Ordo for the Eighth week after Pentecost

You can find notes on the feasts of the saints that occur this week here.  The most important one is of course St Benedict, and it is traditional to reread St Gregory's Life of St Benedict starting on the day of the feast.

Sunday 10 July  – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn, Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon MD 467-8*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 467-8*

(I Vespers of St Benedict, MD [184] ff with a commemoration of the Sunday, where the feast is Class I, such as Europe)

Monday 11 July – (Translation of the Relics of) St Benedict [OF: St Benedict; EF: Commemoration of Pius I]

Matins: (Three nocturns), Invitatory antiphon, hymn, antiphons etc for the feast with psalms of a confessor not a bishop

Lauds: Antiphons and other texts of the feast, MD [185] ff; festal psalms

Prime to None: Antiphons from Lauds, chapter etc of the feast

Vespers of St Benedict

Tuesday 12 July - Class IV, St John Gualbert, memorial

Collect, MD 467-8*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [193]

Wednesday 13 July - Class IV

Collect, MD 467-8*

Thursday 14 July  - St Bonaventure, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor, Class III

Matins: One reading, of the feast

Lauds to Vespers: MD [193] ff: Antiphons and psalms of the day, other texts from common of a confessor bishop.  At Vespers, Magnificat antiphon for a doctor; collect MD [194-5]

Terce to None: collect MD [194-5]

Friday 15 July - Class IV [EF: St Henry, Patron Saint of Benedictine Oblates]

Collect, MD 467-8*

Saturday 16 July - Saturday of Our Lady [**in some places, Our Lady of Einsiedeln; EF: Commemoration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel]

Matins: Reading for Saturday 3 in July

Lauds to None: Office of Our Lady, MD (129) ff  

**For Our Lady of Einsiedeln, Common of BVM

I Vespers of Ninth Sunday, MD 448-9*


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