Friday, 28 October 2011
SS Simon and Jude Apostles
At Vespers yesterday afternoon the antiphons from the Common of Apostles, Hoc est praeceptum meum etc were sung with Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 and 116. The Office hymn was Exsultet orbis gaudiis. The collect was proper to the feast. At Compline the Dominical psalms were sung.
At Mattins the invitatory is Regem Apostolorum Dominum, Venite adoremus and the hymn Aeterna Christi munera. In the first nocturn the antiphons In omnem terram etc are sung with psalms 18, 33 & 44. The lessons are taken from the Incipit of St. Jude's Epistle. In the second nocturn the antiphons Principes populorum etc are sung with psalms 46, 60 & 63. The fourth lesson is an historical one and the fifth and sixth from a sermon of St. Gregory. In the third nocturn the antiphons Exaltabuntur etc are sung with psalms 74, 96 & 98. The homily on St. John's Gospel is from the writings of St. Augustine. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds the antiphons Hoc est praeceptum meum etc are sung with the Dominical psalms. At Lauds the Office hymn is again Exsultet orbis gaudiis.
At Prime the the Hours the antiphons Hoc est praeceptum meum etc are sung with the festal psalms. At Prime (Pss. 53, 118i, 118ii) the lectio brevis is Ibant Apostoli.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria and Creed are sung and the preface is that of the Apostles.
At second Vespers of the feast the antiphons Juravit Dominus etc are sung with psalms 109, 112, 115, 125 & 139. The Office hymn is again Exsultet orbis gaudiis. At Compline the Dominical psalms are sung.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' the feast has lost first Vespers (and its Vigil) and Vespers yesterday were ferial. Compline yesterday had the ferial psalms. At the Little Hours the ferial antiphons and psalter are used. At Prime the lectio brevis is of the season, not of the feast.