Saturday, May 5, 2018

Ordo for the fifth week after Easter (May 6-12)

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.


You can find notes on the rubrics for Eastertide here.

This week marks the feast of the Ascension though, and from Friday onwards, the texts are those of the Ascensiontide season

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


Sunday 6 May – Fifth Sunday after Easter, Class II

Matins: Invitatory (Surrexit Dominus), hymn (Rex sempiterne), Gospel, twelve readings and responsories of the Sunday

Lauds: (Three) Antiphons for Eastertide with festal psalms for Eastertide, rest from MD 373*/AM 499 ff

Prime to None: Antiphons of Eastertide, Sunday psalms; Terce to None:  chapter verse, versicle and collect, MD 373-4*/AM 500 ff

Vespers: Psalms of Sunday under one antiphon; chapter of Lauds; responsory and hymn, MD 354*/AM 466; Magnificat antiphon, MD 375*/AM 501

Monday 7 May – Class IV (Rogation Day) [EF: St Stanislaus, Class III]

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*/AM 466 ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers (Monday in the fifth week after Easter), MD 375*/AM 501-2; collect, MD 373-4*/AM 500

Tuesday 8 May – Class IV (Rogation Day)

Ordinary of Eastertide; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 375-6*/AM 503; collect, MD 373-4*/AM 500

Wednesday 9 May – Vigil of the Ascension, Class II; Commemoration of St Gregory Nazianzen

Matins: All as for the Ordinary of Eastertide except for the three readings and responsories of the day

Lauds to None: all as for ordinary of Paschaltide; collect, MD 373-4*/AM 504; at Lauds, versicle and Benedictus antiphon MD 376*/AM 503-4; commemoration of St Gregory, MD (63)&[141]/AM 905


I Vespers of the Ascension, see MD 376*/AM 505 ff

Thursday 10 May - The Ascension of Our Lord, Class I

Matins: Invitatory, hymn, antiphons, psalms, Gospel, twelve readings and responsories of the feast, LR 94 ff

Lauds: Festal psalms with proper antiphons and texts of the feast, MD 379*/AM 508 ff

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast, MD 382-3*/AM 511

Vespers: as for I Vespers, with Magnificat antiphon, MD 383*/AM 512

Friday 11 May - SS Philip and James, Class II [Ben. Confed: St. Odo, St. Maiolus, St. Odilo, St. Hugh and Blessed Peter the Venerable, abbots of Cluny – Memorial]

Matins: All from the Common of Apostles during Eastertide (LR 162), except for readings and responsories, of the feast

Lauds to Vespers: Antiphons and canticle antiphons of the feast, MD [142]/AM 893 ff, rest from the Common of Apostles in Eastertide, MD (23) ff.  At Lauds and Vespers, festal psalms.

Saturday 12 May – Our Lady on Saturday, Class IV; SS Nereus, Archilleus and Pancras, memorial [EF: Class III, and Domitilla]

Matins: Office of our Lady in Eastertide with reading for Saturday 2 in May

Lauds to None: Office of Our Lady, MD (134)/718 ff; note that the antiphons and versicles for Prime to None should have alleluias added to them; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [146]/AM 905

I Vespers of the Sunday after the Ascension, MD 388*/AM 513 (Note antiphon is Alleluia…)

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