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The Great “O” Antiphons begin…

Today in the Canonry we begin the singing of the “O” Antiphons at Vespers. These are sung from the 16th until the 23rd of December. For the chant itself, please see this previous posting. The Roman Rite begins the Great … Continue reading

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Antiphonae Majores

It’s that time of year again, the great “O” Antiphons are back, to guide us through to Christmas. They are Magnificat antiphons, one for each day leading up to 23rd December. We Norbertines begin to sing them on 16th December, one day … Continue reading

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Alma Redemptoris Mater

And so we begin a new liturgical year with the joyful season of Advent. It is a time of waiting, expectation, hope, penance and preparation. As we prepare our hearts to celebrate the birth of our Saviour, we ask ourselves whether … Continue reading

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Hic est electum vas


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The ‘O’ Antiphons

The Premonstratensian Rite gives us eight ‘O’ Antiphons compared to the seven that are found in the Roman Rite. 16 December ‘O Sapientia’ (please ‘click’ on the images for a better view) 17 December ‘O Adonai’ 18 December ‘O Radix Jesse’   19th … Continue reading

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Assumpta est Maria

Gloria in excelsis Deo et in terra pax hominibus bonae voluntatis. Laudamus te, benedicimus te, adoramus te, glorificamus te, gratias agimus tibi propter magnam gloriam tuam, Domine Deus, Rex cælestis, Deus Pater omnipotens. Domine Fili Unigenite, Iesu Christe, Spiritus et … Continue reading

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Eastertide Chant

From the Graduale ad usum Canonici Praemonstratensis Ordinis 1931  The Easter Sequence  Regina Coeli (solemn)    

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