Sunday, 20 January 2013
Second Sunday after the Epiphany
The Second Sunday after the Epiphany is of semi-double rite. The Gospel fragment at Mattins and the Gospel at Mass are St. John's account of the Marriage Feast at Cana. The liturgical colour is green.
At Vespers yesterday afternoon the antiphon on the Magnificat was Suscepit Deus (and the same will be sung on all Saturdays until Septuagesima). After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration was sung of SS Fabian and Sebastian. As a double feast was commemorated the Dominical preces were not sung at Compline.
At Mattins the invitatory is Adoremus Dominum and this is sung until Septuagesima. The hymn is Primo die and that is sung until the first Sunday in Lent. In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the Second Epistle to the Corinthians. In the second nocturn a sermon of St. Chrysostom provides the lessons and, in the third nocturn, the homily is from St. Augustine. At Lauds following the collect of the Sunday a commemoration is sung of SS Fabian and Sebastian. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted because of the occurring double feast. At Prime Quicumque is omitted as are the Dominical preces..
At Mass the Gloria is sung, the second collect is of SS Fabian and Sebastian. There no third collect. The Creed is sung and the preface is that of the Trinity.
At Vespers commemorations are sung of the following Office of St. Agnes and of SS Fabian and Sebastian. At Compline the Dominical preces are omitted due to the concurring double feast.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there are no commemorations at either Vespers. Mattins is reduced to one nocturn of three lessons. No commemoration is made at Lauds or Mass. Mass has a single collect.
Art: Jerome Nadal