Ordo for June 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. In particular, this should include (where they have been appointed):

• the principal patron of your country, region or province as a Class I;
• the principal patron of your diocese or territory;
• the anniversary of the dedication of the Cathedral of your diocese;
• the patron of your town or city;
• the anniversary of the dedication of your church;
• the titular feast of your church;
• the patron saint of your congregation or monastery (if you are an oblate);
• the feast of the monasteries founder (if canonised or beatified); and
• any saints specified in the calendar of your congregation.

Note that REF=Roman Extraordinary Form calendar.

June in the liturgical calendar

June includes the seasons of Ascensiontide, Pentecost, and time throughout the year.

Please let me know if you find any errors or omissions, or have any queries.

THE ORDO

Wednesday 1 June: Vigil of the Ascension, Class II; Rogation Day

Lauds to None: all as for ordinary of Eastertide except for the Collect MD 373-4* and Benedictus antiphon MD 376*.

SEASON OF ASCENSIONTIDE

I Vespers of the Ascension, see MD 376*ff – Sunday psalms with antiphons etc for the feast.

Thursday 2 June: The Ascension of Our Lord, Class I

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, psalms and antiphons of the feast.
Lauds to Vespers: See MD 379*ff

Friday 3 June: Class IV

See notes on the ordinary of Ascensiontide, MD 383*:

Matins (not in Diurnal): Invitatory antiphon, hymn, versicles etc of the season.
Lauds and Vespers: chapter, hymn, canticle antiphon of the season.
Prime to None: Antiphon: Alleluia etc; chapter of the season

Collect, MD 386*

Psalms of Friday with Ordinary of Ascensiontide

Saturday 4 June: Saturday of Our Lady [REF: St Francis Caracciolo, Class III]

At Matins, reading three of first Saturday in June

Lauds to None: See MD (135)ff

I Vespers of Sunday after Ascension, MD 388*ff

Sunday 5 June: Sunday after the Ascension, Class II

See MD 389*ff

Monday 6 June: St Norbert, Class III

Matins: One reading, of the feast

Lauds and Vespers: See MD [152] –antiphons and psalms of the day, rest from common of a confessor bishop

Tuesday 7 June: Class IV

All as for Ascensiontide, Collect MD 386*

Wednesday 8 June: Class IV

All as for Ascensiontide, Collect MD 386*

Thursday 9 June: SS Primus and Felician, memorial **in some places, St Columba

All as for Ascensiontide, Collect MD 386*; for the commemoration at Lauds, see MD [153]

For St Columba, MD 31**

Friday 10 June: Class IV [REF: ST Margaret, Queen, Class III]

All as for Ascensiontide, Collect MD 386*

Saturday 11: Whitsun Eve (Vigil of the Pentecost), Class I

See MD 393*:

Lauds to None: As for Saturday during Ascensiontide; collect, MD 391*

SEASON OF PENTECOST

I Vespers of Pentecost, MD 393*ff

Sunday 12 June: Pentecost Sunday, Class I with Class I Octave

See MD 393*ff

Monday 13 June: Whit Monday, Class I

As for Pentecost Sunday except the Canticle antiphons and collect, MD 403*

Tuesday 14 June: Whit Tuesday, Class I

As for Pentecost Sunday except the Canticle antiphons and collect, MD 403-4*

Wednesday 15 June: Ember Wednesday, Class I

As for Pentecost Sunday except the Canticle antiphons and collect, MD 404-5*

Thursday 16 June: Whit Thursday, Class I

As for Pentecost Sunday except the Canticle antiphons and collect, MD 405*

Friday 17 June: Ember Friday, Class I

As for Pentecost Sunday except the Canticle antiphons and collect, MD 405-6*

Saturday June 18: Ember Saturday, Class I

Lauds to None: As for Pentecost Sunday except the Benedictus antiphon and collect, MD 406-7*

End of Eastertide; Season of time after Pentecost (throughout the year); [Swap to Part II of Monastic Breviary]

I Vespers of the Most Holy Trinity, MD 407*ff

At Compline: Marian Antiphon Salve Regina from henceforward

Sunday June 19: Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, Class I

MD 409*ff

Note: At Prime the Athanasian Creed is said.

Monday June 20: Class IV [REF: Com. Of St Silverius, Pope, Martyr]

All as for Monday throughout the year with Collect (for first Sunday after Pentecost), MD 418*

Tuesday June 21: St Aloysius Gonzaga, Memorial [REF: Class III]

All as for Tuesday throughout the year with Collect (for first Sunday after Pentecost), MD 418*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [157-8]

Wednesday June 22: Class IV **In some places St Alban, Class III [REF: St Paulinus, Class III]

All as for Wednesday in the psalter, Collect (for first Sunday after Pentecost), MD 418*

**For St Alban, MD 32**

I Vespers of Corpus Christi, MD 419*ff

Thursday 23 June: Corpus Christi, Class I

MD 427*ff

At Vespers make a commemoration of John the Baptist, MD [161]

Friday 24 June: Nativity of St John the Baptist, Class I

See MD [161] ff

Saturday 25 June: Saturday of Our Lady [REF: St William OSB, Class III]

See MD (129)ff

I Vespers, MD 432*

Sunday 26 June: Second Sunday after Pentecost, Class II: SS John and Paul, Martyrs, memorial

See MD 461-2*; for the commemoration at Lauds, see MD [166]

Monday 27 June: Class IV **In some places, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Class I

All as in the psalter for throughout the year, Collect of Sunday, MD 462*

**MD [32**]ff

Tuesday 28 June: Vigil of SS Peter and Paul, Class II

See MD [166] ff

I Vespers of SS Peter and Paul MD [167]

Wednesday 29 June: SS Peter and Paul, Apostles, Class I

See MD [169]ff

Thursday 30 June: Commemoration of St Paul, Apostle, Class III

See MD [173]

I Vespers of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, Class I, MD 432*

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