Ordo for twenty third week after Pentecost


Sunday 1 November – All Saints, Class I

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [331] ff with festal psalms; commemoration of the twenty-third Sunday, MD 482*

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast

Vespers: Antiphons and proper texts from I Vespers, MD [328]; psalms from the Common of Martyrs, MD [328]; Magnificat antiphon, MD [336]; commemoration of the Sunday, MD 482*

Monday 2 November  - All Souls, Class I

Matins: All as for Office of the Dead except for the readings and responsories

Lauds: Of the Dead, MD (163) with additional prayers set out for the feast, MD [337] ff

Prime to None:  The usual opening prayers, hymn and antiphon are omitted; see the instructions MD [338] ff

Vespers: As for the Office of the Dead  with collect etc MD [341] ff

Tuesday 3 November - Class IV

MatinsReadings for Tuesday in the first week of November (note that there are henceforth three readings each day)

Lauds to Compline: All as in the psalter; collect, MD 482*

Wednesday 4 November – Class IV; St Charles Borromeo, memorial [EF: Class III]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 482*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [344-5]

Thursday 5 November – Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 482*

Friday 6 November – Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 482*

Saturday 7 November – Our Lady on Saturday

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

I Vespers of Third Sunday of November, MD 460*/Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, MD 485*

Ordo for November 2016

This calendar (Ordo) for the traditional Benedictine Office has been prepared accordance with the calendar and rubrics of the Monastic Breviary of 1963 for use by all Benedictine monasteries.

It 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.

Variations from the calendar

Individual monasteries may, however, observe their own Ordos and use rubrics that differ somewhat from those specified in the Monastic Breviary.

In addition to the feasts specified in the calendar, it will be necessary to add in any local feasts particular to the monastery, parish, diocese and country.

While the Benedictine Calendar generally follows the structure of the 1962 Roman Extraordinary Form (EF) Calendar, the monastic calendar, it does differ from it in some respects, and the calendar below generally indicates where there are feasts of the EF calendar that are omitted or celebrated differently in the Benedictine general calendar.

Monastic Diurnal

A number of Catholic and other books are available to say the Benedictine Divine Office in its traditional form and calendar.

These include the two volume 1963 Breviarium Monasticum (out of print), the Antiphonale Monasticum (containing the chants for the day hours and available through the monastery of Le Barroux and elsewhere), and books for the individual hours available through Clear Creek Abbey in the US and on lulu.

The most useful starting point for most people, however, will surely be the Monastic Diurnal (MD) published by Farnborough Abbey.  Originally intended for novices and those religious travelling outside the monastery, it provides the day hours (Lauds to Compline) in a parallel English/Latin text version with translations prepared by monks of that monastery in the first half of the twentieth century. The current edition is essentially the 1963 edition of that book, which carried an imprimatur.  
Accordingly, the calendar provided here provides page references to the MD, and instructions on how to say the Benedictine Office using that book can also be found on the blog (see the right hand sidebar). Please note that the Diurnal is not page numbered sequentially, but differentiates sections of the book by use of asterisks, square brackets and so forth.

Matins is not included in the Diurnal, but occasional notes (generally where the hour does not follow the normal pattern) have been included here for the benefit of those who use other books to say that hour.

If you have comments, questions or corrections to offer, please use the comment function on the blog or  contact the author at australiaincognita@gmail.com.

Key to abbreviations

MD=Monastic Diurnal
EF=Roman Extraordinary Form

THE ORDO

Tuesday 1 November – All Saints, Class I

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [331] ff with festal psalms

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast

Vespers: Antiphons and proper texts from I Vespers, MD [328]; psalms from the Common of Martyrs, MD [328]; Magnificat antiphon, MD [336]

Wednesday 2 November - All Souls, Class I

Matins: All as for Office of the Dead except for the readings and responsories

Lauds: Of the Dead, MD (163) with additional prayers set out for the feast, MD [337] ff

Prime to None:  The usual opening prayers, hymn and antiphon are omitted; see the instructions MD [338] ff

Vespers: As for the Office of the Dead  with collect etc MD [341] ff

Thursday 3 November - Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 484*

Friday 4 November – Class IV; St Charles Borromeo, memorial [EF: Class III]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 484*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [344-5]

Saturday 5 November – Saturday of Our Lady

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

I Vespers of the Third Sunday of November, MD 460*/ Fifth Sunday Remaining after Epiphany, MD 485*

Sunday 6 November  - Fifth Sunday Remaining after Epiphany, Class II (25th Sunday after Pentecost)

Matins: Third Sunday of November

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Aeterne Reum Conditor; canticle antiphon MD 485*

Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 485*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 485*

Monday 7 November – Class IV

Matins: Three readings henceforward; third week of November

Lauds to Compline: All as in the psalter; collect, MD 485*

Tuesday 8 November – Class IV; The Four Crowned, Martyrs, memorial

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 485*; for the commemoration, MD [345]

Wednesday 9 November - Dedication of the Archbasilica of the Most Holy Saviour (St John Lateran), Class II

Lauds to Vespers: See MD [345]; All from the Common for the dedication of a Church, MD (114) ff

Thursday 10 November – Class IV; St Theodore, memorial [EF: St Andrew Avellino]

Collect, MD 485*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [346]

Friday 11 November - St Martin of Tours, Class II

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn, antiphons, readings etc of the feast; psalms from the Common of a Confessor Bishop

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [346] ff with festal psalms of Sunday

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphon, etc of the feast

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds with psalms from Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (68); proper texts of the feast, MD [350] ff

Saturday 12 November – Saturday of Our Lady; St Mennas, memorial [EF: St Martin I]

Matins to None: At Matins, reading of Saturday 2 of November; Lauds to None, MD (129) ff ; for the commemoration, MD [352-3]

I Vespers of the fourth Sunday of November, MD 460*/Sixth Remaining after Epiphany, MD 486*

Sunday 13 November - Sixth Sunday Remaining after Epiphany, Class II; Commemoration of All Saints of the Benedictine Order

Matins: Fourth Sunday of November

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Aeterne Reum Conditor; canticle antiphon MD 486*; for the commemoration, MD [356]

Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 486*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 486*

Monday 14 November – All Souls of the Benedictine Order, Class II [EF: St Josaphat]

All as for All Souls Day, MD [337] ff except for the collects, MD [360] ff (note the separate collect for Prime and Compline)

Tuesday 15 November –  Class IV; St Albert the Great, memorial

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 486*; for the commemoration, MD [362-3]

Wednesday 16 November – Class IV [EF: St Gertrude]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 486*

Thursday 17 November - St Gertrude, Class II/III [EF: St Gregory Thaumaturgis]

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn and three readings and responsories of the feast (if Class II, antiphons, readings and responsories of the feast, psalms from the Common of Virgins)

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [363] ff; festal psalms

Prime to None: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, psalms of the day

Vespers: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, psalms from the Common of Virgins

Friday 18 November - Dedication of the Basilicas of SS Peter and Paul, Class III

Lauds to Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the day with the rest from the Common for the Dedication of a Church, MD (114); collect, MD [371]

Saturday 19 November - Saturday of Our Lady [EF: St Elizabeth of Hungary]

Matins to None: At Matins, Saturday 4&5 of November; Lauds to None, MD (129) ff;

I Vespers of the Fifth Sunday of November, MD 461*/Last Sunday after Pentecost, MD 487*

Sunday 20 November – Twenty-Seventh and last Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: Fifth Sunday

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Aeterne Reum Conditor; canticle antiphon MD 487*

Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 487*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 487*

For St Edmund see MD 58**

Monday 21 November – Presentation of the BVM, Class III; Commemoration of St Columba

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn from the Common of feasts of the BVM; reading three of the feast

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the day; rest from the Common of feasts of the BVM except for the canticle antiphons, collect, and commemoration at Lauds, MD [371] ff

Prime to None: Antiphons and rest as appropriate from the Common of feasts of the BVM with psalms of the day; collect, MD [371]

Tuesday 22 November – St Caecilia, Class III

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn from the Common of Virgins; reading three of the feast

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [373] ff with festal psalms

Prime to None: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast as appropriate, MD [373] ff with psalms of the day

Vespers: Antiphons, chapter and hymn from Lauds, MD [373] ff; psalms from Common of Virgins MD (84); responsory and Magnificat antiphon, MD [377]

Wednesday 23 November - St Clement, Class III; St Felicitas, Memorial

Matins: Responsories and reading three of the feast.

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [377] ff with festal psalms

Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds, proper texts of the feast, psalms of the day

Vespers: Antiphons from Lauds; proper texts and psalms from Common of a martyr, MD (36); Magnificat antiphon, MD [382]

Thursday 24 November - Class IV;  SS John of the Cross and Chrysogonus, memorials [EF: St John of the Cross]

All as in the psalter; collect MD 487*; for the commemorations, MD [382-3]

Friday 25 November – Class IV; St Catherine of Alexandria, memorial [EF: Class III]

All as in the psalter; collect MD 487*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [383-4]

Saturday 26 November – Saturday of Our Lady; St Sylvester, memorial [EF: Class III]

Matins to None: At Matins, Saturday 4&5 of November; Lauds to None, MD (129) ff; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [384]

I Vespers of the First Sunday of Advent, MD 1* (psalms of Saturday with antiphon, chapter etc of I Vespers)

Compline: Marian antiphon Alma Redemptoris Mater, MD 265 henceforward

Sunday 27 November – First Sunday of Advent, Class I

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn, antiphons and readings of Sunday I in Advent

Lauds: Proper antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn etc, MD 4* ff with Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62)

Prime to None: Antiphons and proper texts, MD 7* ff

Vespers: Proper texts as for I Vespers, MD 1* except for Magnificat antiphon, MD 8*; with psalms of Sunday

Monday 28 November – Monday in the first week of Advent, Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of Monday; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 9* ff; Benedictus antiphon, MD 17*; collect, MD 11*;

Prime: Antiphon for week I, MD 13*

Terce to None: Antiphon for Advent wk I, MD 13* ff; chapter and versicle for Advent; collect, MD 11*

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of Monday; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for Advent, MD 15* ff; Magnificat antiphon, MD 17*; collect, MD 11*

Tuesday 29 November – Tuesday in the first week of Advent, Class III; St Saturninus, memorial

Psalms of Tuesday with Ordinary of Advent, MD 9* ff (Prime to None antiphons of wk I, MD 13* ff); collect (Sunday I), MD 11*; canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, MD 18*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [385]

Wednesday 30 November - St Andrew, Class II

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn from Common of Apostles; antiphons and readings of the feast, psalms from Common of Apostles

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [3] ff with festal psalms; commemoration of the feria, MD 18*

Prime to None: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast with psalms of the day

Vespers: Antiphons, chapter and hymn of Lauds; psalms from the Common, MD (13); responsory etc, MD [7-8]; commemoration of the feria, MD 18*

Ordo for October 2016

This calendar (Ordo) for the traditional Benedictine Office 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.

It 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.

Variations from the calendar

Individual monasteries may, however, observe their own Ordos and use rubrics that differ somewhat from those specified in the Monastic Breviary.

In addition to the feasts specified in the calendar, it will be necessary to add in any local feasts particular to the monastery, parish, diocese and country.

While the Benedictine Calendar generally follows the structure of the 1962 Roman Extraordinary Form (EF) Calendar, the monastic calendar, it does differ from it in some respects, and the calendar below generally indicates where there are feasts of the EF calendar that are omitted or celebrated differently in the Benedictine general calendar.

Monastic Diurnal

A number of Catholic and other books are available to say the Benedictine Divine Office in its traditional form and calendar.

These include the two volume 1963 Breviarium Monasticum (out of print), the Antiphonale Monasticum (containing the chants for the day hours and available through the monastery of Le Barroux and elsewhere), and books for the individual hours available through Clear Creek Abbey in the US and on lulu.

The most useful starting point for most people, however, will surely be the Monastic Diurnal (MD) published by Farnborough Abbey.  Originally intended for novices and those religious travelling outside the monastery, it provides the day hours (Lauds to Compline) in a parallel English/Latin text version with translations prepared by monks of that monastery in the first half of the twentieth century. The current edition is essentially the 1963 edition of that book, which carried an imprimatur.  
Accordingly, the calendar provided here provides page references to the MD, and instructions on how to say the Benedictine Office using that book can also be found on the blog (see the right hand sidebar). Please note that the Diurnal is not page numbered sequentially, but differentiates sections of the book by use of asterisks, square brackets and so forth.

Matins is not included in the Diurnal, but occasional notes (generally where the hour does not follow the normal pattern) have been included here for the benefit of those who use other books to say that hour.

If you have comments, questions or corrections to offer, please use the comment function on the blog or  contact the author at australiaincognita@gmail.com.

Key to abbreviations

MD=Monastic Diurnal
EF=Roman Extraordinary Form

THE ORDO


Saturday 1 October - Saturday of Our Lady [EF: Commemoration of St Remigius]

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

I Vespers of First Sunday of October, MD 457*/Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, collect MD 479*

Sunday 2 October – Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: Sunday 1 of October

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Aeterne Reum Conditor; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 479*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 479*

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

Collect, MD 479*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [297]

If Class I, see MD 45**

Tuesday 4 October – St Francis, Class III

Lauds to Vespers: psalms and antiphons of the day; 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]

Wednesday 5 October  - SS Maurus and Placid, Class III

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

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons and propers from MD [299] ff

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphons, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [302] ff

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds with psalms of Sunday; rest from MD [303] ff

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

Collect, MD 479*; for the commemorations at Lauds, MD [305]

Friday 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 [310-11]

Vespers: Antiphons of the feast with psalms from the Common of the BVM, MD (119), proper texts of the feast, MD [317] ff

Saturday 8 October - Saturday of Our Lady [EF: St Brigid]

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*/Twenty-first Sunday, MD 480*

Sunday 9 October – Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: Sunday 2 of October

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Aeterne Reum Conditor; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 480*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 480*

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

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 480*

Tuesday 11 October – Class IV [EF: The Maternity of Our Lady]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 480*

Wednesday 12 October - Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 480*

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

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 480*

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

All as in the psalter; collect MD 480*; at Lauds, for the commemoration, MD [314]

Saturday 15 October St Teresa, Class III

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

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

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

I Vespers of the Third Sunday of October, MD 458*/Twenty-second after Pentecost, MD 481*

Sunday 16 October Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: Third Sunday of October

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Aeterne Reum Conditor; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 481*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 481*

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

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 481*

Tuesday 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]

Wednesday 19 October - Class IV [EF: St Peter of Alcantara]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 481*

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

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 481*

Friday 21 October – Class IV; St Hilarion, memorial

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 481*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [318]

Saturday 22 October - Saturday of Our Lady

Matins to None: At Matins, reading of Saturday 4&5; Lauds to None, MD (129) ff

I Vespers of the Fourth Sunday of October, MD 458-9*/ Twenty-Third Sunday, MD 482*

Sunday 23 October  – Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: Sunday 4 of October

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Aeterne Reum Conditor; canticle antiphon MD 482*

Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 482*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 482*

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

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 482*

For St Raphael, MD 51** ff

Tuesday 25 October  – Class IV; SS Chrysanthus and Daria, memorial

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 482*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [327]

Wednesday 26 October - Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Evaristus]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 482*

Thursday 27 October - Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 482*

Friday 28 October - SS Simon and Jude, Class II

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

Saturday 29 October - Saturday of Our Lady

Matins to None: At Matins, reading of Saturday 4&5; Lauds to None, MD (129) ff

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

Sunday 30 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 31 October - Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 484* (fourth remaining after Epiphany)

I Vespers of All Saints, MD [328] ff

Ordo for September 2016

This calendar (Ordo) for the traditional Benedictine Office has been prepared accordance with the calendar and rubrics of the Monastic Breviary of 1963.

It 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.

Variations from the calendar

Individual monasteries may, however, observe their own Ordos and use rubrics that differ somewhat from those specified in the Monastic Breviary.

In addition to the feasts specified in the calendar, it will be necessary to add in any local feasts particular to the monastery, parish, diocese and country.

While the Benedictine Calendar generally follows the structure of the 1962 Roman Extraordinary Form (EF) Calendar, the monastic calendar, it does differ from it in some respects, and the calendar below generally indicates where there are feasts of the EF calendar that are omitted or celebrated differently in the Benedictine general calendar.

Monastic Diurnal

A number of Catholic and other books are available to say the Benedictine Divine Office in its traditional form and calendar.

These include the two volume 1963 Breviarium Monasticum (out of print), the Antiphonale Monasticum (containing the chants for the day hours and available through the monastery of Le Barroux and elsewhere), and books for the individual hours available through Clear Creek Abbey in the US and on lulu.

The most useful starting point for most people, however, will surely be the Monastic Diurnal (MD) published by Farnborough Abbey.  Originally intended for novices and those religious travelling outside the monastery, it provides the day hours (Lauds to Compline) in a parallel English/Latin text version with translations prepared by monks of that monastery in the first half of the twentieth century. The current edition is essentially the 1963 edition of that book, which carried an imprimatur.  
Accordingly, the calendar provided here provides page references to the MD, and instructions on how to say the Benedictine Office using that book can also be found on the blog (see the right hand sidebar). Please note that the Diurnal is not page numbered sequentially, but differentiates sections of the book by use of asterisks, square brackets and so forth.

Matins is not included in the Diurnal, but occasional notes (generally where the hour does not follow the normal pattern) have been included here for the benefit of those who use other books to say that hour.

If you have comments, questions or corrections to offer, please use the comment function on the blog or  contact the author at australiaincognita@gmail.com.

Key to abbreviations

MD=Monastic Diurnal
EF=Roman Extraordinary Form

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

Collect, MD 474-5*

**For St Vibiana: MD 43**

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

Collect, MD 474-5*

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

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of the day, with the rest from the Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64); Collect, MD [258]

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

**For St Seraphia, MD 43**

I  Vespers of First Sunday in September, MD 452-3*/Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 475*

Sunday 4 September - Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: Sunday 1 of September

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

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 475-6*

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

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 475*

Tuesday 6 September  - Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 475*

Wednesday 7 September - Class IV [**In some places, St Cloud, Confessor, Class I]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 475*

**For St Cloud, MD [258]

Thursday 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

Friday 9 September - Class IV; St Gorgonius, memorial

Collect, MD 475*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [264-5]

Saturday 10 September – Saturday of Our Lady [EF: St Nicholas of Tolentino]

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

I Vespers of Second Sunday of September, MD 453*/collect, MD 476*

Sunday 11 September - Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II; SS Protus and Hyacinth, memorial

Matins:  Sunday 2 of September

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); canticle antiphon and collect, MD 476*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [265]

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 476-7*

Monday 12 September – [EF: Most Holy Name of Mary]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 476*

Tuesday 13 September - Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 476*

Wednesday 14 September  – Exaltation of Holy Cross, Class II

Lauds: Festal psalms (of Sunday) with antiphons and proper texts from MD [266] ff

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [269] ff

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds (omit fourth); psalms of Sunday, MD 203 ff; rest from MD [270] ff

[Start of monastic Lent]

Thursday 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

Friday 16 September – Class IV; SS Cornelius and Cyprian, memorials [EF: Class III]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 476*; for the commemorations at Lauds, MD [278]

Saturday 17 September - Saturday of Our Lady; St Hildegard, memorial [EF: Commemoration of the Imprinting of the Stigmata of St Francis; OF: St Hildegard, Solemnity]

Matins to None: At Matins, reading of Saturday 3; Lauds to None, MD (129) ff; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [278-9]

I Vespers of Third Sunday of September, MD 453-4*; Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 477*

Sunday 18 September  - Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: Third Sunday of September

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62; 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 19 September - Class IV [EF: St Januarius and companions]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 477*

Tuesday 20 September - Class IV [EF: commemoration of St Eustace and Companions]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 477*

Wednesday 21 September - St Matthew, Class II; Commemoration of Ember Day

Lauds to Vespers: All from the Common of Apostles, MD (9); collect, MD [279]; for the commemoration at Lauds and Vespers, MD 454*

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

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 477*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [280]

Friday 23 September -– Ember Friday, Class II; St Linus, Memorial

All as in the psalter for Friday except for the canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers and collect, MD 455*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [280-1]

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

All as in the psalter for Saturday except for the canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers and collect, MD 456*

I Vespers of the Fourth Saturday of September, MD 456-7*/ Nineteenth after Pentecost, MD 478*

Sunday 25 September – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: Sunday 4 of September

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); 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 26 September  – Class IV [EF: Commemoration of SS Cyprian and Justina]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 478*

Tuesday 27 September - Class IV, SS Cosmas and Damian, Memorial [EF: Class III]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 478*; for the commemoration, MD [281]

Wednesday 28 September – Class IV [EF: St Wenceslaus]

Matins to None: All as in the psalter, collect, MD 478*

I Vespers of St Michael: MD [282]

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

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [284] ff with festal psalms

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

Friday 30 September – St Jerome, Class III

Lauds and Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the day; chapter etc from Common of a Confessor not a 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]

Ordo for January 2016

This calendar (Ordo) for the traditional Benedictine Office 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.

It 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.

Variations from the calendar

Individual monasteries may, however, observe their own Ordos and use rubrics that differ somewhat from those specified in the Monastic Breviary.

In addition to the feasts specified in the calendar, it will be necessary to add in any local feasts particular to the monastery, parish, diocese and country.

While the Benedictine Calendar generally follows the structure of the 1962 Roman Extraordinary Form (EF) Calendar, the monastic calendar, it does differ from it in some respects, and the calendar below generally indicates where there are feasts of the EF calendar that are omitted or celebrated differently in the Benedictine general calendar.

Monastic Diurnal

A number of Catholic and other books are available to say the Benedictine Divine Office in its traditional form and calendar.

These include the two volume 1963 Breviarium Monasticum (out of print), the Antiphonale Monasticum (containing the chants for the day hours and available through the monastery of Le Barroux and elsewhere), and books for the individual hours available through Clear Creek Abbey in the US and on lulu.

The most useful starting point for most people, however, will surely be the Monastic Diurnal (MD) published by Farnborough Abbey.  Originally intended for novices and those religious travelling outside the monastery, it provides the day hours (Lauds to Compline) in a parallel English/Latin text version with translations prepared by monks of that monastery in the first half of the twentieth century. The current edition is essentially the 1963 edition of that book, which carried an imprimatur.  
Accordingly, the calendar provided here provides page references to the MD, and instructions on how to say the Benedictine Office using that book can also be found on the blog (see the right hand sidebar). Please note that the Diurnal is not page numbered sequentially, but differentiates sections of the book by use of asterisks, square brackets and so forth.

Matins is not included in the Diurnal, but occasional notes (generally where the hour does not follow the normal pattern) have been included here for the benefit of those who use other books to say that hour.

If you have comments, questions or corrections to offer, please use the comment function on the blog or  contact the author at australiaincognita@gmail.com.

Key to abbreviations

MD=Monastic Diurnal
EF=Roman Extraordinary Form

THE ORDO

Friday 1 January – Octave of the Nativity, Class I [OF: Mary, Holy Mother of God]

Matins: Proper antiphons etc, psalms of Christmas

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD 108* ff, with festal (Sunday) psalms, MD 44

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD 108*

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD 111* ff

Vespers:  As for I Vespers, MD 104* ff, with Magnificat antiphon, MD 113* 

Compline: Marian Antiphon, Alma Redemptoris Mater

Saturday 2 January - Office of Our Lady on Saturday [**in some places, St Thomas of Canterbury]

Matins: Saturday 1 of January

Lauds:  As for the Office of Our Lady throughout the year, MD (129) except for the Benedictus antiphon and collect, MD (133)

Prime to None: As for the Office of Our Lady throughout the year, MD (129) except for the Antiphons MD (134) and (for Terce to None) collect MD (133)

I Vespers of the Second Sunday after the Nativity, MD 113* ff

**for St Thomas, see MD 2**

Sunday 3 January – Second Sunday after the Nativity, Class II [EF: Most Holy Name of Jesus; OF: Epiphany]

Lauds: Psalms and antiphons 50, 117, 62 etc as in the psalter; rest, MD 116* ff

Prime to None: MD 118-9*

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter, hymn etc from I Vespers; Magnificat antiphon MD 119*

Monday 4 January - Class IV; St Titus, memorial

Lauds to Vespers: Proper texts for the Ordinary of the Office after the Nativity, MD 119-24*; at Lauds for the commemoration, MD 125*

Tuesday 5 January - Class IV

Lauds to None: Proper texts for the Ordinary of the Office after the Nativity, MD 119-24*

I Vespers of the Epiphany: MD 126* ff

Wednesday 6 January – Epiphany of Our Lord, Class I

Matins: Of the feast

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD 129* ff, with festal (Sunday) psalms, MD 44

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD 129*

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD 132-3*

Vespers: Antiphons for the feast, as at I Vespers, MD 126* ff, with Magnificat antiphon from MD 133*

Thursday 7 January - Class IV

Lauds: Psalms and antiphons of Thursday; chapter, hymn etc (Ordinary of the ferial office of Epiphanytide), MD 133* ff; Benedictus, antiphon Day II, MD 135*; collect MD 136*

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of Epiphanytide

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Thursday; chapter, hymn, etc, MD 137*; Magnificat, antiphon Day II, MD 139*

Friday 8 January - Class IV

Lauds: Psalms and antiphons of Friday; chapter, hymn etc, MD 133*ff; Benedictus, antiphon Day III, MD 135*; collect MD 136*

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of Epiphanytide

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Friday; chapter, hymn, etc, MD 137*; Magnificat, antiphon Day III, MD 139*

Saturday 9 January - Saturday of Our Lady

Matins: Saturday 2 of January

Lauds:  As for the Office of Our Lady throughout the year, MD (129) except for the Benedictus antiphon and collect, MD (133)

Prime to None: As for the Office of Our Lady throughout the year, MD (129) except for the Antiphons MD (134) and (for Terce to None) collect MD (133)

Vespers: I Vespers of First Sunday after Epiphany, MD 140*ff

Sunday 10 January – First Sunday after the Epiphany, Class II; St Paul the first hermit, memorial [EF: Feast of the Holy Family; OF: Baptism of Our Lord]

For feast of the Holy Family, MD 3** ff

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 – 50, 117, 62; hymn Aeterne rerum Conditor; chapter etc, MD 142* ff; for the commemoration, MD [23] ff

Prime to None: Antiphons etc from MD 144*ff

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday with chapter, responsory and hymn of I Vespers, MD 140*; Magnificat antiphon, MD 146*

Monday 11 January - Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Hyginus]

Lauds: Psalms and antiphons of Monday; chapter, hymn etc, MD 133* ff; Benedictus, antiphon Day IV, MD 135*; collect MD 136* (after Sunday)

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle of Epiphanytide

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Monday; chapter, hymn, etc, MD 137*; Magnificat, antiphon Day IV, MD 139*

Tuesday 12 January - Class IV

Lauds: Psalms and antiphons of Tuesday; chapter, hymn etc, MD 133* ff; Benedictus, antiphon Day V, MD 136*; collect MD 136*

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle of Epiphanytide

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Tuesday; Chapter, hymn, etc, MD 137*; Magnificat, antiphon Day V, MD 139*

Wednesday 13 January  – Commemoration of Our Lord’s Baptism, Class II

All is said as on the feast of the Epiphany, MD 129* ff (except for the collect).  Note:

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD 129*, with festal (Sunday) psalms, MD 44; collect, MD 140*.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD 129*.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD 132-133* and collect, MD 140*.

Vespers: Antiphons for the feast, as at I Vespers, MD 126* ff, with Magnificat antiphon from MD 133*; collect from MD 140*.

TIME THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Thursday 14 January - Class IV; SS Hilary [EF: Class III] and Felix, memorials

All as for Thursday throughout the year; collect MD 142*; for the commemorations, MD [24-5]

Friday 15 January - Class IV [**In some places, Our Lady of Prompt Succour, Class I; EF: St Paul the First Hermit]

All as for Friday throughout the year; collect MD 142*

For Our Lady of Prompt Succour, MD 11 ff**

Saturday 16 January - Office of Our Lady on Saturday; St Marcellus I, memorial [EF: Class III]

Matins: Saturday 3 of January

Lauds:  As for the Office of Our Lady throughout the year, MD (129) except for the Benedictus antiphon and collect, MD (133); for the commemoration, MD [25]

Prime to None: As for the Office of Our Lady throughout the year, MD (129) except for the Antiphons MD (134) and (for Terce to None) collect MD (133)

I Vespers of Second Sunday of Epiphany: MD 146*

Sunday 17 January - Second Sunday after the Epiphany

All as in the psalter for Sundays throughout the year.

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 – 50, 117, 62; hymn Aeterne rerum Conditor; collect and canticle antiphon, MD 147*

Prime to None: All as in the psalter for Sunday, collect MD 147*

Vespers: As in the psalter with canticle antiphon, MD 147*

Monday 18 January - Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Prisca; start of Church Unity Octave, St Peter's Chair]

Collect MD 147*

Tuesday 19 January - Class IV; Marius, Martha, Audifax and Abachum, memorial

Collect MD 147*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [26]

Wednesday 20 January - SS Fabian and Sebastian, Class III

Lauds and Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the day; rest from common of many martyrs, MD (43); collect MD [27]
Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common, collect MD [27]

Thursday 21 January - St Agnes, Class III (Class II for monasteries of nuns) [**in some places, St Meinrad, Class I]

Matins: Invitatory and hymn from the Common of Virgins, lessons 1&2 of the day, lesson 3 and responsories of the feast.

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD [27] ff with festal (Sunday) psalms, MD 44.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, with psalms of the day

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [30] ff
Vespers: MD [31] ff

For St Meinrad, Class I, MD 16**ff

Friday 22 January – Class IV; St Vincent, memorial [EF: and St Anastasius;**in some places, St Meinrad]

Collect MD 147*; for the commemoration, MD [34]

For St Meinrad, Class II, MD 20**

Saturday 23 January – Saturday of Our Lady; St Emerentiana, memorial [EF: St Raymond Pennafort]

Matins: Saturday 4&5 of January

Lauds:  As for the Office of Our Lady throughout the year, MD (129) except for the Benedictus antiphon and collect, MD (133); for the commemoration, MD [35]

Prime to None: As for the Office of Our Lady throughout the year, MD (129) except for the Antiphons MD (134) and (for Terce to None) collect MD (133)

I Vespers of Septuagesima Sunday, MD 153-4* [Note: The Alleluia is ceremonially 'buried' at Vespers, with concluding versicle and is not said thereafter in the opening prayers of the Office until Holy Saturday]

Sunday 24 January - Septuagesima Sunday, Class II; Commemoration of St Timothy

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts, MD 154* ff, with psalms of Sunday (Ps 50, 117, 62); for the commemoration, MD [35]

Prime to None: Antiphons etc for the day from MD 158-59*

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter, responsory, hymn etc for the day, from MD 159* ff

Monday 25 January – Conversion of St Paul, Class III

Matins: Invitatory, hymn, readings and collect of the feast; rest as in the psalter

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD [36] ff with festal (Sunday psalms, MD 44), with collects of St Paul and St Peter under one conclusion

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, with psalms of the day

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [39] ff with hymns and psalms (for 'throughout the week'); collect of St Paul, MD [39]

Vespers: Antiphons for the feast, MD [40] with psalms for the Common of Apostles, MD (13).  Chapter, responsory etc for the feast, with collects of St Paul and St Peter under one conclusion

Tuesday 26 January –  Class IV; St Polycarp, memorial [EF: Class III] [Australia Day]

Lauds: Collect,  MD 157*; for the commemoration, MD [42-3]

Vespers: Magnificat antiphon MD 161*

Wednesday 27 January – St John Chrysostom, Class III

Lauds and Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the day, rest from Common of a confessor bishop, MD (64), collect and Magnificat antiphon, MD [43]

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common, collect from MD [43]

Thursday 28 January - Class IV; St Cyril of Alexandria, memorial [EF: St Peter Nolasco]

Lauds:  Collect,  MD 157*; for the commemoration, MD [44]

Vespers: Magnificat antiphon MD 162*

Friday 29 January – Class IV; St Frances de Sales, memorial [EF: Class III]

Lauds: Collect,  MD 157*;for the commemoration, MD [44-5] 

Vespers: Magnificat antiphons MD 162*

**As Class I, see MD 21**

Saturday 30 January – Saturday of Our Lady [EF: St Martina]

Matins: Saturday 4&5 of January

Lauds:  As for the Office of Our Lady throughout the year, MD (129) except for the Benedictus antiphon and collect, MD (133); for the commemoration, MD [35]

Prime to None: As for the Office of Our Lady throughout the year, MD (129) except for the Antiphons MD (134) and (for Terce to None) collect MD (133)

I Vespers of Sexagesima Sunday, MD 162* ff

Sunday 31 January – Sexagesima, Class II; St John Bosco, memorial

Lauds to None: Antiphons and proper texts of Sexagesima, MD 164* ff with Sunday psalms; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [45–6]

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of Sunday, the rest for the day, from MD 168* ff

Ordo for December 2015

This calendar (Ordo) for the traditional Benedictine Office 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.

It 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.

Variations from the calendar

Individual monasteries may, however, observe their own Ordos and use rubrics that differ somewhat from those specified in the Monastic Breviary.

In addition to the feasts specified in the calendar, it will be necessary to add in any local feasts particular to the monastery, parish, diocese and country.

While the Benedictine Calendar generally follows the structure of the 1962 Roman Extraordinary Form (EF) Calendar, the monastic calendar, it does differ from it in some respects, and the calendar below generally indicates where there are feasts of the EF calendar that are omitted or celebrated differently in the Benedictine general calendar.

Monastic Diurnal

A number of Catholic and other books are available to say the Benedictine Divine Office in its traditional form and calendar.

These include the two volume 1963 Breviarium Monasticum (out of print), the Antiphonale Monasticum (containing the chants for the day hours and available through the monastery of Le Barroux and elsewhere), and books for the individual hours available through Clear Creek Abbey in the US and on lulu.

The most useful starting point for most people, however, will surely be the Monastic Diurnal (MD) published by Farnborough Abbey.  Originally intended for novices and those religious travelling outside the monastery, it provides the day hours (Lauds to Compline) in a parallel English/Latin text version with translations prepared by monks of that monastery in the first half of the twentieth century. The current edition is essentially the 1963 edition of that book, which carried an imprimatur.  
Accordingly, the calendar provided here provides page references to the MD, and instructions on how to say the Benedictine Office using that book can also be found on the blog (see the right hand sidebar). Please note that the Diurnal is not page numbered sequentially, but differentiates sections of the book by use of asterisks, square brackets and so forth.

Matins is not included in the Diurnal, but occasional notes (generally where the hour does not follow the normal pattern) have been included here for the benefit of those who use other books to say that hour.

If you have comments, questions or corrections to offer, please use the comment function on the blog or contact Kate at australiaincognita@gmail.com.

Key to abbreviations

MD=Monastic Diurnal
EF=Roman Extraordinary Form

THE ORDO

Tuesday 1 December – Tuesday in the first week of Advent, Class III

Lauds: Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 9* ff; Benedictus antiphon, MD 18*; collect, MD 11*

Prime to None: Antiphon for week I, MD 13*; chapter and versicle for Advent; collect, MD 11*

Vespers: Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 15* ff; Magnificat antiphon, MD 18*; collect, MD 11*

Wednesday 2 December – Wednesday in the first week of Advent, Class III; St Peter Chrysologus, memorial [EF: St Bibiana]

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms of the day, proper texts of the season (Chapter, hymn etc), MD 9* ff; canticle antiphons, MD 18*; collect, MD 11*; for the commemoration, MD [8-9]

Prime to None: Antiphons for week 1, proper texts of Advent

Thursday 3 December – Thursday in the first week of Advent, Class III; St Francis Xavier, memorial  [EF: St Peter Chrysologus; St Barbara]

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms of the day, proper texts of the season, MD 9* ff; canticle antiphons, MD 18*; collect, MD 11*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [9]

Prime to None: Antiphons for week 1, proper texts of Advent

For St Francis Xavier as a Class I feast, see MD 1**

Friday 4 December – Friday in the first week of Advent, Class III [EF: St Peter Chrysologus; St Barbara] [Some monasteries: Illation of the relics of St Benedict]

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms of the day, proper texts of the season, MD 9*ff; canticle antiphons, MD 19*; collect, MD 11*

Prime to None: Antiphons for week 1, proper texts of Advent

Saturday 5 December  Saturday in the first week of Advent [EF: Commemoration of St Sabbas]

Lauds: Psalms of the day, proper texts of the season, MD 9* ff; canticle antiphon, MD 19*; collect, MD 11*

Prime to None: Antiphons for week 1, proper texts of Advent

I Vespers of the Second Sunday of Advent, MD 19* ff

Sunday 6 December – Second Sunday of Advent, Class I

Lauds to Vespers: Antiphons and proper texts, MD 22* ff; psalms of Sunday 

At Lauds, schema 1: Ps 50, 117, 62

Monday 7 December – St Ambrose, Class III

Matins: Third reading of the feast; Chapter verse for a Confessor Bishop

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of Monday in Advent; chapter etc from Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64); collect, MD [10]; commemoration of the feria, MD 26-7*

Prime to None: Antiphons and proper texts from Common of a Confessor Bishop with psalms of Monday, collect MD [10]

I Vespers of the Immaculate Conception: Antiphons and proper texts, MD [11] with psalms from the Common of the BVM MD (119); commemoration of the feria, MD 27*

Tuesday 8 December - The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class I

Lauds: Festal psalms of Sunday with antiphons and rest from MD [13] ff ; for the commemoration of the feria: versicle, MD 11*; canticle antiphon, MD 27*; collect, MD 11*

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

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

Vespers: Psalms of I Vespers of the BVM, MD (119); antiphons and rest of the feast, MD [11] ff; Magnificat antiphon, MD [17]; for the commemoration of the feria: versicle, MD 17*; Magnificat antiphon, MD 27*; collect, MD 11*

Wednesday 9 December – Wednesday in the second week of Advent, Class III

Lauds and Vespers: Proper texts of the season, MD 9* ff; canticle antiphons, MD 27*; collect, MD 11*
Prime to None: Antiphons for week 2, proper texts of Advent

Thursday 10 December – Thursday in the second week of Advent, Class III [**in some places, Blessed Mark Barkworth, John Roberts and companions, memorial; EF: Commemoration of St Melchiades]

Lauds and Vespers: Proper texts of the season, MD 9* ff; canticle antiphons, MD 27-28*; collect, MD 11*
Prime to None: Antiphons for week 2, proper texts of Advent

For Bl.  Mark Barwkworth, MD 2**

Friday 11 December - Friday in the second week of Advent, Class III St Damasus, memorial [EF: Class III]

Lauds and Vespers: Proper texts of the season, MD 9* ff; canticle antiphons, MD 28*; collect, MD 11*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [17-8]

Prime to None: Antiphons for week 2, proper texts of Advent

Saturday 12 December – Saturday in the second week of Advent, Class III [EF: in some places, Our Lady of Guadeloupe]

Ordinary of Advent (Prime to None antiphons of wk II); collect (Sunday II), MD 11*; canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, MD 28*

I Vespers of Third Sunday in Advent, MD 28* ff

Sunday 13 December – Third Sunday of Advent, Class I (Gaudete Sunday)

Lauds to None: Antiphons and proper texts, MD 31*ff; psalms of Sunday (at Lauds, schema 1: Ps 50, 117, 62); collect (except at Prime)

Vespers: Antiphons and proper texts of I Vespers, MD 28* except for canticle antiphon, MD 35*

Monday 14 December – Monday in the third week of Advent, Class III

Lauds and Vespers: Proper texts of the season, MD 9* ff; canticle antiphons, MD 41-2*; collect, MD 11*

Prime to None: Antiphons for week 3, proper texts of Advent

Tuesday 15 December  -– Tuesday in the third week of Advent, Class III
 [EF: St Eusebius]

Lauds and Vespers: Proper texts of the season, MD 9* ff; canticle antiphons, MD 42*; collect, MD 11*

Prime to None: Antiphons for week 3, proper texts of Advent

Wednesday 16 December – Ember Wednesday of Advent, Class II 

Lauds and Vespers: Proper texts of the season, MD 9*ff; Benedictus antiphon, MD 42*; collect, MD 42-3*

Prime to None: Antiphons for week 3, proper texts of Advent

Thursday 17 December – Thursday in the third week of Advent, Class II

Lauds: Antiphons, MD 39*; chapter, versicle, hymn etc of Advent, MD 9* ff; Benedictus antiphon, MD 43*; collect, MD 43*

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Thursday, MD 39*

Terce to None: Antiphons, MD 39*; texts of Advent, MD 14* ff; collect, MD 43*

Vespers: Antiphons, MD 39* (omit 4th); chapter etc of Advent; Magnificat antiphon, O Sapientia, MD 35*

Friday 18 December – Ember Friday of Advent, Class II

Lauds: Antiphons, MD 39-40*; chapter, versicle, hymn etc of Advent, MD 9* ff; Benedictus antiphon, MD 44*; collect, MD 44*

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Friday, MD 39*

Terce to None:  Psalms for throughout the week with antiphons, MD 40*; texts of Advent, MD 14* ff; collect, MD 44*

Vespers: Psalms of Friday with Antiphons, MD 39-40* (omit 4th); chapter etc of Advent; Magnificat antiphon, O Adonai, MD 35*; collect, MD 44*

Saturday 19 December – Ember Saturday in Advent, Class II

Lauds: Antiphons, MD 40*; chapter, versicle, hymn etc of Advent, MD 9* ff; Benedictus antiphon, MD 44*; collect, MD 45*

Prime: Antiphon, MD 40*

Terce to None: Antiphons, MD 41*; texts of Advent, MD 14* ff; collect, MD 45*

I Vespers for the fourth Sunday of Advent, MD 45*ff; O Antiphon for the Magnificat, O radix Iesse, MD 36*

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]. Commemoration of the feria at Lauds, Nolite timere, MD 43* is said; Vespers, 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, MD 45*; 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*

Sunday 27 December – Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity, Class II; Commemoration of St John the Evangelist

Matins: as for the Nativity except for the readings and responsories

Lauds to None: MD 77* ff'; commemoration of St John, MD 92*

Vespers of the Nativity, Magnificat antiphon, MD 82*; commemoration of St John, MD 96*

Monday 28 December - Holy Innocents, Class II; Fourth day in the Octave of Christmas

Matins: Common of several 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 97* ff

Prime to None: Antiphons, etc MD 97* ff

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of Nativity, MD 65* [4th psalm   = Ps 131]; proper texts, MD 101* ff

Tuesday 29 December –  Fifth Day within the Octave of the Nativity, Class II [in some places, St Thomas Beckett, Class I]

Matins: Invitatory and hymn of the Nativity, 3 readings of the day

Lauds: festal psalms with rest of the Nativity, MD 61*ff

Prime to None:  Antiphons and proper texts of the Nativity

Vespers: of the Nativity

Wednesday 30 December  –  Sixth Day within the Octave of the Nativity, Class II

Matins: Invitatory and hymn of the Nativity, 3 readings of the day

Lauds: festal psalms with rest of the Nativity, MD 61*ff

Prime to None: Antiphons and proper texts of Nativity

Vespers: of the Nativity [4th psalm   = Ps 131]

Thursday 31 December - Seventh Day within the Octave; commemoration of St Sylvester

Matins: Invitatory and hymn of the Nativity, 3 readings of the day

Lauds: festal psalms with rest of the Nativity, MD 61*ff; for the commemoration, MD 103-4*

Prime to None: Antiphons and proper texts of Nativity

I Vespers of the Octave of the Nativity of Our Lord, MD 104* ff: Antiphons and proper texts with psalms from Common of feasts of the BVM, MD (119)