Sunday, 11 August 2019

IX Sunday after Pentecost

The ninth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour, from Mattins onwards, is green. This year it is the second Sunday of August and the Sunday within the Octave of St. Lawrence - although following the 1911-13 reform the Octave has little prominence. The Gospel pericopes from St. Luke contain the account of the LORD casting out the money lenders in the temple.

Yesterday afternoon second Vespers for the feast of St. Lawrence were sung. The antiphons Laurentius ingressus etc were sung, doubled, with Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 115. The Office hymn was Deus, tuorum militum. After the collect of the feast a commemoration of the Sunday was sung the antiphon on the Magnificat being Ego in altissimis for the Saturday before the second Sunday of August. The Suffrage of the Saints was omitted. At Compline the Dominical preces were omitted.

At Mattins the invitatory is Dominum qui fecit nos and the Office hymn isNocte surgentes. In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the book of Ecclesiastes. In the second nocturn the lessons are from a sermon by St. Chrysostom. In the third nocturn the homily on St. Luke's Gospel is from St. Gregory. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds after the collect of the Sunday a commemoration is sung of SS Tiburtius & Susanna 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 SS Tiburtius & Susanna, the third collect is A cunctis. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Blessed Trinity.

Vespers are of the Sunday (Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 113) and the Office hymn is Lucis creator. After the collect of the Sunday a commemorations is sung of the following Office of St. Clare. The Suffrage is omitted.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn. At Lauds there are no commemorations nor Suffrage. At Prime both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted. At Mass there is a single collect. At Vespers there are no commemorations.

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