Saturday, November 29, 2014

Ordo for the First week of Advent



This week marks the start of the new liturgical year, with the first Sunday of Advent.

The season of Advent is the most complicated in the calendar so far as the Office goes, so do take the opportunity to read through the notes on the Office in Advent.

In particular, it is important to remember that all of the Sundays of Advent are first class, and so have their own antiphons and proper texts.  During the week, the chapter, responsory and hymn for Lauds and Vespers are not those set out in the psalter section of the Diurnal (or breviary) but are for the season.

Benedictine Office for the First Week of Advent

Sunday 30 November – First Sunday of Advent, Class I

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn, antiphons and readings of Sunday I in Advent

Lauds: Proper antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn etc, MD 4* ff with Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62)

Prime to None: Antiphons and proper texts, MD 6* ff

Vespers: Proper texts as for I Vespers, MD 1* except for Magnificat antiphon, MD 8*; with psalms of Sunday

Monday 1 December – Monday in the first week of Advent, Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of Monday; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 9* ff; Benedictus antiphon, MD 17*; collect, MD 11*;

Prime: Antiphon for week I, MD 13*

Terce to None: Antiphon for Advent wk I, MD 13* ff; chapter and versicle for Advent; collect, MD 11*

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of Monday; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 15* ff; Magnificat antiphon, MD 17*; collect, MD 11*

Tuesday 2 December – Tuesday in the first week of Advent, Class III; St Peter Chrysologus, memorial [EF: St Bibiana]

Lauds: Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 9* ff; Benedictus antiphon, MD 18*; collect, MD 11*; for the commemoration, MD [8-9]

Prime to None: Antiphon for week I, MD 13*; chapter and versicle for Advent; collect, MD 11*

Vespers: Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 15* ff; Magnificat antiphon, MD 18*; collect, MD 11*

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

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms of the day, proper texts of the season (Chapter, hymn etc), MD 9* ff; canticle antiphons, MD 18*; collect, MD 11*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [9]

Prime to None: Antiphons for week 1, proper texts of Advent

For St Francis Xavier as a Class I feast, see MD 1**

Thursday 4 December – Thursday in the first week of Advent, Class III [EF: St Peter Chrysologus; St Barbara]

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms of the day, proper texts of the season, MD 9* ff; canticle antiphons, MD 18*; collect, MD 11*

Prime to None: Antiphons for week 1, proper texts of Advent

Friday 5 December – Friday in the first week of Advent, Class III [EF: Commemoration of St Sabbas]

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms of the day, proper texts of the season, MD 9*ff; canticle antiphons, MD 19*; collect, MD 11*

Prime to None: Antiphons for week 1, proper texts of Advent

Saturday 6 December - Saturday in the first week of Advent; St Nicholas, memorial

Lauds: Psalms of the day, proper texts of the season, MD 9* ff; canticle antiphon, MD 19*; collect, MD 11*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [9-10]

Prime to None: Antiphons for week 1, proper texts of Advent

I Vespers of the Second Sunday of Advent, MD 19* ff

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