Saturday, May 19, 2018

Ordo for the Octave of Pentecost (May 19-26)


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.

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 20 May - Pentecost Sunday, Class I with Class I Octave

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn, antiphons, psalms, Gospel and twelve readings and responsories of the feast, LR 107 ff

Lauds: Antiphons etc of the feast, MD 396*/AM 520 ff; festal psalms of Sunday

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast, MD 400*/AM 523; at Terce, hymn Veni Creator

Vespers: All as for I Vespers except for the Magnificat antiphon, MD 402-3*/AM 524-5

Monday 21 May – Whit Monday, Class I

Matins: Two nocturns, with invitatory antiphon, hymn, psalms and antiphons as for Nocturns I &II of Sunday with three readings of the day are of the day OR Invitatory and hymn of the feast with psalms of the day

Lauds to Vespers: As for Pentecost Sunday, including the psalms, except the Canticle antiphons and collect, MD 403*/AM 525-6; at Terce, hymn Veni Creator

Tuesday 22 May – Whit Tuesday, Class I

Matins: As for Sunday omitting Nocturn III, with three readings OR Invitatory and hymn of the feast with psalms of the day

Lauds to Vespers: As for Pentecost Sunday except the Canticle antiphons and collect, MD 403-4*/AM 527

Wednesday 23 May – Ember Wednesday, Class I

Matins: Invitatory and hymn of the feast; psalms of the Wednesday under one antiphon of the feast; readings of the day

Lauds to Vespers: As for Pentecost Sunday except the Canticle antiphons and collect, MD 404-5*/.AM 528

Thursday 24 May - Whit Thursday, Class I [Note in Australia, Our Lady Help of Christians is transferred to next Monday in the traditional calendar]

Matins: Invitatory and hymn of the feast; psalms of the Thursday under one antiphon of the feast; readings of the day

Lauds to Vespers: As for Pentecost Sunday except the Canticle antiphons and collect, MD 405*/AM 529-30

Friday 25 May – Ember Friday, Class I

[St Gregory VII is not celebrated in the Office this year]

Matins: Invitatory and hymn of the feast; psalms of the Friday under one antiphon of the feast; readings of the day

Lauds to Vespers: As for Pentecost Sunday except the Canticle antiphons and collect, MD 405-6*/AM 530

Saturday 26 May – Ember Saturday, Class I

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

Matins: Invitatory and hymn of the feast; psalms of the Saturday under one antiphon of the feast; readings of the day

Lauds to None: As for Pentecost Sunday except the Benedictus antiphon and collect, MD 406-7*/AM 531

TIME AFTER PENTECOST (THROUGHOUT THE YEAR)

I Vespers of the Most Holy Trinity, MD 407*/AM 532 ff (Sunday psalms with antiphons and rest of the feast; no commemoration of the Sunday)

**Compline: Marian Antiphon Salve Regina from henceforward

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