Sunday, 16 September 2018
XVII Sunday after Pentecost
The seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour, from Mattins, is green. This year it is the third Sunday of September. The Gospel pericopes at Mattins and Mass come from the twenty-second chapter of St. Matthew's Gospel and have the Pharisees asking the LORD what is the greatest commandment. The week ahead will see the September Ember days on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Vespers yesterday were second Vespers of the feast of the Seven Sorrows of the BVM. The antiphons Quo abiit etc were sung, doubled, with Pss. 109, 112, 121, 126 & 147. The Office hymn was Jam toto subitus vesper eat polo. After the collect of the feast commemorations were sung of the Sunday (the antiphon on the Magnificat was Ne reminiscaris for the Saturday before the third Sunday of September) and of SS Cornelius and Cyprian. The Suffrage was omitted. At Compline Te lucis was sung with the Doxology Jesu, tibi...Qui passus etc and the Dominical preces were omitted.
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 Book of Tobias. In the second nocturn the lessons are from a sermon of St. Leo on fasting in the seventh month. In the third nocturn the homily is from St. Chrysostom on St. Matthew's Gospel. At Lauds the Office hymn is Aeterne rerum Conditor. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of SS Cornelius & Cyprianus and of SS Euphemia & Others followed by the Suffrage of the Saints.
At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are sung.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of the SS Cornelius & Cyprian, the third collect is of SS Euphemia & Others. The Creed is sung as is the preface of the Blessed Trinity.
As, prior to the reform of 1911-13, the third Sunday in September was the feast of the Seven Sorrows of the BMV, one Mass, other than the Conventual, may be of the feast. The Mass Stabant juxta Crucem is sung in white vestments. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of the Sunday. The Creed is sung, the preface is of the Blessed Virgin and the last Gospel is of the Sunday.
At Vespers the Office hymn is Lucis creator. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of the following feast of the Stigmata of St. Francis and of SS Cornelius & Cyprian. The Suffrage is omitted. At Compline the Dominical preces are omitted.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there are no commemorations at either Vespers. Te lucis is sung with the ordinary Doxology. Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn of three lessons. There are no commemorations at Lauds, nor Suffrage. At Prime both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted. At Mass there is but a single collect.
Art: Jerome Nadal