Fifth week after the Epiphany (Feb 5-11)

Notes to help you say this week's Office according to the 1963 rubrics are set out below.  If you are new to the Benedictine Office though, or need to brush up on how to say particular hours, you might want to start here.

Sunday 5 February – Fifth Sunday after Epiphany), Class II

Matins: All as in the psalter; readings, responsories and collect of the Sunday

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Aeterne Reum Conditor; canticle antiphon MD 151*

Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 151*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 151*

Monday 6 February - Class IV [EF: St Titus, Class III]; Waitangi Day (NZ)

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 151*

Tuesday 7 February – St Romuald, Class III

Matins: Invitatory and hymn from Common of a Confessor; psalms and antiphons of the day; reading 1&2 of the feria (combine readings 2&3; use responsories 1&3 of the feria), reading and responsory 3 of the feast

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of the day, with the rest from the Common of a Confessor, MD (75); collect, MD [58]

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds from Common

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle from Common, Collect, MD [58]

Wednesday 8 February – Class IV [EF: St John of Matha, Class III]

Collect, MD 151*

Thursday 9 February – Class IV [EF: ST Cyril of Alexandria, Class III]

Collect, MD 151*

I Vespers of St Scholastica (if Class I)

Friday 10 February - St Scholastica, sister of St Benedict, Virgin, Class II (Class I for nuns)

Matins: Invitatory and hymn of the feast; antiphons of the feast, psalms from the Common of Virgins; twelve readings and responsories of the feast, Gospel form the Common

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons etc from MD [62] ff

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [65] ff

Vespers: Psalms from Common of Virgins, MD (84; proper texts, MD [59] ff; versicle and Magnificat antiphon, MD [66]

Saturday 11 February - Saturday of Our Lady [EF: Apparition of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Class III]

Matins: Reading 1&2 of the Saturday, Reading 3 is of Our Lady, Saturday 2 in February

Lauds to None: MD (129) ff

I Vespers of Septuagesima Sunday, MD 153-4* (Note: Alleluias are added to the Benedicamus Domino)

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