Sunday, 26 August 2012

XIII Sunday after Pentecost

The thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour is green. This year it is the fifth Sunday of August. The Gospel pericopes from St. Luke's Gospel tell of the LORD and the ten lepers, only one of which thanked Him for being healed.

At Vespers yesterday the antiphons and psalms of Saturday were sung. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Observa, fili for the Saturday before the fifth Sunday of August. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of St. Louis of France and of St. Zephyrinus. After these commemorations the Suffrage of the Saints was sung. At Compline the Dominical preces were sung.

At Mattins there are the usual three nocturns. The invitatory and hymn are as sung on previous 'green' Sundays. In the first nocturn the lessons continue to be read from the Book of Ecclesiasticus. In the the second nocturn the lessons are from a sermon of St. Chrysostom. In the third nocturn the lessons are a homily from St. Augustine on St. Luke's Gospel. At Lauds, after the collect of the Sunday, a commemoration is sung of St. Zephyrinus followed by the Suffrage of the Saints.

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

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

Vespers are of the Sunday. The Office hymn is Lucis creator. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration is sung of the following feast of St. Joseph Calasanctius. The Suffrage is omitted due to the double feast as are the Dominical preces at Compline.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' at Vespers there are neither commemorations nor Suffrage. The Sunday is the fourth Sunday in August. The preces are always omitted at Compline. Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn of three lessons. At Lauds there are neither commemorations nor Suffrage. At Prime both Quicumque and the preces are omitted. In Mass there is only one collect. At Vespers there are no commemorations.

Art: Jerome Nadal


Acolytus said...

Dear Rubricarius,
The other day, trying to get to here by way of a strange search engine, I found myself looking at an old page of the RORATE blog.
Back in 2009 they were being polite about the pre-1955 rite, and they publicized not only the ordo, but an apparently expressed intention of the press to produce a set of choir rules.
Unless I missed these perfectly set out in this year’s ordo because my Latin is not good enough, where can we find rules for singing the office?

[The admirable Fortescue really only deals with ceremonial and rather coyly refuses to say much about mattins anyway.
I recently looked back at your earliest posts and found the rules for Vespers – important descriptions of dealing with the commemorations – but while these are fine for private recitation, they don’t deal with music or communities.]


Anonymous said...

Keep up this excellent service of God.