Saturday, February 6, 2016

Ordo for the week of Quinquagesima

This week marks the start of Lent, however, the impact on the Office doesn't really start until next week.  Still, this is a good time to reread the notes on the Office for the first part of Lent.

This is also a good point to decide (if you haven't already) what you are going to do by way of penance during Lent.  I've previously written a mini-series on St Benedict's suggestions for the period, viz:


Sunday 7 February – Quinquagesima Sunday, Class II

Lauds to None: Antiphons and proper texts of Quinquagesima, MD 173* ff

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of Sunday, the rest for the day, from MD 177* ff

Monday 8 February  – Class IV [EF: St John of Matha, Class III]

Collect, MD 176*

Vespers: Magnificat antiphon MD 179*

Tuesday 9 February – Shrove Tuesday, Class IV [EF: ST Cyril of Alexandria, Class III]

Collect, MD 176*

Vespers: Magnificat antiphon MD 179*

Wednesday 10 February  – Ash Wednesday, Class I

Lauds: All as in the psalter for Wednesday throughout the year, except for the collect and Benedictus antiphon, MD 180*

Terce to None: As for throughout the week and throughout the year, with collect, MD 180*

Vespers: Vespers of Wednesday throughout the year with Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 180-1*

Thursday 11 February – Thursday after Ash Wednesday, Class III/St Scholastica, sister of St Benedict, Class I (Monasteries of nuns)

Lauds: All as in the psalter for Thursday throughout the year, except for the collect and Benedictus antiphon, MD 181*

Terce to None: As for throughout the week and throughout the year, with collect from Lauds

Vespers: Vespers of Thursday throughout the year with Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 181-2*

For St Scholastica:

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons etc from MD [62] ff; commemoration of the feria

Prime to None: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [65] ff

Vespers: Psalms from Common of Virgins, MD (84 ; proper texts, MD [59] ff; versicle and Magnificat antiphon, MD [66]; commemoration of the feria

Friday 12 February – Friday after Ash Wednesday, Class III

Lauds: All as in the psalter for Friday throughout the year, except for the collect and Benedictus antiphon, MD 182*

Terce to None: As for throughout the week and throughout the year, with collect from Lauds

Vespers: Vespers of Friday throughout the year with Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 182-3*

Saturday 13 February  – Saturday after Ash Wednesday, Class III

Lauds: All as in the psalter for Saturday throughout the year, except for the collect and Benedictus antiphon, MD 183*

Terce to None: As for throughout the week and throughout the year, with collect from Lauds

I Vespers of the First Sunday of Lent: antiphons and psalms of Saturday, rest from MD 184* ff

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