Sunday, 11 August 2013

XII Sunday after Pentecost

The twelfth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour, from Mattins onwards, is green. This year it is also the second Sunday of August and the Sunday within the Octave of St. Lawrence. The Gospel pericopes from St. Luke's Gospel contain the parable of the Good Samaritan.

Vespers yesterday were second Vespers of the feast of St. Lawrence the Deacon. The antiphons Laurentius etc were sung with psalms 109, 110, 111, 112 & 115. The V&R were proper to the feast. After the collect of the feast a commemoration was sung of the Sunday, the antiphon on the Magnificat was Ego in altissimis for the Saturday before the second Sunday of August. At Compline the Dominical preces were omitted.

At Mattins the liturgical colour changed to green. At Mattins the invitatory is Dominum qui fecit nos and the Office hymn isNocte surgentes. In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the Book of Ecclesiastes. In the second nocturn the lessons are from a sermon of St. Chrysostom and in the third nocturn the homily on the Gospel is from the writings of the Venerable Bede. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds the Office hymn is Ecce jam noctis. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration is sung of SS Tiburtius and Susanna followed by the Suffrage of the Saints.

At Prime both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are sung.

Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of SS Tiburtius and Susanna, the third collect is A cunctis. The Creed is sung and the preface is that of the Blessed Trinity.

At Vespers the Office hymn is Lucis creator. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration is sung of the following feast of St. Clare. At Compline the Dominical preces are omitted due to the concurring double feast.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn of three lessons. At Lauds there are neither any commemorations nor Suffrage. At Prime Quicumque is omitted as are the Dominical preces. At Mass there is but a single collect. At Vespers there are no commemorations.

Art: Jerome Nadal

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