Category Archives: Matins/Office of Readings

Sacræ Parentes Virginis

This hymn was used for Matins on the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Nov. 21) in the Sarum Breviary. Sacræ parentes virginis Steriles naturaliter: Hanc dono summi numinis Susceperunt feliciter. Votum solventes filiam Ad templum trimam … 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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Clarum Decus Ieiunii

This hymn was used for Matins from the Third Sunday of Lent to Passion Sunday in the Sarum Breviary. Clarum decus ieiunii Monstratur orbi cælitus, Quod Christus auctor omnium Cibis dicavit abstinens. Hoc Moyses carus Deo Legisque lator factus est, … Continue reading

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Summi Largitor Præmii

This hymn was used for Matins during the first three weeks of Lent in the Sarum Breviary. Summi largitor præmii, Spes qui es unica mundi, Preces intende servorum Ad Te devote clamantum. Nostra Te conscientia Grave offendisse monstrat, Quam emundes … Continue reading

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Oh, That Day Of Wrath Dismaying

This is the traditional Sequence hymn for the Requiem Mass (Extraordinary Form).In the Ordinary Form, it has been retained and sung optionally in three sections for Office of Readings, Lauds and Vespers during the weekdays of the 34th Week of … Continue reading

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Christ Is Our Corner-Stone, On Him Alone We Build

This hymn is used for Lauds in the Common of the Dedication of a Church in both Forms. It was used for Nocturns for the Common of the Dedication of a Church in the Paris Breviary of 1736. This is the … Continue reading

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O City Of Our God, Jerusalem The Blest!

This hymn is used for Vespers & Matins for the Common of the Dedication of a Church in the Extraordinary Form and for Vespers of the same Office in the Ordinary Form. It was used for Vespers I for the … Continue reading

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