Week of Quinquagesima Sunday and Ash Wednesday (Feb 26-March 4)


Sunday 26 February – Quinquagesima Sunday, Class II

Matins: Invitatory antiphon for the Sunday (Preoccupemus faciem Domini); hymn Primo dierum (from the psalter); readings, responsories and collect of the Sunday

Lauds to None: Antiphons and proper texts of Quinquagesima, MD 173* ff

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of Sunday, the rest for the day, from MD 177* ff 

Monday 27 February – Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows]

Matins: in Nocturn II, antiphons of Septuagesima; three readings of the day

Lauds to Vespers: Collect, MD 176*; Magnificat antiphon MD 179*

Tuesday 28 February - Class IV

Matins: in Nocturn II, antiphons of Septuagesima; three readings of the day

Lauds to Vespers: Collect, MD 176*; Magnificat antiphon MD 179*

Wednesday 1 March – Ash Wednesday, Class I

Matins: All as throughout the year except for Nocturn II, antiphons of Septuagesima; three readings of the day

Lauds: All as in the psalter for Wednesday throughout the year, except for the collect and Benedictus antiphon, MD 180*

Prime: Antiphon for throughout the year

Terce to None: As for throughout the week and throughout the year, with collect, MD 180*

Vespers: Vespers of Wednesday throughout the year with Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 180-1*

Thursday 2 March – Thursday after Ash Wednesday, Class III

All as in the psalter for throughout the year, except for three readings and responsories of the day at Matins; canticle antiphons and collect, MD 181-2*

Friday 3 March – Friday after Ash Wednesday, Class III

All as in the psalter for throughout the year, except for the readings, collect and canticle antiphons, MD 182-3*

Saturday 4 March -– Saturday after Ash Wednesday, Class III

All as in the psalter for throughout the year, except for the readings, collect and Benedictus antiphon, MD 183*

I Vespers of the First Sunday of Lent: antiphons and psalms of Saturday, rest from MD 184* ff

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