Sunday, 16 September 2012

XVI Sunday after Pentecost

The sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour, from Mattins, is green. This year it the third Sunday of September. The Gospel pericopes from St. Luke are of the LORD healing the man with dropsy on the Sabbath.

Vespers yesterday afternoon were second Vespers of the feast of the Seven Sorrows of the BVM. The antiphons Quo abiit etc were sung with psalms 109, 112, 121, 126 & 147. The Office hymn was Jam toto subitus vesper eat polo. After the collect of the feast a commemoration was sung of the Sunday (the antiphon on the Magnificat being Ne reminiscaris for the Saturday before the third Sunday of September) followed by a commemoration of SS Cornelius and Cyprian. At Compline Te lucis is sung with the Doxology Jesu tibi sit gloria, Qui passus es pro servulis, Cum Patre et almo Spiritu, In sempiterna saecula. The Dominical preces are omitted due to the double feast.

At Mattins the invitatory and Office hymn are as on previous 'green' Sundays. In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the Book of Tobias. In the second nocturn the lessons are from a sermon of St. Leo on fasting in the seventh month. In the third nocturn the lessons are from St. Ambrose, a homily on St. Lukes's Gospel. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds, after the collect of the Sunday, commemorations are sung of SS Cornelius and Cyprian and of SS Euphemia, Lucy and Geminianus followed by the Suffrage of the Saints.

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

Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of SS Cyprian and Cornelius, the third collect is of SS Eupemia, Lucy and Geminianus. 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 the Impression of the Stigmata of St. Francis and of SS Cornelius and Cyprian. The Suffrage is omitted due to the concurring double feast as are the Dominical preces at Compline.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' at Vespers the Sunday is commemorated but not SS Cornelius and Cyprian. At Compline Te lucis is sung without the proper Doxology. Mattins is cut down to one nocturn of three lessons. At Lauds there are no commemorations. At Prime there are neither preces nor Quicumque. At Mass there is only one collect. At Vespers there are no commemorations.

Art: Jerome Nadal.

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