Ordo for the twenty-first week after Pentecost, including feast of Christ the King (Oct 29- Nov

The Ordo notes for the traditional Benedictine Office according to the 1962 rubrics and calendar this week are set out below.

Be aware that the Ordo provides page numbers for the variable texts of the Office only, and assumes you are familiar with the structure of the hours.  If  you are new to the Office, or need to brush up on the basics, start here instead.


Feast of Christ the King

This Sunday is the feast of Christ the King in the Extraordinary Form and Benedictine 1962 calendar.

The chants for the day hours can be found in the Le Barroux reprint of the Antiphonale Monasticum; sources for the Matins chants can be found on the Benedictine Responsory Blog.

Translations of the readings and responsories will, as usual, appear on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.

All Saints and All Souls

November 1 is of course the great feast of All Saints, and readings and responsories for it can be found on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.  For those saying Matins, an integrated version of the texts and chants for the Office can be found on the Gregofacsimil Website.  Note however that the verses provided for responsories 3, 4 and 10 are incorrect (they are from the medieval Hartker MSS rather than reflecting the verses used in the post-Tridentine breviaries); sources for the correct texts can be found in their Benedictine Responsory Blog listing.

On the feast of All Souls, in the 1962 Office, Matins, Lauds and Vespers are essentially (aside from the readings at Matins and collect).as for the Office of the Dead, which is said instead of the Office of the day, not as well as it.

At Prime to None and Compline, the opening prayers, hymn and antiphon are omitted.   At the end of each psalm, instead of the Gloria Patri the verses 'Requiem aeternam dona eis Domine. E lux perpetua luceat eis' are said.  At Compline the Nunc Dimittis is also said on this day.

Key to the abbreviations:

MD= Monastic Diurnal (MD, 2004 onwards editions)
AM =Antiphonale Monasticum 1934 (1995 edition).
LR=Liber Responsorialis (downloadable from CC Watershed) and the Nocturnale Romanum.
LH=Liber Hymnarius, 1983


THE ORDO

Sunday 29 October – Feast of Christ the King, Class I

Matins: Of the feast: Invitatory Iesum Christum, LH 124; Hymn Aeterna imago, LH 125; antiphons of the feast; readings and responsories of the feast (see Lectio Divina Notes Blog)

Lauds: Festal psalms of Sunday, rest for the feast, MD [322]/AM 1092 ff

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [324]/AM 1095 ff

Vespers: All as for I Vespers, MD [318] ff except for the Magnificat antiphon, MD [326]/AM 1096-7

Monday 30 October - Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 480*/AM 613 (21st Sunday after Pentecost)

Tuesday 31 October - Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 480*/AM 613

I Vespers of All Saints, MD [328]/1099 ff

Wednesday 1 November – All Saints, Class I

Martins: All of the feast, see Gregofacsimil (and/or Benedictine Responsory and Lectio Divina Notes Blogs for translations and sources of the readings and responsories)

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [331]/1102 ff with festal psalms

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast

Vespers: Antiphons and proper texts from I Vespers; psalms from the Common of Martyrs, MD [328]; Magnificat antiphon, MD [336]/AM 1107

Thursday 2 November - All Souls, Class I

Matins: All as for Office of the Dead except for the readings

Lauds: Of the Dead, MD (163)/AM 1167 with additional prayers set out for the feast, MD [337] ff

Prime: The usual opening prayers, hymn and antiphon are omitted; Requirem aeternam...is said at the end of each psalm instead of  Gloria Patri; the collect is Supplices Domine...

Terce to None:  The opening prayers, hymn and antiphon are omitted;  Requirem aeternam...is said at the end of each psalm instead of  Gloria Patri; the collect, Fidelium, Deus (see the instructions MD [338] ff)


Vespers: As for the Office of the Dead with collect etc MD [341]/AM 1150 ff

Compline: The hour starts with the examination of conscience made in silence; confiteor and absolution.  This is immediately followed by the psalms, with Requirem aeternam said instead of  Gloria Patri;.  The hymn etc is replaced by the Nunc Dimittis and closing prayers for the dead (see MD [343] ff)

Friday 3 November - Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 480*/AM 613

Saturday 4 November – Our Lady on Saturday; St Charles Borromeo, memorial [EF: Class III]

Matins: Office of Our Lady with reading for Saturday 1 of November (from St Basil, available on Lectio Divina Notes Blog)

Lauds to None: MD (129) ff; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [344-5]

I Vespers of the first Sunday in November: Magnificat antiphon, MD 459*/AM 590; collect of Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost, MD 481*/AM 614

Traditional Benedictine Office - Ordo for twentieth week after Pentecost (Oct 22 - 28)

The Ordo notes for this week are set out below.

Note:

MD= Monastic Diurnal (MD, 2004 onwards editions)
AM =Antiphonale Monasticum 1934 (1995 updated edition).
LR=Liber Responsorialis (downloadable from CC Watershed) and the Nocturnale Romanum.

Sunday 22 October – Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: All as in the psalter with Nocturn I&II readings, and all responsories for Sunday 4 of October.

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Aeterne Reum Conditor; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 479*/AM 611

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 479*/AM 612

Monday 23 October - Class IV [EF: St Antony Mary Claret]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 479*/AM 612

Tuesday 24 October - Class IV [EF/***in some places, St Raphael]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 479*/AM  612

For St Raphael, MD 51** ff

Wednesday 25 October – Class IV; SS Chrysanthus and Daria, memorial

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 479*/AM 612; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [327]/AM 1097

Thursday 26 October - Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Evaristus]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 479*/AM 612 

Friday 27 October - Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 479*/AM 612

Saturday 28 October - SS Simon and Jude, Class II

Matins: All from the Common of Apostles (LR 134 ff) except for the readings (see Lectio Divina Notes Blog) and collect

Lauds to None: All from the Common of Apostles, MD (9)/AM 622 except for the collect, MD [327]/AM 1098

I Vespers of Christ the King, MD [318]/AM 1088 ff

Traditional Benedictine Office - Ordo for nineteenth week after Pentecost (Oct 15 - 21)

The Ordo notes for this week are set out below.

Sources for the texts and chants

The texts and rubrics for the 1962 Benedictine Office are set out in full in the two volume (Latin only) Breviarum Monasticum.

Alternative sources for the Ordinary (standard weekly chants used each day throughout the year) for Matins can be found here and here.  Chants for the feasts can be found in the LR=Liber Responsorialis (downloadable from CC Watershed) and the Nocturnale Romanum.

For the day hours (Lauds to Compline), you can find the texts and/or chants in either the Psautier Monastique published by Le Barroux, or in:

MD= Monastic Diurnal (MD, 2005 onwards editions)
AM =Antiphonale Monasticum 1934 (downaloadable from CC Watershed).

The notes below provide a guide to the texts that change change with the liturgical week and/or feast day (ie the temporale and sanctorale).

Major feasts this week

The main feast this week is of St Luke on Wednesday, with the texts (aside from the readings at Matins) taken from the Common of Apostles.  Translations of the readings and responsories will be provided on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.


THE ORDO

Sunday 15 October – Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: All as in the psalter with Nocturn I&II readings, and all responsories for the Third Sunday of October.  For the readings and responsories see the Lectio Divina notes blog.

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); canticle antiphon, MD 478*/AM 610


Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 478*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 478*/AM 611

Monday 16 October  Class IV [***in some places, St Gall; EF: St Hedwig, Class III]

For St Gall, MD 46**

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 478*

Tuesday 17 October –   Class IV [EF: St Margaret Mary Alacoque]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 478*

Wednesday 18 October – St Luke, Evangelist, Class II

Matins: All from the Common of Apostles (LR 136 ff) except readings (Nocturn I from common of Evangelists; Nocturns II&III, of the feast)

Lauds to Vespers: All as for the Common of Apostles, MD (9)/AM 622, with collect from MD [317-18]/AM 1087

Thursday 19 October - Class IV [EF: St Peter of Alcantara]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 478*

Friday 20 October - Class IV [EF: St John Cantius]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 478*

Saturday 21 October - Saturday of Our Lady; St Hilarion, memorial

Matins: Office of Our Lady with reading for Saturday 4&5 of October.  The one reading for the day is from St Bernard's Homily on the Praises of the Virgin Mary, n3 (not available online)

Lauds to None:  MD (129) ff; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [318]

I Vespers of the Fourth Sunday of October, MD 458-9*/AM 589; Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, collect MD 479*/AM 612

Traditional Benedictine Office - Ordo for eighteenth week after Pentecost (Oct 8-14)


The Matins readings and responsories for the Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost and second of October can be found on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.  The first Nocturn readings (and hence canticle antiphon for I Vespers) continue to come from I Maccabees.

The reading for next Saturday in the Office of Our Lady is taken from paras 7-8 of St Bernard's sermon on the Nativity of the BVM (not otherwise available online).

ORDO 


Sunday 8 October – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: All as in the psalter with Nocturn I&II readings, and all responsories for Sunday 2 of October

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62; canticle antiphon, MD 477*

Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 477*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 477*

Monday 9 October - Class IV [EF: St John Leonardi]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 477*

Tuesday 10 October  Class IV [EF: St Francis Borgia]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 477*

Wednesday 11 October – Class IV [EF: The Maternity of Our Lady]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 477*

Thursday 12 October - Class IV [in some places, St Wilfrid, Class III]

For St Wilfrid, MD 45**

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 477*

Friday 13 October - Class IV [in some places/EF: St Edward]

For St Edward, MD 45**

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 477*

Saturday 14 October – Saturday of Our Lady; St Callistus, memorial [EF: Class III]

Matins: Office of Our Lady with reading for Saturday 3 of October

Lauds to None: MD (129) ff; at Lauds, for the commemoration, MD [314]

I Vespers of the Third Sunday of October, MD 458*; Nineteenth after Pentecost, MD 478*