Category Archives: Marian Antiphons

Joy To Thee, O Queen Of Heaven! Alleluia.

This is the Marian Antiphon for Compline during the seasons of Easter. It is used from Easter Sunday until Pentecost. Joy to thee, O Queen of Heaven! Alleluia. He whom thou wast meet to bear; Alleluia. As He promis’d, hath … Continue reading

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Regina Cæli

This is the Marian Antiphon for Compline during the seasons of Easter. It is used from Easter Sunday until Pentecost. Regina caeli, lætare, alleluia. Quia Quem meruisti portare, alleluia. Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia. Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia. ℣ Gaude … 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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Alma Redemptoris Mater

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 1). Alma Redemptoris Mater, Quæ … Continue reading

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Mother Of Mercy, Hail, O Gentle Queen!

This is the Marian Antiphon for Compline essentially during Ordinary Time. According to Fr. Caswall in the 1849 Lyra Catholica, the use is somewhat more restricted, being used from Trinity Sunday to the Last Sunday after Pentecost. Mother of mercy, … Continue reading

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Salve Regina

This is the Marian Antiphon for Compline essentially during Ordinary Time. Salve, Regina, Mater misericordiæ, vita, dulcedo, et spes nostra, salve. ad te clamamus exsules filii Evæ, ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes in hac lacrimarum valle. Eia, ergo, advocata … Continue reading

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Hail, O Queen of Heav’n Enthron’d!

This is Fr. Caswall’s translation of the Marian Antiphon for Lent: (Specifically from February 2 until Wednesday of Holy Week) Hail, O Queen of Heav’n enthron’d! Hail, by angels Mistress own’d! Root of Jesse! Gate of morn! Whence the world’s … Continue reading

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