Sunday, 12 July 2009

VI Sunday after Pentecost

The sixth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite. The Gospel of the Sunday, from St. Mark, has the account of the multiplication miracle of the feeding of the four thousand.

At Vespers yesterday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of St. Pius I and the abbot St. John Gualbert and the martyrs SS Nabor and Felix . The Dominical preces were omitted at Compline because of the occurring double feast.

At Mattins, as usual, there are three nocturns. In the first nocturn the lessons are taken from the Second Book of Kings. In the second nocturn the lessons are from St. Ambrose's Defence of David and in the third nocturn from St. Augustine on the Gospel of St. Mark.

At Lauds a commemoration of the occuring feasts of St. John Gualbert and SS Nabor and Felix is sung. At Prime Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted because of the occurring double feast.

Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung and after the collect of the day the second collect is of St. John Gualbert, the third of SS Nabor and Felix. The Creed is sung and the preface is that of Sunday.

At Vespers commemorations are sung of the following feast of St. Anacletus and St. John Gualbert.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there are no commemorations at Vespers. Mattins is cut down to one nocturn. There are no commemorations at Lauds. Mass has a single collect. St. John Gualbert and SS Nabor and Felix are ignored this year and tomorrow's feast of St. Anacletus has been abolished.


Anonymous said...


Roughly how many priests use the Ordo you publish?

Rubricarius said...

That is not a question that I can precisely answer as our largest customer buys a bulk order and redistributes the Ordines.

My estimate would be that somewhere in the region of 300 - 350 priests use the Ordo. Of course some, for obvious reasons, use the Ordo for their private Office and Masses, not public ones.

There has been an increase over the last two years.