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*

Ordo for the first week after the Epiphany

Sunday 11 Jan – First Sunday after the Epiphany, Class II [EF: Feast of the Holy Family]

For feast of the Holy Family, MD 3** ff

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 – 50, 117, 62; hymn Aeterne rerum Conditor; chapter etc, MD 142* ff;
Prime to None: Antiphons etc from MD 144*ff
Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday with chapter, responsory and hymn of I Vespers, MD 140*; Magnificat antiphon, MD 146*

Monday 12 Jan - Class IV

Lauds: Psalms and antiphons of Monday; chapter, hymn etc, MD 133* ff; Benedictus, antiphon Day V, MD 136*; collect MD 136*
Terce to None: Chapter and versicle of Epiphanytide
Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Monday; Chapter, hymn, etc, MD 137*; Magnificat, antiphon Day V, MD 139*

Tuesday 13 Jan -– Commemoration of Our Lord’s Baptism, Class II

All is said as on the feast of the Epiphany, MD 129* ff.  Note:

Matins:  Nocturn 1 readings for the Tuesday after the First Sunday; rest of the feast.
Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD 129*, with festal (Sunday) psalms, MD 44; collect, MD 140*.
Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD 129*.
Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD 132-133* and collect, MD 140*.
Vespers: Antiphons for the feast, as at I Vespers, MD 126* ff, with Magnificat antiphon from MD 133*; collect from MD 140*.

TIME THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Ordinary of Time Throughout the Year

From now until Septuagesima, the Offices uses the default texts set out in the psalter section of the Diurnal or Breviary for ‘time throughout the year’.

Wednesday 14 Jan – Class IV; St Hilary [EF: Class III] and St Felix, memorials

All as for Wednesday throughout the year; collect MD 142*; for the commemorations, MD [24-5]

Thursday 15 Jan - Class IV [**In some places, Our Lady of Prompt Succour, Class I; EF: St Paul the First Hermit]

All as for Thursday throughout the year; collect MD 142*

For Our Lady of Prompt Succor, MD 11** ff

Friday 16 Jan – Class IV; St Marcellus I, memorial [EF: Class III]

All as for Friday throughout the year; collect MD 142*; for the commemoration, MD [25]

Saturday 17 Jan - St Anthony, Class III

Matins: Reading 3 of the feast
Lauds and Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Saturday; the rest from the Common of a Confessor not a bishop, MD (78); collect MD [26]
Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common, collect from MD [26]



I Vespers of Second Sunday of Epiphany: Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 146*

Ordo for the first week of January

Sunday Jan 4 – Second Sunday after the Nativity, Class II [EF: Most Holy Name of Jesus]; St Titus, memorial

Lauds: Psalms and antiphons 50, 117, 62 etc as in the psalter; rest, MD 116* ff; for St Titus, MD 125*
Prime to None: MD 118-9*
Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter, hymn etc from I Vespers; Magnificat antiphon MD 119*

Monday 5 Jan –  Class IV

Psalms of Monday with ordinary of NativitytideMD 119-25*; collect MD 122*

EPIPHANYTIDE

I Vespers of the Epiphany: MD 126* ff: Antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn for the feast with Sunday psalms, MD 203 ff

Tuesday 6 Jan – Epiphany of Our Lord, Class I

Matins: Of the feast
Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD 129* ff, with festal (Sunday) psalms, MD 44
Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD 129*
Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD 132-3*
Vespers: Antiphons for the feast, as at I Vespers, MD 126* ff, with Magnificat antiphon from MD 133*

The Ordinary of the Office in Epiphany (January 7-12)

Epiphanytide is part of the greater season of Christmastide, hence at all hours, antiphons and psalms are of the day of the week as in the psalter for ‘throughout the year and in Nativitytide’.

At Matins, the Invitatory antiphon, hymn, versicles, responsories and chapter are of the season.

At Lauds and Vespers, the chapter, responsory, hymn, and versicle are for the season, and can be found at MD 133-9*.  There are proper antiphons for the canticles set for each day.

Wednesday 7 Jan – Class IV

Lauds: Psalms and antiphons of Wednesday; chapter, hymn etc, MD 133* ff; Benedictus, antiphon Day II, MD 135*; collect MD 136*
Prime to None: Antiphons etc of Epiphanytide
Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Wednesday; chapter, hymn, etc, MD 137*; Magnificat, antiphon Day II, MD 139*

Thursday 8 Jan – Class IV

Lauds: Psalms and antiphons of Thursday; chapter, hymn etc, MD 133*ff; Benedictus, antiphon Day III, MD 135*; collect MD 136*
Prime to None: Antiphons etc of Epiphanytide
Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Thursday; chapter, hymn, etc, MD 137*; Magnificat, antiphon Day III, MD 139*

Friday 9 Jan – Class IV

Lauds: Psalms and antiphons of Friday; chapter, hymn etc, MD 133* ff; Benedictus, antiphon Day IV, MD 135*; collect MD 136*
Terce to None: Chapter and versicle of Epiphanytide
Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Friday; chapter, hymn, etc, MD 137*; Magnificat, antiphon Day IV, MD 139*

Saturday 10 Jan – Our Lady on Saturday; St Paul the First Hermit, memorial

Matins: As for Office of Our Lady throughout the year except for collect for after the Nativity; reading 3 for Saturday 2 of January
Lauds to None: Office of Our Lady after Christmas, see MD (133) ff
(Note the Benedictus antiphon, collect, and antiphons for Prime to None for the season)

I Vespers of Sunday after Epiphany - MD 140*ff

Ordo for the week of the Sunday within the Octave of Christmas

Sunday 28 December – Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity, Class II; Commemoration of Holy Innocents

Matins: as for the Nativity except for the readings and responsories
Lauds to None: MD 77* ff'; for the commemoration, MD 99*
Vespers of the Nativity, Magnificat antiphon, MD 82*

Monday 29 December –  Fifth Day within the Octave of the Nativity, Class II [in some places, St Thomas Beckett, Class I]

Matins: Invitatory and hymn of the Nativity, 3 readings of the day
Prime to None: Psalms of Monday with antiphons and proper texts of the Nativity
Vespers: of the Nativity

Tuesday 30 December –  Sixth Day within the Octave of the Nativity, Class II

Matins: Invitatory and hymn of the Nativity, 3 readings of the day
Lauds: festal psalms with rest of the Nativity, MD 61*ff; for the commemoration, MD 103-4*
Prime to None: Antiphons and proper texts of Nativity
I Vespers of the Octave of the Nativity of Our Lord, MD 104* ff: Antiphons and proper texts with psalms from Common of feasts of the BVM, MD (119)

Wednesday 31 December - Seventh Day within the Octave; commemoration of St Sylvester

Matins: Invitatory and hymn of the Nativity, 3 readings of the day
Lauds: festal psalms with rest of the Nativity, MD 61* ff; for the commemoration, MD 103-4*
Prime to None: Antiphons and proper texts of Nativity

I Vespers of the Octave of the Nativity of Our Lord, MD 104* ff: Antiphons and proper texts with psalms from Common of feasts of the BVM, MD (119)


Thursday Jan 1 – Octave of the Nativity, Class I

Matins: Proper antiphons etc, psalms of Christmas
Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD 108* ff, with festal (Sunday) psalms, MD 44
Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD 108*
Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD 111* ff
Vespers:  As for I Vespers, MD 104* ff, with Magnificat antiphon, MD 113* 
Compline: Marian Antiphon, Alma Redemptoris Mater

The Ordinary of the Office after the Octave of the Nativity (January 2-5)

At all hours, antiphons and psalms are of the day of the week as set out in the psalter for ‘throughout the year and in Nativitytide’.

At Matins, the Invitatory, hymn, versicles and chapter are of the season, and three readings are of the date.

At Terce, Sext and None, the antiphons is as for throughout the year; the chapter and versicle are particular to Nativitytide (set out in the psalter section of the Diurnal, as well as at MD 122*-123*.

At Lauds and Vespers, the chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and canticle antiphon are for the season, and can be found at MD 119*-125*.

Friday Jan 2 – Class IV [**in some places, St Thomas of Canterbury]

MatinsReadings for 2 January
Lauds: Psalms and antiphons for Friday throughout the year; chapter, responsory, hymn, Benedictus antiphon and collect for the Nativity, MD 120-2*
Prime: All as for Friday ‘throughout the year and Nativitytide’
Terce to None:  All as for throughout the week in the psalter, with chapter, versicle and collect for Nativitytide, MD 122-3*
Vespers: Antiphons and psalms for Friday with chapter, responsory, hymn and Magnificat antiphon for Nativitytide, MD 123-5*

**for St Thomas, see MD 2**

Saturday Jan 3 - Our Lady on Saturday

Matins to None: Office of Our Lady after Christmas, MD (133) ff.  At Matins, reading 3 is of Saturday 1 of January; at Lauds for the commemoration, MD 125-26*


I Vespers of the Second Sunday after the Nativity: Antiphons and psalms of Saturday, MD 249; rest from MD 113-5*

Ordo for the Fourth week of Advent/Christmastide

Sunday 21 December – Fourth Sunday of Advent, Class I

Lauds to None: Antiphons and proper texts, MD 48* ff; psalms of Sunday (at Lauds, schema 1: Ps 50, 117, 62); Benedictus Antiphon for December 21, Nolite Timere, MD 50*

Vespers: Antiphons and proper texts of I Vespers, MD 45* except for Antiphon for Magnificat, O Oriens MD 36*

Monday 22 December – Monday in the fourth week of Advent, Class II

Lauds: Antiphons of the day, MD 37*; chapter, versicle, hymn etc of Advent, MD 9* ff; Benedictus antiphon, MD 52*; collect (Sunday IV), MD 12*

Prime: Antiphon 1, MD 37*

Terce to None: Antiphons, MD 37*; texts of Advent, MD 14* ff; collect, MD 12*

Vespers: Antiphons, MD 37* (omit 4th); chapter etc of Advent; Magnificat antiphon, O Rex Gentium, MD 36*

Tuesday 23 December - Tuesday in the fourth week of Advent, Class II

Lauds: Antiphons of the day, MD 37-8*; chapter, versicle, hymn etc of Advent, MD 9* ff; Benedictus antiphon, Ecce completa sunt, MD 45*; collect (Sunday IV), MD 12*

Prime: Antiphon 1, MD 37-8*

Terce to None: Antiphons, MD 38*; texts of Advent, MD 14* ff; collect, MD 12*

Vespers: Antiphons, MD 37-8* (omit 4th); chapter etc of Advent; Magnificat antiphon, O Emmanuel, MD 36*

Wednesday 24 December - Vigil of the Nativity, Class I

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn and readings of the feast; antiphons and psalms of Wednesday; readings of the feast

Lauds: Festal psalms (of Sunday), MD 44 with antiphons and proper texts, MD 54* ff

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD 54*

Terce to None: Antiphons and texts, MD 57* ff

CHRISTMASTIDE

I Vespers of the Nativity of Our Lord, MD 58* ff  (Sunday psalms with antiphons and texts from MD 58* ff)

Thursday 25 December – The Nativity of Our Lord, Class I with a II Class Octave

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts, festal psalms, MD 61* ff

Prime to None: Antiphons and proper texts, MD 64* ff

Vespers: Antiphons, psalms and proper texts, MD 65* ff

Friday 26 December – St Stephen, Protomartyr, Class II

Matins: Common of martyrs except for the Invitatory antiphon, hymn and readings (of the feast)

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts with festal psalms, commemoration of the Octave, MD 83* ff

Prime to None: Antiphons, MD 83* ff

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of Nativity, MD 65* (note alternating days on 4th psalm); proper texts, MD 87* ff

Saturday 27 December – St John the Evangelist, Class II

Matins: Common of Apostles except for the readings and responsories (of the feast)

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts with festal psalms, commemoration of the Octave, MD 90* ff

Prime to None: Antiphons, etc, MD 90* ff



Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of Nativity, MD 65* (note alternating days on 4th psalm); proper texts, MD 94* ff

Ordo for the Third week of Advent



The Gospel for the Third Sunday of Advent in the traditional calendar is St John 1:19-28.

The O Antiphons 

Note that from Wednesday, the rubrics for the Office change.

The days between December 17 and 23 are Class II ferias, and reflecting this, the liturgy intensifies.

In particular a special set of antiphons for the psalms each day of the week are used for the day hours, set out at MD 37* ff.  In addition:
  • At Lauds: Note that a couple of the Benedictus antiphons are said on specific dates (see MD 41*).
  • At Vespers: The 'O Antiphons' (MD 35*) are sung with the Magnificat, displacing the Magnificat antiphon that would otherwise be said on these days (in the third week of Advent).
Sunday 14 December – Third Sunday of Advent, Class I (Gaudete Sunday)

Lauds to None: Antiphons and proper texts, MD 31*ff; psalms of Sunday (at Lauds, schema 1: Ps 50, 117, 62); collect (except at Prime)

Vespers: Antiphons and proper texts of I Vespers, MD 28* except for canticle antiphon, MD 35* with Sunday psalms

Monday 15 December – Monday in the third week of Advent, Class III

Lauds and Vespers: Proper texts of the season, MD 9* ff; canticle antiphons, MD 41-42*; collect, MD 11*

Prime to None: Antiphons for week 3, proper texts of Advent

Tuesday 16 December  -– Tuesday in the third week of Advent, Class III
 [EF: St Eusebius]

Lauds and Vespers: Proper texts of the season, MD 9* ff; canticle antiphons, MD 42*; collect, MD 11*

Prime to None: Antiphons for week 3, proper texts of Advent

Wednesday 17 December – Ember Wednesday of Advent, Class II

Lauds: Antiphons of day, MD 38-9*; chapter, versicle, hymn etc of Advent, MD 9* ff; Benedictus antiphon, MD 42*; collect, MD 42-3*

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Wednesday, MD 38*

Terce to None:  Antiphons, MD 38-9*; texts of Advent, MD 14* ff; collect, MD 42-3*

Vespers: Psalms of Wednesday with Antiphons, MD 38-9* (omit 4th); chapter etc of Advent; Magnificat antiphon, O Sapientia, MD 35*; collect, MD 42-3*

Thursday 18 December – Thursday in the third week of Advent, Class II

Lauds: Antiphons of the day, MD 39*; chapter, versicle, hymn etc of Advent, MD 9* ff; Benedictus antiphon, MD 43*; collect (Sunday III), MD 11*

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Thursday, MD 39*

Terce to None: Antiphons, MD 39*; texts of Advent, MD 14* ff; collect, MD 11*

Vespers: Antiphons, MD 39* (omit 4th); chapter etc of Advent; Magnificat antiphon, O Adonai, MD 35*

Friday 19 December – Ember Friday of Advent, Class II

Lauds: Antiphons of the day, MD 39-40*; chapter, versicle, hymn etc of Advent, MD 9* ff; Benedictus antiphon, MD 44*; collect, MD 44*

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Friday, MD 39*

Terce to None:  Psalms for throughout the week with antiphons, MD 40*; texts of Advent, MD 14* ff; collect, MD 44*

Vespers: Psalms of Friday with Antiphons, MD 39-40* (omit 4th); chapter etc of Advent; Magnificat antiphon, O radix Iesse, MD 36*; collect, MD 44*

Saturday 20 December – Ember Saturday in Advent, Class II

Lauds: Antiphons of the day, MD 40*; chapter, versicle, hymn etc of Advent, MD 9* ff; Benedictus antiphon, MD 44*; collect, MD 45*
P
rime: Antiphon, MD 40*

Terce to None: Antiphons, MD 41*; texts of Advent, MD 14* ff; collect, MD 45*

I Vespers for the fourth Sunday of Advent, MD 45* ff; O Antiphon for the Magnificat, O Clavis, MD 36*