October 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.

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

Monday 1 October - Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Remigius]

All as in the psalter for Monday with collect (of Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost) MD 477*

Tuesday 2 October – The Holy Guardian Angels, Class III

MD [291]ff:
Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn and one reading of the feast.
Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons and propers from MD [291]ff
Prime to None: Antiphons, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast
Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds, Psalms of Sunday except for the last (Ps 137), proper texts MD [295]ff

Wednesday 3 October – St Teresa of the Child Jesus, Memorial [EF, Cl 3, **in some places, Class I]

All as for Wednesday in the psalter with collect MD 477*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [297]

If Class I, MD 45**

Thursday 4 October – St Francis, Confessor, Class III

MD [298]:
Matins: One reading of the feast.
Lauds to Vespers: psalms and antiphons of Tuesday; rest from the Common of a Confessor, MD (78) with collect, MD [298]

Friday 5 October – SS Maurus and Placid, confessors, Disciples of St Benedict, Class III

MD [299]ff:
Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn and one reading of the feast.
Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons and propers from MD [299]ff
Prime to None: Antiphons, chapter, versicle [and collect] of the feast, MD [302-4]
Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds, Psalms of Sunday, proper texts MD [303]ff

Saturday 6 October – Our Lady on Saturday; St Bruno, Confessor, Memorial [EF, Cl 3]

Matins: Reading for Saturday I of October
Lauds to None: MD (129)ff; at Lauds make a commemoration, MD [305]
Vespers of first Sunday of October, MD 457*/Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, collect MD 478*

Sunday 7 October – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

MD 478*:
Matins: First Sunday of October
Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Aeterne Reum Conditor [note change of hymn]; canticle antiphon MD 478*
Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 478*
Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 478*

Monday 8 October – Class IV [EF: St Brigid, Widow, Cl 3]

All as in the psalter for Monday with collect MD 478*

Tuesday 9 October – Class IV [EF: St John Leonardi, Cl 3]

All as in the psalter for Tuesday with collect MD 478*

Wednesday 10 October – Class IV [EF: St Francis Borgia, Cl 3]

All as in the psalter for Wednesday with collect MD 478*

Thursday 11 October – Class IV [EF: Maternity of Our Lady, Cl 2]

All as in the psalter for Thursday with collect MD 478*

Friday 12 October – Class IV*** in some places, St Wilfrid OSB, Class III

All as in the psalter for Friday with collect MD 478*

For St Wilfrid: MD 45**

Saturday 13 October – Our Lady on Saturday [EF/in some places, St Edward, King and Confessor, Class 2/3]

Matins: Reading of Saturday 2
Lauds to None: MD (129)ff

For St Edward, see MD 45**

I Vespers – Second Sunday of October, MD 458*; collect of Twentieth Sunday, MD 479*

Sunday 14 October – Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II; St Callistus, Pope and Martyr, memorial

MD 479*:
Matins: Second Sunday of October
Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Aeterne Reum Conditor; canticle antiphon MD 479*; for the commemoration of the saint, MD [314]
Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 479*
Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 479*

Monday 15 October – St Teresa, Virgin, Class III

MD [314]ff:
Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn and one reading of the feast.
Lauds and Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Saturday with chapter, hymn etc from MD [315]ff
Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from Common of Virgins; collect, MD [316]

Tuesday 16 October – Class IV***in some places, St Gall, Abbot [EF: St Hedwig, Widow, Class III]

All as in the psalter for Tuesday with collect MD 479*

For St Gall, see MD 46**ff

Wednesday 17 October – Class IV [EF: St Margaret Mary Alocoque, Cl 3]

All as in the psalter for Wednesday with collect MD 479*

Thursday 18 October – St Luke, Evangelist, Class II

MD [317]ff:
Matins: All from the Common of Apostles except readings and responsories for Nocturns II &III
Lauds to Vespers: All as for the Common of Apostles, MD (9), with collect from MD [317-8]

Friday 19 October – Class IV [EF: St Peter of Alcantara, Class III]

All as in the psalter for Friday with collect MD 479*

Saturday 20 October – Our Lady on Saturday [EF: St John Cantius, Class III]

Matins: Reading for Fourth Saturday
Lauds to None: See MD (129)
Vespers – Fourth Sunday of October, MD 458-9*; collect of Twenty-First Sunday, MD 480*

Sunday 21 October – Twenty first Sunday after Pentecost, Class II; St Hilarion, Abbot, Memorial

Matins: Fourth Sunday of October
Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Aeterne Reum Conditor; canticle antiphon MD 480*; commemoration, MD [318]
Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 480*
Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 480*

Monday 22 October – Class IV

All as in the psalter for Monday with collect MD 480*

Tuesday 23 October – Class IV [EF: St Antony Mary Claret Class III]

All as in the psalter for Tuesday with collect MD 480*

Wednesday 24 October – Class IV [EF/***in some places, St Raphael, Class I/III]

All as in the psalter for Wednesday with collect MD 480*

**MD 51ff**

Thursday 25 October – SS Chrysanthus and Daria, Martyrs, Memorial

All as in the psalter for Thursday with collect MD 480*; For the commemoration at Lauds, see MD [327]

Friday 26 October - Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Evaristus]

All as in the psalter for Friday with collect MD 480*

Saturday 27 October – Our Lady on Saturday

Matins: Reading for Fifth Saturday
Lauds to None: See MD (129)ff

I Vespers of Christ the King, MD [318] ff

Sunday 28 October– Feast of Christ the King, Class I

All is of the feast, see MD [322] ff

[nb SS Simon and Jude not celebrated this year]

Monday 29 October – Class IV

All as for Monday in the psalter, collect of the twenty-second Sunday, MD 481*

Tuesday 30 October - Class IV

All as for Tuesday in the psalter with collect MD 481*

Wednesday 31 October – Class IV

Matins to None: All as for Wednesday in the psalter with collect MD 481*

I Vespers of All Saints, MD [328]ff

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