Sunday, 27 June 2010
V Sunday after Pentecost
The fifth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite. It is also, this year, the Sunday within the Octave of St. John the Baptist. The liturgical colour is green.
At Vespers yesterday the psalms of Saturday were sung. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of SS John and Paul and of the Octave of St. John the Baptist. The Suffrage of the Saints was not sung nor were the Dominical preces at Compline because of the occurring double feast and Octave.
At Mattins there are the usual three nocturns. The invitatory and hymn are as last Sunday. In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the Second Book of the Kings. In the second nocturn the lessons are taken from St. Gregory the Great's Book on Morals. In the third nocturn the homily on St. Matthew's Gospel is from St. Augustine. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds a commemoration is sung of the Octave of St. John the Baptist. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted due to the Octave.
At Prime psalms 117, 118i & 118ii are sung. The Dominical preces are omitted due to the Octave.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of the Octave, there is no third collect - the general rule for Sundays within Octaves. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Blessed Trinity.
As a result of Pius X moving the feast of St. John the Baptist to the Sunday preceding the feast of SS Peter and Paul in 1911 the rubrics allow for the celebration of the Mass of the feast on the Sunday to which it was formerly attached. All Masses, except the Conventual Mass, may be of St. John the Baptist celebrated in white vestments. The Mass De ventre is sung. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of the Sunday, the Creed is sung (because of the Sunday), the preface is of the Blessed Trinity and the last Gospel is of the Sunday.
Vespers are of the Sunday with a commemoration of the following feast of St. Irenaeus and of the Octave. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted at Vespers and the Dominical preces not sung at Compline because of the occurring double feast and Octave.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there are no commemorations or Suffrage at Vespers. The Octave of the Great Forerunner has been abolished. Mattins is cut down to one nocturn of three lessons. There are no commemorations or Suffrage at Lauds. At Prime there is neither Quicumque is sung nor the Dominical preces despite there being no commemorated double feast or Octave. Mass has a single collect.
Art: Jerome Nadal