Sunday, 15 July 2012

VII Sunday after Pentecost

The seventh Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour is green. The Gospel pericopes from St. Matthew contain the words of warning from the LORD concerning false prophets appearing as sheep but who, in reality, are wolves.

At Vespers yesterday afternoon the psalms of Saturday were sung. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration was sung of the preceding feast of St. Bonaventure and then a commemoration of St. Henry the Emperor. The Suffrage of the Saints was omitted as were the Dominical preces at Compline due to the occurring double feast.

At Mattins there are the usual three nocturns. The invitatory and hymn are as sung on last Sunday. In the first nocturn the lessons are

taken from the Incipit of the Third Book of the Kings. In the second nocturn the lessons are taken from am epistle of St. Jerome to Nepotianus. In the third nocturn the homily on St. Matthew's Gospel is from St. Hiliary. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds a commemoration is sung of St. Henry followed by the Suffrage of the Saints.

At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) Quicumque and the Dominical preces are sung.

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

Vespers are of the Sunday. Lucis Creator is sung to the melody of the Incarnation with the Doxology Jesu tibi sit gloria etc. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of the following feast of the BVM of Mount Carmel and of St. Henry. At Compline Te lucis is sung with the same Doxology.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there are no commemorations at Vespers. The Dominical preces are never sung at Compline. Mattins is cut down to one nocturn of three lessons. At Lauds there is no commememoration of St. Henry and no Suffrage. At Prime Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted. Mass has a single collect. At Vespers Lucis Creator is sung to on of the Sunday tones, there are no commemorations.

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