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*

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