Ordo for the Fourth Week of Lent

Sunday 6 March  – Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday), Class I

Lauds: Antiphons etc, MD 223* ff with psalm scheme 1 (Ps 50, 117, 62)

Prime to None: Antiphons (and chapter verses etc), MD 226-7*

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter, hymn as per I Vespers; versicle and Magnificat antiphon MD 227*

Monday 7 March - Monday in the fourth week of Lent, Class III; St Thomas Aquinas, Memorial

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 227-8*; for the commemoration, MD [75]

Prime: Antiphon for the season

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season, noted in the psalter and MD 192-3*; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 228*

Tuesday 8 March  - Tuesday in the fourth week of Lent, Class III ; [EF: St John of God]

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 190* ff; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 228*

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, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 193* ff; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 228-9*

Wednesday 9 March - Wednesday in the fourth week of Lent, Class III; St Frances of Rome, memorial

Lauds: chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle, MD 190* ff; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 229*; for St Frances, MD [75-6]

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, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 193* ff; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 229-30*

Thursday 10 March  - Thursday in the fourth week of Lent, Class III; The Forty Martyrs, memorial

Lauds: chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle, MD 190* ff; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 230*; for the Forty Martyrs, MD [76]

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, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 193* ff; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 230*

Friday 11 March - Friday in the fourth week of Lent, Class III

Lauds: chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle, MD 190* ff; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 230-1*

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, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 193* ff; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 231*

Saturday 12 March – St Gregory the Great OSB, Class II

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons and texts of the feast, MD [77] ff; for the commemoration of the feria, MD MD 231-2*

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast, MD [77] ff

PASSIONTIDE

Vespers: I Vespers of First Passion Sunday, MD 232*ff

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