Sunday, 10 July 2016
June 27th - III Sunday after Pentecost
The third Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour, this year, is white as it is also the Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist.
At Vespers yesterday afternoon the antiphons Paulus et Joannes etc were sung with Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 115. The chapter was O Altitudo and the Office hymn was O lux beata Trinitas. After the collect of the Sunday commemorations were sung of of the preceding Office of SS John and Paul and of the Octave of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. Being within an Octave the Suffrages were omitted as were the Dominical preces at Compline.
At Mattins the invitatory is Adoremus Dominum and the Office hymn is Nocte surgentes. In the first nocturn (Pss. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14) the lessons are taken from the First Book of the Kings. These are the same as in modern recensions, the responsories are Praeparate corda vestra etc. In the second nocturn (Pss. 15, 16 & 17) the lessons are taken from the Exposition on the book of Kings of St. Gregory. In the third nocturn (Pss. 18, 19 & 20) the homily (found near the end of the Breviary) is from St. Augustine but the lessons are longer than in the post-Clementine books. The seventh lesson is consists of text which forms the seventh and eighth lessons in the later books. The eighth lesson is several sentences longer than the modern ninth lesson and the ninth lesson is not found in the later books. The Te Deum is sung.
At Lauds the Dominical psalms (Pss. 92, 99, 62-66, Benedicite & 148-49-150) are sung. The Office hymn is Ecce jam noctis. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration of the Octave is sung. The Suffrages are omitted.
At Prime (Pss. 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. Today there is no third collect. The Credo is sung and the Common Preface is sung.
Vespers are of the Sunday, with psalms (109, 110, 111, 112 & 113). After the collect of the Sunday commemorations are sung of the following feast of St. Leo and of the Octave. The Suffrages are omitted as are the Domincal preces at Compline.
Art: Jerome Nadal