Sunday, 21 August 2011

X Sunday after Pentecost

Today is the tenth Sunday after Pentecost and the fourth Sunday of August. The Sunday is of semi-double rite and the liturgical colour is green. The Gospel pericope at Mattins and Mass is the parable of the Publican and Pharisee from St. Luke's Gospel.

At Vespers yesterday the antiphons and psalms of Saturday were sung. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Sapientia for the Saturday before the fourth Sunday of August. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of St. Bernard, St. Jane Frances Fremiot and of the Octave of the Assumption. The Suffrage of the Saints was omitted as were the Dominical preces at Compline because of the occurring double feasts and Octave.

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 Ecclesiasticus. In the second nocturn the lessons are from St. Gregory's Book of Morals. In the third nocturn a section from St. Augustine's 36th sermon on the words of the LORD provides the lessons. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds commemorations are sung of St. Jane Frances and the Octave.

At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted due to the occurring double feast and the Octave.

Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Jane Frances, the third collect of the Octave. The Creed is sung, the preface is of the Holy Trinity.

Vespers are of the Sunday. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of the following Octave Day of the Assumption, St. Jane Frances and SS Timothy, Hippolytus and Symphorian. The Suffrage is omitted due to the double feasts and at Compline the Dominical preces are omitted.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' the antiphon on the Magnificat at Vespers on Saturday is Omnis sapientia for the Saturday before the third Sunday. There are no commemorations or Suffrage at Vespers. The Octave has been abolished. Mattins is cut down to one nocturn of three lessons. There are no commemorations at Lauds. At Mass there is a single collect. At Vespers there are no commemorations.


Peter said...

Unless I am mistaken (which I may be - since I don't have it at my fingertips) the Ordo for today did not mention the commemoration of the Octave at Lauds and Mass; and the online Office at also did not include it for some reason.

Rubricarius said...

Two typos in one week!

It should have read Com S Vid et Oct in L et M.