Venite Populi: An Ancient Invitatory for General Communion in the Ambrosian and Gallican Rites

We are happy to present to our readers our translation of the Schola Sainte Cécile’s recent article on the Venite Populi.

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In the Ambrosian rite of mass, the distribution of communion takes place while the choir chants an antiphon called the Transitorium. On Easter day, the Transitorium is the Venite populi, shown above as it is contained in the Ambrosian Antiphoner.

 

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