Sunday, 26 April 2015
Third Sunday after Pascha
The Third Sunday after Pascha is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour, from Mattins, is white. It is also the Sunday within the Octave of the Solemnity of St. Joseph. The Gospel pericopes from St. John's Gospel have the LORD telling the Disciples that in a little while He will be going to the Father.
Vespers yesterday afternoon were second Vespers of the feast of St. Mark the Evangelist. The antiphons Sancti tui etc were sung, doubled, with psalms 109, 112, 115, 125 & 138. The Office hymn was Tristes erant Apostoli. After the collect of the feast commemorations were sung of the Sunday and of SS Cletus and Marcellinus. At Compline Te lucis was sung with the Paschal Doxology and the Dominical preces were omitted due to the concurring double feast and Octave.
At Mattins the invitatory is the great proclamation of the Resurrection, Surrexit Dominus vere, Alleluia. The Office hymn is Rex sempiterne Caelitum. In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the book of the Apocalypse of St. John. In the second nocturn the lessons are taken from a sermon of St. Augustine and in the third nocturn St. Augustine also provides the homily on St. John's Gospel. At Lauds, after the collect of the Sunday, commemorations are sung of SS Cletus and Marcellinus and of the Octave of St. Joseph. The Paschal Commemoration of the Cross is omitted.
At Prime and the Hours the hymns have the Paschal Doxology. At Prime the Dominical preces are omitted due to the Octave.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of SS Cletus and Marcellinus, the third collect is of the Octave of St. Joseph. The Creed is sung and the Paschaltide preface is sung.
Masses other than Conventual Masses may all be of the Solemnity of St. Joseph. Before the reform of 1911-13 this feast was celebrated on the Third Sunday after Pascha. The Mass Adjutor is sung, as on the feast. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of the Sunday, the Creed is sung. The preface is of St. Joseph and the last Gospel is of the Sunday. The liturgical colour is white.
At Vespers the Dominical psalms sung under a single antiphon, Alleluia. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of the following Office of St. Peter Canisius, of SS Cletus and Marcellinus and of the Octave. The Paschal Commemoration of the Cross is omitted due to the Octave. At Compline the Domincal preces are also omitted due to the Octave.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' at Vespers yesterday there was no commemoration of SS Cletus and Marcellinus. At Compline Te lucis was sung with the ordinary Doxology. Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn of three lessons. At Lauds there are no commemorations. At the Hours, and at Compline, the hymns are sung without the Paschal Doxology. The feast and Octave of the Solemnity of St. Joseph have been abolished. At Mass there is a single collect. At Vespers there are no commemorations.
Art: Jerome Nadal