First Week after the Epiphany (Jan 8-14)



Sunday 8 January – First Sunday after the Epiphany, Class II [EF: Feast of the Holy Family]

For feast of the Holy Family, MD 3** ff

Matins: Invitatory and hymn of Ephiphanytide with twelve lessons and responsories of the Sunday after Epiphany

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 – 50, 117, 62; hymn O Sola magnarum; chapter etc, MD 142* ff

Prime to None: Antiphons etc from MD 144* ff

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday with chapter, responsory and hymn of I Vespers, MD 140*; Magnificat antiphon, MD 146*

Monday 9 January – Class IV

Matins: Ordinary of Epiphanytide (Invitatory, Christus apparuit; hymn, Hostis Herodes; versicles and chapter verse); three readings of the date

Lauds to VespersOrdinary of Epiphanytide: MD 133*; canticle antiphons for Day II - MD 135* (Lauds), MD 139* (Vespers)

Tuesday 10 January – Class IV; St Paul the First Hermit, memorial

Matins: Ordinary of Epiphanytide (Invitatory, Christus apparuit; hymn, Hostis Herodes; versicles and chapter verse); three readings of the date

Lauds to VespersOrdinary of Epiphanytide: MD 133*; canticle antiphons for Day III - MD 135* (Lauds), MD 139* (Vespers); for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [23]

Wednesday 11 January – Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Hyginus]

Matins: Ordinary of Epiphanytide (Invitatory, Christus apparuit; hymn, Hostis Herodes; versicles and chapter verse); three readings of the date

Lauds to VespersOrdinary of Epiphanytide: MD 133*; canticle antiphons for Day IV - MD 135* (Lauds), MD 139* (Vespers)

Thursday 12 January - Class IV [**St Benedict Biscop in some places]

**for St Benedict Biscop, MD 10-11**

Matins: Ordinary of Epiphanytide (Invitatory, Christus apparuit; hymn, Hostis Herodes; versicles and chapter verse); three readings of the date

Lauds to VespersOrdinary of Epiphanytide: MD 133*; canticle antiphons for Day V - MD 136* (Lauds), MD 139* (Vespers)

Friday 13 January – Commemoration of Our Lord’s Baptism, Class II

All is said as on the feast of the Epiphany, MD 129* ff

Matins:  Invitatory, hymn, psalms and antiphons as for Epiphany except for the readings and responsories. Nocturn 1 readings are for the feria (Friday after the first Sunday after Epiphany); Nocturn II&III of the feast

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD 129*, with festal (Sunday) psalms, MD 44; collect, MD 140*

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD 129*

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD 132-133* and collect, MD 140*


Vespers: Antiphons for the feast, as at I Vespers, MD 126* ff, with Magnificat antiphon from MD 133*; collect from MD 140*

TIME THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Saturday 14 January – Our Lady on Saturday; St Hilary [EF: Class III] and St Felix, memorials

Matins: As for Office of Our Lady throughout the year except for collect, for after the Nativity; reading 1&2 of the Saturday (after the first Sunday of Epiphany, combine readings 2&3), reading 3 from the Office of Our Lady for Saturday 2 of January

Lauds to None: Office of Our Lady after Christmas, see MD (133) ff; for the commemorations, MD [24-5]

I Vespers of Second Sunday after Epiphany: Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 146*

4 comments:

Brian M said...

Dear Kate, I have a question about Lauds on January 8. The rubrics on page 39 would suggest that psalm scheme 1 would be used, but the rubrics on page 44 would seem to suggest using psalms 92 and 99. Am I misreading the latter to include the first Sunday after Epiphany? I do note that Le Barroux used psalm 51 ff. Thanks as always--PAX, Brian

Kate Edwards said...

Dear Brian,

Yes the rubrics in the Diurnal (and the Breviary) are indeed contradictory, alas not the only place where this occurs!

I eventually concluded that the reference of the Second Sunday after Epiphany in the psalter section is a mistake, probably a leftover from the days when it was within the Octave given that in the temporale section it just says 'psalms of Sunday as in the psalter'.

John Wickstrom said...

Dear Kate, I want to thank you so much for this site. I've prayed the Office in some form for many decades, but have only recently settled on the OSB form as presented in the St Michael MD and the Lancelot Andrewes Matins volume (shortened so I can do a few other things during the day). I was using the LM version of the MD, but the St. Michael version, which I recently obtained is much superior overall; not only does it have the facing Latin, but a somewhat less archaic English version for the psalms. Andrewes is using the pre-1927 BCP text, which does have a certain Shakespearean gravity. But the cross-referencing is too frequent for attention to prayer and the ribbons are too short!
I did have one question: whence the translation for the psalms in the St. Michael MD? It really doesn't look much like any other version out there.
Second, I wonder if it would be useful to add the LA volume page numbers for Matins in your Ordo. It seems a fairly natural companion to the St. Michael's MD and if enough readers use it, its pagination could be a useful addition to your ordo (esp. useful for the highly complex offices of Epiphany-tide, just passed)
Again, gratias ago tibi for your dedication to the Benedictine Office.
JBW

Kate Edwards said...

Thanks John appreciated (and I enjoyed your Revue Benedictine paper as well!).

The English translation for the MD was made by two Collegeville monks in the 1920s I understand.

In terms of Matins, I will consider what more to do - I have some reservations about the Lancelot Andrewes ed, but agree there aren't many options, but am planning to say more on Matins soon in any case.

In any case glad you have settled on the Benedictine Office.