Brush up your rubrics for Advent - The canticle antiphons and collects in Advent

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In the previous part of this series I talked about how the canticle antiphons and collects usually work; today I want to work on the canticle antiphons and collects of Advent.

Advent days and dates

The first thing you need to know is that during Advent, the antiphons for the Benedictus at Lauds and the Magnificat at Vespers are different each day, being either of the Advent day (eg Monday in the First week of Advent, Tuesday in the first week of Advent, etc) or of the date (unless, of course, displaced by a feast).

The trick is that between December 17 and 23, the Lauds canticle is generally (subject to two key exceptions) of the Advent day (not date), while the Vespers canticles of the Advent day are displaced by those of the date (viz the O antiphons).

So this year (2017) for example, at Lauds on Monday 18 November, the canticle is of Monday in the Third Week of Advent (Egredietur virga).

The O antiphons

At Vespers, however, you have to ignore the Magnificat antiphon set down for the Monday in the third week in your book and instead use the O antiphon of the date, O Adonai.
  • The Great O's as they are known, can be found in the Diurnal on page 35-6*, or in the Antiphonale on page 208-11.  In other books, look after the Third Sunday of Advent.
The O antiphons are ancient indeed, known to St Benedict's contemporary Boethius, and all have essentially the same melody, so are easy to learn, and there are numerous recordings of them available on youtube.

Lauds canticles

Although Lauds mostly sticks to canticles of the Advent day, it does have some canticles of the date as well, namely for December 21 (Nolite Timere, used in the commemoration of the day as it is the feast of St Thomas) and December 23 (Ecce completa).

The table below summarises the source of the canticles between December 17 and the end of Advent - and of course don't forget that the first word of the O antiphons working backwards spells out Ero Cras - tomorrow I will come!


Lauds
Vespers

Dec 17
Of the Advent day (2017: Third Sunday of Advent)

O Sapientia
Dec 18
Of the Advent day (2017: Monday in the third week of Advent)

O Adonai
Dec 19
Of the Advent day (2017: Tuesday wk III)

O Radix Iesse
Dec 20
Of the Advent day (2017: Ember Wednesday of Advent)

O Clavis David
Dec 21
Of the Advent day (St Thomas – for the commemoration of the Advent Day, Nolite Timere)

O Oriens
Dec 22
Of the Advent day (2017: Ember Friday of Advent)

O Rex gentium
Dec 23
Of the date – Ecce completa est

O Emmanuel
Dec 24
Of the Vigil of the Nativity
Of I Vespers of the Nativity

The collects

The collects for Advent follow the normal pattern, generally being of the Sunday each week (except at Prime and Compline).

The key exception is the three Ember days (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the third week of Advent), which each have their own collect.


Traditional Benedictine Office - Ordo for the twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost (6th remaining after Epiphany, Nov 19 - 25)

The notes below are designed to assist those wishing to say the Benedictine Office according to the officially approved 1962 books (noting that older books can readily be adapted to this end).

They provides notes on the variable parts of the Office only, so should be read in conjunction with the Learn to Say the  Benedictine Office notes provided elsewhere on the blog.

Fourth Sunday of November/Sixth Remaining after Epiphany

This Sunday is nominally the Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost, however this is the 'make-up' period of the year, when the readings are those left over from the weeks after Epiphany, in this case taken from the Sixth Sunday.

Weekday Matins readings

This week the three readings each day (feasts aside) are from the minor prophets.  Listings of the ferial readings and responsories will be found on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.

On the various third class feasts this week, where only one reading is of the feast, the second and third readings of the feria are combined, and the third reading is that of the feast.

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 19 November - Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Sixth Remaining after Epiphany), Class II

Matins: All as in the psalter with readings for the Fourth Sunday of November for Nocturn I&II readings, Sixth Sunday remaining after Epiphany for Nocturn III; responsories for Sundays of November

Lauds to Vespers: Canticle antiphons (AM 310) and collect, MD 486*/AM 617

Monday 20 November – Class IV [**In some places: St Edmund; EF: St Felix of Valois]

All as in the psalter with Matins readings for third week of November, collect, MD 486*/AM 617

For St Edmund see MD 58**

Tuesday 21 November – Presentation of the BVM, Class III; Commemoration of St Columba

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn from the Common of feasts of the BVM (LR 211); reading three of the feast

Lauds and Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the day; rest from the Common of feasts of the BVM except for the canticle antiphons, collect, and commemoration at Lauds, MD [371]/AM 1138 ff

Prime to None: Antiphons etc from the Common of feasts of the BVM with psalms of the day

Wednesday 22 November – St Caecilia, Class III

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn from the Common of Virgins, LR 211; reading three of the feast

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [373]/AM 1140 ff ff with festal psalms

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the feast

Terce to None: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast as appropriate, MD [373] ff with psalms of the day

Vespers: Antiphons, chapter and hymn from Lauds, MD [373] ff; psalms from Common of Virgins MD (84); responsory and Magnificat antiphon, MD [377]/AM 1140

Thursday 23 November - St Clement, Class III; St Felicitas, Memorial

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn from Common of a martyr, LR 148; responsories and reading three of the feast

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [377]/AM  1140 ff with festal psalms

Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds, proper texts of the feast, psalms of the day

Vespers: Antiphons from Lauds; proper texts and psalms from Common of a martyr, MD (36); Magnificat antiphon, MD [382]/AM 1147-8

Friday 24 November - Class IV; SS John of the Cross and Chrysogonus, memorials [EF: St John of the Cross]

All as in the psalter with Matins readings for third week of November, collect, MD 486*/AM 617; for the commemorations at Lauds, MD [382-3]/AM 1148

Saturday 25 November – Saturday of Our Lady; St Catherine of Alexandria, memorial [EF: Class III]

Matins: Office of Our Lady with reading 3 for Saturday 4&5 of November

Lauds to None:  MD (129)/AM 714 ff; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [383-4]/AM 1149

I Vespers of the Fifth Sunday of November, MD 461*(canticle) and MD 487* (collect); AM 592/618

Brush up your rubrics (for Advent) Part III - How the canticle antiphons and collects work


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I want to continue my series on getting ready for Advent today with a look at the antiphons for the Benedictus (Lauds) and Magnificat (Vespers), as well as the collects, work in the Office more generally.  In the next part I'll focus in on the peculiarities of the Advent set.

The normal pattern of canticle antiphons and collects

On normal days (Class IV ferias and Sundays) throughout the year, the antiphons for the two New Testament canticles follow the following pattern:
  • at Saturday Vespers, the Magnificat antiphon is of the following Sunday, and usually reflects the first Nocturn Scriptural readings of Sunday Matins;
  • on Sundays the two canticle antiphons usually refer to the Gospels said at (EF) Mass that day (and also read at Matins);
  • on weekdays, the canticle antiphons are of the particular weekday, and are the same throughout the year and so included in the psalter section of the Diurnal, breviary and Antiphonale.
The collects

The Saturday and Sunday canticle antiphons throughout the year are found in the 'temporale' section of the Diurnal and other Office books along with the Sunday collect.  The table below summarises where the collects are taken from.  It shows that the Sunday collect is usually used from Saturday Vespers until Vespers the following Friday at all hours except Prime and Compline (which have their own fixed collects used throughout the year).  

On Saturdays (or Friday Vespers if you are following the Le Barroux rubrics, which still includes Vespers of the Office of Our Lady, abolished in the 1962 rubrics), the normal weekly collect is displaced by that for the Office of Our Lady on Saturday.

Collects during the year (outside of Advent and Lent etc)


DAY AND HOUR
THE COLLECT IS OF…
NOTES

Saturday Vespers
Of the following Sunday
Unless displaced by a feast

Sunday Matins & Lauds, Terce to Vespers

Of the Sunday
Unless displaced by a Class I feast
Prime every day
Always the same – Domine Deus omnipotens…

 Subject to a few rare exceptions such as All Souls and the Triduum

Compline every day
Always the same – Visita quaesumus

 Subject to a few rare exceptions such as All Souls and the Triduum

Monday to Friday Matins & Lauds, Terce to Vespers
Of the previous Sunday
Unless displaced by a feast or higher level day

Saturday Matins & Lauds, Terce to None
Collect for Office of Our Lady on Saturday
Unless displaced by a feast or higher level feast.

In some monasteries, the Office of Our Lady starts with I Vespers on Friday night.

Where to find the antiphons and collects

Finding the canticle antiphons for Saturdays and Sundays can sometimes be a little tricky, as from the Second Sunday of Pentecost until the end of the liturgical year, they are typically on two different places in the 'temporale' (texts for the time of year).

This is because the First (and Second) Nocturn readings of Matins are not always 'attached' to the Mass cycle of Sundays of the year.  Instead, they follow an ancient cycle of Scriptural readings that originally enabled the entire Bible to be read in a year, with the readings from August to November being of the Sunday of the month rather than the Sunday Mass cycle.

In the Monastic Diurnal, the Saturday Vespers antiphons can be found (under the heading I Vespers) from pages 432* onwards; those for the equivalent Sundays from page 461*. 

In the Antiphonale Monasticum (AM), the Saturday antiphon sequence starts at the fourth Saturday after Penteocst, on page 575 (labelled 'Tempore post Pentecosten...antiphonae dicendae in sabbatis).  The Sunday sequence starts on AM 593.

Advent and the other exceptions

The key exceptions to the patterns described above are:
  • feasts, where the canticle of the feast will normally displace the canticle antiphon and collect  that would otherwise be said (except at Prime and Compline);
  • some special feasts through the year when the Benedictine Office is displaced by the Roman (such as during the Sacred Triduum and on All Souls) which affect Prime and Compline;
  • higher level 'days', such as the four sets of Ember Days during the year, which have their own collects; and
  • special seasons of the year such as Advent.
But more on this in the next part of the series.

Brush up your rubrics for Advent - The antiphons for the psalms Part II




In the last part of this series aimed at preparing for Advent I gave a bit of an overview on the antiphons, and ended on where to find them in your Office book.

Today I want to say a bit more about their use in general, as well as cover the antiphons for the particularly tricky period of Advent between December 17 and 23.

The Lauds antiphons as the core

The first thing to keep in mind not only for Advent, but also for feasts and seasons throughout the year is that 'core' set of antiphons are usually those for Lauds.

During the first part of Advent for example, the antiphons for Sunday Lauds are also used (omitting the fourth) at I Vespers of Sunday (ie Saturday Vespers) and at Prime to None.

So during the first week of Lent, the antiphon 'In illa die' is the first antiphon sung for Advent, at Saturday Vespers (MD 1*/AM 187), is repeated at Lauds (MD 4*), and then used at Prime throughout the week (MD 6*).

Which antiphon at which hour?

Office books will sometimes simply refer to you the antiphons of Lauds (or in the case of Prime, just expect you to know!), without spelling out which is for which hour. 

An important example of this is the antiphons used between December 17 and 23, which can be found on page 37* of the Monastic Diurnal, or page 212 of the Antiphonale Monasticum.

In these cases, the basic principle you need to remember is that on feasts and during Advent, the antiphon for Prime is the first antiphon of Lauds (either of the feast itself or from the Common of the type of feast or saint); the second antiphon of Lauds is used at Terce; the third antiphon of Lauds is used at Sext; and the fifth is used at None.  The table below provides a summary.

Hour of the Office
Antiphon for the hour
Notes

Prime
1st antiphon of Lauds
The antiphon is the only thing that changes at this hour for most feasts and seasons

Terce
2nd of Lauds
Chapter, versicle and collect (but not hymn or psalms) also change for seasons and feasts

Sext
3rd of Lauds
None
5th of Lauds

(Sunday) Vespers
1st of Lauds=1st of Vespers
2nd of Lauds=2nd of Vespers
3rd of Lauds=3rd of Vespers
5th of Lauds=4th of Vespers
Some feasts have their own sets of Vespers antiphons.

Psalms and chapter, responsory and rest of texts other than canticle may change for feasts and seasons.

Compline
No antiphons used with psalms



The antiphons for December 17 to 23

The most important application of this during Advent is the special sets of antiphons for the day of the week during the second part of Advent.

As noted earlier, from December 17 onwards, Advent becomes much more intense, with antiphons for the day of the week.

In 2017, December 17 is a Sunday, so the antiphons are for the (Third) Sunday of Advent.  On Monday December 18, though, you use the set for Monday (or feria secunda in the Antiphonale or a breviary).

That means 'Ecce veniet Dominus' to start Lauds, Prime and Vespers.

Note that these antiphons are used with the normal psalms that are said on the particular day of the week.

Antiphons at weekday Lauds and Vespers during Advent

The other key point to note is that while Lauds and I&II Vespers of Sunday use the antiphons for the first week of Advent, on weekdays in the first part of Advent, the antiphons (and psalms) at Lauds and Vespers are just the usual ones used throughout the year.

It is only from December 17 onwards that the Advent psalms are used at all the hours.

Antiphons for Matins

For those who say Matins, there is one set of Advent antiphons, noted in the psalter, for use on Sundays during Advent; the normal antiphons are used on all other days.

Want to learn to sing the Advent antiphons by ear?

And for those wanting to sing the Office, you can find some of the antiphons via Youtube - the recording above being the first of the set), but these may not be available in some regions (for copyright reasons). 

But a very useful resource to be aware of is the archive function of the site the Chant of Le Barroux - provided you know the date of the relevant feast from last year, you can retrieve many of the hours there.

So if you can't read music (or even if you can but want to check you are doing it correctly), just go to the recording of Vespers for the first Sunday of Advent made on 26 November 2016 and go over it until you know the antiphons for the first week. 

You can then move forward until you have the whole set learnt (NB I have only checked for the first Saturday of Advent - if recordings are missing for the later Saturdays, try Sunday Lauds or Vespers).

Brush up your rubrics for Advent - The antiphons for the psalms, Part I



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We are rapidly approaching the end of the liturgical year and thus approaching Advent, which is surely the most complicated period for the Office of the entire year.

Time to get ready!

Accordingly, I thought this might be a good time to do a little brush-up your rubrics series, with a particular emphasis on how to say the Office is during Advent.

This series is particularly aimed at those who are relatively new to the Office, but others may find it of use as well, by way of a refresher.

In particular, for those who want to follow along with the Le Barroux monks or sing the Office themselves, I have now added page references for the Antiphonale Monasticum to my Ordo notes.  So I thought it might also be helpful to make a few comments along the way about how to adapt that book to the 1962 (and Le Barroux variant) rubrics.

The antiphons - a brief introduction

Today I want to start looking at the antiphons for the psalms, the short refrain used at the beginning and end of each psalm or group of psalms.

St Benedict specifically mentions the use of antiphons in his description of the Office in his Rule, including the use of particular sets of antiphons for festivals.   The actual sets of antiphons for various feasts and seasons though, gradually expanded over the centuries as seasons and feasts were added or became more elaborated.

Singing the Office

The antiphons are particularly important musically, as their 'mode' determines the chant tone that the psalm is sung on.

If you take a look at page 3 of the psalter section of the Antiphonale Monasticum (from page 1 in Part I if you download it), for example, you will see annotations of 'VIII G' next to the start of the antiphon (incipit) for Monday Prime during the year (Feria Secunda ad Primam...In Feriis Officio per Annum, Antiphona).

That means that the psalms that follow (Psalms 1, 2&6) are sung to Tone 8.

Textual function

But their key textual function is to introduce and conclude the psalm, either by highlighting a particularly important verse in what is being sung, or by reminding us of an aspect of the feast or season.

For this reason, Advent has several sets of antiphons just for the season:
  • one set of antiphons for Sunday Matins in the season of Advent to replace those used throughout the year; 
  • a set of antiphons for each week of Advent, used at I Vespers of Sunday (Saturday), Sunday Lauds to Vespers, and Prime to None each day up until 16 December; and
  • a set of antiphons for Lauds to Vespers for each day of the week used between December 17 and 23.
Finding the antiphons for Advent

For much of the year the antiphons used at each hour are included in the psalter section of your Diurnal, breviary, psalter or other Office book.

If you look again at page 3 of the Antiphonale for example, you will see that it provides the leads in to the antiphons for time throughout the year (Officio per annum), Lent (Tempore Quadragesimae), Passiontide and Easter (Tempore Paschale).   You can find the same selection of antiphons in the Monastic Diurnal at the start of its psalter section (MD  2-3 in the 2004 onwards editions).

For Advent though, with the exception of Sunday Matins (where the Advent antiphons are included in most books) because they change each week or day, they are found in the 'temporale' section of Office books, which provide the texts for the special seasons of the year.

Accordingly, your first bit of preparation for Advent is to make sure you can find the antiphons.  For the first part of Advent (up to and including December 16):
  • in the Monastic Diurnal, look in the Proper of the Season section near the start of the book - the first page provides the antiphons for 1 Vespers of the First Sunday of Advent which are also used at Lauds (with the addition of the missing fourth antiphon, MD 4*), and then for subsequent weeks.  The antiphons for Prime to None for each week are also included in the Ordinary of the ferial office of Advent, MD 9* ff;
  • in the Antiphonale Monasticum, the antiphons for the first Sunday of Advent (also used at I Vespers, viz Sabbato ante Dominicam I Adventus) are on AM (Part I of the download version) on page 187, with subsequent weeks following; 
  • if you are using a breviary, make sure you have the right volume, and look for them in the temporale.  In the 1962 breviary the relevant section starts on page 3 and is headed Tempus Adventus;
  • in the Psautier Monastique, the antiphons for Prime to None can be found in the Ordinary of Advent section, which starts on page 560.
Antiphonale shortcuts

And one final point - I noted earlier that on page 3 of the Antiphonale it provides just the 'incipits' of the Prime antiphons.  That is because in earlier versions of the Office, the antiphons were not always sung in full before the psalms.  In many cases, only the incipit was sung before; the full thing after. 

In the 1962 Office though, it was decided to restore what was almost certainly the original practice of singing the antiphon in full both before and after the psalm(s).  So if you are using the Antiphonale, in some cases you may need to turn over to the end of the psalms to find the full antiphon written out (unless of course you know them by heart and just use the incipits as a memory prompt).

Traditional Benedictine Office - Ordo for twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost (Nov 12 - 18)

The notes below are designed to assist those wishing to say the Benedictine Office according to the officially approved 1962 books (noting that older books can readily be adapted to this end).

They provides notes on the variable parts of the Office only, so should be read in conjunction with the Learn to Say the  Benedictine Office notes provided elsewhere on the blog.

Third Sunday of November

This Sunday is the Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost.  The Magnificat antiphon used in the commemoration of the Sunday at Saturday Vespers on November 11 is for the Third (note that the second Sunday is always omitted) of November, as are the Matins Readings.  The responsories are those of November.

All Saints and All Souls of the Benedictine Order

On Monday we celebrate All Saints of the Benedictine Order. The readings (or links to them) and responsories for the feast will, as usual, be found on the Lectio Divina Notes and Benedictine Responsory Blogs.

Tuesday's Office, for All Souls of the Benbedictine Order, is said as for All Soul's Day apart from the collects and martyrology.

Weekday Matins readings

This week the three readings each day (feasts aside) are from the book of Daniel.  Listings of the ferial readings and responsories will be found on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.

Feast of St Gertrude

The feast of St Gertrude is second class if the monastery to which you are attached is of women; third class otherwise.  The (Patristic) readings and the responsories for the Class II version of the feast (it was elevated in the twentieth century) are not available online as far as I can ascertain.

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 12 November – Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

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

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Aeterne Reum Conditor; canticle antiphon MD 482*/AM 615

Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 482*/AM 615

Monday 13 November – All Saints of the Benedictine Order, Class II [EF: St Didacus]

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, readings and responsories of the feast; psalms and antiphons from Office of the Dead

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [353]/AM 1121 ff with festal psalms of Sunday

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the feast

Terce to None: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast

Vespers: Antiphons and other texts, MD [358]/AM 1125, psalms from the Common of Martyrs, MD (47)

Tuesday 14 November – All Souls of the Benedictine Order, Class II [EF: St Josaphat]

All as for All Souls Day, MD [337]/AM  1126 ff except for the collects and martyrology, MD [360] ff (note the separate collect for Prime and Compline, not available in AM)

Wednesday 15 November – Class IV; St Albert the Great, memorial

All as in the psalter; Matins readings for second week of November; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [362-3]/AM 1127;  collect, MD 482*
This week marks

Thursday 16 November – Class IV [EF: St Gertrude]

All as in the psalter; Matins readings for second week of November; collect, MD 482*/AM 615

Friday 17 November - St Gertrude, Class II/III [EF: St Gregory Thaumaturgis]

Matins: If Class III: Invitatory antiphon from Common of Virgins (Regem Virginum), hymn of the feast, Mira nocturnis, LR 455), three readings and responsories of the feast; if Class II: antiphons, readings and responsories of the feast, psalms from the Common of Virgins, LR 211 ff

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [363]/AM 1130 ff; festal psalms

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast

Vespers: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast (AM 1135), psalms from the Common of Virgins

Saturday 18 November - Dedication of the Basilicas of SS Peter and Paul, Class III

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn from the Common for the dedication of a Church (LR 231-2); psalms and antiphons of the psalter; readings 1&2 of the Saturday in the second week of November (combine 2&3 and omit responsory between them), reading 3 and collect of the feast

Lauds to None: Antiphons and psalms of the day with the rest from the Common for the Dedication of a Church, MD (114)/AM 697; collect for the anniversary of a church (MD [371])

I Vespers of the Fourth Sunday of November, MD 460*/AM 592; Sixth Sunday (remaining) after Epiphany, MD 486*/AM 310, collect AM 617

Australian monastic news - upcoming discernment weekend for young women




Just a quick update on some positive news for Australians, with a request for prayers for the success of our emerging traditional religious communities.

Daughters of the Maternal Heart of Mary

There will be a discernment weekend for the emerging community of the Daughters of the Maternal Heart of Mary on November 24-26 in Sydney.

The Daughters of the Maternal Heart of Mary is a semi-contemplative traditional community of women based in Sydney, Australia, living a life of prayer and work according to the spirit of St. Benedict.

If you are a single woman aged  18-35, please do consider going to the weekend - you can find more information by following the link.

Notre Dame Priory

And Australia's emerging men's monastery in Tasmania takes a big step forward in a few weeks, with the clothing of the first group of novices.

Please keep these young men in your prayers as they take the next step on their path.

You could also take a look at the monk shop to help support them.

Traditional Benedictine Office - Ordo for the twenty-second week after Pentecost (Nov 5-11)


Matins readings

This week marks the start of the winter Matins Office, with three readings each day of the week, starting with Ezekiel.  Listings of the ferial readings will be found on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.

Dedication of the Church of the Most Holy Saviour

On Thursday we celebrate the dedication of the Church of St John Lateran.  The readings and responsories for the feast will, as usual, be found on the Lectio Divina Notes and Benedictine Responsory Blogs.

Feast of St Martin of Tours

For those saying or singing Matins, a listing of the texts and sources for the chants can be found on the Benedictine Responsory Blog.  Translations of the readings and responsories will be on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.

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 5 November – Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

Matins: All as in the psalter with Nocturn I&II readings, and all responsories for Sunday 1 of November

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Aeterne Reum Conditor; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 481*/AM 614

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 481*/AM 614

Monday 6 November – Class IV

Matins: Three readings (Monday after the first Sunday of November)

Lauds, Terce to Vespers: Collect, MD 481*/AM 614

Tuesday 7 November – Class IV

Matins: Three readings (Tuesday after the first Sunday of November) 

Lauds, Terce to Vespers: All as in the psalter; collect, MD 481*/AM 614

Wednesday 8 November – Class IV; The Four Crowned, Martyrs, memorial

Matins: Three readings (Wednesday after the first Sunday of November) 

Lauds, Terce to Vespers: All as in the psalter; collect, MD 481*/AM 614; for the commemoration, MD [345]/AM 738/1113

Thursday 9 November - Dedication of the Archbasilica of the Most Holy Saviour (St John Lateran), Class II

Matins:  All from the Common for the dedication of a Church (LR  231 ff), except for the Nocturn I&II readings

Lauds to Vespers: All from the Common, MD (114)/AM 697 ff

Friday 10 November – Class IV; St Theodore, memorial [EF: St Andrew Avellino]

Matins: Three readings (Friday after the first Sunday of November) 

Lauds, Terce to Vespers: Collect, MD 481*/AM 614; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [346]/AM 1113

Saturday 11 November - St Martin of Tours, Class II

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn, antiphons, readings etc of the feast; psalms from the Common of a Confessor Bishop

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts of the feast, MD [346] ff with festal psalms of Sunday

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphon, etc of the feast

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds with psalms from Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (68); proper texts of the feast, MD [350] ff; commemoration of the Sunday, MD 460* (Third Sunday)/Twenty-Third Sunday, MD 482*