All during Eastertide we recite the Regina Coeli silently instead of the Angelus after Lauds, after Sext and after Compline. We hear three rapid rings of the bell and there is pause for the first part of the prayer, another three rings and a pause for the second part of the prayer, a final three rapid rings and a pause for the last section of the prayer. Then a series of rings as we recite the concluding oration.
Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
The Son whom you merited to bear, alleluia.
Has risen, as he said, alleluia.
Pray for us to God, alleluia.
Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.
O God, who through the resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ gave joy to the world, grant, we pray, that through his Mother, the Virgin Mary, we may obtain the joy of everlasting life. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Photographs of the Abbey Library by Brother Brian.