Sunday, 26 August 2012
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 fifth Sunday of August. 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 Observa, fili for the Saturday before the fifth Sunday of August. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of St. Louis of France and of St. Zephyrinus. After these commemorations the Suffrage of the Saints was sung. At Compline the Dominical preces were sung.
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 Ecclesiasticus. In the the second nocturn the lessons are from a sermon of St. Chrysostom. 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 commemoration is sung of St. Zephyrinus 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 St. Zephyrinus, the third collect is A cunctis. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Holy Trinity.
Vespers are of the Sunday. The Office hymn is Lucis creator. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration is sung of the following feast of St. Joseph Calasanctius. The Suffrage is omitted due to the double feast as are the Dominical preces at Compline.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' at Vespers there are neither commemorations nor Suffrage. The Sunday is the fourth Sunday in August. The preces are always omitted at Compline. Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn of three lessons. At Lauds there are neither commemorations nor Suffrage. At Prime both Quicumque and the preces are omitted. In Mass there is only one collect. At Vespers there are no commemorations.
Art: Jerome Nadal