Sunday, December 16, 2018

Ordo for the third week of Advent (repost)

I'm told the notes may not have emailed out this week, so I'm reposting without the links in case that was causing problems with the subscription service.  Apologies if you didn't receive it!

The Office in Advent

This week marks the intensification of Advent, with the start of the Ó antiphons' for the Magnificat, and daily antiphons for the psalms, so you may wish to consult the Notes on the Office in Advent (available from the Ordo page on the 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.

                


                                        THE ORDO





Sunday 16 December  Third Sunday of Advent, Class I (Gaudete Sunday)

Matins
Invitatory (for Third Sunday of Advent onwards) Prope est, hymn Verbum supernum
antiphons, versicles and canticles of Advent (as noted in the psalter); 
readings, responsories and collect of the Third Sunday.

Lauds: 
Antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the Third Sunday of Advent, MD 31*/AM 204 ff.

Prime: 
Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD 31*/AM 204.

Terce to None
Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect, MD 33*/AM 206 ff.

2 Vespers
Antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn and collect of 1 Vespers, MD 28*/AM 203 ff; 
versicle and Magnificat antiphon of 2 Vespers, MD 35*/AM 207.

Monday 17 December – Monday in the Third Week of Advent, Class II

Matins
Ordinary of Advent - Invitatory Prope est, hymn, versicles and chapter with three readings of Advent week 3 (Monday in the third week of Advent); collect of Sunday.

Lauds to Vespers:
Antiphons of Monday in the period Dec 17-23, MD 37*/AM 212-Chapter, hymn, responsory and versicle of the Ordinary of Advent, MD 9*/AM 181 ff
Canticle antiphons: Lauds (of Monday in the third week of Advent), MD 41-2*/AM 220; Vespers, O Sapientia, MD 35*/AM 208;
Collect of Sunday, MD 11*/AM 221.

Tuesday 18 December – Tuesday in the Third Week of Advent, Class II

Matins: Ordinary of Advent; three readings; collect of Sunday.

Lauds to Vespers:
Antiphons of Tuesday in the period Dec 17-23, MD 37-8*/AM 213-4;
Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle of the Ordinary of Advent, MD 9*/AM 181 ff
Canticle antiphons: Lauds, MD 42*/AM 221; Vespers, O Adonai, MD 35*/AM 209;
Collect of Sunday, MD 11*/AM 221.

Wednesday 19 December – Ember Wednesday in the Third Week of Advent, Class II

Matins: Ordinary of Advent; three readings; collect of the Ember Day.

Lauds to Vespers:
Antiphons of Wednesday in the period Dec 17-23, MD 38-9* ff/AM 215-6;
Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle of the Ordinary of Advent, MD 9*/AM 181 ff;
Canticle antiphons: Lauds, MD 42*/AM 222; Vespers, O radix Iesse, MD 36*/AM 209;
Collect of the Ember Day, MD 42-3*/AM 223.

Thursday 20 December – Thursday in the Third Week of Advent, Class II

Matins: Ordinary of Advent; three readings; collect of Sunday.

Lauds to Vespers:
Antiphons of Thursday in the period Dec 17-23, MD 39*/AM 216-7;
Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle of the Ordinary of Advent, MD 9*/AM 181 ff;
Canticle antiphons: Lauds, MD 43*/AM 223; Vespers, O clavis David, MD 36*/AM 210;
Collect of Sunday, MD 11*/AM 221.

Friday 21 December – St Thomas, Class II; Commemoration of the Ember Day

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

Lauds: 
Festal psalms; antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of the Common of Apostles, MD (9)/AM 622 ff; 
Benedictus antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [22-3]/AM 774; 
commemoration of the Ember Day, antiphon (Nolite timere), MD 43*/AM 219; versicle MD 11*/AM 185; collect of Ember Friday, MD 12*/AM 224.

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 [23]/AM 774.

Vespers
Psalms, antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of the Common of Apostles, MD (13)/AM 626 ff;  
Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [22-3]/AM 774; 
Commemoration of the Ember Day: antiphon, O Oriens, MD 36*/AM 210; 
versicle, MD 17*/AM 183; 
collect of Ember Friday, MD 44*/AM 224.

Saturday 22 December – Ember Saturday in the Third Week of Advent, Class II

Matins: Ordinary of Advent; three readings; collect of the Ember Day.

Lauds
Antiphons of Saturday in the period Dec 17-23, MD 40-1*/SupAnt 3-4; Ordinary of Advent; 
Benedictus antiphon, MD 44*/AM 225; 
collect of the Ember Day, MD 45*/AM 225.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD 40*.

Terce to None: Antiphons, MD 41*; chapter and versicle of Advent; collect of the Ember Day, MD 45*.

1 Vespers for the Fourth Sunday of Advent: 
Antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and collect, MD 45*/AM 226 ff; 


Magnificat antiphon, O Rex Gentium, MD 36*/AM 211.
thanks for letting me know - link fixed.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Ordo for the third week of Advent (December 16 - 22)

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 in Advent


This week marks the intensification of Advent, with the start of the Ó antiphons' for the Magnificat, and daily antiphons for the psalms, so you may wish to consult the Notes on the Office in Advent.




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.

                


                                        THE ORDO





Sunday 16 December  Third Sunday of Advent, Class I (Gaudete Sunday)

Matins
Invitatory (for Third Sunday of Advent onwards) Prope est, hymn Verbum supernum
antiphons, versicles and canticles of Advent (as noted in the psalter); 
readings, responsories and collect of the Third Sunday.

Lauds: 
Antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the Third Sunday of Advent, MD 31*/AM 204 ff.

Prime: 
Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD 31*/AM 204.

Terce to None
Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect, MD 33*/AM 206 ff.

2 Vespers
Antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn and collect of 1 Vespers, MD 28*/AM 203 ff; 
versicle and Magnificat antiphon of 2 Vespers, MD 35*/AM 207.

Monday 17 December – Monday in the Third Week of Advent, Class II

Matins
Ordinary of Advent - Invitatory Prope est, hymn, versicles and chapter with three readings of Advent week 3 (Monday in the third week of Advent); collect of Sunday.

Lauds to Vespers:
Antiphons of Monday in the period Dec 17-23, MD 37*/AM 212-Chapter, hymn, responsory and versicle of the Ordinary of Advent, MD 9*/AM 181 ff
Canticle antiphons: Lauds (of Monday in the third week of Advent), MD 41-2*/AM 220; Vespers, O Sapientia, MD 35*/AM 208;
Collect of Sunday, MD 11*/AM 221.

Tuesday 18 December – Tuesday in the Third Week of Advent, Class II

Matins: Ordinary of Advent; three readings; collect of Sunday.

Lauds to Vespers:
Antiphons of Tuesday in the period Dec 17-23, MD 37-8*/AM 213-4;
Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle of the Ordinary of Advent, MD 9*/AM 181 ff
Canticle antiphons: Lauds, MD 42*/AM 221; Vespers, O Adonai, MD 35*/AM 209;
Collect of Sunday, MD 11*/AM 221.

Wednesday 19 December – Ember Wednesday in the Third Week of Advent, Class II

Matins: Ordinary of Advent; three readings; collect of the Ember Day.

Lauds to Vespers:
Antiphons of Wednesday in the period Dec 17-23, MD 38-9* ff/AM 215-6;
Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle of the Ordinary of Advent, MD 9*/AM 181 ff;
Canticle antiphons: Lauds, MD 42*/AM 222; Vespers, O radix Iesse, MD 36*/AM 209;
Collect of the Ember Day, MD 42-3*/AM 223.

Thursday 20 December – Thursday in the Third Week of Advent, Class II

Matins: Ordinary of Advent; three readings; collect of Sunday.

Lauds to Vespers:
Antiphons of Thursday in the period Dec 17-23, MD 39*/AM 216-7;
Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle of the Ordinary of Advent, MD 9*/AM 181 ff;
Canticle antiphons: Lauds, MD 43*/AM 223; Vespers, O clavis David, MD 36*/AM 210;
Collect of Sunday, MD 11*/AM 221.

Friday 21 December – St Thomas, Class II; Commemoration of the Ember Day

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

Lauds: 
Festal psalms; antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of the Common of Apostles, MD (9)/AM 622 ff; 
Benedictus antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [22-3]/AM 774; 
commemoration of the Ember Day, antiphon (Nolite timere), MD 43*/AM 219; versicle MD 11*/AM 185; collect of Ember Friday, MD 12*/AM 224.

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 [23]/AM 774.

Vespers
Psalms, antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of the Common of Apostles, MD (13)/AM 626 ff;  
Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [22-3]/AM 774; 
Commemoration of the Ember Day: antiphon, O Oriens, MD 36*/AM 210; 
versicle, MD 17*/AM 183; 
collect of Ember Friday, MD 44*/AM 224.

Saturday 22 December – Ember Saturday in the Third Week of Advent, Class II

Matins: Ordinary of Advent; three readings; collect of the Ember Day.

Lauds
Antiphons of Saturday in the period Dec 17-23, MD 40-1*/SupAnt 3-4; Ordinary of Advent; 
Benedictus antiphon, MD 44*/AM 225; 
collect of the Ember Day, MD 45*/AM 225.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD 40*.

Terce to None: Antiphons, MD 41*; chapter and versicle of Advent; collect of the Ember Day, MD 45*.

1 Vespers for the Fourth Sunday of Advent: 
Antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and collect, MD 45*/AM 226 ff; 
Magnificat antiphon, O Rex Gentium, MD 36*/AM 211.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Ordo for 2018-19


Traditional Benedictine Office: Ordo for 2018-19

Apologies for the delay, but just to let you know that the Ordo is now available on Lulu for purchase, for those who would like a printed version.

It is also available for free download in PDF form - just follow the link to Ordo for 2019.

You can also find the month by month Ordos here on the blog, and the weekly versions will continue to appear here as usual.

Thanks again to those who assisted in proofreading, but of course all mistakes remain my responsibility - do please alert me to them though, so they can be fixed for next time around!


Saturday, December 8, 2018

Ordo for the second week of Advent (Dec 9 - 15, 2018)


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 in Advent


Matins readings for each day of the week, as well as Sundays and feasts, can be found on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.

We are currently in the season of Advent, so you may also wish to consult the Notes on the Office in Advent.





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.               



                                        THE ORDO




Sunday 9 December – Second Sunday of Advent, Class I

Matins
Invitatory antiphon (Regem venturum Dominum), hymn (Verbum supernum);
antiphons, versicles and canticles of Advent (as noted in the psalter); 
readings, responsories and collect of the Second Sunday of Advent.

Lauds: 
Antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect for the Second Sunday of Advent, MD 22*/AM 195 ff.

Prime: 
Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD 22*/AM 195.

Terce to None
Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect, MD 25*/AM 198 ff.

2 Vespers
Antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn and collect of 1 Vespers, MD 19*/AM 194 ff; versicle and Magnificat antiphon of 2 Vespers, MD 26*/AM 199.

Monday 10 December – Monday in the second week of Advent, Class III [**In some places, Blessed Mark Barkworth, John Roberts and companions, memorial; EF: Commemoration of St Melchiades]

Matins: 
Ordinary of Advent - Invitatory antiphon Regem venturum, hymn Verbum supernum, versicles and chapter (Titus 2:12-13); 
three readings of Advent week 2 (Monday in the second week of Advent); 
collect of the Second Sunday of Advent.

Lauds
Ordinary of Advent - chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle, MD 9*/AM 183 ff; 
Benedictus antiphon, MD 26-7*/AM 199; 
collect, MD 11*/AM 198.

Prime: Antiphon for Advent wk 2 (Sunday Lauds antiphon no 1), MD 13*/AM 187-8 ff.

Terce to None
Antiphon of Advent wk 2 (Sunday Lauds antiphons 2,3 and 5 respectively); chapter and versicle of Advent, as noted in the psalter or MD 13* ff; 
collect, MD 11*/AM 198.

Vespers
Ordinary of Advent - chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle, MD 15*/AM 181 ff; 
Magnificat antiphon, MD 27*/AM 200; 
collect of the Sunday, MD 11*/AM 198. 

Tuesday 11 December – Tuesday in the second week of Advent, Class III; St Damasus, memorial [EF: Class III]

Ordinary of Advent, MD 9*/AM 181 ff (Prime to None: Antiphons of wk II); 
canticle antiphons, MD 27*/AM 200; 
collect (Sunday II), MD 11*/AM 198; 
for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [17-8]/AM 768.

Wednesday 12 December  Wednesday in the second week of Advent, Class III [EF: In some places, Our Lady of Guadeloupe]

For Our Lady of Guadeloupe, SupAm 6* ff.

Ordinary of Advent, MD 9*/AM 181 ff (Prime to None: Antiphons of wk II); 
canticle antiphons, MD 27*/AM 201; 
collect (Sunday II), MD 11*/AM 198.

Thursday 13 December – St Lucy, Class III

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

Lauds
Festal psalms; antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Benedictus antiphon for the feast, MD [18]/AM 769 ff; 
commemoration of the Advent feria, antiphon, MD 27*/AM 202; versicle, MD 11*/AM 185; 
collect, MD 11*/AM 198.

Prime: 
Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the feast, MD [18]/AM 769.

Terce to None
Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [21-2]/AM 772-3.

Vespers: 
Antiphons of Lauds, MD [18]/AM 769 ff; (festal) psalms, chapter, responsory and hymn of the Common of Virgins, MD (96)/AM 682-3 ff; 
versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of (2 Vespers of) the feast, MD [22]/AM 772-3; 
for the commemoration of the Advent feria, antiphon, MD 28*/AM 202, versicle MD 17*/AM 186, collect, MD 11*/AM 198.

Friday 14 December – Friday in the second week of Advent, Class III

Ordinary of Advent, MD 9*/AM 181 ff (Prime to None: Antiphons of wk II); 
canticle antiphons, MD 28*/AM 202; 
collect (Sunday II), MD 11*/AM 198.

Saturday 15 December – Saturday in the second week of Advent, Class III

Matins to None: Ordinary of Advent, MD 9*/AM 181 ff (Prime to None: Antiphons of wk II); 
Benedictus antiphon at Lauds, MD 28*/AM 203; 
collect (Sunday II), MD 11*/AM 198.

1 Vespers of Third Sunday in Advent: 
Antiphons (of Sunday Lauds, omitting the fourth), chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and collect, MD 28*/AM 203 ff.




Friday, December 7, 2018

Pray for the monks of Tasmania, Australia - first professions

The traditional Benedictine monastery being established in Tasmania, Australia takes a major step forward this Saturday, with the first professions of the first group of novices of the community.

The professions are scheduled for December 8, the feast of the Immaculate Conception, so please do keep them especially in your prayers.

The monks recently acquired a property, the Jerusalem Estate, so if you can also help them financially, please do consider making a donation, or buying something from their monk shop.

But above all, pray for the perseverance of the monks, and that the community might continue to grow and thrive.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Ordo for the first week of Advent (Dec 2 - 8, 2018)

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 in Advent


This week marks the start of Advent, so it will be important to consult the temporale section of your Office book for the parts of the Office proper to the season.

You may also wish to consult the Notes on the Office in Advent.


Matins readings for each day of the week, as well as Sundays and feasts, 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.

                


                                        THE ORDO



Sunday 2 December – First Sunday of Advent, Class I

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

Matins
Invitatory antiphon (Regem venturum Dominum), hymn (Verbum supernum); 
antiphons, versicles and canticles of Advent (as noted in the psalter); 
readings, responsories and collect of Sunday I of Advent.

Lauds: 
Antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the First Sunday of Advent, MD 4*/AM 187 ff.

Prime: 
Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD 6-7*/AM 187.

Terce to None
Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of Sunday Advent I, MD 7-8*/AM 189-90 ff.

2 Vespers
Antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn and collect of 1 Vespers, MD 1*/AM 186 ff; versicle and Magnificat antiphon of 2 Vespers, MD 8-9*/AM 190.

Monday 3 December – Monday in the first week of Advent, Class III; St Francis Xavier, memorial [EF: Class III]

Matins: 
Ordinary of Advent - Invitatory antiphon Regem venturum, hymn Verbum supernum, versicles and chapter (Titus 2:12-13); 
three readings of Advent week 1 (Monday in the first week of Advent); 
collect of the First Sunday of Advent.

Lauds
Ordinary of Advent - chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle, MD 9*/AM 183 ff; 
Benedictus antiphon, MD 17*/AM 191; 
collect, MD 11*/AM 189; 
for the commemoration, MD [9]/AM 759.

Prime: Antiphon of Advent wk I (Sunday Lauds antiphon 1) - MD 13*/AM 187.

Terce to None
Antiphon of Advent wk 1 (Sunday Lauds antiphons 2, 3 and 5 respectively); 
chapter and versicle of Ordinary of Advent, as noted in the psalter (or MD 13* ff); 
collect, MD 11*/AM 189.

Vespers
Ordinary of Advent - chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle, MD 15*/AM 181 ff; 
Magnificat antiphon, MD 17*/AM 191; 
collect of the Sunday, MD 11*/AM 189. 

Tuesday 4 December – Tuesday in the first week of Advent, Class III [EF: St Peter Chrysologus; St Barbara; Some monasteries: Illation of the relics of St Benedict]

**For the illation of St Benedict, See LR 427-8; SupAnt 9 ff.

Ordinary of Advent, MD 9*/AM 181 ff; antiphons (Prime to None) of week I; 
canticle antiphons, MD 18*/AM 191-2; 
collect, MD 11*/AM 189.

Wednesday 5 December – Wednesday in the first week of Advent, Class III; [EF/1975 Benedictine (optional memorial): Commemoration of St Sabbas]

Ordinary of Advent, MD 9*/AM 181 ff; antiphons (Prime to None) of week I; 
canticle antiphons, MD 18*/AM 192; 
collect, MD 11*/AM 189.

Thursday 6 December – Thursday in the first week of Advent, Class III; St Nicholas, memorial [EF: Class III]

Ordinary of Advent, MD 9*/AM 181 ff; 
antiphons (Prime to None) of week I; 
canticle antiphons, MD 18*/AM 193; 
collect, MD 11*/AM 189; 
for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [9-10]/AM 760.

Friday 7 December – St Ambrose, Class III

Matins: 
Two nocturns, with invitatory, hymn, chapter and versicle of a Confessor bishop; 
readings 1&2 of the Advent feria (combine reading 2&3, omit responsory 2); 
reading 3, 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; 
collect of the feast, MD [10]/AM 760; 
commemoration of the Advent feria, antiphon, MD 19*/AM 193-4, versicle MD 11*/AM 185, 
collect, MD 11*/AM 189.

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 [10]/AM 760.

1 Vespers of the Immaculate Conception: 
Festal psalms of the BVM, MD (119); 
antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD [11]/AM 761 ff; 
commemoration of the Advent feria, antiphon, MD 19*/AM 194; versicle MD 17*/AM 183; 
collect, MD 11*/AM 189.

Saturday 8 December – The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class I

Matins
Three Nocturns, with invitatory, hymn, antiphons, readings, responsories and collect of the feast, LR 259 ff.

Lauds
Festal psalms of Sunday with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [13]/AM 763 ff; 
commemoration of the Advent feria, antiphon, MD 19*/AM 194; versicle MD 11*/AM 185; 
collect, MD 11*/AM 189.

Prime: 
Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD [13]/AM 763.

Terce to None
Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [16-7]/AM 766.

2 Vespers of the Immaculate Conception
Psalms, antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn and collect of I Vespers, MD [11]/AM 760 ff; 
versicle and Magnificat antiphon of 2 Vespers, MD [17]/AM 767; 
for the commemoration of the Sunday, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 21-2*/AM 194-5*.