Sunday, 30 August 2009
XIII Sunday after Pentecost
Today is the thirteenth Sunday after Pentectost and the first Sunday of September. It is of semi-double rite. The Gospel pericope contains the story of the ten lepers being made clean with only one, a Samaritan, returning to the LORD to give thanks and receiving the comforting words from the LORD 'Surge, vade; quia fides tua te salvum fecit.'
At Vespers on Saturday the Pars Autumnalis of the Breviary began. Vespers were sung with the antiphon on the Magnificat being Cum audisset Job of the Saturday before the first Sunday of September, the canticle being sung in the corresponding tone 1f. Commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, and of St. Rose of Lima and SS Felix and Adauctus. The Dominical preces were omitted at Compline due to the occurring double feasts.
Mattins has, of course, three nocturns. In the first nocturn are the Incipit of the Book of Job. In the second nocturn the lessons are from the Book of Morals by St. Gregory the Great and in the third nocturn the homily on St. Luke's Gospel is from St. Augustine. At Lauds commemorations are sung of St. Rose of Lima and SS Felix and Adauctus.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Rose of Lima, the third of SS Felix and Adauctus. The Creed is sung and the preface that of the Sunday.
At Vespers commemorations are sung of the following Office of St. Raymund Nonnatus and St. Rose of Lima.
The fifth week of August is omitted this year.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' at Vespers on Saturday the antiphon on the Magnificat was Observa, fili with the canticle sung in tone 6F. No commemorations were sung at Vespers. St. Rose of Lima and SS Felix and Adauctus are simply excised this year. Mattins is stripped down to one nocturn of three lessons, no commemorations are sung at Lauds. Mass has but one collect and no commemorations are sung at Vespers. For the entire month of September the '62ists will have different Mattins lessons in the first nocturn to those following traditional praxis.
Art: Jerome Nadal