Sunday, 2 October 2016
XX Sunday after Pentecost
The twentieth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour is green. This year it is the first Sunday of October. Being also the first Sunday in October it Rosary Sunday. The Gospel pericopes from St. John give the account of the healing of the ruler's son at Capharnaum.
At Vespers yesterday afternoon the 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 Sunday a commemoration was sung of the SS Guardian Angels. The Suffrage of the Saints was omitted due to the double feast as were the Dominical preces at Compline.
At Mattins the invitatory is Adoremus Dominum etc and the Office hymn is Primo die. In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the First Book of the Machabees. In the second nocturn the lessons are taken from St. Ambrose. In the third nocturn the homily is from St. Gregory on St. John's Gospel. At Lauds the Office hymn is Aeterne rerum Conditor. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration is sung of the SS Guardian Angels. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted.
At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted due to the occurring double feast.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of the SS Guardian Angels. Today there is no third collect. The Creed is sung as is the preface of the Blessed Trinity. The last Gospel is of the SS Guardian Angels.
All Masses, except the Conventual Mass, may be of the Most Holy Rosary. The Mass Gaudeamus is sung in white vestments. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of the Sunday (in said Masses the third collect is of the SS Guardian Angels). The Creed is sung, the preface is of the Blessed Virgin and the last Gospel is of the Sunday.
Vespers are of the Sunday. The Office hymn is Lucis creator. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of the following feast of St. Teresa of the Child Jesus and of the SS Guardian Angels. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted due to the double feasts as are the Dominical preces at Compline.
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 one collect. Vespers are of the Sunday without any commemorations.
Art: Jerome Nadal