Category Archives: The Communion of Saints

Hither, And With One Accord

This hymn is a translation of the stichera for the Friday of Tyrophagus/Tyrini, known in English as Cheesefare week (Quinquagesima) according to Dr. Neale. Greek liturgical texts list these as the stichera for Vespers at the beginning of Saturday – … Continue reading

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Ave Maria Blessèd Maid

This is the text of the hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906). It is listed under Saints’ Days: St. Mary the Virgin: Ave Maria blessèd Maid: Lily of Eden’s fragrant shade! Who can express the love That … 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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All Hail, Ye Little Martyr Flowers

This hymn is used in the Office for the Feast of the Holy Innocents (Dec. 28) in the Roman and the Paris Breviaries. This translation does not follow the exact set of verses uses for either breviary however, so I … Continue reading

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The Lord And King Of All Things

This hymn is translated from the stichera for Vespers on the Feast of St. Stephen (Dec. 26 for the Western Church, Dec. 27 for the Eastern Church) found in the Menaion in the Horlogion. This is the original text as … Continue reading

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Nunc Tandem Lacrimis Pone Modum Tuis

This hymn is for St. Bathildis, Queen of France and Foundress of the Benedictine House at Chelles (January 30). This is the original text as it appears in Fr. Coffin’s Complete Works (1755): Nunc tandem lacrimis pone modum tuis, Suspirata … Continue reading

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Curas Imperii Iusta Necessitas

This hymn is for St. Bathildis, Queen of France and Foundress of the Benedictine House at Chelles (January 30). This is the original text as it appears in Fr. Coffin’s Complete Works (1755): Curas imperii iusta necessitas Bathildi imposuit: nunc … Continue reading

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