Ordo for the second week of Lent


Sunday March 1 – Second Sunday of Lent, Class I

Lauds: Antiphons, MD 201* ff with psalm scheme 1 (Ps 50, 117, 62); chapter etc, MD 201* ff

Prime to None: Antiphons and chapter verses, MD 204-5*

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter etc as per I Vespers; versicle and Magnificat antiphon, MD 205*

Monday March 2 – Monday in the second week of Lent, Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 206*

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego)
Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season; collect of Lauds
Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 206*

Tuesday March 3 – Tuesday in the second week of Lent, Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 206-7*
Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego)
Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season; collect of Lauds
Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 207*

Wednesday March 4 – Wednesday in the second week of Lent, Class III [EF: Commemoration of St Casimir]

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 207-8*
Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego)
Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season; collect of Lauds
Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 208*

Thursday March 5  – Thursday in the second week of Lent, Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190* ff; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 208*

Prime: Antiphon for the season

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 208-9*

Friday March 6   - Friday in the second week of Lent, Class III; SS Perpetua and Felicitas, memorial

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190* ff; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 209*; for the commemoration, MD [74]

Prime: Antiphon for the season

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 209-10*

Saturday March 7  – Saturday in the second week of Lent, Class III; St Thomas Aquinas, memorial

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 210*; for the commemoration, MD [75]

Prime: Antiphon for the season

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season; collect of Lauds



I Vespers of the Third Sunday of Lent, Antiphons and psalms of Saturday, rest from MD 210* ff

Ordo for the first week of Lent

Sunday February 22  – First Sunday of Lent, Class I

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts from MD 186* ff, with psalms of Sunday (Ps 50, 117, 62)

Prime to None: Antiphons etc, MD 188* ff

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; rest from MD 190* ff                       

Monday February 23 - Monday in the first week of Lent, Class III; St Peter Damian, memorial  [**Note: where Chair of St Peter is first class, ie for FSSP, it is transferred to today]

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190* ff; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 195*; for the commemoration, MD [73]

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego) as noted in the psalter

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season as noted in the psalter; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193*ff; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 195-6*

*For Chair of St Peter, see MD [68]ff

Tuesday February 24 - St Matthias, Class II

Lauds to Vespers: All as in the common of Apostles, MD (9), with collect, MD [73]; at Lauds and Vespers commemoration of the feria (versicle from the ordinary of the season; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 196*)

Wednesday February 25 -  Ember Wednesday of Lent, Class II (in some places St Walburga, Class I)

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 197*

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego)

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193*ff; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 197*

For St Walburga, MD 21**

Thursday February 26 – Thursday in the first week of Lent, Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 197-8*

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego)

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 198*

Friday February 27 – Ember Friday of Lent, Class II [EF: Commemoration of St Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows]

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 198-9*

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-3*; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193*-195*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 199*

Saturday February 28 – Ember Saturday of Lent, Class II

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 199*

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego)
Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season; collect of Lauds



Vespers: I Vespers of the Second Sunday of Lent.  Psalms and antiphons of Saturday, rest from MD 199* ff

Ordo for week of Quinquagesima Sunday


Sunday February 15 – Quinquagesima Sunday, Class II [EF: with a commemoration of SS Fautinus and Jovita]

Lauds to None: Antiphons and proper texts of Quinquagesima, MD 173* ff;

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of Sunday, the rest for the day, from MD 177* ff

Monday February 16  - Class IV

All as for Monday in the psalter; collect, MD 176*; at Vespers, Magnificat antiphon MD 179*

Tuesday February 17 – Class IV (Shrove Tuesday)

All as for Tuesday in the psalter; collect, MD 176*; at Vespers, Magnificat antiphon, MD 179*

Wednesday February 18 – Ash Wednesday, Class I

Lauds: All as in the psalter for Wednesday throughout the year, except for the collect and Benedictus antiphon, MD 180*

Terce to None: As for throughout the week and throughout the year, with collect, MD 180*

Vespers: Vespers of Wednesday throughout the year with Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 180-1*

Thursday February 19  – Thursday after Ash Wednesday, Class III

Lauds: All as in the psalter for Thursday throughout the year, except for the collect and Benedictus antiphon, MD 181*

Terce to None: As for throughout the week and throughout the year, with collect from Lauds

Vespers: Vespers of Thursday throughout the year with Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 181-2*

Friday February 20 - Friday after Ash Wednesday, Class III

Lauds: All as in the psalter for Friday throughout the year, except for the collect and Benedictus antiphon, MD 182*

Terce to None: As for throughout the week and throughout the year, with collect from Lauds

Vespers: Vespers of Friday throughout the year with Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 182-3*

Saturday February 21 -– Saturday after Ash Wednesday, Class III

Lauds: All as in the psalter for Saturday throughout the year, except for the collect and Benedictus antiphon, MD 183*

Terce to None: As for throughout the week and throughout the year, with collect from Lauds

I Vespers of the First Sunday of Lent: antiphons and psalms of Saturday, rest from MD 184* ff



The Ordinary of the Office in Lent (from the First Sunday in Lent up to Passion Sunday)

The Ordinary of the ferial Office in Lent is set out in the Farnborough edition of the Monastic Diurnal at MD 190* ff.

For those saying Matins (not in the Diurnal): the invitatory antiphon on weekdays is the same as throughout the year; the hymn is for the season of Lent and is the same each day (Ex more); the readings during the week are usually patristic, relating to the Gospel of the Mass set for that day; and the chapter verse for Nocturn II is for the season (Is 1:16-18).

At Lauds and Vespers: chapters, hymns, etc of the season replace those in the psalter section; the canticle antiphons are proper for each day; and each day there are two sets of collects: the first for use from Matins to None; the second for Vespers.

During Lent, third class feasts are generally reduced to commemorations only.  In the case of Class I & II feasts, where the feast displaces the Lent texts, a commemoration of the day is made at both Lauds and Vespers using the respective collects, canticle antiphon and versicle that occurs before the relevant canticle at that hour.

Ordo for week of Sexagesima Sunday


Sunday February 8 – Sexagesima, Class II

Lauds to None: Antiphons and proper texts of Sexagesima, MD 164* ff with Sunday psalms
Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of Sunday, the rest for the day, from MD 168* ff

Monday February 9 - Class IV [EF: ST Cyril of Alexandria]

All as for Monday in the psalter; collect, MD 167*; Magnificat antiphon at Vespers, MD 170*

Tuesday February 10 - St Scholastica, sister of St Benedict, Virgin, Class II (Class I for nuns)

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons etc from MD [62] ff
Prime to None: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [65] ff
Vespers: Psalms from Common of Virgins, MD (84 ; proper texts, MD [59] ff; versicle and Magnificat antiphon, MD [66]

Wednesday February 11 - Class IV [EF: Apparition of the Immaculate Virgin Mary]

All as for Wednesday in the psalter; collect, MD 167*; Magnificat antiphon at Vespers, MD 170-1*

Thursday February 12 - Class IV [EF: The Seven Founders of the Servite Order]

All as for Thursday in the psalter; collect, MD 167*; Magnificat antiphon at Vespers, MD 171*

Friday February 13 - Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 167*; Magnificat antiphon at Vespers, MD 171*

Saturday February 14 - Saturday of Our Lady; St Valentine, memorial [in Europe: SS Cyril and Methodius]

MatinsReading 3 is of Our Lady, Saturday 2 in February
Lauds to None: MD (130) ff

I Vespers of Quinquagesima Sunday, MD 171* ff

Ordo for first week of Septuagesimatide


Sunday February 1 - Septuagesima Sunday, Class II

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts, MD 154* ff, with psalms of Sunday (Ps 50, 117, 62)
Prime to None: Antiphons etc for the day from MD 158-9*
Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter, responsory, hymn etc for the day, from MD 159* ff

Monday February 2 - Purification of the BVM, Class II

Lauds: Proper antiphons and texts for the feasts, MD [49] ff with festal psalms
Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast
Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds; psalms and propers from Common of BVM, MD (119), Magnificat antiphon, MD [51-2]
Compline: Antiphon of Our Lady, Ave Regina Caelorum, MD 266 (and henceforward)

Tuesday February 3 - Class IV; St Blase, Memorial

All as for Tuesday in the psalter; collect, MD 157-8*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [52]; Magnificat antiphon at Vespers, MD 161*

Wednesday February 4 - Class IV [EF: ST Andrew Corsini]

All as for Wednesday in the psalter; collect, MD 157-8*; Magnificat antiphon at Vespers, MD 161*

Thursday February 5 – St Agatha, Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [52] ff with festal psalms (of Sunday, MD 44)
Prime to None: Antiphons (and proper texts, collect as appropriate) of the feast with psalms of Thursday
Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds (omitting the fourth) with Psalms 109, 111, 112 (from Sunday Vespers) and 126 (None); chapter from Lauds, rest, MD [57]

Friday February 6 - Class IV [EF: St Titus]

All as for Friday in the psalter; collect, MD 157-8*; Magnificat antiphon at Vespers, MD 162*

Saturday February 7 – St Romuald, Class III

Matins: Lesson 3 of the feast
Lauds: Psalms and antiphons of Saturday, with the rest from the Common of a Confessor, MD (75); collect, MD [58]
Prime: Antiphon from Common
Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle from Common, Collect, MD [58]



I Vespers of Sexagesima Sunday, MD 162* ff

Ordo for the Third week after Epiphany

Sunday 25 Jan  - Third Sunday after Epiphany

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 – 50, 117, 62; hymn Aeterne rerum Conditor; collect and canticle antiphon from MD 148*
Prime to None: All as in the psalter for Sunday, collect MD 148*
Vespers: As in the psalter with canticle antiphon, MD 149*

Monday 26 Jan –  Class IV; St Polycarp, memorial [EF: Class III]

All as for Monday in the Office; collect MD 148*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [42-3]

Tuesday 27 Jan – St John Chrysostom, Class III

Lauds and Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of Tuesday, rest from Common of a confessor bishop, MD (64), collect and Magnificat antiphon, MD [43]
Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common, collect from MD [43]

Wednesday 28 Jan - Class IV; St Cyril of Alexandria, memorial [EF: St Peter Nolasco]

All as in the psalter for Wednesday; collect, MD 148*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [44]

Thursday 29 Jan – Class IV; St Frances de Sales, memorial [EF: Class III]

All as in the psalter for Thursday; collect, MD 148*; for the commemoration, MD [44–5]

**As Class I, see MD 21**

Friday 30 Jan – Class IV [EF: St Martina]

All as in the psalter for Thursday; collect, MD 148*

Saturday 31 Jan – Our Lady on Saturday; St John Bosco, memorial [EF: Class III]

Matins: As for Office of Our Lady throughout the year except for collect for after the Nativity; reading 3 for Saturday 4&5 of January; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [45–6]

I Vespers of Septuagesima Sunday, MD 153-4*

Ordo for the Second Week after Epiphany

Sunday 18 Jan - Second Sunday after the Epiphany

All as in the psalter for Sundays throughout the year.

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 – 50, 117, 62; hymn Aeterne rerum Conditor; collect and canticle antiphon, MD 147*

Prime to None: All as in the psalter for Sunday, collect MD 147*

Vespers: As in the psalter with canticle antiphon, MD 147*

Monday 19 Jan - Class IV; Marius, Martha, Audifax and Abachum, memorial

All as in the psalter for Monday; collect MD 147*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [26].

Tuesday 20 Jan - SS Fabian and Sebastian, Class III

Lauds and Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the day; rest from common of many martyrs, MD (43); collect MD [27]

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common, collect MD [27]

Wednesday 21 Jan - St Agnes, Class III (Class II for monasteries of nuns) [**in some places, St Meinrad, Class I]

Matins: Invitatory and hymn from the Common of Virgins, lessons 1&2 of the day, lesson 3 and responsories of the feast.

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD [27] ff with festal (Sunday) psalms, MD 44.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, with psalms of Wednesday.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [30] ff

Vespers: MD [31] ff

For St Meinrad, Class I, MD 16**ff

Thursday 22 Jan – Class IV; St Vincent, memorial [EF: and St Anastasius;**in some places, St Meinrad]

All as in the psalter for Thursday; collect MD 147*; at Lauds, for the commemoration, MD [34].

For St Meinrad, Class II, MD 20**

Friday 23 Jan – Class IV; St Emerentiana, memorial [EF: St Raymond Pennafort]

All as for Friday throughout the year, collect MD 147*; for the commemoration at Lauds, see MD [35].

Saturday 24 Jan – Saturday of Our Lady; St Timothy, memorial [EF: Class III]

Matins: As for Office of Our Lady throughout the year except for collect for after the Nativity; reading 3 for Saturday 4&5 of January

Lauds to None: Office of Our Lady after Christmas, see MD (133) ff; at Lauds, for the commemoration MD [35–6]

Vespers: I Vespers of Sunday, MD 147-8*