Saturday, April 30, 2016

Fifth week after Easter

This week marks the end of (the first part of) Eastertide proper, and the start of the season of Ascensiontide.  You can find notes on saying the Office during Ascensiontide here.  The three days leading up to Ascension are traditionally Rogation Days.

You might also be interested in reading up on the saints whose feasts occur this week, viz:
Sunday 1 May –  St Joseph the Worker, Class I

Note choice of Offices: MD [126] ff or [133] ff:

Matins: English translations of the readings for the feast will be up on the lectio divina blog in advance of the feast.

Lauds: Festal psalms, antiphons and other texts for the feast; commemoration of the Sunday, MD 373*

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast

Vespers: Psalms from the Common of Apostles, rest of the feast; commemoration of the Sunday, MD 375*

Monday 2 May – St Athanasius, Class III; Rogation Day

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms of the day, rest from Common of a Confessor Bishop except collect, MD [138] and Magnificat antiphon (of a Doctor)

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common; collect, MD [138]

Tuesday 3 May – Class IV; SS Alexander, Eventius and Theodolus, memorial; Rogation Day [in some places: Finding of Holy Cross]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 375-6*; collect, MD 373*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [138-9]

Wednesday 4 MayVigil of the Ascension, Class II; St Monica, memorial

Lauds to None: all as for ordinary of Paschaltide; collect, MD 372-3*; at Lauds, versicle and Benedictus antiphon MD 376*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [139-40]

ASCENSIONTIDE

I Vespers of the Ascension, see MD 376* ff

 Thursday 5 May - The Ascension of Our Lord, Class I

Lauds: Festal psalms with proper antiphons and texts of the feast, MD 379* ff

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast

Vespers: as for I Vespers, with Magnificat antiphon, MD 383*

Friday 6 May - Class IV

Ordinary of the Ascension, MD 383*; collect, MD 386*

Saturday 7 May  –  Saturday of Our Lady  [EF: St Stanislaus, Class III]

Matins: Reading for Saturday 1 in May

Lauds to None: Office of Our Lady, MD (134) ff; note that the antiphons and versicles for Prime to None should have alleluias added to them

I Vespers of the Sunday after the Ascension, MD 388*

Saints and feasts of May

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Fourth Week after Easter

The Ordo for the traditional Benedictine Office (with page references to the Monastic Diurnal) for the fourth week after Easter is set out below.

Note that the Office is said as in Eastertide, so at Lauds and Vespers the psalms are generally said under one antiphon, rather than a separate one for each psalm.  You can find the readings for Matins on Sunday at the Lectio Divina blog.


Sunday 24 April – Fourth Sunday after Easter, Class II

Lauds: (Three) Antiphons for Eastertide with festal psalms for Eastertide, rest from MD 368* ff

Prime: Antiphon of Eastertide, rest as in the psalter

Terce to None: Antiphons of Eastertide; chapter verse, versicle and collect from MD 368* ff

Vespers: Psalms of Sunday under one antiphon; chapter of Lauds; responsory and hymn from MD 354*; Magnificat antiphon, MD 370*

Monday 25 April   St Mark and the Greater Litanies and [Australia/NZ: ANZAC Day]

[Today is the feast of St Mark, Class II; In Australia and New Zealand it is ANZAC Day.]

Matins: Three Nocturns (Common of Apostles with readings etc for the feast)

Lauds to None: All from the Common of Apostles except for the collect, MD [113]

Vespers: Common of Apostles (psalms MD (13), rest MD (26)

Tuesday 26 April  - Class IV; St Cletus, memorial [EF: SS Cletus and Marcellinus, Class III]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 370-1*; collect, MD 368*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [113-4]

Wednesday 27 April - Class IV; St Peter Canisius, memorial [EF: Class III]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 370-1*; collect, MD 368*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [114-5]

Thursday 28 April  Class IV [EF: St Paul of the Cross]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 371*; collect, MD 368*

Friday 29 April – SS Odo, Majolus, Odilo and Hugh OSB, Class III [EF: St Peter of Verona]

Lauds: Antiphons for the feast with festal psalms, MD [115] ff

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds with psalms of the day

Terce to None: Antiphons and texts of the feast, MD [117] ff

Vespers: Antiphons and texts of the feast, MD [119] ff with psalms from the Common of Apostles, MD (2)

Saturday April 30  Saturday of Our Lady; St Catherine of Siena, Memorial [EF: Class III]

Matins: Reading for Saturday 4&5 April

Lauds to None: MD (134) ff; note that the antiphons and versicles for Prime to None should have alleluias added to them; for the commemoration, MD [121-2]

I Vespers of St Joseph the Worker, MD [123] ff; commemoration of the Fifth Sunday after Easter, MD 372*

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Third Week after Easter

Sunday 17 April  - Third Sunday after Easter, Class II

Lauds: (Three) Antiphons for Eastertide with festal psalms; rest from MD 363* ff

Prime: Antiphons of Eastertide, rest as in the psalter for Sunday

Terce to None: antiphons of Eastertide, Sunday psalms; chapter verse, versicle, MD 364* ff; collect, MD 363*

Vespers: Psalms of Sunday under one antiphon; chapter of Lauds; responsory and hymn from MD 354*; Magnificat antiphon, MD 365*

Monday 18 April   Class IV

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 365*; collect, MD 362*

Tuesday 19 April  – Class IV

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 365*; collect, MD 362*

Wednesday 20 April - Class IV

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 366*; collect, MD 362*

Thursday 21 April - St Anselm, Class III

See MD [110] ff – note choice of offices.

Matins: Either one reading, of the feast, or use hymn Fortis en praesul at matins with reading as above, or three nocturns, all from Common of a confessor Bishop except for the readings etc for Nocturns II&III.

Lauds to Vespers: Either antiphons and psalms of the day at Lauds, with rest from Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64), collect, MD [110]; OR use the Common of a Confessor Bishop with the Benedictus antiphon, and Vespers hymn, MD [110-1]

Friday 22 April  – Class IV [EF: SS Soter and Cajus, Class III]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 366-7*; collect, MD 362*

Saturday 23 April Saturday of Our Lady; St George, memorial

Matins: Reading for Saturday 4&5 April


Lauds to None: MD (134) ff; note that the antiphons and versicles for Prime to None should have alleluias added to them; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [112-3]

I Vespers of Fourth Sunday in Eastertide: MD 367*ff

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Second Week after Easter

Sunday 10 April –  Second Sunday after Easter, Class II

Lauds: (Three) Antiphons for Eastertide with festal psalms for Eastertide, rest from MD 356* ff

Prime: Antiphons of Eastertide, rest as in the psalter for Sunday

Terce to None: Antiphons of Eastertide, Sunday psalms; chapter verse, versicle and collect from MD 358* ff

Vespers: Psalms of Sunday under one antiphon; chapter etc, from I Vespers; Magnificat antiphon, MD 360*

Monday 11 April - St Leo I, Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and Psalms of the day, rest from Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64)ff; Collect, MD [108]

Terce to None:  Texts from Common;  collect, MD [108]

Vespers: Antiphons and Psalms of the day, Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64)ff; Magnificat antiphon of a doctor, MD (74); Collect, MD [108]

Tuesday 12 April  - Class IV

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 360*; collect, MD 358*

Wednesday 13 April  – Class IV; St Justin, memorial [EF: St. Hermenegild, Class III]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; collect, MD 358*; Canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 360-1*; commemoration at Lauds, MD [108-9]

Thursday 14 April  - Class IV; SS Tiburtius Valerian and Maximus, memorial [EF: St Justin, Class III]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 361*; collect, MD 358*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [109-10]

Friday 15 April   – Class IV

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 361*; collect, MD 358*

Saturday 16 April   Saturday of Our Lady

Matins: Reading for Saturday 3 April

Lauds to None: MD (134) ff; note that the antiphons and versicles for Prime to None should have alleluias added to them

I Vespers of Third Sunday after Easter, MD 362* ff

Saturday, April 2, 2016

First week after Easter

Sunday 3 April  – Low Sunday, Class I 

Lauds: Three antiphons, MD 341* ff with festal psalms, ie Antiphon 1(Alleluia) – Ps 92, 99, 62 – Ant 1; Antiphon 2 (Surrexit) – Benedicite – Ant 2; Antiphon 3 – Laudate psalms – Antiphon 3; Rest from MD 342* ff

Prime to None: Antiphons etc MD 344* ff

Vespers: II Vespers of Low Sunday – psalms of Sunday under one antiphon; chapter etc from I Vespers; Magnificat antiphon, MD 345*; commemoration of the Annunciation, MD [101-2]

Monday 4 April  – Annunciation of the BVM, Class I (transferred)

Lauds: Festal psalms of Sunday with antiphons and rest of the feast, MD [102] ff

Prime to None: Antiphons from Lauds, proper texts MD [104] ff

espers: As for I Vespers, MD [100], Magnificat antiphon, MD [106]; commemoration of St Benedict, MD [94]

Tuesday 5 April –  St Benedict, Class I (transferred)

Lauds: Festal psalms of Sunday with antiphons and texts of the feast; MD [94] ff

Prime to None: Antiphon etc of the feast

Vespers: As for I Vespers, MD [91]; Magnificat antiphon, MD [99]

Wednesday 6 April  - Class IV

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 352-3*; collect, MD 344*

Thursday 7 April  – Class IV

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 353*; collect, MD 344*

Friday 8 April - Class IV

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 353*; collect, MD 344*

Saturday 9 April  – Saturday of Our Lady (in Eastertide)

Matins: Reading for Saturday 2 in April

Lauds to None: MD (134) ff; note that the antiphons and versicles for Prime to None should have alleluias added to them

I Vespers of Second Sunday after Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday), MD 354* ff