Fourth Week after Easter

The Ordo for the traditional Benedictine Office (with page references to the Monastic Diurnal) for the fourth week after Easter is set out below.

Note that the Office is said as in Eastertide, so at Lauds and Vespers the psalms are generally said under one antiphon, rather than a separate one for each psalm.  You can find the readings for Matins on Sunday at the Lectio Divina blog.


Sunday 24 April – Fourth Sunday after Easter, Class II

Lauds: (Three) Antiphons for Eastertide with festal psalms for Eastertide, rest from MD 368* ff

Prime: Antiphon of Eastertide, rest as in the psalter

Terce to None: Antiphons of Eastertide; chapter verse, versicle and collect from MD 368* ff

Vespers: Psalms of Sunday under one antiphon; chapter of Lauds; responsory and hymn from MD 354*; Magnificat antiphon, MD 370*

Monday 25 April   St Mark and the Greater Litanies and [Australia/NZ: ANZAC Day]

[Today is the feast of St Mark, Class II; In Australia and New Zealand it is ANZAC Day.]

Matins: Three Nocturns (Common of Apostles with readings etc for the feast)

Lauds to None: All from the Common of Apostles except for the collect, MD [113]

Vespers: Common of Apostles (psalms MD (13), rest MD (26)

Tuesday 26 April  - Class IV; St Cletus, memorial [EF: SS Cletus and Marcellinus, Class III]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 370-1*; collect, MD 368*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [113-4]

Wednesday 27 April - Class IV; St Peter Canisius, memorial [EF: Class III]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 370-1*; collect, MD 368*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [114-5]

Thursday 28 April  Class IV [EF: St Paul of the Cross]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 371*; collect, MD 368*

Friday 29 April – SS Odo, Majolus, Odilo and Hugh OSB, Class III [EF: St Peter of Verona]

Lauds: Antiphons for the feast with festal psalms, MD [115] ff

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds with psalms of the day

Terce to None: Antiphons and texts of the feast, MD [117] ff

Vespers: Antiphons and texts of the feast, MD [119] ff with psalms from the Common of Apostles, MD (2)

Saturday April 30  Saturday of Our Lady; St Catherine of Siena, Memorial [EF: Class III]

Matins: Reading for Saturday 4&5 April

Lauds to None: MD (134) ff; note that the antiphons and versicles for Prime to None should have alleluias added to them; for the commemoration, MD [121-2]

I Vespers of St Joseph the Worker, MD [123] ff; commemoration of the Fifth Sunday after Easter, MD 372*

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