Ordo for September 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.

Please let me know if you find any errors, or have any questions on the Ordo.

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 monastery's congregation.

Note that REF=Roman Extraordinary Form calendar.

September is 'time throughout the year'.

THE ORDO

Thursday 1 September - Class IV [***In some places, St Vibiana; REF: Commemoration of St Giles, Abbot, and of 12 Holy Brothers, Martyrs]

All as in the psalter for Thursday, collect MD 471*

**For St Vibiana: MD 43**

Friday 2 September - Class IV [REF: St Stephen, K, Cf, 3rd class]

All as in the psalter for Friday, collect MD 471*

Saturday 3 September - St Pius X, Pope and Confessor, 3rd class [***In some places St Seraphia]

MD [258] **For St Seraphia, MD 43**

I Vespers of First Sunday of September, MD 452-3*; Collect MD 472*

Sunday 4 September – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

MD 471-2*:

Monday 5 September – Class IV

All as for Monday in the psalter with collect, MD 472*.

Tuesday 6 September - Class IV

All as for Tuesday in the psalter with collect, MD 472*.

Wednesday 7 September - Class IV [**In some places, St Cloud, Confessor, Class I]

All as in the psalter for Wednesday with collect, MD 472*; **For St Cloud, MD [258]

Thursday 8 September - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class II [REF: with a commemoration of St Hadrian, Martyr]

MD [259]ff.

Friday 9 September - St Gorgonius, Martyr, Memorial

All as for Friday in the psalter with collect, MD 472*; at Lauds, make a commemoration, MD [264-5].

Saturday 10 September - Saturday of Our Lady; [REF: St Nicholas of Tolentino, Confessor, class III]

MD (129)ff

I Vespers of Second Sunday of September, MD 453*; collect MD 473*

Sunday 11 September – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II; SS Protus and Hyacinth, Martyrs, Memorial

MD 472-3*:

Monday 12 September - Class IV

All as in the psalter for Monday, MD 473*

Tuesday 13 September - Class IV

All as in the psalter for Tuesday, MD 473*

Wednesday 14 September – Exaltation of Holy Cross, Class II

MD [266]ff

Thursday 15 September – The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class III (REF: Class II)

MD [273]ff

Friday 16 September – SS Cornelius, Pope and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs, Memorial (REF: Class III with a memorial of SS Euphemia, Lucy and Geminian, Martyrs)

All as in the psalter for Friday, MD 473*; at Lauds for the commemoration, MD [278]

Saturday 17 September – Saturday of Our Lady; St Hildegarde OSB, Virgin, memorial (REF: Commemoration of the Imprinting of the Stigmata of St Francis)

MD (129)ff; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [278-9]

I Vespers of Third Sunday of September, MD 453-4*; collect MD 473-4*

Sunday 18 September – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

MD 473-4*:

Monday 19 September – Class IV [**In some places, St Theodore of Tarsus, Class III]

All as in the psalter for Monday, collect MD 473-4*; **St Theodore, MD 44**

Tuesday 20 September – Class IV

All as in the psalter for Tuesday, collect MD 473-4*

Wednesday 21 September - St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, Class II; commemoration of Ember Wednesday

MD [279]

Thursday 22 September – St Maurice and Companions, Martyrs, Memorial (***In some places, Class III)

All as in the psalter for Thursday, collect MD 473-4*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [280]***MD 44**

Friday 23 September – Ember Friday, Class II; St Linus I, Pope and martyr, Memorial

All as in the psalter for Friday except for canticle antiphons and collect, MD 455*; at Lauds for the commemoration, MD [280-1]

Saturday 24 September – Ember Saturday, Class II

All as in the psalter for Saturday except for Benedictus antiphon and collect, MD 456*

I Vespers of the Fourth Sunday of September, MD 456*; Collect MD 474-5*

Sunday 25 September – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

MD 474-5*:

Monday 26 September - Class IV

All as for Monday in the psalter with collect MD 474-5*

Tuesday 27 September - SS Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs, Memorial [REF: Class III]

All as for Tuesday in the psalter with collect MD 474-5*; at Lauds, for the commemoration, MD [281]

Wednesday 28 September - Class IV [REF: S Wenceslaus, Class III]

All as for Wednesday in the psalter with collect MD 474-5*

First Vespers of St Michael, MD [282]: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast with psalms of Sunday.

Thursday 29 September: The Dedication of St Michael the Archangel, Class I

See MD [284]ff

Friday 30 September: St Jerome, Priest, Confessor and Doctor, Class III

MD [290] ff

2 comments:

Martin said...

Hello,

This, plus a look at my diurnal, caused another question to occur to me.

This year, the first Sunday of September is the Twelfth after Pentecost. My question is about the Sundays of August. There are, in my diurnal, first Vespers antiphons for all the Sundays up to the eleventh after Pentecost, but there are also antiphons for the Sundays of August. Which do you use? For example, on the fourth and last Sunday of August, do you use the first Vespers of the eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, or the first Vespers for the Fourth Sunday in August?
I know I'm getting ahead of myself here and it's not strictly relevant to this post, but it's always good to be prepared! Thanks.

Kate said...

No problem Martin, a good question.

Basically the weeks of the month take precedence, but the extra Magnificat antiphons are there because the number of Sundays after Pentecost in May/June/July varies depending on the date of Easter.

So from August to November, I vespers of Sunday (ie Saturday Vespers) uses the Magnificat antiphon for the particular week of August/etc and the collect of the Sunday after Pentecost, which is reflected in the page numbers to the Diurnal I've given in the Ordo.