Sixth Sunday after Pentecost/Fourteenth Sunday of Ordinary Time

Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry
I Vespers

The antiphon at I Vespers this Saturday refers to the first nocturn readings at Matins, from II Kings (Samuel) 12, when God sends Nathan to David to call him to account for his adultery with Bathsheba, leading to David confessing his sin:

Obsecro Domine, aufer iniquitatem servi tui, quia insipienter egi.

I beseech thee, O Lord, do away the iniquity of thy servant, for I have done very foolishly.

Sunday Lauds and Vespers

In the Extraordinary Form/Benedictine 1962 calendar, the Gospel this Sunday is St Mark 8: 1-9, the feeding of the multitude.  The Benedictus and Magnificat canticles both refer to this.

At Laudes:

Cum turba multa  esset cum Iesu, nec haberent quod manducarent; convocatis discipulis, ait illis: Misereor super turbam: quia ecce iam triduo sustinent me, nec habent quod manducent, alleluia.

The multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called His disciples unto Him, and saith unto them I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with Me three days, and have nothing to eat. Alleluia.

At Vespers:

Misereor super turbam: quia ecce iam triduo sustinent me, nec habent quod manducent: et si dimisero eos ieiunos, deficient in via, alleluia.

I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with Me three days, and have nothing to eat; and if I send them away fasting, they will faint by the way. Alleluia.

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