Sunday, 22 July 2012
VIII Sunday after Pentecost
The eighth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour is green. The Gospel pericopes from St. Luke contain the parable about the unjust steward.
At Vespers yesterday afternoon the psalms appointed for Saturday were sung. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration of St. Mary Magdalene was sung. The Suffrage of the Saints was omitted as were the Dominical preces at Compline due to the occurring double feast.
At Mattins the invitatory and hymn are as sung on previous 'green' Sundays. In the first nocturn the lessons are taken from the ninth chapter of the Third Book of the Kings. In the second nocturn the lessons are from St. Augustine's City of God and in the third nocturn the homily on St. Luke's Gospel is from St. Jerome. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds, following the collect of the Sunday, a commemorations is sung of St. Mary Magdalene. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted because of the occurring double feast.
At Prime psalms 117, 118i & 118ii are sung, Quicumque is omitted as are the Dominical preces because of the double feast.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Mary Magdalene. There is no third collect. The Creed is sung, the preface is of the Blessed Trinity and the last Gospel is of St. Mary Magdalene.
Vespers are of the Sunday (Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 113) and the Office hymn is Lucis creator. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of the following feast of St. Apollinaris, St. Mary Magdalene and St. Liborius. The Suffrage is omitted as are the Dominical preces at Compline due to the double feasts.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there are no commemorations at either Vespers. Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn of three lessons. There are no commemorations at Lauds. Mass has a single collect and the last Gospel is In principio.
Art: Jerome Nadal