In the Middles Ages, the Antiphonary was the liturgical book containing the Gregorian chants for evening, night or morning payers. It consequently came to govern the use of these chants during mass. To a certain extent, it was therefore the means by which through their prayer monks could participate in the holiness of passing time and divine veneration.
The Rose-Cross Antiphonary, composed at the end of the 20th Century under the aegis of the International Rose-Cross University, also has a spiritual vocation. Its music is beneficial for meditation and the elevation of the soul.
The first piece of this Antiphonary is taken from Naometria. This work, which is part of the Rosicrucian movement of the 17th Century, was drafted by Simon Studion. It ends with a text entitled: Versus de instantis temporis fato imminente.