Category Archives: Roman Breviary

Thou Gracious Author Of Our Days

This hymn is used for Vespers on Sundays and Weekdays in Lent from the First Sunday in Lent through Passion Sunday in the Extraordinary Form. It is used for Vespers on Sundays in Lent until Holy Week in the Ordinary … Continue reading

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Thy Father’s Bosom Thou Didst Leave

This hymn is used for Matins/Office of Readings on Sundays and weekdays during the Season of Advent in both Forms of the Roman Breviary as well as the Sarum Breviary. This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s … Continue reading

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Almighty God Thy Throne Above

This hymn is used for None on Sundays and Weekdays throughout the year in the Extraordinary form and the Ordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. … Continue reading

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Source Of Light And Life Divine

This hymn is used for Vespers (II) on Sundays throughout the year in the Extraordinary form. It is used for Vespers (II) on Sundays of Weeks I & III during Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form. This is the original text … Continue reading

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Blest Spirit One With God Above

This hymn is used for Terce on Sundays and Weekdays throughout the year in the Extraordinary form and the Ordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. This is the original text of the hymn from John Chandler’s 1837 Hymns of the Primitive Church. … Continue reading

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Veni Redemptor Gentium

This hymn and its English translations have tended, at least recently, to be sung during Advent. It is used for Office of Readings for Advent after December 16th in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. However, the Sarum Breviary … Continue reading

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Aspice, Infami Deus Ipse Ligno

This hymn is a hymn for Matins on the Friday after Sexagesima Sunday, dedicated to the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The text comes from the Office of the Instruments of the Passion, or the Passion Offices. Aspice, infami … Continue reading

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