Saturday, October 13, 2018

Ordo for the twenty-first week after Pentecost (Oct 14-20)

The notes below are designed to assist those wishing to say the Benedictine Office according to the officially approved 1962 books (noting that older books can readily be adapted to this end).

They provides notes on the variable parts of the Office only, so should be read in conjunction with the Learn to Say the Benedictine Office notes provided elsewhere on the blog.

Key to the abbreviations:

MD= Monastic Diurnal (MD, 2004 onwards editions)
AM =Antiphonale Monasticum 1934 (1995 edition).
LR=Liber Responsorialis (downloadable from CC Watershed) and the Nocturnale Romanum.

THE ORDO

Sunday 14 October – Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: All as in the psalter with hymn Nocte surgentesNocturn I&II readings, and all responsories for Sunday 2 of October; Nocturn III readings of the 21st Sunday after Pentecost

Lauds to Vespers: Canticle antiphons and collect, MD 480*/AM 612-3

Monday 15 October  St Teresa, Class III

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn and one reading of the feast

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of the day with chapter, hymn etc from MD [315]/AM 1086 ff

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds from the Common of Virgins, MD (90)

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle from the Common; collect of the feast

Tuesday 16 October – Class IV [***in some places, St Gall; EF: St Hedwig, Class III]

For St Gall, MD 46**

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 480*/AM 613

Wednesday 17 October –   Class IV [EF: St Margaret Mary Alacoque]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 480*/AM 613

Thursday 18 October – St Luke, Evangelist, Class II

Matins: All from the Common of Apostles except readings and responsories for Nocturns II&III, of the feast

Lauds to Vespers: All as for the Common of Apostles, MD (9), with collect from MD [317-18]/AM 1087

Friday 19 October - Class IV [EF: St Peter of Alcantara]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 480*/AM 613

Saturday 20 October – Saturday of Our Lady, Class IV [EF: St John Cantius]

Matins to None: Our Lady on Saturday with Matins reading of Sat 3 of October, MD (129) /AM 714 ff

I Vespers of the Fourth Sunday of October: Magnificat antiphon, MD 458-9*/AM 589; collect of the Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost, MD 481*/AM 614

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Ordo for the twentieth week after Pentecost (Oct 7-13)

The notes below are designed to assist those wishing to say the Benedictine Office according to the officially approved 1962 books (noting that older books can readily be adapted to this end).

They provides notes on the variable parts of the Office only, so should be read in conjunction with the Learn to Say the Benedictine Office notes provided elsewhere on the blog.  The collect listed for the day is used at Matins and Lauds, and from Terce to Vespers only.

The Matins readings for the Sunday, and for Our Lady on Saturday will be posted on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.

Note that at Matins and Lauds the hymns for Sunday change to Primo dierum and Aeterne Rerum Conditor respectively from this week.

Key to the abbreviations:

MD= Monastic Diurnal (MD, 2004 onwards editions)
AM =Antiphonale Monasticum 1934 (1995 edition).
LR=Liber Responsorialis (downloadable from CC Watershed) and the Nocturnale Romanum.

THE ORDO


Sunday 7 October – Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

[The feast of the Holy Rosary is not marked in the Office this year]

Matins: All as in the psalter with hymn Nocte surgentes henceforth; Nocturn I&II readings, and all responsories for Sunday 1 of October; Nocturn III readings of the 20th Sunday after Pentecost

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Aeterne Rerum Conditor henceforth; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 479*/AM 611-12

Prime to None: As in the psalter

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 479*/AM 612

Monday 8 October – Class IV [EF: St Brigid]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 479*/AM 612

Tuesday 9 October - Class IV [EF: St John Leonardi]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 479*/AM 612

Wednesday 10 October – Class IV [EF: St Francis Borgia]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 479*/AM 612

Thursday 11 October – Class IV [EF: The Maternity of Our Lady]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 479*/AM 612

Friday 12 October - Class IV [in some places, St Wilfrid, Class III]

For St Wilfrid, MD 45**

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 479*/AM 612

Saturday 13 October – Saturday of Our Lady, Class IV [in some places/EF: St Edward]

For St Edward, MD 45**

Matins to None: Our Lady on Saturday with Matins reading of Sat 2 of October, MD (129) /AM 714 ff

I Vespers of the Second Sunday of October: Magnificat antiphon, MD 458*/AM 588; collect of the Twenty-first Sunday, MD 480*/AM 613

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Ordo for the nineteenth week after Pentecost (Sept 30-Oct 6)

The notes below are designed to assist those wishing to say the Benedictine Office according to the officially approved 1962 books (noting that older books can readily be adapted to this end).

Saying the 1962 Office

The notes below relate to the variable parts of the Office only  - unless otherwise indicated the texts for throughout the year for the particular day and hour should be used.  


Note also that the collect at Prime and Compline is always the same, and does not vary with the day of the week or feast (except for the chant tone).

For more details on how to say the Office , take a look at the Learn to Say the Benedictine Office notes.

The feasts of the week

The readings and other texts for the feasts of the week for Matins can be found on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog the day before the feast.

For those who want to sing some or all of the chants, I recommend listening to the recordings of Le Barroux from last year which are archived here.

You can also find recordings of many of the hymns for the feasts of the week on the Liber Hymnarius website.


Key to the abbreviations:


MD= Monastic Diurnal (MD, 2004 onwards editions)
AM =Antiphonale Monasticum 1934 (1995 edition).
LR=Liber Responsorialis (downloadable from CC Watershed) and the Nocturnale Romanum.
LH =Liber Hymnarius, Solesmes.
ff =  and following pages

THE ORDO



Sunday 30 September – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

[Note: The feast of St Jerome is not marked in the Office this year.]

Matins: All as in the psalter with Nocturn I&II readings of the Fifth Sunday of September, and responsories for the Sunday

Lauds to Vespers: All as for Sunday in the psalter, canticle antiphons and collect, MD 478*/AM 610-11


Monday 1 October – Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Remigius]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 478*/AM 611

Tuesday 2 October – The Holy Guardian Angels, Class III

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn (LR 449, LH 441, 451-2) and one reading of the feast

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons and rest from MD [291]/AM 1067 ff

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds, Psalms of Sunday except for the last (Ps 137), rest from MD [295]/AM 1070-1 ff

Wednesday 3 October – Class IV; St Teresa of the Child Jesus, memorial [in some places, Class I; EF: Class III]

Collect, MD 478*/AM 611; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [297]/SupAnt 135

If Class I, see MD 45**

Thursday 4 October – St Francis, Class III

Matins: Invitatory and hymn from the Common of a Confessor; reading of the feast

Lauds and Vespers: psalms and antiphons of the day; rest from the Common of a Confessor, MD (78) with collect, MD [298]/AM 1071

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds from the Common

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle from the Common and collect of the feast

Friday 5 October - SS Maurus and Placid, Class III

Matins: Invitatory antiphon (Regem Confessorum, LR 190) and hymn (Inclitos Christi, LH 316) and one reading of the feast

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons and propers from MD [299] ff

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast, MD [302] ff

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds with psalms of Sunday; rest from MD [303] ff

Saturday 6 October – Saturday of Our Lady, Class IV; St Bruno, memorial [EF: Class III]

Matins to None: Our Lady on Saturday with Matins reading of Sat 1 of October, MD (129) /AM 714 ff; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [305]/AM 1072

I Vespers of First Sunday of October, MD 457*/ AM 587-8; collect of Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 479*/AM 612

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Ordo for the eighteenth week after Pentecost (Sept 23-29)

The notes below are designed to assist those wishing to say the Benedictine Office according to the officially approved 1962 books (noting that older books can readily be adapted to this end).

They provides notes on the variable parts of the Office only, so should be read in conjunction with the Learn to Say the Benedictine Office notes provided elsewhere on the blog.

Those looking for the antiphons, psalms and other texts and chants for the feast of St Michael should consult the Benedictine Responsory Blog.



Key to the abbreviations:

MD= Monastic Diurnal (MD, 2004 onwards editions)
AM =Antiphonale Monasticum 1934 (1995 edition).
LR=Liber Responsorialis (downloadable from CC Watershed) and the Nocturnale Romanum.

THE ORDO

Sunday 23 September – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

[Note the feast of St Linus is not marked in the Office this year]

Matins: All as in the psalter with Nocturn I&II readings, and all responsories for Sunday 4 of September

Lauds to Vespers: Canticle antiphons and collect, MD 477*/AM 609-10

Monday 24 September - Class IV [EF: and Commemoration of Our Lady of Ransom]

All as in the psalter, collect, MD 477*/AM 610

Tuesday 25 September – Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 477*/AM 610

Wednesday 26 September – Class IV [EF: Commemoration of SS Cyprian and Justina]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 477*/AM 610

Thursday 27 September - Class IV, SS Cosmas and Damian, Memorial [EF: Class III]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 477*/AM 610; for the commemoration, MD [281]/AM 1054

Friday 28 September – Class IV [EF: St Wenceslaus]

Matins to None: All as in the psalter, collect, MD 477*/AM 610

I Vespers of St Michael: MD [282]/AM 1055

Saturday 29 September - Dedication of St Michael the Archangel, Class I

Matins: Three nocturns, all of the feast – Invitatory and hymn, LR 447; psalms, antiphons, readings and responsories of the feast

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [284]/AM 1058 ff with festal psalms

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast

Vespers: All as for I Vespers except the fourth psalm and Magnificat antiphon, see MD [289]/AM 1063 ff; commemoration of the Fifth Sunday of September, MD 457*/AM 587, Nineteenth Sunday, MD 478*/AM 611

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Ordo for the seventeenth week after Pentecost (Sept 16-22)

The notes below are designed to assist those wishing to say the Benedictine Office according to the officially approved 1962 books (noting that older books can readily be adapted to this end).

They provides notes on the variable parts of the Office only, so should be read in conjunction with the Learn to Say the Benedictine Office notes provided elsewhere on the blog.

Key to the abbreviations:

MD= Monastic Diurnal (MD, 2004 onwards editions)
AM =Antiphonale Monasticum 1934 (1995 edition).
LR=Liber Responsorialis (downloadable from CC Watershed) and the Nocturnale Romanum.

THE ORDO


Sunday 16 September – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

[Note: The feast of SS Cornelius and Cyprian are not marked in the Office this year]

Matins: Readings for Nocturns I&II and responsories for Sunday 3 of September; Nocturn III readings of the 17th Sunday

Lauds to Vespers:  Canticle antiphons and collect, MD 476-7*/AM 608-9

Monday 17 September - Class IV; St Hildegard, memorial [EF: Commemoration of the Imprinting of the Stigmata of St Francis; OF: St Hildegard, Solemnity]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 476*/AM 609; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [278-9]/AM 1052

Tuesday 18 September - Class IV [EF: St Joseph of Cupertino]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 476*/AM 609

Wednesday 19 September - Ember Wednesday, Class II

Matins: All as in the psalter except for three readings and collect of the Ember Day

Lauds to Vespers: All as in the psalter except for the canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, and collect MD 454*/AM 584

Thursday 20 September - Class IV [EF: commemoration of St Eustace and Companions]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 476*/AM 609

Friday 21 September - St Matthew, Class II; Commemoration of Ember Friday

Matins: All from the Common of Apostles except for the readings for Nocturns II&III, Gospel and collect

Lauds to Vespers: All from the Common of Apostles, MD (9) with collect MD [279]/AM 1053; commemoration of the Ember Day at Lauds and Vespers, MD 455*/AM 585

Saturday 22 September – Ember Saturday, Class II; St Maurice and Companions, memorial

Matins: All as in the psalter except for three readings and collect of the Ember Day

Lauds to None: All as in the psalter for Saturday except for the canticle antiphon at Lauds and collect, MD 456*/AM 585; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [280]/AM 1053

I Vespers of the Fourth Sunday of September, MD 456*/AM 586-7; Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 477*/AM 610

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Ordo notes for the sixteenth week after Pentecost/Second Sunday of September (Sept 9-15) - Updated**

The notes below are designed to assist those wishing to say the Benedictine Office according to the officially approved 1962 books (noting that older books can readily be adapted to this end).

They indicate where to find the variable texts for the Office each day; for notes on the fixed parts of the Office see the Learn to Say the Benedictine Office notes.

The texts necessary to say Matins of the feasts of the Exaltation of Holy Cross and the Seven Sorrows of the BVM can be found on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.

Key to the abbreviations:

MD= Monastic Diurnal (MD, 2004 onwards editions)
AM =Antiphonale Monasticum 1934 (1995 edition).
LR=Liber Responsorialis (downloadable from CC Watershed) and the Nocturnale Romanum
ff = and following pages.

THE ORDO


Sunday 9 September – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

[Note: The feast of St Gorgonius is not marked in the Office this year]

Matins: All as in the psalter with Nocturn I&II readings, and all responsories for Sunday 2 of September

Lauds to Vespers: All as for Sundays throughout the year, canticle antiphons and collect, MD 475-6*/AM 607-8

Monday 10 September – Class IV [EF: St Nicholas of Tolentino]

Collect, MD 475*/AM 607

Tuesday 11 September - Class IV; SS Protus and Hyacinth, memorial

Collect, MD 475*/AM 607; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [265]/AM 1037

Wednesday 12 September – Class IV [EF: Most Holy Name of Mary]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 475*/AM 607

Thursday 13 September - Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 475*/AM 607

Friday 14 September – Exaltation of Holy Cross, Class II

Matins: Invitatory, hymn antiphons and readings of the feast (three Nocturns) with psalms and antiphons of the feast, LR 437

Lauds: Festal psalms (of Sunday) with antiphons and proper texts from MD [266]/AM 1040 ff

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds (omit fourth); psalms of Sunday, MD 203 ff; rest from MD [270]/AM 1038ff, Magnificat antiphon, AM 1046 (O crux benedicta)

Saturday 15 September – The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class III (EF: Class II)

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn and one reading of the feast, psalms and antiphons of the day

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts, MD [273]/AM 1047 ff; festal psalms

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast

I Vespers of the Third Sunday in September, MD 453-4*/AM 584; Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 476*/AM 609

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Ordo notes for the First Sunday of September/Fifteenth week after Pentecost (Sept 2-8)

The notes below are designed to assist those wishing to say the Benedictine Office according to the officially approved 1962 books (noting that older books can readily be adapted to this end).

They provides notes on the variable parts of the Office only, so should be read in conjunction with the Learn to Say the Benedictine Office notes.

The Matins readings and responsories for Sunday, as well as the for the feasts of the week, can be found on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.

Key to the abbreviations:

MD= Monastic Diurnal (MD, 2004 onwards editions)
AM =Antiphonale Monasticum 1934 (1995 edition).
LR=Liber Responsorialis (downloadable from CC Watershed) and the Nocturnale Romanum.

THE ORDO


Sunday 2 September – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: All as in the psalter with Nocturn I&II readings, and all responsories for the First Sunday of September

Lauds to Vespers: Canticle antiphons and collect, MD 474-5*/AM 606-7

Monday 3 September - St Pius X, Class III [***In some places St Seraphia, memorial]

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn from Common of a Pope, reading of the feast.

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of the day, with the rest from the Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64); collect, MD [258]

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common; collect, MD [258]

Tuesday 4 September - Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 474-5*/AM 606

Wednesday 5 September - Class IV [EF: St Laurence Justinian]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 474-5*/AM 606

Thursday 6 September - Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 474-5*/AM 606

Friday 7 September - Class IV [**In some places, St Cloud, Confessor, Class I]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 474-5*/AM 606

**For St Cloud, MD [258]

Saturday 8 September - Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class II [EF: with a commemoration of St Hadrian, Martyr]

Matins: Three Nocturns, with invitatory (LR 446), hymn and readings of the feast, rest from Common of feasts of the BVM

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast with festal psalms, MD [259]/AM 1032 ff

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast

Vespers: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD [263]/AM 1035 with psalms from the Common of Our Lady, MD (119); commemoration of the Second Sunday of September, MD 453*/AM 583; Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 475*/AM 607