Sunday, 17 January 2010
Second Sunday after the Epiphany
The Second Sunday after the Epiphany is of semi-double rite. The Gospel fragment at Mattins and the Gospel at Mass are St. John's account of the Marriage Feast at Cana.
At Vespers on Saturday the antiphon on the Magnificat was Suscepit Deus (and the same is sung on all Saturdays until Septuagesima). Commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of St. Marcellus and of St. Anthony of Egypt. As a double feast was commemorated the Dominical preces were not sung at Compline.
At Mattins the invitatory is Adoremus Dominum and this is sung until Septuagesima. The hymn is Primo die and that is sung until the first Sunday in Lent. In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the Second Epistle to the Corinthians. In the second nocturn a sermon of St. Chrysostom provides the lessons and, in the third nocturn, the homily is from St. Augustine. At Lauds a ccommemoration is sung of St. Anthony. At Prime the Dominical preces are omitted because of the occurring double feast.
At Mass the Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Anthony. The Creed is sung and the preface is that of the Trinity.
At Vespers commemorations are sung of the following Office of St. Peter's Chair at Rome, St. Paul, St. Anthony (note the 'typo' of a missing 'S Ab' in the Ordo) and St. Prisca. At Compline the Dominical preces are omitted due to the occurring double feast.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there are no commemorations at either Vespers. Mattins is reduced to one nocturn of three lessons. No commemoration is made of St. Anthony at Lauds or Mass. The feast of St. Peter's Chair at Rome has been abolished entirely.
Art: Jerome Nadal