Saturday, 12 July 2014
June 29th - SS Peter and Paul, Apostles
At Vespers yesterday afternoon the antiphons Petrus et Joannes etc were sung, doubled, with psalms 109, 110, 111, 112 and 116. The Office hymn was Aurea luce et decore roseo. The Suffrages were omitted as were the Dominical preces at Compline.
At Mattins the texts come from the Common of Apostles except for the lessons and responsories. The invitatory is Regem Apostolorum Dominum, Venite adoremus and the Office hymn is Aeterna Christe munera. In the first nocturn the antiphons In omnem terram etc are sung with psalms 18, 33 and 44. The lessons are taken from the Acts of the Apostles. These are the same as those found in later edtions of the Office books. In the second nocturn the antiphons Principes populorum etc are sung with psalms 46, 60 and 63 and the lessons are from a sermon of St. Leo. These are significantly longer than those found in the later books. In the third nocturn the antiphons Exaltabuntur etc are sung with psalms 74, 96 & 98. The homily is from St. Jerome on St. Matthew's Gospel. Again, the lessons are significantly longer than those found in later editions to the extent that the text of the ninth lesson is absent from the modern books. The Te Deum is sung.
At Lauds the antiphons Petrus et Joannes etc are sung with psalms 92, 99, 62-66, Benedicite and 148-149-150. The Office hymn is Jam bone pastor Petre clemens accipe. The Suffrages are omitted during the Octave.
At Prime and the Hours the antiphons sung at Lauds are used in the usual order. At Prime (Pss. 53, 118i & 118ii) the lectio brevis is proper to the feast, Et Petrus etc. The Domincal preces are omitted during the Octave.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the Creed is sung and the preface is of the Apostles.
At second Vespers the antiphons Juravit Dominus etc are sung with psalms 109, 112, 115, 125 and 138. The Office hymn is Aurea luce et decore roseo. After the collect of the feast a commemoration is sung of the Sunday. At Compline the Dominical preces are omitted.