Benedictine Ordo for May 2017



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Monday 1 May – St Joseph the Worker, Class I

Note choice of Offices: MD [126] ff or [133] ff

Matins: All of the feast with twelve readings and responsories

Lauds: Festal psalms, antiphons and other texts for the feast

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast

Vespers: Psalms from the Common of Apostles, rest of the feast

Tuesday 2 May – St Athanasius, Class III

Matins: Invitatory and hymn of a confessor bishop; one reading of the feast

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms of the day, rest from Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (84), except collect, MD [138] and Magnificat antiphon (of a Doctor)

Prime: Antiphon from the Common

Terce to None: Antiphons, Chapter and versicle from the Common; collect, MD [138]

Wednesday 3 May – SS Alexander, Eventius and Theodolus, memorial [in some places: Finding of Holy Cross]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 360-1*; collect, MD 358*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [138-9]

Thursday 4 May – Class IV; St Monica, memorial [EF: Class III]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 361*; collect, MD 358*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [139-40]

Friday 5 May – Class IVSt Pius V, memorial [EF: Class III]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 361*; collect, MD 358*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [140]  

Saturday 6 May – Saturday of Our Lady

Matins: Office of our Lady in Eastertide with reading for Saturday 1 in May

Lauds to None: Office of Our Lady, MD (134) ff; note that the antiphons and versicles for Prime to None should have alleluias added to them

I Vespers of Third Sunday after Easter, MD 362* ff

Sunday 7 May – Third Sunday after Easter, Class II

Matins: Invitatory (Surrexit Dominus), hymn (Rex sempiterne), Gospel, twelve readings and responsories of the Sunday

Lauds: (Three) Antiphons for Eastertide with festal psalms; rest from MD 363* ff

Prime: Antiphons of Eastertide, rest as in the psalter for Sunday

Terce to None: antiphons of Eastertide, Sunday psalms; chapter verse, versicle, MD 364* ff; collect, MD 363*

Vespers: Psalms of Sunday under one antiphon; chapter of Lauds; responsory and hymn from MD 354*; Magnificat antiphon, MD 365*

Monday 8 May – Class IV

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 365*; collect, MD 362*

Tuesday 9 May – St Gregory Nazianzen, Class III

Matins: Invitatory and hymn of a confessor bishop, psalms of the day, antiphons of Eastertide; one reading of the feast

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms of the day, rest from Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64) except collect, MD [141] and Magnificat antiphon (of a Doctor)

Prime: Antiphon from the Common

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common; collect, MD [141]

Wednesday 10 May – SS Gordian and Epimachis, memorial [EF: St Antonius]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 366*; collect, MD 362*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [141-2]

Thursday 11 May - SS Philip and James, Class II

Matins: All from the Common of Apostles during Eastertide, except for readings and responsories, of the feast.

Lauds to Vespers: Antiphons and canticle antiphons of the feast, MD [142] ff, rest from the Common of Apostles in Eastertide, MD (23) ff.  At Lauds and Vespers, festal psalms

Friday 12 May - Class IV; SS Nereus, Archilleus and Pancras, memorial [EF: Class III, and Domitilla]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 366-7*; collect, MD 362*; for the commemoration at Lauds MD [146]  

Saturday 13 May – Saturday of Our Lady; St Robert Bellarmine, memorial [EF: Class III]

Matins: Office of our Lady in Eastertide with reading for Saturday 2 in May

Lauds to None: Office of Our Lady, MD (134) ff; note that the antiphons and versicles for Prime to None should have alleluias added to them; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [147]

I Vespers of Fourth Sunday in Eastertide: MD 367*ff

Sunday 14 May – Fourth Sunday after Easter, Class II

Matins: Invitatory (Surrexit Dominus), hymn (Rex sempiterne), Gospel, twelve readings and responsories of the Sunday

Lauds: (Three) Antiphons for Eastertide with festal psalms for Eastertide, rest from MD 368* ff; for the commemoration, MD [147-8]

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 15 May – Class IV [EF: St John Baptist de la Salle]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 370*; collect, MD 368*

Tuesday 16 May – Class IV [EF: St Ubald]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 370*; collect, MD 368*

Wednesday 17 May – Class IV [EF: St Pascal Baylon, Class III]

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

Thursday 18 May – Class IV [EF: St Venantius]

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

Friday 19 May – Class IV; St Peter Celestine, Memorial [EF: Class III] **In Some Places St Dunstan, Class III

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 371-2*; collect, MD 368*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [148-9]

For St Dunstan, see MD [25**]

Saturday 20 May – Saturday of Our Lady [EF: St Bernardine of Siena]

Matins: Office of our Lady in Eastertide with reading for Saturday 3 in May

Lauds to None: Office of Our Lady, MD (134) ff; note that the antiphons and versicles for Prime to None should have alleluias added to them.

I Vespers of Fifth Sunday after Easter, MD 372* ff

Sunday 21 May – Fifth Sunday after Easter, Class II

Matins: Invitatory (Surrexit Dominus), hymn (Rex sempiterne), Gospel, twelve readings and responsories of the Sunday

Lauds: (Three) Antiphons for Eastertide with festal psalms for Eastertide, rest from MD 373* ff

Prime: Antiphon of Eastertide, rest as in the psalter for Sunday

Terce to None: Antiphons of Eastertide, Sunday psalms; chapter verse, versicle and collect, MD 373* ff

Vespers: Psalms of Sunday under one antiphon; chapter of Lauds; responsory and hymn, MD 354*; Magnificat antiphon, MD 375*

Monday 22 May – Rogation Day, Class IV

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 375*; collect, MD 373*

Tuesday 23 May – Rogation Day, Class IV

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 375-6*; collect, MD 373*

Australia: I Vespers of Our Lady Help of Christians, MD 25**

Wednesday 24 May – Vigil of the Ascension, Class II [Australia: Our Lady Help of Christians, Class I]

Matins: All as for the Ordinary of Eastertide except for the three readings and responsories of the day

Lauds to None: all as for ordinary of Paschaltide; collect, MD 372-3*; at Lauds, versicle and Benedictus antiphon MD 376*

Australia: All of Our Lady Help of Christians, MD 28**, with a commemoration of Ascension at Vespers (for Matins, Common of the BVM)

ASCENSIONTIDE

I Vespers of the Ascension, see MD 376* ff

Thursday 25 May  The Ascension of Our Lord, Class I

Matins: Invitatory, hymn, antiphons, psalms, Gospel, twelve readings and responsories of the feast

Lauds: Festal psalms with proper antiphons and texts of the feast, MD 379* ff

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the feast

Terce to None: Antiphons, chapter and versicle, MD 382-3*; collect, MD 381*

Vespers: as for I Vespers, with Magnificat antiphon, MD 383*

Friday 26 May – St Augustine OSB, Class III [EF: St Philip Neri, Class III]

Matins: Invitatory and hymn from Common of a confessor bishop; psalms of the day; antiphons, versicle and brief reading from the Ordinary of Ascensiontide; one reading of the feast

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of the day; rest from common of a confessor bishop except for collect, MD [150]  

Prime: Antiphon from the Common

Terce to None: chapter & versicle from the Common

If Class I, see MD 30**

Saturday 27 May – St Bede OSB, Class III

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn from Common of a confessor bishop;psalms of the day; antiphons, versicle and brief reading from the Ordinary of Ascensiontide; one reading of the feast

Lauds: Psalms and antiphons of the day; rest from common of a confessor not a bishop, MD (78) except for collect, MD [150]  

Prime: Antiphon from the Common

Terce to None: Chapter & versicle from the Common, collect MD [150]  

If Class I, see MD 31** 

I Vespers of the Sunday after the Ascension, MD 388*

Sunday 28 May – Sunday after the Ascension, Class II

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn, antiphons, Gospel and readings for the Sunday

Lauds: Festal psalms with three antiphons (alleluia - canticle - alleluia); chapter etc from MD 389* ff

Prime to None: Antiphons, chapter etc from MD 391* ff

Vespers: Psalms of Sunday under one antiphon; chapter and hymn of Lauds; responsory and Magnificat antiphon, MD 393*

Monday 29 May - Class IV [EF: St Mary Magdalen of Pazzi]

Ordinary of the Ascension, MD 386* ff

Tuesday 30 May – Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Felix]

Ordinary of the Ascension, MD 386* ff

Wednesday 31 May – Class IV [EF: The Queenship of the BVM]

Ordinary of the Ascension, MD 386* ff

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