Sunday, 27 July 2014
VII Sunday after Pentecost
The seventh Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour, from Mattins onwards, is green. The Gospel pericopes from St. Matthew contain the words of warning from the LORD concerning false prophets appearing as sheep but who, in reality, are wolves.
At Vespers yesterday afternoon (second Vespers for the feast of St. Anne) the antiphons Dum esset Rex etc were sung with 109, 112, 121, 126 & 147. The Office hymn was Fortem virili pectore. After the collect of the feast a commemoration was sung of the Sunday. The Suffrage of the Saints was not sung due to the double feast. At Compline the Dominical preces were omitted for the same reason.
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 Third Book of the Kings. In the second nocturn the lessons are taken from am epistle of St. Jerome to Nepotianus. In the third nocturn the homily on St. Matthew's Gospel is from St. Hiliary. The Te Deum is sung. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds the Office hymn is Ecce jam noctis. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration is sung of St. Pantaleon followed by the Suffrage of the Saints.
At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are sung.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Pantaleon, the third collect is A cunctis. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Blessed Trinity.
At Vespers (Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 113) the Office hymn is Lucis Creator. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration is sung of the following feast SS Nazarius and Others followed by the Suffrage of the Saints. At Compline the Dominical preces are sung.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn of three lessons. At Lauds there is no commememoration of St. Pantaleon and no Suffrage. At Prime both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted. At Mass there is a single collect. At Vespers there are no commemorations, nor Suffrage. At Compline the Domincial preces are omitted.
Art: Jerome Nadal