Saturday, April 14, 2018

Ordo notes for the second week after Easter (April 15-21)

This week's Ordo notes on the Benedictine Office using the 1962 rubrics are set out below.

If you are new to the Office, you can more detailed notes on how to say the traditional Benedictine Office starting here.

Note that we are currently in the season of Eastertide, which has special rubrics and texts which you can find more on here.

And for those interested in the Matins responsories, I've updated my notes on this week's responsories with links to recordings of them where available.

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.
ff = and following pages


THE ORDO



Sunday 15 April – Second Sunday after Easter, Class II

Matins: Invitatory (Surrexit Dominus, LR 82/NR LXII/LH 79), hymn (Rex sempiterne, LR 82), Gospel, twelve readings and responsories of the Sunday

Lauds: (Three) Antiphons for Eastertide with festal psalms for Eastertide, rest from MD 356*/AM 481 ff

Prime: Antiphons of Eastertide, rest as in the psalter for Sunday

Terce to None: Antiphons of Eastertide, Sunday psalms; chapter verse, versicle and collect of the Sunday

Vespers: Antiphon, alleluia; Psalms of Sunday; Chapter, responsory and hymn of I Vespers, MD 354*/AM 483

Monday 16 April - Class IV

Ordinary of Eastertide; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 360*/AM 483-4; collect, MD 358*/AM 482

Tuesday 17 April - Class IV

Ordinary of Eastertide; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 360*/AM 484; collect, MD 358*/AM 482

Wednesday 18 April - Class IV

Ordinary of Eastertide; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 360-1*/AM 485; collect, MD 358*/AM 482

Thursday 19 April - Class IV

Ordinary of Eastertide; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 361*/AM 485-6; collect, MD 358*/AM 482

Friday 20 April - Class IV

Ordinary of Eastertide; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 361*/AM 486 & 481 (for Magnificat, Ego sum pastor bonus); collect, MD 358*/AM 482

Saturday 21 April - St Anselm, Class III

Note there is a choice of offices, effectively treating it either as a third class feast (two nocturns at Matins; antiphons and psalms of the day at Lauds), or de facto second class (using Common of a Confessor Bishop with some proper texts of the feast).  The notes below are based on the first option.

Matins: Invitatory and hymn from the Common of a Confessor Bishop; one reading of the feast with responsory In medio Ecclesiae

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the day, rest from Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64)/AM 659, collect, MD [110]/AM 870

Prime to None: Antiphon etc from the Common

I Vespers of Third Sunday after Easter, MD 362*/AM 487 ff

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Ordo for the week of Low Sunday (April 8-14, 2018)

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.

Eastertide

This week marks the start of the season of Eastertide, and you can find notes on the rubrics for it here.

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.


THE ORDO


Sunday 8 April – Low Sunday, Class I 

Matins: Invitatory, hymn, antiphons, Gospel, readings and responsories for the Sunday

Lauds: Antiphons, MD 341*/AM 474 ff with festal psalms 

Prime to None: Antiphons etc MD 344* ff (noted in the psalter in AM)

Vespers: II Vespers of Low Sunday – psalms of Sunday under one antiphon (AM 476); chapter etc from I Vespers; Magnificat antiphon, MD 345*/AM 477; commemoration of the Annuncation, MD [101-2]/AM 859

Monday 9 April – Annunciation of the BVM, Class I (transferred)

Matins: Invitatory (Ave Maria, LR 435), hymn, psalms and antiphons from the Common of the BVM; readings and responsories of the feast 

Lauds: Festal psalms of Sunday with antiphons and rest of the feast, MD [102] ff/AM 861

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast, MD [104]/AM 865 ff

Vespers: As for I Vespers, MD [100]/AM 859, Magnificat antiphon, MD [106]/AM 866

Tuesday 10 April - Class IV

MatinsOne reading

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*/AM 466 ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 352*/AM 477; collect, MD 344*/AM 475

Wednesday 11 April - St Leo I, Class III

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn from Common of a Confessor Bishop; one reading of the feast

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the day, rest from Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64)/AM 672 ff; Collect, MD [108]/AM 869

Prime to None:  Antiphons etc from Common

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the day, chapter etc from the Common of a Confessor Bishop; Magnificat antiphon of a doctor, MD (74)/AM 666; collect of the feast

Thursday 12 April - Class IV

Ordinary of Eastertide; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 353*/AM 479-80; collect, MD 344*/AM 475

Friday 13 April  Class IV; St Justin, memorial [EF: St. Hermenegild, Class III]

Ordinary of Eastertide; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 353*/AM 480; collect, MD 344*/475; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [108-9]/AM 869

Saturday 14 April – Office of Our Lady on Saturday, Class IV; SS Tiburtius, Valerian and Maximus, memorial [EF: St Justin, Class III]

Matins: Invitatory, hymn, absolution and versicle of Our Lady on Saturday, reading for Saturday 2 of April

Lauds to None: MD (134)/AM 718 ff; [note that the antiphons and versicles for Prime to None should have alleluias added to them]; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [109-10]/AM 870

I Vespers of Second Sunday after (the Octave of) Easter (Good Shepherd Sunday), MD 354*/481 ff

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter!

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May you have a happy and holy Easter.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Ordo notes for the Octave of Easter (April 1-7, 2018)

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.

The Easter Octave

For the next week the Office is essentially the same each day, a seven day Sunday....

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.

THE ORDO



Sunday 1 April – Easter Sunday, Class I with a Class I Octave

Note: Matins and Lauds are included in the Vigil, so do not need to be said by those who attended it.

Matins: All of the feast, LR 82 ff

Lauds:  is said, note Psalm scheme 2 (92, etc), MD 328*/AM 453 ff

Prime to Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds with proper texts of the feast

Compline: Marian Antiphon, Regina Caeli henceforward

Monday 2 April – Monday in the Octave of Easter, Class I

 Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of Easter Sunday, antiphon of the day, ferial psalms, three readings

Lauds to Compline: All as for Easter Sunday including psalms, except for Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons and collect, MD 335*/AM 460-1

Tuesday 3 April – Tuesday in Octave of Easter, Class I

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of Easter Sunday, antiphon of the day, ferial psalms, three readings

Lauds to Compline: All as for Easter Sunday including psalms, except for Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons and collect, MD 336*/AM 462

Wednesday 4 April – Wednesday in the Octave of Easter, Class I

[Note: The feast of St Isidore is not marked in the Office this year]

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of Easter Sunday, antiphon of the day, ferial psalms, three readings

Lauds to Compline: All as for Easter Sunday including psalms, except for the Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons, and collect, MD 336-7*/AM 462-3

Thursday 5 April – Thursday in the Octave of Easter, Class I

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of Easter Sunday, antiphon of the day, ferial psalms, three readings

Lauds to Compline: All as for Easter Sunday including psalms, except for Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons and collect, MD 337*/AM 463-4

Friday 6 April – Friday in the Octave of Easter, Class I

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of Easter Sunday, antiphon of the day, ferial psalms, three readings

Lauds to Compline: All as for Easter Sunday including psalms, except for Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons and collect, MD 337-8*/AM 464-5

Saturday 7 April – White Saturday in the Octave of Easter, Class I

Matins: Invitatory antiphon and hymn of Easter Sunday, antiphon of the day, ferial psalms, three readings

Lauds to None: All as for Easter Sunday including psalms, except for Benedictus antiphon and collect, MD 338*/AM 465

SEASON OF EASTERTIDE

I Vespers of Low Sunday, MD 339*/AM 473 ff – Psalms of Saturday under one antiphon (Alleluia), texts from the ordinary of Eastertide (AM 466 ff)

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Ordo notes for Holy Week 2018 (March 25-31)

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.

Holy Week

You can find notes on the rubrics for Holy Week here.

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.


THE ORDO 



Sunday 25 March – Palm Sunday (Second Passion Sunday), Class I

[Note feast of the Annunciation is transferred to April 9 this year]

Matins: Ordinary of Passiontide; twelve readings and responsories of the Sunday

Lauds: Antiphons, MD 255*/399 ff with psalm scheme 1 (Ps 50, 117, 62); chapter etc for the day

Prime to None: Antiphons etc, MD 258*/402 ff

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter etc as per I Vespers; Magnificat antiphon, MD 260*/AM 406

Monday 26 March – Monday in Holy Week, Class I

Matins: Ordinary of Passiontide; three readings of the day

Lauds: Antiphons MD 260-1*/404 ff with psalms of Monday; chapter, responsory and hymn of Passiontide, MD 240*/AM 382 ff; Benedictus antiphon and collect, MD 261*/AM 406

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds with psalms of Monday

Terce to None: Antiphons 2, 3 and 5 of Lauds respectively; chapter and versicle of Passiontide; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; Ordinary of Passiontide; Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 261-2*/AM 407

Tuesday 27 March - Tuesday in Holy Week, Class I

Lauds: Antiphons MD 262*/AM 407 ff with psalms of Tuesday; chapter, responsory and hymn for Passiontide; Benedictus antiphon and collect, MD 263*/AM 408

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds with psalms etc of Tuesday

Terce to None: antiphons 2, 3 and 5 of Lauds respectively, MD 262*; chapter and versicle for Passiontide; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn of Passiontide; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 263*/AM 409

Wednesday 28 March - Wednesday in Holy Week, Class I

Matins: Ordinary of Passiontide; three readings of the day

Lauds to None: Antiphons MD 263-4*/AM 409 ff with psalms of Wednesday; Ordinary of Passiontide; Benedictus antiphon and collect, MD 264*/AM 411

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; Ordinary of Passiontide; Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 265*/AM 411

Thursday 29 March – Maundy Thursday, Class I

Note: No introductory prayer or hymns are said, and the Gloria Patri is not said at the end of each psalm. 

Matins: (Tenebrae) - as for the Roman Office, nine psalms and readings

Lauds: (Tenebrae, as for the Roman Office) - MD 265*/AM 413 ff 

Prime to None: MD 279*/AM 421 ff

Vespers: MD 296*/AM 429 ff, Magnificat antiphon of Maundy Thursday, MD 308* [Note: Not said by those who attend the evening Mass]

Compline: MD 305*/AM 436

Friday 30 March –– Good Friday, Class I

See MD 309*ff.  Note that:

  • There are no opening prayers
  • The Gloria Patri is not said at the end of each psalm
  • The psalms etc for Prime to None are set out at MD 279* ff
  • ‘Mortem autem crucis’ is added to the antiphon Christus factus est, MD 282* at the end of each hour

Matins: (Tenebrae) - as for the Roman Office, nine psalms and readings

Lauds: (Tenebrae) - MD 309*/AM 438 ff

Prime to Compline: as for Maundy Thursday

Saturday 31 March – Holy Saturday

See MD 318* ff.  Note that:

  • There are no opening prayers 
  • The Gloria Patri is not said at the end of each psalm
  • The psalms and antiphons to be used are set out at MD 279* ff
  • Propter quod…’ is added to the antiphon Christus factus est, MD 282* at the end of each hour

Matins: (Tenebrae) - as for the Roman Office, nine psalms and readings

Lauds: (Tenebrae) - MD 318*/AM 445 ff

Prime to Compline: as for Maundy Thursday (Note that Compline is not said by those who attend the Vigil) 

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Ordo notes for (First) Passion Week (March 18-24)

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.

Passiontide

You can find notes on the rubrics for Passiontide here.

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.



THE ORDO 



Sunday 18 March – (First) Passion Sunday, Class I

[Note: The feast of St Cyril of Jerusalem is not marked in the office this year]

Matins: Invitatory (Hodie si vocem), hymn (Pange lingua), readings and responsories of the Sunday

Lauds: Antiphons and texts for the day, MD 234*/AM 388 ff with psalm scheme 1 (Ps 50, 117, 62)

Prime to None: Antiphons etc MD 238-9*/AM 391

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter etc as per I Vespers; versicle and Magnificat antiphon MD 239*/AM 393; commemoration of St Joseph, MD [86]/AM 840-1

Monday 19 March – St Joseph, Class I

Matins: All of the feast with twelve readings and responsories, LR 301

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons etc of the feast, MD [87]/AM 841 ff, with a commemoration of the feria, MD 246*/AM 393

Prime to None: Antiphons from Lauds; Terce to None: Chapter etc of the feast

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds; psalms from I Vespers of Apostles, MD (2); chapter etc from I Vespers of the feast, MD [84]/AM 836 ff; Magnificat antiphon, MD [91]/AM 846; commemoration of the feria, MD 246*/AM 394

Tuesday 20 March – Tuesday in Passion Week, Class III [**in some places, St Cuthbert, memorial]

For St Cuthbert, MD 22**

Matins to None: Ordinary of Passiontide, MD 240*/AM 382 ff; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 247-8*/AM 394

I Vespers of St Benedict, MD [91]/AM 847 ff with a commemoration of the feria, MD 248*/AM 394-5

Wednesday 21 March – St Benedict, Class I

Matins: All of the feast with twelve readings and responsories, LR 317 

Lauds: Festal psalms of Sunday with antiphons and texts of the feast; MD [94]/851 ff; commemoration of the feria, MD 248-9*/AM 395

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast

Vespers: As for I Vespers; Magnificat antiphon, MD [99]/AM 858; commemoration of the feria, MD 249*/AM 395

Thursday 22 March - Thursday in Passion Week, Class III

Matins to Vespers: Ordinary of Passiontide; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 249-50*/AM 396

Friday 23 March – Friday in Passion Week, Class III

Matins to Vespers: Ordinary of Passiontide; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 250-2*/AM 397

Saturday March 24 – Saturday in Passion Week, Class III [EF: commemoration of St Gabriel]

Matins to None: Ordinary of Passiontide; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 252*/AM 398

HOLY WEEK

I Vespers of Palm Sunday: Antiphons and psalms of Saturday with chapter and rest from MD 252*/AM 399 ff

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Ordo notes for the fourth week of Lent (March 11-17, 2018)

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.

Lent

You can find notes on the rubrics for Lent here.

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.


THE ORDO 


Sunday 11 March – Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday), Class I

Matins: Invitatory (Non sit vobis), hymn (Ex more), readings and responsories of the Sunday

Lauds: Antiphons etc, MD 223*/AM 371 ff with psalm scheme 1 (Ps 50, 117, 62)

Prime to None: Antiphons etc, MD 226-7*/AM 374

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter, hymn as per I Vespers; versicle and Magnificat antiphon MD 227*/AM 376

Monday 12 March  St Gregory the Great OSB, Class II

Note: There are two options for this Office: Scheme 1 uses the Common of a Confessor Pope with some texts specific to the feast; Scheme 2 uses the Common of a Doctor.  The notes below are based on Scheme 1.

Matins:  Three Nocturns: Invitatory, antiphons and psalms of a Confessor Pope; hymn (LR 434), readings and responsories of the feast

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons and texts of the feast, MD [77]/AM 832 ff; for the commemoration of the feria, MD 227-8*/AM 376

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds; psalms from Common of a confessor bishop, MD (68), texts of the feast, MD [81]/AM 835 ff; for the commemoration of the feria MD 228*/AM 376-7

Tuesday 13 March – Tuesday in the fourth week of Lent, Class III

Matins to Vespers: Ordinary of Lent; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 228-9*/AM 377

Wednesday 14 March – Wednesday in the fourth week of Lent, Class III

Matins to Vespers: Ordinary of Lent; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 229-30*/AM 378

Thursday 15 March –- Thursday in the fourth week of Lent, Class III

Matins to Vespers: Ordinary of Lent; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 230*/AM 379

Friday 16 March - Friday in the fourth week of Lent, Class III

Matins to Vespers: Ordinary of Lent; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 230-1*/AM 380-1

**in some places: I Vespers of St Patrick with a commemoration of the feria, MD 22**

Saturday 17 March – Saturday in the fourth week of Lent, Class III [***in some places, St Patrick, Class I]

For St Patrick, see MD 22** (Common of a confessor bishop)

Matins to None: Ordinary of Lent; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 231-2*/AM 381

PASSIONTIDE

Vespers: I Vespers of First Passion Sunday, MD 232*/AM 387 ff

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Ordo notes for the third week of Lent (March 4-10)

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.

Lent

You can find notes on the rubrics for Lent here.

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.


THE ORDO 




Sunday 4 March – Third Sunday of Lent, Class I

Matins: Invitatory (Non sit vobis), hymn (Ex more), readings and responsories of the Sunday

Lauds: Antiphons, etc from MD 212*/AM 361 ff with psalm scheme 1 (Ps 50, 117, 62)

Prime to None: Antiphons etc, MD 215*/AM 363

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter etc as per I Vespers; versicle and Magnificat antiphon, MD 216*/AM 365
              
Monday 5 March - Monday in the third week of Lent, Class III

Matins to Vespers: Ordinary of Lent, MD 190*/AM 336 ff; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 217*/AM 366

Tuesday 6 March – Tuesday in the third week of Lent, Class III; SS Perpetua and Felicitas, memorial

Matins to Vespers: Ordinary of Lent; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 217-8*/AM 366-7; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [74]/AM 828

Wednesday 7 March - Wednesday in the third week of Lent, Class III; St Thomas Aquinas, memorial

Matins to Vespers: Ordinary of Lent; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 218-9*/AM 367-8; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [75]/AM 828-9

Thursday 8 March   – Thursday in the third week of Lent, Class III [EF: St John of God, memorial]

Matins to Vespers: Ordinary of Lent; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 219-20*/AM 368-9

Friday 9 March – Friday in the third week of Lent, Class IIISt Frances of Rome, memorial

Matins to Vespers: Ordinary of Lent; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 220*/AM 369-70; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [75-6]/AM 830

Saturday 10 March – Saturday in the third week of Lent, Class IIIThe Forty Martyrs, memorial

Matins to None: Ordinary of Lent; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 220-1*/AM 370-1; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [76]/AM 830

I Vespers of the Fourth Sunday of Lent, Antiphons and psalms of Saturday, rest from MD 221*/AM 371 ff