Sunday, 1 July 2012
June 18th - Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
The fourth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite. The liturgical colour of the day 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 SS Mark and Marcellianus. This was 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 . 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 and the lessons continue to be taken from the First Book of the Kings. The first lesson is the same as found in modern recensions, the second lesson continues David autem...grandaevus inter viros (from the modern third lesson) and the third lesson begins Abierunt autem ... quadraginta diebus. However, it then continues Dixit autem... sicut Isai - from v. 17 through to half of v. 20. The responsories are Praeparate corda vestra etc. In the second nocturn (Pss. 15, 16 & 17) the lessons are taken from a Sermon of St. Augustine. These are the same as found in the post Clementine editions. In the third nocturn (Pss. 18, 19 & 20) the homily is from St. Ambrose on St. Luke's Gospel, but the lessons are longer than in modern editions. The eighth and ninth lessons are read together to form the eighth lesson and the ninth lesson is the proper lesson from the Sanctorale for SS Mark & Marcellianus. 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 is sung of SS Mark & Marcellianus. This is followed by Suffrages of the BVM Santa 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 and Quicumque are sung as are the Dominical preces.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of SS Mark & Marcellianus, the third collect is 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 Office hymn is Lucis creator optime. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration is sung of the following feast of SS Gervase and Protase followed by the Suffrages of the BVM, SS Peter and Paul, the Patron and, lastly, for peace. At Compline the Domincal preces are sung.
Art: Jerome Nadal