Sunday, 18 July 2010
July 5th - VIII Sunday after Pentecost - Sunday within the Octave of SS Peter and Paul
Today is the Sunday within the Octave of SS Peter and Paul and the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost. The Sunday is of semi-double rite and the liturgical colour of the day is red.
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 of the Octave of SS Peter and Paul was sung. The Suffrages were omitted due to the Octave. At Compline the Dominical preces were omitted due to the Octave.
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 and the lessons are a continuation from the third book of Kings for the Eighth Sunday. These are the same as those found in modern editions of the Breviary. In the second nocturn (Pss. 15, 16 & 17) the lessons are from the writings of St. Augustine on the City of God. These are substantially longer than than those found in modern recensions. In the third nocturn (Pss. 18, 19 & 20) the homily is from St. Jerome on St. Luke's Gospel. Again the version in the Tridentine Breviary is longer than that found in modern editions. The Te Deum is sung.
At Lauds the Sunday psalms (Pss. 92, 99, 62-66, Benedicite & 148-49-150) are sung. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration of the Octave of SS Peter and Paul is sung. The Suffrages are omitted because of the Octave.
At Prime (Pss. 117, 118i & 118ii) Quicumque is sung but the Dominical preces are omitted because of the Octave.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of the Octave. There is no third collect. The Credo is sung, the Preface is of the Apostles.
Vespers are of the following Octave Day of SS Peter and Paul with a commemoration of the Sunday. The Suffrages are omitted at Vespers as are the Dominical preces at Compline.
Art: Jerome Nadal