Thursday, August 5, 2021

Ordo 21: Eleventh 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 8 August – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost/Second Sunday of August, Class II; In Australia: St Mary of the Cross (McKillop), Patronal feast

 [The feast of St Cyriacus is not marked in the Office this year.] For St Mary of the Cross, Common of virgins.

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

Lauds to Vespers: All as in the psalter with canticle antiphons and collect MD 470-1*/AM 602. 

Monday 9 August – Vigil of St Lawrence, Class III [OF in Europe/Optional Class III: St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)] 

Matins: Two nocturns with three readings of the feast; responsories of Nocturn I of the preceding Sunday. 

Lauds to Vespers: All as in the psalter for the day except for the collect, of the Vigil (other than at Prime), MD [220]. 

Tuesday 10 August – St Lawrence, Class II 

Matins: Three Nocturns, all of the feast. 

Lauds: Antiphons of the feast with festal psalms; chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Benedictus antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [221] ff. 

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the feast, MD [221]. 

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast, MD [223] ff. 

2 Vespers: Psalms of 2 Vespers of a martyr (Ps 109, 111, 112, 115) with antiphons of Lauds; chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [225] ff. 

Wednesday 11 August – Class IV; St Tiburtius, Memorial [EF: and St Susanna] 

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 471*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [227-8]. 

Thursday 12 August – Class IV; S. Clare, Memorial [EF: Class III] 

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 471*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [228]. 

Friday 13 August – Class IV; SS Pontianus and Hippolytus, Memorial [EF: SS Hippolytus and Cassian] 

All as in the psalter for throughout the year with collect, MD 471*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [228-9]. 

Saturday 14 August – Vigil of the Assumption, Class II 

Matins: Two Nocturns, all as in the psalter, except for three readings and collect of the Vigil; responsories 1-3 of the third nocturn of the Second Sunday of August. 

Lauds to None: All as in the psalter with collect of the Vigil (other than at Prime), MD [229] 

1 Vespers of the Assumption: Psalms of the Common of the BVM (109, 112, 121, 126), MD (119) ff/AM 702; antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn, versicle, Magnificat antiphon and collect of the feast, MD [230] ff; commemoration of the Sunday, versicle and Magnificat antiphon, MD 451* and collect, MD 472*.

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