Sunday, 18 August 2013
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 third Sunday of August and also Sunday within the Octave of the Assumption. 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 afternoon the antiphons and psalms of Saturday were sung. The Office hymn, Jam sol recedit igneus, was sung with the melody and the Doxology of the Incarnation. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Omnis sapientia for the Saturday before the third Sunday of August. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of St. Hyacinth, of the Octave and of St. Agapitus. The Suffrage of the Saints was omitted. At Compline Te lucis was sung with the melody and Doxology of the Incarnation. The Dominical preces were omitted.
At Mattins the invitatory is Dominum qui fecit nos and the Office hymn isNocte surgentes. In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the Book of Wisdom. In the second nocturn the lessons are from St. Ambrose's Book of Offices and in the third nocturn the homily on St. Luke'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 commemorations are sung of the Octave and of St. Agapitus. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted.
At Prime and the Hours the hymns are sung with the melody and Doxology of the Incarnation. At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted being within the Octave.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of the Octave, the third collect is of St. Agapitus. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Holy Trinity.
One Mass, not the Conventual, may be celebrated of St. Joachim whose feast was formerly kept on the Sunday within the Octave of the Assumption. The Mass is sung in white vestments: the Gloria is sung, the second collect and last Gospel are of the Sunday.
Vespers are of the Sunday. The Office hymn is Lucis creator, sung with the melody and Doxology of the Incarnation. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of the following feast of St. John Eudes and of the Octave. The Suffrage is omitted due to the double feast and Octave as are the Dominical preces at Compline.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' at Vespers the hymn is sung with the ordinary tone and Doxology and there are neither commemorations nor Suffrage. Mattins has a single nocturn of three lessons. At Lauds there are no commemorations. At Prime and the Hours the hymns are sung with the ordinary tone and Doxology. At Mass there is only one collect. At Vespers the hymn is sung in the ordinary tone and with the ordinary Doxology, there are no commemorations. The Lady has been stripped of Her Octave.
Art: Jerome Nadal