Saturday, January 27, 2018

Ordo notes for the week of Septuagesima Sunday (Jan 28-Feb 3)

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).

You can find notes on the rubrics of Septuagesimatide here.  The key thing to remember is that the word Alleluia is not used after I Vespers of this Sunday, and so alternative antiphons for phrases are substituted in.

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.

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 28 January – Septuagesima Sunday, Class II

[The feast of St Cyril is not marked in the Office this year]

Matins: Invitatory antiphon for the Septuagesimatide Sundays (Preoccupemus faciem Domini); hymn Primo dierum (from the psalter); readings, responsories and collect of the Sunday; note that the Alleluia is not used, antiphons for Septuagesima instead.

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts, MD 154*/AM 312 ff, with psalms of Sunday (Ps 50, 117, 62)

Prime to None: Antiphons etc for the day from MD 158-9*

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter, responsory, hymn etc for the day, from MD 159*/AM 315 ff

Monday 29 January – Class IV; St Francis de Sales, memorial [EF: Class III]

**For St Frances as Class I, see MD 21**

Matins: Note: In Nocturn II, antiphons of Septuagesima henceforth; three readings of the day (feria II after Septuagesima Sunday)

Collect, MD 157*/AM 313

Laudsfor the commemoration, MD [44–5]/AM 665/798

Vespers: Magnificat antiphon MD 161*/AM 316

Tuesday 30 January – Class IV [EF: St Martina]

Collect, MD 157*/AM 313; Magnificat antiphon for Vespers, MD 161*/AM 317

Wednesday 31 January – Class IV; St John Bosco, memorial [EF: Class III]

Collect, MD 157*/AM 313

Lauds: for the commemoration, MD [45-6]/AM 743 (plus collect from SupAM 35 or Missal or Diurnal)

Vespers: Magnificat antiphons MD 161*/317

Thursday 1 February - St Ignatius, Class III

Matins: Invitatory and hymn from Common of a martyr (LR 148); psalms and antiphons of the day; reading 1&2 of the feria (combine readings 2&3; use responsories 1&3 of the feria), third reading and responsory  of the feast

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of the day, the rest from the Common of one martyr, MD (31)/AM 641; collect of the feast, MD [46]/AM 800

Prime to None: Antiphons, etc from the common

Friday 2 February - Purification of the BVM, Class II

Matins: Invitatory of the feast, Ecce venit ad templum, LR 433; hymn, psalms and antiphons from the Common of feasts of the BVM, LR 245; Gospel, twelve readings and responsories of the feast

Lauds: Proper antiphons and texts for the feast, MD [49]/AM 802 ff with festal psalms

Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds; chapter, versicle and collect of the feast at Terce to None

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds; psalms and propers from Common of BVM, MD (119)/AM 800, Magnificat antiphon, MD [51-2]/AM 805

****Compline: Antiphon of Our Lady, Ave Regina Caelorum, MD 266/AM 175 or 179 (and henceforward)

Saturday 3 February  Saturday of Our Lady; St Blase, Memorial

Matins: Reading 3 of Our Lady, Saturday 1 in February

Lauds to None: MD (129) ff; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [52]/AM 737/805

I Vespers of Sexagesima Sunday, MD 162*/AM 318 ff

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