Ordo for August 2010

The Benedictine Ordo according to the general calendar for the Order, and rubrics approved in 1961/2, with page references to the Monastic Diurnal (MD) published by Farnborough Abbey, 2004.

You will of course need to add in any local feasts celebrated in your monastery, parish, diocese and country. Where appropriate, cross-references have been made to the Roman Extraordinary Form calendar (REF) - note however that these references are not comprehensive, but merely intended as aids for those attending the EF mass.

August is 'time throughout the year', so use the antiphons and texts indicated under that heading in the psalter, unless they are displaced by a feast as indicated below.

Please do let me know if you have any queries or corrections.

Sunday August 1 - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

All as in the psalter (psalm schema 1 – 50, 117, 62 - and hymn Ecce iam noctis) with collect and canticle antiphons from MD 469-470*

Monday August 2 - St Alphonsus Mary de Liguori, Bp, Cf, Dr, Memorial

Collect of the Sunday, MD 470*, for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [210].

Tuesday August 3 – Class IV

All as in the psalter, with collect of the Sunday, MD 470*

Wednesday 4 – St. Dominic, Confessor, Class III

See MD [211].  At Terce to None, chapter etc from the Common.

Thursday 5 – Dedication of the Church of Our Lady of the Snows, Memorial [REF: Class III]

Collect of the Sunday, MD 470*, for the commemoration at Lauds MD [211-2].

Friday 6 – Transfiguration of Our Lord, Class II

See MD [212]ff.

Saturday 7 – Saturday of Our Lady; SS Sixtus II, Pope and Martyr; and Felicissimus and Agapitus, Martyrs, Memorial [REF: St Cajetan, Confessor, Class III]

MD (129)ff for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [219]

First Vespers for Second Sunday of August, MD 451*, with collect MD 470*

Sunday August 8 – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

MD 470-1*

Monday 9 – Vigil of St Lawrence, martyr, Class III

All as in the psalter with collect from MD [220]

Tuesday 10 – St. Lawrence, Martyr, Class II

See MD [221]ff

Wednesday 11 – St. Tiburtius, Martyr, Memorial [REF: also a memorial of St. Susanna, Virgin, Martyr]

Collect of Sunday, MD 471*, for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [227]

Thursday 12 – St. Clare, Virgin, Memorial [REF: Class III]

Collect of Sunday, MD 471*, for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [228]

Friday 13 – SS Pontianus, Pope and Hippolytus, Martyrs, Memorial

Collect of Sunday, MD 471*, for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [228-9]

Saturday 14 – Vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class II

All as in the Office for Saturday, with the collect for the Vigil, MD [229].

I Vespers of the Assumption – Psalms from the Common of feasts for Our Lady, MD (119) with antiphons and texts from MD [230] with a commemoration of the Sunday, MD 451*/MD471*

Sunday August 15 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class I

See MD [233]ff. At Lauds and Vespers, make a commemoration of the 12th Sunday after Pentecost, MD 471-2.

Note: The Diurnal offers a choice of two versions of the Office for this feast. The first the ‘new approved Office’ was written after the official proclamation of the dogma of the Assumption.

Monday 16 – Class IV

Collect of the 12th Sunday post Pentecost, MD 472*

Tuesday 17 – Class IV [REF: St Hyacinth, M, 3cl]

Collect of Sunday, MD 472*.

Wednesday 18 – St. Agapitus, Martyr, Memorial

Collect of Sunday, MD 472*;for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [245].

Thursday 19 – Class IV [REF: St John Eudes, 3cl]

Collect of Sunday, MD 472*

Friday 20 - St Bernard Abbot and Doctor, Class III

See MD [245]ff - At Terce to None, chapter etc from the Common, MD (78).

Saturday 21 – Saturday of Our Lady; Blessed Bernard Ptolemy OSB, Abbot, memorial [REF: St Jeanne Frances de Chantal, W, 3cl]

MD (129)ff; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [249]

I Vespers for fourth Sunday of August, MD 452*/13th Sunday after Pentecost, MD 473*

Sunday August 22 – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

MD 472-3*

Monday 23 – Class IV

Collect of the Sunday, MD 473*

Tuesday 24 - St Bartholomew, Apostle, Class II

See MD [250]

Wednesday 25 – Class IV [REF: St Louis, K, Cf, 3cl]

Collect of Sunday, MD 473*

Thursday 26 – Class IV

Collect of Sunday, MD 473*

Friday 27 – feria [REF: St Joseph Calasanctius, Cf, 3cl]

All as in the psalter with the collect of Sunday, MD 472*

Saturday 28 - St Augustine, Bp, Cf, D, 3cl with a Commemoration of St Hermes, M

See MD [251]

I Vespers of fifth Sunday of August, MD 452*/14th Sunday after Pentecost, MD 473-4*

Sunday August 29 – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

MD 473-4*

Monday 30 – SS Felix and Adauctus, Martyrs, Memorial [REF: ST Rose of Lima]

Collect of Sunday MD 473-4*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [257]

Tuesday 31 – Class IV [REF: St Raymond Nonnatus, Cf]

Collect of Sunday, MD 473-4*

9 comments:

Lou said...

Thanks so very much

-Lou

Louis (Lou) said...

Sorry, forgot to add:

For us newbies, would it be possible to list all the pages #'s?

Maybe you already do that :o , but I mean detailed page #'s.

By this I mean: assume I know nothing (which is a good idea :-D, although I have been praying the LotH for 15 years). So you would write (making this up)

pg 234 Psalm 1233, then Gloria, pg 455 1st prayer only, pg 244 Psalm 1344, 1344, 1255, then Gloria, pg 355, etc etc

Is this possible?
May the Lord bless you abundantly for what you do here!

-Lou

Terra said...

Sorry Lou too much work!

I am working on a cheat sheet summary and may find a satisfactory way of presenting it eventually, but in the meantime I strongly recommend carefully working through my 'how to say the Office' series.

Lou said...

OK. Thanks so much :-)

Lou said...

A further question, if I may. I read somewhere this:

That being said, the older form of the divine office is not the same as the current form and, as a result--unless there is a provision out there allowing this--my understanding is that saying it according to the old form would not count as a participation in the Church's liturgical prayer. If you want to do that, you need to say the prayer in the form that the Church presently prays.

Is this correct?

Terra said...

No Lou it is not correct!

Firstly, as far as things Benedictine goes, the governing legislation dating from 1979 (Thesauris) allows individual monasteries a number of options in terms of liturgy, including continuing to use the traditional books. For that reason, many monasteries that use the new mass actually have long used the traditional (1962) Office (which the Diurnal follows).

Quite a number of other religious orders have also retained the optin to use the older form of their Offices.

Secondly, a number of older forms of the Office such as the Little Office of Our Lady have remained in use even with the approval of the Liturgy of the Hours.

Thirdly, there has for a long time been permission to use the older form of the Mass and Office with permission. This was broadened a few years back to make it a right to use without any need for explicit episcopal permission under the Motu Proprio put out by the Pope a few years back called Summorum Pontificum which gave permission for the use of the traditional "Extraordinary Form" (1962) mass and associated books - it has been made clear by a number of Vatican rulings that this includes the older form of the Roman Office.

Of course, the situation of pre-1962 forms of the office is more debatable.

Lou said...

I see that today's St (Louis) is listed on another site as a patron Saint of Oblates (with St Francesca Romana).

I can't find out that he is. Can someone confirm, please?

Thanks!

Terra said...

The saint listed on the OSB website is actually St Maurus.

I've seen references to St Henry and St Frances though.

I suspect there are actually quite a few patrons saints of oblates, since in theory each monastery could designate one or two - you have to remember that the 'order' of St Benedict is really only a very loose confederation of autonomous monasteries and congregations that doesn't actually include all recognised Benedictine monasteries.

And the indulgences available to oblates include two feast dates to be specified by your home monastery:http://www.osb.org/sva/obl/oblafm11.html

So ask the monastery where you made your oblation....

Lou said...

Thanks, amica mia.

My monsatery is certainly St Bernardo Tolomei (my monks are olivetani).

I can find no other confirmation of St Louis :(

I do know that Santa Francesca Romana (an Olivetan Oblate :) ) is the patron, along with St Maurus and some say St Henry II.

God bless you!

Still waiting for my MD to arrive :(

Pace

-Lou