Ordo for October 2010

Herewith 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.

October 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.  Note however that the hymn for Sunday Lauds changes this month.  Similarly, if you are singing the Office, you should change over to the winter or summer tones (if you are in the Southern Hemisphere) from I Vespers of Sunday 3 October onwards.

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


Friday 1 October - Class IV

Collect of the 18th Sunday, MD 477*

Saturday 2 October – The Holy Guardian Angels, Class III

See MD [291] ff for antiphons and proper texts.

First Vespers of Sunday I in October, MD 457*; Collect of 19th Sunday after Pentecost, MD 478*

Sunday 3 October – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II  with a memorial of St Teresa of the Child Jesus, *** in osme places Class I

At Matins: Readings and responsories for first Sunday of October

At Lauds: Hymn - Aeterne Reum Conditor; psalms 50, 117, 62;

Canticle antiphons and collect, MD 478*; commemoration, MD [297]

**MD 45**

Monday 4 October – St Francis, Confessor, Class III

See MD [298]

Lauds and Vespers: psalms and antiphons of the day with chapter etc from the Common;


Prime to None: antiphons other proper texts for from the Common of a Confessor, MD (78) with collect from MD [298].

Tuesday 5 October – SS Maurus and Placid, confessors, Disciples of St Benedict, Class III

See MD [299]ff


Lauds and Vespers: Festal psalms (of Sunday) with antiphons and propers from MD [299]ff

Prime to None: Antiphons and proper texts as set out MD [302] – [303]

Wednesday 6 October – St Bruno, Confessor, Memorial

All as in the psalter for Wednesday, with the collect of Sunday, MD 478*; at Lauds make a commemoration, MD [305]

Thursday 7 October – Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class III

See MD [305]ff


Lauds: Festal psalms (of Sunday) with antiphons and propers from MD [307]ff

Prime to None: Antiphons from Lauds and proper texts, MD [310]-[304]

Vespers: Psalms from the Common of Feasts of Our Lady, MD (119) with antiphons and proper texts from MD [311] ff

Friday 8 October – Class IV [REF: St Brigid, Widow, Class III]

All as in the psalter for Friday, with the collect of Sunday, MD 478*

Saturday 9 October – Saturday of Our Lady [REF: ST John Leonard, Class III]

See MD (129)

Vespers: Second Sunday in October, MD 458*; collect of 20th Sunday after Pentecost, MD 479*

Sunday 10 October – Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

At Matins: Readings and responsories for Second Sunday of October

At Lauds: Hymn - Aerterne Reum Conditor

Canticle antiphons and collect from MD 479*

Monday 11 October – Class IV [EF: Maternity of Our Lady, Class II]

Collect of Sunday, MD 479*

Tuesday 12 October – Class IV*** in some places, St Wilfrid OSB, Class III

Collect of Sunday, MD 479*

For St Wilfrid: MD 45**

Wednesday 13 October – Class IV [REF:]/***in some places, St Edward, King and Confessor, Class II

Collect of Sunday, MD 479*

For St Edward, see MD 45**

Thursday 14 October – St Callistus, Pope and Martyr, memorial [REF: Class III]

Collect of Sunday, MD 479*; at Lauds, make a commemoration of the saint, MD [314]

Friday 15 October – St Teresa, Virgin, Class III

At Lauds and Vespers, psalms and antiphons of the day with chapter, hymn etc from MD [315]ff.  At Prime to None, antiphons and propers from the Common.

Collect from MD [316]

Saturday 16 October – Saturday of Our Lady ***in some places, St Gall, Abbot [REF: ST Hedwig, Widow, Class III]

See MD (129)ff

For St Gall, see MD 46**ff

Vespers – Third Sunday of October, MD 458*; collect for 21st Sunday after Pentecost, MD 480*

Sunday 17 October – Twenty first Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Canticle antiphons and collect, MD 480*

Monday 18 October – St Luke, Evangelist, Class II

All as for the Common of Apostles, MD (9), with collect from MD [317-8]

Tuesday 19 October – Class IV [REF: St Peter of Alcantara, Class III]

Collect of Sunday, MD 480*

Wednesday 20 October – Class IV [REF: St John Cantius, Class III]

Collect of Sunday, MD 480*

Thursday 21 October – St Hilarion, Abbot, Memorial

Collect of Sunday, MD 480*; At Lauds, make a commemoration, MD [318]

Friday 22 October – Class IV

Collect of Sunday, MD 480*

Saturday 23 October - Saturday of Our Lady [EF: St Antony Mary Claret Class III]

See MD (129)

Vespers – Fourth Sunday of October, MD 459*; collect for 22st Sunday after Pentecost, MD 481*

Sunday 24 October – Twenty Second Sunday after Pentecost, Class II***in some places, St Raphael, Class I

Canticle antiphons and collect, MD 481*

**MD 51**

Monday 25 October – SS Chrysanthus and Daria, Martyrs, Memorial

Collect of Sunday, MD 481; For the commemoration at Lauds, see MD [327]

Tuesday 26 October - Class IV

Collect of Sunday, MD 481

Wednesday 27 October – Class IV

Collect of Sunday, MD 481

Thursday 28 October– SS Simon and Jude, Apostles, Class II

All from the Common of Apostles (9), with collect from MD [327]

Friday 29 October - Class IV

Collect of Sunday, MD 481

Saturday 30 October – Saturday of Our Lady

See MD (129) ff

I Vespers of Christ the King, MD [318] ff

Sunday 31 October – Feast of Christ the King, Class I

See MD [322] ff

At Vespers, make a commemoration of All Saints, MD [331]

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