Ordo for September 2012


British Library, Additional MS 18851
c1480s
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

Saturday 1 September - Saturday of Our Lady

[***In some places, St Vibiana; EF: Commemoration of St Giles, Abb & of 12 Holy Brothers, MM]

Matins: Reading for Saturday 1 in September
Lauds to None: MD (129)ff

**For St Vibiana: MD 43**

I Vespers of First Sunday of September, MD 452-3*; Collect MD 473-4*:

Sunday 2 September – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

MD 473-4*:
Matins: Readings for Sunday I in September
Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon MD 473*
Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 473-4*
Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 473-4*

Monday 3 September - St Pius X, Pope and Confessor, 3rd class [***In some places St Seraphia]

Matins: One reading, of the feast.
Lauds and Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Thursday, with the rest from the Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64)
Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common; collect, MD [258]

**For St Seraphia, MD 43**

Tuesday 4 September – Class IV

All as in the psalter for Tuesday with Collect MD 473-4*:

Wednesday 5 September – Class IV [EF: St Laurence Justinian, Cl 3]

All as in the psalter for Wednesday with Collect MD 473-4*:

Thursday 6 September - Class IV

All as in the psalter for Thursday with Collect MD 473-4*:

Friday 7 September - Class IV [**In some places, St Cloud, Confessor, Class I]

All as in the psalter for Friday with Collect MD 473-4*:

**For St Cloud, MD [258]

Saturday 8 September - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class II [EF: with a commemoration of St Hadrian, Martyr]

See - MD [259]ff.
Matins: Three Nocturns, with invitatory antiphon, hymn and readings of the feast, rest from Common of feasts of the BVM
Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast with festal psalms.
Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds with chapter and versicles, MD [262-3]
Vespers: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD [263] with psalms from the Common of Feasts of Our Lady at Vespers, with a commemoration of the Sunday, MD 453* and collect MD 474-5*

Sunday 9 September - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost; St Gorgonius, Martyr, Memorial

MD 474-5*:
Matins: Readings for the Second Sunday in September
Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect MD 474-5*; for the commemoration, MD [264-5].
Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 474-5*
Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 474-5*

Monday 10 September – Class IV [EF: St Nicholas of Tolentino, Confessor, Class III]

All as for Monday in the psalter with collect (of Sunday) MD 474-5*.

Tuesday 11 September - SS Protus and Hyacinth, Martyrs, Memorial

All as for Tuesday in the psalter with collect MD 474-5*; at Lauds, make a commemoration using the texts from MD [265]

Wednesday 12 September – Class IV

All as for Wednesday in the psalter with collect MD 474-5*

Thursday 13 September - Class IV

All as for Thursday in the psalter with collect MD 474-5*

Friday 14 September – Exaltation of Holy Cross, Class II

See MD [266]
Matins: Three nocturns, all texts proper to the feast.
Lauds – Festal psalms (of Sunday) with antiphons and proper texts from MD [266]ff
Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds; chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [269] ff
Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds (omit fourth); psalms of Sunday; proper texts of the feast from MD [270]ff

[nb start of monastic Lent]

Saturday 15 September – The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class III [EF: Class II]

Matins: Two nocturns - Invitatory antiphon, hymn and one reading of the feast.
Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts, MD [273]ff; festal psalms.
Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds; chapter, versicle and collect, MD [276] ff

I Vespers of Third Sunday of September, MD 453-4*; Collect MD 475-6*

Sunday 16 September – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost; SS Cornelius, Pope and Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs, Memorial

MD 475-6*:
Matins: Third Sunday of September
Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon MD 475-6*; at Lauds make a commemoration of the saints, using the texts from MD [278]
Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 475*
Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 475-6*

Monday 17 September – St Hildegarde OSB, Virgin, Memorial [EF: Commemoration of the Imprinting of the Stigmata of St Francis]

All as in the Office for Monday throughout the year with collect MD 475*; at Lauds, make a commemoration of the saint using the texts from MD [278-9]

Tuesday 18 September – Class IV [EF: St Joseph of Cupertino, cl 3]

All as in the Office for Tuesday throughout the year with collect MD 475*

Wednesday 19 September – Ember Wednesday, Class II

All as in the psalter for Wednesday except for:
 canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers and collect, MD 454*;
 closing prayers are said kneeling.

Thursday 20 September – Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Eustace and his companions]

All as in the Office for Thursday throughout the year with collect MD 475*

Friday 21 September - St Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist, Class II; Commemoration of Ember Friday

MD [279]:
Matins: Three nocturns, all from the Common of Apostles except readings for Nocturns II&III
Lauds to Vespers: All from the Common of Apostles, MD (9), with the collect from MD [279]; for the commemoration at Lauds and Vespers, MD 455*

Saturday 22 September – Ember Saturday, Class II; St Maurice and Companions, Martyrs, Memorial

All as in the psalter for Saturday except for Benedictus antiphon and collect, MD 456*; the concluding prayers are said kneeling; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [280]

I Vespers of the Fourth Sunday of September, MD 456*; Collect of the Seventeenth Sunday, MD 476*

Sunday 23 September - Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II; St Linus I, Pope and martyr, Memorial

MD 476-7*:
Matins: Fourth Sunday of September
Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Aeterne Reum Conditor; canticle antiphon MD 476-7*; for the commemoration, MD [280-1]
Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 476*
Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 476-7*

Monday 24 September – Class IV [EF: Commemoration of Our Lady of Ransom]

All as for Monday in the psalter with collect MD 476*

Tuesday 25 September – Class IV

All as for Tuesday in the psalter with collect MD 476*

Wednesday 26 September - Class IV [EF: Commemoration of SS Cyprian and Justina]

All as for Wednesday in the psalter with collect MD 476*

Thursday 27 September - SS Cosmas and Damian, Martyrs, Memorial [EF: Class III]

All as for Thursday in the psalter with collect MD 476*; at Lauds, make a commemoration of the saints, MD [281]

Friday 28 September - Class IV [EF: S Wenceslaus, Class III]

Matins to None: All as for Friday in the psalter with collect MD 476*

First Vespers of St Michael, MD [282]: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast with psalms of Sunday

Saturday 29 September - The Dedication of St Michael the Archangel, Class I

See MD [284]ff:
Matins: Three nocturns with proper texts of the feast
Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [284]ff with festal psalms
Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds, chapter versicles and collect, MD [287]ff
Vespers: All as for I Vespers except the fourth psalm and Magnificat antiphon, see MD [289]ff [with a commemoration of the Sunday, MD 457*, collect MD 477*

Sunday 30 September - Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

MD 477*:
Matins: Fifth Sunday of September
Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Aeterne Reum Conditor; canticle antiphon MD 477*
Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 477*
Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 477*

4 comments:

Joseph said...

Kate,
Where do you obtain the rubrics that you refer to in your blog? I see things like General Rubrics, Book1, or Book V, Book 17, etc.

Is this a set of books that one buys, or is it a public domain document that is on-line?

Also, in the introduction pages of the Farn MD, in the calendar, what to the columns and symbols mean?

Cycle Epact (?)
xxiv, xx, ix, etc.
D.L. (?)
A, b, c, d, e, f, g
Day of Month
Kal, iv, iii, Prid, Ibib, etc.

Thanks,
Joseph

Kate Edwards said...

Joseph - The rubrics are available (in Latin only) in the two volme Breviarium Monasticum.

The various abbreviations you mention I suspect are alignments with old calendars, but I haven't bothered trying to unpack them.

Ben Dunlap said...

I've wondered about "Cycle Epact" and "D.L." as well. I do know that the left-hand side of the "Day of Month" column is simply the ancient Roman method of counting days:

Kal. (Kalends) = First day of the month

Non. (Nones) = Fifth or seventh day of the month (defined as "eighth day before Ides")

Idib. (Ides) = 13th day of most months, but the 15th of March, May, July, and October.

Prid. is short for Pridie or "day before" -- so Prid. Kal. would be the day before the Kalends, etc.

And then the lowercase Roman numerals counting down indicate the number of days before the next named day.

A quick Google suggests that Cycle Epact is somehow connected with the moon but it's obviously not too direct of a connection or the sequence would have to change a bit each year.

Kate Edwards said...

Ben - You are right about the Latin and the terminology of the ancient Roman calendar, but the issue is how to interpret them.

As I kind of suggested, my guess had been that taken together, the references are to the Julian calendar (replaced in 1582 but still used in some places until recently), but I've never bothered to sit down and try and confirm that!

But the references to lunar cycles could mean that it is actually the 1923 'revised Julian' calendar which takes into account both the solar year and the lunar cyckes, or some other variant used for liturgical purposes at one point or other!