Sunday, 7 August 2011

VIII Sunday after Pentecost

The eighth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite. This year it is also the second Sunday of August. The liturgical colour from Mattins onwards is green. The Gospel pericopes from St. Luke contain the parable about the unjust steward.

Vespers yesterday afternoon were second Vespers of the feast of the Transfiguration. The antiphons Assumpsit Jesus etc were sung with psalms 109, 110, 111, 112 & 116. After the collect of the feast commemorations were sung of the Sunday (the antiphon being Ego in altissimis for the Saturday before the Second Sunday of August) and of St. Cajetan. At Compline the Dominical psalms were sung and the Doxology Jesu tibi sit gloria, Qui te revelas parvulis etc was sung at conclusion of Te lucis.

At Mattins there are the usual three nocturns. The invitatory and hymn are as sung on previous 'green' Sundays. In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the Book of Ecclesiastes. In the second nocturn the lessons are taken from a sermon of St. Chrysostom against those who keep concubines. In the third nocturn the homily on St. Luke's Gospel is from St. Jerome. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds commemorations are sung of St. Cajetan and St. Donatus. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted because of the occurring double feast.

At Prime psalms 117, 118i & 118ii are sung, Quicumque is omitted as are the Dominical preces because of the double feast.

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

Vespers are of the Sunday with commemorations sung of the following feast of SS Cyriacus, Largus & Smaragdus and St. Cajetan. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted at Vespers and the Dominical preces not sung at Compline because of the occurring double feast of St. Cajetan.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' second Vespers of the Transfiguration does not have a commemoration of the Sunday. T
he Doxology for the feast of the Transfiguration in not sung at Compline. The Sunday is the first Sunday in August and occurring scripture is the Incipiunt of Proverbs of Solomon - which were read last Sunday in the Traditional rite. Mattins is cut down to one nocturn of three lessons. There are no commemorations or Suffrage at Lauds. Mass has a single collect. At Vespers there are no commemorations.

Art: Jerome Nadal

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