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