Sunday, 19 November 2017

XXIV Sunday after Pentecost

The twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour, from Mattins, is green. This year it is the fourth Sunday of November. Texts for the sixth Sunday after the Epiphany are used along with those from the twenty-third Sunday as there are more than twenty-four Sundays after Pentecost. The texts in the Missal for the twenty-fourth Sunday will be used next week.

Vespers yesterday afternoon were second Vespers of the feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of SS Peter and Paul. The antiphons Domum tuam, Domine etc were sung, doubled, with Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 147. The Office hymn was Caelestis urbs Jerusalem. After the collect of the feast a commemoration of the Sunday was sung (the antiphon on the Magnificat being Qui caelorum for the Saturday before the fourth Sunday of November) followed by commemorations of St. Elizabeth and St. Pontianus. The Suffrage of the Saints was omitted due to the double feasts as were the Dominical preces at Compline.

At Mattins the invitatory is Adoremus Dominum etc and the Office hymn is Primo die. In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the Book of the Prophet Osee. In the second nocturn the lessons are from St. Augustine's City of God. In the third nocturn (from the propers for the sixth Sunday after the Epiphany) the homily is from St. Jerome on St. Matthew's Gospel. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds the Office hymn is Aeterne rerum Conditor. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of St. Elizabeth and St. Pontianus. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted.

At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted.

Mass is sung after Terce. The introit, gradual, Alleluia verse, offertory and communion texts are those of the twenty-third Sunday. The rest of the texts are those of the sixth Sunday after the Epiphany. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Elizabeth, the third collect is of St. Pontianus. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Blessed Trinity.

Vespers are of the Sunday (Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 113). The Office hymn is Lucis creator. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of the following Office of St. Felix of Valois and of St. Elizabeth. The Suffrage is omitted as are the Dominical preces at Compline.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' on Saturday Vespers are of the Sunday without even a commemoration of the Dedication of the Basilica of SS Peter & Paul. Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn of three lessons. At Lauds there are no commemorations. At Mass there is only one collect. At Vespers there are no commemorations.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

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Sunday, 12 November 2017

XXIII Sunday after Pentecost

The twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and, this year, is the third Sunday of November. Its liturgical colour is green. The Gospel pericopes from St. Matthew contain the passages where the LORD heals a woman with an issue of blood and raises Jairus' daughter from the dead.

As 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 Muro tuo for the Saturday before the third Sunday of November. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of St. Martin of Tours and of St. Martin I of Rome. The Suffrage was omitted due to the double feast as were the Dominical preces at Compline.

At Mattins the invitatory is Adoremus Dominum and the Office hymn is Primo die. In the first nocturn the lessons are from the Incipit of the book of the Prophet Daniel. In the second nocturn the lessons are from St. Athanasius' book to Virgins. In the third nocturn the homily is from St. Jerome on the ninth chapter of St. Matthew's Gospel. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds the Office hymn is Aeterne rerum Conditor. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration of St. Martin I is sung followed by the Suffrage of the Saints.

At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are sung.

Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Martin I, the third collect is A cunctis. The Creed is sung as is the preface of the Blessed Trinity.

Vespers are of the Sunday. The Office hymn is Lucis creator. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of the following feast of St. Dicacus and of St. Martin followed by the Suffrage of the Saints. At Compline the Dominical preces are sung.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there are no commemorations at either Vespers. Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn and three lessons. There are no commemorations nor Suffrage at Lauds. At Prime both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted. There is a single collect at Mass. At Vespers there are no commemorations nor Suffrage and at Compline there are no preces.

Art: Jerome Nadal

Sunday, 5 November 2017

XXII Sunday after Pentecost


The twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite. This year it is the second Sunday of November and the Sunday within the Octave of All Saints. The liturgical colour is green. The Gospel pericopes from St. Matthew contain the account of the Pharisees trying to trap the LORD over tribute to Caesar and the LORD's rebuttal of "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God those things that are God's." The second Sunday of November, and its week, are only observed when the Sunday falls on the 5th of November.

At Vespers yesterday afternoon the psalms of Saturday were sung. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Aspice, Domine for the Saturday before the second Sunday in November. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of St. Charles and of the Octave of All Saints. The Suffrage was omitted as were the Dominical preces at Compline.

At Mattins in the first nocturn the lessons continue to be read from the Prophet Ezechiel. In the second nocturn the lessons are from St. Jerome's Exposition on Ezechiel. In the third nocturn the homily is from St. Hiliary on St. Matthew's Gospel. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds, after the collect of the Sunday, a commemoration of the Octave is sung. The Suffrage is omitted.

At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted.

Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of the Octave. Being a Sunday within an Octave there is no third collect. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Blessed Trinity.

Vespers are of the Sunday. The Office hymn is Lucis creator. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration of the Octave is sung. The Suffrage is omitted as are the Dominical preces at Compline.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' at Vespers the antiphon on the Magnificat is Vidi, Dominum for the first Sunday of November and at the cut-down Mattins the Incipit of the Book of Ezechiel is read as a first and second lesson. The second Sunday of November, and its week, are always omitted. The Octave of All Saints has been abolished. There are no commemorations at Mass or in the Office.

Art: Jerome Nadal