Sunday, 23 August 2009
XII Sunday after Pentecost
Today is the twelfth Sunday after Pentecost and the fourth Sunday of August. It is of semidouble rite. The Gospel from St. Luke contains the parable of the Good Samaritan.
At Vespers yesterday commemorations of the preceding Office, the Octave Day of the Assumption, and of St. Philip Benizi were sung. The preces were omitted at Compline due to occurring double Offices.
At Mattins in the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit (the beginning) of the Book of Ecclesiaticus. In the second nocturn the lessons are taken from the Book of Morals by St. Gregory the Great and in the third nocturn the homily on the Gospel is from the writings of the Venerable Bede.
At Lauds a commemoration of St. Philip Benizi is sung. At Prime both Quicumque and the preces are omitted due to the occurring double feast.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Philip Benizi. The Creed is sung and the preface is that of Sunday.
Vespers are first Vespers of St. Bartholomew the Apostle. The antiphons and psalms are from the Common of Apostles. A commemoration of the Sunday is sung after the collect of the feast.
The Vigil of St. Bartholomew was anticipated yesterday as common Vigils cannot occur on a Sunday. At Mattins the ninth lesson was of the Vigil, a commemoration of the Vigil was sung at Lauds and at Mass there was a commemoration and proper last Gospel. Private Masses may have been sung of the Vigil in violet vestments.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' St. Philip Benizi simply gets omitted and there are no commemorations at Lauds or Vespers. Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn of three lessons. Vespers are of the Sunday without any commemoration of St. Bartholomew.
Art: Jerome Nadal