Ordo for January 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.

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

Note that EF=Roman Extraordinary Form calendar.

You will of course need to add in any local feasts celebrated in your monastery, parish, diocese and country.

The Ordo

Sunday 1 January – Octave of the Nativity of Our Lord, Class I

See MD 108*.

Matins: Proper antiphons etc, psalms of Christmas
Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast MD 108* with festal (Sunday) psalms, MD 44.
Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD 108*
Terce to None: Antiphons, chapters, versicle and collect of the feast, MD 111*
Vespers: As for I Vespers, MD 104* with Magnificat antiphon Magnum hereditatis, MD 113*.
Compline: Marian Antiphon Alma Redemptoris Mater

Monday 2 January – Class IV (**St Thomas of Canterbury; Holy Name of Jesus)

Note: See rubrics for the Ordinary of the Office after the Octave of the Nativity, MD 119*-115ff

Matins: Readings for 2 January

Lauds: Psalms and antiphons for Monday throughout the year; chapter, responsory, hymn, Benedictus antiphon and collect for the Nativity, MD 120*-121*
Prime: All as for Monday ‘throughout the year and Nativitytide’
Terce to None: All as for Monday in the psalter, with chapter, versicle and collect for nativitytide MD 122*-123*
Vespers: Antiphons and psalms for Monday with chapter, responsory, hymn and Magnificat antiphon for Nativitytide, MD 123*-125*

**for St Thomas, see MD 2**

Tuesday 3 January – Class IV

Matins: Readings for 3 January

Lauds: Psalms and antiphons for throughout the year with chapter, responsory, hymn, Benedictus antiphon and collect for the Nativity, MD 120*-121*
Prime: All as for Tuesday ‘throughout the year and Nativitytide’
Terce to None: All as for Tues to Saturday with antiphons for throughout the year and nativitytide, chapter and versicles for nativitytide
Vespers: Antiphons and psalms for Tuesday with chapter, responsory, hymn and Magnificat antiphon for Nativitytide, MD 123*-125*

Wednesday 4 January – St Titus, Bishop and Confessor, Memorial

Matins: Readings for 4 January
Lauds: Psalms and antiphons for throughout the year with chapter, responsory, hymn, Benedictus antiphon and collect for the Nativity, MD 120*-121*. After the collect make a commemoration of St Titus, using the texts from MD 125*-126*.
Prime: All as for ‘throughout the year and Nativitytide’
Terce to None: All as for throughout the year and nativitytide
Vespers: Antiphons and psalms for Wednesday with chapter, responsory, hymn and Magnificat antiphon for Nativitytide, MD 123*-125*

Thursday 5 January – Class IV [EF: Vigil of the Epiphany]

Matins: Readings for 5 January
Lauds: Psalms and antiphons for throughout the year with chapter, responsory, hymn, Benedictus antiphon and collect for the Nativity, MD 120*-121*
Prime to None: All as in the psalter for ‘throughout the year and nativitytide’

END OF NATIVITYTIDE

Vespers: I Vespers of the Epiphany of Our Lord – see MD 126*ff: Antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn for the feast, MD 126*-129* with Sunday psalms, MD 203 ff

Friday 6 January – Epiphany of Our Lord: Class I

See MD 129*ff.
Matins: All of the feast
Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD 129*, with festal (Sunday) psalms, MD 44.
Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, Ante luciferum, MD 129* with psalms etc of Friday.
Terce to None: Antiphons, chapters, versicle and collect of the feast, MD 132*-133* with hymns and psalms for 'throughout the week'.
Vespers, antiphons for the feast, as at I Vespers, MD 126*ff, with Magnificat antiphon from MD 133*.

Saturday 7 January – Saturday of our Lady

Matins: as for Office of Our Lady throughout the year except for collect for after the Nativity; reading 3 for Saturday I of January
Lauds to None: Office of Our Lady after Christmas, see MD (133) ff
(All as for throughout the year except for the Benedictus antiphon and collect, and antiphons for Prime to None)
I Vespers of the first Sunday after Epiphany: MD 140*
(Psalms antiphons of Saturday, with proper chapter, versicle, hymn etc)

Sunday 8 January – First Sunday after the Epiphany: Class II [EF and in some places: Holy Family**]

For Holy Family see MD 3**
Matins: Invitatory, hymn and versicles of Epiphanytide; antiphons and psalms of Sunday; Canticles (Third Nocturn) of Epiphany.
Lauds: psalm schema 2 – 92, 99, 62; Sunday antiphons with chapter, hymn etc from MD142*ff
Prime: as in the psalter for Sunday
Terce to None: see MD 144*ff – as for Sunday but with chapter, versicle and collect of the First Sunday after Epiphany
Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday with chapter, short responsory and hymn of I Vespers; Magnificat antiphon MD 146*

Monday 9 January – Class IV

EPIPHANYTIDE: Note instructions for the Ordinary of the Epiphany (Epiphanytide), MD 133*ff.

Lauds: Chapter, hymn etc, MD 133*ff; Benedictus antiphon Day II, MD 135*
Prime to None: Antiphons etc of epiphanytide; collect MD 136*

Tuesday 10 January – St Paul the First Hermit, Confessor, Memorial

Lauds: Chapter, hymn etc, MD 133*ff; Benedictus antiphon Day III, MD 135*; after the collect make a memorial of St Paul, MD [23].
Prime to None: Antiphons etc of epiphanytide; collect MD 136*
Vespers: Chapter, hymn, etc, MD 137*; Magnificat antiphon Day III, MD 139*

Wednesday 11 January – Class IV

Lauds: Chapter, hymn etc, MD 133*ff; Benedictus antiphon Day IV, MD 135*; after the collect make a memorial of St Paul, MD [23].
Prime to None: Antiphons etc of epiphanytide; collect MD 136*
Vespers: Chapter, hymn, etc, MD 137*; Magnificat antiphon Day IV, MD 139*

Thursday 12 January – Class IV (**in some places: St Benedict Biscop, Abbot, Class I)

Lauds: Chapter, hymn etc, MD 133*ff; Benedictus antiphon Day V, MD 136*
Prime to None: Antiphons etc of epiphanytide; collect MD 136*
Vespers: Chapter, hymn, etc, MD 137*; Magnificat antiphon Day V, MD 139*
For St Benedict Biscop, see MD 10**

Friday 13 January – Commemoration of Our Lord’s Baptism: Class II

All is said as on the feast of the Epiphany, MD 129*ff, but with collect from MD 140*:

Matins: Three nocturns.
Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD 129*, with festal (Sunday) psalms, MD 44; collect from MD 140*.
Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, Ante luciferum, MD 129*with psalms etc of Friday.
Terce to None: Antiphons, chapters, versicle and collect of the feast, MD 132*-133* with hymns and psalms for 'throughout the week' and collect from MD 140*.
Vespers, antiphons for the feast, as at I Vespers, MD 126*ff, with Magnificat antiphon from MD 133*; collect from MD 140*.

Saturday 14 January – Our Lady on Saturday; St Hilary, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor; St Felix, priest: Memorials

Note: From now until Septuagesima, all is said as for ‘throughout the year’ as set out in the psalter

Matins to None: Office of Our Lady after Christmas, see MD (133) ff; for the commemoration, MD [24]; at Matins reading 3 is of second Saturday of January
I Vespers of Second Sunday of Epiphany, MD 146*

Sunday 15 January – Second Sunday after the Epiphany (**Our Lady of Prompt Succour: Class I; EF: St Paul the First Hermit)

All as in the psalter for Sundays throughout the year:
At Lauds, psalm schema 1 – 50, 117, 62 with hymn Aeterne rerum Conditor.
Collect and canticle antiphons from MD 146* -147*

Monday 16 January –St Marcellus I, Pope and Martyr, Memorial

All as for throughout the year for Monday; collect MD 147*; for the commemoration, MD [25]

Tuesday 17 January – St Anthony, Abbot: Class III

Matins: Reading 3 of the feast
Lauds and Vespers, psalms and antiphons of Monday, with the rest from the Common of a Confessor not a bishop, MD (78) and collect MD [26].
Terce to None, chapter and versicle from the Common with collect from MD [26].

Wednesday 18 January – Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Prisca]

All as in the Office for Wednesday, with the collect of Sunday, MD 147*

Thursday 19 January – SS Marius, Martha, Audifax and Abachum, Martrys, Memorial

All as in the Office for Thursday with the collect of Sunday, MD 147*; at Lauds, make a commemoration after the collect, using the texts from MD [26].

Friday 20 January – SS Fabian, Pope and Sebastian, Martyrs: Class III

At Lauds and Vespers, psalms and antiphons of Friday, with the rest from the Common of Many Martyrs, MD (43). Terce to None, chapter and versicle from the Common.
At all hours, collect from MD [27].

Saturday 21 January – St Agnes, Virgin and Martyr: Class III (Class II for monasteries of nuns) (**St Meinrad, Class I)

See MD [27] – [34].

Matins: Invitatory and hymn from the Common of Virgins, lessons 1&2 of the day, lesson 3 and responsories of the feast.
Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD [27] ff with festal (Sunday) psalms, MD 44.
Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, with psalms of Saturday.
Terce to None: Antiphons, chapters, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [30] ff with hymns and psalms [for 'throughout the week'].

For St Meinrad, MD 16**ff

I Vespers of Third Sunday, MD 147*ff

Sunday 22 January –Third Sunday after the Epiphany; St Vincent, Martyr, Memorial (**in some places, St Meinrad)

All as in the psalter for Sundays throughout the year.
At Lauds, psalm schema 1 – 50, 117, 62 with hymn Aeterne rerum Conditor; make a commemoration after the collect, MD [34].
Collect and canticle antiphons from MD 148*-149*.

For St Meinrad, MD 20**

Monday 23 January – St Emerentiana, Virgin and Martyr, Memorial

All as for Monday throughout the year, collect MD 148*; for the commemoration at Lauds, see MD [35].

Tuesday 24 January – St Timothy, Bishop, Martyr, memorial

All as in the Office for Tuesday throughout the year, with the collect of Sunday, MD 148*; at Lauds, make a commemoration after the collect, using the texts from MD [35] – [36].

Wednesday 25 January – Conversion of St Paul, Apostle, Class III

See rubrics from MD [36] – [42]

Matins: Invitatory, hymn, readings and collect of the feast; rest as in the psalter
Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD [36]ff with festal (Sunday psalms, MD 44), with collects of St Paul and St Peter under one conclusion.
Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, with psalms of Wednesday.
Terce to None: Antiphons, chapters, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [39] ff with hymns and psalms [for 'throughout the week']. Collect of St Paul, MD [39].
Vespers: Antiphons for the feast, MD [40] with psalms for the Common of Apostles, MD (13). Chapter, responsory etc for the feast, with collects of St Paul and St Peter under one conclusion

Thursday 26 January – St Polycarp, bishop and martyr, Memorial

All as in the Office for Thursday with the collect of Sunday, MD 148*; at Lauds, make a commemoration after the collect, using the texts from MD [42] – [43].

Friday 27 January – St John Chrysostom, bishop, confessor and doctor, Class III

Matins: Readings 1&2 of the day with responsories 1&3; reading 3 of the feast.
Lauds and Vespers: psalms and antiphons of Friday, with the rest from the Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64) except for the Magnifcat antiphon at Vespers, from MD [43].
Terce to None: chapter and versicle from the Common.
At all hours, collect from MD [43]

Saturday 28 January – St Cyril of Alexandria, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor, Memorial

Office of Our Lady on Saturday after Christmas, MD (133); make a commemoration after the collect, MD [44]

Sunday 29 January – Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany; St Frances de Sales, bishop, confessor and doctor, Memorial**


All as in the psalter for Sundays throughout the year.
At Lauds, psalm schema 1 – 50, 117, 62 with hymn Aeterne rerum Conditor; make a commemoration after the collect, using the texts from MD [44] – [45].
Collect and canticle antiphons from MD149* - 150*.
Vespers: As for Saturday in the psalter with Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 149* - 150*.

**As Class I, see MD 21**

Monday 30 January – Class IV

All as for Monday throughout the year, collect MD 149-50*

Tuesday 31 January - St John Bosco, Confessor, Memorial

All as for Tuesday throughout the year, with the collect of Sunday, MD149* - 150*. At Lauds, make a commemoration after the collect, MD [45] – [46].

5 comments:

Michael Dorner said...

For January 8, you have "(All as for throughout the year except for the Benedictus antiphon and collect, and antiphons for Prime to None)." But I see no antiphons for the hours Prime to None, only the versicle and chapter. What I am misunderstanding?
Thanks for all help just before Christmas; I think I am getting the hang of the Diurnal. I'd used the 1971 Liturgy of the Hours in English, published by the Daughters of St Paul, for years, and this is more complicated. I can imagine how difficult the Diurnal must be for those unfamiliar with the Liturgy of the Hours, but the Diurnal is a great improvement and far more rewarding in many ways.

Michael Dorner
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Kate said...

You are right about the complexity, but glad you are finding it worth the effort.

I take it yu actually mean Jan 7, for which the antiphons are of Our Lady on Saturday after Christmas, MD (134) (towards the back of the book).

Michael Dorner said...

Thank you, Kate.

I made two mistakes. First, I used the antiphons,etc. for the Octave of the Epiphany. Second, in doing so I made a second mistake--I looked only at Prime, and not finding an antiphon for the three psalms, was confused and I then wrote you. (Some of the hours have their own antiphons.) In such cases, if I had been correct in what I was doing, I should have used the first antiphon of Lauds for the "small hours," as I think you write somewhere in your pages. (I've been over quite many of them, some several times and am trying to remember everything.)

The biggest mistake I made was taking your directive to use the Office of the BVM on page (134) as "page 134" inserted as parenthetical material, and not as indicative on page (134) as in the last part of the Diurnal.

Sorry about that. I'm learning fast and have gone on, since I am retired, to undertake saying all the Offices. What a difference saying the Diurnal makes in my prayer life, in more ways than one!

I do have a question: In such a solemn time as the Octave of the Epiphany, why would the Saturday Office of the BVM take precedence over any day in the Octave? Is it because all these Octave days, except the Sunday imbedded in them, are feria and not festivals?

Thank you for your patience. (Yes, I did mean January 7.)

Michael Dorner

Kate said...

No problem Michael, actually you seem to have a good grasp on things - this is hard stuff, particularly starting up at ne of the more complex periods of the liturgical year rubrics wise!

And good to hear about the effect of the Office.

In terms of your question about the Office of Our Lady, the short answer is that alas the Octave no longer exists, abolished back in 1955!

Many of the texts from the old octave have been preserved in the 'ordinary of epiphanytide', but the days of the week themselves are only class IV, not class I or II, thus other feasts and offices can take precedence over them.

I suspect you are using not the Farnborough edition of the Diurnal but another one?

Still, easy enough to adapt, with some attention to the Ordo.

Michael Dorner said...

No, I am using the Farnborough Monastic Diurnal. I just received the Anglican Matins book from Lancelot Andrewes Press and started (trying to) use it yesterday afternoon.

After reading your reply, I went back to the Farnborough and, you are correct, there is no mention of an Epiphany Octave. I just assumed that that was what the period after Epiphany -- "Ordinary of the Ferial Office in the Epiphany Season" was. Did all this trigger some ancient memories of when I was an altar boy in the late 1940's and early 1950's, some long dormant memory of an "Octave of the Epiphany"? So many wonderful things in the old liturgy have been lost; I am glad to see them coming back in the revival of the 1960's Diurnal and in the EF of the Mass. A treasury has been lost in the name of modernism and relevancy until now.

Thanks for all your help, Kate.

Michael Dorner