Saturday, January 12, 2019

Benedictine Office (1962 rubrics) Ordo for the week of Jan 13 - 19

The notes below are intended as a guide to the Benedictine Office according to the 1962 rubrics and general calendar of the Order.

The page references are to the Monastic Diurnal (MD) reprinted by Farnborough Abbey. the Antiphonale Monasticum (AM) of 1934, and the Liber Responsorialis (LR).

This week in the Office

This year the Commemoration of the Baptism of Our Lord displaces the First Sunday after Epiphany (with no commemoration of the Sunday, as it is a feast of Our Lord), but the collect for the First Sunday is used throughout the week, and the Matins readings are of the first week after the octave of the Epiphany.

The other key point to note is that after Sunday, the Office officially returns to 'time throughout the year', using the chapters and other 'default' texts of the Office as set out in the psalter section of your Office book.


Sunday 13 January – Commemoration of Our Lord’s Baptism, Class II [EF: Holy Family]

For the feast of the Holy Family, MD 3** ff.

Matins:  
Invitatory, hymn, psalms, canticles, antiphons and responsories of the feast of the Epiphany, LR 68 ff; 
Nocturn I readings of the First Sunday after Epiphany, Nocturns II&III readings and collect of the feast.

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Benedictus antiphon of the Epiphany, MD 129*/AM 290 ff; collect of the feast, MD 140*/AM 304.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the feast, MD 129*/AM 290.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle of the Epiphany, MD 132-3*/AM 294; collect of the feast, MD 140*/AM 304.

Vespers
Sunday psalms with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of 1 Vespers of the Epiphany; 
Magnificat antiphon of 2 Vespers of the Epiphany, MD 133*/AM 296; collect of the feast, MD 140*/AM 304 ff.

Monday 14 January  Class IV; St Hilary [EF: Class III] and St Felix, memorials

All as in the psalter for time throughout the year; 
Matins readings and responsories of Epiphany wk 1 (Monday in the week after the First Sunday after the Epiphany); 
collect of the First Sunday after the Epiphany, MD 144*/AM 305; 
for the commemorations at Lauds, MD [24-5]/AM 775.

Tuesday 15 January – Class IV [EF: St Paul the first hermit; Ben Confed: St. Maurus and St. Placid, disciples of our Holy Father St. Benedict – Memorial; ** In some places, Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Class I]

All as in the psalter for time throughout the year with collect, MD 144*/AM 305.

Wednesday 16 January – Class IV; St Marcellus I, memorial [EF: Class III]

All as in the psalter for time throughout the year with collect, MD 144*/AM 305; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [25]/AM 783.

Thursday 17 January – St Antony, Class III

Matins
Two nocturns with invitatory, hymn, chapter and versicle of a Confessor; reading 1&2 of the feria (combine readings 2&3; responsories 1&3 of the feria); reading, responsory 3, and collect of the feast.

Lauds: Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Benedictus antiphon of the Common of a Confessor, MD (78)/AM 672 ff; collect of the feast, MD [26]/AM 783.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the Common, MD (78)/AM 672.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle of the Common, MD (82-3)/674-5; collect of the feast, MD [26]/AM 783.

Vespers
Chapter, responsory and hymn for 1 Vespers of the Common of a Confessor,  MD (75)/AM 667 ff; 
versicle and Magnificat antiphon of 2 Vespers of the Common, MD (83)/AM 675; 
collect of the feast, MD [26]/AM 783.

Friday 18 January – Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Prisca; start of Church Unity Octave, St Peter's Chair]

All as in the psalter for time throughout the year with collect, MD 144*/AM 305.

Saturday 19 January – Class IV; Saturday of Our Lady; Marius, Martha, Audifax and Abachum, memorial

Matins: Office of Our Lady on Saturday -  
Invitatory antiphon, hymn, versicles, absolution, blessings, third responsory and chapter of the Office of Our Lady on Saturday with collect for the Office of Our Lady after Christmas; 
reading and responsories 1&2 of the Saturday after the First Sunday after Epiphany (combine readings 2&3, omit the responsory between them); third reading of Our Lady, of Saturday 3 of January.

Lauds: Office of Our Lady on Saturday - 
Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of the Office of Our Lady, MD (130-1)/AM 714; 
Benedictus antiphon and collect of the Office of Our Lady after Christmas, MD (133-4)/AM 717-8; 
for the commemoration, MD [26]/AM 784.

Prime: Antiphon of Our Lady after Christmas, MD (134)/AM 718.

Terce to None
Antiphon of Our Lady after Christmas, MD (134)/AM 718; 
chapter and versicle of the Office of Our Lady, MD (132-3) /AM 718; 
collect of the Office of Our Lady after Christmas, MD (133-4)/AM 717.

1 Vespers of the Second Sunday after the Epiphany: Magnificat antiphon as in the psalter; collect, MD 147*/AM 306.

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