Monday, 2 May 2011

St. George - Patron of England

In Anglia today is the transferred feast of St. George, Patron of the Realm.

Already, on Friday, England has been blessed by Almighty God with the graces from a marriage of the Royal House. Now, today, the Patron of England is celebrated as a transferred Double of the First Class, but without an Octave this year.

Yesterday afternoon first Vespers of St. George were sung with a commemoration of the Sunday. The Office is taken from the Common of a Martyr. At Lauds a commemoration of St. Athanasius is sung. At Mass the Gloria is sung, the Creed is sung and the Paschal preface is sung.

At Vespers a commemoration is sung of the following feast of the Invention of the Holy Cross.


Anonymous said...

Interesting, my 1940's era Breviarium with supplements for Westminster does provide a proper fourth lesson/legend, and then the 5th and 6th lessons are from the common.


Rubricarius said...

Dr. F.,

You are, as usual, quite correct. My supplement for English diocese is 100 miles away as I type. There was also a proper antiphon if I recall.