Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Which Marian Antiphon after Compline?

Traditionally, the Marian antiphon that concludes Night Prayer (compline) is supposed to vary according to the liturgical season.

Right now--ordinary time--we say the Salve Regina aka Hail, Holy Queen. The Alma Redemptoris Mater is for  the Advent and Christmas seasons.

Ave, Regina Caelorum is for Lent. Regina Caeli for the Easter season.

Some longer explanation and the musical history of these great marian hymns can be found today in The National Catholic Register