Sunday, 23 September 2012
September 10th - XVI Sunday after Pentecost
The sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost is, this year, the second Sunday of September and the Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity of the BVM. The Sunday is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour is white. The Gospel pericopes from St. Luke are of the LORD healing the man with dropsy on the Sabbath.
Vespers yesterday afternoon were 'from the chapter' of the Sunday. The antiphons Nativitas gloriosae Virginis Mariae etc were sung with Pss. 109, 112, 121, 126 & 147 from the feast of the Nativity of the BMV. The chapter was O Altitudo and the Office hymn O lux beata Trinitas The Office hymn was O lux beata Trinitas sung with the Doxology and melody of the Incarnation, Gloria tibi Domine etc with the same Doxology sung with all hymns of Iambic metre throughout the Octave. The antiphon on the Magnificat was In omnibus his for the Saturday before the second Sunday of September. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration was sung of the Octave of the Nativity of the BVM. At Compline the Dominical preces were omitted because of 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 continue to be read from the Book of Job. The first lesson consists of text of both the first and second lessons in the post-Clementine editions of the Breviary. The second lesson begins Si venerit ad me and is a sentence longer than the third lesson found in the modern editions continuing until the end of verse 18 of the ninth chapter. The third lesson is entirely absent from the modern books and begins Si fortitudo quaeritur (v.19) and continues until the end of verse 28. In the second nocturn (Pss. 15, 16 & 17) the lessons are from the Book of Morals of St. Gregory. These are the same as those found 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. 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 is sung. The Suffrages are omitted due to the Octave.
At Prime (Pss. 53, 117, 118i & 118ii) Quicumque is sung but the preces are omitted due to the Octave.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of thhe Octave. There is no third collect, being within an Octave. The Credo is sung as is the Common Preface is sung.
Vespers are of Sunday (Ps. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 113). The Office hymn is Lucis creator. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration is sung of the Octave and of SS Protus & Hyacinth. The Suffrages are omitted due to the Octave as are the Dominical preces at Compline.
Art: Jerome Nadal.