Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus [Christ]. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Ubi Caritas (Maurice Duruflé)
Where charity and love are, God is there. Christ’s love has gathered us into one. Let us rejoice and be pleased in Him. Let us fear, and let us love the living God. And may we love each other with a sincere heart.
Victimae Paschali Laudes (Easter Sequence)
To the Paschal Victim, Christians, offer a sacrifice of praise. The Lamb has ransomed his sheep; the innocent Christ has reconciled sinners with the Father. Death and life confronted each other in a prodigious battle; the Prince of life who died, now reigns living.
Tell us, Mary, what did you see upon the way?
I saw the sepulcher of the living Christ; I saw the glory of the Risen One. I saw the angels, his witnesses, the shroud and the garments. Christ, my Hope, is risen; he will go before his own into Galilee.
We know that Christ is truly risen from the dead; O Victorious King, have mercy on us.
Sicut Cervus (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina)
As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
Ave Verum Corpus (William Byrd)
Hail the true body, born of the Virgin Mary: You who truly suffered and were sacrificed on the cross for the sake of man. From whose pierced flank flowed water and blood: Be a foretaste for us in the trial of death. O sweet, O merciful, O Jesus, Son of Mary. Have mercy on me. Amen.
Exultate Justi (Ludovico da Viadana)
Rejoice in the Lord, O ye just; praise befits the upright. Give praise to the Lord on the harp; sing to him with the psaltery, the instrument of ten strings. Sing to him a new canticle, sing well unto him with a loud noise. Rejoice in the Lord, O ye just; praise befits the upright.
Antiphon: O faithful Cross, incomparable Tree, the noblest of all; no forest hath ere put forth the likes of thine own leaves, thy flowers, thy fruits; * Sweet the wood, sweet the nails, that bear so sweet a burden.
Verse 1: Sing, O my tongue, of the battle, of the glorious struggle; and over the trophy of the Cross, proclaim the noble triumph; tell how the Redeemer of the world won victory through his sacrifice.
Verse 2: The Creator looked on sadly as the first man, our forefather, was deceived, and as he fell into the snare of death, taking a bite of a lethal fruit; it was then that God chose this blessed piece of wood to destroy the other tree’s curse.
Verse 3: Such was the act called for by the economy of our salvation: to outwit the resourceful craftiness of the Traitor and to obtain our remedy from the very weapon with which our enemy struck.
Verse 4: And so, when the fullness of that blessed time had come, the Son, the Creator of the world, was sent from the throne of the Father, and having become flesh, he came forth from the womb of a virgin.
Verse 5: The infant cried as he was placed in the narrow manger; his Virgin Mother wrapped his limbs in swaddling clothes, encircling God’s hands and feet with tight bands.
Verse 6: Equally to the Father, Son and Holy Paraclete, To the Blessed Trinity be everlasting glory: Whose nourishing grace redeems and saves us. Amen.
Mary said to Gabriel: Behold the handmaid of the Lord, Let it be done to me according to Thy word.
Rorate Caeli (Chant, Mode I)
Drop down ye dew of heaven from above And let the clouds rain down the just one. Let the earth be opened And bud forth a Savior. Ps. The heavens declare the glory of God And the firmament proclaims the work of his hands. — Introit of Fourth Sunday of Advent; Is. 45:8, Ps. 18:1
O Sapientia (Chant, Mode II)
O Wisdom, You who came forth from the mouth of the Most High, Reaching strongly from end to end And ordering all things sweetly; Come to teach us the way of prudence. — Antiphon for Vespers, December 17
O Magnum Mysterium (Tomas Luis de Victoria [1548-1611])
O Great Mystery and Wondrous Sign, That animals should see the Lord born, Lying in a manger! O Blessed Virgin Whose womb was worthy To bear the Lord Jesus Christ. Alleluia! — Antiphon from First Vespers of Christmas
Veni Jesu (Luigi Cherubini [1760-1842])
Come O Jesus, My Love!
Jesu Rex (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina [1525-1594])
O Jesus, wonderful King and noble conqueror, Ineffable sweetness, totally desirable, Remain with us and illuminate us by your light The darkness of the mind having been dispersed, Fill the earth with sweetness.
Sicut Cervus (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina [1525-1594])
As the deer longs for running water, So my soul longs for you my God.
O Salutaris (Aquinas/Duguet)
O Saving Victim, You who open the gate of heaven: Hostile enemies threaten, Give strength, bring help.
To the Lord, one and three, Be eternal glory: May he grant to us Life without end in heaven.
Beata Viscera (William Byrd [1543-1623])
Blessed is the womb of the Virgin Mary, She carried the Son of the Eternal Father.
Adoramus Te Christe (Dubois)
We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you, Because by your Holy Cross you have redeemed the world.
Gaudeamus Igitur (Traditional Student Song)
Let us rejoice while we are young; For after joyful youth and burdensome old age, The earth will hold us.
Long live the Academy, long live the professors, Long live all the members, May they ever bloom.
Long live our country and he who rules it; Long live our city and this association Which gathers us here.
Beatae Mariae Magdalenae (Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina [1525-1594])
O Lord, our God, we beseech your aid, Through the intercession of the blessed Mary Magdalen: At whose prayers you graciously raised her brother to life, Though four days in the tomb.
Salve Regina (Chant, Solemn Tone, Mode I)
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, Our life, our sweetness, and our hope, To thee d we cry poor banished children of eve, To thee do we send up our sighs, Mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, Thine eyes of mercy towards us. And after this our exile, show unto us The blessed fruit of they womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
Regina Caeli (Antonio Lotti [1667-1740])
Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia: For he whom you did merit to bear, alleluia, Has risen as he said. Alleluia, alleluia. Pray for us to God. Alleluia, alleluia.
Mary Magdalen and the other Mary Went to the tomb at dawn. “Jesus whom you seek is not here. He is risen just as He said. He will precede you into Galilee. There you will see Him.” Alleluia.
Victimae Paschali Laudes (Easter Sequence)
To the Paschal Victim let Christians offer a sacrifice of praise. The Lamb has redeemed the sheep. The innocent Christ has reconciled sinners to the Father. Death and life battled in a wondrous duel. The Leader of life, having died, reigns living. Tell us Mary, what did you see on the way? “I saw the tomb of the living Christ and the glory fo the Risen One. I saw angels witnessing, the shroud and vestments. Christ, my Hope, has risen, He will precede his own into Galilee.” We know that Christ has truly risen from the dead. You, O victor King, have mercy on us. Amen. Alleluia.
Vidi Aquam (Antiphon for the Rite of Sprinkling, Chant)
I saw water flowing from the temple, From the right side. Alleluia! And all to whom that water came Were saved and they said: “Alleluia!”
Vs: Give thanks to the Lord for He is good, For His mercy endures forever.
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, As it was in the beginning and is now and always And into the ages of ages. Amen.
Alleluia, Pascha Nostrum (Chant, Easter Sunday)
Alleluia. Christ our Passover has been sacrificed. Alleluia.