Traditional Benedictine Ordo for July 2010

As always 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.

July 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 also that to print the Ordo, a quick and effective method is to copy it into a word processing document, then change all of the text colour to black.

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

Thursday 1 July – Class IV [REF: Most Precious Precious Blood, Class I]

All as for Thursday throughout the year in the psalter with the collect of the Fifth Sunday PP, MD 464*

Friday 2 July – Visitation of the BVM, Class II

See MD [180] ff

At Prime: antiphon Exsurgens Maria

Saturday 3 July – Saturday of Our Lady, SS Processus and Martinian, Martyrs, Memorial [REF: St Irenaeus, Class III]

MD (129) ff; at Lauds, after the collect, MD [184] for the Commemoration.

I Vespers of the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 446-7*

Sunday 4 July – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Psalm schema 1: 50,117, 62; Hymn: Ecce iam noctis.

For canticle antiphons and collect see MD 465-6*

Monday 5 July – Class IV

All as in the psalter for Monday/throughout the year, collect of Sunday MD 466*

Tuesday 6 July – Class IV

Collect of Sunday MD 466*

Wednesday 7 July – Class IV [REF: SS Cyril and Methodius, Class III]

Collect of Sunday MD 466*

Thursday 8 July – Class IV [REF: St Elizabeth, Class III]

Collect of Sunday MD 466*

Friday 9 July – Class IV [**in some places: SS John Fisher, bishop and Thomas More, Martyrs, Class I]

Collect of Sunday MD 466*

**See MD40**

Saturday 10 July – Saturday of Our Lady [REF: Seven Holy Brothers; Rufinea and Secunda, Class III]

MD (129)ff

I Vespers of the Seventh Sunday, MD 447* or of St Benedict (see below), MD [184]ff

Sunday 11 July – [Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, Class II] ** (Translation of the Relics of) St Benedict, Patron of Europe, Class I

Note: The Solemnity of St Benedict is a first class first in Europe, many monasteries and many other places, but where it is second class, it is superseded by the Sunday. For St Benedict: MD [185] ff.

For the Seventh Sunday, MD 466-7*

Monday 12 July – St John Gualbert OSB, Abbot, Memorial

Collect of the Sunday, MD 467*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [193]

Tuesday 13 July - Class IV

Collect of the Sunday, MD 467*

Wednesday 14 July – St Bonaventure, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor, Class III

See MD [193] ff.  At Terce to None, chapter etc from the Common.

Thursday 15 July – Class IV [REF: St Henry II, Confessor, Class III]

Collect of the Sunday, MD 467*

Friday 16 July - Class IV [**Our Lady of Einsiedeln, Class I]

Collect of the Sunday, MD 467*

**See MD 41**

Saturday 17 July – Our Lady on Saturday, St Leo IV, OSB Pope and Confessor, Memorial [**in some places, St Andrew Svoradi and Benedict, Marytrs, Class I][REF: St Alexis, Confessor, Memorial]

MD (129)ff; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [194]

**See MD 42**

I Vespers of the 8th Sunday PP, MD 448*

Sunday 18 July – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

See MD 467-8* for canticle antiphons and collect

Monday 19 July – St Vincent de Paul, Memorial

Collect of the Sunday, MD 467-8*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [195]

Tuesday 20 July – SS Jerome Aemilian, Joseph Calanctius and John Baptist de la Salle, Confessors, Memorial

Collect of the Sunday, MD 467-8*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [195-6]

Wednesday 21 July – Class IV [REF: St Lawrence Brindisi, Class III]

Collect of the Sunday, MD 467-8*

Thursday 22 July – St Mary Magdalen, Class III (**in some places, Class II)

See MD [196]ff

Friday 23 July - St Apollinaris, Bishop and Martyr, Memorial

Collect of the Sunday, MD 467-8*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [200]

Saturday 24 July - Saturday of Our Lady

MD (129) ff

I Vespers of Sunday, MD 448*

Sunday 25 July - Ninth Sunday after Pentecost; commemoration of St James, Apostle

MD 468-9* for the canticle antiphons and collect.

At Lauds and Vespers, make a commemoration of St James, Apostle, with collect MD [201], versicle and antiphons from Common of Apostles, MD (9).

Monday 26 July – SS Joachim and Anne, Parents of the BVM, Class III

See MD [201]ff - at Prime, antiphon Nomen sempiternum.

Tuesday 27 July – Class IV

Collect of the Sunday, MD 469*

Wednesday 28 July – Class IV

Collect of the Sunday, MD 469*

Thursday 29 July – SS Felix, Simplicius, Faustinus and Beatrice, Martyrs, Memorial [REF: St Martha]

Collect of the Sunday, MD 469*; for the commemoration at Lauds MD [207-8]

Friday 30 July – SS Abdon and Sennen, Martyrs, Memorial

Collect of the Sunday, MD 469*; for the commemoration at Lauds MD [208]

Saturday 31 July – St Ignatius, Confessor, Class III [**Class I]

See MD [209].  At Terce to None, chapter etc from the Common.

**See MD 42**I Vespers of the first Sunday of August (Tenth PP), MD 451*

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this great blog. I have learned much.

I am wondering if you know where the Latin text and the English translations of the Psalms come from in the MD. Are these known Latin and English versions (Vulgate, Grail, etc.). Every so often I come across an unfamiliar rendering of a Psalm verse in English and I wonder where the text came from.

Thank you again.

Terra said...

Glad to be of help.

The Latin is the Vulgate, an approved version long-used for liturgical purposes.

I believe the English translations were made by two Collegeville monks some decades back. I'm not absolutely certain of its status - I imagine it was originally provided as essentially as a study guide, though almost certainly used at least in some monasteries. Though it reads well, it does in places take a fair amount of poetic license!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this answer. I have wondered about passages such as Compline's Psalm 4:

Dedisti laetitiam in corde meo. A fructu frumenti et vini et olei sui multiplicati sunt.

English translation:
Thou has given gladness to my heart. Greater than the joy in rich harvests of corn and wine and oil.

Not sure where "greater" comes from.

Thank you again.