Sunday, 4 November 2012
XXIII Sunday after Pentecost
The twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite. This year it is the first Sunday of November and Sunday within the Octave of All Saints. The liturgical colour is green. The Gospel pericopes from St. Matthew contain the account of the LORD healing the woman with an issue of blood.
At Vespers yesterday afternoon the antiphons and psalms of Saturday were sung. The Office hymn was Jam sol recedit igneus. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Vidi Dominum for the Saturday before the first Sunday in November. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of the third day within the Octave of All Saints, St. Charles Borromeo and of SS Vitalis and Agricola. The Suffrage of the Saints was omitted due to the Octave and double feast as were the Dominical preces at Compline.
At Mattins in the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the Book of the Prophet Ezechiel. In the second nocturn the lessons are from St. Gregory's Exposition on the Prophet Ezechiel. In the third nocturn the homily is from St. Jerome on St. Matthew's Gospel. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds, after the collect of the Sunday, commemorations are sung of St. Charles, the Octave of All Saints and of SS Vitalis and Agricola.
At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Charles, the third collect is of the Octave and the fourth collect of SS Vitalis and Agricola. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Blessed Trinity.
Vespers are of the Sunday. The Office hymn is Lucis creator. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of the following fith day within the Octave of All Saints (with the antiphon Angeli etc and V&R Laetamini etc) and of St. Charles.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there are no commemorations at Vespers. Mattins is cut down to one nocturn of three lessons. At Lauds there are no commemorations. At Mass there is only one collect. Vespers are of the Sunday without any commemorations. The Octave of All Saints has been thrown into the bin.