Sunday, 12 March 2017

Second Sunday in Lent

The Second Sunday in Lent is a semi-double Sunday of the first class and its liturgical colour is violet. The Gospel pericopes from St. Matthew's Gospel give the account of the Transfiguration of the LORD.

At Vespers yesterday morning the antiphons and psalms of Saturday were sung. The chapter was proper to the Sunday and the Office hymn was Audi, benigne Conditor. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration of St. Gregory the Great was sung. The Suffrage of the Saints was omitted as were the Dominical preces at Compline.

At Mattins the invitatory is Non sit vobis and the Office hymn is Ex more. The antiphons and psalms given for Sunday are sung. In the first nocturn the lessons are from the twenty-seventh chapter of Genesis and the story of Jacob and Esau. In the second nocturn the lessons are taken from the book of St. Augustine against lying and explain the mystery of Jacob's actions. In the third nocturn the lessons are a homily of St. Leo the Great on the Transfiguration of the LORD. A ninth responsory, Cum audisset Jacob, is sung in place of the Te Deum.

At Lauds the antiphons Domine labia mea aperies etc are proper to the Sunday and are sung with the second scheme of Psalms (50, 117, 62, Benedictus es and 148). The chapter is proper to the Sunday and hymn is O sol salutis. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration of St. Gregory is sung.

At Prime and the Hours the antiphons are proper to the Sunday. At Prime the psalms are 92, 99 (displaced from Lauds) and the first two divisions of Ps. 118. The Dominical preces are omitted and the short lesson is Quaerite Dominum.

Mass is sung after Terce. The deacon and subdeacon wear violet folded chasubles. There is no Gloria. The second collect is of St. Gregory. There is no third collect. A Tract is sung after the Gradual, the Creed is sung, the preface is of Lent and the dismissal is Benedicamus Domino, sung by the deacon facing the altar and celebrant.

At Vespers the antiphons and psalms (109, 110, 111, 112 & 113) are of Sunday. The Office hymn is Audi, benigne Conditor. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration of St. Gregory is sung. The Suffrage of the saints is omitted as are the Dominical preces at Compline due to the concurring double feast.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' Vespers on Saturday are sung at the same time as any other day of the year, there are no commemorations. At Compline the Dominical preces are never sung having been abolished. Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn of three lessons. At Lauds there are no commemorations. At Prime the psalms are the festal arrangement of Ps. 53 and the first two divisi of Ps. 118 and the Domincial preces are omitted. At Mass the ministers wear dalmatic and tunicle, as in Septuagesima, there is only a single collect. The dismissal is Ite, missa est. At Vespers there are no commemorations.


Anonymous said...

I am utterly dreading Holy Mass today.
After attending an independent chapel that obeys the 1945 missal 100%,I have to attend an independent chapel which obeys 1962 except they pray confiteor and absolution prayers before holy Communion
After 3 yrs at traditional chapel,1962 is wrong wrong wrong. To me its the Novus Ordo with Latin.
Not arguing or asking anyone to agree with me.This mindset has just naturally occurred,no one forced it on me.

Anonymous said...

Really, Anonymous, what a lot of nonsense you are writing. Why not go shopping, sail a boat, climb a mountain and not waste people's time. We usually enjoy the erudite and interesting questions and comments.

Anonymous said...

Thank you

Anonymous said...

Is it true that Bishop Williamson is exercising improper rubrics and violating tradition by consecrating a bishop on a ferial weekday?
I read consecrations take place on Sunday,or a saints or apostles feast day?
Could you please verify the correct answer?
Thank you in advance!!

Rubricarius said...

Statuta die Consecrationis, quae debet esse Dominica, vel Natalitium Apostolorum, vel etiam festiva, si Summus Pontifex hoc specialiter indulserit: et tam Consecrator, quam Electus conveniens est, ut praecedenti die jejunent.'

Pontificale Romanum, De Consecratione Electi in Episcoporum.

Anonymous said...

Thank you

Paleo-Con said...

I believe the day chosen was Thursday, 11 May 2017, to which after the introduction of San Giuseppe Comunista in 1956, the Feast of Saints Philip and James the Less was moved. Since His Grace uses the new calendar, for his group, this would be correct.