The Regina Coeli Prayer in Latin & English
The Regina Coeli, sometimes spelled, Regina Caeli, is one out of four Marian antiphon that is chanted during Eastertide. It dates back to the 13th Century.
The other Marian antiphons are The other three are the Presentation of the Lord (The Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary), through Wednesday of Holy Week), the Salve Regina (from Trinity Sunday until the Saturday before Advent), and the Alma Redemptoris Mater (Advent through February 2).
Some Traditional Catholic parishes pray it after Mass during Eastertide.
The Regina Coeli also replaces the “Angelus” during the Easter season.
The Regina Coeli Lyrics in Latin
V. Regina caeli, laetare, alleluia.
R. Quia quem meruisti portare, alleluia.
V. Resurrexit, sicut dixit, alleluia.
R. Ora pro nobis Deum, alleluia.
V. Gaude et laetare, Virgo Maria, alleluia.
R. Quia surrexit Dominus vere, alleluia.
Deus, qui per resurrectionem Filii tui, Domini nostri Iesu Christi, mundum laetificare dignatus es: praesta, quaesumus; ut per eius Genetricem Virginem Mariam, perpetuae capiamus gaudia vitae. Per eundem Christum Dominum nostrum.
The Regina Coeli (Queen of Heaven ) in English
V. Queen of Heaven, rejoice, alleluia.
R. For He whom you did merit to bear, alleluia.
V. Has risen, as he said, alleluia.
R. Pray for us to God, alleluia.
V. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary, alleluia.
R. For the Lord has truly risen, alleluia.
Let us pray.
O God, who gave joy to the world through the resurrection of Thy Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, grant we beseech Thee, that through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, His Mother, we may obtain the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord.
- True Devotion to Mary: with Preparation for Total Consecration (Tan Classics)
- The Secret of the Rosary (Imitation Leather)
- The Life of the Blessed Virgin Mary From the Visions of Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich
- The Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Bonded Leather)
Learn to Chant the Regina Coeli in Latin
If you want to learn to chant the Regina Coeli latin prayer, check out the video below.
The Regina Coeli by Palestrina
If you’re looking for a beautiful polyphonic version, check out the Regina Coeli (in Latin) by Palestrina
This article was originally published in 2015, but updated in 2019.