Category Archives: Evening Prayer / Vespers

Crux Fidelis Terras Cælis

This hymn was used as the prosa for Vespers I on the Feast of the Invention (Finding) of the Holy Cross (May 3) in the Sarum Breviary. Crux fidelis terras cælis Miro nectens fœdere, Nos in laude tua gaude Devotos … Continue reading

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Lætabundus Exultet Fidelis Chorus

This hymn was widely used as the Sequence hymn for Christmas in the Middle Ages, and was used as such in the Sarum Missal. It was also used as the hymn for Vespers II on the Feast of the Purification … Continue reading

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Quod Chorus Vatum Venerandus Olim

This hymn was used for Vespers I on the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Sarum Breviary. Quod chorus vatum venerandus olim, Spiritu Sancto cecinit repletus, In Dei factum genitrice constat Esse Maria. Hæc Deum … Continue reading

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Æterni Patris Ordine

This hymn was used for Vespers II on the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Nov. 21) in the Sarum Breviary. Æterni Patris ordine In templo virgo conditur, Ubi mira dulcedine Contemplando perfruitur. Orationi dedita Et divinis … Continue reading

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O Dei Sapientia

This hymn was used for Vespers I on the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Nov. 21) in the Sarum Breviary. O Dei sapientia Attingens cuncta fortiter: Humana lapsus vicia Sublevasti suaviter. Sumpsisti formam hominis In qua mortem … Continue reading

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Nos Imago Trinitatis

This hymn was used for Vespers for a unique feast from the Sarum Breviary. The Latin title of the feast, as it appears in the 1531 Folio edition of the Sarum Breviary, is “Festum Yconiæ (Iconiæ) Domini Salvatoris.” This may … Continue reading

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Adesto Sancta Trinitas

This hymn was used for Vespers and Matins on Trinity Sunday in the Sarum Breviary. Adesto Sancta Trinitas, Par splendor, una Deitas, Qui extas rerum omnium Sine fine principium. Te cælorum militia Laudat, adorat, prædicat, Triplexque mundi machina Benedicit per … Continue reading

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