Sunday, 23 June 2013
V Sunday after Pentecost
The fifth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour is green. The Vigil of St. John the Baptist was anticipated yesterday.
At Vespers yesterday afternoon the psalms of Saturday were sung. The Office hymn was Jam sol recedit igneus. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of St. Paulinus. The Suffrage of the Saints was not sung due to the double feast. At Compline the Dominical preces were omitted due to the occurring double feast.
At Mattins the invitatory is Dominum qui fecit nos and the Officie hymn isNocte surgentes. In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the Second Book of the Kings. In the second nocturn the lessons are taken from St. Gregory the Great's Book on Morals. In the third nocturn the homily on St. Matthew's Gospel is from St. Augustine. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds the Office hymn is Ecce jam noctis. After the collect of the Sunday the Suffrage of the Saints is sung.
At Prime psalms 117, 118i & 118ii are sung. Quicumque is sung as are the Dominical preces.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is A cunctis, the third collect is chosen by the Dean or rector. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Blessed Trinity.
In 1913 Pius X moved the feast of St. John the Baptist from its ancient date to the third Sunday of June. Whilst the change was not long-lasting and the feast was restored to its ancient date all Masses today, except the Conventual Mass may be of St. John the Baptist. The Mass De ventre is sung in white vestments. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of the Sunday. Being a Sunday the Creed is sung and the preface is of the Blessed Trinity. The last Gospel is of the Sunday.
At Vespers the liturgical colour changes to white and first Vespers of the feast of St. John the Baptist are sung. The antiphons Ipse praeibit etc are sung with psalms 109, 110, 111, 112 and 116. The Office hymn is Ut queant laxis resonare fibris. The hymn famously rises through a scale in its verses: Ut (Doh), Resonare, Mira, Famuli, Solve, Labii. After the collect of the feast a commemoration is sung of the Sunday. At Compline the Dominical preces are omitted.are of the Sunday.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there are neither commemorations nor Suffrage at Vespers. Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn of three lessons. There is no commemoration Suffrage at Lauds. At Prime Quicumque is omitted as are the Dominical preces. Mass has a single collect.
Art: Jerome Nadal