October 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

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October 2014

Wednesday 1 October - Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Remigius]

All as for Wednesday in the psalter; collect, MD 475*

Thursday 2 October – The Holy Guardian Angels, Class III

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn and one reading of the feast

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons and rest from MD [291] ff

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphons, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds, Psalms of Sunday except for the last (Ps 137), rest from MD [295] ff

Friday 3 October – Class IV; St Teresa of the Child Jesus, memorial [EF: Class III]

All as for Friday in the psalter; collect, MD 475*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [297]

If Class I, see MD 45**

Saturday 4 October – St Francis, Class III

Lauds to Vespers: psalms and antiphons of Saturday; rest from the Common of a Confessor, MD (78) with collect, MD [298]

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common; collect, MD [298]

I Vespers of First Sunday of October, MD 457*; collect, MD 476*

Sunday 5 October - Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: First Sunday of October

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); Note change of hymn Aeterne Reum Conditor; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 476-77*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 476-77*

Monday 6 October  - Class IV; St Bruno, memorial [EF: Class III]

All as for Monday in the psalter; collect, MD 476*; for the commemorations at Lauds, MD [305]

Tuesday 7 October – The Rosary of Blessed Virgin Mary, Class III

Lauds: Antiphons of the feast with festal psalms of Sunday, proper texts of the feast, MD [307] ff

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [310] ff

Vespers: Antiphons of the feast with psalms from the Common of the BVM, MD (119), proper texts of the feast, MD [311] ff

Wednesday 8 October - Class IV [EF: St Brigid]

All as for Wednesday in the psalter; collect, MD 476*

Thursday 9 October - Class IV [EF: St John Leonardi]

All as for Thursday in the psalter; collect, MD 476*

Friday 10 October Class IV [EF: St Francis Borgia]

All as for Friday in the psalter; collect, MD 476*

Saturday 11 October - Our Lady on Saturday [EF: Maternity of Our Lady]

Matins to None: At Matins, reading of Saturday 2 of October; Lauds to None, MD (129) ff

I Vespers of the Second Sunday of October, MD 458*/MD 477*

Sunday 12 October – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: Second Sunday of October

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*

Monday 13 October - Class IV [EF: St Edward]

All as for Monday in the psalter; collect, MD 477*

Tuesday 14 October  - Class IV; St Callistus, memorial [EF: Class III]

All as in the psalter for Tues; collect MD 477*; at Lauds, for the commemoration, MD [314]

Wednesday 15 October St Teresa, Class III

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn and one reading of the feast

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Wednesday with chapter, hymn etc from MD [315] ff

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from Common of Virgins; collect, MD [316]

Thursday 16 October Class IV [***in some places, St Gall; EF: St Hedwig, Class III]

All as for Thursday in the psalter; collect, MD 477*

Friday 17 October – Class IV [EF: St Margaret Mary Alacoque]

All as for Friday in the psalter; collect, MD 477*

Saturday 18 October – St Luke, Evangelist, Class II

Matins: All from the Common of Apostles except readings and responsories for Nocturns II & III

Lauds to Vespers: All as for the Common of Apostles, MD (9), with collect from MD [317-18]. 
At Vespers, commemoration of the Sunday, MD 459* (Fourth Sunday of Oct)/Nineteenth after Pentecost, MD 478*

Sunday 19 October – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins:  Fourth Sunday of October

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Aeterne Reum Conditor; canticle antiphon MD 478*
Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 478*
Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 478*

Monday 20 October - Class IV [EF: St John Cantius]

All as in the psalter for Monday; collect, MD 478*

Tuesday 21 October – Class IV; St Hilarion, memorial

All as in the psalter for Tuesday; collect, MD 478*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [318]

Wednesday 22 October - Class IV

All as in the psalter for Wednesday; collect, MD 478*

Thursday 23 October  - Class IV [EF: St Antony Mary Claret]

All as in the psalter for Thursday; collect, MD 478*

Friday 24 October - Class IV [EF/***in some places, St Raphael]

For St Raphael, MD 51** ff

All as in the psalter for Friday; collect, MD 478*

Saturday 25 October - Saturday of Our Lady; SS Chrysanthus and Daria, memorial

Matins to None: At Matins, reading of Saturday 5; Lauds to None, MD (129) ff
for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [327]

I Vespers of Christ the King, MD [318] ff

Sunday 26 October – Feast of Christ the King, Class I

Lauds: Festal psalms of Sunday, rest for the feast, MD [322] ff

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [324] ff

Vespers: All as for I Vespers, MD [318] ff except for the Magnificat antiphon, MD [326]

Monday 27 October - Class IV

All as in the psalter for Monday; collect, MD 479*

Tuesday 28 October - SS Simon and Jude, Class II

All from the Common of Apostles except for the collect, MD [327]

Wednesday 29 October - Class IV

All as in the psalter for Wednesday; collect, MD 479*

Thursday 30 October - Class IV

All as in the psalter for Thursday; collect, MD 479*

Friday 31 October - Class IV

Lauds to None: All as in the psalter for Friday; collect, MD 479*


I Vespers of All Saints, MD [328] ff

4 comments:

Christianus said...

At Lauds and Vespers, in a III-class feast, which Psalms and antiphons do you take? From the feria or from the common? I have the "Diurnal monastique" of Le Barroux and they use always the common, but here - for example - I see that for Saint Teresa (15 October) you take them from the feria.

Kate Edwards said...

Christianus - Normally with class III feasts it is the feria, not the Common. But it does depends in the particular feast (and generally what it's classification was before the Class I/II/III system came in).

Christianus said...

Thank you. I found it in the rubrics. But I didn't understand very much where do you take (in III-class feasts) the capitulum, reponsorium, hymnus... From the feria or from the common?

Kate Edwards said...

There is a summary of the rules (basically depends on whether or not a feast has antiphons and/or specified texts) on the card that comes with the Diurnal. Alternatively, have a read through the how to say the Office on the blog.

But the Ordo here usually specifies which to use (ie the feria unless otherwise mentioned).