Saturday, November 16, 2019

Ordo for November 17 - 23

In the Benedictine Office said in accordance with the 1962 General Calendar and rubrics, this is the  twenty-third week after Pentecost.

November Matins readings

The Sunday and ferial Matins readings, as well as the proper texts for this week's feasts for Matins can be found on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.

Abbreviations

The page references are to the Farnborough editions of the Monastic Diurnal (MD, Antiphonale Monasticum of 1934 (AM); Supplement to the Antiphonale Monasticum (SupAnt), and Liber Responsorialis (LR).

ff means and following pages.

Sunday 17 November – Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost/Fourth Sunday of November, Class II; for monasteries of nuns, Commemoration of St Gertrude

Matins: All as in the psalter with responsories and Nocturn I&II readings of the Fourth Sunday of November; Nocturn III readings, Gospel and collect of the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost.

Lauds to Vespers
: All as in the psalter with canticle antiphons and collect of the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost, MD 482*/AM 615; for monasteries of nuns: commemoration of St Gertude, MD [366]/AM1132-3.

Monday 18 November – Dedication of the Basilicas of SS Peter and Paul, Class III

Matins: Two nocturns with invitatory antiphon and hymn of the Common for the Dedication of a Church; readings 1&2 of Monday in the fourth week of November (combine readings 2&3 and omit responsory between them); reading 3, responsory and collect of the feast; chapter and versicle for the dedication of a church.

Lauds: Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the Common for the Dedication of a Church, MD (114)/AM 697 ff.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the Common, MD (114)/AM 697.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the Common, MD (117-8)/AM 701.

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the day; chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and collect of 1 Vespers of the  Common for the Dedication of a Church, MD (106)/AM 692 ff; versicle and Magnificat antiphon of 2 Vespers, MD (118-9)/AM 702.

Tuesday 19 November – Class IV [EF: St Elizabeth of Hungary; Ben Confed: St. Mechtild, virgin - Optional Memorial]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 482*/AM 615; Matins readings of the fourth week of November.

Wednesday 20 November – Class IV [**In some places: St Edmund; EF: St Felix of Valois]

All as in the psalter with collect, MD 482*/AM 615; Matins readings of the fourth week of November.

Thursday 21 November – Presentation of the BVM, Class III; Commemoration of St Columba

Matins: Two nocturns with invitatory antiphon, hymn, chapter and versicle of the BVM; readings 1&2 of the feria (combine readings 2&3 and omit the responsory between them); reading three, responsory and collect of the feast.

Lauds: Chapter, responsory and hymn of the Common of feasts of the BVM, MD (125)/AM 706 ff; Benedictus antiphon, collect of the feast, and commemoration of St Columban, MD [371]/AM 1138 ff.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the Common of feasts of the BVM, MD (125)/AM 706.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle of the Common of feasts of the BVM, MD (128-9)/AM 710-11; collect of the feast, MD [372]/AM 1139.

Vespers: Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of 1 Vespers of the Common of feasts of the BVM, MD (123)/AM 703 ff; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [373]/AM 1138 ff.

Friday 22 November – St Caecilia, Class III

Matins: Two nocturns with invitatory antiphon, hymn, chapter and versicle of a Virgin; readings 1&2 of the feria (combine readings 2&3 and omit the responsory between them); reading 3, responsory and collect of the feast.

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect for the feast, MD [373]/AM 1140 ff.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD [373]/AM 1140.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [375]/AM 1142-3.

Vespers: Psalms of the Common of Virgins, MD (84) ff/AM 676; antiphons, chapter and hymn of Lauds; responsory, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [377]/AM 1143.

Saturday 23 November – St Clement, Class III; St Felicitas, Memorial

Matins: Two nocturns with invitatory antiphon, hymn, chapter and versicle of a martyr; readings 1&2 of the feria (combine readings 2&3); responsories, reading 3 and collect of the feast.

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons, chapter, responsory, versicle, Benedictus antiphon, collect of the feast and commemoration of St Felicitas, MD [377]/AM 1145 ff.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD [377]/AM 1145.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [380-1]/AM 1147.

1 Vespers of the Fifth Sunday of November: Magnificat antiphon, MD 461*/AM 592 and the last Sunday after Pentecost, collect, MD 487*/AM 618.


Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Ordo for December 2019

This post provides the Ordo for December 2019 according to the 1962 General Calendar and rubrics for the Benedictine Order.

The version provided here covers the day hours only (ie Lauds to Compline) with page references to the Farnborough editions of the Monastic Diurnal.

It assumes familiarity with the structure of the Benedictine Office and how it varies with different levels of feasts, and is designed to be used in conjunction with the rubrical prompts contained in the Diurnal.  Where page numbers for collects of the day or week are provided, for example, it is assumed that the reader is aware that these are used at the hours other than Prime and Compline.

Those new to the Office, as well as those less familiar with the structure of the hours and how this varies for the different levels of feasts, should refer to the 'How to say the Benedictine office' notes linked to on this blog.

Key to the abbreviations:

MD                         Monastic Diurnal, Farnborough, 2005 and later editions.

ff                            And following pages.

com.                      Commemoration, consisting of the relevant canticle antiphon, versicle 
                              and collect and said immediately after the collect of the day.



DECEMBER 2019


Sunday 1 December – First Sunday of Advent, Class I

For antiphons and proper texts of the Sunday, see MD 4* ff.

Monday 2 December – Monday in the first week of Advent, Class III

Ordinary of Advent, MD 9* ff; canticle antiphons, MD 17*; collect, MD 11*; at Lauds com. of St Peter Chrysologus, MD [8-9].

Tuesday 3 December – Tuesday in the first week of Advent, Class III.

Ordinary of Advent; canticle antiphons MD 18*; collect MD 11*; at Lauds, com. of St Francis Xavier, MD [9].

Wednesday 4 December – Wednesday in the first week of Advent, Class III

Ordinary of Advent; canticle antiphons MD 18*; collect MD 11*.

Thursday 5 December – Thursday in the first week of Advent, Class III

Ordinary of Advent; canticle antiphons MD 18*; collect MD 11*.

Friday 6 December – Friday in the first week of Advent, Class III

Ordinary of Advent; canticle antiphons MD 19*; collect MD 11*; at Lauds, com. of St Nicholas, MD [9-10].

Saturday 7 December – St Ambrose, Class III

Lauds to None: For the feast see MD [10]; at Lauds, com. of the feria, MD 19*;
1 Vespers of the Immaculate Conception, MD [11] ff with a com. of the Second Sunday of Advent, MD 21-2*.


Sunday 8 December – The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class I

All of the feast, MD [13] ff; com. of the Second Sunday of Advent at Lauds and Vespers, MD 24* ff.

Monday 9 December – Monday in the second week of Advent, Class III

Ordinary of Advent, MD 9* ff; canticle antiphons MD 26-7*; collect MD 11*.

Tuesday 10 December – Tuesday in the second week of Advent, Class III

Ordinary of Advent; canticle antiphons MD 27*; collect MD 11*.

Wednesday 11 December Wednesday in the second week of Advent, Class III

Ordinary of Advent; canticle antiphons MD 27*; collect MD 11*; at Lauds, com of St Damasus, MD [17-8].

Thursday 12 December Thursday in the second week of Advent, Class III

Ordinary of Advent; canticle antiphons MD 27-8*; collect MD 11*.

Friday 13 December – St Lucy, Class III

For the feast see MD [18] ff; com. of the feria at Lauds and Vespers, MD 28*.

Saturday 14 December – Saturday in the second week of Advent, Class III

Lauds to None: Ordinary of Advent; Benedictus antiphons MD 28*; collect MD 11*;
1 Vespers of the following Sunday, MD 28* ff.


Sunday 15 December – Third Sunday of Advent, Class I (Gaudete Sunday)

For antiphons and proper texts of the Sunday, see MD 31* ff.

Monday 16 December – Monday in the third week of Advent, Class III

Ordinary of Advent, MD 9* ff; canticle antiphons MD 41-2*; collect MD 11*.

Tuesday 17 December – Tuesday in the third week of Advent, Class II

Ordinary of Advent; antiphons for the psalms, MD 37-8*; Benedictus antiphon, MD 42*; Magnificat antiphon O Sapientia, MD 35*; collect, MD 11*.

Wednesday 18 December – Ember Wednesday of Advent, Class II

Ordinary of Advent; antiphons, MD 38-9*; Benedictus antiphon, MD 42*; Magnificat antiphon, MD 35*; collect, MD 12*.

Thursday 19 December – Thursday in the third week of Advent, Class II

Ordinary of Advent; antiphons, MD 39*; Benedictus antiphon, MD 43*; Magnificat antiphon, MD 36*; collect, MD 11*.

Friday 20 December – Ember Friday of Advent, Class II

Ordinary of Advent; antiphons, MD 39-40*; Benedictus antiphon, MD 44*; Magnificat antiphon, MD 36*; collect, MD 12*.

Saturday 21 December – St Thomas, Class II; Commemoration of Ember Saturday of Advent

Lauds to None: All of the Common of Apostles except for the canticle antiphon and collect, MD [22-3]; at Lauds, com. of the Ember Day with Benedictus antiphon Nolite timere, MD 43*, collect MD 12*;
1 Vespers of the following Sunday, MD 45* ff with Magnificat antiphon, MD 36*.


Sunday 22 December – Fourth Sunday of Advent, Class I

For antiphons and proper texts of the Sunday, see MD 48* ff; at Vespers, Magnificat antiphon, MD 36*.

Monday 23 December – Monday in the Fourth Week of Advent, Class II

Ordinary of Advent, MD 9* ff; antiphons for the psalms, MD 37*; Benedictus antiphon (Ecce completa est), MD 45*; Magnificat antiphon, MD 36*; collect, MD 12*.

Tuesday 24 December – Vigil of the Nativity, Class I

Lauds to None: All of the Vigil, MD 54* ff;
1 Vespers of Christmas, MD 58* ff;
at Compline, Marian antiphon Alma Redemptoris henceforward.

Wednesday 25 December – The Nativity of Our Lord, Class I with a Class II Octave

All of the feast, MD 61* ff.

Thursday 26 December – St Stephen, Protomartyr, Class II; Commemoration of the Octave of the Nativity

See MD 83* ff.

Friday 27 December – St John the Evangelist, Class II; Commemoration of the Octave of the Nativity

See MD 90* ff.

Saturday 28 December – Holy Innocents, Class II; Commemoration of the Octave of the Nativity

See MD 97* ff; at Vespers, com. of the following Sunday, see MD 77*.


Sunday 29 December – Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity, Class II

For antiphons and proper texts of the Sunday, see MD 77* ff.

Monday 30 December – Sixth Day within the Octave of the Nativity, Class II

Psalms of Monday, rest of the Nativity, see MD 103*.


Tuesday 31 December – Seventh Day within the Octave, Class II

Lauds to None: Psalms of Tuesday, rest of the Nativity with com. of St Sylvester, MD 103-4*;
1 Vespers of the Octave of the Nativity of Our Lord, MD 104* ff.

Ordo for January 2020

This post provides the Ordo according to the 1962 General Calendar and rubrics for the Benedictine Order.

A more detailed version is posted weekly on this blog, and will be available through Lulu shortly.

Key to the abbreviations:

MD                         Monastic Diurnal, Farnborough, 2005 and later editions.

ff                            And following pages.

com.                      Commemoration, consisting of the relevant canticle antiphon, versicle 
                              and collect and said immediately after the collect of the day.



JANUARY 2020



Wednesday 1 January – Octave of the Nativity (Circumcision of the Lord), Class I

All of the feast, MD 108* ff.

Thursday 2 January – Class IV [**in some places, St Thomas of Canterbury]

Ordinary of Nativitytide, MD 119* ff.

Friday 3 January – Class IV

Ordinary of Nativitytide.

Saturday 4 January – Class IV; Saturday of Our Lady

Lauds to None: Office of Our Lady in Christmastide, see MD (133) ff; at Lauds com. of St Titus, MD 125-5*;
1 Vespers: of the following Sunday, MD 113*.

Sunday 5 January – Second Sunday after the Nativity, Class II

Lauds to None: For proper texts of the Sunday, see MD 116* ff;
1 Vespers of the Epiphany, MD 126* ff.

Monday 6 January – Epiphany of Our Lord, Class I

All of the feast, MD 129* ff.

Tuesday 7 January – Class IV

Ordinary of Epiphanytide, MD 133* ff; canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers for Day II.

Wednesday 8 January – Class IV

Ordinary of Epiphanytide; canticle antiphons for Day III.

Thursday 9 January – Class IV

Ordinary of Epiphanytide; canticle antiphons for Day IV.

Friday 10 January Class IV

Ordinary of Epiphanytide; canticle antiphons for Day V; at Lauds com. of St Paul the First Hermit, MD [23-4].

Saturday 11 January – Class IV; Saturday of Our Lady

Lauds to None: Office of Our Lady in Christmastide, see MD (133) ff;
1 Vespers: of the following Sunday, MD 140* ff.

Sunday 12 January – First Sunday after Epiphany, Class II

For proper texts of the Sunday see MD 142* ff.

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

All as for Epiphany with collect, MD 140*.

Tuesday 14 January Class IV

All as in the psalter as for throughout the year; collect, MD 144*; at Lauds com. of St Hilary and St Felix, MD [24-5].

Wednesday 15 January – Class IV

Collect, MD 144*.

Thursday 16 January – Class IV

Collect, MD 144*; at Lauds com. of St Marcellus I, MD [25].

Friday 17 January – St Antony, Class III

For the feast see MD [27-8].

Saturday 18 January – Class IV; Saturday of Our Lady

Lauds to None: Office of Our Lady in Christmastide, see MD (133) ff;
1 Vespers: of the following Sunday, MD 146*.

Sunday 19 January – Second Sunday after Epiphany, Class II

Canticle antiphons and collect, MD 147*.

Monday 20 January – SS Fabian and Sebastian, Class III

For the feast see MD [27].

Tuesday 21 January St Agnes, Class III (Class II for monasteries of nuns)

For the feast see MD [27] ff.

Wednesday 22 January – Class IV

All as in the psalter for throughout the year; collect, MD 147*; at Lauds, com. of St Vincent, MD [34].

Thursday 23 January – Class IV

Collect, MD 147*; at Lauds, com. of St Emerentiana, MD [35].

Friday 24 January – Class IV

Collect, MD 147*; at Lauds, com. of St Timothy, MD [35-6].

Saturday 25 January – Conversion of St Paul, Class III

Lauds to None, Of the feast, MD [36] ff;
1 Vespers of the following Sunday, MD 148*.

Sunday 26 January – Third Sunday after Epiphany, Class II

Canticle antiphons and collect, MD 148-9*.

Monday 27 January – St John Chrysostom, Class III

For the feast, see MD [43].

Tuesday 28 January – Class IV

All as in the psalter for throughout the year; collect, MD 148*; at Lauds, com. of St Cyril of Alexandria, MD [44].

Wednesday 29 January – Class IV

Collect, MD 148*; at Lauds, com of St Francis de Sales, MD [44-5].

Thursday 30 January – Class IV

Collect, MD 148*.

Friday 31 January – Class IV

Collect, MD 148*; at Lauds, com. of St John Bosco, MD [45-6]. 



Ordo for February 2020

This post provides the Ordo according to the 1962 General Calendar and rubrics for the Benedictine Order.

A more detailed version is posted weekly on this blog, and will be available through Lulu shortly.

Key to the abbreviations:

MD                         Monastic Diurnal, Farnborough, 2005 and later editions.

ff                            And following pages.

com.                      Commemoration, consisting of the relevant canticle antiphon, versicle 
                              and collect and said immediately after the collect of the day.


FEBRUARY


Saturday 1 February – St Ignatius, Class III

Lauds to None: For the feast of St Ignatius see MD [46];
1 Vespers of the Purification, no com. of the Sunday, MD [47].

Sunday 2 February – Purification of the BVM, Class II

All of the feast, no com. of the Sunday, MD [49] ff; at Compline, Marian Antiphon Ave Regina Caelorum henceforward.

Monday 3 February – Class IV

All as in the psalter for throughout the year; collect, MD 149-50*; at Lauds, com. of St Blase, MD [52].

Tuesday 4 February – Class IV

Collect, MD 149-50*.

Wednesday 5 February – St Agatha, Class III

For the feast see MD [52] ff.

Thursday 6 February – Class IV

Collect, MD 149-50*.

Friday 7 February – St Romuald, Class III

For the feast see MD [58].

Saturday 8 February – Class IV; Saturday of Our Lady

Lauds to None: Office of Our Lady on Saturday (Sat. 2 of Feb), MD (129) ff; 
1 Vespers of Septuagesima Sunday, MD 153-4*.

Sunday 9 February – Septuagesima Sunday, Class II

For antiphons and proper texts of the Sunday, see MD 154* ff.

1 Vespers of St Scholastica if the feast is Class I, see MD [58] ff.

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

All of the feast, see MD [62] ff.

Tuesday 11 February – Class IV

All as in the psalter for throughout the year and time after Septuagesima; collect, MD 157-8*; Magnificat antiphon (at Vespers), MD 161*.

Wednesday 12 February – Class IV

Collect, MD 157-8*; Magnificat antiphon, MD 161*.

Thursday 13 February – Class IV

Collect, MD 157-8*; Magnificat antiphon, MD 162*.

Friday 14 February – Class IV

Collect, MD 157-8*; at Lauds, com. of St Valentine, MD [67]; Magnificat antiphon, MD 162*.

Saturday 15 February – Class IV; Saturday of Our Lady

Lauds to None: Office of Our Lady on Saturday (Sat. 3 of Feb), MD (129) ff;
1 Vespers of Sexagesima Sunday, MD 162* ff.

Sunday 16 February – Sexagesima Sunday, Class II

For antiphons and proper texts of the Sunday, see MD 164* ff.

Monday 17 February – Class IV

All as in the psalter for throughout the year and the season of Septuagesima; collect, MD 163-4; Magnificat antiphon, MD 170*.

Tuesday 18 February – Class IV

Collect, MD 163-4; Magnificat antiphon, MD 170*.

Wednesday 19 February – Class IV

Collect, MD 163-4; Magnificat antiphon, MD 170-1*.

Thursday 20 February – Class IV

Collect, MD 163-4; Magnificat antiphon, MD 171*.

Friday 21 February – Class IV

Collect, MD 163-4; Magnificat antiphon, MD 171*.

Saturday 22 February – Chair of St Peter, Class III

Lauds to None: for the feast, see MD [68] ff;
1 Vespers of Quinquagesima Sunday, MD 171* ff.

Sunday 23 February – Quinquagesima Sunday, Class II

For antiphons and proper texts of the Sunday, see MD 173* ff.

Monday 24 February – Monday after Quinquagesima Sunday

All as in the psalter for throughout the year and the season of Septuagesima; collect, MD 176; Magnificat antiphon, MD 179*.

Tuesday 25 February – St Matthias, Class II

All of the Common of Apostles with collect, MD [73-4].

Wednesday 26 February – Ash Wednesday, Class I

All as in the psalter for Wednesday except for the canticle antiphons and collects, MD 180-1*.

Thursday 27 February – Thursday after Ash Wednesday, Class III

Canticle antiphons and collects, MD 181-2*.

Friday 28 February – Friday after Ash Wednesday, Class III

Canticle antiphons and collects, MD 182-3*.

Saturday 29 February – Saturday after Ash Wednesday, Class III

Lauds to None: Canticle antiphons and collects, MD 183*;

1 Vespers of the First Sunday of Lent, MD 184* ff.


Ordo for March 2020

This post provides the Ordo according to the 1962 General Calendar and rubrics for the Benedictine Order.

A more detailed version is posted weekly on this blog, and will be available through Lulu shortly.

Key to the abbreviations:

MD                         Monastic Diurnal, Farnborough, 2005 and later editions.

ff                            And following pages.

com.                      Commemoration, consisting of the relevant canticle antiphon, versicle 
                              and collect and said immediately after the collect of the day.


MARCH



Sunday 1 March – First Sunday of Lent, Class I

For antiphons and proper texts of the Sunday, see MD 186* ff.

Monday 2 March – Monday in the first week of Lent, Class III

Ordinary of Lent, MD 190* ff; canticle antiphons and collect of the day, MD 195-6*.

Tuesday 3 March – Tuesday in the first week of Lent, Class III

Canticle antiphons and collects, MD 196*.

Wednesday 4 March Ember Wednesday of Lent, Class II

Canticle antiphons and collects, MD 197*.

Thursday 5 March – Thursday in the first week of Lent, Class III

Canticle antiphons and collects, MD 197-8*.

Friday 6 March – Ember Friday of Lent, Class II

Canticle antiphons and collects, MD 198-9*; at Lauds, com. of SS Perpetua and Felicity, MD [74].

Saturday 7 March – Ember Saturday of Lent, Class II

Lauds to None: Canticle antiphons and collects, MD 199*; at Lauds, com. of St Thomas Aquinas, MD [75];
1 Vespers of the Second Sunday of Lent, MD 199* ff.

Sunday 8 March – Second Sunday of Lent, Class I

For antiphons and proper texts of the Sunday, see MD 201*.

Monday 9 March – Monday in the second week of Lent, Class III

Ordinary of Lent, MD 190*; canticle antiphons and collects of the day, MD 206*; at Lauds, com. of St Frances of Rome, MD [75-6].

Tuesday 10 March – Tuesday in the second week of Lent, Class III

Canticle antiphons and collects, MD 206-7*; at Lauds, com. of The Forty Martyrs, MD [76].

Wednesday 11 March – Wednesday in the second week of Lent, Class III

Canticle antiphons and collects, MD 207-8*.

Thursday 12 March St Gregory the Great OSB, Class II

All of the feast, MD [77] ff; com. of the feria at Lauds and Vespers, MD 208-9*.

Friday 13 March – Friday in the second week of Lent, Class III

Canticle antiphons and collects, MD 209-10*.

Saturday 14 March – Saturday in the second week of Lent, Class III

Lauds to None: Canticle antiphons and collects, MD 210*;
1 Vespers of the Third Sunday of Lent, MD 210*.

Sunday 15 March – Third Sunday of Lent, Class I

For antiphons and proper texts of the Sunday, see MD 212* ff.

Monday 16 March – Monday in the third week of Lent, Class III

Ordinary of Lent, MD 190*; canticle antiphons and collects of the day, MD 217*.

Tuesday 17 March – Tuesday in the third week of Lent, Class

Canticle antiphons and collects, MD 217-8*.

Wednesday 18 March – Wednesday in the third week of Lent, Class III

Lauds to None: Canticle antiphons and collects, MD 218-9*; at Lauds, com. of St Cyril, MD [83];
1 Vespers of St Joseph, MD [84] ff; com of the feria, MD 218-9*.

Thursday 19 March – St Joseph, Class I

All of the feast, MD [87] ff; com. of the feria at Lauds and Vespers, MD 219-20*.

Friday 20 March – Friday in the third week of Lent, Class III

Lauds to None: Canticle antiphons and collects, MD 220*;
1 Vespers of St Benedict: MD [91] ff with a com. of the feria, MD 220*.

Saturday 21 March – St Benedict, Class I

All of the feast, MD [94] ff; com. of the feria at Lauds and following Sunday at Vespers, MD 220* ff.

Sunday 22 March – Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday), Class I

For antiphons and proper texts of the Sunday, see MD 223*.

Monday 23 March – Monday in the fourth week of Lent, Class III

Ordinary of Lent, MD 190*; canticle antiphons and collects of the day, MD 227-8*.

Tuesday March 24 – Tuesday in the fourth week of Lent, Class III

Lauds to None: Ordinary of Lent; Benedictus antiphon and collect, MD 228-9*;
1 Vespers of the Annunciation, MD [100] ff; com. of the feria, MD 228-9*.

Wednesday 25 March – Annunciation of the BVM, Class I

All of the feast, MD [102] ff; com. of the feria at Lauds and Vespers, MD 229-30*.

Thursday 26 March – Thursday in the fourth week of Lent, Class III

Canticle antiphons and collects, MD 230*.

Friday 27 March Friday in the fourth week of Lent, Class III

Canticle antiphons and collects, MD 230-1*; at Lauds, com. of St John Damascene, MD [106-7].

Saturday 28 March Saturday in the fourth week of Lent, Class III

Lauds to None: Ordinary of Lent; Benedictus antiphon and collect, MD 231-2*;
1 Vespers of First Passion Sunday, MD 232* ff.

Sunday 29 March – (First) Passion Sunday, Class I

For antiphons and proper texts of the Sunday, see MD 234* ff.

Monday 30 March – Monday in (First) Passion Week, Class III

Ordinary of Passiontide, MD 240* ff; canticle antiphons and collects of the day, MD 246-7*.

Tuesday 31 March – Tuesday in Passion Week, Class III [EF: Commemoration of the Seven Sorrows of the BVM]

Canticle antiphons and collects, MD 247-8*.