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Sunday, 27 March 2016

Salve Festa Dies. Easter Hymn Composed By Venantius Fortunatus († 609 A.D.).

Salve Festa Dies.
Composed by Venantius Fortunatus (+ 609 A.D.).

"Salve Festa Dies".
English: From The Mass and Vespers of Easter,
by the Benedictine Monks of Fontgombault (France).
Français: Des La Messe et les Vêpres de Pâques,
par les moines bénédictins de Fontgombault (France).
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Salve Festa Dies is the Title of a Hymn of The Catholic Church, in which we Celebrate The Resurrection of Jesus.

Tradition attributes it to the Latin poet Venantius Fortunatus, who wrote it before 609 A.D. In that case, it would be one of the oldest Hymns passed down.

The Anthem is not included in The Liturgy. It is sung during The Procession at the start of Mass on Easter Sunday.

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