Sunday, 7 September 2014

XIII Sunday after Pentecost

The thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour is green. This year it is the second Sunday of September. The Gospel pericopes from St. Luke's Gospel tell of the LORD and the ten lepers, only one of which thanked Him for being healed.

At Vespers yesterday afternoon the antiphons and psalms of Saturday were sung. The Office hymn, Jam sol recedit igneus. The antiphon on the Magnificat was In omnibus his for the Saturday before the second Sunday of September. After the collect of the Sunday the Suffrage of the Saints was sung. At Compline the Dominical preces were sung.

At Mattins the invitatory is Dominum qui fecit nos and the Office hymn isNocte surgentes. In the first nocturn the lessons are taken from the book of Job. In the second nocturn the lessons are from St. Gregory's Book of Morals and in the third nocturn the homily on St. Luke's Gospel is from St. Augustine. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds the Office hymn is Ecce jam noctis. After the collect of the Sunday the Suffrage of the Saints is sung.

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 A cunctis, the third collect is chosen by the Dean or Rector. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Holy Trinity.

At Vespers there is a colour change to white and first Vespers of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin are sung. The antiphons Nativitas gloriosae etc are sung with Pss. 109, 112, 121, 126 & 147. The Office hymn is Ave, maris stella. After the collect of the feast a commemoration of the Sunday is sung. The Suffrage is omitted. At Compline Te lucis is sung with the melody and Doxology of the Incarnation and the Dominical preces are omitted.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' at Vespers the antiphon on the Magnificat is Cum audisset Job as this Sunday becomes the first Sunday of September. The Suffrage was omitted as were the Dominical preces at Compline. Mattins has a single nocturn of three lessons (the first and second lessons being what was read last week in the traditional rite). At Lauds the Suffrage is omitted. At Prime both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted. At Mass there is a single collect. Vespers are of the Sunday without any commemorations. At Compline the hymn is sung in the ordinary tone and with the ordinary Doxology and the Dominical preces are omitted.

Art: Jerome Nadal


Peter said...

What Mass is supposed to be said this Saturday? According to the Ordo it seems just to be the Saturday Mass of Our Lady but should it not be a Mass of the Nativity of Our Lady?

Rubricarius said...


I am afraid that is a 'howler'. The Saturday within the Octave of the Nativity of the BVM, when there is no feast of nine lessons, resumes some of the characteristics of the former Octave with a proper third lesson and texts from the Octave and Mass as on the feast of the Nativity.

Ordo 2014 was, alas, put together in a great rush. I can only apologise to readers and customers. On the positive side Ordo 2015 is looking much better - with some improvements at a draft stage.