Sunday, 6 September 2009
XIV Sunday after Pentecost
The fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost and the second Sunday of September is of semi-double rite. The theme of the Gospel is the 'lilies of the field'. The liturgy is the classical liturgy for a semi-double Sunday with Suffrage, preces at Compline and Prime and the Athanasian Creed.
Yesterday at Vespers the antiphon on the Magnificat was In omnibus his for the Saturday before the second Sunday of September. A commemoration was sung of the preceding Office of St. Laurence Justinian and the Suffrage of the Saints. At Compline the Dominical preces were sung.
At Mattins in the first nocturn the lessons are from the Book of Job. In the second nocturn the lessons are from St. Gregory the Great's Book of Morals and, in the third nocturn, the homily is from the writings of St. Augustine. At Lauds the Suffrage of the Saints is sung.
At Prime Quicumque, the Athanasian Creed, is sung as are the Dominical preces.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is A cunctis and the third collect chosen from the many available by the celebrant or Dean. The Credo is sung and the preface is that of Sunday.
At Vespers the Suffrage of the Saints is sung and at Compline the Dominical preces are sung.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' no commemoration or suffrage is sung at Vespers. The antiphon on the Magnificat will be that of the Saturday before the first Sunday of September. The third of mattins remaining will have the scripture that was read last week in the Traditional rite read. There is no Suffrage at Lauds, no Quicumque and no preces at Compline. At mess there is one collect only. At Vespers no suffrage and no preces at Compline. Another good example of the 'levelling' of liturgical days in modern liturgy.
Art: Jerome Nadal