Saturday, February 9, 2019

Ordo for Feb 10 - 16

The notes below are intended as an aid to those who wish to say the traditional form of the Benedictine Office according to the 1962 rubrics and books.

The Ordo assumes that the user is familiar with the rubrics of the Benedictine Office and generally only sets out those texts that displace those that are normally used at a particular hour, ie those not included in the psalter section of the Diurnal.  

Those new to this form of the Office should consult the Learn to say the Office page on this blog.

The Office this week

The key feast in this week's calendar is that of St Scholastica, on Sunday, however how it is marked depends on the calendar of the  particular monastery to which you are attached.  The feast is generally first class for all monasteries of women, and so overrides the Sunday.  The Matins texts for the feast can be found on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog.  For monasteries of men, the feast is normally Class II, and so is reduced to a commemoration only this year.

The Office this week is as for 'throughout the year', including for the Office of Our Lady on Saturday.

The Matins readings are for the fifth week after the Epiphany, and can be found on the Lectio Divina Notes Blog

This week also marks the end of Epiphanytide, and the start of the pre-Lenten season of Septuagesima (abolished in the novus ordo calendar).  Accordingly, the alleluia is added to the closing versicles of Saturday Vespers, and solemnly 'buried' until Easter.


List of Abbreviations





MD                              Monastic Diurnal, Farnborough, 2005 and later editions.


AM                              Antiphonale Monasticum, Solesmes, 1934.


LR                               Liber Responsorialis, Solesmes, 1895.


LH                               Liber Hymnarius, Solesmes, 1983.


SupAnt                      Supplement to the Antiphonale Monasticum, Fontgombault 
                                 (Clear Creek)


**                              Indicates a feast celebrated in some places only, for which texts for feast available in supplement at the back of the Monastic Diurnal (page numbers with **).


ff                                  And following pages.


Canticle antiphons  In reference to Lauds and Vespers, refers to the Benedictus and Magnificat respectively.  At Matins, it refers to the third nocturn canticles of Matins used for Sundays and feasts.


Festal psalms           a) At Lauds: Psalm 66, 92, 99, 62, Sunday or festal canticle of the day of the week, Psalms 148-150; 
(b) At Vespers: The psalms of Sunday or of a particular types of saints/feast (ie of one of the ‘Commons’), or specific to the feast; and
(c) At Matins: For the type of saint/feast (ie of the Commons) or specific to the feast.


Sunday 10 February – Fifth Sunday after Epiphany, Class II; Commemoration of St Scholastica (if Class II; or Feast of St Scholastica, Class I)

EITHER: If the feast of St Scholastica would otherwise be Class II, it is marked by a commemoration only this year:

Matins: All as in the psalter; readings, responsories and collect of the Sunday.

Lauds to Vespers: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with canticle antiphons and collect, MD 151*/AM 309; commemoration of St Scholastica at Lauds only, MD [64-5]/AM 817-8.

OR
: If the feast of St Scholastica is Class I:

Matins
Three nocturns with invitatory and hymn of the feast; 
antiphons of the feast, psalms of the Common of Virgins; 
readings and responsories of the feast, Gospel of the Common; 
collect of the feast, LR 288 ff.

Lauds
Festal psalms with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [62]/AM 815 ff; commemoration of the Sunday, Benedictus antiphon, versicle and collect, MD 151*/AM 309.

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD [62]/AM 815.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [65-6]/AM 818.

Vespers:  
Psalms of the Common of Virgins, MD (84); 
antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn and collect of 1 Vespers, MD [59]/AM 818 ff; 
versicle and Magnificat antiphon of 2 Vespers, MD [66]/AM 818-9; commemoration of the Sunday, Magnificat antiphon, versicle and collect, MD 151*/AM 309.

Monday 11 February – Class IV [EF: Apparition of the Immaculate Virgin Mary, Class III; Benedictine Confederation: St. Benedict of Aniane, abbot - Optional Memorial]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year; Matins readings and responsories for the fifth week after the Epiphany; collect, MD 151*/AM 309.

Tuesday 12 February – Class IV [EF: The Seven Founders of the Servite Order, Class III]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 151*/AM 309.

Wednesday 13 February – Class IV

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 151*/AM 309.

Thursday 14 February – Class IV; St Valentine, memorial [in Europe: SS Cyril and Methodius]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 151*/AM 309; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [67]/AM 822.

Friday 15 February – Class IV [EF: commemoration of SS Fautinus and Jovita]

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 151*/AM 309.

Saturday 16 February – Class IV; Saturday of Our Lady

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

Lauds: Office of Our Lady on Saturday - Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the Office of Our Lady, MD (129) /AM 714 ff.

Prime: Antiphon of the Office of Our Lady, MD (131)/AM 715.

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the Office of Our Lady, MD (132-3) /AM 715-6.

1 Vespers of Septuagesima Sunday: Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon, collect and concluding versicle with alleluias, MD 153-4*/AM 311.



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