Category Archives: The Communion of Saints

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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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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He, The Confessor Of The Lord, With Triumph

This hymn is used for Vespers and Matins in the Common of a Confessor and Bishop as well as of a Confessor who is not a Bishop in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. In the Ordinary Form, it … Continue reading

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The Triumphs Of The Saints

This hymn is used for Vespers on feasts of more than one Martyr in the Common of the Saints for both Forms of the Roman Breviary. It was also used for Vespers I and Matins for the Common of many … Continue reading

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All Hail! Ye Infant Martyr Flow’rs

This hymn is used for Lauds and Vespers on the Feast of the Holy Innocents in the Extrordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in John Mason Neale’s Hymnal Noted (1851): … Continue reading

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Saint Of God, Elect And Precious

This hymn was used for Lauds & Vespers on the Feast of St. Stephen (Dec. 26th) in the Sarum Breviary. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in John Mason Neale’s Hymnal Noted (1851): Saint of God, … 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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