07 January 2010

Antiphon for Vespers Psalms for the Octave of Epiphany

from the Lutheran Magdeburg Cantica Sacra of 1613 (p. 224):

Caput Draconis Salvator contrivit in Jordanis flumine,
ab ejus potestate omnes eripiens.

The Savior crushes the head of the dragon in Jordan's streams
by snatching all from his power.

[thanks to Dr. Herl for correction]

2 comments:

Chris said...

Very similar to the troparia sung in the Eastern Rite at the Royal Hours on the Eve of Theophany.

William Weedon said...

Yes...