Ordo for September 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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September 2014

Monday 1 September - Class IV [***In some places, St Vibiana; EF: Commemoration of St Giles]

**For St Vibiana: MD 43**

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

Tuesday 2 September - Class IV [EF: St Stephen]

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

Wednesday 3 September - St Pius X, Class III [***In some places St Seraphia]

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Wednesday, with the rest from the Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64)

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common; collect, MD [258]

**For St Seraphia, MD 43**

Thursday 4 September - Class IV

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

Friday 5 September - Class IV [EF: St Laurence Justinian]

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

Saturday 6 September – Saturday of Our Lady

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

I Vespers of the First Sunday of  September, MD 453*/Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 472-73*

Sunday 7 September  - Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II [**In some places, St Cloud, Confessor, Class I]

**For St Cloud, MD [258]

Matins: First Sunday of September

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

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

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 473*

Monday 8 September  - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class II [EF: with a commemoration of St Hadrian, Martyr]

Matins: Three Nocturns, with invitatory antiphon, hymn and readings of the feast, rest from Common of feasts of the BVM

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast with festal psalms, MD [259] ff

Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds with chapter and versicles

Vespers: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD [263] with psalms from the Common of Feasts of Our Lady at Vespers

Tuesday 9 September - Class IV; St Gorgonius, memorial

All as for Tuesday in the psalter; collect, MD 473*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [264-65]

Wednesday 10 September – Class IV [EF: St Nicholas of Tolentino]

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

Thursday 11 September  - Class IV; SS Protus and Hyacinth, memorial

All as for Thursday in the psalter; collect, MD 473*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [265]

Friday 12 September – Class IV [EF: Most Holy Name of Mary]

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

Saturday 13 September - Saturday of Our Lady

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

I Vespers of Exaltation of Holy Cross, MD [265]

Sunday 14 September - Exaltation of Holy Cross, Class II; Commemoration of the Fourteenth Sunday

Texts from MD [266] ff

Monday 15  September – The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class III (EF: Class II)

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

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts, MD [273] ff; festal psalms

Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds; chapter, versicle and collect, MD [276] ff

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds, Psalms from Common of BVM, MD (119); chapter etc, MD [277] ff

Tuesday 16 September – Class IV; SS Cornelius and Cyprian, memorials

All as for Tuesday in the psalter; collect, MD 473-74*; for the commemorations at Lauds, MD [278]

Wednesday 17 September - Class IV; St Hildegard, memorial [EF: Commemoration of the Imprinting of the Stigmata of St Francis; OF: St Hildegard, Solemnity]

All as for Wednesday in the psalter; collect, MD 473-74*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [278-79]

Thursday 18 September - Class IV [EF: St Joseph of Cupertino]

All as for Thursday in the psalter; collect, MD 473-74*

Friday 19 September - Class IV [EF: St Januarius and companions]

All as for Friday in the psalter; collect, MD 473-74*

Saturday 20 September - Saturday of Our Lady [EF: and commemoration of St Eustace and Companions]

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

I Vespers of Third Sunday of September, MD 453-54*/Fifteenth Sunday, MD 474-75*

Sunday 21 September - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II ; Commemoration of St Matthew

Matins: Readings for the Third Sunday in September

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 474-75*; for the commemoration, MD [279]

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 474-75*

Monday 22 September - Class IV; St Maurice and Companions, memorial [EF: St Thomas of Villanova]

All as for Monday in the psalter; collect, MD 474-75*; for the commemoration, MD [280]

Tuesday 23 September  - Class IV; St Linus I, memorial

All as for Tuesday in the psalter; collect, MD 474-75*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [280-81]

Wednesday 24 September - Ember Wednesday, Class II;  [EF: and Commemoration of Our Lady of Ransom]

All as for Wednesday in the psalter except for the canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, and collect, MD 454*; the closing prayers are said kneeling

Thursday 25 September– Class IV

All as for Thursday in the psalter; collect, MD 474-75*

Friday 26 September - Ember Friday, Class II [EF: and Commemoration of SS Cyprian and Justina]

All as in the psalter for Friday except for the canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers and collect, MD 455*

Saturday 27 September  - Ember Saturday, Class II; SS Cosmas and Damian, memorial

All as in the psalter for Saturday except for the canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers and collect, MD 456*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [281]

I Vespers of the Fourth Saturday of September, MD 456-57*/Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 475*

Sunday 28 September - Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: Fourth Sunday of September

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn, Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 475*

Vespers: I Vespers of St Michael, MD [282] ff  with a commemoration of the Sunday, MD 475-76*

Monday 29 September - Dedication of St Michael the Archangel, Class I

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [284] ff with festal psalms; for the commemoration of the Sunday, MD 475*

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphons of Lauds, chapter versicles and collect, MD [287] ff

Vespers: All as for I Vespers except the fourth psalm and Magnificat antiphon, see MD [289] ff

Tuesday 30 September – St Jerome, Class III

Lauds and Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of Tuesday; chapter etc from Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (78), at Vespers, canticle antiphon of a doctor; collect, MD [290]

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common; collect, MD [290]

6 comments:

Kevin Davis said...

Kate, re September 14: Are you sure the 14th Sunday After Pentecost supercedes the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross? Both are II Class, and the feast is a Feast of the Lord. Barroux Abbey's Ordo has the feast that day, with the Sunday commemorated at Lauds, conventual mass (not just low/private masses), and Vespers. Kevin in USA

Kate Edwards said...

Thanks corrected - missed the rubric in my breviary that says it is celebrated as first class when coincides with a Sunday.

Christianus said...

Sorry for another request... On Sunday (21 september) there is a commemoration at Vespers. I think it's the commemoration of saint Matthew. But saint Matthew is a normal II-class feast, so it hasn't the privileged commemoration (at Lauds and Vespers), but only ordinary (only at Lauds).

Kate Edwards said...

Not at all, appreciate the catch - pls feel free to go through the rest of the year and find any others I've messed up! Or contact me via email:australiaincognita@gmail.com

brianosboblate said...

Kate,
Sorry if looks like a duplication of the other questions, but I tried posting this earlier and it didn't go through.
Can you answer a couple of questions?
This month we have two Class II feasts that fall on a Sunday, the Exaltation of the Cross, and St. Matthew.
On 9/14 we celebrated the Exaltation of the Cross, and the Fourteenth Sunday was a commemoration.
On 9/21, we will celebrate the Fifteenth Sunday, and commemorate St. Matthew.
As both are class II feasts, why the difference? I assume it is because one is a feast of the Lord, and the other is not.
If I read correctly pages xxvi & xxvii of the Diurnal, what we do on 9/21 for the Fifteenth Sunday and St. Matthew is correct as you state.
If I am correct that the difference between the two feasts is one is of our Lord, then would not the note on xxviii apply, and no commemoration of the Fourteenth Sunday should have been made, and just the Exaltation of the Cross celebrated?
Also, can you explain the difference on the Occurrence table on xxvi of Feast Univ. and Feast part? It appears that rarely is there a difference between the two, but I’d like to know anyway. Also Univ. and part. are abbreviations for what specifically?
Thank you for maintaining your site and publishing the Ordo. It keeps me from having to guess what is correct and getting it wrong.
Brian

Kate Edwards said...

Brian - I have to admit that I messed these up (must have been asleep when I did it); will have to sit down and reread all of the rubrics carefully before I double check next year's (proofreading volunteers welcome)!

Exaltation of Holy Cross is indeed a feast of Our Lord and so the normal principles don't apply and it takes precedence over the Sunday. I've corrected the Ordo in response to someone else's comments, but I'm afraid too late for this year.

Univ=universal and part=particular (ie country, diocese, parish, monastery etc).