Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Tuesday in the Paschal Octave

Tuesday in the Paschal Octave is a double of the first class and, like yesterday, formerly a holyday.

The Office is essentially the same as the feast of Easter with some parts proper to the day. At Mattins the invitatory, antiphons and psalms (1, 2 & 3) are sung as yesterday. The versicle and responses are proper to the day: Surrexit Dominus vere, alleluai & Et apparuit Simoni, alleluia. The three lessons in the nocturn are taken from St. Ambrose's Book 10, Commentary on St. Luke. The responsories are proper. The Te Deum is sung to the solemn tone where possible. At Lauds the same antiphons and psalms are sung as yesterday and on Sunday. The Haec dies is sung as on the previous two days in place of the chapter and hymn. The antiphon on the Benedictus and the collect are proper to the day.

At Prime and the Hours festal psalmody is sung to the special Paschal Tone 2 chant.

Mass is sung after Terce. The Mass is proper. The Gloria is sung, the Creed is sung, the preface is of Easter, the Communicantes and Hanc igitur in the Canon are of Easter. Again Ite, missa est, alleluia, alleluia is the dismissal.

Vespers are as on the feast. The antiphon on the Magnificat and collect are proper. At Compline the Dominical psalms are sung, the canticle is sung to the Paschal Tone 2.

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