Sunday, 9 November 2014
October 27th - XXII Sunday after Pentecost
The twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour is green. This year it is the fifth Sunday of October. The Gospel pericopes from St. Matthew contain the account of the Pharisees trying to trap the LORD over tribute to Caesar and the LORD's rebuttal of "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God those things that are God's." The Vigil of SS Simon and Jude was anticipated yesterday on the Saturday, its Office ending with the Mass of the Vigil after None.
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. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Tua est potentia for the Saturday before the ffifth Sunday of October. After the collect of the Sunday the Suffrages of the BVM Sancta Maria succurre etc, the Apostles Petrus Apostolus etc, of the Patron and lastly for peace Da pacem Domine were sung. At Compline the Dominical preces were sung.
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) are sung. The lessons continue from the second book of the Machabees. These are the same as those found in the later editions. In the second nocturn (Pss. 15, 16 & 17) the lessons are from a sermon on the Machabees of St. Gregory Nazianzen. These are the same as those found in the later editions of the Breviary. In the third nocturn (Pss. 18, 19 & 20) the homily is from St. Hiliary on St. Matthew's Gospel. These lessons are the same as in the modern 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 the Suffrages of the BVM Sancta Maria succurre etc, the Apostles Gloriosi principes etc, of the Patron and lastly for peace Da pacem Domine are sung.
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 A cunctis, the third collect chosen by the Dean or Rector. The Credo is sung and the Common Preface is sung.
At Vespers there is a colour change to red and first Vespers of SS Simon and Jude are sung. The antiphons Hoc est preceptum meum etc are sung, doubled, with Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 116. The Office hymn is Exultet caelum laudibus. There are no commemorations and the Suffrages are omitted. At Compline the Dominical preces are omitted.
Art: Jerome Nadal