Saturday, May 6, 2017

Traditional Benedictine Office - Ordo for third week after Easter (May 7-13)

For those interested in Matins, the texts of the readings and responsories can be found on the Lectio Divina blog; and notes on where to find the other texts needed to say Matins of the Sunday can be found here.


Sunday 7 May – Third Sunday after Easter, Class II

Matins: Invitatory (Surrexit Dominus), hymn (Rex sempiterne), Gospel, twelve readings and responsories of the Sunday

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 8 May – Class IV

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

Tuesday 9 May – St Gregory Nazianzen, Class III

Matins: Invitatory and hymn of a confessor bishop, psalms of the day, antiphons of Eastertide; one reading of the feast

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of the day, rest from Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64) except collect, MD [141] and Magnificat antiphon (of a Doctor)

Prime: Antiphon from the Common

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from the Common; collect, MD [141]

Wednesday 10 May – SS Gordian and Epimachis, memorial [EF: St Antonius]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 366*; collect, MD 362*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [141-2]

Thursday 11 May - SS Philip and James, Class II

Matins: All from the Common of Apostles during Eastertide, except for readings and responsories, of the feast.

Lauds to Vespers: Antiphons and canticle antiphons of the feast, MD [142] ff, rest from the Common of Apostles in Eastertide, MD (23) ff.  At Lauds and Vespers, festal psalms

Friday 12 May - Class IV; SS Nereus, Archilleus and Pancras, memorial [EF: Class III, and Domitilla]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 366-7*; collect, MD 362*; for the commemoration at Lauds MD [146]  

Saturday 13 May – Saturday of Our Lady; St Robert Bellarmine, memorial [EF: Class III]

Matins: Office of our Lady in Eastertide with reading for Saturday 2 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; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [147]

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

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