Ordo for August 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.

Individual monasteries may, however, observe their own Ordos and use rubrics that differ somewhat from those specified in the Monastic Breviary. 

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.

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 Kate at australiaincognita@gmail.com.




AUGUST 2013

Thursday 1 August – Class IV; The Holy Maccabees, memorial

All as in the psalter for Thursday; collect, MD 470*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [209-210]

Friday 2 August – Class IV; St Alphonsus Mary de Liguori, memorial

All as in the psalter for Friday; collect, MD 470*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [210]

Saturday 3 August - Saturday of Our Lady

Matins to None: At Matins, reading of Saturday 1 of August; Lauds to None, MD (129) ff

I Vespers of First Sunday in August, MD 451* (Canticle antiphon)/Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, MD 471* (collect)

Sunday 4 August – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

Matins: First Sunday of August

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn, Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect MD 470*-471*

Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter; collect, MD 471*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 471*

Monday 5 August – Class IV; Dedication of the Church of Our Lady of the Snows, memorial

All as in the psalter for Monday; collect MD 471*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [211]-[212].

Tuesday 6 August – Transfiguration of Our Lord, Class II

Lauds: Festal psalms of Sunday with antiphons and rest from MD [212] ff

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphons, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [214] ff

Vespers: Psalms of Sunday, MD 203; antiphons etc, MD [216] ff

Wednesday 7 August – Class IV; SS Sixtus II, Felicissimus and Agapitus, memorial [EF: St Cajetan]

All as in the psalter for Wednesday; collect MD 471*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [219]

Thursday 8 August – Class IV; St Cyriacus, memorial [EF: St John Mary Vianney]

All as in the psalter for Thursday; collect, MD 471*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [219-220]

Friday 9 August – Vigil of St Lawrence, 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 Friday; collect, MD [220]

Saturday 10 August – St. Lawrence, Class II

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; commemoration of the Sunday, MD 451*/MD 471-2*

Sunday 11 August - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II; St. Tiburtius, Memorial

Matins: Readings for second Sunday of August

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 471*-472*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [227-8]

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 472*
                          
Monday 12 August – Class IV; St. Clare, memorial

All as in the psalter for Monday; collect, MD 472*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [228]

Tuesday 13 August – Class IV; SS Pontianus and Hippolytus, memorial [EF: SS Hippolytus and Cassian]

All as in the psalter for Tuesday; collect, MD 472*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [228]-[229]

Wednesday 14 August – Vigil of the Assumption, Class II          

Matins: Three readings for the Vigil

Lauds to None: all as for Wednesday 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)

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

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

Friday 16 August - Class IV [EF: St Joachim]

All as in the psalter for Friday; collect, MD 472*

Saturday 17 August - Saturday of Our Lady [EF: St Hyacinth]

Matins to None: At Matins, reading of Saturday 3; Lauds to None, MD (129) ff

I Vespers of the Third Sunday of August, MD 451*/Thirteen Sunday after Pentecost, MD 472*-473*

Sunday 18 August -Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II; St Agapitus, memorial

Matins: Third Sunday of August

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 472*-473*; for the commemoration, MD [245]

Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect, MD 473*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 473*

Monday 19 August – Class IV [EF: St John Eudes]

All as in the psalter for Monday; collect, MD 473*

Tuesday 20 August - St Bernard, Class III

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

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common; collect of the feast, MD [245]

Wednesday 21 August – Class IV; St Bernard Ptolemy, memorial [EF: St Jane Frances de Chantal]

All as Wednesday in the psalter; collect, MD 473*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [249]

Thursday 22 August - St Timothy, memorial [EF: Immaculate Heart of the BVM]

All as for Thursday in the psalter; collect, MD 473*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [250]

Friday 23 August – Class IV [EF: St Philip Benizi]

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

Saturday 24 August - St Bartholomew, Class II

Matins: Nocturn II & III readings of the feast, rest from the Common of Apostles

Lauds to Vespers: All as in the Common of Apostles, MD (9) ff except for the collect, MD [250]; at Vespers make a commemoration of the Sunday, Fourth Sunday of August, MD 452* and collect MD 473*

Sunday 25 August - Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: Fourth Sunday of August

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 473*-474*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 473*-474*

Monday 26 August – Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Zephyrinus]

All as for Monday in the psalter; collect, MD 473*-474*

Tuesday 27 August– Class IV [EF: St Joseph Calasanctius]

All as in the psalter for Tuesday; collect, MD 473*-474*

Wednesday 28 August 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]

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common; collect, MD [251]

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

Matins: One reading of the feast

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD [252] ff
Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [254] ff

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds with psalms from Common of a Martyr, MD (36)

Friday 30 August – SS Felix and Adauctus, memorial [EF/***in some places, St Rose of Lima]

All as in the psalter for Friday; collect MD 473*-474*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [257]

For St Rose, see MD 43**

Saturday 31 August – Saturday of Our Lady [EF: St Raymund Nonnatus]

Matins to None: At Matins, reading of Saturdays 4&5; Lauds to None, MD (129) ff

I Vespers of First Sunday of September, MD 453*/Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 475*


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