Sunday, 29 June 2014

The feast of the Apostles SS Peter and Paul

The feast of the Apostles SS Peter and Paul is a Double of the First Class with an Octave. The liturgical colour of the feast is red. Today is also Sunday within the Octave of the Sacred Heart and within the Octave of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.

At Vespers yesterday afternoon the antiphons Petrus et Joannes etc were sung, doubled, with psalms 109, 110, 111, 112 and 116. The Office hymn was Decora lux aeternitatis. After the collect of the feast commemorations were sung of the Octave of the Sacred Heart and of the Sunday. At Compline Te lucis was sung with the melody and Doxology Jesu tibi sit gloria, Qui Corde fundis gratiam etc. and the Dominical preces were omitted.

At Mattins the texts come from the Common of Apostles except the lessons and responsories. The invitatory is Regem Apostolorum Dominum, Venite adoremus and the Office hymn is Aeterna Christe munera, sung with the Doxlogy of the Octave of the Sacred Heart. In the first nocturn the antiphons In omnem terram etc are sung with psalms 18, 33 and 44. The lessons are taken from the Acts of the Apostles. In the second nocturn the antiphons Principes populorum etc are sung with psalms 46, 60 and 63 and the lessons are from a sermon of St. Leo. In the third nocturn the antiphons Exaltabuntur etc are sung with psalms 74, 96 & 98. The homily is from St. Jerome on St. Matthew's Gospel. The ninth lesson is the homily appointed for the Sunday within the Octave of the Sacred Heart, a homily from St. Gregory on St. Luke's Gospel. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds the antiphons Petrus et Joannes etc are sung with the Dominical psalms. The Office hymn is Beate Pastor. After the collect of the feast commemorations are sung of the Sunday and of the Octave.

At Prime and the Hours the hymns are sung with the melody and Doxology of the Octave. At Prime the versicle Qui corde etc is sung in the short responsory. The lectio brevis is proper to the feast, Et Petrus etc.

Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of the Sunday, the third collect is of the Octave of the Sacred Heart. The Creed is sung, the preface is of the Apostles and the last Gospel is of the Sunday.

At second Vespers the antiphons Petrus et Joannes etc are sung with psalms 109, 112, 115, 125 and 138. The Office hymn is Decora lux aeternitatis. After the collect of the feast commemorations are sung of the Sunday and of the Octave of the Sacred Heart. At Compline Te lucis was sung with the melody and Doxology of the Octave and the Dominical preces are omitted.

In those 'ancient' use 'liturgical books of 1962' the Octaves of SS Peter and Paul, the Sacred Heart and St. John the Baptist have, inter alia, been abolished. At Vespers yesterday afternoon there was just a commemoration of the Sunday. At Compline and the Hours the hymns are sung with the ordinary Doxology. At Mattins there is no ninth lesson of the Sunday. At Lauds there is a commemoration just of the Sunday. At Prime the versicle in the short responsory is Qui sedes and the lectio brevis is of the season. At Mass the second collect is of the Sunday but the last Gospel is In principio. At Vespers there is only a commemoration of the Sunday..

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why no comm. of the Octave of St John the Baptist ?

Rubricarius said...

On Doubles of the First and Second Class days within Common Octaves are not commemorated.

Geoff said...

So in Qu├ębec (or in a church dedicated to him), we would still commemorate SJB?

Rubricarius said...

Geoff,

If it is, locally, a privileged Octave then yes. Otherwise no.

Paul Goings said...

According to the Divino afflatu rubrics, isn't the octave of a patronal still a common octave? Were there any privileged octaves not of Our Lord?

Rubricarius said...

SS Peter & Paul have a privileged Octave in Rome. There may be other cases where local Octaves have the same status but I don't know of any more.