The Harrowing of Hell, from a fourteenth century manuscript – wikimedia commons
I was looking for Easter Carols and came across this gem from an old Latin hymn by Peter the Venerable from the 12th century.
Lo, the gates of death are broken,
And the strong man armed is spoiled;
Of his armor which he trusted,
By the Stronger Arm despoiled.
Vanquished is the prince of hell,
Smitten by the Cross he fell.
i was talking to this girl today and she said she wanted to join a sorority that was religious and full of mature adults do those even exist
This Tone is used from the Saturday before the first Sunday of Advent to the night before Christmas Eve, even on Feasts. But on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and during its Octave, the ordinary Tone for the Feasts of the Blessed Virgin Mary is used, except on the Sunday within the Octave, and on the Octave day itself if this should fall on a Sunday, when the Tone for Advent is used, with the doxology of the Sunday.
gleaning rubrics from the Liber Usualis
This is from the 1962 Liber, but I think the Tone for the BMV didn’t make this edition.
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