Ordo for March 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.


Ordo for March

Thursday 1 March – Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 197*- 198*

Prime: antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), as 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, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 198*

Friday 2 March – Ember Friday, Class II

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 198-9*

Prime: antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), as 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, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 199*

Saturday 3 March – Ember Saturday, Class II

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 199*

Prime: antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), as 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.

I Vespers of the Second Sunday of Lent: Psalms and antiphons of Saturday, chapter etc from MD 199* ff

Sunday 4 March – Second Sunday of Lent, Class I

See MD 20*:

Lauds: Antiphons, MD 201* ff with psalm scheme 1 (Ps 50, 117, 62); chapter etc, MD 202*

Prime to None: Antiphons and chapter verses, MD 204-5*

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter etc as per I Vespers; versicle and Magnificat antiphon, MD 205*

Monday 5 March – Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 206*

Prime: antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), as 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, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 206*

Tuesday 6 March – Class III; SS Perpetua and Felicitas, memorial

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 206-7*; for the commemoration, MD [74]

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, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 193-5*;Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 207*

Wednesday 7 March – Class III; St Thomas Aquinas, memorial

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 207-8*; for the commemoration, MD [75]

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, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 208*

Thursday 8 March – Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 208*

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, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 208-9*

Friday 9 March – Class III; St Frances of Rome OSB, Memorial

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 209*; for the commemoration, MD [75-6]

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, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 193-5*;Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 209-10*

Saturday 10 March – Class III; The Forty Holy Martyrs, Memorial [EF St John of God, Memorial]

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 210*; for the commemoration, MD [76]

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.

I Vespers of the Third Sunday of Lent, MD 210* ff: antiphons and psalms of Saturday, rest from MD 210* ff

Sunday 11 March – Third Sunday of Lent, Class I

See MD 212*ff:

Lauds: Antiphons, MD 212* ff with psalm scheme 1 (Ps 50, 117, 62); chapter etc for the Sunday

Prime to None: Antiphons and chapter verses, MD 215*

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter etc as per I Vespers; versicle and Magnificat antiphon MD 216*

Monday 12 March - St Gregory the Great OSB, Class II [EF: Memorial only]

See MD [77] ff; with a commemoration of the feria at Lauds and Vespers, MD 217*.

Tuesday 13 March – Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 217-8*

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, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 193-5*;Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 218*

Wednesday 14 March – Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 218*

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, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 218-9*

Thursday 15 March – Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 219*

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, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 219-20*

Friday 16 March – Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 220*

Prime: antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*as Terce to None: antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, as noted in the psalter and MD 192-3*;Collect of Lauds.

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 220*

**Or I Vespers of St Patrick (all from the Common of a Confessor Bishop, collect MD 22**) with a commemoration of the feria

Saturday 17 March – Class III (in some places, St Patrick, Class I)

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 220-1*

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.

For St Patrick, see MD 22**

I Vespers of the Fourth Sunday of Lent: Antiphons and psalms of Saturday, rest from MD 221* ff

Sunday 18 March – Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday), Class I; St Cyril, memorial
MD 223*ff:

Lauds: Antiphons, MD 223* with psalm scheme 1 (Ps 50, 117, 62); chapter etc for the Sunday; for the commemoration, MD [83]

Prime to None: Antiphons and chapter verses, MD 226-7*

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter etc as per I Vespers; versicle and Magnificat antiphon MD 227* with a commemoration of St Joseph, MD [84]

Monday 19 March – St Joseph, Class I

MD [84] ff, with a commemoration of the feria at Lauds and Vespers, MD 227-8*

Tuesday 20 March – Class III [in some places, St Cuthbert]

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 227*

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: I Vespers of St Benedict, MD [91]ff, with a commemoration of the feria, MD 228-9*

Wednesday 21 March – St Benedict Class I

MD [91] ff, with a commemoration of the feria at Lauds and Vespers, MD 229-30*

Thursday 22 March – Class III (in some places St Nicholas of Flue)

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 230*

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, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 230*

For St Nicholas of Flue, MD 23**

Friday 23 March – Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 230-1*

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, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 231*

Saturday 24 March – Class III [EF: St Gabriel, memorial]

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 231-2*

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.

I Vespers of Sunday, MD 232*: Psalms and antiphons of Saturday, rest from MD 232* ff

Sunday 25 March – First Passion Sunday, Class I

MD 234*ff:

Lauds: Antiphons for the day, MD 234* ff with psalm scheme 1 (Ps 50, 117, 62); rest from MD 234* ff

Prime to None: Antiphons and chapter verses, MD 238-9*

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter etc as per I Vespers, MD 234*ff; versicle and Magnificat antiphon MD 239*; commemoration of the Annunciation, MD [100]

Monday 26 March – Annunciation of the BVM, Class I

See MD [102] ff, with a commemoration of the feria at Lauds and Vespers, MD 246-7*

Tuesday 27 March – Class III, St John Damascene, Memorial

Note the rubrics of Passiontide (including propers of the season), MD 240* ff

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 240*ff; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 247-8*; for the commemoration, MD [106]

Prime: antiphon for first Passion week (Libera me), noted in the psalter and MD 242*

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the first Passion week, noted in the psalter and MD 242-244*, collect of Lauds.

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 244-6*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 248*

Wednesday 28 March – Class III [EF: Commemoration of St John of Capistran]

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 240*ff; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 248-9*

Prime: antiphon for first Passion week (Libera me), noted in the psalter and MD 242*

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the first Passion week, noted in the psalter and MD 242-244*, collect of Lauds.

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 244-6*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 249*

Thursday 29 March – Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 240*ff; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 249-50*

Prime: antiphon for first Passion week (Libera me), noted in the psalter and MD 242*

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the first Passion week, noted in the psalter and MD 242-244*, collect of Lauds.

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 244-6*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 250*

Friday 30 March – Class III [EF: Commemoration of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary]

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 240*ff; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 250-1

Prime: antiphon for first Passion week (Libera me), noted in the psalter and MD 242*

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the first Passion week, noted in the psalter and MD 242-244*, collect of Lauds.

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 244-6*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 251-2*

Saturday 31 March – Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 240*ff; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 252*

Prime: antiphon for first Passion week (Libera me), noted in the psalter and MD 242*

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the first Passion week, noted in the psalter and MD 242-244*, collect of Lauds.

I Vespers of Second Passion Sunday (Palm Sunday): Antiphons and pslams of Saturday; rest from MD 252* ff

3 comments:

sirhumphrey said...

In my diurnal the collect for Thursday within the third week of lent is that of the Solemnity of SS Cosmos and Damian (page 219*)

Kate said...

Yes, the collect reflects the fact taht the stational church for today in Rome is SS Cosmas and Damian in the forum.

This marks the mid-point of Lent.

sirhumphrey said...

Thanks for that Kate, I was thinking it was a misprint!