Sunday, 9 August 2015
XI Sunday after Pentecost
The eleventh Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour is green. This year is also the first Sunday of August. The Gospel pericopes from St. Mark contain the account of the LORD healing a deaf and dumb man with His spittle. The Vigil of our holy patron St. Lawrence was anticipated yesterday.
At Vespers yesterday afternoon the antiphons and psalms of Saturday were sung. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Ego in altissimis for the Saturday before the second Sunday of August. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office SS Cyriacus, Largus and Smaragus, of St. John Mary Vianney and of St. Romanum. The Suffrage of the Saints was omitted as were the Dominical preces at Compline due to the occurring double feast.
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 Ecclesiastes. In the second nocturn the lessons are from a sermon of St. Chrysostom. In the third nocturn the homily is from St. Gregory the Great. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds the Office hymn is Ecce jam noctis. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of St. John Mary Vianney and St. Romanus. The Suffrage is omitted because of the occurring double feast.
At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted because of the occurring double feast.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. John Mary Vianney, the third collect is of St. Romanus. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Holy Trinity.
In the afternoon the liturgical colour changes to red and first Vespers of St. Lawrence are sung. The antiphons Laurentius ingressus est martyr etc aresung with psalms from the Common of Apostles, Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 116. The Office hymn isDeus, tuorum militum. The chapter, antiphon on the Magnificat and collect are proper, the rest of the Office from the Common of Martyrs. After the collect of the feast commemorations are sung of the Sunday and of St. John Mary Vianney. The Suffrage is omitted as are the Dominical preces at Compline.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' the Vigil of St. Lawrence is omitted this year. St. John Mary Vianney's feast was kept yesterday. At Vespers there are no commemorations. Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn of three lessons. At Lauds there are no commemorations. At Mass there is but a single collect. At Vespers (of the Sunday) there are no commemorations.
Art: Jerome Nadal