Traditional Benedictine Office - Ordo for twentieth week after Pentecost (Oct 22 - 28)

The Ordo notes for this week are set out below.

Note:

LR=Liber Responsorialis (downloadable from CC Watershed) and the Nocturnale Romanum.
MD= Monastic Diurnal (MD, 2005 onwards editions)
AM =Antiphonale Monasticum 1934 (1995 updated edition).

Sunday 22 October – Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

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

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

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

Monday 23 October - Class IV [EF: St Antony Mary Claret]

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

Tuesday 24 October - Class IV [EF/***in some places, St Raphael]

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

For St Raphael, MD 51** ff

Wednesday 25 October – Class IV; SS Chrysanthus and Daria, memorial

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 479*/AM 612; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [327]/AM 1097

Thursday 26 October - Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Evaristus]

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

Friday 27 October - Class IV

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

Saturday 28 October - SS Simon and Jude, Class II

Matins: All from the Common of Apostles (LR 134 ff) except for the readings (see Lectio Divina Notes Blog) and collect

Lauds to None: All from the Common of Apostles, MD (9)/AM 622 except for the collect, MD [327]/AM 1098

I Vespers of Christ the King, MD [318]/AM 1088 ff

Traditional Benedictine Office - Ordo for nineteenth week after Pentecost (Oct 15 - 21)

The Ordo notes for this week are set out below.

Sources for the texts and chants

The texts and rubrics for the 1962 Benedictine Office are set out in full in the two volume (Latin only) Breviarum Monasticum.

Alternative sources for the Ordinary (standard weekly chants used each day throughout the year) for Matins can be found here and here.  Chants for the feasts can be found in the LR=Liber Responsorialis (downloadable from CC Watershed) and the Nocturnale Romanum.

For the day hours (Lauds to Compline), you can find the texts and/or chants in either the Psautier Monastique published by Le Barroux, or in:

MD= Monastic Diurnal (MD, 2005 onwards editions)
AM =Antiphonale Monasticum 1934 (downaloadable from CC Watershed).

The notes below provide a guide to the texts that change change with the liturgical week and/or feast day (ie the temporale and sanctorale).

Major feasts this week

The main feast this week is of St Luke on Wednesday, with the texts (aside from the readings at Matins) taken from the Common of Apostles.  Translations of the readings and responsories will be provided on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.


THE ORDO

Sunday 15 October – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: All as in the psalter with Nocturn I&II readings, and all responsories for the Third Sunday of October.  For the readings and responsories see the Lectio Divina notes blog.

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); canticle antiphon, MD 478*/AM 610


Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 478*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 478*/AM 611

Monday 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 478*

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

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 478*

Wednesday 18 October – St Luke, Evangelist, Class II

Matins: All from the Common of Apostles (LR 136 ff) except readings (Nocturn I from common of Evangelists; Nocturns II&III, of the feast)

Lauds to Vespers: All as for the Common of Apostles, MD (9)/AM 622, with collect from MD [317-18]/AM 1087

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

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 478*

Friday 20 October - Class IV [EF: St John Cantius]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 478*

Saturday 21 October - Saturday of Our Lady; St Hilarion, memorial

Matins: Office of Our Lady with reading for Saturday 4&5 of October.  The one reading for the day is from St Bernard's Homily on the Praises of the Virgin Mary, n3 (not available online)

Lauds to None:  MD (129) ff; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [318]

I Vespers of the Fourth Sunday of October, MD 458-9*/AM 589; Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, collect MD 479*/AM 612

Traditional Benedictine Office - Ordo for eighteenth week after Pentecost (Oct 8-14)


The Matins readings and responsories for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost and second of October can be found on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.  The first Nocturn readings (and hence canticle antiphon for I Vespers) continue to come from I Maccabees.

The reading for next Saturday in the Office of Our Lady is taken from paras 7-8 of St Bernard's sermon on the Nativity of the BVM (not otherwise available online).

ORDO 


Sunday 8 October – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

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

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62; canticle antiphon, MD 477*

Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 477*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 477*

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

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 477*

Tuesday 10 October  Class IV [EF: St Francis Borgia]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 477*

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

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 477*

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

For St Wilfrid, MD 45**

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 477*

Friday 13 October - Class IV [in some places/EF: St Edward]

For St Edward, MD 45**

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 477*

Saturday 14 October – Saturday of Our Lady; St Callistus, memorial [EF: Class III]

Matins: Office of Our Lady with reading for Saturday 3 of October

Lauds to None: MD (129) ff; at Lauds, for the commemoration, MD [314]

I Vespers of the Third Sunday of October, MD 458*; Nineteenth after Pentecost, MD 478*

Traditional Benedictine Office - Ordo for seventeenth week after Pentecost


This Sunday is the first Sunday of October, and the Magnificat antiphon for I Vespers (ie of Saturday), as well as the responsories, point to the Matins readings for the month, from I&II Maccabees.

Matins texts

Even if you don't say Matins, you might find the responsory texts useful summaries of some of the key points of those books for lectio divina purposes, and you can find translations and sources for the chants (with recordings where I've been able to find them) on the Benedictine Responsory Blog.

Readings for the Sunday and the various Class III feasts this week will appear on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.

Feast of the Holy Guardian Angels

You can find notes on where to find the chants for this feast, along with recordings of the hymns and responsory, here.

**SS Maurus and Placid

You can find notes on where to find (or not find!) the chants for the feast here.

ORDO NOTES



Sunday 1 October – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost/First Sunday of October, Class II

Matins: All as in the psalter with Nocturn I&II readings, and all responsories for Sunday 1 of October

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn, canticle antiphon and collect, MD 476*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 476-7*

Monday 2 October – The Holy Guardian Angels, Class III

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

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

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphons, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast

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

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

Collect, MD 476*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [297]

If Class I, see MD 45**

Wednesday 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]

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds from the Common

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common; collect, MD [298]

Thursday 5 October - SS Maurus and Placid, Class III

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

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

Prime: Antiphon, MD [302]

Terce to None: Antiphons, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [302] ff

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

Friday 6 October - Class IV; St Bruno, memorial [EF: Class III]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 476*; for the commemorations at Lauds, MD [305]

Saturday 7 October – The Rosary of Blessed Virgin Mary, Class III

Matins: Invitatory, hymn, reading, responsory and chapter of the feast

Lauds: Antiphons of the feast with festal psalms of Sunday, proper texts of the feast, MD [307] ff

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [310-11]

I Vespers of the Second Sunday of October, MD 458*; Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 477*

Traditional Benedictine Office - Ordo for the sixteenth week after Pentecost (Sept 24-30)**Updated


The key feast this week is the feast of the dedication of St Michael the Archangel.

Chants for the day hours can be found in the Antiphonale Monasticum starting on page 1055.

Informal translations of the readings and responsories for the feast will, as usual, appear on the Lectio Divina Notes blog.

**The key feast this week is of St Michael the Archangel.  As usual, informal translations of the the Matins readings and responsories will be found on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.  I have also compiled a list of sources for the chants and recordings of them where available and posted it on the Benedictine Responsory Blog.

Sunday 24 September – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

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

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn, Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 475*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 475-6*

Monday 25 September – Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 475*

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

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 475*

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

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 475*; for the commemoration, MD [281]

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

Matins to None: All as in the psalter, collect, MD 475*

 I Vespers of St Michael: MD [282]

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

Matins: Three nocturns, all of the feast

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

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphons of Lauds, chapter versicles and collect, MD [287] ff

Vespers: All as for I Vespers except the fourth psalm and Magnificat antiphon, see MD [289] ff

Saturday 30 September – St Jerome, Class III

Matins:  Invitatory antiphon and hymn from Common of a confessor, one reading of the feast, rest from the psalter

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the day; chapter etc from Common of a Confessor not a bishop, MD (78), collect, MD [290]

Prime: Antiphon 1 from the Common

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle from the Common; collect, MD [290]

I Vespers of First Sunday of October, MD 457*; collect, MD 476*

Traditional Benedictine Office - Ordo for the fifteenth week after Pentecost (Sept 17 - 23)


Sunday 17 September - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

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

Lauds to Vespers: Canticle antiphons and collect, MD 474-5*

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

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

Tuesday 19 September - Class IV [EF: St Januarius and companions; **in some places, St Theodore, Class III]

** For St Theodore, MD 44**

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

Wednesday 20 September - Ember Wednesday, Class II

Matins: All as in the psalter except for three readings 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*

Thursday 21 September - St Matthew, Class II

Matins to Vespers: All from the Common of Apostles, MD (9) except for the readings for Nocturns II&III, Gospel and collect, MD [279]

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

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

Lauds to VespersAll as in the psalter for Friday except for the canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers and collect, MD 455*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [280]

Saturday 23 September – Ember Saturday, Class II; St Linus, Memorial

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

Lauds to NoneAll as in the psalter for Saturday except for the canticle antiphon at Lauds and collect, MD 456*; for the commemoration, MD [280-1]

I Vespers of the Fourth Saturday of September, MD 456-7*; Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 475*

Traditional Benedictine Office - Ordo for the fourteenth week after Pentecost (Sept 10 - 16)

The notes below provide a guide to the variable texts of the Benedictine Office this week, with page references to the most recent editions (2005-) of the Monastic Diurnal.

The notes assume you are familiar with the structure of the normal day to day (ferial) Office and shorthand of the Diurnal though, so if you are new to the Benedictine Office, start by working your way through Learn the Office notes.

The Office this week

The canticle antiphon for Saturday Vespers on 9 September is the Second Sunday of September, and refers to the Matins on the Book of Job.  The antiphon for the sixteenth of September is for Saturday 3 of September.

The Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons this Sunday (and Nocturn III readings at Matins) refer to the Gospel for the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost which can also be found over at the Lectio Divina Notes Blog (along with the Matins readings relating to it).

The main feast this week is the Exaltation of Holy Cross on Thursday, and readings and responsories for the feast will appear on the Lectio Divina Notes blog the day before the feast (Australian time).

Friday is the feast of the Seven Sorrows of Mary, which though third class in the 1962 Benedictine calendar, has proper antiphons and other texts from Lauds to Vespers.  At Matins though, only the invitatory antiphon, hymn, (one) reading and responsory are of the feast.

The reading for the Office of Our Lady on Saturday (Sept 16) for the third Saturday of September in the 1962 Office is from sermon no 13 within the Octave of the Assumption by St Bernard, but is not available online.

Sunday 10 September – Fourteenth Sunday after PentecostClass II

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

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 473-4*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 473-4*

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

Collect, MD 473-4*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [265]

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

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 473-4*

Wednesday 13 September - Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 473-4*

Thursday 14 September – Exaltation of Holy Cross, Class II

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

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

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [269] ff

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds (omit fourth); psalms of Sunday, MD 203 ff; rest from MD [270] ff

[Start of monastic Lent]

Friday 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] ff; festal psalms

Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds; chapter, versicle and collect, MD [276] ff

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds; psalms from Common of BVM, MD (119); chapter etc MD [277] ff

Saturday 16 September - Saturday of Our Lady; SS Cornelius and Cyprian, memorials [EF: Class III]

Matins: Office of Our Lady with reading for Saturday 3 of September

Lauds to None: MD (129) ff; for the commemorations at Lauds, MD [278]

I Vespers of Third Sunday of September, MD 453-4*; collect, Fifteenth Sunday, MD 474-5*