Ash Wednesday

For weeks before and after, see: Advent, Christmas, Ordinary Time after Epiphany or Lent, Holy Week

Simple English Proper (Lumen Christi Gradual and Modal Responsorial Psalms). The Roman Missal gives us these Bible verses to be sung per the examples recorded: the congregation joins the cantor for the antiphon (printed), then the cantor sing the Psalm alone, then the congregation and cantor repeat the antiphon.

1974 Roman Gradual – Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite

Download pages of the Gregorian Missal: GM Lent Ash Wednesday

Download proper in English (same Gregorian mode): LTAW proper ENG PW

Click to hear Introit (English antiphon – English verseLatin antiphon)

Responsorial : (cantor sings once, schola repeats, cantor sings verses, schola leads assembly in response between verses).

Click to hear Responsorial (English)

Tract or Lent Acclamation

Blessing and distribution of ashes:

Click to hear Offertory (English antiphon – English verseLatin antiphon)

Click to hear Communion (English antiphon – English verseLatin antiphon+verses)

Download Communion verses: LTAW Comm verses GM


1962 Roman Gradual – Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite – Ash Wednesday

Professional recordings:






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