Monastery of Nuns of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans)

Prague - Lysolaje


Examples of our liturgy

Some of the following recordings were made in our chapel, others are from a CD recorded by us and the organ improvizer Prof. Jaroslav Vodrazka in Sts. Peter and Paul’s Church at Vysehrad, Prague and published by the Karmelitanske nakladatelstvi, Kostelni Vydri. All the following chants are used in our Masses or as part of the Daily Prayer of the Church (the Breviary). 

Chants used at Mass:

  • Rorate coeli - Advent introit

  • Spanilé holubičky [Delightful Dove] - V. Holan Rovenský (Christmas carol)

  • Tamquam Agnus - T.L. da Vittoria

  • Alle, psallite - anonymous, 13th cent.

  • Kyrie, fons bonitatis - manuscripti Bohemiae, 14th/15th cent. / improvization

  • Christe, Redemptor omnium - All Saints Day (hymn)

  • O Virgo - Libre Vermell de Monserrat (pilgrim song)

  • Selected chants from the Liturgy of Hours (the Breviary)

  • Gabriel Archangelus - Quomodo fiet istud - antiphons from the Solemnity of the Annunciation / improvization

  • The Sunday Vespers and Compline were recorded for this web-site thanks to the generosity of our friends Jakub and Tomas from the SYPE Studio, who visited us to make a professional live recording during the very prayer at our chapel. Their work is highly to be recommended!

    Sunday Vespers: (on week-days we chant the Vespers in Czech for the most part, only some parts of it are in Latin; the Sunday Vespers are all in Latin)

  • Modlitba O sacrum convivium (prayer)

  • Angelus Domini

  • Deus in adjutorium meum

  • Hymnus Lucis Creator

  • Virgam virtutis(antiphon); Dixit Dominus (psalm109/110)

  • Nos qui vivimus (antiphon); In Exitu (psalm 113A/114)

  • Alleluia, Dominus regnavit (antiphon); Salus et gloria (canticle Rev 19)

  • Cor 1:3–4 (brief reading)

  • Benedictus es (short responsory)

  • Omnis qui petit (antiphon); Magnificat (canticle Lk 1:46–55)

  • Intercessions (prayer)

  • Our Father (prayer)

  • Concluding prayer

  • Blessing

  • Sub tuum praesidium (antiphon)

  • Sunday Compline (we chant the Compline in Czech during the ordinary time; yet during Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter tides, and on some feasts and solemnities we chant it in Latin)

  • Bože shlédni [God, come to our help]

  • Act of penitence

  • Na sklonku dne [The day is ended] (hymn)

  • Zastini te [He will conceal you] (antiphon); Kdo zije pod ochranou [He who lives] (psalm 90/91)

  • Rev 22:4–5 (brief reading)

  • Do tvych rukou [Into your hands] (short responsory)

  • Ochranuj nas, Pane [Save us, Lord] (antiphon); Nyni, Pane [Now, Lord] (canticle Lk 2:29–32)

  • Concluding prayer

  • Blessing for the night

  • Salve, Regina (antiphon)

  • Dignare me laudare te (verse)

  • Prayer

  • O lumen (antiphona)

  • Ora pro nobis (verse)

  • prayer

  • Omnium fidelium (prayer)