Sunday, 12 September 2010
XVI Sunday after Pentecost
The sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite. This year it is the third Sunday of September so next week will contain the September Ember Days. The Gospel pericopes from St. Luke are of the LORD healing the man with dropsy on the Sabbath.
At Vespers yesterday the antiphons and psalms of Saturday were sung. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Ne reminiscaris for the Saturday before the third Sunday in September. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration was sung of the occurring feast of the Holy Name of Mary. As this feast was commemorated the melody and Doxology of the Office hymn, Jam sol recedit igneus, was changed in honour of the Incarnation, Jesu tibi sit gloria etc. At Compline Te lucis was sung with the same Doxology and the Dominical preces were omitted because of 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 are the Incipit of the Book of Tobias. In the second nocturn the lessons are from a sermon of St. Leo on fasting in the seventh month. In the third nocturn the lessons are a homily from St. Ambrose on St. Lukes's Gospel. At Lauds a commemoration is sung of the feast of the Holy Name of Mary.
At the Hours the hymns are sung with the melody and Doxology of the Incarnation. At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted due to the occurring double feast. In the short responsory the verse Qui natus es is sung.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of the Holy Name of Mary. There is no third collect. The Creed is sung, the preface is of the Holy Trinity and the last Gospel is of the Holy Name of Mary.
Vespers are of the Sunday. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration is sung of the feast of the Holy Name. At Compline the Dominical preces are omitted.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' the Sunday is the second Sunday of September. At Vespers on Saturday the antiphon on the Magnificat was In omnibus his, there were no commemorations or Suffrage. The feast of the Holy Name is simply omitted and the hymns therefore do not have the Doxology or tone of the Incarnation. As usual Mattins is cut down to one nocturn of three lessons. The first two lessons are from the Book of Job. At Lauds there are no commemorations. At Prime both Quicumque and the preces are always omitted on 'green' Sundays. At Mass there is only one collect and the last Gospel In principio. At Vespers there are neither commemorations nor Suffrage.
Art: Jerome Nadal Note the delightful scene in the distance marked 'E' of the ass being rescued from a well.