Category Archives: The Holy Martyrs

As Wolves Attack Their Helpless Prey

This hymn was used for Lauds on the Feast of the Holy Innocents in the Paris Breviary(1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. As wolves attack their helpless prey, So … Continue reading

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Hail, Infant Martyrs, New-Born Victims Hail!

This hymn is used in the Office for the Feast of the Holy Innocents. It was used for Nocturns and Vespers on the Feast of the Holy Innocents in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the original text of the hymn from … Continue reading

Posted in Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, Breviaries, Christmas, English Translation of Non-English Hymn, Evening Prayer / Vespers, Hymns By The Greats, John Chandler, Matins/Office of Readings, Non-English Hymns, Offices of the Breviary, Paris Breviary, The Church Year, The Communion of Saints, The Feast Of The Holy Innocents (December 28), The Holy Martyrs, The Liturgy of Hours/Breviary, The Liturgy of the Church | 1 Comment

Ah, Wherefore Doth The Impious Crowd

This hymn was used for Lauds on the Feast of St. Stephen in the Paris Breviary(1736). This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. *Ah, wherefore doth the impious crowd Again God’s … Continue reading

Posted in Breviaries, Christmas, English Translation of Non-English Hymn, Feast of St. Stephen (December) 26th, Hymns By The Greats, Jean-Baptiste de Santeul, John Chandler, Morning Prayer/Lauds, Non-English Hymns, Offices of the Breviary, Paris Breviary, The Church Year, The Communion of Saints, The Holy Martyrs, The Liturgy of Hours/Breviary, The Liturgy of the Church | 1 Comment

Sancte Dei Pretiose

This hymn was used for Lauds & Vespers on the Feast of St. Stephen (Dec. 26th) in the Sarum Breviary. Sancte Dei pretiose* Protomartyr* Stephane, Qui virtute caritatis* Circumfultus* undique: Dominum pro inimico Exorasti populo. Funde preces pro devoto Tibi nunc collegio: … Continue reading

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Quot Fregit Uno Castitas

This hymn was used as the hymn for Lauds on the Feast of St. Ursula and Her Companions (October 21) in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition). Quot fregit uno castitas Inermis hostes prælio! Quot impiis de Barbaris Fides trophæa rettulit! … Continue reading

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Si Quid Virginitas Et Bene Prodigum

This hymn was used as the hymn for Nocturns & Vespers II on the Feast of St. Ursula and Her Companions (October 21) in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition). Si quid Virginitas, et bene prodigum Vitæ martyrium vos movet; Ursulam … Continue reading

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Quæ Turma Nuptialibus

This hymn was used as the hymn for Vespers I on the Feast of St. Ursula and Her Companions (October 21) in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition). Quæ turma nuptialibus Permulcet aures canticis, Testes pudoris integri Cum liliis ferens rosas? … Continue reading

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