Friday, October 30, 2015

Ordo for August 2016

This calendar (Ordo) for the traditional Benedictine Office has been prepared accordance with the calendar and rubrics of the Monastic Breviary of 1963 for use by all Benedictine monasteries and oblates attached to them.

It 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.

Variations from the calendar

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.

While the Benedictine Calendar generally follows the structure of the 1962 Roman Extraordinary Form (EF) Calendar, the monastic calendar, it does differ from it in some respects, and the calendar below generally indicates where there are feasts of the EF calendar that are omitted or celebrated differently in the Benedictine general calendar.

Monastic Diurnal

A number of Catholic and other books are available to say the Benedictine Divine Office in its traditional form and calendar.

These include the two volume 1963 Breviarium Monasticum (out of print), the Antiphonale Monasticum (containing the chants for the day hours and available through the monastery of Le Barroux and elsewhere), and books for the individual hours available through Clear Creek Abbey in the US and on lulu.

The most useful starting point for most people, however, will surely be the Monastic Diurnal (MD) published by Farnborough Abbey.  Originally intended for novices and those religious travelling outside the monastery, it provides the day hours (Lauds to Compline) in a parallel English/Latin text version with translations prepared by monks of that monastery in the first half of the twentieth century. The current edition is essentially the 1963 edition of that book, which carried an imprimatur.  
Accordingly, the calendar provided here provides page references to the MD, and instructions on how to say the Benedictine Office using that book can also be found on the blog (see the right hand sidebar). Please 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.

If you have comments, questions or corrections to offer, please use the comment function on the blog or  contact the author at australiaincognita@gmail.com.

Key to abbreviations

MD=Monastic Diurnal
EF=Roman Extraordinary Form

AUGUST

Monday 1 August - Class IV; The Holy Maccabees, memorial [EF: Class III]

Collect, MD 471*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [209-10]

Tuesday 2 August – Class IV; St Alphonsus Mary de Liguori, memorial [EF: Class III]

Collect, MD 471*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [210]

Wednesday 3 August - Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 471*

Thursday 4 August - St. Dominic, Class III

Lauds and Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the day; rest from the Common of a Confessor not a bishop, MD (78) ff; Collect, MD [211]

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common; collect, MD [211]

Friday 5 August – Class IV; Dedication of the Church of Our Lady of the Snows, memorial [EF: Class III]

All as in the psalter; collect MD 471*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [211-2]

Saturday 6 August - Transfiguration of Our Lord, Class II

Lauds: Festal psalms (of Sunday) with antiphons and rest from MD [212] ff

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphons, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [214] ff

Vespers: Psalms of Sunday, MD 203; antiphons etc, MD [216] ff

Sunday 7 August -- Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II ; SS Sixtus II, Felicissimus and Agapitus, memorial

Matins: Sunday 1 in August

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 471-72*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [219]

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 472*

Monday 8 August  - Class IV; St Cyriacus, memorial [EF: St John Mary Vianney; Australia and NZ: St Mary of the Cross]

Collect, MD 472*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [219-20]

*For St Mary of the Cross, Common of Virgins

Tuesday 9 August – Vigil of St Lawrence, Class III

Matins: Two nocturns with three readings of the feast; responsories from the preceding Sunday

Lauds to Vespers: All as in the psalter for the day; collect, MD [220]

Wednesday 10 August  - St Lawrence, Class II

Lauds: Antiphons of the feast, MD [221] with festal psalms, MD 44; rest from MD [222-3]

Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds with chapter etc, MD [223] ff

Vespers: Antiphons, MD [225] with psalms from the Common of a Martyr, MD (36); rest from MD [225] ff

Thursday 11 August - Class IV; St. Tiburtius, Memorial  [EF: and St Susanna]

All as in the psalter, collect, MD 472*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [227-8]

Friday 12 August  – Class IV; St. Clare, memorial [EF: Class III]

Collect, MD 472*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [228]

Saturday 13 August  - Saturday of Our Lady; SS Pontianus and Hippolytus, memorial [EF: SS Hippolytus and Cassian]

Matins: Reading of Saturday 2

Lauds to None, MD (129) ff; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [228-9]

I Vespers of Second Sunday of August, MD 451*/ collect, MD 472-3*

Sunday 14 August – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: Second Sunday in August

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 472-3*

Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect, MD 473*

I Vespers of the Assumption, MD [230] ff with a commemoration of the Sunday, MD 473*

(Note that there is a choice of Office: the ‘new’ Office composed after the formal declaration of the dogma, MD [230] ff, or the older version, MD [238] ff)

Monday 15 August - Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class I

Lauds: MD [233] ff or MD [241] ff – Festal (Sunday) psalms with texts of the feast

Prime to None: Antiphons and chapters of the feast

Vespers: All as for I Vespers except for Magnificat antiphon

Tuesday 16 August - Class IV [EF: St Joachim]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 473*

Wednesday 17 August - Class IV [EF: ST Hyacinth]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 473*

Thursday 18 August - Class IV; St Agapitus, memorial

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 473*; for the commemoration, MD [245]

Friday 19 August - Class IV [EF: St John Eudes]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 473*

Saturday 20 August - St Bernard, Class III

Matins: One reading, of the feast

Lauds and Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the day, rest from the Common of a Confessor, MD (78), collect, MD  [245]

Prime to None: Antiphons etc from the Common; collect of the feast, MD [245]

I Vespers of third Sunday of August, MD 451*; fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 473-4*

Sunday 21 August – Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II; St Bernard Ptolemy, memorial

Matins: Third Sunday in August

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 473-4*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [249]

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 473-4*

Monday 22 August - Class IV; St Timothy, memorial [EF: Immaculate Heart of the BVM]

Collect, MD 473-4*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [250]

Tuesday 23 August - Class IV [EF: St Philip Benizi]

Collect, MD 473-4*

Wednesday 24 August – St Bartholomew, Class II

Matins: Nocturn II & III readings of the feast, rest from the Common of Apostles

Lauds to Vespers: All as in the Common of Apostles, MD (9) ff except for the collect, MD [250]

Thursday 25 August  - Class IV [in some places/EF: St Louis]

Collect, MD 473-4*

*For St Louis, MD 42**

Friday 26 August - Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Zephyrinus]

Collect, MD 473-4*

Saturday 27 August - Saturday of Our Lady [EF: St Joseph Calasanctius]

Matins to None: At Matins, reading of Saturday 4&5; Lauds to None, MD (129) ff

I Vespers of Fourth Sunday in August, MD 452*; Fifteenth Sunday, MD 474-5*

Sunday 28 August –  Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II; Commemoration of St Hermes

Matins: Fourth Sunday of August

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 474-5*; for the commemoration, MD [251]

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 474-5*

Monday 29 August - Beheading of St John the Baptist, Class III

Matins: One reading of the feast

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD [252] ff

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [254] ff

Vespers:  Antiphons of Lauds; psalms from Common of Martyr, MD (36); chapter etc, MD [255] ff

Tuesday 30 August - Class IV; SS Felix and Adauctus, memorial [EF/***in some places, St Rose of Lima]

Collect, MD 474-5*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [257]

For St Rose, see MD 43**

Wednesday 31 August - Class IV [EF: St Raymond Nonnatus]

Collect, MD 474-5*

2 comments:

Brian M said...

Dear Kate, I happened to be chatting with a monk of Le Barroux, as you do, and I asked about commemorating the I Vp of Sunday at Vespers of the Transfiguration. He said that they don't do it, as Transfiguration is a feast of the Lord. Does that make sense per the 1963 rubrics? I defer to you as always but thought you might find his assertion of interest. PAX, Brian

Kate Edwards said...

Thanks for alerting me to this, yes he is of course correct, an error on my part.