Friday, October 30, 2015

Ordo for July 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

JULY

Friday 1 July - Class IV [EF: The Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Class I]

Collect, MD 466*

Saturday 2 July - Visitation of the BVM, Class II

Matins: Three nocturns, with invitatory, readings and responsories of the feast, rest from the Common of feasts of the BVM

Lauds: Antiphons of the feast with festal psalms, MD [180] ff

Prime to None: Antiphons from Lauds, chapter etc MD [182] ff

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds; psalms etc from Common of BVM, MD (119); Magnificat antiphon MD [184]; commemoration of the Seventh Sunday, MD 447-8*

Sunday 3 July - Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, Class II; SS Processus and Martinian, memorial

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn, Ecce iam lucis; collect and canticle antiphon, MD 466-7*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [184]

Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter; collect, MD 467*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 467*

Monday 4 July - Class IV [**in some places, St Procopius]

Collect, MD 467*

For St Procopius, MD 35** ff

Tuesday 5 July Class IV [EF: St Anthony Mary Zacharia]

Collect, MD 467*

Wednesday 6 July - Class IV

Collect, MD 467*

Thursday 7 July - Class IV [EF: SS Cyril and Methodius]

Collect, MD 467*

Friday 8 July - Class IV [EF: St Elizabeth of Portugal]

Collect, MD 467*

Saturday 9 July - Saturday of Our Lady [***in some places: SS John Fisher, bishop and Thomas More]

Matins: Reading for Saturday 2 in July

Lauds to None: Office of Our Lady, MD (129) ff

**For SS John Fisher and Thomas More, see MD 40** ff

I Vespers of Eighth Sunday, MD 448*

Sunday 10 July  – Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn, Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon MD 467-8*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 467-8*

(I Vespers of St Benedict, MD [184] ff with a commemoration of the Sunday, where the feast is Class I, such as Europe)

Monday 11 July – (Translation of the Relics of) St Benedict [OF: St Benedict; EF: Commemoration of Pius I]

Matins: (Three nocturns), Invitatory antiphon, hymn, antiphons etc for the feast with psalms of a confessor not a bishop

Lauds and Vespers: Antiphons and other texts of the feast, MD [185] ff; festal psalms

Prime to None: Antiphons from Lauds, chapter etc of the feast

Tuesday 12 July - Class IV, St John Gualbert, memorial

Collect, MD 467-8*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [193]

Wednesday 13 July - Class IV

Collect, MD 467-8*

Thursday 14 July  - St Bonaventure, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor, Class III

Matins: One reading, of the feast

Lauds to Vespers: MD [193] ff: Antiphons and psalms of the day, other texts from common of a confessor bishop.  At Vespers, Magnificat antiphon for a doctor; collect MD [194-5]

Terce to None: collect MD [194-5]

Friday 15 July - Class IV [EF: St Henry, Patron Saint of Benedictine Oblates]

Collect, MD 467-8*

Saturday 16 July - Saturday of Our Lady [**in some places, Our Lady of Einsiedeln; EF: Commemoration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel]

Matins: Reading for Saturday 3 in July

Lauds to None: Office of Our Lady, MD (129) ff  

**For Our Lady of Einsiedeln, Common of BVM

I Vespers of Ninth Sunday, MD 448-9*

Sunday 17 July – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II; St Leo IV, memorial [**in some places, SS Andrew Svoradi and Benedict; EF: Commemoration of St Alexius]

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn, Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon MD 468*; collect, MD 469*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [194]

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 469*

 **For SS Andrew Svoradi and Benedict, common of martyrs

Monday 18 July - Class IV [EF: St Camillus de Lellis]

Collect, MD 469*

Tuesday 19 July  – Class IV; St Vincent de Paul, memorial [EF: Class III]

Collect, MD 469*; commemoration at Lauds, MD [195]

If St Vincent Class I, Common of confessors

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

Collect, MD 469*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [195-6]

Thursday 21 July - Class IV [EF: St Lawrence Brindisi; Commemoration of St Praxedes]

Collect, MD 469*

Friday 22 July – St Mary Magdalen, Class III

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

Prime to None: Antiphon etc from Common of Holy Women, MD (103); collect, MD [198]

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

Saturday 23 July - Our Lady on Saturday; St Apollinaris, Memorial

Matins: Reading for Saturday 4&5 in July

Lauds to None: Office of Our Lady, MD (129) ff; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [200]

I Vespers of the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 449*

Sunday 24 July – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II [EF: Commemoration of St Christina]

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce Iam Lucis; canticle antiphon and collect MD 469*-70*

Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter; collect, MD 470*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 470*

Monday 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]

Tuesday 26 July –  SS Joachim and Anne, Class III [EF: St Anne]

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of the feast; one reading of the feast; chapter verse Is 56:7

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [202] ff with festal psalms

Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds (omit 4), chapter and versicle of the feast, MD [205] ff

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds with psalms of Sunday; proper texts of the feast, MD [206-7]

Wednesday 27 July - Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Pantaleon]
  
Collect, MD 470*

Thursday 28 July – Class IV [EF: SS Nazarius and Celsus, Victor I, Innocent I]

Collect, MD 470*

Friday 29 July - Class IV;  SS Felix, Simplicius, Faustinus and Beatrice, memorial  [EF: St Martha]

Collect, MD 470*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [207-8]

Saturday 30 July - Saturday of Our Lady; SS Abdon and Sennen, memorial

Matins: Reading of Saturday 4&5 in July

Lauds to None: Office of Our Lady, MD (129) ff; for the commemoration at Lauds MD [208]

I Vespers of the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, MD 450*

Sunday 31 July – Eleventh  Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn, Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon MD 470*; collect, MD 471*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 471*

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