Thursday, April 15, 2021

Ordo 21: Second week after (the octave of) Easter

The liturgical season is currently that of Eastertide, and the Ordinary texts for the season can be found from page 346* onwards in the Monastic Diurnal.  Note that the default collect for the hours other than Prime and Compline is of the Sunday, and that there are canticle antiphons for each day of the second week after the Easter Octave provided in the 'of time' section of your Office book. 

Sunday 18 April – Second Sunday after (the Octave of) Easter, Class II

 Matins: Invitatory (Surrexit Dominus), hymn (Rex sempiterne), Gospel, readings and responsories of the Second Sunday after Easter. 

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons of Eastertide; chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect, MD 356*/AM 481 ff. 

Prime: Antiphon of Eastertide (as noted in the psalter). 

Terce to None: Antiphons of Eastertide with chapter, versicle and collect of the Sunday, MD 359*/AM 482. 

Vespers: One antiphon (of Eastertide) with chapter, responsory and hymn of 1 Vespers, MD 354*/AM 481 ff; Magnificat antiphon MD 459-60*/AM 483; collect, MD 356*/AM 481 ff. 

Monday 19 April – Class IV 

Ordinary of Eastertide, MD 346*/AM 466 ff; canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 360*/AM 483-4; collect (of Sunday), MD 358*/AM 483. 

Tuesday 20 April Class IV 

Canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 360*. 

Wednesday 21 April – St Anselm, Class III 

Matins: Two nocturns with invitatory antiphon (with alleluia added), hymn, chapter and versicle (with alleluia) of a confessor bishop; reading, responsory and collect of the feast. 

Lauds: Chapter, responsory (with alleluia), hymn, versicle (with alleluia) and Benedictus antiphon (with alleluia) of the Common of a confessor bishop, MD (64)/AM 659 ff; collect of the feast, MD [110]/AM 870. 

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the Common (with alleluia), MD (64)/AM 657. 

Terce to None: Antiphon (with alleluia), chapter and versicle (with alleluia) of the Common, MD (67-8)/AM 662-3; collect of the feast, MD [110]/AM 870. 

Vespers: Chapter, responsory (with alleluia), hymn, versicle (with alleluia) of the Common of a confessor bishop, MD (62)/AM 654 ff; Magnificat antiphon of a doctor, MD (74)/AM 665-6; collect of the feast, MD [110]/AM 870. 

Thursday 22 April – Class IV 

 Canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 361*. 

Friday 23 April – Class IV; St George, Memorial 

Canticle antiphons for Lauds and Vespers, MD 361*. 

Saturday 24 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 4&5 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 Third Sunday in Eastertide: One antiphon of Eastertide, with chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon (as for Sunday Lauds) and collect, MD 362*/AM 487 ff.

 

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