Sunday, 30 June 2013
VI Sunday after Pentecost
Vespers yesterday afternoon were second Vespers of SS Peter and Paul. The antiphons Juravit Dominus etc were sung with psalms 109, 112, 115, 125 & 138. The Office hymn was Decora lux. After the collect of the feast a commemoration of the Sunday was sung. The Suffrage of the Saints was not sung nor were the Dominical preces sung at Compline because of the concurring double feast.
At Mattins the invitatory is Dominum qui fecit nos, Venite adoremus and the Office hymn is Nocte surgentes vigilemus omnes. In the first nocturn the lessons are from the twelfth chapter of the Second Book of the Kings. In the second nocturn the lessons are taken from St. Ambrose's Defence of David. Again, St. Ambrose provides the homily in the third nocturn on St. Mark's Gospel. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds, following the collect of the Sunday, a commemoration is sung of the feast of the Commemoration of St. Paul the Apostle followed by a commemoration of St. Peter and the Octave of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. The Suffrage is not sung.
At Prime psalms 117, 118i & 118ii are sung. Both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Paul, the third collect is of St. Peter and the fourth collect is of St. John the Baptist. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Blessed Trinity.
At Vespers the liturgical colour changes back to red and first Vespers of the feast of the Precious Blood are sung. The antiphons Quis est iste etc, proper to the feast, are sung with psalms 109, 110, 111, 112 & 116). The Office hymn is Festivis resonent compita vocibus. After the collect of the feast a commemoration of the Sunday is sung.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' the Octaves of St. John the Baptist and of SS Peter and Paul have been abolished. Mattins is cut down to one nocturn of three lessons. There are no commemorations at Lauds. Mass has a single collect. Vespers are of the feast of the Precious Blood without any commemoration of the Sunday.