Ordo for February 2012


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 EF=Roman Extraordinary Form calendar.

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

The Ordo

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

Matins: Lesson 3 is of the feast
At Lauds and Vespers, psalms and antiphons of the Wednesday in the psalter, the rest from the Common of one martyr, MD (31). At all hours, collect of the feast, MD [46]

Thursday 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.

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

All as in the psalter for Friday with texts for ‘throughout the year’, collect MD149 - 150*.
At Lauds, make a commemoration of the saint, MD [52]

Saturday 4 February – Our Lady on Saturday [EF: ST Andrew Corsini, Cl 3]

Matins: Reading 3 of Our Lady for Saturday 1 in February

Lauds to None: MD (129) ff
I Vespers of Septuagesima Sunday – Psalms and antiphons as in the psalter for Saturday, but 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 5 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: Antiphons 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 6 February – Class IV [EF: St Titus, Cl 3]

All as in the Office for Monday with collect MD 157-8*; at Vespers, Magnificat antiphon MD 161*

Tuesday 7 February – St Romuald OSB, Class III

Matins: Lesson 3 of the feast
Lauds to Vespers: psalms and antiphons of Monday, with the rest from the Common of a Confessor, MD (75); collect from MD [58].

Wednesday 8 February - Class IV [EF: St John of Matha]

All as in the Office for Wednesday throughout the year with the collect of Sunday, MD 157-8*; Magnificat antiphon MD 161*

Thursday 9 February - Class IV [EF: St Cyril of Alexandria, Cl 3]

All as in the Office for Thursday with the collect of Sunday, MD 157-8*; Magnificat antiphon MD 162*
If St Scholastica is a Class I feast: I Vespers, see MD [59] ff

Friday 10 February - St Scholastica, sister of St Benedict, Virgin, Class II (Class I for nuns)

Lauds to Vespers: see MD [62] ff

Saturday 11 February - Saturday of Our Lady [EF: Apparition of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Cl 3]

Matins: Readng 3 of OUr Lady, Saturday 2 in February
Lauds to None: See MD (130)
I Vespers of Sexagesima Sunday – Antiphons and psalms of Saturday, the rest from MD 162*ff

Sunday 12 February – Sexagesima Sunday

Lauds to None: Antiphons and proper texts of Sexagesima, MD 164*ff
Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of Sunday, the rest for the day, from MD 168* ff

Monday 13 February - Class IV

All as in the Office for Monday with collect MD 167*; at Vespers, Magnificat antiphon MD 170*

Tuesday 14 February – St Valentine, priest and martyr, memorial [in Europe: SS Cyril and Methodius, patrons of Europe, Class II]

All as in the Office for Tuesday throughout the year, with the collect of Sunday, MD 170*; At Lauds, commemoration, MD [67]; at Vespers, Magnificat antiphon MD 170*

Wednesday 15 February – Class IV [EF: SS Faustinus and Jovita Commemoration]

All as in the Office for Wednesday throughout the year with the collect MD 167*; at Vespers, Magnificat antiphon MD 170-1*

Thursday 16 February – Class IV

All as in the Office for Thursday with the collect MD 167*; at Vespers, Magnificat antiphon MD 171*

Friday 17 February – Class IV

All as in the Office for Friday with the collect MD 167*; at Vespers, Magnificat antiphon MD 171*

Saturday 18 February – Saturday of Our Lady [EF: with a commemoration of St Simeon]

Lauds to None: See MD (130)
I Vespers of Quinquagesima Sunday, MD 171* ff

Sunday 19 February – Quinquagesima Sunday, Class II

Lauds to None: Antiphons and proper texts of Quinquagesima, MD 173*ff
Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of Sunday, the rest for the day, from MD 177* ff

Monday 20 February – Class IV

All as in the Office for Monday, with the collect, MD 176; Magnificat antiphon, MD 179*

Tuesday 21 February – Class IV

All as in the Office for Tuesday, with the collect, MD 176; Magnificat antiphon, MD 179*

Wednesday 22 February – Ash Wednesday Class I

[All prayers at the end of the hour are said kneeling from henceforward]
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 23 February – Class III, St Peter Damian OSB, memorial

Lauds: All as for Thursday in the psalter, with Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 181*; for the commemoration of the saint, MD [73]
Terce to None: As for throughout the week and throughout the year, with collect from Lauds.
Vespers: Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 181-2*

Friday 24 February – Class III

Lauds: All as for Friday in the psalter, with Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 182*
Terce to None: As for throughout the week and throughout the year, with collect from Lauds.
Vespers: Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 182-3*

Saturday 25 February – St Mathias Class II (in some places St Walburga, Class I)

Matins to None: All as in the common of Apostles, MD (9), with collect from MD [73], at Lauds, commemoration of the feria, MD 183*
I Vespers of the First Sunday of Lent: Antiphons and psalms of Saturday, rest MD 184* ff
For St Walburga, MD 21**

Sunday 26 February – First Sunday of Lent, Class I

Lauds: Antiphons from MD 186*ff, with psalms of Sunday (Ps 50, 117, 62); rest from MD 186* ff
Prime to None: Antiphons etc, MD 188* ff
Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday from the psalter; rest from MD 190* ff

Monday 27 February – Class III

[see notes on Ordinary of Ferial Office in Lent]

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190* ff; 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 28 February – 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 29 February - Ember Wednesday, Class II

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 psalm; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 197*

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