Sunday, 10 May 2020

Fourth Sunday after Pascha

The fourth Sunday after Pascha is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour is white. The Gospel pericopes are from the sixteenth chapter of St. John's Gospel where the LORD talks of His ascending to Heaven and the coming of the Paraclete.

At Vespers yesterday afternoon the psalms of Saturday were sung under the single antiphon Alleluia. The Office hymn was Ad regias Agni dapes. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of the preceding Office of St. Gregory Nazianzen, of St. Antoninus and of SS Gordian & Epimachus. The Paschal Commemoration of the Cross was omitted due to the double feasts. At Compline Te lucis was sung with the Paschaltide Doxology and the Dominical preces were omitted.

At Mattins the invitatory is Surrexit Dominus and the Office hymn, Rex sempiterne as on previous Sundays of Paschaltide. In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the Epistle of St. James. In the second nocturn the lessons are taken from the Treatise of St. Cyprian on the boon of patience. In the third nocturn the homily is from St. Augustine. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds the Sunday psalms are sung under a single antiphon, Alleluia. The Office hymn is Aurora caelum purpurat. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of St. Antoninus and SS Gordian & Epimachus. The Paschal Commemoration of the Cross is omitted due to the occurring double feast.

At the Hours the hymns have the Paschaltide Doxology, the psalms are sung under a single antiphon consisting of a triple Alleluia. At Prime the Dominical psalms are sung (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii). The Dominical preces are omitted.

Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Antoninus. The third collect is of SS Gordian & Epimachus. The Creed is sung and the preface is of Paschaltide.

At Vespers the Dominical psalms are sung under the single antiphon, Alleluia. The Office hymn is Ad regias Agni dapes. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration is sung of St. Antoninus. The Paschal Commemoration of the Cross is omitted. At Compline the Domincal preces are omitted.

In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there are no commemorations at Vespers. Mattins is reduced to a single nocturn. At Lauds there are no commemorations. The hymns at the Little Hours do not have the Paschal Doxology. At Mass there is but a single collect. At Vespers there are no commemorations.

Art: Jerome Nadal


Joannes said...

Rubricarius, this is an off-topic question, but I can't seem to find a definitive answer. I am weighing some conflicting information about the correct way to sing the hymn "Lucis Creator" on the Sundays per Annum when the case of a commemoration of a (Double Major ranked) feast of Our Lady occurs or concurs with Sunday Vespers. The occurrence/concurrence of such a feast necessitates the use of the proper doxology of the Incarnation whilst the Vespers (and Compline to follow) are still of the Sunday. The question is this - is the "Lucis Creator" still sung in one of three usual melodies given with the changed doxology or is the hymn sung in the tone of the BVM which, by definition, would have the proper doxology included? I have a 1954 Liber Usualis which suggests the former, but I have seen you make reference to the latter here on the SLP Ordo.

Anonymous said...

I've found some versions of Compline on YouTube + Bitchute.
Is there a way to tell if it's
1911-1913,1945,1960,or 1962?
Thank you for all of the hard work.
God bless,

Rubricarius said...

@John R,
My understanding, gleaned from John Tyson and others is that the tones follow the Doxology and that the latter is not adapted to another tone. I have emailed you.

If it is pre-1911-13 the first six verses of Ps. 30 will be sung as the second psalm. If it is pre-1961 then the antiphon on the psalms and canticle will not be doubled. If it is for a day when the preces would be sung their presence, or absence, would be able to diagnose whether it is pre-1956.