Sunday, 13 May 2012
Fifth Sunday after Pascha
The fifth Sunday after Pascha is of semi-double rite. The Gospel pericopes from St. John describe how the LORD tells His disciples to ask for anything in His name after He has ascended to the Father. That Ascension will, of course, be celebrated on Thursday after the three Rogation days of the Lesser Litanies on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
At Vespers yesterday afternoon the psalms of Saturday were sung under the single antiphon Alleluia. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of SS Nereus and his Companions and of St. Robert Bellarmine. The Paschal Commemoration of the Cross was omitted due to the concurrent double feast. At Compline Te lucis was sung with the Paschal Doxology. The Dominical preces were omitted due to the occurring double feast.
At Mattins in the invitatory and hymn are as on the other Sundays of Paschaltide. In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the first Epistle of St. Peter. In the second nocturn the lessons are from the writing of St. Ambrose on faith in the Resurrection and in the third nocturn the lessons are a homily of St. Augustine on St. John's Gospel on the LORD's words "Amen, amen, I say to you: if you ask the Father anything in my name, he will give it to you." The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds, following the collect of the Sunday a commemoration is sung of St. Robert Bellarmine. The Commemoration of the Cross is omitted.
At the Hours the hymns are sung with the Paschal Doxology. At Prime the Dominical preces are omitted due to the occurring double feast.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Robert Bellarmine. There in no third collect.
At Vespers the Sunday psalms are sung under the single antiphon Alleluia. The Office hymn is Ad regias Agni dapes. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of St. Robert Bellarmine and of St. Boniface At Compline Te lucis is sung with the Paschal Doxology and the Dominical preces are omitted.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there are no commemorations at either Vespers. The Commemoration of the Cross has been abolished. Mattins is cut down to one nocturn. At Lauds there are no commemorations. The Dominical preces have be abolished at Prime and Compline. Hymns at the Little Hours do not have the Paschal Doxology. At Mass there is only one collect.
Art: Jerome Nadal