Ordo for the fourteenth week after Pentecost


Sunday 30 August - Fourteenth Sunday after PentecostClass II; SS Felix and Adauctus, memorial [***in some places, St Rose of Lima]

Matins: Sunday 5 of August

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 473-4*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [257]

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 473-4*

For St Rose, see MD 43**

Monday 31 August - Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 473-4*

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

**For St Vibiana: MD 43**

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 473-4*

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

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 473-4*

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

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Thursday, 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**

Friday 4 September - Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 473-4*

Saturday 5 September -– Saturday of Our Lady [EF: St Laurence Justinian]

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

I Vespers of the First Sunday of  September, MD 453*/ Fifteenth Sunday, MD 474-5*

Ordo for the thirteenth week after Pentecost


Sunday 23 August -Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: Sunday 4 of August

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 472-3*

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

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 473*

Monday 24 August – St Bartholomew, Class II

Matins: Nocturn II & III readings of the feast, rest from the Common of Apostles

Lauds to Vespers: All as in the Common of Apostles, MD (9) ff except for the collect, MD [250]

Tuesday 25 August  - Class IV [in some places/EF: St Louis]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 473*

*For St LouisMD 42**

Wednesday 26 August - Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Zephyrinus]

All as in the psalter; collect MD 473*

Thursday 27 August - Class IV [EF: St Joseph Calasanctius]

All as in the psalter; collect MD 473*

Friday 28 August – St Augustine of Hippo, Class III

Matins: One reading of the feast

Lauds and Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the day with rest from the Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64) except for the Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD [251]

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common; collect, MD [251]

Saturday 29 August - Beheading of St John the Baptist, Class III

Matins: One reading of the feast

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD [252] ff

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [254] ff



I Vespers of Sunday 5 of August, MD 452* and Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, collect MD 473-4*

Ordo for the week of the twelfth week after Pentecost


Sunday 16 August - Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

MatinsReadings for  Sunday of August 3

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 471-2*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 472*

Monday 17 August - Class IV [EF: ST Hyacinth]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 472*

Tuesday 18 August - Class IV; St Agapitus, memorial

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 472*; for the commemoration, MD [245]

Wednesday 19 August - Class IV [EF: St John Eudes]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 472*

Thursday 20 August - St Bernard, Class III

Matins: One reading, of the feast

Lauds and Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the day, rest from the Common of a Confessor, MD (78) or from MD [246] ff

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common; collect of the feast, MD [245]

Friday 21 August – Class IV; St Bernard Ptolemy, memorial [EF: St Jane Frances de Chantal]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 472*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [249]

Saturday 22 August - Saturday of Our Lady; St Timothy, memorial [EF: Immaculate Heart of the BVM]

Matins to None: At Matins, reading of Saturday; Lauds to None, MD (129) ff; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [250]

I Vespers of the Sunday 4 of August, MD 452*/Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 472-3*

August 15: The Assumption of Our Lady



The Assumption is perhaps the most important of the Marian feast of the year, and a Holy Day of Obligation (even in countries that have largely abandoned the concept such as Australia).

The Diurnal offers a choice of two versions of the Office for this feast - the first is the ‘new approved Office’ was written after the official proclamation of the dogma of the Assumption.

And in honour of the feast, Psalm 121 (122), 'I rejoiced when they said to me, let us go into the house of the Lord', in the setting from the fabulous Vespers of the Blessed Virgin by Monteverdi.

Ordo for the eleventh Sunday after Pentecost


Sunday 9 August – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins:  Sunday 2 of August

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn, Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect MD 470-1*

Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter; collect, MD 471*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 471*

Monday 10 August  - St Lawrence, Class II

Lauds: Antiphons of the feast, MD [221] with festal psalms, MD 44; rest from MD [222-3]

Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds with chapter etc, MD [223] ff

Vespers: Antiphons, MD [225] with psalms from the Common of a Martyr, MD (36); rest from MD [225] ff

Tuesday 11 August - Class IV; St. Tiburtius, Memorial

All as in the psalter, collect, MD 471*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [227-8]

Wednesday 12 August  – Class IV; St. Clare, memorial [EF: Class III]

Collect, MD 471*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [228]

Thursday 13 August  - Class IV; SS Pontianus and Hippolytus, memorial [EF: SS Hippolytus and Cassian]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 471*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [228-9]

Friday 14 August – Vigil of the Assumption, Class II          

Matins: Three readings for the Vigil

Lauds to None: All as for Friday in the psalter with collect of the Vigil, collect, MD [229]

I Vespers of the Assumption, MD [230] ff

(Note that there is a choice of Office: the ‘new’ Office composed after the formal declaration of the dogma, MD [230] ff, or the older version, MD [238] ff)

Saturday 15 August - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class I

Lauds: MD [233] ff or MD [241] ff – Festal psalms with texts of the feast

Prime to None: Antiphons and chapters of the feast

Vespers: All as for I Vespers except for Magnificat antiphon; commemoration of Sunday 3 of August, MD 451-2*/Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, collect, MD 472*

Ordo for the tenth week after Pentecost


Sunday 2 August – Tenth Sunday after PentecostClass II; St Alphonsus Mary de Liguori, memorial

Matins: First Sunday in August

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce Iam Lucis; canticle antiphon and collect MD 469-70*; for the commemoratin at Lauds, MD [210]

Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter; collect, MD 470*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 470*

Monday 3 August - Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 470*

Tuesday 4 August - St. Dominic, Class III

Lauds and Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the day; rest from the Common of a Confessor not a bishop, MD (78) ff; Collect, MD [211]

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common; collect, MD [211]

Wednesday 5 August – Class IV; Dedication of the Church of Our Lady of the Snows, memorial  [EF: Class III]

All as in the psalter; collect MD 470*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [211-2].

Thursday 6 August - Transfiguration of Our Lord, Class II

Lauds: Festal psalms of Sunday with antiphons and rest from MD [212] ff

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphons, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [214] ff

Vespers: Psalms of Sunday, MD 203; antiphons etc, MD [216] ff

Friday 7 August - Class IV; SS Sixtus II, Felicissimus and Agapitus, memorial [EF: St Cajetan]

All as in the psalter, collect MD 470*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [219]

Saturday 8 August – Saturday of Our Lady; St Cyriacus, memorial [EF: St John Mary Vianney; Australia/NZ: St Mary of the Cross]

Matins to None: At Matins, reading of Saturday 2 ; Lauds to None, MD (129) ff; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [219-20]



I Vespers of Second Sunday in August, MD 451* (Canticle antiphon)/Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, MD 471* (collect)