Thursday, February 3, 2011

Ave Regina Caelorum

As we move through the liturgical year, our Marian hymn at Compline changes.  The Ave Regina Caelorum is sung from now through Wednesday of Holy Week.  We invite you to join us in our hymn each evening that concludes our day:

Queen of the heavens, we greet you,
mistress of the angels we greet you.
Hail to the root, to the portal,
where the light of the world appeared.
Now rejoice, O glorious Virgin,
fairest of the daughters of Eve;
beauty unequaled we greet you,
and implore  you,
pray to Christ for us.

(During the days during the Triduum, the Marian hymn at the end of Compline is omitted, to be taken up again on Easter Sunday with the Regina Coeli.)

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