Ordo for the Fourth Week of Advent/Christmas

Notes on the Office during the season of the Nativity can be found here.

The Matins readings for Sunday can be found here; the readings for the rest of the week at Matins will be up on the lectio divina blog in due course.

Sunday 20 December – Fourth Sunday of Advent, Class I

Lauds to None: Antiphons and proper texts, MD 48* ff; psalms of Sunday (at Lauds, schema 1: Ps 50, 117, 62)

Vespers: Antiphons and proper texts of I Vespers, MD 45* except for Antiphon for Magnificat, O clavis David MD 36*

Monday 21 December – St Thomas, Class II

All as in the Common of Apostles, MD (9), except for the Canticle antiphons, MD [22] and collect, MD [23].

Note that in the commemoration of the feria at Lauds, the Benedictus antiphon Nolite timere, MD 43* is said; Vespers: Magnificat antiphon, O Oriens, MD 36* (with versicle and collect of Advent IV)

Tuesday 22 December - Tuesday in the fourth week of Advent, Class II

Lauds: Antiphons of the day, MD 37-8*; chapter, versicle, hymn etc of Advent, MD 9* ff; Benedictus antiphon, Consurge; collect (Sunday IV), MD 12*

Prime: Antiphon 1, MD 37-8*

Terce to None: Antiphons, MD 38*; texts of Advent, MD 14*ff; collect, MD 12*

Vespers: Antiphons, MD 37-8* (omit 4th); chapter etc of Advent; Magnificat antiphon, O Rex Gentium, MD 36*

Wednesday 23 December - Wednesday in the fourth week of Advent, Class II

Lauds: Antiphons of the day, MD 38-9*; chapter, versicle, hymn etc of Advent, MD 9* ff; Benedictus antiphon, Ecce completa sunt, MD 45*; collect (Sunday IV), MD 12*

Prime: Antiphon 1, MD 38-9*

Terce to None: Antiphons, MD 39*; texts of Advent, MD 14*ff; collect, MD 12*
Vespers: Antiphons, MD 38-9* (omit 4th); chapter etc of Advent; Magnificat antiphon, O Emmanuel, MD 36*

Thursday 24 December – Vigil of the Nativity

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn and readings of the feast; antiphons and psalms of the day; readings of the feast

Lauds: Festal psalms (of Sunday), MD 44 with antiphons and proper texts, MD 54* ff

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD 54*

Terce to None: Antiphons and texts, MD 57* ff

I Vespers of the Nativity: MD 58* ff

Friday 25 December – Nativity of Our Lord, Class I with a II Class Octave

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts, festal psalms, MD 61* ff

Prime to None: Antiphons and proper texts, MD 64* ff

Vespers: Antiphons, psalms and proper texts, MD 65* ff

Saturday 26 December - Second day in the Octave of Christmas; St Stephen, Protomartyr, Class II

Matins: Common of martyrs except for the Invitatory antiphon, hymn and readings (of the feast)

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts with festal psalms, commemoration of the Octave, MD 83* ff

Prime to None: Antiphons, MD 83* ff

Vespers of St Stephen: Vespers of the Nativity [4th psalm   = Ps 131], with proper texts of the feast, MD 87* ff; commemoration of the Sunday, MD 77*

5 comments:

Ivan said...

Is the Ecce completa sunt on Tuesday a mistake? Shouldn't the antiphon on page 52* ("Consurge..." I think) be used? It says that Ecce completa sunt is used on the day before the Vigil - tomorrow.

Kate Edwards said...

Fixed thanks - it was in twice!

Victimae Paschali Laudes said...

Hello,

For December 26th, is it not Vespers of St. Stephen with a Com. of The Sunday Within The Octave? That seems to be the case unless I am not reading the Occurrence chart correctly in my Diurnal. Also, the Roman Breviary of 1962 to also seems have Vespers of St. Stephen.

In Christ.

Victimae Paschali Laudes said...

I meant Concurrence Chart, not Occurrence!

"Vespers of The Current Office, Com. of the Following."

Thank you for your help and for this blog. It has been very helpful for me in my spiritual life.

Kate Edwards said...

Hmm, I really need someone with a better eye to detail to take over this task/proofread! You are right.