Sunday, 24 January 2010
Third Sunday after the Epiphany
Today is the third Sunday after the Epiphany, it is of semi-double rite. The Gospel pericopes from St. Matthew record the LORD healing the leper and centurion's servant.
At Vespers yesterday the antiphon on the Magnificat Suscepit Deus was sung, and is sung, for all the Sundays after Epiphany (this year the fourth Sunday will be anticipated next Saturday as Septuagesima is only a week away). Commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of St. Raymund of Pennafort and of St. Timothy. As double feasts were commemorated at Vespers the Dominical preces are not sung at Compline.
At Mattins the invitatory is Adoremus Dominum and the hymn Primo die . In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of St. Paul's Epistle to the Galatians. In the second nocturn the lessons are from an exposition of the Epistle to the Galatians by St. Augustine and in the third nocturn the homily is from St. Jerome. At Lauds a commemoration of St. Timothy is sung. At Prime the Dominical preces are not sung because of the occurring double feast.
At Mass the Gloria is sung, the second collect is for St. Timothy. No other collect is sung (unless a pro re gravi collect is ordered by the Ordinary). The Credo is sung and the preface is that of Sundays.
At Vespers commemorations are sung of the following feast of the Conversion of St. Paul, then St. Peter and St. Timothy.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there are no commemorations at either Vespers. Mattins is reduced by two-thirds to one nocturn of three lessons. St. Timothy is not commemorated at all this year.
Art: Jerome Nadal