Sunday, 12 August 2012
XI Sunday after Pentecost
The eleventh Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour is green. This year is is the third Sunday of August. The Gospel pericopes from St. Mark contain the account of the LORD healing a deaf and dumb man with His spittle.
At Vespers yesterday afternoon the antiphons and psalms of Saturday were sung. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Omnis sapientia for the Saturday before the third Sunday of August. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration was sung of St. Clare. The Suffrage of the Saints was omitted as were the Dominical preces at Compline because of the occurring double feast.
At Mattins the invitatory and hymn are as sung on previous 'green' Sundays. In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the Book of Wisdom. In the second nocturn the lessons are from the St. Ambrose's Book of Offices. 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 a commemoration is sung of St. Clare 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. Clare, there is no third collect. 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 SS Hippolytus and Cassian and of St. Clare. 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 Ego in altissimis for the Saturday before the second 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