Sunday, 3 July 2011
Sunday within the Octave of the Sacred Heart
Sunday within the Octave of the Sacred Heart, the third Sunday after Pentecost, is of semi-double rite. This year it is also Sunday wihtin the Octave of SS Peter and Paul. The structure of the Office is as last Sunday and again the liturgical colour is white. The Gospel pericopes from St. Luke have the parable of the shepherd going after one sheep missing from his hundred strong flock.
Vespers yesterday afternoon were second Vespers of the feast of the Visitation of the BVM. The antiphons Exsurgens Maria etc were sung with psalms 109, 112, 121, 126 & 147. After the collect of the feast commemorations were sung of the Sunday, St. Leo II and the Octave of the Sacred Heart. At Compline Te lucis was sung with the Doxology Jesu tibi sit gloria, Qui natus etc.
At Mattins the invitatory, hymn, antiphons and psalms are as on the feast of the Sacred Heart but the antiphons are not doubled. In the first nocturn the lessons are a continuation of the First Book of the Kings. The responses are of the Octave. In the second nocturn the lessons are from the Encyclical of Pius XI in 1928 that, inter alia, gave the feast an Octave. In the third nocturn the homily is from St. Gregory on St. Lukes Gospel. At Lauds the antiphons Unus militum etc are sung, as on the feast, with the Dominical psalms. Commemorations are sung of St. Leo, the Octave of the Sacred Heart and the Octave of SS Peter and Paul.
At the Hours the hymns have the Doxology Jesu tibi sit gloria, Qui Corde fundis gratiam etc. The antiphons from Lauds are sung in the normal sequence at the Hours. At Prime the festal psalms are sung (Pss. 53, 118i & 118ii). In the short responsory the versicle Qui Corde fundis gratiam is sung. The lectio brevis is of the Sunday, Deus autem.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Leo, the third collect of the Octave of the Sacred Heart and the fourth collect of the Octave of SS Peter and Paul. The Creed is sung, the preface is of the Sacred Heart. The last Gospel is proper to the day within the Octave of SS Peter and Paul Ecce nos reliquimus omnia.
At Vespers the liturgical colour changes to red and first Vespers of the feast of the Precious Blood are sung. The antiphons Quis est iste etc are sung with psalms 109, 110, 111, 112 & 116. A commemoration is sung of the Sunday. At Compline Te lucis is sung with the ordinary Doxology.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' both the Octaves of the Sacred Heart and SS Peter and Paul have been abolished. The liturgical colour is green. Vespers on Saturday have a commemoration of the Sunday. Mattins, of the Sunday, has been cut down to one nocturn of three lessons. At Lauds there are no commemorations. Prime has the Dominical psalms and Qui sedes etc in the short responsory. None of the hymns have the Doxology of the abolished Octave. Mass has one collect and In principio as the last Gospel. Vespers are of the Sunday without any commemorations. The feast of the Precious Blood, although first class, is not kept at all this year.