Sunday, 17 August 2014
X Sunday after Pentecost
The tenth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour, from Mattins onwards, is green. This year it is the third Sunday of August and the Sunday within the Octave of the Assumption.
Vespers yesterday afternoon were second Vespers of St. Joachim. The antiphons Domine, quinque, talenta etc were sung with psalms 109, 110, 111, 112 & 116. The Office hymn was Iste Confessor. After the collect of the feast a commemoration of the Sunday was sung (the antiphon on the Magnificat being Omnis sapientia for the Saturday before the third Sunday of August) and of St. Hyacinth. The Suffrage of the Saints was omitted as were the Dominical preces at Compline. At Compline Te lucis was sung with the Doxology and melody of the Incarnation, Jesu tibi sit gloria etc.
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 taken from St. Ambrose's Book of Offices. In the third nocturn the lessons are from section from St. Augustine's 36th sermon on the words of the LORD. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds the Office hymn is Ecce jam noctis. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of St. Hyacinth, of the Octave of the Assumption and of the Octave Day of St. Lawrence. The Suffrage is omitted.
At Prime and the Hours the hymns are sung with the Doxology and melody of the Incarnation. At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted, the versicle in the short responsory is Qui natus etc.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Hyacinth, the third collect is of the Octave of the Assumption and the fourth collect is of the Octave Day of St. Lawrence. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Holy Trinity.
Being Sunday within the Octave of the Assumption a Mass of St. Joachim, whose feast prior to the 1911-13 reform was celebrated on the Sunday withing the Octave, may be celebrated. The liturgical colour is white. A commemoration is sung of the Sunday, the preface is of the Sunday as is the last Gospel.
asAt Vespers (Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 113) the Office hymn is Lucis creator, sung with the Doxlogy and melody of the Incarnation. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of the following Office of the fourth day within the Octave of the Assumption, of St. Hyacinth and of the Octave Day of St. Lawrence. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted as are the Dominical preces at Compline. At Compline Te lucis was sung with the Doxology and melody of the Incarnation.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' the Octaves of the Assumption and of St. Lawrence have been abolished. At Vespers on Saturday there is no commemoration of St. Hyacinth. Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn of three lessons. At Lauds there are no commemorations. The hymns are sung with the ordinary Doxology and tone used for Sundays. At Mass there is a single collect. At Vespers there are no commemorations.
Art: Jerome Nadal