Category Archives: Offices of the Breviary

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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God Of Mercy! Let Us Run

This hymn is used for the Lauds on the (September) Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. This is the full, original text from an 1852 edition of Fr. … Continue reading

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Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, Come (Anonymous)

This hymn to the Holy Spirit is used frequently in the life of the Church, including ordinations, Pentecost and Confirmation. In the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary, it is used for Vespers on Pentecost. According to the Liber Hymnarius, … Continue reading

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Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, Come! (Faber)

This hymn to the Holy Spirit is used frequently in the life of the Church, including ordinations, Pentecost and Confirmation. In the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary, it is used for Vespers on Pentecost. According to the Liber Hymnarius, … Continue reading

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How Blest The Matron, Who Endued

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 text of the … Continue reading

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Jesu, The Virgins’ Crown, Do Thou

This hymn is used for Vespers and Lauds in the Common of a Virgins in the Both Forms of the Roman Breviary (Though in the Ordinary Form it’s use for Lauds is for Multiple Virgins only). It was also used for Lauds … Continue reading

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Not By The Martyr’s Death Alone

This hymn was used as the hymn for Nocturns for the Common of the Just/Righteous in the Paris Breviary (1736). This is the text of the hymn as it appears in  Hymns Ancient and Modern (1867): Not by the martyr’s … Continue reading

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