Sunday, 9 May 2021
Fifth Sunday after Pascha
The fifth Sunday after Pascha is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour is white. The Gospel pericopes from St. John describe how the LORD tells His disciples to ask for anything in His name after He has ascended to the Father. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week are the Rogation Days of the Lesser Litanies before the feast of the LORD's Ascension on Thursday.
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 feast of the Appartion of St. Michael the Archangel and of St. Gregory Nazianen. The Paschal Commemoration of the Cross was omitted due to the double feasts. At Compline Te lucis was sung with the Paschal Doxology and the Dominical preces were omitted.
At Mattins the invitatory is Surrexit Dominus vere, Alleluia and the Office hymn is Rex sempiterne Caelitum. In the first nocturn the lessons are the Incipit of the first Epistle of St. Peter. In the second nocturn the lessons are from the writing of St. Ambrose on faith in the Resurrection and in the third nocturn the lessons are a homily of St. Augustine on St. John's Gospel on the LORD's words "Amen, amen, I say to you: if you ask the Father anything in my name, he will give it to you." The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds the Office hymn is Aurora. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration is sung of St. Gregory Nazianen. The Paschal Commemoration of the Cross is omitted.
At the Hours the hymns are sung with the Paschal Doxology. At Prime the Dominical preces are omitted.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Gregory Nazianen. Today there is no third collect. The Creed is sung, 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 commemorations are sung of the following feast of St. Antoninus. of St. Gregory Nazianen and of SS Gordian & Epimachus. The Paschal Commemoration of the Cross is omitted. At Compline Te lucis is sung with the Paschal Doxology and the Dominical preces are omitted.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962'the feast of the Apparitions of St. Michael the Archangel has been excised from the Calendar. There are no commemorations at either Vespers. The Paschal Doxology is not sung at Compline or at the Little Hours. Mattins is cut down to a single nocturn. There are no commemorations at Lauds. At Mass there is but a single collect.
Art: Jerome Nadal