Sunday, 7 August 2016
XII Sunday after Pentecost
The twelfth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour, from Mattins onwards, is green. This year it is the second Sunday of August.
Vespers yesterday afternoon were second Vespers of the feast of the Transfiguration of the LORD. The antiphons Assumpsit Jesus etc were sung, doubled, with psalms 109, 110, 111, 112 & 116. The Office hymn was Quicumque Christum quaeritis. After the collect of the feast commemorations were sung of the Sunday (the antiphon on the Magnificat being Ego in altissimis for the Saturday before the second Sunday of August) and of St. Cajetan. The Suffrage was omitted. At Compline Te lucis was sung with the Doxology Jesu tibi...Qui te revelas etc and the Dominical preces'
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 on the Gospel is from the writings of the Venerable Bede. 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. Cajetan and of St. Donatus. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted.
At Prime both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Cajetan and the third collect is of St. Donatus. The Creed is sung and the preface is that of the Blessed Trinity.
At Vespers the Office hymn is Lucis creator. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of the following feast of SS Cyriacus and Others and of St. Cajetan. The Suffrage is omitted as are the Dominical preces at Compline.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' the first Sunday of August is today. At Vespers yesterday the commemoration of the Sunday was by the antiphon Sapientia. At Compline Te lucis was usng with the ordinary Doxology. 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 there are no commemorations.
Art: Jerome Nadal