Saturday, July 18, 2015

Ordo for eighth week after Pentecost

Sunday 19 July  – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II; St Vincent de Paul, memorial 

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn, Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon MD 467-8*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [195]
Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 467-8*

If St Vincent Class I, Common of confessors

Monday 20 July – SS Jerome Aemiliani, Joseph Calanctius and John Baptist de la Salle, memorial

All as in the psalter, collect MD 467-8*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [195-6]

Tuesday 21 July - Class IV [EF: St Lawrence Brindisi]

Collect MD 467-8*

Wednesday 22 July – St Mary Magdalen, Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of Wednesday; chapter, responsory from Common of Holy Women, MD (100); hymn, canticle antiphon and collect, MD [196] ff

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from Common of Holy Women, MD (103); collect, MD [198]

Vespers:  Antiphons and psalms of Wednesday; chapter and responsory from Common of Holy Women, MD (97); hymn etc from MD [198] ff

Thursday 23 July - Class IV; St Apollinaris, Memorial

Collect MD 467-8*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [200]

Friday 24 July - Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Christina]

Collect MD 467-8*

Saturday 25 July - St James, Class II

Matins: All from the Common of Apostles except for the readings and responsories for Nocturn II & III (of the feast) and collect

Lauds to Vespers: All from the Common of Apostles, MD (9) except for the collect, MD [201]; at Vespers, commemoration of the Sunday, MD 448-9*


Theresa George said...


I am considering purchasing the Monastic Diurnal since I will be received as an Oblate novice in September. Even though the community I will join uses the current Roman Breviary, I thought the MD would be a nice change. I have been praying the LOH for 16 years. I am a bit nervous about learning the MD but your posts are helpful.

One question: I am used to Office of Readings, Morning Prayer, Mid-morning, Mid-day, Mid-afternoon, Evening Prayer, then finally Night Prayer. Where would Prime be in this mixture? I can match all the Hours but that particular one. I wasn't sure if that was the Invitatory or not that I pray before Morning Prayer.

Thanks for your time and doubt, I will be back ; )

+ Theresa

Michael Demers said...

Prime is usually said at sunrise or 6am. It is about the same thing as morning prayer in LOH.

Kate Edwards said...

Actually not really Michael - Lauds is said at dawn, not Prime. Prime has no equivalent in the modern Office, it was deliberately abolished.

The name of the hour comes from the association of it with the first hour after dawn.