Sunday, 13 June 2010
May 31st - III Sunday after Pentecost
The third Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite. The liturgical colour is green.
At Vespers yesterday afternoon the antiphons and psalms of Vespers for Saturday (Pss. 143, 144, 145, 146 & 147) were sung. The chapter was O Altitudo and the Office hymn O lux beata Trinitas. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration was sung of St. Petronilla followed by the Suffrages of the BVM Sancta Maria succurre etc, the Apostles Petrus Apostolus etc, of the Patron and lastly for peace Da pacem Domine etc. At Compline the Dominical preces were sung.
At Mattins the invitatory is Adoremus Dominum and the Office hymn Nocte surgentes. In the first nocturn (Pss. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14) are sung the lessons are the First Book of the Kings. The are the same as in modern recensions, the responsories are Praeparate corda vestra etc. In the second nocturn (Pss. 15, 16 & 17) the lessons are taken from the Exposition on the book of Kings of St. Gregory. In the third nocturn (Pss. 18, 19 & 20) the homily (found near the end of the Breviary) is from St. Augustine but the lessons are longer than in modern editions. The seventh lesson is what is now L7 + L8. The eighth lesson is several sentences longer than the modern L9 and the ninth lesson is not found in the modern books. At Lauds the Sunday psalms (Pss. 92, 99, 62-66, Benedicite & 148-49-150) are sung. A commemoration of St. Petronilla is sung followed by the Suffrages of the BVM, SS Peter and Paul, the Patron and for peace.
At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) Quicumque is sung as are the Dominical preces.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St. Petronilla, the third collect A cunctis nos. The Credo is sung, the Common Preface is sung.
Vespers are of the Sunday, with psalms (109, 110, 111, 112 & 113). The Suffrages of the BVM, SS Peter and Paul, the Patron and for peace are sung. At Compline the Domincal preces are sung.
Art: Jerome Nadal