Sunday, 3 November 2019

XXI Sunday after Pentecost - Sunday within the Octave of All Saints

The twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour is green. This year it is the first Sunday of November and the Sunday within the Octave of All Saints. The Gospel pericopes from St. Matthew contain the parable of the unjust and ungrateful servant who, forgiven his debts by the King, demands what is owed to him from others and shews complete ingratitude.

At Vespers yesterday afternoon the antiphons and psalms of Saturday were sung. The Office hymn was Jam sol recedit igneus. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Vidi, Dominum for the Saturday before the first Sunday of November. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration of the Octave of All Saints is sung. The Suffrage is omitted, as are the Dominical preces at Compline, being within an Octave.

At Mattins the invitatory is Adoremus Dominum and the Office hymn is Primo die. In the first nocturn the lessons are from the Incipit of the book of Ezechiel. In the second nocturn the lessons are from an exposition of St. Gregory on Ezechiel. In the third nocturn the homily is from St. Jerome on the eighteenth chapter of St. Matthew's Gospel. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds the Office hymn is Aeterne rerum Conditor. After the collect of the Sunday, a commemoration is sung of the octave of All Saints. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted being within an Octave.

At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted being within an Octave.

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 as is the preface of the Blessed Trinity.

At Vespers (Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 113) the Office hymn is Lucis creator. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of the following feast of St. Charles Borromeo, of the Octave and of SS Vitalis and Agricola. The Suffrage is omitted as are the Dominical preces at Compline.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' the Octave of All Saints has been abolished. At both Vespers there are no commemorations. Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn of three lessons. At Lauds there are no commemorations. At Mass there is but a single collect.

Art: Jerome Nadal


Richard Down said...

could there be a sung Mass of All Saints today?

Rubricarius said...

@Richard Down,

It could, e.g. where not locally observed as a Holy Day, then an external solemnity could be kept on the Sunday with a commemoration of the Sunday, preface of Sunday, and last Gospel of the Sunday.

Mulier Fortis said...

Hi Rubricarius - what is the main reason for using the St Lawrence Ordo rather than the 1962 LMS ordo? I need to give a rationale to my new PP...

Rubricarius said...

@Mulier Fortis,
I would point out how much is missed out of the traditional rite by 1962. Today, for instance, being the semi-double sixth day within the Octave of All Saints whilst in 1962 it is mere 4th class green ferial day.

Back in 2002 I compared each day for several months with 1570, 1939 (the Ordo), 1956, 1962 and 1970. Those files give a broad outline of the differences.

There is also the question of how a rite in use for just over three years, as 1962 was in its integrity, represents the broader tradition of Western liturgical patrimony.

Mulier Fortis said...

Thanks - I found your tables after I'd posted the comment: very informative, thank you!