Sunday, 14 October 2012
XX Sunday after Pentecost
The twentieth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite. This year it is the third Sunday of October. The Gospel pericopes from St. John give the account of the healing of the ruler's son at Capharnaum.
At Vespers yesterday afternoon the psalms of Saturday were sung. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Lugebat autem Judam for the Saturday before the third Sunday in October. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of St. Edward the Confessor and of St. Callistus. The Suffrage of the Saints was omitted due to the double feast as were the Dominical preces at Compline.
At Mattins in the first nocturn the lessons continue to be read from the First Book of the Machabees. In the second nocturn the lessons are taken from St. Augustine writings on the City of God. In the third nocturn the homily is from St. Gregory on the Gospel. At Lauds the Office hymn is Aeterne rerum Conditor. After the collect of the Sunday, a commemoration is sung of St. Francis Borgia followed by the Suffrage of the Saints.
At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted due to the occurring double feast.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Callistus, there is no third collect. The Creed is sung as is the preface of the Blessed Trinity.
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. Teresa and of St. Callistus. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted due to the double feasts as are the Dominical preces at Compline.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' today is the first Sunday of October. At Vespers there are no commemorations. Mattins is cut down to one nocturn of three lessons. At Lauds there are no commemorations. At Mass there is one collect. Vespers are without any commemorations.
Art: Jerome Nadal