Sunday, 20 November 2011

November 7th - XXIII Sunday after Pentecost - Sunday within the Octave of All Saints

The twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost is this year the third Sunday of November. The Sunday is of semi-double rite and the liturgical colour is white, the colour of the Octave. This year the second Sunday of November and its week are omitted.

At Vespers yesterday afternoon the antiphons Vidi turbam magnam etc and psalms of Vespers for All Saints (Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 115) were sung. The chapter, O altitudo, and hymn were of the Sunday. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Muro tuo for the Saturday before the third Sunday of November. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration was sung of the Octave. The Suffrages were omitted due to the Octave as were the Dominical preces at Compline.

At Mattins 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
Book of the Prophet Daniel. The first and second lessons are the same as those found in later editions of the Breviary but the third lesson is a sentence shorter, ending with the words ..facies cum servis tuis. In the second nocturn (Pss. 15, 16 & 17) the lessons are from the book to Virgins by St. Athanasius. These are the same as those found in modern editions. In the third nocturn (Pss. 18, 19 & 20) the homily is from St. Jerome on St. Matthew's Gospel. The seventh lesson contains the text of both the modern seventh and eighth lessons. The eighth lesson consists of all of the text found in the modern ninth lesson and additional text absent from the modern books. The text of the ninth lesson is entirely absent from the later editions of the Breviary. 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.

At Prime (Pss. 53, 117, 118i & 118ii) Quicumque is sung but the Dominical preces are omitted.

Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of the Octave. There is no third collect. The Credo and the common preface are sung.

Vespers are first Vespers of the Octave Day of All Saints. The antiphons Vidi turbam magnam etc are sung, doubled, with Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 116. The Office hymn is Christe Redemptor omnium. After the collect of the feast commemorations are sung of the Sunday and of the Four Crowned Martyrs. The Suffrages are omitted as are the Dominical preces at Compline.

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