The twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour is green. This year it is the fourth Sunday of November. As this year the number of Sundays after Pentecost is greater than twenty-four, twenty-five in fact, the texts for the twenty-fourth Sunday found in the Breviary and Missal are used next Sunday, the last Sunday after Pentecost. This Sunday the texts of the propers of the sixth Sunday after the Epiphany, which was not celebrated before Septuagesima, are combined with texts from the twenty-third Sunday.
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 Qui caelorum for the Saturday before the fourth Sunday of November. After the collect of the Sunday (taken from the texts for the sixth Sunday after the Epiphany) commemorations were sung of the preceding feast of St. Josaphat and of St. Albert the Great. The Suffrage of the Saints was omitted due to the concurring and occurring double feasts as were the Dominical preces at Compline.
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 the Prophet Hosea. In the second nocturn the lessons are from St. Augustine's City of God. In the third nocturn (from the sixth Sunday after the Epiphany) the homily is from St. Jerome on 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 St. Albert the Great. The Suffrage is omitted.
At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are omitted due to the double feast.
Mass is sung after Terce. The introit, gradual, Alleluia verse, offertory and communion texts are those of the twenty-third Sunday. The rest of the texts are those appointed for the sixth Sunday after the Epiphany. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Albert the Great. Today, ordinarily 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 commemorations are sung of the following feast of St. Gertrude and of St. Albert the Great. The Suffrage is omitted as are the Dominical preces at Compline.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' there are no commemorations at either Vespers. Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn of three lessons. At Lauds there are no commemorations. At Mass there is only one collect.