Sunday, 17 July 2011

V Sunday after Pentecost

The fifth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite. The liturgical colour is green.

At Vespers yesterday the psalms of Saturday were sung. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of the Commemoration of the BVM of Mount Carmel and St. Alexius. The Suffrage of the Saints was not sung due to the double feast. At Compline Te lucis was sung with the Doxology Jesu tibi sit gloria etc. The Dominical preces were omitted due to the occurring double feast.

At Mattins there are the usual three nocturns. The invitatory and hymn are as last Sunday. In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the Second Book of the Kings. In the second nocturn the lessons are taken from St. Gregory the Great's Book on Morals. In the third nocturn the homily on St. Matthew's Gospel is from St. Augustine. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds a commemoration is sung of St. Alexius followed by the Suffrage of the Saints.

At Prime psalms 117, 118i & 118ii are sung. Quicumque is sung as are the Dominical preces.

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

Vespers are of the Sunday. After the collect of the day commemorations are sung of the following feast of St. Camillus, of St. Alexius and of St. Symphorosa and her sons. As the feast of St. Camillus is a double the Suffrage of the Saints is omitted at Vespers and the Dominical preces not sung at Compline.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there are neither commemorations nor Suffrage at Vespers. Te lucis does not have the Incarnational Doxology, or tone. Mattins is cut down to one nocturn of three lessons. There is no commemoration or Suffrage at Lauds. At Prime Quicumque is omitted as are the Dominical preces. Mass has a single collect. At Vespers there are no commemorations.

Art: Jerome Nadal


Paleo-Con said...

I appreciate the fact that in the Ordo you italicise the feast of St. Pius X on 3 September as it was added after 1939 (in 1954). I should like to ask a favour of you. Would it be possible in future Ordines to italicise all feasts added after 1939 and before Rubricarum Instructum (25 July 1960) went into effect (1 January 1961). I believe it would include four: St John Leonard (Dbl) 9 October (1940), The Immaculate Heart of Mary (Dbl2Cl) 22 August (1944), the Queenship of the BVM (Dbl2Cl) 31 May (1954) and St. Lawrence of Brindisi (Dbl) 21 July (1959). I know many that would sincerely appreciate this and would find it very useful. I and all those whom I know have absolutely NO interest in seeing “San Giuseppe Comunista” ever appearing in italics or in any other font on 1 May.
Thank you again for your wonderful work.

Rubricarius said...


Thank you for the suggestion.

The problem with the Ordo is that it is 'bursting' with text. With the current printing method it has to be 64 pages (or 68 etc in multiples of 4). With the continuing rise in the cost of AirMail it is important to try and keep it a light as possible as four more pages would push it into the next price-break.

Adding the 'psalm letters' last year added to the volume of text and it was a squeeze to keep to 64 pages.

One can always think about additions but other considerations do come into play.

I do assure you 'San Giuseppe Comunista' will never be making an appearance!

The Moderate Jacobite said...

If one is allowed to go off-topic...congratulations on the article in Usus Antiquior.

The comment about young clerics having to swallow change from on high following Divino afflatu and the effect of that on their later thoughts was well-made...though with suitable subtlety.

Rubricarius said...

Thank you Moderate Jacobite, kind of you to say so. I fear the editor changed all my references to 'Mattins' spelt correctly.

I am musing about writing something more detailed and book length. However, I tend to the view that writing about Liturgy is not as effective as celebrating it so am working on a little noted edition of the old Psalterium first.