Sunday, 5 May 2013
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 St. Monica and of St. Pius V. The Paschal Commemoration of the Cross was omitted due to the double feasts. 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, after the collect of the Sunday, a commemoration is sung of St. Pius V. 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. Pius V. There in no third collect. The preface is of Paschaltide.
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 following feast of St. John before the Latin Gate and of St. Pius V. 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 a single nocturn. At Lauds there are no commemorations. Hymns at the Little Hours do not have the Paschal Doxology. St. Pius V does not get a mention by those who, putatively, claim to use his missal as Mass there is only one collect. The feast of St. John before the Latin Gate has been abolished.
Art: Jerome Nadal