Saturday, April 10, 2021

Ordo 21: First week after the Octave of Easter (April 11 - 17)

This week is the first after the Octave of Easter in the 1962 Benedictine Office, so the season of Eastertide. 

Eastertide has its own Ordinary texts, including hymns for Matins, Lauds and Vespers, which can be found at MB 615/MD 346*/AM 466 ff. 

During Eastertide the invitatory antiphons, antiphons, responsory verse and versicles (at the end of each Nocturn in Matins; associated with the chapters at Prime to None and Compline; and with the canticles at Lauds and Vespers) have the word alleluia added to them if one is not already included in the text. 

Note that at Matins, each Nocturn has only one antiphon, and the single short reading is the same each day; at Lauds Psalm 50 and the two variable psalms of the day are said under one antiphon; and at Vespers the psalms are all said under one antiphon. At Sunday Lauds, Psalms 92 and 99 are said instead of Psalm 50&117. At Lauds and Vespers there are canticle antiphons for each day of the Eastertide week. 

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The Ordo


Sunday 11 April – White/Low Sunday (Octave Day of Easter), Class I 

Matins: Invitatory, hymn, antiphons, Gospel, readings and responsories for the Sunday. 

Lauds: Festal psalms with (three) antiphons of Eastertide, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect for Low Sunday, MD 341*/AM 474 ff. 

Prime: Antiphon, MD 344* (AM: As noted in the psalter). 

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the Sunday, MD 344-5*/AM 476. 

2 Vespers of Low Sunday: Psalms of Sunday under one antiphon (AM 476); chapter, responsory, hymn of 1 Vespers, MD 339*/AM 473 ff; versicle and Magnificat antiphon, MD 345*/AM 477.

Monday 12 April Class

Matins: Ordinary of Eastertide: Invitatory, Alleluia..., hymn, Rex sempiterne, one antiphon per Nocturn (alleluia...), versicles and chapter of Eastertide, short lesson and responsory; collect of White Sunday.

 Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*/AM 466 ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 352*/AM 477-8; collect (of White Sunday), MD 344*/AM 475. 

Tuesday 13 April – Class IV; St Justin, Memorial 

 Canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 352*; collect (of White Sunday), MD 344*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [108-9]/AM 869. 

Wednesday 14 April – Class IV; SS Tiburtius, Valerian and Maximus, Memorial 

Canticle antiphons, MD 352-3*/AM 479; collect (of White Sunday), MD 344*/AM 475; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [109-10]/AM 870. 

Thursday 15 April – Class IV

Friday 16 April Class IV 

Saturday 17 April – Class IV; Saturday of Our Lady 

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn, versicles, absolution, blessings, responsory; chapter and collect for the Office of Our Lady in Eastertide; reading for Saturday 3 of April. 

Lauds: Chapter, hymn and collect of the Office of Our Lady, MD (130-1)/AM 714; responsory, versicle and Benedictus antiphon of the Office of Our Lady in Eastertide, MD (135)/AM 718-9. 

Prime: Antiphon of the Office of Our Lady (with alleluia added to end), MD (131)/AM 715. 

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

1 Vespers of the Second Sunday after Easter: Psalms (of Saturday) said under one antiphon of Eastertide, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon (as for Sunday Lauds) and collect, MD 354* ff/AM 481.

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