Sunday, 28 August 2011
XI Sunday after Pentecost
Today is the eleventh Sunday after Pentecost and the fifth Sunday of August. It is of semi-double rite and the liturgical colour green. The Gospel pericopes from St. Mark contain the account of the LORD healing a deaf and dumb man with His spittle.
At Vespers yesterday the antiphons and psalms of Saturday were sung. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Observa, fili for the Saturday before the fifth Sunday in August. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of St. Joseph Calasanctius, St. Augustine of Hippo and St. Hermes. The Suffrage of the Saints was omitted as were the Dominical preces at Compline because of the occurring double feasts.
At Mattins the invitatory and hymn are as sung on previous 'green' Sundays. In the first nocturn the lessons continue to be read from the Book of Ecclesiasticus. In the second nocturn the lessons are from a sermon of St. Chysostom. In the third nocturn the homily is from St. Gregory the Great. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds after the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of St. Augustine and St. Hermes. The Suffrage is omitted because of the occurring double feast.
At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted because of the occurring double feast.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Augustine, the third collect of St. Hermes. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Holy Trinity.
Vespers are of the Sunday. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of the following feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, St. Augustine and St. Sabina. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted as are the Dominical preces at Compline due to the occurring double feast.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' at Vespers on Saturday the antiphon on the Magnificat is Sapientia for the Saturday before the fourth Sunday in August. There are no commemorations. Mattins is slashed down to one nocturn of three lessons. At Lauds there are no commemorations. Mass has only one collect. At Vespers there are no commemorations.
Art: Jerome Nadal