Saturday, September 8, 2018

Ordo notes for the sixteenth week after Pentecost/Second Sunday of September (Sept 9-15) - Updated**

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 indicate where to find the variable texts for the Office each day; for notes on the fixed parts of the Office see the Learn to Say the Benedictine Office notes.

The texts necessary to say Matins of the feasts of the Exaltation of Holy Cross and the Seven Sorrows of the BVM can be found on the Lectio Divina Notes 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
ff = and following pages.


Sunday 9 September – Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II

[Note: The feast of St Gorgonius is not marked in the Office this year]

Matins: All as in the psalter with Nocturn I&II readings, and all responsories for Sunday 2 of September

Lauds to Vespers: All as for Sundays throughout the year, canticle antiphons and collect, MD 475-6*/AM 607-8

Monday 10 September – Class IV [EF: St Nicholas of Tolentino]

Collect, MD 475*/AM 607

Tuesday 11 September - Class IV; SS Protus and Hyacinth, memorial

Collect, MD 475*/AM 607; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [265]/AM 1037

Wednesday 12 September – Class IV [EF: Most Holy Name of Mary]

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 475*/AM 607

Thursday 13 September - Class IV

All as in the psalter; collect, MD 475*/AM 607

Friday 14 September – Exaltation of Holy Cross, Class II

Matins: Invitatory, hymn antiphons and readings of the feast (three Nocturns) with psalms and antiphons of the feast, LR 437

Lauds: Festal psalms (of Sunday) with antiphons and proper texts from MD [266]/AM 1040 ff

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds (omit fourth); psalms of Sunday, MD 203 ff; rest from MD [270]/AM 1038ff, Magnificat antiphon, AM 1046 (O crux benedicta)

Saturday 15 September – The Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class III (EF: Class II)

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn and one reading of the feast, psalms and antiphons of the day

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts, MD [273]/AM 1047 ff; festal psalms

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast

I Vespers of the Third Sunday in September, MD 453-4*/AM 584; Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 476*/AM 609


Robert Mullenax said...

Hi Kate,

Wonderful collection of sites, so helpful! I have the Clear Creek Matins book, an Ibooks Breviarium Romanum and the Breviarium Meum app (based on Divinum Officium). On Friday and Saturday (14-15 September), will the Psalms be correct from Clear Creek, and then I can get antiphons/etc and readings from the other two? if so what rubrics on the Divinum Officium..for Matins I am speaking.


Robert Mullenax said...

Thanks so much, Kate. I have downloaded the LR and will check out your Lectio Divina Blog.

Kate Edwards said...

Dear Robert,

Unfortunately none of the versions of Divinum Officium or the various other online options entirely line up with the 1962 rubrics as far as I know. But there are sources for all of the antiphons etc that you need.

For Saturday (Seven Sorrows), the ferial psalms and antiphons (ie the ones in the Clear Creek book) are used for Class III feasts at Matins, so will be correct for Saturday. The things that change are: the invitatory antiphon, hymn, reading and responsory and the chapter verse (of Our Lady) all of which can be found on my Lectio Divina Notes Blog.

For Exaltation of Holy Cross, you can find the invitatory antiphon and hymn in the Liber Responsorialis, which can be downloaded from CC Watershed:

Translations of the readings and responsories can be found on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.

If I get a chance, I'll try and update the Lectio Divina Notes Blog to provide a listing of the psalms and antiphons; unfortunately it isn't on Divinum Officium or any of the other aps as far as I know.

Robert Mullenax said...

Thanks so much for adding the listing of Psalms and the Antiphons for Exaltation of the Holy Cross!