Sunday, 3 August 2014

VIII Sunday after Pentecost

The eighth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour is green. Today is also the first Sunday of August. The Gospel pericopes from St. Luke contain the parable about the unjust steward.

At Vespers yesterday afternoon the antiphons and psalms of Saturday were sung. The Office hymn was Jam sol recedit igneus. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Saptentia for the Saturday before the first Sunday of August. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of St. Alphonsus and of the Finding of the Body of St. Stephen. The Suffrage of the Saints was not sung due to the concurrent double feast. At Compline the Dominical preces were omitted for the same reason.

At Mattins the invitatory is Dominum qui fecit nos and the Office hymn isNocte surgentes. In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipiunt of the Proverbs of Solomon. In the second nocturn the lessons are taken from a tract of St. Ambrose on the 118th Psalm. In the third nocturn the homily on St. Luke's Gospel is from St. Jerome. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds, after the collect of the Sunday, a commemoration is sung of the Finding of the Body of St. Stephen 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 the Finding of the Body of St. Stephen, the third collect is A cunctis. The Creed is sung and the preface is 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. Dominica and of the Finding of the Body of St. Stephen. The Suffrage is omitted as are the Dominical preces at Compline due to the concurring double feast.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there are no commemorations at either Vespers. The feast of the Finding of the Body of St. Stephen has been abolished. Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn of three lessons. There are no commemorations at Lauds. Mass has a single collect. At Vespers there are no commemorations.

Art: Jerome Nadal


PseudonymousposterJohn said...

Dear Rubricarius,

You have occasionally mentioned in the past what happens when a patronal festival mass is required of a saint linked with another in the calendar. There is a note in my 1961 missal of the ‘Memory’ of SS Xystus, Felicissimus and Agapitus on the 6th August, instructing what mass is to be said. I presumed this would be in the usual larger churches but also in churches dedicated to any of them.
What mass will have been said in the Sistine chapel today? - Or is that merely a structure built by a pontiff of that name rather than in one’s honour? Anyway, put it this way, if a church IS Titled S Sixtus does it take precedence as a Double of the I Class and see a translation of the Transfiguration to the next day – assuming one is not celebrating the Sarum Use and observing the very major feast of the HOLY NAME on the 7th with its Octave.



Anonymous said...

Dear Rubricarius,

A question regarding some intermediate changes in the breviary after 1939.

If one were to use your 1939 Ordo with a breviary founded on the 1948 Vatican typical edition, is it correct that the changes (excluding the question of the Pian Psalter) would = the 22 August feast; the Common of Supreme Pontiffs; naught else?

Many thanks for your excellent work.

-Dr. Lee Fratantuono

+DM said...

Dear Dr. Fratantuono,

Pius XII's changes went much further than 22 August and the addition of the Common of Supreme Pontiffs; the abolishing of Octaves, changing of ranks for Feasts, and the Office for the Sacred Triduum to name but a few. I would suggest having the Pius XII breviary on your library shelf for reference - as do I - and nothing more.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I am aware the changes went far beyond the Common of Pontiffs and the 22 August feast...but I was referring specifically to what happened between 1939 and the typical edition of 1948.

The next edition, that of 1956, is surely a liturgical anomaly! The first typical edition that wasn't actually meant to be used in liturgy, since it retains all the octaves, vigils, etc., but was understood to be used with the new, simplified rubrics that weren't actually printed in the "typical" edition.

-Dr. Lee Fratantuono

Rubricarius said...

Dr. F.,

Yes, in answer to your original question, those two and St. Anthony changing from C to CD in 1946. Apologies for the delay in responding I was quite unwell last week.


I have no idea about the dedication of the Sistine Chapel, I presume the altar has a title. The norm, post 1911-13 is for a transferred D2Cl to move to next day free of a D1Cl or other D2Cl.

Anonymous said...

Many thanks! I forgot about S. Antony, C/CD.


Paleo-Con said...

Was'nt the feast of Saint John Leonard for 9 October added after 1939?

Rubricarius said...

Good point Paleo-Con,

Canonised 1938 and added to the calendar on 3 April 1940.