Sunday, 19 January 2014
Second Sunday after the Epiphany
The Second Sunday after the Epiphany is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour is green. The Gospel fragment at Mattins and the Gospel at Mass are St. John's account of the Marriage Feast at Cana.
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 Suscepit Deus (and the same will be sung on all Saturdays until Septuagesima). After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of St. Peter's Chair at Rome, of St. Paul the Apostle, of SS Marius, Martha, Audifax and Abachum and of St. Canute. As a double feast was commemorated the Suffrage was omitted as were the Dominical preces at Compline.
At Mattins the invitatory is Adoremus Dominum and this is sung until Septuagesima. The Office hymn is Primo die and that is sung at Sunday Mattins until the first Sunday in Lent. In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the Second Epistle to the Corinthians. In the second nocturn a sermon of St. Chrysostom provides the lessons and, in the third nocturn, the homily is from St. Augustine. At Lauds the Office hymn is Aeterne and that too is sung at Sunday Lauds until the first Sunday of Lent. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of of SS Marius, Martha, Audifax and Abachum and of St. Canute. The Suffrage of the Saints is sung after the last occurring commemoration. At Prime both Quicumque iand the Dominical preces. are sung.
At Mass the Gloria is sung, the second collect is of SS Marius, Martha, Audifax and Abachum, the third collect is of St. Canute. The Creed is sung and the preface is that of the Trinity.
At Vespers the antiphons and psalms of Sunday are sung. The Office hymn is Lucis creator. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration is sung of the following feast of SS Fabian and Sebastian. The Suffrage is omitted as are the Dominical preces at Compline due to the concurring double feast.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there are no commemorations at either Vespers. The feast of St. Peter's Chair at Rome has been abolished. Mattins is reduced to one nocturn of three lessons. There are no commemorations at Lauds and there is no suffrage. At Prime both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted. At Mass there is but a single collect. At Vespers there are no commemorations.
Art: Jerome Nadal