Traditional Benedictine Ordo for February 2011

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 starts February 20.

Tuesday 1 February St Ignatius, Bishop and Martyr, Class III

At Lauds and Vespers, psalms and antiphons of the Tuesday in the psalter, the rest from the Common of one martyr, MD (31). At all hours, collect of the feast, MD [46]

Wednesday 2 February - Purification of the BVM, Class II

All hours: Proper antiphons and texts for the feasts - see MD [49]ff.

At Compline: Antiphon of Our Lady Ave Regina Caelorum (MD 266) from today onwards.

Thursday 3 February - St Blase, Bishop and Martyr, Memorial

Lauds to None: As in the psalter for Thursday with texts for ‘throughout the year’.

Lauds, make a commemoration of the saint, MD [52]; Collect of Sunday MD 149*-150*

Friday 4 February – Class IV

All as in the Office for Friday throughout the year, with the collect of Sunday, MD 149*-150*

Saturday 5 February - St Agatha, Class III

Lauds to None: See MD [52]ff for proper texts for the feast

Vespers: I Vespers of Sunday, Canticle antiphon and collect from MD 150*

Sunday 6 February – Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Class II

All as for Sunday throughout the year, with canticle antiphons and collect, MD 151*

At Lauds, Psalms 50, 117, 62, and Hymn Aeterne rerum Conditor.

Monday 7 February – St Romuald OSB, Class III

At Lauds to Vespers: psalms and antiphons of Monday, with the rest from the Common of a Confessor, MD (75); collect from MD [58].

Tuesday 8 February - Class IV

All as in the Office for Tuesday throughout the year with the collect of Sunday, MD 151*

Wednesday 9 February - Class IV

All as in the Office for Wednesday with the collect of Sunday, MD 151*

If St Scholastica is a Class I feast: I Vespers, see MD [59]ff

Thursday 10 February - St Scholastica, Virgin, Class II (Class I for nuns)

Lauds to Vespers: see MD [62]ff

Friday 11 February - Class IV

All as in the Office for Friday throughout the year, with the collect of Sunday, MD 151*.

Saturday 12 February – Class IV - Saturday of Our Lady

Lauds to None: See MD (130)

Vespers: I Vespers of Sunday, with Magnificat antiphon and collect from MD 152*

Sunday 13 February – Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, Class II

All as in the psalter for Sundays.

At Lauds, Psalms 50, 117, 62, and Hymn Aeterne rerum Conditor.

Canticle antiphons and collect from MD 152*-153*

Monday 14 February – Class IV – St Valentine, priest and Martyr, memorial

All as in the Office for Monday throughout the year, with the collect of Sunday, MD 152*; At Lauds, make a commemoration after the collect, using the texts from MD [67].

Tuesday 15 February – Class IV

All as in the Office for Tuesday throughout the year with the collect of Sunday, MD 152*

Wednesday 16 February – Class IV

All as in the Office for Wednesday with the collect of Sunday, MD 152*

Thursday 17 February – Class IV

All as in the Office for Thursday with the collect of Sunday, MD 152*

Friday 18 February – Class IV

All as in the Office for Friday throughout the year, with the collect of Sunday, MD 152*.

Saturday 19 February – Saturday of Our Lady, Class IV

Lauds to None: See MD (130)

I Vespers of Septuagesima Sunday – Psalms and antiphons as in the psalter, with chapter, responsory, hymn etc from MD 153*-154*.

At Compline and henceforward, the Alleluia is not said, and in the opening prayers is replaced by ‘Laus tibi Domine…’

Sunday 20 February – Septuagesima Sunday, Class II

Lauds: Antiphons from MD 154*ff, with psalms of Sunday (Ps 50, 117, 62); chapter etc for the day from MD 153*ff

Prime to None: Antiphon s etc for the day from MD 158*-159*

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday from the psalter, chapter, responsory, hymn etc for the day, from MD 159*.

Monday 21 February – Class IV

All as in the Office for Monday, with the collect of Sunday, MD 157*.

At Vespers: antiphon for the Magnificat from MD 161*.

Tuesday 22 February - St Peter’s Chair, Class III

Lauds to Vespers: See MD [68]ff

Wednesday 23 February - St Peter Damian OSB, memorial

All as for Wednesday in the psalter, with collect of Sunday MD 157*.

Lauds: Commemoration of the saint, MD [73]

Vespers: Magnificat antiphon from MD 161*

Thursday 24 February - St Matthias, Apostle, Class II

All as in the common of Apostles, MD (9), with collect from MD [73].

Friday 25 February - Class IV (in some plaes St Walburga)

All as in the psalter for Friday, with collect of Sunday MD 157*, except for the Magnificat antiphon at Vespers, MD 162*

For St Walburga, MD 21**

Saturday 26 February – Office of Our Lady on Saturday

See MD (130) (Note: the Office of Our Lady throughout the year applies in Septuagesima tide, contrary to the note in the Diurnal)

I Vespers of Sexagesima Sunday – Antiphons and psalms of Saturday, the rest from MD 162*ff

Sunday 27 February – Sexagesima Sunday

Lauds to None: Antiphons and proper texts of the Sunday, MD 164*ff

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of Sunday, the rest for the day, from MD 168*

Monday 28 February – Class IV

All as in the psalter for Monday except for the Magnificat antiphon at Vespers, from MD 170*, with collect from MD 167*

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