Traditional Benedictine Office - Ordo for second week after Easter (April 30 - May 6)

For those who say Matins, just a reminder that you can find more detailed notes on the feasts of the week (including where to find the chants for the responsories and other texts) over at my Benedictine Matins Blog.

Sunday April 30 – Second 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 356* ff

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

Terce to None: Antiphons of Eastertide, Sunday psalms; chapter verse, versicle and collect from MD 358* ff

VespersI Vespers of St Joseph the Worker, MD [123] ff with a commemoration of the Sunday, MD 358-60*

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 and antiphon 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

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