Traditional Benedictine Ordo for December 2010 - upgraded!

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.

  The rubrics for Advent

I've added a lot more detail to the notes for Advent, as the rubrics are quite complex in this period, and made a couple of corrections to the version previously posted.

In particular, for the first three weeks of Advent this year:
  • there are particular antiphons for the minor hours for each week;
  • the canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers are for each day of the respective week of Advent; and
  • the 'ordinary of Advent' is used for chapters, hymns etc.
From 17 December onwards the Office becomes much more complex to navigate:
  • the antiphons for Lauds to Vespers are specific to the days preceeding Christmas for the day of the week;
  • the Benedictus antiphons are for week of Advent, with special antiphons for December 21 and 23;
  • the Magnificat 'o' antiphons are for the date.
The separate notes on Advent provide additional details, and  with the Ordo notes below you should be fine!

You can either print them out from here, or join the TradBen Group for access to word files of the Ordo.

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.

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

Wednesday December 1 Cl 3 **In some places, Blessed Richard, Hugo, John, Abbots and companions, martyrs; 3 cl

Collect of Sunday I of Advent, MD 11*; Ordinary of Advent, MD 9*ff with week I antiphons; Canticle antiphons MD 18*:

Matins: Advent invitatory antiphon, hymn, versicle, chapter; readings for Wed. week I of Advent.

Lauds: Chapter, responsory and hymn for Advent, MD 9*; Benedictus antiphon, MD 18*; MD 11*

Prime: Antiphon for Advent Wk I (Iucundare/Be glad), MD 13*

Terce to None: Antiphons for Advent Wk I, MD 13*-15*; Chapter and versicle for Advent (MD 14* or psalter); Collect of the week, MD 11*.

Vespers: Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of Advent, MD 15*- 17*; Magnificat, MD 18*; Collect MD 11*

Compline: Marian antiphon Alma Redemptoris Mater

For Blessed Richard et al see MD 1**

Thu 2: Cl 3, St Peter Chrysologus, Bp, Conf, Doctor; Memorial

Collect of Sunday, MD 11*; Ordinary of Advent, MD 9*ff with week I antiphons; Canticle antiphons MD 18*; for the Commemoration at Lauds, MD [8]:

Matins: Advent invitatory antiphon, hymn, versicle, chapter; readings for Thursday week I of Advent.

Lauds: Chapter, responsory and hymn for Advent, MD 9*; Benedictus antiphon, MD 18*; MD 11*; for the commemoration of the saint, MD [8]

Prime: Antiphon for Advent Wk I (Iucundare/Be glad), MD 13*

Terce to None: Antiphons for Advent Wk I, MD 13*-15*; Chapter and versicle for Advent (MD 14* or psalter); Collect of the week, MD 11*.

Vespers: Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of Advent, MD 15*- 17*; Magnificat antiphon, MD 18*; Collect MD 11*

Fri 3, Cl 3 S Francis Xavier Conf; memorial. **In some places, 1 Cl

Collect of Sunday, MD 11*; Ordinary of Advent, MD 9*ff with week I antiphons; Canticle antiphons MD 19*; for the Commemoration at Lauds, MD [9]; as Class I, see MD 1**/

Matins: Advent invitatory antiphon, hymn, versicle, chapter; readings for Friday week I of Advent.

Lauds: Chapter, responsory and hymn for Advent, MD 9*; Benedictus antiphon, MD 19*; MD 11* ; for the commemoration of the saint, MD [9]

Prime: Antiphon for Advent Wk I (Iucundare/Be glad), MD 13*

Terce to None: Antiphons for Advent Wk I, MD 13*-15*; Chapter and versicle for Advent (MD 14* or psalter); Collect of the week, MD 11*.

Vespers: Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of Advent, MD 15*- 17*; Magnificat antiphon for Friday, Advent Wk I, MD 19*; Collect MD 11*

Sat December 4, Cl 3

Collect of Sunday, MD 11*; Ordinary of Advent, MD 9*ff with week I antiphons; Canticle antiphon MD 19*:

Matins: Advent invitatory antiphon etc; readings for Saturday week I of Advent.

Lauds: Chapter, responsory and hymn for Advent, MD 9*; Benedictus antiphon, MD 19*; MD 11*

Prime: Antiphon for Advent Wk I (Iucundare/Be glad), MD 13*

Terce to None: Antiphons for Advent Wk I, MD 13*-15*; Chapter and versicle for Advent (MD 14* or psalter); Collect of the week, MD 11*.

Vespers: I Vespers of Second Sunday of Advent, see MD 19*ff:

Antiphons for the day, MD 19* with psalms of Saturday;
chapter for I Vespers of Sunday II;
responsory, hymn and versicle of Advent, MD 20*-21*;
Magnificat antiphon for I Vespers, MD 21*

Sunday December 5, Second Sunday of Advent, Cl 1

See MD 22*ff.

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn, versicle, Nocturn III canticles and antiphons of Advent; rest for the second Sunday.

Lauds: Antiphons for Sunday II of Advent, MD 22*, with psalms schema 1 (50, etc); Chapter and other proper texts, MD 23*ff

Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds with chapter and versicle for Sunday II

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds with Sunday psalms; chapter, responsory etc as for I Vespers; Magnificat antiphon, MD 26*

Monday December 6, Cl 3, S Nicholas, Bp, Conf; Memorial

Matins: Advent invitatory antiphon etc; readings for Monday week II of Advent.

Lauds: Chapter, responsory and hymn for Advent, MD 9*; Benedictus antiphon, MD 26*-27*; MD 11* ; St Nicholas, memorial, MD [9]

Prime: Antiphon for Advent Wk II (Ecce in nubibus), MD 13*

Terce to None:
Antiphons for Advent Wk II, MD 13*-15*;
Chapter and versicle for Advent (MD 14* or psalter);
Collect of the week, MD 11*.

Vespers: Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of Advent, MD 15*-17*; Magnificat antiphon for Monday, Advent Wk II, MD 27*; Collect MD 11*

Tue 7 S Ambrose, Bp, Conf, Doctor; Cl 3 

Matins: Advent invitatory antiphon etc; readings 1&2 for Tuesday week II of Advent with responsories 1&3, reading 3 for the feast.

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms for Tuesday; Rest from Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64); After the collect of the feast make a commemoration of the feria with the Benedictus antiphon, MD 26*-27*; versicle of Lauds in Advent and collect for week II, MD 11*

Prime to None: Antiphons and other proper texts from the Common

I Vespers: of the Immaculate Conception, MD [11]ff:
Antiphons of the feast (MD [11] with psalms from Common of BVM, MD (119);
Chapter, responsory etc of the feast, MD [11]
After the collect of the feast, make a commemoration of the feria, MD 27*, 24*, 11*.

Wed December 8 Immaculate Conception of the BVM 1 Cl

Matins: Invitatory, hymn, and readings of the feast with psalms and canticles from the Common of feasts of Our Lady.

Lauds: Antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn etc of the feast, MD [13], with festal psalms. After the collect make a commemoration of the day, MD 27*, 11*.

Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds, other texts for the feast, MD [13]ff.

Vespers:
Antiphons of the feast, MD [11] with psalms from Common of BVM, MD (119);
Chapter, responsory etc of the feast, MD [11];
Versicle and Magnifcat antiphon for II Vespers, MD [17];
After the collect of the feast, make a commemoration of the feria, MD 27*, 24*, 11*.

Thursday December 9, Cl 3 

Matins: Advent invitatory antiphon etc; readings for Thursday week II of Advent.

Lauds: Chapter, responsory and hymn for Advent, MD 9*; Benedictus antiphon, MD 27*
Collect MD 11*.

Prime: Antiphon for Advent Wk II (Ecce in nubibus), MD 13*

Terce to None: Antiphons for Advent Wk II, MD 13*-15*; Chapter and versicle for Advent (MD 14* or psalter); Collect of the week, MD 11*.

Vespers: Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of Advent, MD 15*-17*; Magnificat antiphon for Thursday, Advent Wk II, MD 28*; Collect MD 11*.

Fri December 10, Cl 3 **in some places Blessed Mark Barkworth, John Roberts and Companions, Martyrs, 3 Cl

Matins: Advent invitatory antiphon etc; readings for Friday week II of Advent.

Lauds: Chapter, responsory and hymn for Advent, MD 9*; Benedictus antiphon, MD 28*Collect MD 11*

Prime: Antiphon for Advent Wk II (Ecce in nubibus), MD 13*

Terce to None: Antiphons for Advent Wk II, MD 13*-15*; Chapter and versicle for Advent (MD 14* or psalter); Collect of the week, MD 11*.

Vespers: Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of Advent, MD 15*-17*; Magnificat antiphon for Thursday, Advent Wk II, MD 28*; Collect MD 11*.

**For Blessed Mark et al, MD 2**

Saturday December 11, Cl 3, S Damasus I, Pope, Conf; Memorial

Matins: Advent invitatory antiphon etc; readings for Saturday week II of Advent.

Lauds: Chapter, responsory and hymn for Advent, MD 9*; Benedictus antiphon, MD 28*;Collect MD 11*; for the commemoration, MD [17]

Prime: Antiphon for Advent Wk II, MD 13*

Terce to None: Antiphons for Advent Wk II, MD 13*-15*; Chapter and versicle for Advent (MD 14* or psalter); Collect of the week, MD 11*.

Vespers: I Vespers of Gaudete Sunday, MD 28*ff:

Antiphons for the day, MD 28* with psalms of Saturday;

chapter for I Vespers of Sunday III;
responsory, hymn and versicle of Advent, MD 29*-30*;
Magnificat antiphon for I Vespers, MD 30*-31*;
Collect of the Sunday, MD 31*.

Sunday December 12, Third Sunday Of Advent (Gaudete Sunday) 1 Cl

See MD 31*ff:

Matins: Invitatory antiphon Prope est (said now until 23 Dec); hymn, Nocturn III canticles and antiphons of Advent; rest for the third Sunday.

Lauds: Antiphons for Sunday III of Advent, MD 31*, with psalms schema 1 (50, etc); Chapter and other proper texts, MD 32*ff.

Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds with chapter and versicle for Sunday III, MD 31*, 33*-34*.

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds with Sunday psalms; chapter, responsory etc as for I Vespers; Magnificat antiphon, MD 35*.

Monday December 13 -  S Lucy, Virgin, Mart; Cl 3 

MD [18]ff:

Matins: Advent invitatory antiphon (Prope est), hymn, versicle; readings 1&2 for Monday week III; reading 3 for the feast; responsories of the feast; chapter for a Virgin martyr.

Lauds: Antiphons of the feast, MD [18]-[19] with festal psalms, MD 44ff; proper texts for the feast, MD [19]ff; after the collect make a commemoration of the feria with the Benedictus antiphon, MD 41*; versicle of Lauds in Advent and collect for week III, MD 11*.

Prime to None: Antiphons and other proper texts for the feast, MD [18], [21]ff

Vespers:

Antiphons of the feast, MD [18] with psalms, chapter, responsory and hymn from the Common of Virgins, MD (84);
Magnificat antiphon, MD [22];
after the collect of the feast, make a commemoration of the feria, MD 27*, 24*, 11*.

Tuesday December 14,  Cl 3 

Matins: Advent invitatory antiphon (Prope est), hymn, versicle, chapter; readings for Tuesday week III of Advent.

Lauds: Chapter, responsory and hymn for Advent, MD 9*; Benedictus antiphon, MD 42; Collect MD 11*

Prime: Antiphon for Advent Wk III, MD 13*

Terce to None: Antiphons for Advent Wk III, MD 13*-15*; Chapter and versicle for Advent (MD 14* or psalter);
Collect of the week, MD 11*.

Vespers: Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of Advent, MD 15*-17*; Magnificat MD 42*; Collect MD 11*.

Wednesday December 15  - Ember Day, Cl II

Matins: Advent invitatory antiphon (Prope est), hymn, versicle, chapter; readings for Ember Wednesday week III of Advent.

Lauds:
Chapter, responsory and hymn for Advent, MD 9*;
Benedictus antiphon, MD 42*
Collect of Ember Day, MD 42*

Prime: Antiphon for Advent Wk III, MD 13*

Terce to None:
Antiphons for Advent Wk III, MD 13*-15*;
Chapter and versicle for Advent (MD 14* or psalter);
Collect of the week, MD 42*.

Vespers: Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of Advent, MD 15*-17*; Magnificat MD 43*; Collect MD 42*.

Thursday December 16, Cl 3 

Matins: Advent invitatory antiphon (Prope est), hymn, versicle, chapter; readings for Thursday week III of Advent.

Lauds:
Chapter, responsory and hymn for Advent, MD 9*;
Benedictus antiphon, MD 43*
Collect MD 11*

Prime: Antiphon for Advent Wk III, MD 13*

Terce to None:
Antiphons for Advent Wk III, MD 13*-15*;
Chapter and versicle for Advent (MD 14* or psalter);
Collect of the week, MD 11*.

Vespers: Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of Advent, MD 15*-17*; Magnificat MD 43*; Collect MD 11*.

Friday December 17 - Ember Day, Class 2

Matins: Advent invitatory antiphon (Prope est), hymn, versicle, chapter; readings for Friday week III of Advent.

Lauds:
Antiphons for the Friday preceding Christmas, MD 39*-40*
Chapter, responsory and hymn for Advent, MD 9*;
Benedictus antiphon, MD 44*
Collect for the Ember Day, MD 44*

Prime: Antiphon 1 from Lauds, MD 39*

Terce to None:
Antiphons 2,3 and 5 respectively, MD 39*-40*;
Chapter and versicle for Advent (MD 14* or psalter);
Collect, MD 44*.

Vespers:
Antiphons of the day, MD 39*-40*
Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of Advent, MD 15*-17*;
Magnificat: O Antiphon, MD 35*;
Collect, MD 44*.

Saturday December 18  - Ember Day, Class 2 

Matins: Advent invitatory antiphon (Prope est), hymn, versicle, chapter; readings for Ember Saturday of Advent.

Lauds:
Antiphons for the Saturday preceding Christmas, MD 40*
Chapter, responsory and hymn for Advent, MD 9*;
Benedictus antiphon, MD 44*
Collect for the Ember Day, MD 45*

Prime: Antiphon 1 from Lauds, MD 40*

Terce to None:
Antiphons as noted, MD 41*;
Chapter and versicle for Advent (MD 14* or psalter);
Collect, MD 45*.

I Vespers of Fourth Sunday of Advent:

Antiphons, MD 45*-46* with psalms of Saturday
Chapter, etc, MD 46*;
Magnificat Antiphon, O Adonai, MD 35*;
Collect MD 47*.

Sunday December 19, Fourth Sunday of Advent, Class I 

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn, Nocturn III canticles and antiphons of Advent; rest for the fourth Sunday.

Lauds: Antiphons for Sunday IV of Advent, MD 48*, with psalms schema 1 (50, etc); Chapter and other proper texts, MD 48*ff.

Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds with chapter and versicle for Sunday IV, MD 50*ff.

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds with Sunday psalms; chapter, responsory etc as for I Vespers; Magnificat antiphon, O radix Jesse, MD 36*.

Monday December 20, Class II

Matins: Advent invitatory antiphon (Prope est), hymn, versicle, chapter; readings for Monday week IV of Advent.

Lauds:
Antiphons for Monday, MD 37*
Chapter, responsory and hymn for Advent, MD 9*;
Benedictus antiphon, MD 52*
Collect MD 12*

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Monday, MD 37*

Terce to None:
Antiphons 2,3 and 5 respectively, MD 37*;
Chapter and versicle for Advent (MD 14* or psalter);
Collect of the week, MD 12*.

Vespers:
Antiphons of Monday omitting 4;
Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of Advent, MD 15*-17*;
O Antiphon for Magnificat, O Clavis, MD 36*;
Collect MD 12*.

Tuesday December 21, St Thomas Class II 

Matins: From the Common of Apostles except for readings 5-12 and the Gospel, for the feast.


Lauds: All from the Common of Apostles (9)ff except for the Benedictus antiphon and collect for the feast, MD [22] – [23]. After the collect make a commemoration of the feria using the antiphon Nolite timere MD 41*, versicle for Advent Lauds, and collect MD 12*

Prime to None: Antiphon etc from Common, collect of the feast.

Vespers: All as from the Common. After the collect of the feast, make a commemoration of the day using the O antiphon, O Oriens, MD 36*, versicle for Advent Vespers, and collect of the week, MD 12*

Wednesday December 22, Class  II 

Matins: Advent invitatory antiphon (Prope est), hymn, versicle, chapter; readings for Wednesday week IV of Advent.

Lauds:
Antiphons for Wednesday, MD 38*-39*
Chapter, responsory and hymn for Advent, MD 9*;
Benedictus antiphon, MD 53*
Collect MD 12*

Prime: Antiphon, MD 38*

Terce to None:
Antiphons 2,3 and 5 respectively, MD 38*-39*;
Chapter and versicle for Advent (MD 14* or psalter);
Collect of the week, MD 12*.

Vespers:
Antiphons of Wednesday omitting 4;
Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of Advent, MD 15*-17*;
O Antiphon for Magnificat, O Rex Gentium, MD 36*;
Collect MD 12*.

Thursday, December 23, Class II 

Matins: Advent invitatory antiphon (Prope est), hymn, versicle, chapter; readings for Thursday week IV of Advent.

Lauds:
Antiphons for Thursday, MD 39*
Chapter, responsory and hymn for Advent, MD 9*;
Benedictus antiphon: Ecce Completa est, MD 45*
Collect MD 12*

Prime: Antiphon, MD 39*
Terce to None:
Antiphons 2,3 and 5 respectively, MD 39*;
Chapter and versicle for Advent (MD 14* or psalter);
Collect of the week, MD 12*.

Vespers:
Antiphons of Thursday omitting 4;
Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of Advent, MD 15*-17*;
O Antiphon for Magnificat, O Emmanuel, MD 36*;
Collect MD 12*.

Friday, December 24 -  Vigil Of The Nativity, Class I 

Matins: Two nocturns: Invitatory, hymn and readings for the Vigil; psalms and antiphons as in the psalter for the day.
Lauds: Antiphons for the Vigil with festal psalms, proper texts for the day, MD 54*ff
Prime: antiphon1 of Lauds, MD 54*
Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect for the Vigil, MD 57*
I Vespers of Christmas: see MD58*ff

Christmastide

Saturday December 25 Nativity - Cl I with a class II octave

See MD 61*ff

Sunday December 26 Sunday Within The Octave Of The Nativity Cl II

Matins: All as on Christmas Day except for the readings and responsories, of the day.
See MD 77*ff

Lauds to Vespers: see MD 77*ff.  At Lauds make a commemoration of St Stephen, MD85*

Monday December 27  - S John Ap Evangelist Cl II

Matins: All as in the Common of Apostles except for the readings and responsories, for the feast.

Lauds to Vespers: See MD 90*ff.  At Lauds and Vespers, make a commemoration of the Octave of the Nativity.

Tuesday, December 28 - Holy Innocents Mm, Cl II

Matins: All from the Common of several martyrs except for the invitatory antiphon, hymn, readings and responsories, for the feast.

Lauds to Vespers: See MD 97*ff. At Lauds and Vespers make a commemoration of the Octave.

Wednesday 29  - Fifth Day Within The Octave Of The Nativity, Cl II 

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of Christmas Day, Antiphons for the day (one per nocturn) with psalms of Wednesday; readings and chapter of the day.

Lauds to Vespers: See MD 103*.

Thursday 30  - Sixth Day Within The Octave Of The Nativity, Cl II 

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of Christmas Day, Antiphons for the day (one per nocturn) with psalms of Thursday; readings and chapter of the day.

Lauds to Vespers: See MD 103*.

Friday 31  - Seventh Day Within The Octave Of The Nativity, Cl II 

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of Christmas Day, Antiphons for the day (one per nocturn) with psalms of Friday; readings and chapter of the day.

Lauds to None: See MD 103*.  At Lauds, commemoration of St Sylvester, MD 103*-104*.

I Vespers of the Octave of the Nativity: See MD 104*ff

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Terry said...

What do you use for Matins? I have the MD, but is there a Matins book somewhere?

Terra said...

The 1962 Monastic Breviary - but its in Latin only I'm afraid!

For most laypoeple the Monastic Matins is really more than is sensibly doable - 14 pslams every day!

Some people do however use the 'Monastic Breviary Matins' published by Lancelot Andrewes Press. Uses older rubrics and the odd Anglicanism I gather, but if you really want to say it...

Terry said...

Perhaps more for the readings, which I suspect tie in with the various antiphons/versicles and responses, than to tackle 14 psalms a day. Though, I suppose there wouldn't be anything too wrong in changing things to fit a busy schedule. 7 rather than 14 psalms, on a two week cycle, and such.

Terra said...

Certainly nothing wrong with doing the psalms over a two or three or even four week cycle (some of the matins psalms are quite long!).

The readings are mostly Scriptural (except Sundays and feasts). And in summer, only consist of a short verse or so (see the Rule on this).