Saturday, May 26, 2018

Ordo for the first week after Pentecost (May 27- June 2)

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).

Time after Pentecost

The Ordinary of the Office for time throughout the year is set out in the psalter section of the Diurnal.

Note that the collect for the week (used at all of the hours except Prime and Compline, except when displaced by a feast such as Corpus Christi) is of the First Sunday after Pentecost, not that of Trinity 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.


Sunday 27 May – Feast of the Most Holy Trinity, Class I

[St Bede is not celebrated in the Office this year]

Matins: All of the feast, with three Nocturns (Invitatory antiphon and hymn, LR 440-1; psalms, canticles, antiphons, Gospel, twelve readings and responsories of the feast)

Lauds: Festal psalms, of the feast, MD 409/AM 535 ff

Prime: Antiphon of the feast, after the psalms, the Athanasian Creed is said, MD 411*/AM 539 ff

Terce to None: Antiphons, chapters and versicle of the feast, MD 416*/AM 541 ff

Vespers: As for I Vespers except for Magnificat antiphon, MD 418*/AM 541 (no commemoration of the Sunday)

Monday 28 May - Class IV [EF: St Augustine OSB, Class III; Australia and NZ: Our Lady Help of Christians, transferred]

All as in the psalter for time throughout the year (at Matins, short reading of the day of the week), collect of the first Sunday after Pentecost, MD 418*/AM 535 (Deus in te sperantium)

Australia: Our Lady Help of Christians, MD 28** (for Matins, Common of the BVM)

Tuesday 29 May - Class IV [EF: St Mary Magdalen of Pazzi]

Matins to Compline: All as set out in the psalter – At Matins one reading of the day for summer; collect, MD 418*/AM 535

Wednesday 30 May – Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Felix]

Matins to None: All as in the psalter for time throughout the year, collect, MD 418*/AM 535

I Vespers of Corpus Christi: Psalms and antiphons, etc of the feast, MD 419*/AM 543 ff

Thursday 31 May – Corpus Christi, Class I

: All of the feast, with three Nocturns/twelve readings and responsories, LR 119 ff

LaudsFestal psalms of Sunday with antiphons etc of the feast, MD 427*/550 ff

Prime to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle, MD 430-1*/AM 554

Vespers: As for I Vespers, MD 419* ff except for the Magnificat antiphon, MD 431*/AM 555

Friday 1 June – Class IV [EF: St Angela Merici]

All as in the psalter for time throughout the year, collect, MD 418*/AM 535

Saturday 2 June – Our Lady on Saturday, Class IV; SS Marcellinus and Peter, memorial [EF: and St Erasmus]

Matins to None: Office of Our Lady; at Matins, reading for Saturday 1 in June; MD (129)/714 ff; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [151]/AM 914

I Vespers of the Second Sunday after Pentecost, MD 432*/AM 556

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