Sunday, 11 July 2010

VII Sunday after Pentecost

The seventh Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite. The liturgical colour is green. The Gospel pericopes from St. Matthew containing the words of warning from the LORD concerning false prophets appearing as sheep but who, in reality, are wolves.

At Vespers yesterday the psalms of Saturday were sung. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of The Seven Holy Brothers, and of St. Pius I. The Suffrage of the Saints was then sung after the last commemoration and the Dominical preces were sung at Compline.

At Mattins there are the usual three nocturns. The invitatory and hymn are as sung on previous 'green' Sundays. In the first nocturn the lessons are taken from the Incipit of the Third Book of the Kings. In the second nocturn the lessons are taken from St. Jerome's Letter to Nepotianus. In the third nocturn the homily on St. Matthew's Gospel is from St. Hiliary. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds a commemoration is sung of St. Pius I. The Suffrage of the Saints is then sung.

At Prime psalms 117, 118i & 118ii are sung, Quicumque follows. The Dominical preces are sung.

Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St Pius I, the third collect is A cunctis. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Blessed Trinity.

Vespers are of the Sunday with commemorations sung of the following feast of St. John Gualbert and SS Nabor and Felix. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted at Vespers and the Dominical preces not sung at Compline because of the occurring double feast.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there are no commemorations or Suffrage at Vespers. Mattins is cut down to one nocturn of three lessons. There are no commemorations or Suffrage at Lauds. At Prime Quicumque is not sung nor the Dominical preces. Mass has a single collect. At Vespers there are no commemorations.

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