Sunday, 5 November 2017
XXII Sunday after Pentecost
The twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite. This year it is the second Sunday of November and the Sunday within the Octave of All Saints. The liturgical colour is green. The Gospel pericopes from St. Matthew contain the account of the Pharisees trying to trap the LORD over tribute to Caesar and the LORD's rebuttal of "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God those things that are God's." The second Sunday of November, and its week, are only observed when the Sunday falls on the 5th of November.
At Vespers yesterday afternoon the psalms of Saturday were sung. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Aspice, Domine for the Saturday before the second Sunday in November. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of St. Charles and of the Octave of All Saints. The Suffrage was omitted as were the Dominical preces at Compline.
At Mattins in the first nocturn the lessons continue to be read from the Prophet Ezechiel. In the second nocturn the lessons are from St. Jerome's Exposition on Ezechiel. In the third nocturn the homily is from St. Hiliary on St. Matthew's Gospel. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds, after the collect of the Sunday, a commemoration of the Octave is sung. The Suffrage is omitted.
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. Being a Sunday within an Octave there is no third collect. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Blessed Trinity.
Vespers are of the Sunday. The Office hymn is Lucis creator. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration of the Octave is sung. The Suffrage is omitted as are the Dominical preces at Compline.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' at Vespers the antiphon on the Magnificat is Vidi, Dominum for the first Sunday of November and at the cut-down Mattins the Incipit of the Book of Ezechiel is read as a first and second lesson. The second Sunday of November, and its week, are always omitted. The Octave of All Saints has been abolished. There are no commemorations at Mass or in the Office.
Art: Jerome Nadal