Sunday, 6 May 2012
April 23rd - Third Sunday after Pascha
Today is the third Sunday after Pascha, it is of semidouble rite. It is sometimes referred to as Jubilate from the first words of the introit at Mass, Jubilate Deo omnis terra etc.
Vespers yesterday were 'from the chapter' of the Sunday. The antiphons Sancti tui etc (from the Common of Martyrs in Paschaltide) were sung with psalms 109, 110, 111, 112 and 116. The Office hymn was O Lux beata Trinitas sung with the Paschal Doxology. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration of the preceding Office of SS Soter and Cajus was sung followed by the Paschal Commemoration of the Cross (the antiphon Crucem santam subiit qui infernum confregit, accinctus est potentia, surrexit die teria, Alleluia, the V & R, Dicite in nationibus, Alleluia and Quia Dominus regnavit a ligno, Alleluia and the collect Deus, qui pro nobis Filium tuum crucis patibulum. . At Compline (Pss. 4, 30 vv 1-6, 90, 133) Te lucis was sung to the Paschal tone with the Doxology Gloria tibi Domine etc and the Dominical preces were sung.
At Mattins the invitatory and hymn are sung as previous Sundays of Paschaltide. Again, at the nocturns the psalms are sung under one antiphon. In the first nocturn (Pss. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14) the lessons are Incipit of the Book of the Apocalypse. The lessons are the same as in the post-Clementine editions. In the second nocturn (Pss. 15, 16 & 17) the lessons are taken from the a sermon by St. Augustine. These too are the same as in modern books. In the third nocturn (Pss. 18, 19 & 20) the homily is from St. Augustine, again the same as in the later editions.
At Lauds psalms 92, 99 & 62-66 are sung under the nine-fold Alleluia. Benedicite is sung under the antiphon Surrexit Christus and psalms 148-49-150 are sung under the antiphon Alleluia. The Office hymn is Aurora lucis rutilat. After the collect of the Sunday the Paschal Commemoration of the Cross is sung. The antiphon for the Commemoration of the Cross at Lauds is Crucifixus surrexit a mortuis, et redemit nos, alleluia, alleluia.
At the Hours the psalms are sung under an antiphon consisting of a four-fold Alleluia. At Prime the Dominical psalms are sung (Pss. 53, 118i, 118ii and Quicumque) as are the Dominical preces.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is Concede nos, the third collect Ecclesiae . The Credo is sung and the preface is of Paschaltide.
Vespers are of the Sunday, with the psalms sung under a single antiphon. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration is sung of the following, transferred, feast of St. George. After the collect for St. George the Commmemoration of the Cross is sung with the antiphon Crucem santam subiit qui infernum confregit, accinctus est potentia, surrexit die teria, Alleluia. At Compline (Pss. 4, 30 vv 1-6, 90 & 133) the Dominical preces are sung.
Art: Jerome Nadal