Sunday, 11 July 2010
June 28th - VII Sunday after Pentecost
The seventh Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite. The liturgical colour is white due to being within the Octave of St. John the Baptist. The Vigil of the feast of SS Peter and Paul was liturgically observed yesterday as Vigils are not celebrated when they fall on a Sunday but anticipated on the Saturday.
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 St. John the Baptist 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 the Incipit of the Third Book of the Kings. The lessons are the same as in modern editions of the Breviary. The first lesson includes what is now most of the second lesson in modern recensions ending ...qui adjuvabant partes Adoniae. The second lesson begins Sadoc vero sacerdotes and continues (including verses 9 & 10 omitted in the modern editions) until ...et complebo sermones tuos, the penultimate sentence in modern third lesson. The third lesson begins Ingressa est itaque and continues until ...Nathan propheta venit. (v.22) In the second nocturn (Pss. 15, 16 & 17) the lessons are from St. Jeromes Letter to Nepotianus. These are substantially different from those found in modern recensions. In the third nocturn (Pss. 18, 19 & 20) the homily is from St. Hiliary on St. Matthew's Gospel. These are the same as 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 St. John the Bapist 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. Ther is no third collect. The Credo is sung, the Common Preface is sung.
Vespers are of the following feast of SS Peter and Paul with a corresponding liturgical colour change to red. The antiphons Petrus et Joannes etc are sung with Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 116. The Office hymn is Aurea luce. There are no commemorations or Suffrages. The Dominical preces are omitted at Compline.