Saturday, October 17, 2015

Ordo for the twenty-first week after Pentecost

Sunday 18 October – Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost, Class II; commemoration of St Luke, Evangelist, Class II

Matins:  Sunday 4 of October

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Aeterne Reum Conditor; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 480*; commemoration of St Luke at Lauds, MD [317] ff

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 480*

Monday 19 October - Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 480*

Tuesday 20 October - Class IV [EF: St John Cantius]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 480*

Wednesday 21 October – Class IV; St Hilarion, memorial

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 480*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [318]

Thursday 22 October - Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 480*

Friday 23 October - Class IV [EF: St Antony Mary Claret]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 480*

Saturday 24 October - Saturday of Our Lady [EF/***in some places, St Raphael]

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

For St Raphael, MD 51** ff

I Vespers of Christ the King, MD [318] ff


Theresa George said...


I am still learning the other Hours of the MD besides Compline. I prayed Lauds this morning following your Ordo and had everything bookmarked, but once I started the psalm schema, I kept going, forgetting I was supposed to go to the Common of Apostles! When I checked afterward, I noticed five antiphons in the Common...but then I prayed only three psalms after the schema in Lauds this morning. Did I miss something again? I was wondering why there are five antiphons instead of three?

Thank you in advance for your time.

Theresa +

Kate Edwards said...


Glad to hear your are struggling on with the Office.

The Ordo I provide really only mentions the parts that change because of the feast/season etc, it doesn't set out all of the parts of the Office you need each day. For Lauds for example, the Diurnal only includes the variable psalms for each day - you have to add the fixed psalms in (ie Psalm 66, 50, 148-150), from the Sunday or Monday sections.

To get a full picture of all the moving parts you need, take a look at the cheatsheets for each day of the week in the sidebar on the righthand side of the blog page. Here's the link to Monday:

But I also strongly recommend working your way through the 'how to say the Office' series also in the right hand sidebar, and which starts with this post: