Saturday, November 17, 2012

Ordo for September 2013



This calendar has been prepared in accordance with the calendar and rubrics provided in the Breviarium Monasticum summorm pontificum cura recognitum pro omnibus sub regula S. P. Benedicti militantibus, issued by the Abbot Primate at Rome on 1 January 1963.

Individual monasteries may, however, observe their own Ordos and use rubrics that differ somewhat from those specified in the Monastic Breviary. 

In addition to the feasts specified in the calendar, it will be necessary to add in any local feasts particular to the monastery, parish, diocese and country. In particular, this should include (where they have been appointed) the:
• principal patron of the country, region or province as a Class I;
• principal patron of the diocese or territory;
• anniversary of the dedication of the Cathedral of the diocese;
• patron of the town or city;
• anniversary of the dedication of the church;
• titular feast of the church;
• patron saint of the congregation or monastery;
• feast of the monasteries founder (if canonised or beatified); and
• saints specified in the calendar of the monastery's congregation.

While the Benedictine Calendar generally follows the structure of the 1962 Roman Extraordinary Form (EF) Calendar, the monastic calendar omits some feasts to be found in the Roman calendar and adds others. 

In addition, feasts may be of different levels: many third class feasts in the 1962 Roman calendar for example, appear in the Benedictine as memorials only.  Cross-references to the Roman Extraordinary Form (EF) calendar have been included where the Mass of the day is likely to be different to that specified in the Benedictine calendar.

Page references labeled MD are to the Monastic Diurnal published by Farnborough Abbey in accordance with those rubrics.  Note that the Diurnal is not page numbered sequentially, but differentiates sections of the book by use of asterisks, square brackets and so forth. 

Matins is not included in the Diurnal, but occasional notes (generally where the hour does not follow the normal pattern) have been included here for the benefit of those who use other books to say that hour.

This Ordo is intended as an aid to those who wish to say the Benedictine Office using the order of the psalms and prayers as specified in St Benedict’s Rule and developed as part of the patrimony of the Order of St Benedict. Every effort has been made to make this Ordo as accurate as possible, but if any errors are identified, please advise the author at australiaincognita@gmail.com.



SEPTEMBER 2013


Sunday 1 September - Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II [***In some places, St Vibiana]

Matins: Readings for the First Sunday in September

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 474*-475*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 474*-475*

**For St Vibiana: MD 43**

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

All as for Monday in the psalter; collect, MD 474*-475*

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

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Tuesday, with the rest from the Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64)

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common; collect, MD [258]

**For St Seraphia, MD 43**

Wednesday 4 September – Class IV

All as for Wednesday in the psalter; collect, MD 474*-475*

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

All as for Thursday in the psalter; collect, MD 474*-475*

Friday 6 September – Class IV

All as for Friday in the psalter; collect, MD 474*-475*

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

Matins to None: At Matins, reading of Saturday 1; Lauds to None, MD (129) ff 

**For St Cloud, MD [258]

I Vespers of the Second Saturday of September, MD 453*/Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 475*

Sunday 8 September - Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II; Commemoration of the Nativity of the BVM

Matins: Second Sunday of September

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn, Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 475*-476*; commemoration of the Nativity of the BVM, MD [261]

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 475*-476*

Monday 9 September – Class IV; St Gorgonius, memorial

All as for Monday in the psalter; collect, MD 475*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [264]-[265]

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

All as for Tuesday in the psalter; collect, MD 475*

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

All as for Wednesday in the psalter; collect, MD 475*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [265]

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

All as for Thursday in the psalter; collect, MD 475*

Friday 13 September – Class IV

All as for Friday in the psalter; collect, MD 475*

Saturday 14 September – Exaltation of Holy Cross, Class II

Lauds: Festal psalms (of Sunday) with antiphons and proper texts, 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; commemoration of Third Sunday of September, MD 453*-454*, collect, MD 476*

[Start of monastic Lent]

Sunday 15 September - Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: Third Sunday of September

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Aeterne Reum Conditor; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 476*-477*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 476*-477*

Monday 16 September – Class IV; SS Cornelius and Cyprian, memorials

All as for Monday in the psalter; collect, MD 476*; for the commemorations at Lauds, MD [278]

Tuesday 17 September – Class IV; St Hildegard, memorial [EF: Commemoration of the Imprinting of the Stigmata of St Francis; OF: St Hildegard, Solemnity]

All as for Tuesday in the psalter; collect, MD 475*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [278]-[279]

Wednesday 18 September - Ember Wednesday, Class II

All as for Wednesday in the psalter except for the canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, and collect, MD 454*; the closing prayers are said kneeling

Thursday 19 September – Class IV [EF: St Januarius and companions]

All as for Thursday in the psalter; collect, MD 475*

Friday 20 September - Ember Friday, Class II

All as in the psalter for Friday except for the canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers and collect, MD 455*

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

Lauds to Vespers: All from the Common of Apostles, MD (9); collect, MD [279]; at Lauds, commemoration of Ember Saturday, MD 456*; at Vespers, commemoration of the Sunday, MD 456*/MD 477*

Sunday 22 September – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II; St Maurice and Companions, memorial

Matins: Fourth Sunday of September
Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Aeterne Reum Conditor; canticle antiphon, MD 477*; for the commemoration, MD [280]
Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 477*
Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 477*

Monday 23 September - Class IV; St Linus I, memorial

All as for Monday in the psalter; collect, MD 477*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [280-1]

Tuesday 24 September – Class IV [EF: Commemoration of Our Lady of Ransom]

All as for Tuesday in the psalter; collect, MD 477*

Wednesday 25 September – Class IV

All as for Wednesday in the psalter; collect MD 477*

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

All as for Thursday in the psalter; collect, MD 477*

Friday 27 September – Class IV; SS Cosmas and Damian, memorial

All as for Friday in the psalter; collect, MD 477*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [281]

Saturday 28 September – Saturday of Our Lady [EF: S Wenceslaus]

Matins to None: At Matins, reading of Saturday 4; Lauds to None, MD (129) ff 

I Vespers of St Michael, MD [282]: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast with psalms of Sunday, with a commemoration of the Sunday, MD 457*/MD 478*

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

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [284] ff with festal psalms; commemoration of the Sunday, MD 478*

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; commemoration of the Sunday, MD 478*

Monday 30 September – St Jerome, Class III

Lauds and Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of Monday; chapter etc from Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (78), at Vespers, canticle antiphon of a doctor; collect, MD [290]
Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common; collect, MD [290]

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

What does "ff" stand for next to the page numbers you give in the daily Ordo instructions? Thank you and God bless!

Kate Edwards said...

ff= and the following pages

Anonymous said...

For 9/14 Vespers, why does the MD say to use the Sunday psalms on p. 212 when those are Monday psalms? I note that your instructions give the right page for the Sunday psalms: 203. Is that just an error in the MD?

I'm brand new to the MD and really want to learn how to use it well, so please forgive all the questions. Thank you for this outstanding resource of a website!

Anonymous said...

Does a Commemoration simply get added to the ending of an hour, after the proper Collect?

Kate Edwards said...

Anon (please give yourself an identifier!) - yes the page number in the MD is just an error. And a commemoration is indeed just added after the collect at Lauds.

I'd strongly recommend working your way through the series of 'how to say the office' posts listed in the right hand sidebar on the blog, but do keep asking questions - it does take a while to pick it all up, and you will be doing a favour for the others who are wondering about thesame things!