Ordo for the Second week in Lent

The Ordo for the Second week of Lent is set out below.

Don't forget that you can find notes on saying the Office during Lent here and notes on the saints whose feasts occur at this time here.

I'm also reposting the Matins readings for each day (which usually relate to the Gospel of the EF Mass) over at Lectio divina notes.

Sunday 21 February – Second Sunday of Lent, Class I

Lauds: Antiphons, MD 201* ff with psalm scheme 1 (Ps 50, 117, 62); chapter etc, MD 201* ff

Prime to None: Antiphons and chapter verses, MD 204-5*

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter etc as per I Vespers; versicle and Magnificat antiphon, MD 205*

Monday 22 February – Monday in the second week of Lent, Class III; Chair of St Peter, memorial [OF: Solemnity]

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 206*; for the commemoration, MD [69]

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego)

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 206*

Tuesday 23 February  – Tuesday in the second week of Lent, Class III; St Peter Damian, memorial

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 206-7*; for the commemoration, MD [73]

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego)

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 207*

Wednesday 24 February  – Wednesday in the second week of Lent, Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 207-8*

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego)

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 208*

Thursday 25 February - St Matthias, Class II (in some places St Walburga, Class I)

Lauds to Vespers: All as in the common of Apostles, MD (9), with collect, MD [73]; at Lauds and Vespers commemoration of the feria (versicle from the ordinary of the season; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 207*)

For St Walburga, MD 21**

Friday 26 February - Friday in the second week of Lent, Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 190* ff; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 209*

Prime: Antiphon for the season

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 209-10*

Saturday 27 February – Saturday in the second week of Lent, Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 210*

Prime: Antiphon for the season

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season; collect of Lauds

I Vespers of the Third Sunday of Lent, Antiphons and psalms of Saturday, rest from MD 210* ff

10 comments:

Bruce Graham said...

I cannot find mention of the Chair of St Peter for 22nd February in Gueranger. Is it there and I missed it somehow?

Kate Edwards said...

Gueranger has it on Jan 18 & for today as St Peter's chair at Antioch (vol 4 pg 280). The feast was originally on Jan 18; abolished 1960 and combined with the feast of Antioch:

http://saintsshallarise.blogspot.com.au/2011/02/february-22-st-peters-chair-class-iii.html

Ivan said...

I am still unsure about something: today is st. Matthias, 2nd class. The cheat sheet which comes with the MD says that feasts of the 1st or 2nd class without proper antiphons take them from the Common of Saints, and that the psalms are Festal. Does that mean that we use the psalter of the day but with the festal canticle (and first two psalms), or everything is of Sunday (with festal psalms)?

If the Sunday psalms are used in such cases, what is the point of a festal canticle on other days (if it will, in most (?) cases be replaced with the festal Sunday psalms)?

Thank you.

Kate Edwards said...

Ivan - If you look at the pages for the Common (MD (9) it points you to the festals psalms for Lauds (ie Psalm 92 etc, from Sunday) and sets out the particular pslams to be said at Vespers in full.

Hope that helps.

Ivan said...

I am (currently) more concerned regarding Lauds, it does point to the festal psalms (which are located in the lauds of Sunday), but does that also indicate that, besides the two festal psalms, we are to pray the other psalms of Sunday (3rd, canticle and, well, the last three are always the same anyway), or we pray the two first (festal) psalms of Sunday and the rest of the day (using the festal canticle, of course). I hope that you understand what I am asking. However, I think my question is answered as I have checked what is the 3rd psalm in today's Lauds recording of the Barroux monastery, and it was Deus Deus meus ad te... (62)

Maybe I am getting this wrong, maybe the phrase festal psalms means the whole lauds office of Sunday (with the usage of psalms, if I remember correctly, 92 & 99, as the first two psalms?

Regardless of the above, as I understand, prime, terce, sext and none are of the day (antiphons from the common) - how come that the office is not in unison? Lauds - festal psalms (of Sunday), prime, terce, sext and none of the day, Vespers has its own psalms... Is this a newer entry to the Benedictine office? Maybe the reforms of st. Pius X?

Kate Edwards said...

Ivan - Festal lauds means the Sunday festal psalms. If you get stuck, the notes on the blog on how to say the Office (see the page links at the top bar) normally have the answer. On this one: http://saintsshallarise.blogspot.com.au/2009/05/learning-office-part-xb-sunday-lauds.html

I admit that the mix of festal psalms for Lauds, special psalms for Vespers and psalms of the day for everything else doesn't make a great deal of sense and certainly doesn't align with the instructions given in the Rule. Pre-dates 1910 though.

Ivan said...

Thank you.

Paul said...

Somehow, I don't think using Psalm 50 is appropriate for a feast of a saint; hence, the reason for Sunday Festal Psalms. I also doubt, that during St. Benedict's time, Psalm 50 was used for a Feast of a Saint. But I could be wrong.

Kate Edwards said...

Actually Paul, St Benedict wanted Psalm 50 to be said every day, Sundays and feasts alike. The 'festal psalms' are a relatively modern invention - take a look at his Rule, chapters 12, 13 and 14.

And there is nothing in the least inappropriate about Psalm 50 on feasts - the psalms starts by acknowledging our sins, but the saints, like us, were once sinners too! More importantly, the psalm progresses through to an upbeat and joyous conclusion.

Paul said...

I admit to be wrong. I guess in this case, the Benedictines looked to differentiate the Feasts of the Saints, conforming more to Roman usage at the time without infringing on St. Benedict's rule as they saw it, although I see the change couldn't have been more than three hundred years.