The fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour is green. This year it is the fifth Sunday of August. The Gospel pericopes sung at Mattins and Mass are from the seventh chapter of St. Luke's Gospel recount the raising by the LORD from the dead of the son of the widow of Nain.
At Vespers yesterday afternoon the antiphons and psalms of Saturday were sung. The Office hymn was Jam sol recedit igneus and the antiphon on the Magnificat was Observa, fili for the Saturday before the fifth Sunday of August. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of St. Joseph Calasanctius, of St. Augustine and of St. Hermes. The Suffrage of the Saints was omitted due to the double feasts. At Compline the Dominical preces were omitted.
At Mattins the invitatory is Dominum qui fecit nos and the Office hymn is Nocte surgentes. In the first nocturn the lessons are taken from the book of Ecclesiastes. In the second nocturn the lessons are from St. John Chrysostom. In the third nocturn the lessons are a homily from St. Augustine on St. Lukes's Gospel. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds the Office hymn is Ecce jam noctis. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of St.Augustine and St. Hermes. The Suffrage of the Saints is omittedd.
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 St. Augustine, the third collect is of St. Hermes. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Holy Trinity.
Vespers are of the Sunday. The Office hymn is Lucis creator. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of the following Office of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, of St. Augustine and of St. Sabina. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted. At Compline the Dominical preces are omitted.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' today is the fourth Sunday of August. At Vespers the antiphon on the Magnificat is Sapientia for the Saturday before the fourth Sunday of August. There are no commemorations at either Vespers. Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn, the first and second lessons are those that were read last Sunday in the traditional Roman rite. At Lauds there are no commemorations. At Mass there is only one collect.