Sunday, 7 May 2017
April 24th - Third Sunday after Pascha
The third Sunday after Pascha, it is of semidouble rite and its liturgical colour is white. It is sometimes referred to as Jubilate from the first words of the introit at Mass, Jubilate Deo omnis terra etc.
At Vespers yesterday afternoon the antiphons Sancti tui etc, from the Common of a Martyr in Paschaltide, were sung with Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 115. From the chapter the Office was of the Sunday and Office hymn was Ad cenam Agni providi. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration of St. George was sung followed by the Paschal Commemoration of the Cross, consisting of the antiphon Crucem sanctam subiit qui infernum confregit, accinctus est potentia, surrexit die teria, Alleluia, the versicle Dicite in nationibus, alleluia and its respond Quia Dominus regnavit a ligno, alleluia followed by the collect Deus, qui pro nobis etc. At Compline Te lucis was sung with the Paschal Doxology and the Dominical preces were sung.
At Mattins the invitatory and hymn are sung as previous Sundays of Paschaltide. Again, at the nocturns the psalms are sung under one antiphon. 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 Apocalypse. The lessons are the same as in the post-Clementine editions. In the second nocturn (Pss. 15, 16 & 17) the lessons are taken from the a sermon by St. Augustine. These too are the same as in the later editions. In the third nocturn (Pss. 18, 19 & 20) the homily is from St. Augustine. This is, again, the same as in the later editions. The Te Deum is sung.
At Lauds psalms 92, 99 & 62-66 are sung under the nine-fold Alleluia. Benedicite is sung under the antiphon Surrexit Christus and psalms 148-49-150 are sung under the antiphon Alleluia. The Office hymn is Aurora lucis rutilat. After the collect of the Sunday the Paschal Commemoration of the Cross is sung. The antiphon for the Paschal Commemoration of the Cross at Lauds is Crucifixus surrexit a mortuis, et redemit nos, alleluia, alleluia.
At the Hours the psalms are sung under an antiphon consisting of a four-fold Alleluia. At Prime the Dominical psalms are sung (Pss. 53, 118i, 118ii and Quicumque) as are the Dominical preces. At the Hours the hymns are sung with the Paschal Doxology.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is Concede nos (of the BVM), the third collect Ecclesiae. The Credo is sung and the preface is of Paschaltide.
At Vespers there is a colour change to red and first Vespers of the feast of St. Mark are sung. The antiphons Sancti tui etc. are again sung, this time doubled, with Pss. 19, 110, 111, 112 & 116. The Office hymn is Tristes erant Apostoli, sung with the Paschal Doxology. After the collect of the feast a commemoration is sung of the Sunday. The Paschal Commemoration of the Cross is omitted. At Compline, Te lucis, is sung with the Paschal Doxology and the Dominical preces are omitted.
Art: Jerome Nadal