Sunday, 15 January 2012

Second Sunday after the Epiphany

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany is of semi-double rite. The Gospel fragment at Mattins and the Gospel at Mass are St. John's account of the Marriage Feast at Cana. The liturgical colour is green.

At Vespers on Saturday the antiphon on the Magnificat was Suscepit Deus (and the same is sung on all Saturdays until Septuagesima). After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of St. Hiliary of Poitiers, St. Paul the first Hermit and of St. Maurus. As a double feast was commemorated the Dominical preces were not sung at Compline.

At Mattins the invitatory is Adoremus Dominum and this is sung until Septuagesima. The hymn is Primo die and that is sung until the first Sunday in Lent. In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the Second Epistle to the Corinthians. In the second nocturn a sermon of St. Chrysostom provides the lessons and, in the third nocturn, the homily is from St. Augustine. At Lauds commemorations are sung of St. Paul the first Hermit and St. Maurus. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted because of the occurring double feast. At Prime Quicumque is omitted as are the Dominical preces..

At Mass the Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Paul the first Hermit, the third collect of St. Maurus. The Creed is sung and the preface is that of the Trinity.

At Vespers commemorations are sung of the following Office of St. Marcellus and of St. Paul the First Hermit. At Compline the Dominical preces are omitted due to the concurring double feast.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there are no commemorations at either Vespers. Mattins is reduced to one nocturn of three lessons. No commemoration is made at Lauds or Mass. Mass has a single collect.

Art: Jerome Nadal

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