Saturday, May 18, 2019

Ordo for May 19 - 25 - Fourth week after Easter

This week is the fourth after the Octave of Easter in the 1962 calendar, and so the variable texts of the Benedictine Office are those of the Ordinary of Eastertide.


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 19 May – Fourth Sunday after Easter, Class II

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

Matins: Invitatory (Surrexit Dominus), hymn (Rex sempiterne), Gospel, readings and responsories of the Fourth Sunday after Easter; Nocturn III canticles of Eastertide.

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons of Eastertide with chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the Sunday, MD 368*/AM 493 ff.

Prime: Antiphon of Eastertide.

Terce to None: Antiphons of Eastertide; chapter verse, versicle and collect, MD 369*/AM 494.

Vespers: Psalms of Sunday under one antiphon; chapter of Lauds; responsory and hymn of the ordinary of Easter; versicle and Magnificat antiphon, MD 370*/AM 495.

Monday 20 May – Class IV [EF: St Bernardine of Siena]

Matins: Ordinary of Eastertide - Invitatory, Alleluia..., hymn, Rex sempiterne, one antiphon per Nocturn (alleluia...), versicles, lesson, responsory and chapter of Eastertide; 
collect of the fourth Sunday.

Lauds: Ordinary of Eastertide - Three antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle, MD 346*/AM 469 ff; Benedictus antiphon, MD 370*/AM 495; collect, MD 368*/AM 494.

Prime:  Antiphon of Eastertide as noted in the psalter.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle of Eastertide as noted in the psalter; collect, MD 368*/AM 494.

Vespers: Ordinary of Eastertide - Antiphon, chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle, MD 346*/AM 466 ff; Magnificat antiphon, MD 370*/AM 496; collect, MD 368*/AM 494.

Tuesday 21 May – Class IV

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*/AM 466 ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 370*/AM 496; collect, MD 368*/AM 494.

Wednesday 22 May – Class IV

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*/AM 466 ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 371*/AM 497; collect, MD 368*/AM 494.

Thursday 23 May – Class IV

Ordinary of Eastertide; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 371*/AM 497-8; collect, MD 368*/AM 494.

Friday 24 May – Class IV [Our Lady Help of Christians, Class I (Australia & NZ)]

Our Lady Help of Christians, MD 28** (for Matins, Common of the BVM).

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*/AM 466 ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 371-2*/AM 498/495 (Vado ad eum); collect, MD 368*/AM 494.

Saturday 25 May – St Gregory VII, Class III

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

Lauds: Antiphons of Eastertide (as noted in the psalter); chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Benedictus antiphon of the Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64)/AM 659 ff; collect of the feast, MD [149]/AM 912.

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 [149]/AM 912.

1 Vespers of Fifth Sunday after Easter: One antiphon of Eastertide with chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 372*/AM 499 ff.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Ordo for May 12 - 18 - Third week after Easter

This week is the third after the Octave of Easter in the 1962 calendar, and so the variable texts of the Benedictine Office are those of the Ordinary of Eastertide.


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 12 May – Third Sunday after Easter, Class II

[The feasts of SS Nereus, Archilleus and Pancras are not marked in the Office this year.]

Matins: Invitatory (Surrexit Dominus), hymn (Rex sempiterne), Gospel, readings and responsories of the Third Sunday after Easter; Nocturn III canticles of Eastertide (for all texts and chants see Gregofacsimil website).

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons of Eastertide; chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the Sunday, MD 363*/AM 487 ff.

Prime: Antiphon of Eastertide.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter verse, versicle of Eastertide; collect, MD 363-4*/AM 488.

Vespers: One antiphon of Eastertide with chapter of Lauds; responsory and hymn, MD 354*/AM 470 ff; versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 365*/AM 489.

Monday 13 May – 
Class IV; St Robert Bellarmine, memorial [EF: Class III]

Matins
Ordinary of Eastertide - Invitatory, Alleluia..., hymn, Rex sempiterne, one antiphon per Nocturn (alleluia...), versicles, lesson, responsory and chapter of Eastertide; 
collect of the third Sunday.

Lauds
Ordinary of Eastertide - Three antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle, MD 346*/AM 469 ff; 
Benedictus antiphon, MD 365*/AM 489; 
collect (of Sunday), MD 362*/AM 488; 
for the commemoration, MD [147]/AM 909.

Prime:  Antiphon of Eastertide as noted in the psalter.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle of Eastertide as noted in the psalter; collect, MD 362*/AM 488.

Vespers
Ordinary of Eastertide - Antiphon, chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle, MD 346*/AM 466 ff; 
Magnificat antiphon, MD 365*/AM 490; 
collect, MD 362*/AM 488.

Tuesday 14 May  Class IV; St Pachomius, Memorial [EF: Commemoration of St Boniface]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*/AM 466 ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 365*/AM 490; collect, MD 362*/AM 488; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [147-8]/SupAnt 74.

Wednesday 15 May – Class IV [EF: St John Baptist de la Salle; Ben Confed: St. Pacomius, abbot - Optional Memorial

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*/AM 466 ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 366*/AM 491; collect, MD 362*/AM 488.

Thursday 16 May – Class IV [EF: St Ubald]

Ordinary of Eastertide; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 366*/AM 492; collect, MD 362*/AM 488.

Friday 17 May – Class IV [EF: St Pascal Baylon, Class III]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*/AM 466 ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 366-7*/AM 492&489 (Amen dico); collect, MD 362*/AM 488.

Saturday 18 May – Class IV; Saturday of Our Lady [EF: St Venantius]

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

Lauds: 
Office of Our Lady on Saturday - Chapter, hymn and collect of the Office of Our Lady, MD (130-1)/AM 714; 
responsory, versicle and Benedictus antiphon of the Office of Our Lady in Eastertide, MD (135)/AM 718-9.

Prime: Antiphon of the Office of Our Lady (with alleluia added to end), MD (131)/AM 715.

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

1 Vespers of Fourth Sunday in Eastertide: One antiphon of Eastertide, with chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 367*/AM 493 ff.









Saturday, May 4, 2019

Ordo for May 5 - 11: Second week after the Octave of Easter*


This week is the second after the Octave of Easter in the 1962 calendar, and so the variable texts of the Benedictine Office are those of the Ordinary of Eastertide.


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 5 May – Second Sunday after (the Octave of) Easter, Class II

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

Matins: Invitatory (Surrexit Dominus), hymn (Rex sempiterne), Gospel, readings and responsories of the Second Sunday after Easter; Nocturn III canticles of Eastertide.

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons of Eastertide; chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the Sunday, MD 356*/AM 481 ff.

Prime: Antiphon of Eastertide (as noted in the psalter).

Terce to None: Antiphons of Eastertide with chapter, versicle and collect of the Sunday, MD 359*/AM 482.

Vespers: One antiphon (of Eastertide) with chapter, responsory and hymn of 1 Vespers, MD 354*/AM 481 ff; canticle and Magnificat antiphon MD 459-60*/AM 483.

Monday 6 May – Class IV

Matins
Ordinary of Eastertide - Invitatory, Alleluia..., hymn, Rex sempiterne, one antiphon per Nocturn (alleluia...), versicles, short lesson, responsory and chapter of Eastertide; 
collect of the second Sunday.

Lauds
Ordinary of Eastertide - Three antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle, MD 346*/AM 469 ff; 
Benedictus antiphon, MD 360*/AM 483; 
collect, MD 358*/AM 482; 

Prime:  Antiphon of Eastertide as noted in the psalter.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle of Eastertide as noted in the psalter; collect, MD 358*/AM 482.

Vespers
Ordinary of Eastertide - Antiphon, chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle, MD 346*/AM 466 ff; 
Magnificat antiphon, MD 360*/AM 483-4; 
collect (of Sunday), MD 358*/AM 482.

Tuesday 7 May – Class IV [EF: St Stanislaus, Class III]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*/AM 466 ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 360*/AM 484; collect, MD 358*/AM 482.

 Wednesday 8 May – Class IV

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*/AM 466 ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 360-1*/AM 485; collect, MD 358*/AM 482.

Thursday 9 May – St Gregory Nazianzen, Class III

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

Lauds
Antiphons of Eastertide (as noted in the psalter); 
Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Benedictus antiphon of the Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64)/AM 659 ff; 
collect of the feast, MD [141]/AM 905.

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 [141]/AM 905.

Vespers
Antiphon of Eastertide (as noted in the psalter); 
Chapter, responsory, hymn and 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 [141]/AM 905.

Friday 10 May – SS Gordian and Epimachis, memorial [EF: St Antonius]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*/AM 466 ff; 
canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 361*/AM 486&483 (Ego sum); 
collect, MD 358*/AM 482; 
for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [141-2]/AM 905.

Saturday 11 May - SS Philip and James, Class II [Ben Confed: St. Odo, St. Maiolus, St. Odilo, St. Hugh and Blessed Peter the Venerable, abbots of Cluny – Memorial]

Matins: All of the Common of Apostles during Eastertide (LR 162 ff), except for readings, responsories and collect, which are of the feast.

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect for the feast, MD [142]/AM 893. 

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD [142]/AM 893.

Terce to None:  Antiphons of Lauds, MD [142]/AM 893; chapter and versicle of the Common of Apostles in Eastertide, MD (25) ff; collect of the feast, MD [143]/AM 894.

Vespers
Psalms of 2 Vespers of the Common of Apostles with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect for the feast, MD [143]/AM 895 ff; 
commemoration of the Third Sunday after Easter, Magnificat antiphon, versicle and collect, MD 362*/AM 487 ff.












Saturday, April 27, 2019

Ordo for April 28 - 4 May: The first week of Eastertide

Low Sunday marks the end of the Easter octave, and the start of Eastertide proper.

The Ordinary of Eastertide

If you are using the Farnborough Monastic Diurnal, the Ordinary of Eastertide is set from page 346*, and indicated in the text of the psalter by the abbreviation 'T.P' or 'Tempore Paschali'.

Matins

The invitatory antiphon, hymn, versicles, and chapter are for the season: the Ordinary of Eastertide can be found on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.

The psalms are said under one antiphon for each Nocturn.

From Easter Matins goes into summer mode, so that there is only one short reading and responsory (of the season) on weekdays.

Lauds

At Lauds, Psalm 50 and the two psalms of the day are said under one antiphon (the triple alleluia).  

The Old Testament canticle uses its normal antiphon but with an alleluia added to it on weekdays.

The chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle can be found in the Ordinary of Eastertide in your book (note that these texts are said instead of those provided in the psalter section).

There is also canticle antiphon for each day of the week of Eastertide.

Prime to None

Throughout Eastertide the antiphon at each of the hours is Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, and is set out in the psalter section of your Office book.

Vespers

At Vespers there is only one antiphon for all of the psalms (Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia!); the chapter, versicle and hymn are of the Ordinary of Eastertide (in the ‘of time’ section of your book).

As for Lauds, the texts for the chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle can be found in the Ordinary of Eastertide in your book.

There is also canticle antiphon for each day of the week of Eastertide.

Compline


The Marian antiphon from Easter up until Pentecost is Regina Caeli (MD 267).



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 28 April  Low Sunday, Class I 

Matins: Invitatory, hymn, antiphons, Gospel, readings and responsories for the Sunday; Nocturn III canticles of Eastertide.

Lauds: Festal psalms with (three) antiphons of Eastertide, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect for Low Sunday, MD 341*/AM 474 ff.

Prime: Antiphon, MD 344* (AM: As noted in the psalter).

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the Sunday, MD 344-5*.

2 Vespers of Low Sunday: Psalms of Sunday under one antiphon (AM 476); 
chapter, responsory, hymn of 1 Vespers, MD 339*/AM 473 ff; 
versicle and Magnificat antiphon, MD 345*/AM 477.

Monday 29 April – SS Odo, Majolus, Odilo and Hugh, Class III [EF: St Peter of Verona]

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

Lauds
: Festal psalms with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Benedictus antiphon of the feast, MD [115]/AM 877 ff.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD [115]/AM 877.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [117]/AM 880 ff.

Vespers: Sunday psalms with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [119]/AM 881 ff.

Tuesday April 30 – Class IV; St Catherine of Siena, Memorial [EF: Class III]

Matins
Ordinary of Eastertide - Invitatory, Alleluia..., hymn, Rex sempiterne, one antiphon per Nocturn (alleluia...), versicles, short lesson, responsory and chapter of Eastertide; 
collect of Low Sunday.

Lauds
Ordinary of Eastertide - Three antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle, MD 346*/AM 469 ff; 
Benedictus antiphon, MD 352*/AM 478; 
collect (of Low Sunday), MD 344*/AM 475; 
for the commemoration, MD [121-2]/AM 882.

Prime:  Antiphon of Eastertide as noted in the psalter.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle of Eastertide as noted in the psalter; collect, MD 344*/AM 475.

1 Vespers of St Joseph the Worker: Sunday psalms with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [123] ff OR MD [130]/AM 883.

Wednesday 1 May – St Joseph the Worker, Class I

Note choice of Offices: MD [126] ff or MD [133]/AM 886 ff (former Solemnity of St Joseph).

Matins: Three nocturns, all of the feast.

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Benedictus antiphon for the feast, MD [126] ff or MD [133] ff.

Prime: Antiphon, MD [128].

Terce to None: Antiphons, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [129-30].

2 VespersSunday psalms with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, and collect of the feast; versicle and Magnificat antiphon of 2 Vespers, MD [123] ff OR MD [130]/AM 883.

Thursday 2 May – St Athanasius, Class III

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

Lauds
Antiphons of Eastertide (as noted in the psalter); 
chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Benedictus antiphon of the Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64)/AM 659 ff; 
collect (of the feast), MD [138]/AM 896.

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 [138]/AM 896.

Vespers
Antiphon of Eastertide; 
chapter, responsory, hymn and 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 [138]/AM 896.

Friday 3 May – SS Alexander, Eventius and Theodolus, memorial [In some places, Finding of Holy Cross]

For finding of Holy Cross: LR 437/AM 896.

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*/AM 466 ff; 
canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 353*/AM 480&477 (Post dies octo at Vespers); 
collect, MD 344*/AM 475; 
for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [138-9]/AM 902.

Saturday 4 May – Class IV; Saturday of Our Lady; St Monica, memorial [EF: Class III]

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

Lauds: 
Office of Our Lady on Saturday - Chapter, hymn and collect of the Office of Our Lady, MD (130-1)/AM 714; 
responsory, versicle and Benedictus antiphon of the Office of Our Lady in Eastertide, MD (135)/AM 718-9; 
for the commemoration, MD [139-40]/AM 903.

Prime: Antiphon of the Office of Our Lady (with alleluia added to end), MD (131)/AM 715.

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

1 Vespers of Second Sunday after Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday): 
Psalms (of Saturday) said under one antiphon of Eastertide, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 354* ff/AM 481.