Sunday, 27 January 2013
January 14th - Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Vespers yesterday afternoon were second Vespers of the Octave Day of the Epiphany. The antiphons Ante luciferum genitus etc are sung, doubled, with psalms 109, 110, 11, 112 & 113. The Office hymn was Hostis Herodes impie. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Tribus miraculis. After the collect of the Octave Day - which is proper, Deus, cujus Unigenitus - a commemoration of the Sunday was sung followed by a commemoration of St. Felix. At Compline the Dominical preces were omitted.
At Mattins the liturgical colour changes to green and the invitatory is Adoremus Dominum and the Office hymn Primo dierum omnium. In the first nocturn (Pss. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14) the lessons are the Incipit of the Epistle to the Galatians. The first and second lessons are the same as those in the post-Clementine editions of the Breviary. The third lesson is longer and continues Cum autem placuit (...) eum diebus quindecim, i.e. the addition of vv. 15 - 18. In the second nocturn (Pss. 15, 16 & 17) the lessons are from St. Augustine's Expositon on the Epistle to the Galatians. These are the same as those found in later editions. In the third nocturn (Pss. 18, 19 & 20) the homily is from St. Jerome on St. Matthew's Gospel. Again, the lessons are the same as those found in later editions. The eighth and ninth lessons are read together to form the eighth lesson and the ninth lesson is of St. Felix. This is the same as in the post-Clementine editions. The Te Deum is sung.
At Lauds psalms 92, 99, 62-66, Benedicite 148-49-150 are sung. The Office hymn is Aeterne rerum conditor. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration is sung of St. Felix followed by the Suffrages of the BVM Sancta Maria succurre etc, the Apostles Gloriosi principes etc, of the Patron and lastly for peace Da pacem Domineetc.
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 St. Felix, the third collect is of the BVM, Deus, qui salutis. The Credo is sung and the Common Preface is sung.
Vespers are of the Sunday with Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 113. The Office hymn is Lucis creator. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of the following Office of St. Paul the Hermit and of St. Maurus. These are 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 etc. At Compline the Dominical preces are sung.
Art: Jerome Nadal