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

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