Sunday, 18 July 2010
VIII Sunday after Pentecost
The eighth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite. The liturgical colour is green. The Gospel pericopes from St. Luke containin the parable about the unjust steward.
At Vespers yesterday the psalms of Saturday were sung. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of St. Alexius, St. Camillus of Lellis and St. Symphorosa and her Seven Sons. The Suffrage was omitted as were the Dominical preces at Compline due to the occurring double feast.
At Mattins there are the usual three nocturns. The invitatory and hymn are as sung on previous 'green' Sundays. In the first nocturn the lessons continue to be taken from the Third Book of the Kings and the history of Solomon. In the second nocturn the lessons are taken from St. Augustine's writings on the City of God. In the third nocturn the homily on St. Luke's Gospel is from St. Jerome. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds commemorations are sung of St. Camillus and St. Symphorosa. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted because of the occurring double feast.
At Prime psalms 117, 118i & 118ii are sung, Quicumque is omitted as are the Dominical preces because of the double feast.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St Camillus, the third collect is of St. Symphorosa. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Blessed Trinity.
Vespers are of the Sunday with commemorations sung of the following feast of St. Vincent de Paul and of St. Camillus. Again the Suffrage of the Saints is omitted at Vespers and the Dominical preces not sung at Compline because of the occurring double feasts.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there are no commemorations or Suffrage at Vespers. Mattins is cut down to one nocturn of three lessons. There are no commemorations or Suffrage at Lauds. Mass has a single collect. At Vespers there are no commemorations.
Art: Jerome Nadal