Sunday, 28 September 2014
XVI Sunday after Pentecost
The sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour is green. This year it the first Sunday of October. The Gospel pericopes from St. Luke tell of the LORD healing the man with dropsy on the Sabbath.
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 Adaperiat Dominus for the Saturday before the first Sunday of October. After the collect of the feast commemorations were sung of SS Cosmas and Damian and of St. Wenceslaus followed by the Suffrage of the Saints. At Compline the Dominical preces were sung.
At Mattins the invitatory is Adoremus Dominum and the Office hymn is Primo die. In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the first book of Machabees. In the second nocturn the lessons are from St. Ambrose's Book of Offices. In the third nocturn the lessons are also from St. Ambrose, a homily on St. Lukes's Gospel. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds the Office hymn is Aeterne. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration is sung of St. Wenceslaus 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 St. Wenceslaus, the third collect is A cunctis. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Holy Trinity.
At Vespers the liturgical colour changes to white and first Vespers of St. Michael the Archangel are sung. The antiphons Stetit Angelus etc are sung, doubled with Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 and 116. The Office hymn is Te splendor et virtus Patris. After the collect of the feast a commemoration of the Sunday is sung. At Compline the Dominical preces are omitted.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' at Vespers on Saturday the antiphon on the Magnificat was Adonai, Domine for the Saturday before the fourth Sunday of September. There were no commemorations. At Compline the Dominical preces are omitted. At Mattins the invitatory is Dominum qui fecit nos etc and the Office hymn is Nocte surgentes. Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn, the first and second lessons being taken from the Book of Judith. At Lauds the Office hymn is Ecce. There are no commemorations or Suffrage. At Prime both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted. At Mass there is but a single collect. Vespers are the same as in the traditional rite.
Art: Jerome Nadal.