Thursday, July 29, 2021

Ordo 21: Tenth week after Pentecost

The season is currently time after Pentecost in the 1962 rubrics and calendar for the Benedictine Office.  Page references given below are to the Farnborough editions of the Monastic Diurnal (MD) and  1934 Antiphonale Monasticum (AM).

Note that from the first Sunday of August onwards, the Matins readings in Nocturns I&II are of the calendar month, rather than continuing the readings from the books of Kings, while those for Nocturn III are of the Sunday. The Magnificat antiphon for Saturday Vespers follows the Matins reading cycle, hence is found in a separate section of the ‘temporale’ to the collect for the relevant Sunday.

Keep in mind also that the notes below assume you are familiar with the ferial (default) Office, and refer to the changes and additions to it: but if you need help on how to use your book and how each of the individual hours are structured, do take a look at the Learn to say the Office page on the blog.

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THE ORDO


Sunday 1 August – Tenth Sunday after Pentecost/First Sunday of August, Class II

 [The feast of the Holy Maccabees is not marked in the Office this year.] 

Matins: All as in the psalter with responsories and Nocturn I&II readings of the First Sunday of August; Nocturn III readings, Gospel and collect of the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost. 

Lauds to Vespers: All as in the psalter with canticle antiphons and collect, MD 469-70*/AM 601. 

Monday 2 August – Class IV; St Alphonsus Mary de Liguori, Memorial  

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 470*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [210].  

Tuesday 3 August Class IV 

Wednesday 4 August – St Dominic, Class III 

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn and chapter of a confessor; reading, responsory and collect of the feast.

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the day; chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle and Benedictus antiphon of the Common of a confessor, MD (78) ff; collect of the feast, MD [211]. 

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

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle of the Common, MD (82-3); collect of the feast, MD [211]. 

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the day; chapter, responsory and hymn of 1 Vespers of a confessor, MD (75) ff; versicle and Magnificat antiphon of 2 Vespers, MD (83); collect of the feast, MD [211].

Thursday 5 August – Class IV; Dedication of the Church of Our Lady of the Snows, Memorial  

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 470*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [211-2]. 

Friday 6 August – Transfiguration of Our Lord, Class II 

Matins: Three nocturns, all of the feast. 

Lauds: Festal psalms (of Sunday) with antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [212] ff. 

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the feast, MD [212]. 

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [214] ff. 

Vespers: Psalms of Sunday with antiphons of the feast, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [216] ff. 

Saturday 7 August – Class IV; Saturday of Our Lady; SS Sixtus II, Felicissimus and Agapitus, Memorial 

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn, versicles, absolution, blessings, responsory, chapter and collect of the Office of Our Lady on Saturday; reading of Saturday 1 of August. 

Lauds: Chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the Office of Our Lady, MD (129) ff; for the commemoration, MD [219]. 

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

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

1 Vespers of the Second Sunday of August: Magnificat antiphon, MD 451*; collect of the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, MD 471*. 


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