Saturday, July 15, 2017

Traditional Benedictine Office - Ordo for the sixth week after Pentecost (July 16 - 22)

As usual, the notes below provide a guide to the variable texts of the Benedictine Office, with page references to the most recent editions of the Monastic Diurnal.

Those new to the Benedictine Office are strongly advised to start by working your way through Learn the Office notes.


Even if you don't include Matins in your schedule (and most people don't!) it is worth, I think, taking a look at the readings for it, which include Scriptural readings based on an annual cycle, and Patristic commentaries on them as well as this week's Gospel at Mass.  You can find them over at my Lectio Divina Notes Blog.

For those who do say Matins, the only feast that affects that hour this week is St Mary Magdalen next Saturday, and the reading and responsory for the feast will appear on the Lectio Divina Notes blog the day before.


Sunday 16 July – Sixth Sunday after Pentecost Class II [**in some places, Our Lady of Einsiedeln; EF: Commemoration of Our Lady of Mount Carmel]

Matins: All as in the psalter with readings and responsories of the Sunday

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect MD 465-6*

Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter; collect, MD 466*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 466*

**For Our Lady of Einsiedeln, Common of BVM

Monday 17 July – Class IV; St Leo IV, memorial [**in some places, SS Andrew Svoradi and Benedict; EF: Commemoration of St Alexius]

Collect, MD 466*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [194]

For SS Andrew Svoradi and Benedict, common of martyrs

Tuesday 18 July  Class IV [EF: St Camillus de Lellis]

Collect, MD 466*

Wednesday 19 July – Class IV; St Vincent de Paul, memorial [EF: Class III]

Collect, MD 466*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [195]

If St Vincent Class I, Common of confessors

Thursday 20 July – SS Jerome Aemiliani, Joseph Calanctius and John Baptist de la Salle, memorial

All as in the psalter, collect MD 466*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [195-6]

Friday 21 July  Class IV [EF: St Lawrence Brindisi; Commemoration of St Praxedes]

Collect MD 466*

Saturday 22 July – St Mary Magdalen, Class III

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn from Common of a holy woman; antiphons and psalms of the day; one reading of the feast; chapter of a holy woman not a virgin or martyr

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the day; chapter, responsory from Common of Holy Women, MD (100); hymn, canticle antiphon and collect, MD [196] ff

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds from the Common

Terce to None: Chapter and versicle from Common of Holy Women, MD (103); collect, MD [198]
I Vespers of the Seventh Sunday, MD 447-8*

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