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


Talon5 said...

All religions are nothing more than archaic old myths. All primitive cultures have had their "creation myths" wich over the centuries, have evolved into the world's current religions. All are just old myths and made up stories.

If there IS a supreme, ultimate being/creator, god etc. It is unknowable. Anyone who pretends to know what such a being wants or claims to know the nature of such a being is living in a fantasy world.

You cannot rely on millenia-old myths, written by primitive, superstitious cultures to tell you anything real about anything. To do so is ludicrous

Rubricarius said...

Dear Talon 5,

Thank you for your interesting comment.

We Ordo compilers, by definition, tend to stick to the view of an ordered Universe and an ordered Liturgy - if we didn't I rather think we would lose our raison d'etre!

Roberto said...

My Dear Rubricarius,
I wonder if next January 23(Feast of the Espousals of the Blessed Virgin Mary) or even on February 17(The Flight into Egypt),you could comment about thouse venerable and beautiful feasts.
Although they were part of proper masses for some places.
Are these feasts part of your beautiful work?

Paul Goings said...

I am happy to find out that the missed commemoration of S. Anthony was a typo! I puzzled for days over why this might be so, when preparing the service leaflet, but since your Ordo and Mr Hall's web site agreed, we omitted it. Surely a venial sin under the circumstances?