Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Rogation Tuesday

Tuesday of the Rogations, this year, falls on a ferial day of Paschaltide. The Office is of simple rite.

At the nocturn of Mattins the lessons are from the fourth chapter of the first Epistle of St. Peter that was begun on Sunday. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds the antiphon on the Benedictus is proper, Oportebat pati Christum etc. The Commemoration of the Cross is sung.

At Prime and the Hours the Paschaltide Doxology is sung at the conclusion of the hymns. At Prime the Dominical preces are sung.

A Procession takes place, where possible, before Mass. During the Procession the petitions are sung entire by the cantors and then repeated by the choir and people. Mass is of the Rogations celebrated in violet vestments. There is no Gloria, the second collect Concede nos, the third collect Ecclesiae etc. There is no Creed, the ferial tones are used and the dismissal is Benedicamus Domino.

Vespers are of the following feast of SS Nereus and Companions, with the Commemoration of the Cross and the Dominical preces are sung at Compline.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' today become the feast of SS Philip and James, shamefully ejected from May 1st by Pius XII in 1956. Mass is of the Rogations with a commemoration of SS Philip and James when the Procession takes place, Ite missa est is sung as the dismissal. When the Procession takes place the vernacular made be used when the people are present, the petitions are not duplicated. The prayers at the foot of the altar are suppressed. Those not present for the Procession are not obliged to say the Litany.


Ioannes Andreades said...

Procession and Mass being after nones?

+ Peter said...

I would hazard a guess that because the Rogation procession and Mass were somewhat supplicatory in character the same rubrics applied to them as to the Lenten feria Masses. The old Rubrics were remarkable consistent on how they treated things.

Rubricarius said...

Indeed +Peter is correct. The Procession and Mass take place after None.