Category Archives: The Holy Martyrs

O Captain Of The Martyr Host!

This hymn was used for Matins on the Feast of St. Stephen in the Paris Breviary. O Captain of the Martyr Host! O peerless in renown! Not from the fading flowers of earth Weave we for thee a crown. The … Continue reading

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O Qui Tuo, Dux Martyrum

This hymn was used for Matins on the Feast of St. Stephen in the Paris Breviary. O qui tuo, dux Martyrum, Præfers coronam nomine, Non de caducis floribus Tibi coronam nectimus. Tuo cruenta sanguine, Quam saxa fulgent pulchrius Aptata sacro … Continue reading

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The Golden Star Of Morn

This hymn is used for Lauds on the Feast of St. Venantius in the Extraordinary Form. The golden star of morn Is climbing in the sky; The birth-day of Venantius Awakes the Church to joy. His native land in depths Of … Continue reading

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Noble Champion Of The Lord!

This hymn is used for Matins on the Feast of St. Venantius in the Extraordinary Form. Noble Champion of the Lord! Arm’d against idolatry! In thy fervent zeal for God, Death had nought of fear for thee. Bound with thongs, thy … Continue reading

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Unconquer’d Martyr Of His God!

This hymn is used for Vespers on the Feast of St. Venantius in the Extraordinary Form. Unconquer’d Martyr of his God! His country’s light, her joy and prize! Venantius triumphs o’er his judge, And in victorious torment dies. A boy … Continue reading

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Dum Nocte Pulsa Lucifer

This hymn is used for Lauds on the Feast of St. Venantius in the Extraordinary Form. Dum nocte pulsa lucifer Diem propinquam nuntiat, Nobis refert Venantius Lucis beatæ munera. Nam criminum caliginem, Stygisque noctem depulit, Veroque cives lumine Divinitatis imbuit. Aquis … Continue reading

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Athleta Christi Nobilis

This hymn is used for Matins on the Feast of St. Venantius in the Extraordinary Form. Athleta Christi nobilis Idola damnat Gentium, Deique amore saucius Vitæ pericla despicit. Loris revinctus asperis, E rupe præceps volvitur: Spineta vultum lancinant: Per saxa corpus … Continue reading

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