Sunday, 26 September 2010
XVIII Sunday after Pentecost
The eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost is, this year, the fifth Sunday of September. It is of semi-double rite and the liturgical colour is green. The Gospel pericopes from St. Matthew relate the healing of a paralytic, both by being forgiven his sins and physically healed by the LORD.
At Vespers yesterday afternoon the psalms of Saturday were sung. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Domine, Rex omnipotens for the Saturday before the fifth Sunday of September. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration was sung of SS Cyprian and Justina followed by the Suffrage of the Saints. At Compline the Dominical preces were sung.
At Mattins in the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the Book of Esther. In the second nocturn the lessons are from St. Ambrose's book of Offices. In the third nocturn the homily is from St. Peter Chrysologus on St. Matthew's Gospel. At Lauds, after the collect of the day, a commemoration is sung of SS Cyprian and Justina followed by the Suffrage of the Saints.
At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are sung.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of SS Cyprian and Justina, the third collect is A cunctis. The Creed is sung as is the preface of the Blessed Trinity.
Vespers are of the Sunday, a commemoration is sung of the following Office of SS Cosmas and Damiana followed by the Suffrage of the Saints. At Compline the Dominical preces are sung.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' this is the fourth Sunday of September. At Vespers yesterday the antiphon on the Magnificat was Adonai, Domine. Mattins is cut down to only one nocturn the scriptural lessons are from the book of Judith. There are no commemorations at either Vespers, Lauds or Mass. At Prime there is no Quicumque, nor preces at either Prime or Compline.
Art: Jerome Nadal