Sunday, 24 September 2017
XVI Sunday after Pentecost
The sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour is green. This year it is the fourth Sunday of September. The Gospel pericopes from St. Luke tell of the LORD healing the man with dropsy on the Sabbath.
At Vespers yesterday afternoon the antiphons and psalms of Saturday were sung. The Office hymn was Jam sol recedit igneus, sung with the melody and Doxology of the Incarnation, Jesu tibi sit gloria etc. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Adonai, Domine for the Saturday before the fourth Sunday of September. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding feast of St. Linus and of Our Lady of Ransom. The Suffrage was omitted as were the Dominical preces at Compline.
At Mattins the invitatory is Dominum qui fecit nos and the Office hymn is Nocte surgentes. At Mattins in the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the Book of Judith. In the second nocturn the lessons are taken from the book of St. Ambrose on Elias and fasting. In the third nocturn the lessons are from St. Ambrose, a homily on St. Lukes's Gospel. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds the Office hymn is Ecce, jam noctis. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration of the BVM is sung. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted.
At Prime and the Hours the hymns are sung with the melody and Doxology of the Incarnation. At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted. The verse in the short responsory is Qui natus.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of the BVM. Today there is no the third collect. The Creed is sung, the preface is of the Holy Trinity and the last Gospel is of the BVM.
At Vespers the Office hymn is Lucis creator sung with the melody and Doxlogy of the Incarnation. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration is sung of the BVM. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted as are the Dominical preces at Compline.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there are no commemorations either Vespers. Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn of three lessons. At Lauds there are no commemorations. The Office hymns are sung with the ordinary Doxology. At Mass there is but a single collect and the last Gospel is In principio.
Art: Jerome Nadal.