Thursday, October 1, 2020

Ordo for the eighteenth week after Pentecost

The Ordo for the Eighteenth week after Pentecost is set out below.

Note that the hymns at Sunday Matins and Lauds changes from this week.

Sunday 4 October – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost/First Sunday after October, Class II

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

Matins: All as in the psalter with hymn Nocte surgentes henceforth; responsories and Nocturn I&II readings of the First Sunday of October; Nocturn III readings, Gospel and collect of the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost.

Lauds to Vespers: At Lauds, hymn Aeterne rerum conditor henceforward; all as in the psalter with canticle antiphons and collect, MD 477*/AM 609-10.

Monday 5 October – SS Maurus and Placid, Class III

Matins: Two nocturns with invitatory antiphon (Regem Confessorum, LR 190), hymn (Inclitos Christi, LH 316), reading, responsory, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast.

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn (Beata caeli gaudia), versicle, Benedictus antiphon (Beati servi illi) and collect of the feast, MD [299]/AM 37* ff.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD [299]/AM 37*.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [302-3]/AM 37* ff.

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds with psalms of Sunday; chapter, responsory, hymn (Inclitos Christi, LH 316), versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [303]/AM 37* ff.

Tuesday 6 October – Class IV; St Bruno, memorial [EF: Class III]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 477*/AM 610; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [305]/AM 1072.

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

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

Lauds: Antiphons of the feast with festal psalms of Sunday; chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Benedictus antiphon of the feast, MD [307]/AM 1075 ff.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD [307]/AM 1072.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [310-11]/AM 1079.

Vespers: Psalms of the Common of the BVM (109, 112, 121, 126), MD (119) ff/AM 703; antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [311]/AM 1079 ff.

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

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 477*/AM 610.

Friday 9 October – Class IV [EF: St John Leonardi]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 477*/AM 610.

Saturday 10 October – Class IV; Saturday of Our Lady [EF: St Francis Borgia]

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 Saturday 2 of October.

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 Second Sunday of October: Magnificat antiphon, MD 458*/AM 588; collect of the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, collect, MD 478*/AM 611.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Ordo for the seventeenth week after Pentecost

The notes below are intended to assist those wishing to say the Benedictine office according to the 1962 calendar and rubrics.

This week is the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Fourth of September (for the purposes of the Magnificat antiphon on Saturday, and the Matins readings and responsories for Sunday).

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)

ff                                  And following pages.


Sunday 27 September Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost/Fourth Sunday of September, Class II

[The feast of SS Cosmas and Damian is not marked in the Office this year.]

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

Lauds to Vespers: All as in the psalter with canticle antiphons and collect, MD 476-7*/AM 608-9.

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

Matins to None: All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 476*/AM 609.

1 Vespers of St Michael: Psalms of Sunday (Ps 109 – 112); antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [282]/AM 1055 ff.

Tuesday 29 September – Dedication of St Michael the Archangel, Class I

Matins: Three nocturns, all of the feast, Invitatory and hymn, LR 447.

Lauds: Festal psalms; antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [284]/AM 1058 ff.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD [284]/AM 1058.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [287]/AM 1062 ff.

2 Vespers: Psalms 109, 110, 111& 137; antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, and collect as for 1 Vespers, MD [282]/AM 1055 ff; versicle and Magnificat antiphon of 2 Vespers, MD [289]/AM 1063 ff.

Wednesday 30 September – St Jerome, Class III

Matins: Two nocturns with invitatory antiphon, hymn, chapter and versicle 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, MD [290]/AM 1064.

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 [290]/AM 1064.

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the day; chapter, responsory and hymn of 1 Vespers of the Common of a Confessor, MD (75)/AM 667 ff; versicle of 2 Vespers, MD (83)/AM 675; Magnificat antiphon for a doctor, MD (84)/AM 665-6; collect, MD [290]/AM 1064.

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

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 476*/AM 609.

Friday 2 October – The Holy Guardian Angels, Class III

Matins: Two nocturns with invitatory antiphon and hymn (LR 449), reading, responsory, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast.

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Benedictus antiphon, MD [291]/AM 1067 ff.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the feast, MD [291]/AM 1067 ff.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [293-5]/AM 1070.

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds with Psalms 109-11& 137; chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD [295] ff/AM 1070-1.

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

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 Saturday 1 of October.

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 [297]/SupAnt 135.

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 First Sunday of October: Magnificat antiphon, MD 457*/AM 587-8; collect of the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 477*/AM 610.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Benedictine Ordo 2020 - Sixteenth week after Pentecost

This week is the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Third of September according to the Benedictine 1962 calendar and rubrics. 

The default texts of the psalter section of the breviary or Diurnal are used except as specified below.

Propers for the Matins can be found over at the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.

For those new to the Office, you can find notes on how to say it (as well as daily 'cheat sheets' giving the page numbers for each hour) here.

Sunday 20 September Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost/Third Sunday of September, Class II

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

Lauds to Vespers: Canticle antiphons and collect, MD 475-6*/AM 607-8.

Monday 21 September – St Matthew, Class II

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.

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 (109, 112, 115, 138), 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.

Tuesday 22 September – Class IV; St Maurice and Companions, memorial [EF: St Thomas of Villanova]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 475*/AM 607; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [280]/AM 1053/SupAnt 133.

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

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, canticle antiphon (Hoc genus) at Lauds and Vespers, and collect (except at Prime), MD 454*/AM 584-5; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [280-1]/AM 1053.

Thursday 24 September – Class IV

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 475*/AM 607.

Friday 25 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 Vespers: All as in the psalter except for the versicle, canticle antiphon (Mulier quae erat) at Lauds and Vespers, and collect (except at Prime), MD 455*/AM 585-6.

Saturday 26 September – Ember Saturday, Class II

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

Lauds to None: All as in the psalter except for the versicle, canticle antiphon at Lauds, and collect (except at Prime), MD 456*/AM 586.

1 Vespers of the Fourth Sunday of September: Magnificat antiphon, MD 456-7*/AM 586-7; collect of the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 476*/AM 609.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Ordo 2020 - Fifteenth week after Pentecost

The notes below are a guide to the Benedictine Office according to the 1962 calendar and rubrics.  The default texts of the psalter section of the breviary or Diurnal are used except as specified below.

This week is the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost and the Second of September (for the purposes of the Magnificat antiphon on Saturday, and the Matins readings and responsories for Sunday).

Propers for the Matins can be found over at the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.

For those new to the Office, you can find notes on how to say it (as well as daily 'cheat sheets' giving the page numbers for each hour) here.

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)

ff                                  And following pages.






Sunday 13 September – Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost/Second Sunday of September, Class II

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

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

Monday 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 (Psalms 109-112); chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [270] ff/AM 1038-9 &1046 (O crux benedicta).

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

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

Lauds: Festal psalms (of Sunday) with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [273]/AM 1047 ff.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the feast, MD [273]/AM 1047 ff.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [276]/AM 1050-1.

Vespers: Antiphons (omitting the fourth), MD [273]/AM 1047 ff with psalms from Common of BVM (109, 112, 121, 126), MD (119)/AM 1044; chapter and hymn of Lauds, MD [277]/AM 1048-9); responsory (Fasciculus), MD [277]/AM 1044; versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [277-8]/AM 1050-1.

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

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 474-5*/AM 606; for the commemorations at Lauds, MD [278]/AM 1040.

Thursday 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 for throughout the year with collect, MD 474-5*/AM 606; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [278-9]/AM 1052 or AM 35*/SupAnt 132-3.

Friday 18 September – Class IV [EF: St Joseph of Cupertino]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 474-5*/AM 606.

Saturday 19 September – Class IV; Saturday of Our Lady [EF: St Januarius and companions; **in some places, St Theodore, Class III]

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 Saturday 3 of 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.

1 Vespers of the Third Sunday of September: Magnificat antiphon, MD 453-4*/AM 584; collect of the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 475*/AM 607.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Ordo 2020 - Fourteenth week after Pentecost

This week is the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost and the First of September (for the purposes of the Magnificat antiphon on Saturday, and the Matins readings and responsories for Sunday).

Propers for the Matins can be found over at the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.

For those new to the Office, you can find notes on how to say it (as well as daily 'cheat sheets' giving the page numbers for each hour) here.

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)

ff                                  And following pages.


Sunday 6 September – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II/First Sunday of September

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

Lauds to Vespers: Canticle antiphons and collect, MD 473-4*/AM 605-6.

Monday 7 September – Class IV

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

Tuesday 8 September – Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class II

Matins: Three Nocturns, with invitatory (LR 446), readings, responsories and collect of the feast; hymn, antiphons, psalms and versicles of the Common of feasts of the BVM.

Lauds: Festal psalms (of Sunday) with antiphons, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the feast; chapter, responsory and hymn from the Common, MD [259]/AM 1032 ff.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the feast, MD [259]/AM 1032.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [262-3]/AM 1034-5.

Vespers: Antiphons of the feast, MD [263]/AM 1032-3, with psalms from the Common of Our Lady (109, 112, 121, 126), MD (119)/AM 703; chapter, responsory and hymn from the Common, MD (123)/AM 1030 ff; versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [263]/AM 1035 ff.

Wednesday 9 September – Class IV; St Gorgonius, memorial

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 473-4*/AM 605; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [264-5]/AM 1037.

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

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

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

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 473-4*/AM 605; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [265]/AM 1037.

Saturday 12 September – Class IV; Saturday of Our Lady [EF: Most Holy Name of Mary]

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 Saturday 2 of 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.

1 Vespers of the Second Sunday of September: Magnificat antiphon, MD 453*/AM 583; collect of the Fifteenth Sunday, MD 474-5*/AM 606.

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Ordo for the thirteenth week after Pentecost

This week is the thirteenth after Pentecost, and the fifth of August in the 1962 calendar.

For those new to the Office, you can find notes on how to say it here.


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)

ff                                  And following pages.



Sunday 30 August – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost/Fifth Sunday of August, Class II

[The feasts of SS Felix and Adauctus are not marked in the Office this year.]

Matins: All as in the psalter with Nocturn I&II readings and responsories of the Fifth Sunday of August; 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, MD 472-3*/AM 604-5.

Monday 31 August – Class IV [EF: St Raymond Nonnatus]

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

Tuesday 1 September – Class IV

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

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

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

Thursday 3 September – St Pius X, Class III

Matins: Two nocturns with invitatory antiphon, hymn, chapter and versicle of a confessor
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.

Friday 4 September – Class IV

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

Saturday 5 September – Class IV; Saturday of Our Lady [EF: St Laurence Justinian]

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 Saturday 1 of 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.

1 Vespers of the First Sunday of September: Magnificat antiphon, MD 452-3*/AM 582-3; collect of the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 473-4*/AM 605.

Thursday, August 20, 2020

Ordo for the twelfth week after Pentecost

The notes below are a guide to saying the Benedictine Office according to the 1962 General Calendar and rubrics.

For those new to the Office, you can find notes on how to say it here.


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)

ff                                  And following pages.



Sunday 23 August – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost/Fourth Sunday of August, Class II

Matins: Nocturn I&II readings and responsories for the Fourth Sunday of August; 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, MD 471-2*/AM 602-3.

Monday 24 August – St Bartholomew, Class II

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

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.

Tuesday 25 August – Class IV [in some places/EF: St Louis]

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

Wednesday 26 August – Class IV

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

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

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

Friday 28 August – St Augustine of Hippo, Class III; St Hermes, memorial

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.

Saturday 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.

1 Vespers of the Fifth Sunday of August: Magnificat antiphon, MD 452*/AM 582; collect of the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 472-3*/AM 604.