Saturday, May 13, 2017

Traditional Benedictine Office - Ordo for the fourth week after Easter (May 14 - 20)

Ordo notes keyed to the 1962-3 rubrics, with page references to the Monastic Diurnal (Farnborough edition) are set out below.

As usual more detailed notes on saying Matins are available on the Benedictine Matins blog and the readings and responsories at Matins can be found on the Lectio Divina Notes blog.

Those new to the Benedictine Office should consider starting with Prime and Compline, and should read the notes here.

Sunday 14 May – Fourth 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 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 15 May – Class IV [EF: St John Baptist de la Salle]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 370*; collect, MD 368*

Tuesday 16 May – Class IV [EF: St Ubald]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 370*; collect, MD 368*

Wednesday 17 May – Class IV [EF: St Pascal Baylon, Class III]

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

Thursday 18 May – Class IV [EF: St Venantius]

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

Friday 19 May – Class IV; St Peter Celestine, Memorial [EF: Class III] **In Some Places St Dunstan, Class III

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 371-2*; collect, MD 368*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [148-9]

For St Dunstan, see MD [25**]

Saturday 20 May – Saturday of Our Lady [EF: St Bernardine of Siena]

Matins: Office of our Lady in Eastertide with reading for Saturday 3 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 Fifth Sunday after Easter, MD 372* ff

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