March 2014

The calendar (Ordo) for the traditional Benedictine Office provided below has been prepared accordance with the calendar and rubrics of the Monastic Breviary of 1963 for use by all Benedictine monasteries and oblates attached to them.  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.

MD=Monastic Diurnal
EF=Roman Extraordinary Form

You can find more detailed notes on the rubrics for the first part of Lent here.  The sidebar also provides links to reference sheets providing page numbers for each day of the week.

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MARCH

Saturday March 1 - Our Lady on Saturday

Matins: Saturday 1 of March

Lauds to None: MD (130) ff

I Vespers: of Quinquagesima Sunday, MD 171* ff

Sunday March 2 – Quinquagesima Sunday, Class II

Lauds to None: Antiphons and proper texts of Quinquagesima, MD 173* ff

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of Sunday, the rest for the day, from MD 177* ff

Monday March 3  – Class IV

All as for Monday in the psalter; collect, MD 176*; at Vespers, Magnificat antiphon MD 179*

Tuesday March 4 – Class IV (Shrove Tuesday) [EF: St Casimir]

All as for Tuesday in the psalter; collect, MD 176*; at Vespers, Magnificat antiphon, MD 179*

Wednesday March 5  – Ash Wednesday, Class I

Lauds: All as in the psalter for Wednesday throughout the year, except for the collect and Benedictus antiphon, MD 180*

Terce to None: As for throughout the week and throughout the year, with collect, MD 180*

Vespers: Vespers of Wednesday throughout the year with Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 180-81*

Thursday March 6  – Thursday after Ash Wednesday, Class III; SS Perpetua and Felicitas, memorial

Lauds: All as in the psalter for Thursday throughout the year, except for the Benedictus antiphon and collect, MD 181*; for the commemoration, MD [74]

Terce to None: As for throughout the week and throughout the year, with collect from Lauds

Vespers: Vespers of Thursday throughout the year with Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 181-182*

Friday March 7 - Friday after Ash Wednesday, Class III; St Thomas Aquinas, memorial

Lauds: All as in the psalter for Friday throughout the year, except for the collect and Benedictus antiphon, MD 182*; for the commemoration, MD [75]

Terce to None: As for throughout the week and throughout the year, with collect from Lauds

Vespers: Vespers of Friday throughout the year with Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 182-83*

Saturday March 8 – Saturday after Ash Wednesday, Class III [EF: St John of God]

Lauds: All as in the psalter for Saturday throughout the year, except for the collect and Benedictus antiphon, MD 183*

Terce to None: As for throughout the week and throughout the year, with collect from Lauds

I Vespers of the First Sunday of Lent: antiphons and psalms of Saturday; rest see MD 184* ff

Sunday March 9 – First Sunday of Lent, Class I

Lauds: Antiphons from MD 186* ff, with psalms of Sunday (Ps 50, 117, 62); rest from MD 186* ff

Prime to None: Antiphons etc, MD 188* ff

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday from the psalter; rest from MD 190* ff                       

Monday March 10 - Monday in the first week of Lent, Class III ; The Forty Martyrs, Memorial

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190* ff; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 195*; for the commemoration, MD [76]

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-93*; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-95*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 195-96*

Tuesday March 11 – Tuesday in the first week of Lent, Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 196*

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-93*; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-95*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 196*

Wednesday March 12  – St Gregory the Great OSB, Class II; Commemoration of Ember Wednesday

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons and texts of the feast, MD [77] ff; for the commemoration of Ember Wednesday, MD 197*

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast, MD [77] ff

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds; psalms from Common of a confessor bishop, MD (68), texts of the feast, MD [81] ff; for the commemoration of Ember Wednesday, MD 197*

Thursday March 13 – Thursday in the first week of Lent, Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 197-98*

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-93*; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-95*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 198*

Friday March 14  – Ember Friday of Lent, Class II

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 198-99*

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-93*; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-95*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 199*

Saturday March 15 – Ember Saturday of Lent, Class II

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 199*

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192*-193*; collect of Lauds

Vespers: I Vespers of the Second Sunday of Lent: psalms and antiphons of Saturday, rest from MD 199* ff

Sunday March 16  – Second Sunday of Lent, Class I

Lauds: Antiphons, MD 201* ff with psalm scheme 1 (Ps 50, 117, 62); chapter etc, MD 201* ff

Prime to None: Antiphons and chapter verses, MD 204*-205*

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter etc as per I Vespers; versicle and Magnificat antiphon, MD 205* [where St Patrick is first class, a commemoration of the feast is made]

Monday March 17 – Monday in the second week of Lent, Class III [***in some places, St Patrick, Class I]

For St Patrick: see MD 22**; at Vespers, make a commemoration of the day.

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 206*

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego)

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-93*; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-95*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 206*

Tuesday March 18 – Tuesday in the second week of Lent, Class III; St Cyril, Memorial 

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 206-07*; for the commemoration, MD [83]

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego)

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-93*; collect of Lauds

Vespers: I Vespers of St Joseph, MD [84] ff, with a commemoration of the feria, MD 207*

Wednesday March 19 – St Joseph, Class I

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons etc of the feast, MD [87] ff, with a commemoration of the feria, MD 207-08*

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds; psalms from I Vespers of Apostles, MD (2); chapter etc from I Vespers of the feast, MD [84]; Magnificat antiphon, MD [91]; commemoration of the feria, MD 208*

Thursday March 20 – Thursday in the second week of Lent, Class III [**in some places, St Cuthbert, memorial]

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190* ff; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 208*

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-93*; collect of Lauds

I Vespers of St Benedict, MD [91] ff, with a commemoration of the feria, MD 208-09*

For St Cuthbert, MD 22**

Friday March 21 – St Benedict, Class I

Lauds: Festal psalms of Sunday with antiphons and texts of the feast; MD [94] ff; commemoration of the feria, MD 209*

Prime to None: Antiphon etc of the feast

Vespers: As for I Vespers, MD [91]; Magnificat antiphon, MD [99]; commemoration of the feria, MD 209-10*

Saturday March 22 – Saturday in the second week of Lent, Class III [**in some places, St Nicolas of Flue, memorial]

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 210*

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-93*; collect of Lauds

For St Nicolas, MD 23**

I Vespers of the Third Sunday of Lent, Antiphons and psalms of Saturday, rest from MD 210* ff

Sunday March 23  – Third Sunday of Lent, Class I

Lauds: Antiphons, etc from MD 212* ff with psalm scheme 1 (Ps 50, 117, 62)

Prime to None: Antiphons etc, MD 215*

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter etc as per I Vespers; versicle and Magnificat antiphon, MD 216*

Monday March 24 – Monday in the third week of Lent, Class III [EF: St Gabriel]

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 217*

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-93*; collect of Lauds

Vespers: I Vespers of the Annunciation, MD [100] ff with a commemoration of the feria, MD 217*

Tuesday March 25 - Annunciation of the BVM, Class I

Lauds: Festal psalms of Sunday with antiphons and rest of the feast, MD [102] ff; commemoration of the feria, MD 217-18*

Prime to None: Antiphons from Lauds, proper texts MD [104] ff

Vespers: As for I Vespers, MD [100], Magnificat antiphon, MD [106]; commemoration of the feria, MD 218*

Wednesday March 26 - Wednesday in the third week of Lent, Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 218*

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-93*; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 193-95*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 218*-219*

Thursday March 27 – Thursday in the third week of Lent, Class III; St John Damascene, Memorial

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 219*; for the commemoration, MD [106-7]

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-93*; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 193*-195*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 219-20*

Friday March 28 – Friday in the third week of Lent, Class III [EF: St John of Capistran; Seven Sorrows of BVM]

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 220*

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-93*; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 193-95*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 220*

Saturday March 29 – Saturday in the third week of Lent, Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 220-21*

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapters and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-93*; collect of Lauds

Vespers: I Vespers of the Fourth Sunday of Lent: Antiphons and psalms of Saturday, rest from MD 221* ff

Sunday March 30 – Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday), Class I

Lauds: Antiphons etc, MD 223* ff with psalm scheme 1 (Ps 50, 117, 62)

Prime to None: Antiphons (and chapter verses etc), MD 226-27*

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter, hymn as per I Vespers; versicle and Magnificat antiphon MD 227*

Monday March 31 - Monday in the fourth week of Lent, Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 227-28*

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego), noted in the psalter and MD 192*

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-93*; collect of Lauds


Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 193-95*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 228*


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