Ordo for the week of the Octave Day of the Nativity and Epiphany (Jan 1-7)


Sunday 1 January – Octave of the Nativity, Class I

Matins: Proper antiphons etc, psalms of Christmas

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD 108* ff, with festal psalms, MD 44

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD 108* 


Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD 111* ff


Vespers:  As for I Vespers, MD 104* ff, with Magnificat antiphon, MD 113*  


Compline: Marian Antiphon, Alma Redemptoris Mater,  MD 265*

Monday 2 January – Class IV [EF: Holy Name of Jesus; **in some places, St Thomas of Canterbury]

Matins: Ordinary of the Nativity (Invitatory, Christus natus est; hymn, Christe redemptor; versicles and chapter verse); three readings of the date

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of the Nativity, MD 119*

**for St Thomas, see MD 2**

Tuesday 3 January - Class IV

Matins: Ordinary of the Nativity (Invitatory, Christus natus est; hymn, Christe redemptor; versicles and chapter verse); three readings of the date

Lauds to VespersOrdinary of the Nativity, MD 119*

Wednesday 4 January – Class IV; St Titus, memorial

Matins: Ordinary of the Nativity (Invitatory, Christus natus est; hymn, Christe redemptor; versicles and chapter verse); three readings of the date

Lauds to VespersOrdinary of the Nativity, MD 119*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD 125*

Thursday 5 January – Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Telesphorus]

Matins: Ordinary of the Nativity (Invitatory, Christus natus est; hymn, Christe redemptor; versicles and chapter verse); three readings of the date

Lauds to Vespers:Ordinary of the Nativity, MD 119*

EPIPHANYTIDE

I Vespers of the Epiphany: MD 126* ff: Antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn for the feast with Sunday psalms, MD 203 ff

Friday 6 January – Epiphany of Our Lord, Class I

Matins: All of the feast

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD 129* ff, with festal (Sunday) psalms, MD 44

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD 129*


Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD 132-3* 


Vespers: Antiphons for the feast, as at I Vespers, MD 126* ff, with Magnificat antiphon from MD 133*

Saturday 7 January - Our Lady on Saturday

Matins: As for Office of Our Lady throughout the year except for collect.  Reading 3 is of Our Lady 

Lauds to None: Office of Our Lady after Christmas, MD (133) ff  

I Vespers of Sunday after Epiphany - MD 140*ff

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