The twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite and its liturgical colour, from Mattins, is green. This year it the third Sunday of November. Proper texts from the fifth Sunday after the Epiphany are used with the texts in the Missal and Breviary for the twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost. The Gospel pericopes from St. Matthew contain the parables of the man who sows wheat in a field whose enemies then sow cockle in its midst. The semi-double feast of St. Martin I is transferred to Monday.
At Vespers yesterday afternoon the antiphons proper to the feast of St. Martin Dixerunt discipuli etc were sung, doubled, with psalms 109, 110, 111, 112 & 131.The Office hymn was Iste Confessor. After the collect of the feast a commemoration was sung of the Sunday (the antiphon on the Magnificat being Muro tuo for the Saturday before the third Sunday of November). 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. Augustine on St. Matthew's Gospel. These lessons are the same as in the post-Clementine editions. The Te Deum is sung.
At Lauds the Sunday psalms (Pss. 92, 99, 62-66, Benedicite 148-149-150) are sung. After the collect of the the Suffrages of the BVM Sancta Maria succurre etc, the Apostles Gloriosi principes etc, of the Patron and lastly for peace Da pacem Domine were sung.
At Prime (Pss. 53, 117, 118i & 118ii) both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are sung.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is A cunctis, the third collect is chosen by the Dean or Rector. The Credo and the common preface are sung.
Vespers are of the Sunday with psalms 109, 110, 111, 112 & 113. The Office hymn is Lucis creator. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration of the following, transferred, feast of St. Martin is sung followed by the Suffrages of of the BVM Sancta Maria succurre etc, the Apostles Petrus Apostolus etc, of the Patron and lastly for peace Da pacem Domine . At Compline the Dominical preces .