Sunday, 30 August 2015
XIV Sunday after Pentecost
The fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour is green. This year it is the first Sunday of September. The pericopes from St. Matthew's Gospel contain the passages about the 'lilies of the field' and seeking first the Kingdom of God.
At Vespers yesterday afternoon the antiphons and psalms of Saturday were sung. The Office hymn was Jam sol recedit igneus. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Cum audisset Job for the Saturday before the first Sunday of September. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, of St. Rose of Lima and of SS Felix and Audactus. The Suffrage was omitted as were the Dominical preces at Compline.
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 Job. In the second nocturn the lessons are from St. Gregory's Book of Morals. In the third nocturn the homily on St. Matthew's Gospel is from St. Augustine. 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. Rose of Lima and of SS Felix and Audactus. The Suffrage is omitted.
At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted due to the occurring double feast.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Rose, the third collect is of SS Felix and Adauctus. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Holy Trinity.
Vespers are of the Sunday. The Office hymn is Lucis creator. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of the following Office of St. Raymund Nonnatus and of St. Rose of Lima. The Suffrage is omitted as are the Dominical preces at Compline.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there today is the fifth Sunday in August. The antiphon at Vespers is Observa, fili. There are no commemorations and despite that no Suffrage and no Dominical preces at Compline. Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn of three lessons in which the first and second lesson are from Ecclesiasticus. . At Lauds there are no commemorations and yet Suffrage. At Prime both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are always omitted. At Mass there is but a single collect. At Vespers there are no commemorations yet no Suffrage.
Art: Jerome Nadal