Sunday, 11 September 2011
XIII Sunday after Pentecost
The thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour is green. This year it is the second Sunday of September. It is also the Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity of the BVM but, with an exception that will be noted below, the Octave this year does not affect the liturgy. The Gospel pericopes from St. Luke's Gospel tell of the LORD and the ten lepers, only one of which thanked Him for being healed.
At Vespers yesterday the antiphons and psalms of Saturday were sung. The antiphon on the Magnificat was In omnibus his for the Saturday before the second Sunday of September. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of St. Nicholas of Tolentinum and of SS Protus and Hyacinth. The Suffrage of the Saints was omitted at Vespers as were the Dominical preces at Compline 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 continue to be read from the Book of Job. In the the second nocturn the lessons are from the Book of Morals by St. Gregory. In the third nocturn the lessons are a homily from St. Augustine on St. Luke's Gospel. At Lauds, after the collect of the Sunday, a commemorations is sung of SS Protus and Hyacinth followed by the Suffrage of the Saints.
At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) Quicumque is sung as are the Dominical preces.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of SS Protus and Hyacinth, the third collect A cunctis. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Holy Trinity.
As today is also Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity of the BVM one Mass, but not the Conventual Mass, may be celebrated of the Holy Name of Mary. The feast of the Holy Name of Mary was formerly kept on the Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity of the BVM but following the 1911-13 reform was permanently moved to September 12th. The Mass Vultum tuum is sung in white vestments. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of the Sunday, the third collect of SS Protus and Hyacinth. The Creed is sung, the Preface is of the BVM and the last Gospel is of the Sunday.
Vespers are of the Sunday. As tomorrow's feast of the Holy Name of Mary is commemorated Lucis creator is sung with the Doxology of the Incarnation, Jesu tibi sit gloria etc., and to that melody. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration of the Holy Name of Mary is sung. The Suffrage is omitted as are the Dominical preces at Compline.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' the Sunday is cut down to one nocturn of three lessons. The Octave of the Nativity of the BVM has gone completely. At Vespers there are no commemorations or Suffrage. At Lauds there are no commemorations or Suffrage. At Prime both Quicumque and the preces are omitted. In Mass there is only one collect. At Vespers there are no commemorations and Lucis creator is sung to one of the Sunday melodies.
Art: Jerome Nadal