Sunday, 8 November 2015

XXIV Sunday after Pentecost

The twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour is green. This year it is the third Sunday of November. As this year the number of Sundays after Pentecost is twenty-six the texts for the twenty-fourth Sunday found in the Breviary and Missal are used on the last Sunday after Pentecost and for this Sunday and the following one some texts are taken from those Sundays after the Epiphany that were not celebrated this year. So today these are taken form the fifth Sunday after the Epiphany. The Gospel pericopes are the parable from St. Matthew's Gospel of the enemy sowing cockle in the planted field.

At Vespers yesterday afternoon the antiphons and psalms of Saturday were sung. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Muro tuo for the Saturday before the third Sunday of November. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the Octave Day of All Saints and of the Four Crowned Martyrs. The Suffrage of the Saints was omitted due to the Octave as were the Dominical preces at Compline.

At Mattins in the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the Book of Daniel the Prophet. In the second nocturn the lessons are from the book of St. Athanasius to Virgins. In the third nocturn the homily is from St. Augustine on St. Matthew's Gospel. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds the Office hymn is Aeterne. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of the Octave Day of All Saints and of the Four Crowned Martyrs. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted due to the occurring double feast.

At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted.

Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of the Octave Day, the third collect is of the Four Crowned Martyrs. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Blessed Trinity.

At Vespers there is a colour change to white and first Vespers of the Dedication of the Basilica of Our Saviour are sung. The antiphons Domum tuam etc are sung, doubled, with psalms 109, 110, 111, 112 & 147. The Office hymn is Caelestis urbs Jerusalem. After the collect of the feast commemorations are sung of the Sunday and of the Octave Day of All Saints. At Compline the Dominical preces are omitted.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there are no commemorations at Vespers. Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn of three lessons. At Lauds there are no commemorations. At Mass there is only one collect. Vespers are of the Sunday without any commemorations. The Octave of All Saints has been abolished.


PseudonymousposterJohn said...
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Rubricarius said...

The privilege of having one Requiem Anniversary Mass for the War Dead was a grant in the quinquennial faculties to the bishops of England and Wales. The ceremony of the Absolutions at the catafalque is certainly allowed for an anniversary Requiem.

To get the Octave Day of All Saints you would need to be using pre-1911.

Anonymous said...

What are the quinquennial faculties, please? When did that start?

Anonymous said...

Urgent question, Mr Rubricarius, if you please!

I was disappointed to find this morning’s mass was neither the Octave day, nor the Sunday, but was replaced by a requiem (Sunday mass with no Credo. Hmm). The celebrating priest said this was allowed in England alone (since the invention of ‘Remembrance Sunday’ in the ‘forties? – surely not after the Great War).
But I was surprised to find the benediction of an empty catafalque following the Prayer for the Sovereign. Thought that was for masses contemporaneous with demise, and NOT for any anniversary mass, tho’ I bow to the superior knowledge of others. . .
Well that was that. I didn’t get Sunday mass today.

A less urgent question; what rite do I need to celebrate to make today the Octave of All Saints? (-if any!)