Ordo for Ascensiontide


Sunday May 17 – Sunday after the Ascension, Class II

Lauds: Festal psalms with three antiphons (alleluia- canticle – alleluia); chapter etc from MD 389* ff

Prime to None: Antiphons, chapter etc from MD 391* ff

Vespers: Psalms of Sunday under one antiphon; chapter and hymn of Lauds; responsory and Magnificat antiphon, MD 393*

Monday May 18 - Class IV

All as for Monday in Ascensiontide; collect, MD 386

Tuesday May 19 - Class IV; St Peter Celestine, Memorial [EF: Class III] **In Some Places St Dunstan, Class III

All as for Tuesday in Ascensiontide; collect, MD 386*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [148-9]

For St Dunstan, see MD [25**]

Wednesday May 20 - Class IV [EF: St Bernardine of Siena]

All as for Wednesday in Ascensiontide; collect, MD 386*

Thursday May 21 - Class IV

All as for Thursday in Ascensiontide; collect, MD 386*

Friday May 22 - Class IV

All as for Friday in Ascensiontide; collect, MD 386*

Saturday May 23 - Whitsun Eve (Vigil of the Pentecost), Class I

Lauds to None: All as for Saturday during Ascensiontide; collect, MD 386*

PENTECOST

I Vespers of Pentecost, MD 393* ff (including psalms of the feast)

Ordo for the fifth week of Eastertide


Sunday May 10 – Fifth Sunday after Easter, Class II; SS Gordian and Epimachis, memorial [EF: St Antonius]

Lauds: (Three) Antiphons for Eastertide with festal psalms for Eastertide, rest from MD 373* ff; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [141-2]

Prime: Antiphon of Eastertide, rest as in the psalter for Sunday

Terce to None: Antiphons of Eastertide, Sunday psalms; chapter verse, versicle and collect, MD 373* ff

Vespers: Psalms of Sunday under one antiphon; chapter of Lauds; responsory and hymn, MD 354*; Magnificat antiphon, MD 375*

Monday May  11  - SS Philip and James; Rogation Day

Matins: Common of Apostles for time after Easter with readings for the feast.

Lauds to Vespers: Antiphons and canticle antiphons of the feast, MD [142-6], rest from the Common of Apostles in Eastertide, MD (23) ff .  At Lauds and Vespers, festal psalms.

Tuesday May 12 - Class IV; SS Nereus, Archilleus and Pancras, memorial; Rogation Day [EF: Class III, and Domitilla]

All as in the psalter for Eastertide; canticle antiphons MD 375-6*, collect, MD 372-3*; for the commemoration at Lauds MD [146] 

Wednesday May 13 – Vigil of the Ascension, Class II; St Robert Bellarmine, memorial; Rogation Day

Lauds to None: all as for ordinary of Paschaltide; collect, MD 372-3*; Benedictus antiphon MD 376*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [147]

ASCENSIONTIDE

I Vespers of the Ascension, see MD 376* ff

Thursday May 14  - The Ascension of Our Lord, Class I

Lauds: Festal psalms with proper antiphons and texts of the feast, MD 379* ff

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast
Vespers: as for I Vespers, with Magnificat antiphon, MD 383*

Ordinary of Ascensiontide

In the pre-1962 calendar this period was an 'octave', and remnants of the octave can be found in the Office as it now stands.  The rubrics for this period on MD 383* ff.

Lauds: The antiphons are as for Eastertide; the chapter, short responsory, versicle and Benedictus antiphon (note that this is used each day except where displaced by a feast, Sunday etc) are set out at MD 383* ff.

Prime to None: The appropriate antiphons, chapter etc are set out in the psalter.

Vespers: The (single) antiphon is alleluia, as for Eastertide; the chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Magnificat antiphon are set out at MD 388*

Friday May 15 – Class IV [EF: St John Baptist de la Salle]

Psalms of Friday with Ordinary of Ascensiontide, MD 383* ff; collect, MD 386*

Saturday May 16 – Saturday of Our Lady [EF: St Ubald]

Matins to None: At Matins reading for Saturday 3. Lauds to None, MD (134) ff  Note that the antiphons and versicles for Prime to None should have alleluias added to them

I Vespers of the Sunday after the Ascension: MD 388* ff

Ordo for the fourth week of Eastertide


Sunday May 3 – Fourth Sunday after Easter, Class II; SS Alexander, Eventius and Theodolus, memorial

Lauds: (Three) Antiphons for Eastertide with festal psalms for Eastertide, rest from MD 368* ff; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [138-9]

Prime: Antiphon of Eastertide, rest as in the psalter

Terce to None: Antiphons of Eastertide; chapter verse, versicle and collect from MD 368* ff

Vespers: Psalms of Sunday under one antiphon; chapter of Lauds; responsory and hymn from MD 354*; Magnificat antiphon, MD 370*

Monday May 4 - Class IV; St Monica, memorial [EF: Class III]

All as in the psalter in Eastertide; collect, MD 368*; canticle antiphons, MD 370*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [139-40]

Tuesday May 5 - Class IVSt Pius V, memorial [EF: Class III]

All as in the psalter in Eastertide; collect, MD 368*; canticle antiphons, MD 370*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [140] 

Wednesday May 6 - Class IV

All as in the psalter in Eastertide; collect, MD 368*; canticle antiphons, MD 371*

Thursday May 7 – Class IV [EF: St Stanislaus, Class III]

All as in the psalter in Eastertide; collect, MD 368*; canticle antiphons, MD 371*

Friday May 8 – Class IV

All as in the psalter in Eastertide; collect, MD 368*; canticle antiphons, MD 371-2*

Saturday May 9 - St Gregory Nazianzen, Class III

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms of Saturday, rest from Common of a Confessor Bishop except collect, MD [141] and Magnificat antiphon (of a Doctor)

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common; collect, MD [141]



I Vespers of Fifth Sunday after Easter, MD 372* ff

Ordo for the third week of Eastertide


Sunday April 26 - Third Sunday after Easter, Class II; St Cletus, memorial

Lauds: (Three) Antiphons for Eastertide with festal psalms; rest from MD 363* ff; the commemoration at Lauds, MD [113-4]

Prime: Antiphons of Eastertide, rest as in the psalter for Sunday

Terce to None: antiphons of Eastertide, Sunday psalms; chapter verse, versicle, MD 364* ff; collect, MD 363*

Vespers: Psalms of Sunday under one antiphon; chapter of Lauds; responsory and hymn from MD 354*; Magnificat antiphon, MD 365*

Monday April 27 - Class IV; St Peter Canisius, memorial [EF: Class III]

All as for Monday in Eastertide; collect, MD 363*; canticle antiphons, MD 365*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [114-5]

Tuesday April 28 – Class IV [EF: St Paul of the Cross]

All as for Tuesday in Eastertide; collect, MD 363*; canticle antiphons, MD 365*

Wednesday April 29 – SS Odo, Majolus, Odilo and Hugh, Class III [EF: St Peter of Verona]

Lauds: Antiphons for the feast with festal psalms, MD [115] ff

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds with psalms of Wednesday

Terce to None: Antiphons and texts of the feast, MD [117] ff

Vespers: Antiphons and texts of the feast, MD [119] ff with psalms from the Common of Apostles, MD (2)

Thursday April 30 – Class IV; St Catherine of Siena, Memorial [EF: Class III]

All as for Thursday in Eastertide; collect, MD 363*; canticle antiphons, MD 366*; for the commemoration, MD [121-2]

I Vespers of St Joseph the Worker, MD [123] ff

Friday May 1 –  St Joseph the Worker, Class I

Note choice of Offices: MD [126] ff or [133] ff:

Lauds: Festal psalms, antiphons and other texts for the feast

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast

Vespers: Psalms from the Common of Apostles, rest of the feast

Saturday May 2 – St Athanasius, Class III

Lauds: Psalms of Saturday, rest from Common of a Confessor Bishop except collect, MD [138] and Magnificat antiphon (of a Doctor)

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common; collect, MD [138]



I Vespers of Fourth Sunday in Eastertide: MD 367*ff

Ordo for the second week of Eastertide


Sunday April 19 – Second Sunday after Easter, Class II

Lauds: (Three) Antiphons for Eastertide with festal psalms for Eastertide, rest from MD 356* ff

Prime: Antiphons of Eastertide, rest as in the psalter for Sunday

Terce to None: Antiphons of Eastertide, Sunday psalms; chapter verse, versicle and collect from MD 358* ff

Vespers: Psalms of Sunday under one antiphon; rest from MD 359-60*

Monday April 20  - Class IV

All as in the psalter for Monday in Eastertide; collect of Sunday MD 358*; canticle antiphons MD 360*

Tuesday April 21 - St Anselm, Class III

See MD [110] ff – note choice of offices.

Matins: Either one reading, of the feast, or use hymn Fortis en praesul at matins with reading as above, or three nocturns, all from Common of a confessor Bishop except for the readings etc for Nocturns II&III.

Lauds to Vespers: Either antiphons and psalms of Tuesday at Lauds, with rest from Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64), collect, MD [110]; OR use the Common of a Confessor Bishop with the Benedictus antiphon, and Vespers hymn, MD [110-1]

Wednesday April 22 – Class IV [EF: SS Soter and Cajus]

All as in the psalter for Wednesday in Eastertide; collect, MD 358*; canticle antiphons MD 360-1*

Thursday April 23 – Class IV; St George, memorial

All as in the psalter for Thursday in Eastertide; collect, MD 358*; canticle antiphons MD 361*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [112-3]

Friday April 24 - Class IV [EF: St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen]

All as in the psalter for Friday in Eastertide; collect, MD 358*; canticle antiphons MD 361*

Saturday April 25  The Greater Litanies and St Mark [Australia: ANZAC Day]

Matins: Three Nocturns (Common of Apostles with readings etc for the feast)

Laud to None: All from the Common of Apostles except for the collect, MD [113]

Vespers: Common of Apostles (psalms MD (13), rest MD (26) with a commemoration of the Third Sunday after Easter, MD 362* 

Ordo for the first week of Eastertide



Ordinary of Eastertide

The Ordinary for Eastertide is set out at MD 346* ff.
Note especially that at:
. Lauds and Vespers, chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle are of the season, from the temporale and are not included in the psalter section;
Lauds and Vespers canticles have proper antiphons for each day of the week.

Sunday April 12 - Low Sunday, Class I 

Lauds: Three antiphons, MD 341* ff with festal psalms, ie Antiphon 1(Alleluia) – Ps 92, 99, 62 – Ant 1; Antiphon 2 (Surrexit) – Benedicite – Ant 2; Antiphon 3 – Laudate psalms – Antiphon 3; Rest from MD 342* ff

Prime to None: Antiphons etc MD 344* ff

Vespers: II Vespers of Low Sunday – psalms of Sunday under one antiphon; chapter etc from I Vespers; Magnificat antiphon, MD 345*

Monday April 13 – Class IV; St Justin, memorial [EF: St. Hermenegild]

All as in Monday in the Psalter with the Ordinary of Eastertide (including hymns of the season for Lauds and Vespers); canticle antiphons MD 352*; collect (of Low Sunday), MD 344*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [108-9].  Note: Paschaltide forms of the antiphon and versicle.

Tuesday April 14  - Class IV; SS Tiburtius Valerian and Maximus, memorial [EF: St Justin]

All as in the Psalter with the Ordinary of Eastertide (including hymns of the season for Lauds and Vespers); canticle antiphons MD 352*; collect, MD 344*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [109-10].  Note: Paschaltide forms of the antiphon and versicle.

Wednesday April 15  – Class IV

All as in Wednesday in the Psalter with the Ordinary of Eastertide (note especially hymns of the season for Lauds and Vespers); canticle antiphons MD 352-3*; collect, MD 344*

Thursday April 16  - Class IV

All as in Thursday in the Psalter with the Ordinary of Eastertide; canticle antiphons MD 353*; collect, MD 344*

Friday April 17  - Class IV

All as in Friday in the Psalter with the Ordinary of Eastertide; canticle antiphons MD 353*; collect, MD 344*

Saturday April 18  Saturday of Our Lady

MatinsReading for Saturday 3

Lauds to None: MD (134) ff; note that the antiphons and versicles for Prime to None should have alleluias added to them

I Vespers of Second Sunday after Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday), MD 354* ff

Ordo for the Easter Octave



Sunday April 5 – Easter Sunday, Class I with a Class I Octave

Matins and Lauds are included in the Vigil, so do not need to be said by those who attended it. If Lauds is said, note Psalm scheme 2 (92, etc)
Prime to Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds with proper texts of the feast, MD 326* ff
Compline: Marian Antiphon, Regina Caeli henceforwad

Monday April 6 - Monday in the Octave of Easter, Class I

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of Easter Sunday, antiphon of the day, ferial psalms, three readings
Lauds to Compline: All as for Easter Sunday including psalms, except for Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons and collect, MD 335*

Tuesday April 7 – Tuesday in Octave of Easter, Class I

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of Easter Sunday, antiphon of the day, ferial psalms, three readings
Lauds to Compline: All as for Easter Sunday including psalms, except for Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons and collect, MD 336*

Wednesday April 8 - Wednesday in the Octave of Easter, Class I

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of Easter Sunday, antiphon of the day, ferial psalms, three readings
Lauds to Compline: All as for Easter Sunday including psalms, Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons, and collect, MD 336-7*

Thursday April 9 – Thursday in the Octave of Easter, Class I

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of Easter Sunday, antiphon of the day, ferial psalms, three readings
Lauds to Compline: All as for Easter Sunday including psalms, except for Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons and collect, MD 337*

Friday April 10 – Friday in the Octave of Easter, Class I

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of Easter Sunday, antiphon of the day, ferial psalms, three readings
Lauds to Compline: All as for Easter Sunday including psalms, except for Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons and collect, MD 337-8*

Saturday April 11 – White Saturday in the Octave of Easter, Class I

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of Easter Sunday, antiphon of the day, ferial psalms, three readings
Lauds to Compline: All as for Easter Sunday including psalms, except for Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons and collect, MD 338*
SEASON OF EASTERTIDE

I Vespers of Low Sunday, MD 339* ff