Ordo July 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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July 2014

Tuesday 1 July - Class IV [EF: Precious Blood]

All as in the psalter for Tuesday throughout the year; collect, MD 463* (Third Sunday after Pentecost)

Wednesday 2 July - Visitation of the BVM, Class II

Matins: Three nocturns, with invitatory, readings and responsories of the feast, rest from the Common of feasts of the BVM

Lauds: Antiphons of the feast with festal psalms, MD [180] ff

Prime to None: Antiphons from Lauds, chapter etc MD [182] ff

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds; psalms etc from Common of BVM, MD (119); Magnificat antiphon MD [184]

Thursday 3 July – Class IV; SS Processus and Martinian, memorial [EF: St Irenaeus]

All as in the psalter for Thursday; collect, MD 463*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [184]

Friday 4 July - Class IV [**in some places, St Procopius]

All as in the psalter for Friday throughout the year; collect, MD 463*

For St Procopius, MD 35** ff

Saturday 5 July - Our Lady on Saturday [EF: St Anthony Mary Zaccaria]

Matins to None: Office of Our Lady, MD (129) ff; at Matins reading of Saturday 1 in July

I Vespers of Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 445*

Sunday 6 July - Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 463-64*

Terce to None: Collect, MD 464*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 464*

Monday 7 July - Class IV [EF: SS Cyril and Methodius]

All as in the psalter for Monday throughout the year; collect, MD 464*

Tuesday 8 July - Class IV [EF: St Elizabeth of Portugal]

All as in the psalter for Tuesday throughout the year; collect, MD 464*

Wednesday 9 July - Class IV [***in some places: SS John Fisher, bishop and Thomas More]

All as in the psalter for Wednesday throughout the year; collect, MD 464*

**For SS John Fisher and Thomas More, see MD 40** ff

Thursday 10 July - Class IV [EF: Seven Holy Brothers and SS Rufina and Secunda]

All as in the psalter for Thursday throughout the year; collect, MD 464*

*I Vespers of St Benedict if feast is Class I

Friday 11 July – (Translation of the Relics of) St Benedict, Class II (in Europe: Class I) [OF: St Benedict; EF: Commemoration of Pius I]

Matins: (Three nocturns), Invitatory antiphon, hymn, antiphons etc for the feast with psalms of a confessor not a bishop

Lauds: Antiphons and other texts of the feast, MD [185] ff; festal psalms

Prime to None: Antiphons from Lauds, chapter etc of the feast

Vespers: Antiphons and other texts of the feast, psalms of Sunday

Saturday 12 July – Saturday of Our Lady; St John Gualbert, memorial [EF: Class III]

Matins to None: Office of Our Lady, MD (129) ff; at Matins reading of Saturday 2 in July; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [193]

I Vespers of Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 446*

Sunday 13 July - Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn, Ecce iam lucis ; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 464-65*
Terce to None: Collect, MD 464-65*
Vespers: All as in the psalter; Magnificat antiphon, MD 465*

Monday 14 July  - St Bonaventure, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor, Class III

Matins: One reading, of the feast

Lauds to Vespers: MD [193] ff: Antiphons and psalms of the day, other texts from common of a confessor bishop.  At Vespers, Magnificat antiphon for a doctor; collect MD [193-94]

Tuesday 15 July - Class IV [EF: St Henry, Patron Saint of Benedictine Oblates]

All as for Tuesday in the psalter; collect, MD 464-65*

Wednesday 16 July - Class IV [**in some places, Our Lady of Einsiedeln; EF: Commemoration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel]

All as for Wednesday in the psalter; collect, MD 464-65*

For Our Lady of Einsiedeln, Common of BVM

Thursday 17 July – Class IV; St Leo IV, memorial [**in some places, SS Andrew Svoradi and Benedict; EF: Commemoration of St Alexis]

All as in the psalter for Thursday; collect, MD 464-65*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [194]

For SS Andrew Svoradi and Benedict, common of martyrs

Friday 18 July - Class IV [EF: St Camillus de Lellis]

All as for Friday in the psalter; collect, MD 464-65*

Saturday 19 July – Saturday of Our Lady; St Vincent de Paul, memorial [EF: Class III]

Matins to None: Office of Our Lady, MD (129) ff; at Matins reading of Saturday 3 in July; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [195]

I Vespers of the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 446-47*

If St Vincent Class I, Common of confessors

Sunday 20 July – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Class II; SS Jerome Aemiliani, Joseph Calanctius and John Baptist de la Salle, memorial

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect MD 465-66*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [195-6]

Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter; collect, MD 466*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 466*

Monday 21 July - Class IV [EF: St Lawrence Brindisi]

All as in the psalter for Monday; collect, MD 466*

Tuesday 22 July – St Mary Magdalen, Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of Tuesday; chapter, responsory from Common of Holy Women, MD (100); hymn, canticle antiphon and collect, MD [196] ff

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from Common of Holy Women, MD (103); collect, MD [198]

Vespers:  Antiphons and psalms of Tuesday; chapter and responsory from Common of Holy Women, MD (97); hymn etc from MD [198] ff

Wednesday 23 July - Class IV; St Apollinaris, Memorial

All as in the psalter for Wednesday; collect, MD 466*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [200]

Thursday 24 July - Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Christina]

All as in the psalter for Thursday; collect, MD 466*

Friday 25 July - St James, Class II

Matins: All from the Common of Apostles except for the readings and responsories for Nocturn II & III (of the feast) and collect

Lauds to Vespers: All from the Common of Apostles, MD (9) except for the collect, MD [201]

Saturday 26 July - SS Joachim and Anne, Class III [EF: St Anne]

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of the feast; one reading of the feast; chapter verse Is 56:7

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [202] ff with festal psalms

Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds (omit 4), chapter and versicle of the feast, MD [205] ff

I Vespers of Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, MD 447-48*

Sunday 27 July - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn, Ecce iam lucis; collect and canticle antiphon, MD 466-67*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 467*
             
Monday 28 July – Class IV [EF: SS Nazarius and Celsus; Victor I; Innocent I]

All as in the psalter for Monday; collect, MD 467*

Tuesday 29 July - Class IV;  SS Felix, Simplicius, Faustinus and Beatrice, memorial  [EF: St Martha]

All as in the psalter for Tuesday; collect, MD 467*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [207-08]

Wednesday 30 July - Class IV; SS Abdon and Sennen, memorial

All as in the psalter for Wednesday; collect, MD 467*; for the commemoration at Lauds MD [208]

Thursday 31 July - St Ignatius, Class III

Matins: One reading of the feast

Lauds and Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of Thursday, rest from Common of a Confessor not a bishop, MD (78); collect, MD [209]

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from Common of a Confessor not a bishop; collect of the feast


(if Class I, Common of confessors)


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