Category Archives: Matins/Office of Readings

Laudibus Virgo Nimis Efferenda

This hymn was used for Matins on the Feast of St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church (Apr. 29 (April 30 Extraordinary Form) in the Dominican Breviary. This is the text of this hymn as it appears … Continue reading

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Eternal Light, Divinity

This hymn is used for Office of Readings (Matins) on Mondays of the First and Third Weeks during Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. The hymn is also used for Trinity Sunday according to the Thesaurus … Continue reading

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Æterna Lux Divinitas

This hymn is used for Office of Readings (Matins) on Mondays of the First and Third Weeks during Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. The hymn is also used for Trinity Sunday according to the Thesaurus … Continue reading

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Virgo Prudentum Comitata Cœtum

This is a medieval hymn for Matins on the feast of St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin and Doctor of the Church (Apr. 29 (April 30 Extraordinary Form). This text is used in for Office of Readings (Matins) in the Ordinary … Continue reading

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Soldiers, Who Are Christ’s Below

Cardinal Newman’s Hymni Ecclesiae lists this hymn as used for Nocturns on the Vigil of All Saints (October 31) in the Paris Breviary. This text would belong to a later edition as it is not included in the 1736 Breviary. … Continue reading

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Of The Glorious Body Telling (The English Hymnal)

This hymn is one of the most beloved of the Church. It is used as the hymn for I & II Vespers on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi in The Roman & Paris Breviaries. It is used for Matins on … Continue reading

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O Saviour Jesu, Not Alone

This hymn is used for Lauds on the Solemnity of All Saints in the both Forms of the Roman Breviary. It is also used for Vespers I & Matins on All Saints in the Sarum Breviary. It is used for … Continue reading

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Christ, The Fair Glory Of The Holy Angels

This hymn is used for Lauds on the Feast of St. Michael as well as Vespers in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Breviary. On the Feast of St. Raphael, its first verse and the last three verses are used … Continue reading

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With Gold Most Precious, And With Sanguine Hues Of Morn

The entirety of the hymn was used for Vespers and Matins on the Feast of Sts. Peter and Paul (June 29) in the Sarum Breviary. The use in the Roman Breviary is more complicated, and the translation below clearly follows … Continue reading

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Let Thine Example, Holy John, Remind Us

This hymn is used for the Solemnity of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist (June 24) in both Forms of the Roman Breviary and in the Sarum Breviary. Part I is used for Vespers, Part II for Matins/Office of … Continue reading

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