reading

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In His Temple Now Behold Him

In His temple now behold Him, See the long expected Lord; Ancient prophets had foretold Him— God has now fulfilled His word. Now to praise Him, His redeemèd Shall break forth with one accord. In the arms of her who … Continue reading

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O Sion! Open Wide Thy Gates;

This hymn was used as the hymn for I Vespers on the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition). O Sion! open wide thy gates; Let figures disappear; A Priest and Victim, … Continue reading

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