Friday, 30 January 2009

St. Martina Virgin & Martyr

The feast of St. Martina is of semi-double rite.

The Office hymns are proper to the feast. As first Vespers were not sung, due to a higher ranking feast having second Vespers, the hymn Martinae celebri is joined to the hymn Non illam at Mattins. Where the feast is celebrated of higher rank the hymns are separated. Mattins has three nocturns and nine lessons.

At Lauds the hymn is again proper, Tu natale. The Suffrage of the Saints is sung. At Prime the Dominical preces are sung, the short lesson is Domine, Deus from the Common.

At Mass the Gloria is sung, the second collect is of the BVM, Deus, qui salutis, the third for the Church, Ecclesiae. Vespers are of the following feast of St. John Bosco with a commemoration of St. Martina.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' the feast reduced to third class, two nocturns are excised. At Lauds the Suffrage of the Saints is omitted, the Domincal preces are not sung at Prime and the short lesson is of the season. At Mass there is just one collect. Vespers are of the feast without a commemoration of the following office.

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