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

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