Saturday, September 14, 2019

Ordo for September 15 - 21

Ordo notes for the fourteenth week after Pentecost for the Benedictine Office according to the 1962 calendar and rubrics are set out below.

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).

Sunday 15 September – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost/Third Sunday of SeptemberClass II

[The feast of the Seven Sorrows of Mary is not marked in the Office this year.]

Matins: Nocturn I&II readings and responsories for the Third Sunday of September; Nocturn III reading, Gospel and collect of the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Lauds to Vespers: Canticle antiphons and collect of the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 473-4*/AM 605-6.

Monday 16 September – Class IV; SS Cornelius and Cyprian, memorials [EF: Class III]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 473-4*/AM 605; for the commemorations at Lauds, MD [278]/AM 1040.

Tuesday 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 with collect, MD 473-4*/AM 605; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [278-9]/AM 1052 or AM 35*/SupAnt 132-3.

Wednesday 18 September – Ember Wednesday, Class II

Matins: Two nocturns, 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 versicle and canticle antiphon (Hoc genus) at Lauds and Vespers, and collect (except at Prime), MD 454*/AM 584.

Thursday 19 September – Class IV [EF: St Januarius and companions; **In some places, St Theodore, Class III]

All as in the psalter with collect, MD 473-4*/AM 605.

Friday 20 September – Ember Friday, Class II

Matins: Two nocturns, all as in the psalter except for three readings and collect, of the Ember Day.

Lauds to VespersAll as in the psalter except for the versicle and canticle antiphon (Mulier quae erat) at Lauds and Vespers, and collect (except at Prime), MD 455*/AM 585.

Saturday 21 September  St Matthew, Class II; Commemoration of the Ember Day

Matins: Three nocturns, all of the Common of Apostles except for the readings for Nocturns II&III, Gospel and collect.

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Benedictus antiphon of the Common of Apostles, MD (9)/AM 622 ff; collect of the feast, MD [279]/AM 1053; commemoration of the Ember Day, MD 456*/AM 586.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the Common, MD (9)/AM 622.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle of the Common, MD (11)/AM 625 ff; collect of the feast, MD [279]/AM 1053.

2 Vespers of St Matthew: Psalms and antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Magnificat antiphon of the Common of Apostles, MD (13)/AM 626 ff; collect of the feast, MD [279]/AM 1053; for the commemoration of the Sunday, versicle and Magnificat antiphon, MD 456*/AM 586-7 and collect MD 474-5*/AM 606.






Saturday, September 7, 2019

Ordo for September 8-14

Ordo notes for the thirteenth week after Pentecost for the Benedictine Office according to the 1962 calendar and rubrics are set out below.

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

The Ordo provides notes on the variable texts for the week arising from the season, Sunday and feasts.

If you are new to the Benedictine Office, start by taking a look at the how to say the Benedictine Office notes which can be found here.

Sunday 8 September – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost/Second Sunday of September, Class II; Commemoration of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Matins: All as in the psalter with Nocturn I&II readings and responsories of the Second Sunday of September; Nocturn III readings, Gospel and collect of the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Lauds to Vespers: All as in the psalter with canticle antiphons and collect of the Thirteen Sunday after Pentecost, MD 472-3*/AM 604-5; for the commemoration, at Lauds only, MD [261]/AM 1033-4.

Monday 9 September – Class IV; St Gorgonius, memorial

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 473*/AM 604; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [264-5]/AM 1037.

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

All as in the psalter with collect, MD 473*/AM 604.

Wednesday 11 September – Class IV; SS Protus and Hyacinth, memorial

All as in the psalter with collect, MD 473*/AM 604; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [265]/AM 1037.

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

All as in the psalter with collect, MD 473*/AM 604.

Friday 13 September  Class IV

All as in the psalter with collect MD 473*/AM 604.

Saturday 14 September – Exaltation of Holy Cross, Class II

[Start of monastic Lent]

Matins: Three nocturns, all of the feast, LR 437.

Lauds: Festal psalms (of Sunday) with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Benedictus antiphon of the feast, MD [266]/AM 1040 ff.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the feast, MD [266]/AM 1040.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [269-70]/AM 1043-4.

2 Vespers of the Exaltation of Holy Cross: Antiphons of Lauds (omit fourth); psalms of Sunday; chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [270] ff/AM 1038-9 &1046 (O crux benedicta); no commemoration of the Sunday.


Saturday, August 31, 2019

Ordo for September 1 - 7


Ordo notes for the twelfth week after Pentecost for the Benedictine Office according to the 1962 calendar and rubrics are set out below.

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).

The Ordo provides notes on the variable texts for the week arising from the season, Sunday and feasts.

If you are new to the Benedictine Office, start by taking a look at the how to say the Benedictine Office notes which can be found here.

Sunday 1 September – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost/First Sunday of September, Class II

Matins
: Nocturn I&II readings and responsories for the First Sunday of September; Nocturn III readings, Gospel and collect of the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost.

Lauds to Vespers: All as in the psalter with canticle antiphons and collect of the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 471-2*/AM 602-3.

Monday 2 September – Class IV [EF: St Stephen]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 472*/AM 603.

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

Matins: Two nocturns with invitatory antiphon, hymn, chapter and versicle of a bishop; reading, responsory and collect of the feast.

Lauds: Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Benedictus antiphon of the Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64)/AM 659 ff; collect of the feast, MD [258]/SupAnt 128.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the Common, MD (64)/AM 657.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle of the Common, MD (67-8)/AM 662-3; collect of the feast, MD [258]/SupAnt 128.

Vespers: Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of the Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (68)/AM 654 ff; Magnificat antiphon for a Pope, MD (73)/AM 663-4; collect of the feast, MD [258]/SupAnt 128.

Wednesday 4 September – Class IV

All as in the psalter with collect, MD 472*/AM 603.

Thursday 5 September – Class IV [EF: St Laurence Justinian]

All as in the psalter with collect, MD 472*/AM 603.

Friday 6 September  Class IV

All as in the psalter with collect, MD 472*/AM 603.

Saturday 7 September – Class IV; Saturday of Our Lady [**In some places, St Cloud, Confessor, Class I]

Matins: Office of Our Lady on Saturday - Invitatory antiphon, hymn, versicles, absolution, blessings, responsory, chapter and collect of the Office of Our Lady on Saturday; reading of Our Lady of Saturday 1 in September.

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.

I  Vespers of the Second Sunday of September: Magnificat antiphon, MD 453*/AM 583 and Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, collect, MD 472-3*/AM 604.



Saturday, August 24, 2019

Ordo for August 25 - 31

Ordo notes for the eleventh week after Pentecost for the Benedictine Office according to the 1962 calendar and rubrics are set out below.

Understanding the Ordo

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

The Ordo provides notes on the variable texts for the week arising from the season, Sunday and feasts.

If you are new to the Benedictine Office, start by taking a look at the how to say the Benedictine Office notes which can be found here.

Sunday 25 August – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost/Fourth Sunday of August, Class II

Matins: Nocturn I&II readings and responsories of the Fourth Sunday of August; Nocturn III readings, Gospel and collect of the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost.

Lauds to Vespers: All as in the psalter with canticle antiphons and collect of the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, MD 470-1*/AM 602.

Monday 26 August – Class IV

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 471*/AM 602.

Tuesday 27 August – Class IV [EF: St Joseph Calasanctius]

All as in the psalter with collect, MD 471*/AM 602.

Wednesday 28 August – St Augustine of Hippo, Class III; Commemoration of St Hermes

Matins: Two nocturns with invitatory antiphon, hymn, chapter and versicle of a confessor bishop; reading, responsory and collect of the feast.

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the day; chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Benedictus antiphon of the Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64)/AM 659 ff; collect of the feast, MD [251]/AM 1024.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the Common, MD (64)/AM 657.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle of the Common, MD (67-8)/AM 662-3; collect of the feast, MD [251]/AM 1024.

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the day; chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle of the Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (68)/AM 654 ff; Magnificat antiphon of a doctor, MD (74)/AM 665-6; collect of the feast, MD [251]/AM 1024.

Thursday 29 August – Beheading of St John the Baptist, Class III

Matins: Two nocturns with invitatory antiphon, hymn, chapter and versicle of a martyr; reading, responsory and collect of the feast.

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons and chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [252]/AM 1026 ff.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the feast, MD [252]/AM 1026.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [254-5]/AM 1028.

Vespers:  Psalms of Sunday with antiphons of Lauds; chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [255]/AM 1028 ff.

Friday 30 August – Class IV; SS Felix and Adauctus, memorial [EF/**In some places, St Rose of Lima]

All as in the psalter with collect, MD 471*/AM 602; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [257]/AM 1029.

Saturday 31 August – Class IV; Saturday of Our Lady [EF: St Raymond Nonnatus] 

Matins: Office of Our Lady on Saturday - Invitatory antiphon, hymn, versicles, absolution, blessings, responsory, chapter and collect of the Office of Our Lady on Saturday; reading of Our Lady of Saturday 4&5 in August.

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 the First Sunday of September: Magnificat antiphon, MD 452-3*/AM 582 and Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, collect, MD 472*/AM 603.



Saturday, August 17, 2019

Ordo for August 18 - 24

Ordo notes for the tenth week after Pentecost for the Benedictine Office according to the 1962 calendar and rubrics are set out below.

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

The Ordo provides notes on the variable texts for the week arising from the season, Sunday and feasts.

If you are new to the Benedictine Office, start by taking a look at the how to say the Benedictine Office notes which can be found here.

Sunday 18 August – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost/Third Sunday of AugustClass II

[The feast of St Agapitus is not marked in the Office this year.]

Matins: All as in the psalter with responsories and Nocturn I&II readings of the Third Sunday of August; Nocturn III readings, Gospel and collect of the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Lauds to Vespers: All as in the psalter with canticle antiphons and collect of the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 469-70*/AM 601.

Monday 19 August – Class IV [EF: St John Eudes; Benedictine Confedration: St. Bernard Tolomei, abbot - Optional Memorial]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 470*/AM 601.

Tuesday 20 August – St Bernard, Class III

Matins: Two nocturns with invitatory, hymn and chapter of a confessor; reading, responsory and collect of the feast.

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the day; chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Benedictus antiphon of the Common of a Confessor, MD (78)/AM 672 ff; collect of the feast, MD [245-6]/AM 1020.

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 [245-6]/AM 1020.

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the day; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of the Common of a Confessor, MD (75)/AM 667 ff; versicle of 2 Vespers, MD (83)/AM 675; Magnificat antiphon of a Doctor, MD [246]/AM 665; collect of the feast, MD [245]/AM 1020 ff.

Wednesday 21 August – Class IV; St Bernard Ptolemy, memorial [EF: St Jane Frances de Chantal]

All as in the psalter with collect, MD 470*/AM 601; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [249]/AM 1022.

Thursday 22 August – Class IV; St Timothy, memorial [EF: Immaculate Heart of the BVM]

All as in the psalter with collect, MD 470*/AM 601; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [250]/AM 1023.

Friday 23 August – Class IV [EF: St Philip Benizi]

All as in the psalter with collect, MD 470*/AM 601.

Saturday 24 August – St Bartholomew, Class II

Matins: Three nocturns, all of the Common of Apostles, LR 134 ff, except for the readings and responsories for Nocturn II &III (of the feast) and collect.

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Benedictus antiphon of the Common of Apostles, MD (9)/AM 622 ff; collect of the feast, MD [250]/AM 1024.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the Common, MD (9)/AM 622.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle of the Common, MD (11)/AM 625 ff; collect of the feast, MD [250]/AM 1024.

Vespers: Psalms (109, 112, 115 138), antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Magnificat antiphon of the Common of Apostles for 2 Vespers, MD (13)/AM 626 ff; collect of the feast, MD [250]/AM 1024; commemoration of the Fourth Sunday of August, versicle and Magnificat antiphon, MD 452*/AM 581-2 and Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, collect, MD 471*/AM 602.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Ordo for August 11 - 16

Ordo notes for the ninth week after Pentecost for the Benedictine Office according to the 1962 calendar and rubrics are set out below.

Understanding the Ordo

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

The Ordo provides notes on the variable texts for the week arising from the season, Sunday and feasts.

If you are new to the Benedictine Office, start by taking a look at the how to say the Benedictine Office notes which can be found here.

Sunday 11 August – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost/Second Sunday of August, Class II

[The feast of St Tiburtius is not marked in the Office this year.]

Matins: All as in the psalter with responsories and Nocturn I&II readings of the Second Sunday of August; Nocturn III readings, Gospel and collect of the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost.

Lauds to Vespers: All as in the psalter with canticle antiphons and collect of the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 468-9*/AM 599-600.

Monday 12 August – Class IV; St. Clare, memorial [EF: Class III]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 469*/AM 600; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [228]/AM 1010.

Tuesday 13 August – Class IV; SS Pontianus and Hippolytus, memorial [EF: SS Hippolytus and Cassian]

All as in the psalter with collect, MD 469*/AM 600; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [228-9]/AM 1010.

Wednesday 14 August – Vigil of the Assumption, Class II           

Matins: Two Nocturns, all as in the psalter, except for three readings and collect of the Vigil; responsories of the preceding Sunday.

Lauds to None: All as in the psalter with collect of the Vigil (other than at Prime), MD [229]/AM 1011.

1 Vespers of the Assumption: Psalms of the Common of the BVM, MD (119) ff/AM 702; antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [230]/AM 1011 ff.

Thursday 15 August – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class I

(Note that there is a choice of Office: the ‘new’ Office composed after the formal declaration of the dogma, MD [230] ff, or the older version, MD [238] ff).

Matins: Three nocturns, all of the feast, LR 373 ff.

Lauds: Festal psalms with chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [233]/AM 1013 ff.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the feast, MD [233]/AM 1013.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [236-7]/AM 1017-8.

2 Vespers: Psalms of the Common of the BVM, MD (119) ff/AM 702; antiphons, chapter, responsory and collect as for 1 Vespers, MD [230]/AM 1011 ff; hymn, versicle and Magnificat antiphon, MD [237-8]/AM 1018.

Friday 16 August – Class IV [EF: St Joachim]

All as in the psalter with collect, MD 469*/AM 600.

Saturday 17 August – Class IV; Saturday of Our Lady; Class IV [EF: St Hyacinth]

Matins: Office of Our Lady on Saturday - Invitatory antiphon, hymn, versicles, absolution, blessings, responsory, chapter and collect of the Office of Our Lady on Saturday; reading of Our Lady of Saturday 3 in August.

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 the Third Sunday of August: Magnificat antiphon, MD 451*/AM 581 and Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, collect, MD 470*/AM 601.

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Ordo for August 4 - 10* updated

Ordo notes for the eighth week after Pentecost for the Benedictine Office according to the 1962 calendar and rubrics are set out below.

Understanding the Ordo

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

The Ordo provides notes on the variable texts for the week arising from the season, Sunday and feasts.

If you are new to the Benedictine Office, start by taking a look at the how to say the Benedictine Office notes which can be found here.

Sunday 4 August – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost/First Sunday in August, Class II

[The feast of St Dominic is not marked in the Office this year.]

Matins: All as in the psalter with responsories and Nocturn I&II readings of the first Sunday of August; Nocturn III readings, Gospel and collect of the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost.

Lauds to Vespers: All as in the psalter with canticle antiphons and collect of the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 467-8*/AM 598-9.

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

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect MD 467-8*/AM 598; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [211-2]/AM 994.

Tuesday 6 August – Transfiguration of Our Lord, Class II

Matins: Three nocturns, all of the feast, with three Nocturns, Invitatory and hymn, LR 445.

Lauds: Festal psalms (of Sunday) with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [212]/AM 998 ff.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the feast, MD [212]/AM 998.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [214]/AM 1001 ff.

Vespers: Psalms of Sunday with antiphons of the feast, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [216] ff/AM 1002.

Wednesday 7 August – Class IV; SS Sixtus II, Felicissimus and Agapitus, memorial [EF: St Cajetan]

All as in the psalter with collect MD 467-8*/AM 598; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [219]/AM 1001.

Thursday 8 August – Class IV; St Cyriacus, memorial [EF: St John Mary Vianney; Australia and NZ: St Mary of the Cross]

All as in the psalter with collect MD 467-8*/AM 598; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [219-20]/AM 1004.

Friday 9 August – Vigil of St Lawrence, Class III

Matins: Two nocturns with three readings of the feast; responsories of the preceding Sunday.

Lauds to Vespers: All as in the psalter for the day except for the collect, of the Vigil (other than at Prime), MD [220]/AM 1004.

Saturday 10 August – St Lawrence, Class II

Matins: Three Nocturns, all of the feast, Invitatory, LR 446.

Lauds: Antiphons of the feast with festal psalms; chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [221]/AM 1005 ff.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the feast, MD [221]/AM 1005.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [223]/AM 1008 ff.

**2 Vespers: Psalms of a Common of a martyr (Ps 109, 111, 112, 115) with antiphons of Lauds; chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [225]/AM 1009 ff; commemoration of the Second Sunday of August, versicle and Magnificat antiphon, MD 451*/AM 580-1 and Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, collect, MD 469*/AM 600.