Sunday, 12 September 2010
August 30th - XVI Sunday after Pentecost
The sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and is, this year, the first Sunday of September. The liturgical colour is green from the Office of Mattins onwards.
Vespers yesterday afternoon were second Vespers of the feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist. The liturgical colour of the feast was red. The antiphons Herodes enim tenuit etc were sung with the psalms of Second Vespers from the Common of Martyrs (Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 115). After the collect of the feast a commemoration of the Sunday was sung, the antiphon on the Magnificat was Cum audisset Jobfor the Saturday before the first Sunday of September. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration of SS Felix and Adauctus was sung. The Suffrages were omitted because of the concurring double feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist, likewise a Compline the Dominical preces were omitted.
At Mattins the liturgical colour changes to green. 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 Incipit of the Book of Job. The first lesson continues until ...et biberunt cum eis in what is now the modern second lesson. The second lesson begins Cumque in orbem... and continues until Circuivi terram et perambulavi eam. The third lesson begins Dixitque Dominus ad eum... and continues until ...Satan a facie Domini(v.12) In the second nocturn (Pss. 15, 16 & 17) the lessons are from the Book of Morals of St. Gregory the Great. These are the same as those in the modern books. In the third nocturn (Pss. 18, 19 & 20) the homily is from St. Ambrose on St. Luke's Gospel. The eighth and nine lessons are slightly longer than those found in modern editions. There are read as one. with lessons seven and eight comprising of the text of the modern three third nocturn lessons. The ninth lesson is of SS Felix and Adauctus. 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 SS Felix and Adauctus is sung followed by the the Suffrages of the BVM Sancta Maria succurre etc, the Apostles Gloriosi principes etc, of the Patron and lastly for peace Da pacem Domine etc.
At Prime (Pss. 53, 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 SS Felix and Adauctus, the third collect A cunctis. The Credo is sung, the Common Preface is sung.
Vespers are of Sunday (Ps. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 113). After the collect of the day a commemoration is sung of St. Giles and Twelve Holy Brothers. These commemorations are followed by the Suffrages of 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 are sung.
Art: Jerome Nadal