Traditional Benedictine Ordo for March 2011 *amended

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.

Note that the season of Septuagesima (see rubrics for the season in the Diurnal) runs until the start of Lent on 9 March.

Tuesday 1 March – Class IV

All as in Tuesday in the psalter with collect MD 167* except for:

Vespers: Magnificat antiphon MD 170*

Wednesday 2 March – Class IV

All as in Wednesday in the psalter with collect MD 167* except for:

Vespers: Magnificat antiphon MD 170*

Thursday 3 March – Class IV

All as for Thursday in the Psalter, with Magnificat antiphon, MD 171* and collect MD167*

Friday 4 March – Class IV

All as for Friday in the Psalter, with Magnificat antiphon, MD 171* and collect MD167*

Saturday 5 March – Of Our Lady

Lauds to None: see MD (130)

I Vespers of Quinquagesima Sunday, MD 171*

Sunday 6 March – Quinquagesima Sunday, Class II

Antiphons and other propers, MD 173*ff

Monday 7 March – St Thomas Aquinas, Class III

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Monday with rest from common of a confessor, MD (78), collect MD [75]

Prime to None: Antiphon (and chapter and versicle as appropriate) from common of a confessor, collect MD [75]

Tuesday 8 March - Class IV


All as in Tuesday in the psalter with collect MD 176* except for:

Vespers: Magnificat antiphon MD 179*

Wednesday 9 March – Ash Wednesday, Class I

Lauds: All as in the psalter for Wednesday throughout the year, except for the collect and Benedictus antiphon, MD 180*.

Terce to None: As for throughout the week and throughout the year, with collect from Lauds.

Vespers: Vespers of Wednesday throughout the year with Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 180*-181*

Thursday 10 March – Class III, The Forty Holy Martyrs, Memorial

Lauds: All as in the psalter for Thursday throughout the year, except for the collect and Benedictus antiphon, MD 181*; for the commemoration, MD [76]

Terce to None: As for throughout the week and throughout the year, with collect from Lauds.

Vespers: Vespers of Thursday throughout the year with Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 181*-182*

Friday 11 March – Class III

Lauds: All as in the psalter for Thursday throughout the year, except for the collect and Benedictus antiphon, MD 182*.

Terce to None: As for throughout the week and throughout the year, with collect from Lauds.

Vespers: Vespers of Thursday throughout the year with Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 182*-183*

Saturday 12 March - St Gregory the Great OSB, Class II

See MD [77]ff; with a commemoration of the feria at Lauds, MD 183*.

I Vespers of Sunday, see MD 184*ff

Sunday 13 March – First Sunday of Lent, Class I

See MD 186*ff

Monday 14 March – Class III

[see notes on the Ordinary of Ferial Office in Lent]

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 195*

Prime: antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-3*; Collect of Lauds.

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 195*-196*

Tuesday 15 March – Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 196*

Prime: antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-3*; Collect of Lauds.

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 196*

Wednesday 16 March – Ember Wednesday, Class II

For notes on Ember Days, go here.
Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 197*

Prime: antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-3*; Collect of Lauds.

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 197*

**or I Vespers of St Patrick if applicable

Thursday 17 March – Class III (**in some plaes, St Patrick, Class I)

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 197*- 198*

Prime: antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-3*; Collect of Lauds.

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-5*;

Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 198*

For St Patrick, see MD 22**

Friday 18 March – Ember Friday, Class II ; St Cyril, memorial

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 198*; For the commemoration, MD [83]

Prime: antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-3*; Collect of Lauds.

I Vespers of St Joseph, MD [84] with a commemoration of the feria, MD 199*

Saturday 19 March – St JOSEPH, Class I

See MD [84]ff, with a commemoration of the feria at Lauds, MD199*

Vespers, commemorate Sunday (using versicle, canticle antiphon and collect from I Vespers)
Sunday 20 March – Second Sunday of Lent, Class I

See MD 201*

At Vespers, make a commemoration for St Benedict - use the versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast as set out for I Vespers after the collect of the Sunday.

Monday 21 March – St Benedict Class I

MD [91]ff, with a commemoration of the feria at Lauds and Vespers, MD 206*

Tuesday 22 March – Class III (in some places St Nicholas of Flue)

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 206*

Prime: antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-3*; Collect of Lauds.

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 207*

For St Nicholas of Flue, MD 23**

Wednesday 23 March – Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 207*

Prime: antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-3*; Collect of Lauds.

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 208*

Thursday 24 March – Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 208*

Prime: antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-3*; Collect of Lauds.

I Vespers of the Annunciation, MD [100] with a commemoration of the feria, MD 208-209*

Friday 25 March - ANNUNCIATION of the BVM 1 Cl

See MD [102]ff, with a commemoration of the feria at Lauds and Vespers, MD 209*

Saturday 26 March – Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 210*

Prime: antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-3*; Collect of Lauds.

I Vespers, MD 210*ff

Sunday 27 March – Third Sunday of Lent, Class I

See MD 212*ff

(Note: the feast of St John Damasus is not marked liturgically this year).

Monday 28 March – Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 217*

Prime: antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-3*; Collect of Lauds.

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 217*

Tuesday 29 March – Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 218-9*

Prime: antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-3*; Collect of Lauds.

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter;  chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 218*

Wednesday 30 March – Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 218*

Prime: antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-3*; Collect of Lauds.

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 218-9*

Thursday 31 March – Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*;Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 219*

Prime: antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-3*; Collect of Lauds.

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-5*;
Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 219

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