Song No #144 Thánh Ca Dân Chúa; English Missal
|Lời bài hát:||Lời dịch:|
|Regina caeli, laetare,|
Quia quem meruisti portare.
Resurrexit, sicut dixit,
Ora pro nobis Deum,
O Queen of Heaven, be
For He whom you have
humbly borne for us
Has arisen, as he promised,
Offer now our prayer to,
|Lạy Nữ Vương Thiên đàng hãy vui mừng.|
Vì Đấng Mẹ đã đáng cưu mang trong lòng.
Người đã sống lại thật như lời đã phán hứa.
Xin cầu cùng Chúa cho chúng con.
The Regina Caeli or Regina Coeli (“Queen of Heaven”, pronounced [reˈdʒiːna ˈtʃɛːli] in ecclesiastical Latin), is an ancient Latin Marian Hymn of the Christian Church. It is one of the four seasonal Marian antiphons of the Blessed Virgin Mary, prescribed to be sung or recited in the Liturgy of the Hours at the conclusion of the last of the hours to be prayed in common that day, typically night prayer (Compline or Vespers). The Regina Caeli is sung or recited in place of the Angelus during the Easter season, from Holy Saturday through Pentecost Sunday. The Latin word coelum, meaning “heaven” (whence the English word celestial), was a common medieval and early modern spelling of caelum, which was the only form in Classical Latin. In medieval Latin, ae and oe were both pronounced [eː]; the form was also influenced by an extremely dubious etymology from Greek koilos, “hollow”.
While the authorship of the Regina Caeli is unknown, the hymn has been traced back to the twelfth century. It was in Franciscan use, after Compline, in the first half of the following century. Legend has it that St Gregory the Great heard angels chanting the first three lines one Easter morning in Rome, while following barefoot in a great religious procession the icon of the Virgin painted by Luke the Evangelist. He was thereupon inspired to add the fourth line.
There are plainsong melodies (a simple and an ornate form) associated with Regina Caeli, the official or “typical” melody being found in the Vatican Antiphonary, 1911, p. 126.
Taken from Wikipedia, April, 2012: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regina_Coeli
Day: Season of Easter, Easter (Sundays and Weekdays).
Liturgical: Night Prayer, Antiphon in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary