Sunday, 20 November 2016
November 7th - XXII Sunday after Pentecost - Sunday within the Octave of All Saints
The twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and, this year, it is also the third Sunday of November and the Sunday within the Octave of All Saints. Its liturgical colour is white for the Octave. 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 Second Sunday of November and its week are omitted this year.
At Vespers yesterday afternoon the antiphons Vidi turbam magnam etc were sung, not doubled, with Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 116. From the chapter, O Altitudo the Office was of the Sunday. The Office hymn was O lux beata Trinitas. 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 of the Octave was sung. The Suffrages were omitted 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. 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 a commemoration of the Octave is sung. The Suffrages are omitted.
At Prime (Pss. 53, 117, 118i & 118ii) Quicumqueis sung but the Dominical preces are omitted.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of the Octave. Being a Sunday within an Octave there is no third collect. The Credo is sung and the Common Preface is sung.
First Vespers of the Octave Day of All Saints are sung. The antiphons Vidi turbam magnam etc are again sung, this time doubled, with Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 116. The Office hymn is Christe Redemptor omnium. After the collect of the feast a commemoration of the Sunday is sung. The Suffrages are omitted as are the Domincal preces at Compline.
Art: Jerome Nadal