Traditional Benedictine Ordo for December

All pages references are to the Farnborough edition of the Monastic Diurnal (MD).

Saturday November 28 – Saturday of Our Lady

See MD (129)

First Vespers for Sunday I in Advent – MD 1*ff

At Compline: Marian antiphon, Alma Redemptoris Mater

Sunday 29 November – First Sunday of Advent

See MD 4*ff (and pay careful attention to the notes on the Ordinary of Advent)

Monday 30 November - St Andrew, Class II, with a commemoration of Monday of the First Week of Advent

See MD [2] - at Lauds and Vespers make a commemoration of the feria with the versicle, canticle antiphons and collect for the first Monday of Advent, MD 17*, 11*), ie:

. at Lauds: Benedictus antiphon Angelus Domini, versicle Vox clamantis, collect of Sunday I.
. at Vespers: Magnifcat antiphon Leva Ierusalem, versicle Rarate caeli, collect of Sunday I.

1 December 2009 – Tuesday in the first week of Advent, Class III [**in some places Blessed Richard, Hugo, John, abbots and companions, martyrs, memorial]

[Note the instructions on the Ordinary of Advent, MD 9*-17*]

At Lauds: antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn from MD 18*, 9*ff; canticle antiphon of the day, MD 18*.

Prime: use antiphon for the first week of Advent (from the Sunday), MD13*, in conjunction with psalms of the psalter;

Terce to None: antiphons for the week (MD 13-15*) with psalms of the psalter; versicle and chapter for Advent as noted in the psalter; Collect of I Sunday of Advent from MD11*

Vespers:antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn from MD 15*; canticle antiphon of the day, MD18*

For the commemoration, see MD 1**

2 December - Wednesday in the First Week of Advent (Class III) with a memorial of St Peter Chrysologus, bishop, confessor and doctor

Collect from MD 11*; canticle antiphons MD18*; at Lauds for the commemoration, MD [8]

3 December - Thursday in the first week of Advent (Class III) with a memorial of St Francis Xavier, Confessor [***in some places, Class I]

Collect from MD 11*; canticle antiphons MD18*; at lauds for the commemoration, MD [8]

For St Francis Xavier as a Class I feast, see MD 1**

4 December - Friday in the first week of Advent, Class III

Collect from MD 11*; canticle antiphons MD19*

5 December - Saturday in the first week of Advent, Class III

Collect from MD 11*; at Lauds Benedictus antiphon MD18*.

First vespers of the Second Sunday in Advent – antiphons etc from MD19*ff

6 December – Second Sunday of Advent, Class I

See MD 22*

7 December – St Ambrose, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor, Class III

See MD [10], with a commemoration of the Monday of the second week in Advent (MD 11*, 17*).

First Vespers of the Immaculate Conception, MD [11] with a commemoration of the feria (MD 11*, 17*)

8 December – The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class I

See MD [13]ff, making a commemoration of the Tuesday of the second week of Advent at Lauds and Vespers (MD 11*, 17*, 18*).

9 December – Wednesday of the second week of Advent, Class III

At Lauds: antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn from MD 9*ff; canticle antiphon of the day, MD 27*

Prime: use antiphon for the second week of Advent (from the Sunday), MD13*, in conjunction with psalms of the psalter;

Terce to None: antiphons for the week (MD 13-15*) with psalms of the psalter; versicle and chapter for Advent as noted in the psalter; Collect of Sunday II of Advent from MD11*

Vespers: antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn from MD 15*; canticle antiphon of the day, MD 27*

10 December – Thursday of the second week of Advent, Class III [**in some places, Blessed Mark Barkworth, John Roberts and companions, martyrs, memorial]

As for Wednesday, with collect from MD 11*; canticle antiphons MD 27**;[For the commemoration, see MD 2**]

11 December – Friday of the second week of Advent, Class III, St Damasus I, Pope and Confessor, Memorial

As for Wednesday with Collect from MD 11*; canticle antiphons MD 28*; for the commemoration at Lauds, see MD [17]

12 December – Saturday of the second week of Advent, Class III [**In some places, Our Lady of Guadeloupe]

As for Wednesday, with Collect from MD 11*; canticle antiphon MD 28*

For Our Lady of Guadeloupe, use Common of the BVM, MD (119)

First Vespers of the third Sunday of Advent, MD 28*

13 December – Third Sunday of Advent, Class I (Gaudete Sunday)

See MD 31*

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

At Lauds: antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn from MD 9*ff; canticle antiphon of the day, MD 41*

Prime: use antiphon for the third week of Advent (from the Sunday), MD13*, in conjunction with psalms of the psalter;

Terce to None: antiphons for the week (MD 13-15*) with psalms of the psalter; versicle and chapter for Advent as noted in the psalter; Collect of Sunday III of Advent from MD11*

Vespers: antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn from MD 15*;canticle antiphon of the day, MD 41*

15 December - Tuesday in the third week of Advent, Class III

As for Monday with Collect MD 11*; canticle antiphons MD 42*

16 December – Ember Wednesday in the third week of Advent, Class II

As for Monday with Collect and canticle antiphons MD 42-43*

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

At all hours: Psalm antiphons from MD 39* with psalms of the psalter (antiphon 1 for Prime, Antiphon 2 for Terce, antiphon 3 for Sext, antiphon 4 for Nones; at Vespers omit antiphon 4).

At Lauds, chapter, responsory and hymn from MD 9*ff; Benedictus antiphon and collect MD 43*

At Vespers, O Antiphon for the Magnificat – O Sapientia, MD 35*; collect MD 43*

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

Antiphons MD 40*; Benedictus antiphon and collect MD 44*

At Vespers, O Antiphon for the Magnificat – O Adonai, MD 35*

19 December – Saturday in the third week of Advent, Class II

Antiphons MD 40*; Benedictus antiphon and collect MD 44-45*

Vespers for the fourth Sunday of Advent, MD 45*, O Antiphon for the Magnificat – O Radix Iesse, MD 35*

20 December – Third Sunday of Advent, Class I

See MD 48*; at Vespers O Antiphon O clavis David, MD 36*

21 December – St Thomas, Apostle, Class II

See MD [22]ff

22 Deccember – Tuesday in the fourth week of Advent, Class II

Antiphons for the psalms, MD 37*ff; Benedictus antiphon MD 52* (Consurge); Magnificat antiphon – O Rex gentium, MD 36*; collect MD 12*

23 December – Wednesday in the fourth week of Advent, Class II

Antiphons for the psalms, MD 38*; Benedictus antiphon (Ecce completa), MD 45*; Magnificat antiphon - O Emmanuel, MD 36*; collect MD12*

24 December - Vigil of the Nativity, Class I

See MD 54*.

I Vespers of the Nativity of Our Lord, MD 58*

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

See MD 61*ff

26 December – St Stephen, Protomartyr, Class II

See MD 83*ff

27 December – Sunday within the Octave within the Octave, Commemoration of St John

See MD 77*ff; for the commemoration at Lauds and Vespers, MD 90*ff

28 December - Holy Innocents, Martyrs, Class II

See MD 97*ff

29 December – Fifth Day within the Octave of the Nativity, Class II

See MD 103*

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

See MD 103*

31 December – Seventh Day within the Octave of the Nativity, Class II
See MD 103*ff

I Vespers of the Octave of the Nativity of Our Lord, MD 104*ff


Please let me know if you have any queries, or spot any errors!

1 comment:

benedict said...

Thank you very much for this post.

In my ignorance I must admit I was using the "normal" weekday hymns, chapters etc. Your clarifications are indeed most welcome.