Category Archives: Offices of the Breviary

O Glorious Maid, Exalted Far

This hymn was used for Lauds in the Sarum Breviary for the feasts of the Immaculate Conception, the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Annunciation, the Assumption and the Nativity of the BVM. This is the original text of … Continue reading

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All Prophets Hail Thee, From Of Old Announcing

This hymn was used for Vespers I on the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Sarum Breviary. This is the original text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it … Continue reading

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The Praises Of That Saint We Sing

This hymn is used for Vespers and Lauds in the Common of Holy Women in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. In the Ordinary Form, it is used for Vespers for the same Office.  This is the original text of … Continue reading

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Of The Father’s Heart Begotten

This hymn was used for Compline on the Nativity of the Lord and during Christmastide in the York Breviary. It was also used in sections for Prime, Terce, Sext & None from the Nativity of the Lord to the Feast … Continue reading

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Son Of A Virgin, Maker Of Thy Mother

This hymn is used for Matins in the Common of Virgins in the Extraordinary form of the Roman Breviary. The whole hymn is used for Virgin Martyrs, verses 1, 4 & 5 are used for a Virgin who is not a Martyr … Continue reading

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The Great Advent Antiphons (The English Hymnal)

The following are the translations of the Great Advent Antiphons (The “O” Antiphons) as they appear in The English Hymnal (1906). Links to the original Latin text for each are included in the Latin title for each below: Dec. 16 … Continue reading

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He Whose Confession God Of Old Accepted

This hymn is used for Vespers and Matins in the Common of a Confessor and Bishop as well as of a Confessor who is not a Bishop in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. In the Ordinary Form, it … Continue reading

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