Ordo for August 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

Wednesday August 1 – The Holy Maccabees, memorial

All as in the psalter for Wednesday with collect MD 469*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [209-210]

Thursday August 2 - St Alphonsus Mary de Liguori, Memorial [EF: Cl 3]

All as in the psalter for Thursday with collect MD 469*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [210].

Friday August 3 – Class IV

All as in the psalter for Friday, with collect of the Sunday, MD 469*

Saturday August 4 – St. Dominic, Confessor, Class III

See MD [211].
Matins: One reading of the feast
Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the day; rest from the Common of a Confessor not a bishop, MD (78); Collect, MD [211]
Terce to None: Collect, MD [211]

I Vespers of First Sunday in August, MD 451* (Canticle antiphon)/Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 470* (Collect)

Sunday August 5 – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost; Dedication of the Church of Our Lady of the Snows, Memorial

Matins: Nocturns I&II readings for first Sunday of August
Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce Iam Lucis; canticle antiphon and collect MD 469-70*; for the commemoration at Lauds MD [211-2].
Terce to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 470*
Vespers (of the Sunday): Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 470*

Monday August 6 – Transfiguration of Our Lord, Class II

Matins: Three nocturns with Invitatory antiphon, hymn, psalms, antiphons and readings of the feast.
Lauds to None: See MD [212]ff.
Vespers of the Transfiguration, MD [216]ff

Tuesday August 7 – SS Sixtus II, Pope and Martyr; and Felicissimus and Agapitus, Martyrs, Memorial [EF: St Cajetan, Confessor, Class III]

All as in the psalter for Tuesday, collect MD 470*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [219]

Wednesday August 8 – St Cyriacus, Memorial [EF: St John Mary Vianney, Cl 3]

All as in the psalter for Wednesday, collect MD 470*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [219-220]

Thursday August 9 – Vigil of St Lawrence, martyr, Class III

Matins: Two nocturns with three readings of the feast; responsories from the preceding Sunday.
Lauds to Vespers: All as in the psalter for Thursday with collect from MD [220]

Friday August 10 – St. Lawrence, Martyr, Class II

See MD [221]ff:
Matins: Three nocturns: Invitatory antiphon, hymn, antiphons, readings and responsories of the feast; psalms from Common of a martyr.
Lauds: Antiphons of the feast, MD [221] with festal psalms, MD 44; rest from MD [222-3]
Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds with chapter etc, MD [223]ff
Vespers: Antiphons, MD [225] with psalms from the Common of a Martyr, MD (36); rest from MD [225]ff

Saturday August 11 – Office of Our Lady on Saturday; St. Tiburtius, Martyr, Memorial [EF: also a memorial of St. Susanna, Virgin, Martyr]

MD (129)ff. At Matins Reading for Saturday 2; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [227-8]

I Vespers of Second Sunday of August, MD 451*; collect for Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, MD 471*

Sunday August 12 – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost; St. Clare, Virgin, Memorial

Matins: Nocturns I&II readings, Sunday 2 of August
Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon MD 470*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [228]
Terce to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 471*
Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 471*

Monday August 13 –SS Pontianus, Pope and Hippolytus, Martyrs, Memorial

All as for Monday in the psalter with collect, MD 471*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [228-9]

Tuesday August 14 – Vigil of the Assumption, Class II

Matins: Three readings for the Vigil
Lauds to None: all as for Tuesday in the psalter with collect of the Vigil, collect, MD [229]
I Vespers of the Assumption, MD[230]ff.

Note that there is a choice of Office: the ‘new’ Office composed after the formal declaration of the dogma, MD 230]ff, or the older version, MD [238]ff

Wednesday 15 - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class I

See MD [230]ff.
Matins: Three nocturns, all texts proper to the feast.
Lauds: MD [233]ff or MD [241]ff – Festal psalms with texts of the feast
Prime to None: Antiphons (and chapters) of the feast
Vespers: All as for I Vespers except for Magnificat antiphon

Thursday August 16 – Class IV [EF: St Joachim, Cl 2]

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

Friday August 17 – Class IV [EF: St Hyacinth, M, 3cl]

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

Saturday August 18 – Office of Our Lady on Saturday; St. Agapitus, Martyr, Memorial

Matins: Reading for Saturday 3;
Lauds to None: MD (129)ff for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [245].
Vespers for third Saturday of August, MD 451*/Twelfth Sunday, collect MD 472*

Sunday August 19 – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

MD 471-2*:
Matins: Readings for third Sunday of August
Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon MD 471*
Terce to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 472*
Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 472*

Monday August 20 - St Bernard Abbot and Doctor, Class III

See MD [245]ff
Matins: One reading, of the feast
Lauds and Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the day, rest from the Common of a Confessor, MD (78) or from MD [246]ff
At all hours: Collect of the feast, MD [245]

Tuesday August 21 - Blessed Bernard Ptolemy OSB, Abbot, memorial [EF: St Jane Frances de Chantal]

All as for Tuesday in the psalter with collect MD 472*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [249]

Wednesday August 22 – St Timothy, memorial [EF: Immaculate Heart of the BVM, Cl 2]

All as for Wednesday in the psalter, collect MD 472*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [250]

Thursday August 23 – Class IV [EF: St Philip Benizi, Cl 3]

All as for Thursday in the psalter, collect MD 472*

Friday August 24 - St Bartholomew, Apostle, Class II

Matins: Nocturn II&III readings of the feast, ret from the Common of Apostles.
Lauds to Vespers: All as in the Common of Apostles, MD (9)ff except for the collect, MD [250]

Saturday August 25 – Our Lady on Saturday [In some places/EF: St Louis, Cl 3]

Matins: Readings for Saturday 4&5
Lauds to None: MD (129)ff

For St Louis, see MD 42**

I Vespers of Fourth Sunday of August, MD 452* with collect for Thirteen Sunday, MD 473*

Sunday August 26 – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

MD 472-3*:
Matins: Readings for Sunday 4
Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon MD 472*
Terce to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 473*
Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 473*; at Lauds, make a commemoration using the texts from MD [265]

Monday August 27 – Class IV [EF: St Joseph Calasanctius, Cl 3]

All as in the psalter for Monday with collect MD 473*

Tuesday August 28 – St Augustine of Hippo, Class III

Matins: One reading of the feast
Lauds and Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the day with rest from the Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64) except for the Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD [251]
All hours: Collect of the feast MD [251]

Wednesday August 29 - Beheading of St John the Baptist, Class III

See MD [252]ff
Matins: One reading of the feast
Lauds to Vespers: Festal psalms with antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD [252]ff

Thursday August 30 – SS Felix and Adauctus, Martyrs, Memorial; EF/in some places, St Rose of Lima

All as in the psalter for Thursday with collect MD 473*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [257]

For St Rose, see MD 43**

Friday August 31 – Class IV [EF: St Raymund Nonnatus, Cl 3]

All as in the psalter for Friday, with collect MD 473*

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