Sunday, 3 October 2010
XIX Sunday after Pentecost
The nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost is, this year, the first Sunday of October. The Sunday is of semi-double rite and the liturgical colour is green. The Gospel pericopes contain the parable of the wedding feast from St. Matthew's Gospel with the sobering concluding words of the LORD Multi enim sunt vocati, pauci vero electi.
At Vespers yesterday afternoon the psalms of Saturday were sung. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Adaperiat Dominus for the Saturday before the first Sunday in October. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of the Holy Guardian Angels and of St. Teresa of the Child Jesus. The Suffrage of the Saints was omitted because of the double feasts as were the Dominical preces at Compline.
At Mattins the invitatory on Sundays now becomes Adoremus Dominum, Quoniam ipse fecit nos until Advent and the Office hymn changes from Nocte surgentes to Primo die. In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the First Book of the Machabees. In the second nocturn the lessons are from St. Ambrose's book of Offices. In the third nocturn the homily is from St. Gregory on St. Matthew's Gospel. At Lauds the Office hymn changes from Ecce jam noctis to Aeterne rerum Conditor. After the collect of the Sunday, a commemoration is sung of St. Teresa of the Child Jesus. The Suffrage is omitted because of the occurring double feast.
At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted because of the double feast.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Teresa. There is no third collect. The Creed is sung as is the preface of the Blessed Trinity.
As, prior to the 1911-13 reform, this Sunday used to be the feast of the Most Holy Rosary of the BVM the rubrics allow for all Masses today, except the Conventual Mass, to be of the Most Holy Rosary. The Mass Gaudeamus is sung, the second collect is of the Sunday (in said Masses the third collect is of St. Teresa). The Creed is sung, the preface is of the BVM and the last Gospel is of the Sunday. White vestments are worn by the ministers.
Vespers are of the Sunday, a commemoration is sung of the following Office of St. Francis and of St. Teresa. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted as are the Dominical preces at Compline.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' the Sundays of October this year come back into 'sync' with the old rite. Mattins is cut down to one nocturn. There are no commemorations at either Vespers, Lauds or Mass.
Art: Jerome Nadal