Traditional Benedictine Office - Ordo for eighth week after Pentecost (July 30 - August 5)

The notes below provide a guide to the variable texts of the Benedictine Office this week, with page references to the most recent editions of the Monastic Diurnal.

The notes assume you are familiar with the structure of the normal day to day (ferial) Office and shorthand of the Diurnal though, so if you are new to the Benedictine Office, start by working your way through Learn the Office notes.

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

This Sunday is the Eighth after Pentecost, and you can find the Patristic and Scriptural readings for Matins over at my Lectio Divina Notes Blog.

This week at Matins

For those who say Matins (not in the Diurnal), the feasts that impact on that hour are those of St Ignatius on Monday and St Dominic on Friday.  As Class III feasts the invitatory antiphon, one reading and responsory are of the feast, and you can find translations to help you on Lectio Divina Notes the day before.

The Office of Our Lady next Saturday uses the reading for the first Saturday of August, which will also appear on Lectio Divina Notes.


ORDO

Sunday 30 July – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: All as in the psalter with readings and responsories of the Sunday

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn, Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon MD 467-8*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 467-8*

Monday 31 July – St Ignatius, Class III

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn from Common of a Confessor; antiphons and psalms of the day; one reading of the feast; chapter of a confessor

Lauds and Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the day, rest from Common of a Confessor not a bishop, MD (78); collect, MD [209]

Prime to None: Antiphons etc from Common of a Confessor not a bishop

Tuesday 1 August - Class IV; The Holy Maccabees, memorial [EF: Class III]

Collect, MD 467-8*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [209-10]

Wednesday 2 August – Class IV; St Alphonsus Mary de Liguori, memorial [EF: Class III]

Collect, MD 467-8*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [210]

Thursday 3 August - Class IV

Collect, MD 467-8*

Friday 4 August - St. Dominic, Class III

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn from Common of a Confessor; antiphons and psalms of the day; one reading of the feast; chapter of a confessor

Lauds and Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the day; rest from the Common of a Confessor not a bishop, MD (78) ff; Collect, MD [211]

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds from the Common

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common; collect, MD [211]

Saturday 5 August – Saturday of Our Lady; Dedication of the Church of Our Lady of the Snows, memorial [EF: Class III]

Matins: As for Office of Our Lady with reading for Saturday 1 of August

Lauds to None: MD (129) ff; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [211-2]

I Vespers of the Transfiguration of Our Lord, MD [212]


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