The twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite. This year it is the first Sunday of November. As this year there are twenty-eight Sundays after Pentecost, following the praxis introduced into the 1568 Breviary, the pericopes at Mass, and the third nocturn lessons of Mattins, antiphons for the NT canticles and collect come from the third Sunday after the Epiphany. The introit, intra-pericope chants, offertory and communion are those given in the Missal for the twenty-third Sunday. The Gospel pericopes from St. Matthew's Gospel contain the text of the LORD healing a leper and the centurion’s servant and commending the centurion for his faith. The liturgical colour, from Mattins, is green.
Vespers yesterday afternoon were second Vespers of the feast of the Apostles SS Simon and Jude. The antiphons Juravit Dominus etc were sung, doubled, with psalms 109, 112, 115, 125 & 138. The Office hymn was Exultet caelum laudibus. After the collect of the feast a commemoration of the Sunday was sung with the antiphon Vidi, Dominum (for the Saturday before the first Sunday of November) and with the collect for the third Sunday after the Epiphany. The Suffrages were omitted due to the double feast 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) are sung. The lessons are the Incipit of the book of the Prophet Ezechiel. These are longer than those found in the modern editions. The first lesson continues with half of the text of the modern second lesson Et in medio ejus... until ..quasi aspectus aeris candentis. The second lesson begins Et manus hominis.. and continues until ..nec revertebantur cum ambularent - the end of the modern third lesson. The third lesson begins Et similitudo animalium... until ..spiritus enim vitae erat in rotis, vv. 13-19. In the second nocturn (Pss. 15, 16 & 17) the lessons are from the Exposition of St. Gregory on Ezechiel the Prophet. These are the same as those found in the modern editions except the sixth lesson is a sentence longer. In the third nocturn, Pss. 18, 19 & 20, the homily is from St. Jerome on St. Matthew's Gospel. These are the same as in the modern editions. The Te Deum is sung.
At Lauds the antiphons and psalm of Sunday (Pss. 92, 99, 62-66, Benedicite 148-49-150) are sung. The Office hymn is Aeterne. The antiphon on the Benedictus is Cum descendisset etc appointed for the third Sunday after the Epiphany. 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) both Quicumque and the Dominical preces are sung.
Mass is sung after Terce. The introit is Dicit Dominus etc Gloria is sung, the second collect A cunctis, the third collect is chosen by the Dean or Rector. The Credo is sung and the Common Preface is sung.
Vespers are of the Sunday (Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 113). 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 are sung. At Compline the Dominical preces are sung.