Ordo for April 2013



This calendar has been prepared in accordance with the calendar and rubrics provided in the Breviarium Monasticum summorm pontificum cura recognitum pro omnibus sub regula S. P. Benedicti militantibus, issued by the Abbot Primate at Rome on 1 January 1963.

It should be noted, however, that individual monasteries may observe their own Ordos and use rubrics that differ somewhat from those specified in the Monastic Breviary.

Moreover, in addition to the feasts specified in the calendar, it will be necessary to add in any local feasts particular to the monastery, parish, diocese and country. In particular, this should include (where they have been appointed) the:

• principal patron of the country, region or province as a Class I;
• principal patron of the diocese or territory;
• anniversary of the dedication of the Cathedral of the diocese;
• patron of the town or city;
• anniversary of the dedication of the church;
• titular feast of the church;
• patron saint of the congregation or monastery;
• feast of the monasteries founder (if canonised or beatified); and
• saints specified in the calendar of the monastery's congregation.

It should be noted that while the Benedictine Calendar generally follows the structure of the 1962 Roman Extraordinary Form (EF) Calendar, the monastic calendar omits some feasts to be found in the Roman calendar and adds others.  In addition, feasts may be of different levels: many third class feasts in the 1962 Roman calendar for example, appear in the Benedictine as memorials only.  Cross-references to the Roman Extraordinary Form (EF) calendar have been included where the Mass of the day is likely to be different to that specified in the Benedictine calendar.

Page references labeled MD are to the Monastic Diurnal published by Farnborough Abbey in accordance with those rubrics.  Note that the Diurnal is not page numbered sequentially, but differentiates sections of the book by use of asterisks, square brackets and so forth. 

Matins is not included in the Diurnal, but occasional notes (generally where the hour does not follow the normal pattern) have been included here for the benefit of those who use other books to say that hour.

This Ordo is intended as an aid to those who wish to say the Benedictine Office using the order of the psalms and prayers as specified in St Benedict’s Rule and developed as part of the patrimony of the Order of St Benedict. Every effort has been made to make this Ordo as accurate as possible, but if any errors are identified, please advise the author at australiaincognita@gmail.com.

Octave of Easter

Throughout the Octave, all as for Easter Sunday including the psalms at the day hours, except that:
. Matins has two nocturns and readings for each day Matins (or note option of using ferial psalms with antiphon for the feast throughout the octave);
. Lauds and Vespers have Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons for each day; and
. the collect is of the day.

Monday 1 April - Monday in the Octave of Easter, Class I

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of Easter Sunday, antiphon of the day, ferial psalms, three readings

Lauds to Compline: All as for Easter Sunday including psalms, except for Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons and collect, MD 335*

Tuesday 2 April – Tuesday in Octave of Easter, Class I

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of Easter Sunday, antiphon of the day, ferial psalms, three readings

Lauds to Compline: All as for Easter Sunday including psalms, except for Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons and collect, MD 336*

Wednesday 3 April - Wednesday in the Octave of Easter, Class I

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of Easter Sunday, antiphon of the day, ferial psalms, three readings

Lauds to Compline: All as for Easter Sunday including psalms, Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons, and collect, MD 336*-337*

Thursday 4 April – Thursday in the Octave of Easter, Class I

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of Easter Sunday, antiphon of the day, ferial psalms, three readings

Lauds to Compline: All as for Easter Sunday including psalms, except for Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons and collect, MD 337*

Friday 5 April – Friday in the Octave of Easter, Class I

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of Easter Sunday, antiphon of the day, ferial psalms, three readings

Lauds to Compline: All as for Easter Sunday including psalms, except for Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons and collect, MD 337*-338*

Saturday 6 April – White Saturday in the Octave of Easter, Class I

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of Easter Sunday, antiphon of the day, ferial psalms, three readings

Lauds to Compline: All as for Easter Sunday including psalms, except for Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons and collect, MD 338*

SEASON OF EASTERTIDE

I Vespers of Low Sunday, MD 339* ff

Ordinary of Eastertide

The Ordinary for Eastertide is set out at MD 346* ff.

Note especially that at:
. Lauds and Vespers, chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle are of the season, from the temporale and are not included in the psalter section;
Lauds and Vespers canticles have proper antiphons for each day of the week.

Sunday 7 April - Low Sunday, Class I

Lauds: Three antiphons, MD 341* with festal psalms, ie Antiphon 1(Alleluia) – Ps 92, 99, 62 – Ant 1; Antiphon 2 (Surrexit)Benedicite – Ant 2; Antiphon 3 – Laudate psalms – Antiphon 3; Rest from MD 342* ff

Prime to None: Antiphons etc MD 344* ff

Vespers: II Vespers of Low Sunday – psalms of Sunday under one antiphon; commemoration of the Annunciation, MD [101]-[102]

Monday 8 April - Feast of the Annunciation, Class I (transferred from 25 March)

Lauds: Festal psalms of Sunday with antiphons and rest of the feast, MD [102] ff
Prime to None: Antiphons from Lauds, proper texts MD [104] ff

Vespers: As for I Vespers, MD [100], Magnificat antiphon, MD [106]

Tuesday 9 April – Class IV

All as in Tuesday in the Psalter with the Ordinary of Eastertide (note especially hymns of the season for Lauds and Vespers).  At Lauds and Vespers, canticle antiphons, MD 352*; collect (of Low Sunday), MD 344*

Wednesday 10 April – Class IV

All as in Wednesday in the Psalter with the Ordinary of Eastertide (note especially hymns of the season for Lauds and Vespers).  At Lauds and Vespers, canticle antiphons MD 352*-253*; collect (of Low Sunday), MD 344*

Thursday 11 April – St Leo I, Class III

Lauds and Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the Thursday with the rest from the Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64), collect MD [108]
Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common; collect, MD [108]

Friday 12 April – Class IV

All as for Friday in the Psalter with the Ordinary of Eastertide.  At Lauds and Vespers, canticle antiphons MD 353*; collect (of Low Sunday) MD 344*

Saturday 13 April – Saturday of Our Lady; St Justin, memorial [EF: St Hermenegild]

Matins to None: At Matins, reading for Saturday 2 of April. Lauds to None, MD (134) ff.  Note that the antiphons and versicles for Prime to None should have alleluias added to them.  For the commemoration at Lauds, MD [108]-[109]

I Vespers of Second Sunday after Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday), MD 354* ff

Sunday 14 April – Second Sunday after Easter, Class II; SS Tiburtius, Valerian and Maximus, memorial

Lauds: (Three) Antiphons for Eastertide with festal psalms for Eastertide, rest from MD 356* ff; for the commemoration, MD [109]

Prime: Antiphons of Eastertide, rest as in the psalter for Sunday

Terce to None: Antiphons of Eastertide, Sunday psalms; chapter verse, versicle and collect from MD 358* ff

Vespers: Psalms of Sunday under one antiphon; rest from MD 359*-360*

Monday 15 April – Class IV

All as in the psalter for Monday in Eastertide; collect of Sunday MD 358*; canticle antiphons MD 360*

Tuesday 16 April – Class IV

All as in the psalter for Tuesday in Eastertide; collect of Sunday MD 358*; canticle antiphons, MD 360*

Wednesday 17 April – Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Anicletus]

All as in the psalter for Wednesday in Eastertide; collect of Sunday MD 358*; canticle antiphons MD 361*-362*

Thursday 18 April – Class IV

All as in the psalter for Thursday in Eastertide; collect of Sunday MD 358*; canticle antiphons MD 361*

Friday 19 April - Class IV

All as in the psalter for Friday in Eastertide; collect of Sunday MD 358*; canticle antiphons, MD 361*-362*

Saturday 20 April - Saturday of Our Lady

Matins to None: At Matins, reading for Saturday 3 of April; Lauds to None, MD (134) ff.  Note that the antiphons and versicles for Prime to None should have alleluias added to them

I Vespers of the Third Sunday after Easter, MD 362* ff

Sunday 21 April - Third Sunday after Easter, Class II

Lauds: (Three) Antiphons for Eastertide with festal psalms; rest from MD 363*ff

Prime: Antiphons of Eastertide, rest as in the psalter for Sunday

Terce to None: antiphons of Eastertide, Sunday psalms; chapter verse, versicle and collect from MD 364* ff

Vespers: Psalms of Sunday under one antiphon; chapter of Lauds; responsory and hymn from MD 354*; Magnificat antiphon, MD 365*

Monday 22 April – Class IV [EF: SS Soter and Caius]

All as in the psalter for Monday in Eastertide; collect, MD 363*; canticle antiphons, MD 365*

Tuesday 23 April – Class IV; St George, memorial

All as in the psalter for Tuesday in Eastertide; collect, MD 363*; canticle antiphons, MD 365*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [112]-[113]

Wednesday 24 April – Class IV [EF: St Fidelis of Sigmaringen]

All as in the psalter for Wednesday in Eastertide; collect, MD 363*; canticle antiphons, MD 366*

Thursday 25 April - Greater Litanies; St Mark, Class II [NB in Australia and New Zealand, ANZAC Day, St Mark is moved to Friday]

Matins: Three Nocturns (Common of Apostles with readings etc for the feast)
Laud to Vespers: All from the Common of Apostles except for the collect, MD [113]

Friday 26 April – Class IV; St Cletus, memorial [EF: and St Marcellinus]

All as in the psalter for Friday in Eastertide; collect, MD 363*; canticle antiphons, MD 366*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [113]-[114]

Saturday 27 April – Saturday of Our Lady; St Peter Canisius, memorial

Matins to None: At Matins reading for Saturday 4&5 of April. Lauds to None, MD (134) ff.  Note that the antiphons and versicles for Prime to None should have alleluias added to them; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [114-5]

I Vespers of Fourth Sunday in Eastertide: MD 367*ff

Sunday 28 April – Fourth Sunday in Eastertide, Class II

Lauds: (Three) Antiphons for Eastertide with festal psalms for Eastertide, rest from MD 368* ff

Prime: Antiphon of Eastertide, rest as in the psalter for Sunday

Terce to None: Antiphons of Eastertide, Sunday psalms; chapter verse, versicle and collect from MD 368* ff

Vespers: Psalms of Sunday under one antiphon; chapter of Lauds; responsory and hymn from MD 354*; Magnificat antiphon, MD 370*

Monday 29 April – SS Odo, Majolus, Odilo and Hugh, Class III [EF: St Peter of Verona]

Lauds: Antiphons MD [115] with festal psalms, MD 44

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphons etc from MD [117] ff

Vespers: Antiphons and proper texts, MD [119] ff with psalms from the Common of Apostles, MD (2)

Tuesday 30 April – Class IV; St Catherine of Siena, memorial

All as in the psalter for Tuesday in Eastertide; collect, MD 368*; canticle antiphons, MD 370*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [121]

I Vespers of St Joseph the Worker

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