The Antiphons of the Blessed Virgin
The Antiphons of the Blessed Virgin are four in number. In Choir, one of
the Antiphons is recited at the end of certain hours in accordance with the
following general rules: 1. At the end of Compline, always. 2. At the end of
Lauds, when no other hour is to follow. 3. When Lauds is followed by Prime and by
any of the other hours, the Antiphon is said at the end of the last hour recited.
4. At the end of any hour recited in Choir when the Office is finished and
the members of the Choir are to retire from the chapel.
Out of Choir, an Antiphon is said at the end of Compline, and at the end
of Lauds if the Office is to end with Lauds, otherwise at the end of the last
Read the first article on Antiphon in the Cath. Encycl. Read also
the articles on: Alma Redemptoris Mater, Ave Regina, Regina
Cœli, and Salve Regina.
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