Saturday, February 16, 2019

Ordo for February 17 - 23

The notes below are intended as an aid to those who wish to say the traditional form of the Benedictine Office according to the 1962 rubrics and books.

The Office this week

This week marks the start of the pre-Lenten season of Septuagesimatide, which consists of three Sundays, named for their distance from Easter:
  • the week of Septuagesima;
  • the week of Sexagesima; and
  • Quinquagesima Sunday and the Monday and (Shrove) Tuesday before Ash Wednesday.

Septuagesimatide is a post-Benedictine addition to the calendar (one of the Gregorian reforms), hence the inconsistency between the rubrics, which banish the Alleluia for this period, and St Benedict's own prescriptions for the use of the Alleluia in the Rule in Chapter 15.

The key features of the Office for the Season of Septuagesimatide are:
  • the Alleluia is solemnly 'buried' with extra Alleluias added to the close of the Office of I Vespers of Septuagesima Sunday and thereafter the Alleluia is no longer used in the Office
  • in the opening prayers of the Office the alleluia is replaced by 'Laus tibi Domine, Rex aeternae gloriae';
  • at Matins, the Alleluias used as antiphons are replaced, on weekdays by three antiphons to be found in the psalter, and on Sundays be an antiphon for the third nocturn to be found in the temporale; 
  • On Sundays Matins has an invitatory specific to the season (Preoccupemus) and 
  • at Vespers, there are daily antiphons for the Magnificat.
The necessary texts and readings for Matins can be found on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog



List of Abbreviations





MD                              Monastic Diurnal, Farnborough, 2005 and later editions.




AM                              Antiphonale Monasticum, Solesmes, 1934.


LR                               Liber Responsorialis, Solesmes, 1895.


LH                               Liber Hymnarius, Solesmes, 1983.


SupAnt                      Supplement to the Antiphonale Monasticum, Fontgombault 
                                 (Clear Creek)


**                              Indicates a feast celebrated in some places only, for which texts for feast available in supplement at the back of the Monastic Diurnal (page numbers with **).


ff                                  And following pages.


Canticle antiphons  In reference to Lauds and Vespers, refers to the Benedictus and Magnificat respectively.  At Matins, it refers to the third nocturn canticles of Matins used for Sundays and feasts.


Festal psalms           a) At Lauds: Psalm 66, 92, 99, 62, Sunday or festal canticle of the day of the week, Psalms 148-150; 
(b) At Vespers: The psalms of Sunday or of a particular types of saints/feast (ie of one of the ‘Commons’), or specific to the feast; and
(c) At Matins: For the type of saint/feast (ie of the Commons) or specific to the feast.

Sunday 17 February – Septuagesima Sunday, Class II

Matins
Invitatory antiphon for the Septuagesimatide Sundays (Preoccupemus faciem Domini); 
hymn Primo dierum (from the psalter); 
Nocturn III antiphon of the Sunday with canticles as for throughout the year; readings, responsories and collect of the Sunday.

Lauds: Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect for Septuagesima, MD 154*/AM 312 ff.

Prime: Antiphon, MD 158*/AM 314 (Note: The antiphons for Prime to None are not those of Lauds).

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle, MD 158-9*/AM 314-5; collect, MD 157-8*/AM 313.

Vespers: Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Magnificat antiphon, MD 159*/AM 315 ff; collect, MD 157-8*/AM 313.

Monday 18 February – Class IV

Matins:  Antiphons for Nocturn II of time from Septuagesima Sunday; readings and responsories for the week after Septuagesima Sunday.

Lauds to Compline: All as in the psalter for throughout the year and time after Septuagesima - As for throughout the year except for ‘Laus tibi’ in opening prayers and Magnificat antiphon of the day, MD 161*/AM 316-7; collect, MD 157-8*/AM 313.

Tuesday 19 February – Class IV

All as in the psalter for throughout the year and time after Septuagesima; Magnificat antiphon MD 161*/AM 317; collect, MD 157-8*/AM 313.

Wednesday 20 February – Class IV

All as in the psalter for throughout the year and time after Septuagesima; Magnificat antiphon MD 161*/AM 317; collect, MD 157-8*/AM 313.

Thursday 21 February – Class IV

All as in the psalter for throughout the year and time after Septuagesima; Magnificat antiphon MD 162*/AM 318; collect, MD 157-8*/AM 313.

Friday 22 February – Chair of St Peter, Class III

Matins: Two nocturns (Nocturn II antiphons for Septuagesimatide); with invitatory, hymn, three readings and responsories, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast.

Lauds: Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collects (SS Peter and Paul under one conclusion) of the feast, MD [68]/AM 824 ff. 

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD [69-70]/AM 657.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle of the Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD [70-1]/AM 662-3; collect of St Peter only, MD [69]/AM 826.

Vespers: Antiphon and psalms of the day; chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collects (SS Peter and Paul under one conclusion) of the feast, MD [68]/AM 824 ff. 

Saturday 23 February – Class IV; Saturday of Our Lady; St Peter Damian, memorial [EF: Class III]

[Note: The MD suggests that the Office of Our Lady throughout the year is not said after Septuagesima; this is an error, the rubrics on page (120) should read ‘after the Purification until the Saturday before Quadragesima’.]

Matins: Office of Our Lady on Saturday - 
Invitatory antiphon, hymn, versicles, absolution, blessings, third responsory, chapter and collect of the Office of Our Lady on Saturday; 
Nocturn II antiphons for Septuagesimatide; 
reading and responsories 1&2 of the Saturday after Septuagesima; 
third reading of Our Lady, of Saturday 4 in February.

Lauds: Office of Our Lady on Saturday - 
Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the Office of Our Lady, MD (129) /AM 714 ff; 
for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [73]/AM 350.

Prime: Antiphon of the Office of Our Lady, MD (131)/AM 715.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the Office of Our Lady, MD (132-3) /AM 715-6.

1 Vespers of Sexagesima Sunday: Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of Sexagesima, MD 162*/AM 318-9 ff.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Ordo for Feb 10 - 16

The notes below are intended as an aid to those who wish to say the traditional form of the Benedictine Office according to the 1962 rubrics and books.

The Ordo assumes that the user is familiar with the rubrics of the Benedictine Office and generally only sets out those texts that displace those that are normally used at a particular hour, ie those not included in the psalter section of the Diurnal.  

Those new to this form of the Office should consult the Learn to say the Office page on this blog.

The Office this week

The key feast in this week's calendar is that of St Scholastica, on Sunday, however how it is marked depends on the calendar of the  particular monastery to which you are attached.  The feast is generally first class for all monasteries of women, and so overrides the Sunday.  The Matins texts for the feast can be found on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.  For monasteries of men, the feast is normally Class II, and so is reduced to a commemoration only this year.

The Office this week is as for 'throughout the year', including for the Office of Our Lady on Saturday.

The Matins readings are for the fifth week after the Epiphany, and can be found on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog

This week also marks the end of Epiphanytide, and the start of the pre-Lenten season of Septuagesima (abolished in the novus ordo calendar).  Accordingly, the alleluia is added to the closing versicles of Saturday Vespers, and solemnly 'buried' until Easter.


List of Abbreviations





MD                              Monastic Diurnal, Farnborough, 2005 and later editions.


AM                              Antiphonale Monasticum, Solesmes, 1934.


LR                               Liber Responsorialis, Solesmes, 1895.


LH                               Liber Hymnarius, Solesmes, 1983.


SupAnt                      Supplement to the Antiphonale Monasticum, Fontgombault 
                                 (Clear Creek)


**                              Indicates a feast celebrated in some places only, for which texts for feast available in supplement at the back of the Monastic Diurnal (page numbers with **).


ff                                  And following pages.


Canticle antiphons  In reference to Lauds and Vespers, refers to the Benedictus and Magnificat respectively.  At Matins, it refers to the third nocturn canticles of Matins used for Sundays and feasts.


Festal psalms           a) At Lauds: Psalm 66, 92, 99, 62, Sunday or festal canticle of the day of the week, Psalms 148-150; 
(b) At Vespers: The psalms of Sunday or of a particular types of saints/feast (ie of one of the ‘Commons’), or specific to the feast; and
(c) At Matins: For the type of saint/feast (ie of the Commons) or specific to the feast.


Sunday 10 February – Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Class II; Commemoration of St Scholastica (if Class II; or Feast of St Scholastica, Class I)

EITHER: If the feast of St Scholastica would otherwise be Class II, it is marked by a commemoration only this year:

Matins: All as in the psalter; readings, responsories and collect of the Sunday.

Lauds to Vespers: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with canticle antiphons and collect, MD 151*/AM 309; commemoration of St Scholastica at Lauds only, MD [64-5]/AM 817-8.

OR
: If the feast of St Scholastica is Class I:

Matins
Three nocturns with invitatory and hymn of the feast; 
antiphons of the feast, psalms of the Common of Virgins; 
readings and responsories of the feast, Gospel of the Common; 
collect of the feast, LR 288 ff.

Lauds
Festal psalms with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [62]/AM 815 ff; commemoration of the Sunday, Benedictus antiphon, versicle and collect, MD 151*/AM 309.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD [62]/AM 815.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [65-6]/AM 818.

Vespers:  
Psalms of the Common of Virgins, MD (84); 
antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn and collect of 1 Vespers, MD [59]/AM 818 ff; 
versicle and Magnificat antiphon of 2 Vespers, MD [66]/AM 818-9; commemoration of the Sunday, Magnificat antiphon, versicle and collect, MD 151*/AM 309.

Monday 11 February – Class IV [EF: Apparition of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Class III; Benedictine Confederation: St. Benedict of Aniane, abbot - Optional Memorial]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year; Matins readings and responsories for the fifth week after the Epiphany; collect, MD 151*/AM 309.

Tuesday 12 February – Class IV [EF: The Seven Founders of the Servite Order, Class III]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 151*/AM 309.

Wednesday 13 February – Class IV

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 151*/AM 309.

Thursday 14 February – Class IV; St Valentine, memorial [in Europe: SS Cyril and Methodius]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 151*/AM 309; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [67]/AM 822.

Friday 15 February – Class IV [EF: commemoration of SS Fautinus and Jovita]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 151*/AM 309.

Saturday 16 February – Class IV; Saturday of Our Lady

Matins: Office of Our Lady on Saturday -  
Invitatory antiphon, hymn, versicles, absolution, blessings, third responsory, chapter and collect of the Office of Our Lady on Saturday; 
reading and responsories 1&2 of Saturday in the week after the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany (combine readings 2&3, omit the responsory between them); 
third reading of Our Lady, of Saturday 3 of February.

Lauds: Office of Our Lady on Saturday - Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the Office of Our Lady, MD (129) /AM 714 ff.

Prime: Antiphon of the Office of Our Lady, MD (131)/AM 715.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the Office of Our Lady, MD (132-3) /AM 715-6.

1 Vespers of Septuagesima Sunday: Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon, collect and concluding versicle with alleluias, MD 153-4*/AM 311.



Saturday, February 2, 2019

Benedictine Office - Ordo notes for the week Feb 3 - 9

The notes below are intended as an aid to those who wish to say the traditional form of the Benedictine Office according to the 1962 rubrics and books.

The Ordo assumes that the user is familiar with the rubrics of the Benedictine Office and generally only sets out those texts that displace those that are normally used at a particular hour, ie those not included in the psalter section of the Diurnal.  

Those new to this form of the Office should consult the Learn to say the Office page on this blog.

The Office this week

The Christmas season formally ends with the feast of the Purification on February 2, so the Office this week is as for 'throughout the year', including for the Office of Our Lady on Saturday.

The Matins readings are for the fourth week after the Epiphany, and can be found on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog, along with the readings for the feasts of St Agatha (Tuesday), St Romuald (Thursday) and Our Lady on Saturday.




List of Abbreviations


MD                              Monastic Diurnal, Farnborough, 2005 and later editions.


AM                              Antiphonale Monasticum, Solesmes, 1934.


LR                               Liber Responsorialis, Solesmes, 1895.


LH                               Liber Hymnarius, Solesmes, 1983.


SupAnt                      Supplement to the Antiphonale Monasticum, Fontgombault 
                                 (Clear Creek)


**                              Indicates a feast celebrated in some places only, for which texts for feast available in supplement at the back of the Monastic Diurnal (page numbers with **).


ff                                  And following pages.


Canticle antiphons  In reference to Lauds and Vespers, refers to the Benedictus and Magnificat respectively.  At Matins, it refers to the third nocturn canticles of Matins used for Sundays and feasts.


Festal psalms           a) At Lauds: Psalm 66, 92, 99, 62, Sunday or festal canticle of the day of the week, Psalms 148-150; 
(b) At Vespers: The psalms of Sunday or of a particular types of saints/feast (ie of one of the ‘Commons’), or specific to the feast; and
(c) At Matins: For the type of saint/feast (ie of the Commons) or specific to the feast.


Sunday 3 February – Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, Class II

[St Blase is not marked in the Office this year.]

Matins: All as in the psalter; readings, responsories and collect of the Sunday.

Lauds to Vespers: All as in the psalter with collect and canticle antiphons of the Sunday, MD 149-50*/AM 308.

Monday 4 February – Class IV [EF: St Andrew Corsini, Class III]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year; Matins readings and responsories for the fourth week after the Epiphany; collect, MD 149-50*/AM 308.

Tuesday 5 February – St Agatha, 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); 
responsories, third reading and collect of the feast.

Lauds: Festal psalms; antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [52]/AM 807 ff.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of the feast, MD [52]/AM 807.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [55]/AM 809 ff.

Vespers
Psalms of the Common of the BVM, MD (119) ff/AM 703; 
antiphons and chapter of Lauds; 
responsory and hymn of the Common of the BVM, MD (125)/AM 703 ff; versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [51-2]/AM 805; commemoration of the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany, MD 149-50*/AM 308.

Wednesday 6 February – Class IV [EF: St Titus, Class III]; Waitangi Day (NZ)

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 149-50*/AM 308.

Thursday 7 February – St Romuald, Class III

Matins
Two nocturns with invitatory, hymn, chapter and versicle of a Confessor; readings 1&2 of the feria, reading and responsory 3 of the feast.

Lauds: Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Benedictus antiphon of the Common of a Confessor, MD (78)/AM 672 ff; collect of the feast, MD [58]/AM 810.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the Common, MD (78)/AM 672.

Terce to None
: Antiphon, chapter and versicle of the Common, MD (82-3)/AM 674-5; collect of the feast, MD [58]/AM 810.

Vespers
Chapter, responsory and hymn of 1 Vespers for the Common of a Confessor, MD (75)/AM 667 ff; 
versicle and Magnificat antiphon for 2 Vespers of the Common, MD (83)/AM 675; 
collect of the feast, MD [58]/AM 810.

Friday 8 February – Class IV [EF: St John of Matha, Class III]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 149-50*/AM 308.

Saturday 9 February – Class IV; Saturday of Our Lady [EF: St Cyril of Alexandria, Class III]

Matins: Office of Our Lady on Saturday - 
Invitatory antiphon, hymn, versicles, absolution, blessings, third responsory, chapter and collect of the Office of Our Lady on Saturday; 
reading and responsories 1&2 of the Saturday after the Fourth Sunday of Epiphany, third reading of Our Lady, of Saturday 2 of February.

Lauds: Office of Our Lady on Saturday - Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of Our Lady, MD (129) /AM 714 ff.

Prime: Antiphon of the Office of Our Lady, MD (131)/AM 715.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the Office of Our Lady, MD (132-3) /AM 715-6.

EITHER1 Vespers of Fifth Sunday after Epiphany: All as in the psalter for Saturday including Magnificat antiphon; collect, MD 150*/AM 309.

OR: If the feast of St Scholastica is Class I, 1 Vespers of St Scholastica: Psalms of the Common of Virgins, MD (84) ff/ AM 684;
antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Magnificat antiphon of the feast, MD [59]/AM 812 ff; 
commemoration of the Sunday, Magnificat antiphon, versicle and collect, MD 150*/AM 309.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Notes on the Traditional Benedictine Office for the week Jan 27 - Feb 2


The notes below are intended as a guide to the Benedictine Office according to the 1962 rubrics.

The page references are to the Monastic Diurnal (MD) reprinted by Farnborough Abbey, the Antiphonale Monasticum (AM) of 1934, Supplement to the Antiphonale Monasticum published by Clear Creek (SupAnt), and the Liber Responsorialis (LR).

The Office is as for time throughout the year, and the Matins readings (feasts aside) are for the third week after Epiphany.


Note that the feast of the Purification on Saturday marks the end of the Christmas season in the Office of Our Lady on Saturday, as well as a change of Marian antiphon at Compline.

Sunday 27 January –Third Sunday after Epiphany, Class II

[St John Chrysostom is not marked in the Office this year.]

Matins: All as in the psalter for throughout the year; readings, responsories and collect of the Third Sunday after the Epiphany.

Lauds to Vespers: All as in the psalter for Sunday, with canticle antiphons and collect of the Sunday, MD 148-9*/AM 307.

Monday 28 January – Class IV; St Cyril of Alexandria, memorial [EF: St Peter Nolasco]

All as in the psalter for time throughout the year; 
Matins readings and responsories for the third week after the Epiphany; collect, MD 148*/AM 307; 
for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [44]/AM 797.

Tuesday 29 January – Class IV; St Francis de Sales, memorial [EF: Class III]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 148*/AM 307; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [44–5]/AM 798.

Wednesday 30 January – Class IV [EF: St Martina]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 148*/AM 307.

Thursday 31 January – Class IV; St John Bosco, memorial [EF: Class III]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 148*/AM 307; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [45-6]/SupAM 35.

Friday 1 February – St Ignatius, Class III

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

Lauds: Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Benedictus antiphon of the Common of a Martyr, MD (32-3)/AM 641; collect of the feast, MD [46]/AM 800.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the Common, MD (31)/AM 641.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle of the Common, MD (34)/AM 643-4; collect of the feast, MD [46]/AM 800.

Vespers
Chapter, responsory and hymn of 1 Vespers of the Common of a Martyr, MD (29)/AM 638 ff; 
versicle and Magnificat antiphon of 2 Vespers, MD (40)/AM 644; 
collect of the feast, MD [46]/AM 800.

Saturday 2 February – Purification of the BVM, Class II

Matins: Three Nocturns with invitatory of the feast, Ecce venit ad templum, LR 433; hymn, psalms and antiphons of the Common of feasts of the BVM, LR 245; Gospel, readings, responsories and collect of the feast.

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Benedictus antiphon for the feast, MD [49]/AM 802 ff.

Prime:  Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD [49]/AM 802.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [50-1]/AM 804.

Vespers
Psalms of the Common of the BVM, MD (119) ff/AM 703; antiphons of Lauds; 
chapter of Lauds; responsory and hymn of the Common of the BVM, MD (125)/AM 703 ff; 
versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [51-2]/AM 805.

Compline: Antiphon of Our Lady, Ave Regina Caelorum, MD 266-7/AM 175 or 179 (and henceforward).



Saturday, January 19, 2019

Guide to the Benedictine Office (1962 rubrics and calendar) for the week of Jan 20 - 26

The notes below are intended as a guide to the Benedictine Office according to the 1962 rubrics.

The page references are to the Monastic Diurnal (MD) reprinted by Farnborough Abbey, the Antiphonale Monasticum (AM) of 1934, Liber Hymnarius (LH), and the Liber Responsorialis (LR).

The Office this week

The Office this week is as for 'throughout the year', except for the Office of Our Lady on Saturday, which is as for the period after Christmas.

The Matins readings are for the second week after the Epiphany.

The key feasts this week include St Agnes (Monday), which is Class III for monasteries of men (and oblates attached to them) and Class II for monasteries of women.  The necessary texts for both versions of the feast will be available on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.

The other main feast is the Conversion of St Paul on Friday, which has its own Matins readings and responsories.

Sunday 20 January – Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Class II 

[SS Fabian and Sebastian are not marked in the Office this year.]

Matins
All as in the psalter with hymn Primo dierum omnium (LH 182) and Nocturn III canticles for time throughout the year; 
readings, responsories and collect of the Second Sunday after Epiphany.

Lauds to Vespers: All as in the psalter for time throughout the year (at Lauds, hymn Aeterne rerum Conditor); canticle antiphons and collect, MD 146-7*/AM 306.

Monday 21 January - St Agnes, Class III (Class II for monasteries of nuns) [**In some places, St Meinrad, Class I]

Matins

If Class III - Two Nocturns with invitatory, hymn, chapter and versicle of a Virgin; readings 1&2 of the feria (combine readings 2&3); reading 3, responsories and collect of the feast.

If Class II
Three Nocturns with invitatory and hymn of the Common; 
antiphons of the feast with psalms of the Common of a Martyr for Nocturn I, Psalm 14 then psalms and canticles of the Common of Virgins for Nocturns II&III; 
responsories of the feast; Nocturns I&II readings of the feast, Nocturn III readings and Gospel of the Common of Virgins; collect of the feast.

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [27]/AM 786 ff.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD [27]/AM 786.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [30]/AM 788 ff.

Vespers: Festal psalms (Ps 109, 111, 112, 126) with antiphons, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [31]/AM 789 ff.

Tuesday 22 January – Class IV; St Vincent, memorial [EF: and St Anastasius;**In some places, St Meinrad]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year; 
Matins readings and responsories for the second week after the Epiphany; collect, MD 147*/AM 306; 
for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [34]/AM 789.

Wednesday 23 January – Class IV; St Emerentiana, memorial [EF: St Raymond Pennafort]

All as in the psalter for time throughout the year; collect MD 147*/AM 306; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [35]/AM 790.

Thursday 24 January – Class IV; St Timothy, memorial [EF: Class III]

All as in the psalter for time throughout the year; collect MD 147*/AM 306; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [35–6]/AM 790.

Friday 25 January – Conversion of St Paul, Class III

Matins: Two nocturns with invitatory (Laudemus Deus) and hymn (Doctor egregie), LR 432-3; readings, responsories, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast.

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collects (of St Paul and St Peter under one conclusion) of the feast, MD [36]/AM 792 ff. 

Prime: Antiphons 1 of Lauds, MD [36]/AM 792.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect (of St Paul only) of the feast, MD [39]/AM 795 ff.

Vespers
Psalms of Sunday with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collects (of St Paul and St Peter under one conclusion) of the feast, MD [40] ff/AM 796.

Saturday 26 January – Class IV; Saturday of Our Lady; St Polycarp, memorial [EF: Class III; Ben Confed: St. Robert, St. Alberic and St. Stephen, abbots of Citeaux – Optional; Memorial Australia Day]

Matins: Office of Our Lady on Saturday -  
Invitatory antiphon, hymn, versicles, absolution, blessings, third responsory and chapter of the Office of Our Lady on Saturday with collect for the Office of Our Lady after Christmas; 
reading and responsories 1&2 of the Saturday after the Second Sunday after Epiphany (combine readings 2&3, omit the responsory between them); third reading of Our Lady, of Saturday 4&5 of January.

Lauds: Office of Our Lady on Saturday - 
Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of the Office of Our Lady, MD (130-1)/AM 714; 
Benedictus antiphon and collect of the Office of Our Lady after Christmas, MD (133-4)/AM 717-8; 
for the commemoration, MD [42-3]/AM 797.

Prime: Antiphon of Our Lady after Christmas, MD (134)/AM 718.

Terce to None
Antiphon of Our Lady after Christmas, MD (134)/AM 718; 
chapter and versicle of the Office of Our Lady, MD (132-3) /AM 715-6; 
collect of the Office of Our Lady after Christmas, MD (133-4)/AM 717.

1 Vespers of Third Sunday after the Epiphany: Magnificat antiphon as in the psalter; collect, MD 148*/AM 307.