Category Archives: The Proper of Saints

It Is No Earthly Summer’s Ray

In the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary, This hymn is used in multiple places in the Breviary, though divided into parts. The third verse and the closing doxology is used as the hymn for Lauds on the the Feast … Continue reading

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Christ, In Highest Heaven Enthronèd

This hymn was used as the hymn for Vespers I & II and Nocturns on the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels (September 29) in the Paris Breviary (1736 Edition). This is the text of the hymn as it appears … Continue reading

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The Shepherd Now Was Smitten

This hymn was used for Vespers I & II for the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul (January 25) in the Paris Breviary(1736). This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): … Continue reading

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Let Every Heart Exulting Beat

This hymn was used for Vespers I & II of the Feast of the Sweetest Name of Jesus (Aug. 7) in the Sarum Breviary. From what I can find, the hymn originated somewhere in 15th Century England. This is the … Continue reading

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Sanctorum Meritis Iungat Præconia

This hymn was used for Vespers I for the Feast of St. Ethelbert, King of East Anglia and Martyr (May 20) in the Hereford Breviary. This is the text of the hymn as it appears in the Hymnale Secundum Usum Insignis Ac … Continue reading

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Gaude Mater Ecclesia

This hymn was used for Vespers I for the Feast of St. Thomas of Hereford (Oct. 2 (currently Aug. 25)) in the Hereford Breviary. This is the text of the hymn as it appears in the Hymnale Secundum Usum Insignis Ac Praeclarae … Continue reading

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Excelsorum Civium Inclita Gaudia

This hymn was used for Lauds & Vespers II for the Feast of St. Raphael the Archangel in the Hereford Breviary. This is the text of the hymn as it appears in the Hymnale Secundum Usum Insignis Ac Praeclarae Ecclesiae Sarisburiensis (1850): … Continue reading

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