Saturday, December 30, 2017

Ordo notes within the Octave of the Nativity to the Epiphany (31 Dec-6 Jan)


 Menologion of Basil II, 979-984.


This week includes two major feasts, the Octave of Christmas, and the Epiphany, which marks the end of the twelve days of Christmas.

For those saying Matins, keep in mind that the readings from Jan 2-5 are of the date.  You can find translations of the readings and responsories for study purposes on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.

Sources for the chants of the Matins Responsories (and recordngs of them where available online) can be found on the Benedictine Responsory Blog under the labels:


THE ORDO


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

SupAM=Supplement to the Antiphonale Monasticum published by Clear Creek.

Sunday 31 December – Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity, Class II [EF: Most Holy Name of Jesus]

[Note: The feast of St Sylvester is not commemorated in the Office this year]

Matins: as for the Nativity except for the readings and responsories

Lauds to None: MD 77*/AM 265 ff 

I Vespers of the Octave of the Nativity of Our Lord, MD 104*/AM 270 ff: Antiphons and proper texts with psalms from Common of feasts of the BVM, MD (119)/AM 703 (no commemoration of the Sunday)


Monday 1 January – Octave of the Nativity (Circumcision of Our Lord), Class I

Matins: Proper antiphons and other texts; psalms of Christmas

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD 108*/AM 271 ff, with festal psalms

Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds, rest of the feast

Vespers:  As for I Vespers, MD 104* ff, with Magnificat antiphon, MD 113*/AM 275

Compline: Marian Antiphon, Alma Redemptoris Mater, MD 265*/AM 173 or 178

Tuesday 2 January – Class IV **in some places, St Thomas of Canterbury; Most Holy Name of Jesus]

Matins: Ordinary of the Nativity (Invitatory, Christus natus est (LH 16); hymn, Christe redemptor (LH 14); versicles and chapter verse); three readings of the date

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of the Nativity, MD 119*; AM 273 ff (chapters etc of the Circumcision)

**for St Thomas, see MD 2**

Wednesday 3 January - Class IV

Matins: Ordinary of the Nativity (Invitatory, Christus natus est; hymn, Christe redemptor; versicles and chapter verse); three readings of the date

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of the Nativity, MD 119*/AM 273 ff

Thursday 4 January – Class IV; St Titus, memorial

Matins to Vespers: Ordinary of the Nativity, MD 119*/AM 273 ff; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD 125-6*/AM 284

Friday 5 January – Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Telesphorus]

Matins to Vespers: Ordinary of the Nativity, MD 119*/AM 273 ff

EPIPHANYTIDE

I Vespers of the Epiphany: MD 126*/AM 287 ff: Antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn for the feast with Sunday psalms, MD 203 ff

Saturday 6 January – Epiphany of Our Lord, Class I

Matins: All of the feast, LR 68 ff

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD 129*/AM 290 ff, with festal (Sunday) psalms (MD 44)

Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds; rest of the feast, MD 132-3*

Vespers: Antiphons of I Vespers, MD 126* ff, with Magnificat antiphon of II Vespers (Tribus miraculis

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