Sunday, 30 August 2009

XIII Sunday after Pentecost

Today is the thirteenth Sunday after Pentectost and the first Sunday of September. It is of semi-double rite. The Gospel pericope contains the story of the ten lepers being made clean with only one, a Samaritan, returning to the LORD to give thanks and receiving the comforting words from the LORD 'Surge, vade; quia fides tua te salvum fecit.'

At Vespers on Saturday the Pars Autumnalis of the Breviary began. Vespers were sung with the antiphon on the Magnificat being Cum audisset Job of the Saturday before the first Sunday of September, the canticle being sung in the corresponding tone 1f. Commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, and of St. Rose of Lima and SS Felix and Adauctus. The Dominical preces were omitted at Compline due to the occurring double feasts.

Mattins has, of course, three nocturns. In the first nocturn are the Incipit of the Book of Job. In the second nocturn the lessons are from the Book of Morals by St. Gregory the Great and in the third nocturn the homily on St. Luke's Gospel is from St. Augustine. At Lauds commemorations are sung of St. Rose of Lima and SS Felix and Adauctus.

Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Rose of Lima, the third of SS Felix and Adauctus. The Creed is sung and the preface that of the Sunday.

At Vespers commemorations are sung of the following Office of St. Raymund Nonnatus and St. Rose of Lima.

The fifth week of August is omitted this year.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' at Vespers on Saturday the antiphon on the Magnificat was Observa, fili with the canticle sung in tone 6F. No commemorations were sung at Vespers. St. Rose of Lima and SS Felix and Adauctus are simply excised this year. Mattins is stripped down to one nocturn of three lessons, no commemorations are sung at Lauds. Mass has but one collect and no commemorations are sung at Vespers. For the entire month of September the '62ists will have different Mattins lessons in the first nocturn to those following traditional praxis.

Art: Jerome Nadal


emb said...

Interesting liturgically this is already September and the first Sunday thereof. Is this common?

Rubricarius said...


It is a question of trying to get as many books, in particular their Incipits, of the OT read as possible. The first Sunday of the month as far as Mattins is concerned (prior to 1961) from August to November is the Sunday nearest the Kalends - the first day - of the month.

In the days when certain feasts were assigned to Sundays pre1911-13 e.g.Holy Rosary on the first Sunday of October, that Sunday was the first Sunday in the month which may (this year it would be) or may not be the same as the Sunday with respect to Mattins lessons.

This year it will of course cause the September Ember Days to fall in different weeks in traditional rite compared with 1962.

Anonymous said...

You guys are really smart! I just cannot figure out what you are talking about! Takes me back 50 years to my Latin class!

Rubricarius said...


I wouldn't be so hard on yourself. I'd wager your education fifty years ago was of a far higher standard than what is generally available today.

Adulio said...

I agree with Rubricman...

Patrick Sheridan said...

Anonymous, my education was appalling (I went to a mainstream Catholic school you see). In fact, most of what I know (at least that which I consider to be of any worth, save Latin) I have taught myself.