Sunday, 6 September 2009

XIV Sunday after Pentecost


The fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost and the second Sunday of September is of semi-double rite. The theme of the Gospel is the 'lilies of the field'. The liturgy is the classical liturgy for a semi-double Sunday with Suffrage, preces at Compline and Prime and the Athanasian Creed.

Yesterday at Vespers the antiphon on the Magnificat was In omnibus his for the Saturday before the second Sunday of September. A commemoration was sung of the preceding Office of St. Laurence Justinian and the Suffrage of the Saints. At Compline the Dominical preces were sung.

At Mattins in the first nocturn the lessons are from the Book of Job. In the second nocturn the lessons are from St. Gregory the Great's Book of Morals and, in the third nocturn, the homily is from the writings of St. Augustine. At Lauds the Suffrage of the Saints is sung.

At Prime Quicumque, the Athanasian Creed, is sung as are the Dominical preces.

Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is A cunctis and the third collect chosen from the many available by the celebrant or Dean. The Credo is sung and the preface is that of Sunday.

At Vespers the Suffrage of the Saints is sung and at Compline the Dominical preces are sung.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' no commemoration or suffrage is sung at Vespers. The antiphon on the Magnificat will be that of the Saturday before the first Sunday of September. The third of mattins remaining will have the scripture that was read last week in the Traditional rite read. There is no Suffrage at Lauds, no Quicumque and no preces at Compline. At mess there is one collect only. At Vespers no suffrage and no preces at Compline. Another good example of the 'levelling' of liturgical days in modern liturgy.

Art: Jerome Nadal

5 comments:

Carlos Antonio Palad said...

"At mess..."

typo or intentional?

Rubricarius said...

Carlos,

I suspect Dr. Freud would have some insight into that.

Anonymous said...

Mr Palad
Are you aware that when the Motu Proprio " Summorum Pontificum" was issued, the then head of the Indian Bishops, Cardinal Toppo, announced that this liturgical concession was meant for Europeans ....

Carlos Antonio Palad said...

"Are you aware that when the Motu Proprio " Summorum Pontificum" was issued, the then head of the Indian Bishops, Cardinal Toppo, announced that this liturgical concession was meant for Europeans ...."

Well, there was this Cardinal (Latin American, I think) who said it was for the Chinese, and there have been Filipino clerics who said that its only for the SSPX / Westerners.

Father G said...

There's no denying it, the '62 is a mess alright...