Monday, December 30, 2013

Ordo for I-XIII January


1. Circumcision of Our Lord and Octave Day of Christmas, Double II Class, White. Proper Office. Doxology of the Incarnation at hymns of iambic meter sung in the melodies given for Christmas; this continues until None on 5 January inclusive. At Prime, verse Qui natus es de Maria Virgine, short lesson as on Christmas. At Mass, Gloria and Credo, Preface and Communicantes of the Nativity. At Vespers, commemoration of the following day.

2. Octave Day of St. Stephen, Protomartyr; Double, Red. Office and Mass as on the feast but with a proper lessons at Mattins and Collect for the Octave Day. At Mass, Gloria and Credo, Preface of the Nativity but no proper Communicantes. At Vespers, from the Chapter onward of the following day with commemoration of the preceding.

3. Octave Day of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist, Double, White. Office and Mass as on the feast; proper lessons at Mattins. At Mass, Gloria and Credo, Preface of the Nativity but no proper Communicantes. At Vespers, from the Chapter onward of the following day with commemoration of the preceding.

4. Octave Day of the Holy Innocents, Martyrs; Double, Red. Office as on the feast, but with proper lessons and Te Deum at Mattins. At Mass, Gloria, Alleluia, and Credo, Preface of the Nativity but no proper Communicantes.  Vespers of the following day with commemoration of the preceding.

5. Vigil of the Epiphany; Semidouble, White. Privileged Vigil of the second class. Office as on the Circumcision except for proper lessons at Mattins and Collect of the Vigil. Mass formulary taken from the Sunday within the Octave of Christmas with proper elements for the Vigil, Gloria, Comm. of St. Telesphorus, Pope & Martyr, Credo, Preface but not the Communicantes of the Nativity. Two Votive Masses of the Holy Name of Jesus with commemoration of the Vigil may be offered today. Vespers of the following day without any commemorations. From now until Compline of 13 January inclusive, proper doxology and melody of the Epiphany at the hymns of iambic meter.

6. Epiphany of Our Lord; Double I Class, White with Octave. Proper Office. At Mattins, no Invitatory and Hymn today only, begins immediately with first nocturne; 7th. antiphon w/ Ps. 94 chanted antiphonally as indicated today only, Te Deum. At Lauds, no commemorations. At Prime, verse Qui apparuisti hodie and short lesson Omnes de Saba today and throughout the Octave. At Mass, Gloria, no comm, Credo, Preface and Communicantes of the Epiphany today and throughout the Octave.At Second Vespers, no commemorations.

7-11. Days within the Octave of the Epiphany; Semidouble, White. All as on the feast except Mattins have an Invitatory and hymn, Ps. 86 replaces Ps. 94 along with the corresponding antiphon at the beginning of the third nocturne, and the lessons are proper each day. At Vespers and Lauds, proper antiphons each day at the Magnificat and Benedictus, no commemorations except for 10/11 January (comm. of St. Hyginus, Pope & Martyr). Seasonal orations commemorated at Mass. On 11 January, Vespers of the following Sunday within the Octave w/ comm. of the Octave.

12. Sunday within the Octave of the Epiphany; Semidouble, White. Office as on the days within the Octave. At Mattins, lessons proper (first nocturne - occurring Scripture = I Corinthians for Sunday, Week I after Epiphany). At Lauds, Benedictus antiphon proper for the Sunday, comm. of the Octave (12 January antiphon). At Mass, proper formulary for the Sunday, Gloria, Comm. of the Octave, Credo, Preface and Communicantes of the Epiphany. Two Votive Masses of the Holy Family may be offered with comm. of the Sunday and the Octave, but without the Proper Last Gospel because it is the same as that of the Sunday.Vespers of the following day w/ comm. of the Sunday.

13. Octave Day of the Epiphany; Double Major, White. All as on the feast except Mattins follow as for days within the Octave, and the proper Gospel given for the Octave Day at Mass. At Vespers, comms. of St. Hilary and St. Felix from the following day. After Compline, the doxologies and melodies for the hymns return to the Per Annum formularies.

Notes:

1. The Octave Days of the Comites feasts are preserved as Doubles.

2. The CTO does not adopt of the newer feasts of the Holy Name of Jesus and the Holy Family as these are mainly devotional and mostly redundant. In the case of the former, it is an extension of one aspect contained in the Circumcision; in the case of the latter, it is partly the same as that of the Sunday it replaces in the post-1911/1913 Kalendar. The CTO laments the permanent displacing (and tranferring of the Mass) of the Sunday within the Octave of the Epiphany in newer Kalendars, so we aim to rectify this occurrence by not observing the feast of the Holy Family universally. The CTO is undetermined as to when a better time, if any, should be accorded to this feast as a local concession. Likewise, we see the Holy Name as unnecessarily displacing the Vigil of the Epiphany when 5 January falls on Sunday, but we would concede a local feast for the Holy Name affixed always to 2 January and never on Sunday except by accidental occurrence of the date. In both cases, however, we do make a concession that two Votive Masses taken from the 20th. century Mass formularies may be offered on the respective Sundays, but the Office of the Octave reigns supreme for its entirety.

3. No other feasts or added or subtracted or reduced in rank as found in the 1568/1570 Kalendar.

4. The Octave of the Epiphany excludes the celebration of feasts below the rank of Double I Class on particular Kalendars. Any such local feast would be transferred to the first day below Double rank after the Octave.





Tuesday, December 24, 2013

IX ante Kalendas Januarii - Vigilia Nativitatis Domini

Tuesday, 24 December 2013
Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord; Privileged Vigil of the First Class, Violet
At Mattins - Simple Rite; From Lauds - Double Rite

Office: Proper for the Vigil. Hymns at the Hours are sung in the Advent melody with the regular doxology.


At Mattins: Invitatory Hodie scietis from the Proper, Hymn Verbum supernum from the Common of Advent, 1 nocturne = antiphons and psalms from the Psalter for Tuesday, Versicle Proper Hodie scietis, 3 lessons and responds from the Proper, No Te Deum.

At Lauds: Antiphons Judea et Jerusalem, etc.(doubled) from the Proper w/ psalms of Sunday, Chapter properHymn Vox clara ecce intonat from the Common of Advent, and Versicle from the Proper, Benedictus antiphon Orietur from the Proper, Collect from the Proper, No Commemorations or Suffrages.

At Prime: First antiphon from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 118.1, and 118.2; Chapter Regi, Verse in short respond = Qui venturus es in  mundum, No Preces, Special introduction in the Martyrology announcing Our Lord's Nativity sung in the tones indicated, Short Lesson Per quem from the Proper.

At the Hours: Respective antiphons from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118, all else as in the Proper.

At Mass (after None): No Gloria, No Commemorations, Alleluia and its verse are omitted, No Credo, Common Preface (or Preface of Advent ad libitum), Benedicamus Domino.

CRASTINA DIE DELEBITUR INIQUITAS TERRAE; 
ET REGNABIT SUPER NOS SALVATOR MUNDI!!!

After None/Mass, Advent expires and the Christmas season begins. The liturgical color changes to white for Our Lord's Nativity. From now until Second Vespers of the Purification, the verse and oration after the Marian Anthem (which remains Alma Redemptoris Mater) are Post partum and Deus qui salutis, respectively. From now until None of 5 January inclusive, unless the contrary be stated, the proper doxology of the Incarnation Gloria tibi, Domine, qui natus es de Virgine is employed in all hymns of iambic pentameter in Offices both of the season and on feasts, and all hymns are sung in the melodies given for Christmas.

At Vespers: Antiphons Rex pacificus etc.(doubled) w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116 from the Proper, Chapter, Hymn Christe, Redemptor omnium, and Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat antiphon Cum ortus fuerit from the Proper, Collect from the Proper, No Commemorations or Suffrages.

At Compline: Te lucis sung in the proper melody and doxology for Christmas, No Preces, Alma Redemptoris Mater sung in the Solemn Tone, kneeling.



Friday, December 20, 2013

XII ante Kalendas Januarii - S. Thomae Apostoli - O Oriens

Saturday, 21 December 2013
St. Thomas, Apostle & Martyr; Double II Class, Red
Comm. of Ember Saturday in Advent

Office: Festal Office from the Common of Apostles. Hymns at the Hours are sung in the Advent melody with the regular doxologies.

At Mattins: Invitatory Regem Apostolorum, Hymn Aeterna Christi munera, 3 nocturnes = antiphons (doubled) and psalms from the Common, 1st. nocturne - lessons and responds from the Common, 2nd. & 3rd. nocturnes - lessons from the Proper w/ responds from the Common, Lesson 8 = 8&9 combined, Lesson 9 of Ember Saturday (=3 lessons combined), Te Deum.

At Lauds: Antiphons Hoc est praeceptum meum, etc. from the Common w/psalms of Sunday, ChapterHymn Exsulter, and Versicle from the Common, Benedictus antiphon Quia vidisti, Thoma from the Proper, Collect from the Proper, Comm. of the Ember Day (Antiphon - Nolite timere for 21 December, Versicle Vox clamantis, Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

At Prime: First antiphon from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 118.1, and 118.2; Chapter Regi, Verse in short respond = Qui venturus es in  mundum, No Preces, Short Lesson Ibant Apostoli from the Common.

At the Hours: Respective antiphons from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118, Chapter, Hymn, and Short Respond from the Common, Collect as at Lauds.

At Mass (after Terce):  Gloria, Comm. of the Ember Day, Credo, Preface of the Apostles, Ite missa est, Proper Last Gospel of the Ember Day.

In places outside of conventual Masses when allowed: After None, second Mass of the Ember Day w/o commemoration of St. Thomas. At the earlier Mass of St. Thomas, the Ember Day snd its Proper Last Gospel are not commemorated.

At Second Vespers: Antiphons Juravit, etc. w/ Pss. 109, 112, 115, 125, & 138 from the Common, Chapter, Hymn Exsultet, and Versicle from the Common, Magnificat antiphon Quia vidisti, Thoma from the Proper, Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the following Sunday (Antiphon = O Oriens, Versicle Rorate, Collect of the following Sunday), No Suffrages.

At Compline: No Preces, Alma Redemptoris Mater sung in the Solemn Tone, standing.

After Compline, the liturgical color changes to violet for the 4th. Sunday of Advent.

XIII ante Kalendas Januarii - O Clavis David - Vigilia S. Thomae

Friday, 20 December 2013
Ember Friday of Advent; Simple, Violet
At Mass only: Comm. of the Vigil of St. Thomas the Apostle


Office: Ferial Office of Advent. Hymns at the Hours are sung in the Advent melody with the regular doxologies. Today is a kneeling day through None inclusive, that is, at all Preces and Collects in the Office and likewise at Mass for the Collect(s), from the Sanctus-Communion, and the Postcommunion(s) all, save the officiant/celebrant, kneel.

At Mattins: Invitatory Prope est jam Dominus, Hymn Verbum supernum, 1 nocturne = antiphons and psalms from the Psalter for Friday, proper Versicle for Advent, 3 lessons and responds from the occurring Scripture (Ember Friday, Week III Advent), No Te Deum.

At Lauds: Antiphons Constantes estote, etc. from the Proper for the Friday before Christmas Eve w/ psalms from the Psalter for Friday, ChapterHymn Vox clara ecce intonat, and Versicle as given for Feriae of Advent, Benedictus antiphon Ex quo facta est from the Proper, Ferial Preces, Collect from the Proper for Ember Friday, No Commemorations or Suffrages.

At Prime: First antiphon from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 21, 118.1, and 118.2; Chapter Pacem, Verse in short respond = Qui venturus es in  mundum, Ferial Preces, Short Lesson Domine, miserere for the Advent season.

At the Hours: Respective antiphons from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118, Chapter, Hymn, and Short Respond from the Ferial Office of Advent, Ferial Preces, Collect as at Lauds.

At Mass (after None, celebrated in violet): Proper Mass for the Ember Day, No Gloria, Comm. of the Vigil, 3rd.. orations taken from the seasonal Marian commemorations, No Credo, Common Preface (Advent Preface ad libitum), Benedicamus Domino, Proper Last Gospel of the Vigil.

In places outside of conventual Masses when allowed: Second Mass of the Vigil of St. Thomas w/o commemorations or Proper Last Gospel of the Ember Day. At the earlier Mass of the Ember Day, the Vigil and its Proper Last Gospel are not commemorated.

After None/Mass, the liturgical color changes to red for the following feast of St. Thomas the Apostle; Double II Class. The Advent melody for the hymns at Compline and the Hours remains in effect.

At Vespers: Antiphons Hoc est praeceptum meum, etc. w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116 from the Common of Apostles, Chapter, Hymn Exsultet, and Versicle from the Common, Magnificat antiphon Quia vidisti, Thoma from the Proper, Collect from the Proper for the feast, Commemoration of the Feria (Antiphon = O Clavis David, Versicle Rorate, Collect of the preceding Sunday), No Suffrages.

At Compline: No Preces, Alma Redemptoris Mater sung in the Solemn Tone, kneeling.


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

XVI ante Kalendas Januarii - O Sapientia

Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Greater Feria of Advent; Simple, Violet

Office: Ferial Office of Advent. Hymns at the Hours are sung in the Advent melody with the regular doxologies. Today is a kneeling day, that is, at all Preces and Collects in the Office and likewise at Mass for the Collect(s), from the Sanctus-Communion, and the Postcommunion(s) all, save the officiant/celebrant, kneel.

At Mattins: Invitatory Prope est jam Dominus, Hymn Verbum supernum, 1 nocturne = antiphons and psalms from the Psalter for Tuesday, proper Versicle for Advent, 3 lessons and responds from the occurring Scripture (Tuesday, Week III Advent), No Te Deum.

At Lauds: Antiphons Rorate caeli, etc. from the Proper for the Tuesday before Christmas Eve w/ psalms from the Psalter for Tuesday, Chapter, Hymn Vox clara ecce intonat, and Versicle as given for Feriae of Advent, Benedictus antiphon Tu Bethlehem from the Proper, Ferial Preces, Collect of the preceding Sunday, No Commemorations or Suffrages.

At Prime: First antiphon from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 24, 118.1, and 118.2; Chapter Pacem, Verse in short respond = Qui venturus es in  mundum, Ferial Preces, Short Lesson Miserere for the Advent season.

At the Hours: Respective antiphons from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118, Chapter, Hymn, and Short Respond from the Ferial Office of Advent, Ferial Preces, Collect of the preceding Sunday.

At Mass (after None, celebrated in violet): Propers from the preceding Sunday, No Gloria, 2nd. orations taken from the seasonal Marian commemorations, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, Alleluia and its verse omitted, No Credo, Common Preface (Advent Preface ad libitum), Benedicamus Domino.

At Vespers: Antiphons and psalms from the Psalter for Tuesday; Chapter, Hymn Conditor alme siderum, and Versicle from the Ferial Office of Advent, Magnificat antiphon = O Sapientia for 17 December, Ferial Preces, Collect of the preceding Sunday, No Commemorations or Suffrages.


At Compline: Preces, Alma Redemptoris Mater sung in the Simple Tone, kneeling.

After Compline, the liturgical color remains violet for the Ember Day following.





Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Immaculate Conception, Octave, Advent, and Loreto

Yesterday was the feast of the Immaculate Conception (IC), and today we find ourselves in the second day of this feast's Octave. Our friend, RadTrad wrote a bit about Pius IX's new Office for the IC following his defining the dogma in 1854, and in the course of his post posed an interesting point which we here at the CTO had not considered hitherto. We speak of the place allocated to the Second Sunday of Advent and its week whilst the IC's Octave covers Sunday-Sunday this year.

Perusing an 1854 (entirely coincidental that it's the same year as the dogma) in our possession, the Office for 8 December is Conceptio B.M.V., designated as a Double II Class with an Octave. Yes, there is an Octave for the IC (or simply C before 1854) which predates the dogma. As to the age of this Octave, we are not entirely sure and limited for time to research this history. Under the table of occurrence then in effect, the IC, being but a Double II Class, would have yielded place to the Second Sunday of Advent and been transferred to today with commemoration of the Feria; Vespers last evening would have been I Vespers of the IC with commemoration of the Sunday.

Upon its rise to Double I Class rank and continuing into the Divino Afflatu era (also reprised in 1962ville) the IC outranks the Sunday. Likewise, the days within the Octave outrank the Advent Feriae, which brings us to the dilemma - there is no day on which the integral Mass and Office of the Second Sunday may be said this year. While the Sunday's third nocturne at Mattins, its orations and Gospel from the Mass, and the daily Magnificat/Benedictus antiphons are commemorated, the five Lauds/Hours/Vespers antiphons proper to the Sunday are skipped over entirely. The CTO sees only two valid solutions which would give these five antiphons exposure:

1. Eliminate the Octave.
2. Establish a privileged Feria on 9 December in which the Sunday antiphons would be assigned with the ferial psalms at Lauds and the Hours. The Chapters would also be taken from the Sunday rather than the Ferial Common of Advent.

Speaking of Octaves - during the entirety of Lent, they are forbidden, yet only forbidden for the last seven days of Advent. This whilst the Suffrages are suppressed during the entirety of Advent, but only suppressed during Passiontide. Perhaps a consistency needs to be applied for both penitential seasons; therefore, a justification whose name is not Pius XII/Bugnini exists to eliminate the Octave of the IC. If the Annunciation (a greater feast) has no Octave, why the IC? What say ye? The CTO is not yet committed to proposing any change to the observance of the IC Octave pending further discussion.

Assuming the retaining of the Octave this week, a 1958 Breviary on hand has the feast of the "Holy House of Loreto" in the appendix given for 10 December as a Double Major in all dioceses of Italy and the adjacent islands. Similarly, in the US and Mexico is Our Lady of Guadalupe on 12 December, observed in varying ranks in varying dioceses. Both particular feasts are Marian, and would, therefore, not conflict with but extend the general Marian theme for the week. Likewise, since the Ferial Office is already hidden this week, these two feasts take nothing further away from Advent, but simply replace one festal Office for another. What are the readers' opinions concerning these feasts as both celebrate miraculous events not popular with modern rationalist thinking?








Thursday, November 28, 2013

December 2013 Ordo

Ordo recitandi pro mense Decembris A.D. MMXIII secundum ritum Tridentinum restauratum et renovatum

Notes for Advent:
The Sunday and Ferial Office is always commemorated at Vespers and Lauds when said Offices are impeded by a festal Office. Likewise, the Sunday and Feria is always commemorated at Mass on feasts. The antiphons given for the Magnificat and Benedictus are proper each day.

During Advent, the Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, the Saints, and for Peace are always omitted. These will not return to the Office until after the Epiphany Octave on the first day not of double rite.

At Mattins on Sundays, the antiphons, used with the normal Sunday psalms, are proper for the season. On Feriae, the antiphons are taken from the psalter as usual. On Feriae, the antiphons at the Hours are taken from the preceding Sunday's Lauds antiphons.

At Prime, the verse in the Short Respond is Qui venturus es in mundum on all days during the season except on the Immaculate Conception and during its Octave and on any other day for which a proper verse may be given.

Unless otherwise stated, the hymns at the Hours are sung in the tone given for Advent; the doxology remains the ordinary one per annum.

At Masses of the season, the Gloria is omitted. On Sundays, Credo and Preface of the Holy Trinity (or of Advent ad libitum). On Feriae, the Mass is of the preceding Sunday, unless otherwise noted, without the Alleluia verse and the Credo and with the Common Preface (or of Advent ad libitum). In festal Masses, the Gloria is sung.

1. 1st. Sunday of Advent, Semidouble Sunday of the First Class, Violet. At Mattins, Invitatory Regem venturum from now til Gaudete Sunday exclusive. At Lauds and the Hours and again at II Vespers, antiphons proper for the Sunday. At Prime, Quicumque and Dominical Preces. At Mass, second orations of Our Lady during Advent. II Vespers of the Sunday with comm. of the following day's commemorated saint. At Compline, Preces.

2. Feria, Simple, Violet. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of St. Bibiana, Virgin & Martyr. Ferial Preces at Lauds, Prime and the Hours. Vespers of the Feria, Ferial Preces, w/ comm. of the following day's commemorated saint. At Compline, Preces.

3. Feria, Simple, Violet. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of St. Francis Xavier, Priest & Confessor. Ferial Preces at Lauds, Prime and the Hours. Vespers of the following day w/ comm. of the Feria and St. Barbara. At Compline, Preces.

4. St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop, Confessor, & Doctor, Semidouble, White. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of the Feria and St. Barbara, Virgin & Marytr. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass, Credo. II Vespers of the feast w/ comms. of the Feria and the following day's commemorated saint. At Compline, Preces.

5. Feria, Simple, Violet. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of St. Sabbas, Abbot and Confessor. Ferial Preces at Lauds, Prime, and the Hours. Vespers of the following day w/ comm. of the Feria.

6. St. Nicholas, Bishop & Confessor, Double, White. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of the Feria. II Vespers of the feast, but from the chapter onward of the following day w/ comm. of the preceding and the Feria.

7. St. Ambrose, Bishop, Confessor, & Doctor, White. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of the Feria. At Mass, Credo. Vespers of the following day w/ comm. only of the Sunday's first Vespers. From now until None of 14 December, the hymns are sung in Our Lady's melody with the proper doxology of the Incarnation.

8. Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M., Double I Class. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of the 2nd. Sunday of Advent. At Prime, verse Qui natus es de Maria Virgine today and during the Octave.At Mass, Credo and throughout the Octave, Preface of the B.V.M. Et te in Conceptione Immaculata, II Vespers of the feast w/ comm. of the Sunday.

9. Within the Octave, Semidouble, White. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of the Feria. Vespers of the Octave w/ comm. of the Feria and the following day's commemorated saint.

10. Within the Octave, Semidouble, White. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of the Feria and St. Melchiades, Pope & Martyr. Vespers of the following day w/ comms. of the Octave and the Feria.

11. St. Damasus, Pope & Confessor, Semidouble, White. At Lauds and Mass, comms. of the Octave and the Feria. II Vespers of the feast w/ comms. of the following day within the Octave and the Feria.

12. Within the Octave, Semidouble, White. (In Mexico and the USA, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Double Major). At Lauds and Mass, comm. of the Feria. Vespers of the following day w/ comms. of the Octave and the Feria.

13. St. Lucy, Virgin & Martyr, Double, Red. At Lauds and Mass, comms. of the Octave and the Feria. II Vespers of the feast w/ comms. of the following day within the Octave and the Feria.

14. Within the Octave, Semidouble, White. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of the Feria. I Vespers of Sunday w/ comm. of the following Octave Day. For the Sunday Office, the hymns are sung in the Advent tone w/ the regular doxology.

15. 3rd. (Gaudete) Sunday of Advent, Semidouble of the Second Class, Violet or Rose. At Mattins, Invitatory Prope est jam Dominus henceforth til 23 December inclusive. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of the Octave Day of the Immaculate Conception. At Prime, Quicumque and verse Qui venturus but no Preces because of the Octave Day. II Vespers of the Sunday w/ comm. of the Octave Day and the following day's commemorated saint. At Compline, no Preces.

16. Feria, Simple, Violet. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of St. Eusebius, Bishop & Martyr. At Lauds, Prime, and the Hours, Ferial Preces. Vespers of the Feria, Ferial Preces. At Compline, Preces.

17. Greater Advent Feria, Simple, Violet. At Lauds, proper antiphons (Tuesday before Christmas Eve) w/ ferial psalms, Ferial Preces. At Prime and the Hours, antiphons from Lauds and Ferial Preces.  At Vespers, antiphons and psalms as in Psalter, Great Antiphon O Sapientia, Ferial Preces. At Compline, Preces.

18. Ember Wednesday in Advent, Simple, Violet. At Lauds, proper antiphons (Wednesday before Christmas Eve) w/ ferial psalms, Ferial Preces, Collect proper. At Prime and the Hours, antiphons from Lauds and Ferial Preces. Mass is Proper for the day. At Vespers, antiphons and psalms as in Psalter, Great Antiphon O Adonai, Ferial Preces, Collect of the preceding Sunday. At Compline, Preces.

19.  Greater Advent Feria, Simple, Violet. At Lauds, proper antiphons (Thursday before Christmas Eve) w/ ferial psalms, Ferial Preces. At Prime and the Hours, antiphons from Lauds and Ferial Preces.  At Vespers, antiphons and psalms as in Psalter, Great Antiphon O Radix Jesse, Ferial Preces. At Compline, Preces.

20. Ember Friday in Advent, Simple, Violet. At Lauds, proper antiphons (Friday before Christmas Eve) w/ ferial psalms, Ferial Preces, Collect proper. At Prime and the Hours, antiphons from Lauds and Ferial Preces. Mass is Proper for the day. A second Mass of the Vigil of St. Thomas may be offered outside the conventual Mass. Vespers of the following day w/ comm. of the Feria = O Clavis David and Collect of the preceding Sunday.

21. St. Thomas, Apostle & Martyr, Double II Class, Red. At Lauds, comm. of the Feria w/ proper Benedictus Antiphon Ne timeas for 21 December, At Mass, comm. of the Feria (Ember Saturday), Credo, Preface of the Apostles, Proper Last Gospel of the Ember Saturday Mass. II Vespers of the feast w/ comm. of the following Sunday w/ Great Antiphon O Oriens.

22. 4th. Sunday of Advent, Semidouble of the Second Class, Violet. At Prime, Quicumque and Dominical Preces. At Mass, Credo. II Vespers of the Sunday w/ Great Antiphon O Rex Gentium. At Compline, Preces. (In the USA, I Vespers of the transferred feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini w/ comm. of the Sunday).

23. Greater Advent Feria, Simple, Violet. At Lauds, proper antiphons (Monday before Christmas Eve) w/ ferial psalms, Ferial Preces, proper Benedictus Antiphon Ecce completa for 23 December. At Prime and the Hours, antiphons from Lauds and Ferial Preces.  At Vespers, antiphons and psalms as in Psalter, Great Antiphon Emmanuel, Ferial Preces. At Compline, Preces. (In the USA, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin [transferred from 22 December] w/ comm. of the Feria).

24. Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord, Privileged Vigil of the First Class, Violet. At Mattins, Simple, antiphons and psalms of the Feria. At Lauds and the Hours, Double, antiphons proper w/ the festal psalms, No Preces. At Prime, proper incipit to the Martyrology announcing the birth of Our Lord. At Mass, the Alleluia verse is omitted, No Credo, Common (or Advent) Preface. Vespers of the following day, no commemorations. From now until None on 5 January, the hymns at the Hours are sung in the proper melody of Christmas with the doxology of the Incarnation. Mattins, separated from Lauds, of Christmas is sung in choir before the Mass at Midnight.

25. Nativity of Our Lord, Double I Class w/ Octave, White. Mattins before Midnight Mass. Mass at Midnight, Gloria & Credo, Preface and Communicantes of the Nativity from now and throughout the Octave followed by Lauds. Prime followed by the Mass at Dawn w/ comm. of St. Anastasia, Virgin & Martyr. Terce followed by Mass of the Day w/ Proper Last Gospel taken from the Epiphany. II Vespers of the feast w/ comm. of the following day.

26. St. Stephen, Deacon & Protomartyr, Double II Class w/ Octave, Red. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of Octave of Christmas. At Mass, Credo, Preface & Communicantes of the Nativity. II Vespers of the feast (antiphons and psalms of the Nativity) w/ comms. of the following day and the Octave.

27. St. John, Apostle & Evangelist, Double II Class w/ Octave, White. At Lauds and Mass, comms. of Octaves of Christmas and St. Stephen. At Mass, Credo, Preface of the Apostles, Communicantes of the Nativity. II Vespers of the feast (antiphons and psalms of the Nativity) w/ comms. of the following day and the Octaves.

28. Holy Innocents, Martyrs, Double II Class w/ Octave, Violet. At Mattins, no Te Deum. At Lauds and Mass, comms. of the Octaves of Christmas, St. Stephen, and St. John. At Mass, no Gloria, Tract in place of Alleluia verse, Credo, Preface & Communicantes of the Nativity. II Vespers of the feast (antiphons and psalms of the Nativity) w/ comms. of the following Sunday, St. Thomas Becket, and the Octaves.

29. Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity, Semidouble, White. At Lauds and Mass, comms. of St. Thomas Becket, Bishop & Martyr and the four Octaves. At Mass, Credo, Preface & Communicantes of the Nativity. II Vespers of the Sunday (antiphons and psalms of the Nativity) w/ comms. of St. Thomas Becket and the four Octaves.(In England, St. Thomas Becket, Double I Class w/ comms. of the Sunday and the Octaves).

30. Within the Octave of the Nativity, Semidouble, White. At Lauds and  Mass, comms. of the three Octaves. At Mass, propers as given for 30 December, Credo, Preface & Communicantes of the Nativity. Vespers of the following day (antiphons and psalms of the Nativity) w/ comms. of the four Octaves.

31. St. Sylvester, Pope & Confessor, Semidouble, White. At Lauds and Mass, comms. of the four Octaves. At Mass, Credo, Preface & Communicantes of the Nativity. Vespers of the following day w/ comm. of St. Sylvester only.











Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Pontifical Vespers at the Faldstool

Some readers may want to know how we have accomplished to bring back public celebrations of the Office in a small parish. This is a question we will explore in further detail as time goes on. For now, here are some snapshots of Pontifical Vespers at the Faldstool celebrated last Sunday by His Excellency Bishop Herbert Bevard of the Diocese of St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands) while he was visiting Mater Ecclesiae Mission, the CTO author's home parish, in Berlin, NJ. Enjoy!

II Vespers of the 26th. Sunday after Pentecost (resumed 6th. Sunday after Epiphany) with no commemorations. It's 1962 after all, but it's a start. N.B. Both CTO and Divino Afflatu rubrics would have us chanting I Vespers of Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss. Peter & Paul w/ comm. of the Sunday.
Deus in adjutorium meum intende
The lack of space and singular benches prevented the two coped assistants (here seated at the sedilia) from being seated in the middle of the choir facing the bishop as the rubrics would stipulate:
During the psalms

First coped assistant intones the second antiphon


Gloria Patri at the end of Ps. 113

Another peculiarity (not pictured) of Pontifical Vespers is that the Chapter is not chanted by the Celebrant, but by the cantor while the bishop stands, still wearing the Mitre and facing the communion rail, with the two assistants on either side. If there were more assistants, they would have stood in a line facing the bishop.

At the Hymn Lucis Creator
Proceeding to the altar after the intonation of the Magnificat
Mater Ecclesiae being a smaller chapel, there is only one altar to incense.
Incensation

Vested again with Mitre at the end of the incensation of the altar
The bishop is incensed by the first assistant

The Collect
There was no picture taken of the Pontifical Blessing, given from the altar sung from the Pontifical Canon placed in front of the tabernacle. We did sing the Salve Regina with its oration at the end, a small gesture of restoring older rubrics.
Recessing

Monday, November 18, 2013

November 2013 Ordo

N.B. - Unless stated otherwise, the doxology at the hymns is the Ordinary one Per Annum and the Preface at Mass is the Common Preface. Also, if nothing be stated otherwise, the default is to sing the Gloria at Mass but omit the Credo.


1. All Saints; Double I Class, White. Credo. II Vespers of All Saints followed by Vespers of the Dead. Compline of the Dead.

2. Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed; Double, Black. Three Masses Proper. No Gloria, Prf. of the Dead. I Vespers of the Sunday following w/ Comm. of Octave of All Saints.

3. XXIV Sunday after Pentecost (I Sunday of November); Semidouble, White. Mass of the resumed IV Sunday after Epiphany, Credo, Prf. of the Trinity, Comm. of the Octave at Lauds & Mass. II Vespers of the Sunday; from the Chapter onward of the following w/ Comms. of Sunday and the Octave.

4. St. Charles Borromeo, B & C; Semidouble, White. Comm. of the Octave at Lauds & Mass. Credo at Mass by reason of the Octave. II Vespers of St. Charles w/ Comm. of the following day within the Octave.

5-7. Days within the Octave of All Saints; Semidouble, White. Mass as on the feast, Credo. On 7 November, I Vespers of the Octave Day w/ Comm. of the Four Crowned Martyrs.

8. Octave Day of All Saints; Double Major, White. Mass as on the feast, Credo. Comm. of the Four Crowned Martyrs at Lauds & Mass. I Vespers of the following day w/ Comms. of the Octave Day and St. Theodore.

9. Dedication of the Archbasilica of the Holy Saviour (St. John Lateran); Double II Class, White. Credo. Comm. of St. Theodore, M at Lauds & Mass. II Vespers of the feast w/ Comm. of the following Sunday (Sat. before III Sunday of Nov.)

The second Sunday of November and its week are omitted this year.

10.XXV Sunday after Pentecost (III Sunday of November); Semidouble, Green. Suffrages at Lauds. Dominical Preces at Prime. Mass of the resumed V Sunday after Epiphany, Credo, Prf. of the Trinity. I Vespers of the following day w/ Comm. of the Sunday.

11. St. Martin of Tours, B & C; Double, White. II Vespers of the feast w/ Comm. of the following day.

12. St. Martin I, P & M; Semidouble, Red. Suffrages at Lauds; Dominical Preces at Prime. II Vespers of the feast w/ Suffrages. Preces at Compline.

13. Feria; Simple, Green. Suffrages and Dominical Preces. No Gloria. Vespers of the Feria.

14. Feria; Simple, Green. Suffrages and Dominical Preces . No Gloria. I Vespers of the following day.

15. St. Albert the Great, B, C, & D; Double, White. Credo. II Vespers of the feast w/ Comm. of the following day.

16. St. Gertrude, V; Simple, White. Suffrages and Dominical Preces. I Vespers of the following Sunday w/ Comm. of St. Gregory Thaumaturgus.

17. XXVI Sunday after Pentecost (IV Sunday of November); Semidouble, Green. Comm. of St. Gregory Thaumaturgus at Mattins (Lesson IX), Lauds, & Mass. Suffrages at Lauds and Dominical Preces. Mass of the resumed VI Sunday after Epiphany, Credo, Prf. of the Trinity. I Vespers of the following day w/ Comm. of the Sunday.

18. Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss. Peter & Paul; Double Major, White. II Vespers of the feast w/ Comm. of the following day.

19. St. Pontianus, P & M; Simple, Red. Suffrages and Dominical Preces. Vespers of the Feria.

20. Feria; Simple, Green. Suffrages and Dominical Preces. I Vespers of the following day. Proper doxology of the B.V.M. from Vespers until Compline of the following night.

21. Presentation of the B.V.M.; Double Major, White. II Vespers of the feast w/ Comm. of the following day.

22. St. Cecilia, V & M; Semidouble, Red. Suffrages and Dominical Preces. II Vespers of the feast; from the Chapter onward for the following day w/ Comm. of the preceding.

23. St. Clement I, P & M; Semidouble, Red. Suffrages and Dominical Preces. II Vespers of the feast; from the Chapter onward for the following Sunday w/ Comms. of the preceding and Ss. John of the Cross and Chrysogonus.

24. XXVII and Last Sunday after Pentecost (V Sunday of November); Semidouble, Green. Comms. of St. John of the Cross, C & D, and St. Chrysogonus, M, at Lauds and Mass. Lesson IX at Mattins = of St. John of the Cross. Suffrages and Dominical Preces. Credo, Prf. of the Trinity. I Vespers of the following day w/ Comms. of the preceding Sunday and St. John of the Cross.

25. St. Catherine of Alexandria, V & M; Double, Red. II Vespers of the feast w/ Comm. of the following day.

26. St. Peter of Alexandria, M; Simple, Red. Suffrages and Dominical Preces. Vespers of the Feria.

27. Feria; Simple, Green. Suffrages and Dominical Preces. No Gloria.

28. Feria; Simple, Green. Suffrages and Dominical Preces. No Gloria.

29. Vigil of St. Andrew; Simple, Violet. Suffrages and Ferial Preces at Lauds and the Hours. Kneeling at Preces and Collects (and Postcommunion at Mass). No Gloria. I Vespers of the following day.

30. St. Andrew, A & M; Double II Class, Red. At Mass, Credo, Prf of Apostles. II Vespers of the feast w/ Comm. of the following First Sunday of Advent. Marian anthem = Alma Redemptoris Mater from Vespers henceforth w/ Versicle and Oration for Advent. From Vespers this evening until Vespers of 13 January inclusive, the Suffrages of the Cross and Saints are omitted on days of semidouble and simple rite.







Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Proposed Sanctorale for December

Proposed Sanctorale for December. Deviations from the 1568/1570 Kalendar are bolded, and explanations follow below.

1. Feria
2. St. Bibiana, Virgin & Martyr; Simple, Red
3. St. Francis Xavier, Priest & Confessor; Simple, White
4. St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop, Confessor, & Doctor; Semidouble, White; Comm. of St. Barbara, Virgin & Martyr
5. St. Sabbas, Abbott & Confessor; Simple, White
6. St. Nicholas, Bishop & Confessor; Semidouble, White
7. St. Ambrose, Bishop, Confessor, & Doctor; Double, White
8. Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M.; Double I Class w/ Octave
9. Within the Octave; Semidouble, White
10.Within the Octave; Semidouble, White; Comm. of St. Melchiades, Pope & Martyr
11. St. Damasus, Pope & Confessor; Semidouble, White; Comm. of the Octave
12.Within the Octave; Semidouble, White
13. St. Lucy, Virgin & Martyr; Double, Red; Comm. of the Octave
14.Within the Octave; Semidouble, White
15. Octave Day of the Immaculate Conception; Double Major, White
16. St. Eusebius, Bishop & Martyr; Simple, Red
17. Greater Advent Feria not privileged; Simple, Violet
18. Greater Advent Feria not privileged; Simple, Violet
19. Greater Advent Feria not privileged; Simple, Violet
20. Greater Advent Feria not privileged; Simple, Violet
21. St. Thomas, Apostle & Martyr; Double II Class
22. Greater Advent Feria not privileged; Simple, Violet
23. Greater Advent Feria not privileged; Simple, Violet
24. Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord; Privileged Vigil of the I Class - Simple at Mattins; Double from Lauds-None
25. Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ; Double I Class, White w/ Octave
26. St. Stephen, Protomartyr; Double II Class w/ Octave, Red; Comm. of the Octave of Christmas
27. St. John, Apostle & Evangelist; Double II Class w/ Octave, White; Comm. of Octaves
28. Holy Innocents, Martyrs; Double II Class w/ Octave, Violet (Red on Sunday); Comm. of Octaves
29. St. Thomas Becket; Semidouble, Red; Comm. of Octaves
30. Within the Octave of Christmas; Semidouble, White; Comm. of Octaves. When Sunday falls between 26 and 28 December, the Office of the Sunday within the Octave of Christmas is transferred to 30 December.
31. St. Sylvester, Pope & Confessor; Semidouble, White; Comm. of Octaves

Feasts added since 1570 which the CTO adopts, but sometimes with lower rankings:
3 Dec. - St. Francis Xavier - Universal cult and important figure of the Tridentine era. Simple rank instead of Double.
4 Dec. - St. Peter Chrysologus - Doctor of the Church. The CTO's principle is to give all doctors a universal feast with the minimum rank of Semidouble.
8-15 Dec - The CTO adopts the Office and Octave of the Immaculate Conception as revised and extended by Bl. Pius IX.
16 Dec. - St. Eusebius - an ancient bishop and martyr removed in the 1568 revisions. Restored but to a Simple rank instead of Semidouble.

Feasts added between 1570 and 1962 which the CTO does not adopt:
None

The CTO also, for the first time, proposes that two feasts which were ranked Double in 1570 be downgraded to Semidouble - St. Thomas Becket and St. Sylvester, both in the latter days of the Christmas Octave. The reason for this is to allow the Sunday within the Octave of Christmas to have at least a 3/7 chance (instead of a 1/7 chance) of being observed on a Sunday in a given year. The Christmas Octave is rightly loaded with the comites feasts, but the Office of the Octave should have a wider exposition beyond 30 December and the recurring, mandatory antiphons and psalms at Vespers. Our change does not go to the extreme of 1962 in which these two saints have been perpetually reduced to commemorations, but it may mean they are once every 6-7 years. Naturally, in  England, St. Thomas Becket has been and remains a particular Double I Class feast.

Overall, December's Sanctorale was already not encumbered with newer, obscure confessors of the post-Tridentine era, so the CTO did not have much to filter in this regard.

Not mentioned above is the fact that the Dominical and Ferial Office is that of Advent which means these Offices carry some privilege beyond the Per Annum Temporale which need to be considered together with the above Sanctorale. Specifically:

1. The first Sunday of Advent is a Semidouble Sunday of the first class which, therefore, outranks the celebration of any feast whatsoever that day. Feasts which are ranked double, of any grade, transferred to the next day on which no feast of double or semidouble rank occurs; feasts ranked semidouble and simple are commemorated in the Sunday's Office. Should a Double feast (e.g. St. Andrew), of any grade, fall on the Monday following, the feast has precedence in concurrence with Vespers of the Sunday.

2. The second, third, and fourth Sundays of Advent are Semidouble Sundays of the second class. The same rules apply to these as to the first Sunday except that Double I Class feasts, in the universal Kalendar, have precedence over the Sunday (e.g. Immaculate Conception).

3. The Feriae of Advent are all Major Feriae not privileged. On all feasts, Semidouble or higher, the Feria is commemorated daily at Vespers, Lauds, and Mass, without exception. On Simple feasts, the Office is of the Feria with a commemoration of the feast at Vespers the night before and at Lauds and Mass in the morning. All common vigils are excluded during the entire season. The weekdays from 17 to 23 December, furthermore, are greater feriae not privileged and exclude the observance of any particular octaves.

4. The Vigil of Christmas is a privileged vigil of the first class which excludes the observance of any other Office and has precedence over the Sunday when it so occurs.









Monday, November 11, 2013

Updates

First of all, happy Martinmas! Tomorrow beginneth the non-liturgically observed but worthy practice of pre-Advent.

The CTO is undergoing some reevaluations at the moment which is why you haven't seen new posts this month. We expect to issue a proposed Sanctorale for December this week. In the mean time, it would be beneficial if the readership would weigh in. Tell us if we should continue as is, reduce some aspects, and/or enhance other features. To what purpose should the CTO be directed in your opinion?

Lastly, if you will be in the greater Philadelphia area or would like to make a trek to Southern NJ, Pontifical Vespers from the Faldstool (1962 as there is no choice) will be celebrated on Sunday, 17 November, by His Excellency, Bishop Herbert Bevard of the US Virgin Islands at Mater Ecclesiae Church in Berlin, NJ. His Excellency is a friend of the rector at Mater Ecclesiae and will be visiting there next weekend. Because of logistics, Vespers will begin at 1:15pm, and your unworthy servant will be the first MC for this first attempt at Pontifical Vespers at our parish.

Friday, November 1, 2013

III ante Nonas Novembris, MMXIII

Sunday, 3 November, 2013
24th. Sunday after Pentecost (4th. Resumed Sunday after Epiphany); Semidouble, White
1st. Sunday of November
Commemoration of the Octave of All Saints

Office: Dominical Office per Annum. Ordinary melody with the regular doxology at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Adoremus Dominum & hymn Primo die from the Psalter, 3 nocturnes -Antiphons, psalms (Pss. 1, 2, 3, 6-20) and versicles from the Psalter,  1st. & 2nd. nocturnes lessons & responds from the Proper (1st. Sunday of November), 3rd. nocturne - lessons and responds from the Proper for the 4th. Sunday after Epiphany., Te Deum.

At Lauds, 3 antiphons - two-fold Alleluia w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Tres pueri w/ Benedicite, and three-fold Alleluia w/ Pss. 148-150 as in the Psalter, Chapter, Hymn Aeterne rerum Conditor, and Versicle from the Psalter, Benedictus Antiphon Ascendente and Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the Octave (Antiphon Te gloriosus, Versicle Exsultabunt, and Collect as at Lauds on the feast), No Suffrages.

At Prime, Antiphon Alleluia from the Psalter for Sundays w/ Pss. 53, 117, 118.1, 118.2, and Athanasian Creed, No Preces, Short Lesson Dominus autem dirigat.

At the Hours, all as in the Psalter for Sundays, Collect from the Proper.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, Commemoration of the Octave, Preface of the Most Holy Trinity (Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est

At 2nd. Vespers, 5 antiphons Dixit Dominus etc. from the Psalter w/ Pss. 109-113. From the Chapter onward, of St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop & Confessor, for the following day, Semidouble. Chapter, Hymn Iste Confessor*, and Versicle from the Common of Bishop Confessors, Magnificat antiphon Sacerdos et Pontifex from the Common, and Collect from the feast, Commemorations of the preceding Sunday (Antiphon Domine, salve nos, Versicle Dirigatur, Collect of the Sunday), the Octave of All Saints (Antiphon O quam gloriosus, Versicle Exsultabunt, & Collect as at second Vespers of the feast), and of Ss. Vitalis & Agricola, Martyrs (Antiphon Istorum, Versicle Laetamini, and Collect of the feast), No Suffrages.

At Compline, Preces, Salve Regina sung standing and in the Solemn Tone.


IV ante Nonas Novembris, MMXIII

Saturday, 2 November, 2013
Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls); Double, Black
(2nd. Day within the Octave of All Saints - Not commemorated at Lauds)

Office: Common of the Votive Office of the Dead or the Proper . At the Little Hours, the psalms and canticles are prayed sine cantu or ad libitum may be sung according to the tone given in post-1911 editions of the Liber Usualis. Requiem aeternam replaces Gloria Patri. Penitential kneeling applies for all Collects in the Office and at the Collects and Postcommunions of the three Masses.

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem cui omnia vivunt from the Common, No Hymn; 3 nocturnes - Antiphons Dirige, etc. (doubled) w/ Pss. 5, 6, 7, 22, 24, 26, 39, 40 & 41 from the Common; no absolutions and benedictions, lessons (sung without title) from the Proper w/ responds from the Proper at all nocturnes, 9th. respond = Libera me, Domine, de morte aeterna, etc., No Te Deum.

At Lauds,No introduction, Antiphons Exsultabunt, etc.(doubled) from the Common w/ Pss. 50, 64, 62 & 66, Canticle of Ezechiel, and 148-150, No Chapter or Hymn, Versicle and Benedictus Antiphon Ego sum from the Common, Pater noster, Preces, and Collect as given in the Proper and sung kneeling, No Comm. of the Octave, Requiescant in pace.

At Prime, No introduction, hymn, or antiphon, begins immediately with Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, No Chapter or Short Respond, Pater noster and special Preces followed by Collect from the Proper, Martyrology, Proper Versicle and additional oration after Martyrology from the Proper, all else is omitted.

At the Hours, No introduction, hymn, or antiphon, begin immediately with the respective divisiones of Ps. 118, Pater noster and all that follows as at Prime up to but excluding the Martyrology.

Three Masses may be offered today after None. If only one Mass (or if the principal Mass), the formulary of the first Mass is used, No Judica me, No Gloria, No Credo, Gloria Patri omitted at the Lavabo, Preface of the Dead (always Ferial Tone), At the Agnus Dei - Dona eis requiem (sempiternam), No Prayer for Peace, Requiescant in Pace, No Last Blessing, Last Gospel from St. John's Prologue, Absolution after Mass (for the deceased in general).

After None and Mass(es), the Office of All Souls' Day ceases, and the liturgical color changes to white (by reason of the Octave) for the 24th. Sunday after Pentecost, Semidouble, the following day.

At Vespers, Antiphons Benedictus, etc. (not doubled) w/  Pss. 143-147 from the Psalter for Saturday; Chapter, Hymn O lux beata Trinitas, & Versicle from the Psalter, Magnificat Antiphon Vidi Dominum from the Proper (Saturday before the First Sunday of November); Collect of the Sunday (4th. resumed Sunday after Epiphany), Commemoration of the Octave (Antiphon O quam gloriosus, Versicle Exsultabunt, and Collect as at second Vespers of All Saints), No Suffrages.

At Compline, Te lucis sung in the ordinary tone with the regular doxology, No Preces, Salve Regina sung in the solemn tone and standing.


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Kalendis Novembris, MMXIII

Friday, 1 November, 2013
All Saints; Double I Class, White w/ Octave

Office: Festal Office from the Proper. Solemn melody with the regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem regum & Hymn Christe, Redemptor omnium from the Proper; 3 nocturnes - Antiphons Novit Dominus, etc. (doubled) w/ Pss. 1, 4, 8, 14, 23, 31, 33, 60 & 96 from the Proper; lessons and responds from the Proper at all nocturnes, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Vidi turbam magnam, etc.(doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Salutis aeternae, Versicle, and Benedictus Antiphon Te gloriosus from the Proper, Collect from the Proper; No Commemorations or Suffrages.

At Prime, first antiphon (not doubled) from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, No Preces, Verse in short respond = Qui sedes, Short Lesson Benedictio from the Proper.

At the Hours, antiphons 2, 3,& 5 from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118, rest as in the Proper.

At Mass (after Terce), Gloria, No Commemorations, Credo, Common Preface (Solemn Tone), Ite missa est.

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Vidi turbam magnam, etc. (doubled) w/  Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 115 from the Proper; Chapter, Hymn Christe, Redemptor omnium, & Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon O quam gloriosum from the Proper; Collect from the Proper, No Commemorations or Suffrages, after Benedicamus Domino omit Fidelium.

After the Benedicamus Domino of second Vespers of All Saints, the liturgical color changes to black for the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed, and Vespers of the Dead are then sung immediately.

At Vespers of the Dead, No Introduction, Antiphons Placebo Domino, etc. (doubled) with Pss. 114, 119, 120, 129, & 137 from the Votive Office of the Dead (Requiem aeternam replaces Gloria Patri), No Chapter or Hymn, Versicle Audivi and Magnificat antiphon Omne from the Votive Office, Pater noster, Preces, and Collect as given in the Proper and sung kneeling, Requiescant in pace.

At Compline, No Short Lesson, starts with Confiteor and Blessing & Absolution, No Antiphon, Pss. 4, 30.1-6, 90, & 133 recited without chant* while seated, No Hymn, Chapter, or Short Responsory, Nunc Dimittis recited standing without antiphon, Pater noster and all that follows for the conclusion of Vespers sung kneeling, No Marian Anthem.

* Ad libitum, the special melody for the psalms and canticle at Compline found in post-1911 editions of the Liber Usualis may be used.

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Office of All Souls' Day

Some CTO readers have been waiting for this topic to be discussed further. Alas, here it is - the Office of the Dead for All Souls' Day.

The CTO has adopted the Pius X/Benedict XV establishment of All Souls' Day (the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed to be more precise) as a liturgical day and Office in its own right as opposed to the Tridentine practice of treating 2 November as the second day within the Octave of All Saints (i.e. a Festal Office) to which are added the Votive Offices of Vespers, Mattins, and Lauds of the Dead, after the respective Offices the night before and the morning of. The question remains as to how to adopt (or adapt) the full Office of the Dead, composed just a century ago, into the Tridentine psalter.

The first difficulty arises with the Little Hours. Before 1911, Ps. 118 was prayed every day, without exception, divided into its respective segments for the Hours. To introduce a proper Psalter for the Hours for All Souls' Day, and just for All Souls' Day, would not seem coherent or advisable, though the choice of psalmody in the newer Office is beautiful and themed appropriately (e.g. Ps. 87 at Prime). In order to be consistent, the CTO retains Ps. 118 for the Hours.

The second difficulty is Compline. From one perspective, the adoption of a penitential Compline of the Dead on the very same night as the Double I Class feast of All Saints is jarring. From an Eastern perspective, in which second Vespers (and Compline) do not exist, it seems more plausible. The question of psalmody also arises, but like the Hours, Compline will naturally retains its daily, fixed psalms in our usage. This may not be a sufficiently good reason to do so, but we propose adopting a Compline of the Dead on the night of All Saints with the Eastern reckoning of days in mind and with keeping in mind that the seven nights following will allow sufficient space for "festal" Compline of the feast during its Octave.

The third question, though not a difficulty, is the "skeleton" structure of the Office for All Souls. Since we have the Sacred Triduum, and to some extent the Paschal Octave, as a case in point of a bare Office hearkening back to the more ancient Roman custom, there is already a precedent to introduce a similarly stripped Office structure for All Souls. Therefore, outside the question of psalmody, the CTO adopts the basic structure and additional preces/orations as given in the newer Office for All Souls. We will treat the All Souls' Office as being of Double Rite.

The last question, already implied in the Compline question, is the duration of this Office and its related affect on the Office of the feast or Octave. From time immemorial (until 1960), Vespers of the Dead were sung immediately following second Vespers of All Saints; we absolutely keep this practice, so the Office of All Souls begins with Vespers the night before and ends with None the following day. Vespers on the evening of 2 November are of the Octave, Feast, or Sunday following as the case may be.

In summary, the CTO's Office of All Souls' Day is as follows:

Vespers of the Dead (double rite) as given in the Tridentine Votive Office of the Dead following second Vespers of All Saints. The Collect is as given in the post-1911 Office.

Compline of the Dead which begins with the Confiteor and Absolution. Then follow the Compline psalms and the Nunc dimittis without antiphons and without chant. Requiem aeternam replaces the Gloria Patri at the end of each psalm or canticle. Compline concludes with the verses and oration kneeling. There is no short lesson in the beginning, no hymn, chapter, short responsory, or Marian anthem.

Mattins & Lauds of the Dead (double rite) as given in the Tridentine Votive Office of the Dead with the exception of the proper lessons and the Collect which are taken from the post-1911 texts. There is no Commemoration of the Octave at Lauds.

The Little Hours begin immediately with Ps. 53 at Prime or the respective divisio of Ps. 118 at Terce, Sext, and None. The usual psalms are prayed without antiphon and without chant. Requiem aeternam instead of Gloria Patri. The concluding petitions and oration(s) are followed per post-1911 texts. At Prime, the Martyrology and a proper versicle which follows are prayed between the two orations as given in the rubrics.

















Pridie Kalendas Novembris, MMXIII

Thursday, 31 October, 2013
Vigil of All Saints, Simple, Violet

Office: Ferial Office per Annum; Ferial melody and normal doxology for all hymns at the Hours until None inclusive. The Preces and Collects are sung kneeling through None inclusive, likewise for the Collects and Postcommunion prayers at Mass.

At Mattins, Invitatory Dominum qui fecit nos and Hymn Nox atra from the Psalter, 1 nocturn: Pss. 68-79; 3 lessons from the Proper  with 3 responds from the occurring Scripture (Thursday, Week V October), No Te Deum.

At Lauds, Pss. 50, 91, 62 & 66, Canticle of Moses (Exodus), 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Lux ecce, Versicle, and Benedictus Antiphon In sanctitate from the Psalter, Ferial Preces, Collect of the Vigil proper; Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, St. Joseph, Sts. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Pss. 53, 22, 118.1 & 118.2, Ferial Preces, Short Lesson Dominus autem dirigat.

At the Hours, Ferial Preces.

At Mass (after None), No Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, No Credo, Common Preface (Ferial Tone), Benedicamus Domino.

After None, the liturgical color changes to white for the feast of All Saints; Double I Class.

At Vespers, Antiphons Vidi turbam magnam, etc. (doubled) w/  Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116 from the Proper; Chapter, Hymn Christe, Redemptor, & Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon  Angeli from the Proper; Collect from the Proper, No Commemorations or Suffrages.

At Compline, Te lucis sung in the solemn melody with the regular doxology, No Preces, Salve Regina sung kneeling and in the Solemn Tone.

III ante Kalendas Novembris, MMXIII

Wednesday, 30 October, 2013
Feria; Simple, Green

Office: Ferial Office per Annum from the Psalter. Ferial melody with regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory In manu tua & Hymn Rerum Creator from the Psalter, 1 nocturn: Pss. 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 65, & 67; lessons and responds from the occurring Scripture (Wednesday, Week V October), No Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons w/ Pss. 50, 64, 62 & 66, Canticle of Anna, 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Nox, et tenebrae & Versicle from the Psalter, Benedictus Antiphon De manu omnium from the Psalter, Collect from the preceding Sunday (XXIII after Pentecost), Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Pss. 53, 25, 118.1 & 118.2, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson Dominus autem dirigat from the Psalter.

At Mass, after Sext, Mass of the preceding Sunday (XXIII after Pentecost), No Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints and 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, No Credo, Common Preface (Ferial Tone), Benedicamus Domino.

At Vespers, Antiphons w/ Pss. 126-130 from the Psalter for Wednesday; Chapter, Hymn Caeli Deus & Versicle from the Psalter, Magnificat Antiphon Respexit Dominus from the Psalter, Collect of the preceding Sunday (XXIII after Pentecost), Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Compline, Preces, Salve Regina sung kneeling and in the Simple Tone.

After Compline, the liturgical color changes to violet for the Vigil of All Saints the following day.

IV ante Kalendas Novembris, MMXIII

Tuesday, 29 October, 2013
Feria; Simple, Green

Office: Ferial Office per Annum from the Psalter. Ferial melody with regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Jubilemus Deo & Hymn Consors Paterni from the Psalter, 1 nocturn: Pss. 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, & 51; lessons and responds from the occurring Scripture (Tuesday, Week V October), No Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons w/ Pss. 50, 42, 62 & 66, Canticle of Ezechiel, 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Ales diei & Versicle from the Psalter, Benedictus Antiphon Erexit nobis as in the Psalter, Collect of the preceding Sunday (XXIII after Pentecost), Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Pss. 53, 24, 118.1 & 118.2, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson Dominus autem dirigat from the Psalter.

At Mass, after Sext, Mass of the preceding Sunday (XXIII after Pentecost), No Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints and 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, No Credo, Common Preface (Ferial Tone), Benedicamus Domino.

At Vespers, Antiphons w/ Pss. 121-125 from the Psalter for Tuesday; Chapter, Hymn Telluris alme & Versicle from the Psalter, Magnificat Antiphon Exsultet from the Psalter, Collect of the preceding Sunday (XXIII after Pentecost), Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Compline, Preces, Salve Regina sung kneeling and in the Simple Tone.

After Compline, the liturgical color remains green for the Feria the following day.

V ante Kalendas Novembris, MMXIII

Monday, 28 October, 2013
Ss. Simon & Jude, Apostles & Martyrs; Double II Class, Red

Office: Festal Office from the Common of Apostles and the Proper. Solemn melody with the regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Apostolorum & Hymn Aeterna Christi munera from the Common; 3 nocturnes - Antiphons In omnem terram, etc. (doubled) w/ Pss. 18, 33, 44, 46, 60, 63, 74, 96 & 98 from the Common; lessons from the Proper w/ responds from the Common at all nocturnes, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Hoc est praeceptum meum, etc.(doubled) from the Common w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Exsultet, Versicle, and Benedictus Antiphon Vos qui reliquistis from the Common, Collect from the Proper; No Commemorations or Suffrages.

At Prime, first antiphon (not doubled) from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, No Preces, Verse in short respond = Qui sedes, Short Lesson Ibant Apostoli from the Common.

At the Hours, antiphons 2, 3,& 5 from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118, rest as in the Common or Proper.

At Mass (after Terce), Gloria, No Commemorations, Credo, Preface of the Apostles (Solemn Tone), Ite missa est.

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Juravit Dominus, etc. (doubled) w/  Pss. 109, 112, 115, 125, & 138 from the Common; Chapter, Hymn Exsultet, & Versicle from the Common, Magnificat Antiphon Estote from the Common; Collect from the Proper, No Commemorations or Suffrages.

At Compline, No Preces, Salve Regina sung kneeling and in the Solemn Tone.

After Compline, the liturgical color changes to green for the Feria the following day.

Friday, October 25, 2013

VI ante Kalendas Novembris, MMXIII

Sunday, 27 October, 2013
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King; Double I Class, White
Commemoration of the 23rd. Sunday after Pentecost (V October)

Office: Proper Festal Office. Proper doxology of Christ the King with the melody from Pentecost at the Hours. Note that this proper doxology, though composed in 1925, is rendered under the Pre-Urban VIII verbage in the CTO - i.e. Gloria tibi, Domine instead of Jesu, tibi sit gloria - and this follows likewise for the hymns at Vespers, Mattins, and Lauds.

At Mattins, Invitatory Jesum Christum & Hymn Aeterna imago from the Proper; 3 nocturnes - Antiphons Ego autem, etc. (doubled) w/ Pss. 2, 8, 23, 28, 44, 46, 71, 88.1 & 88.2 from the Proper; lessons and responds from the Proper*, 9th. lesson = lessons 7, 8, and 9 of the Sunday combined, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Suscitabit, etc. (doubled) w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Vexilla Christus, Versicle, and Benedictus Antiphon Fecit nos Deo from the Proper, Collect proper; Commemoration of the Sunday (Antiphon Dicebat enim, Versicle Dominus regnavit, and Collect of the Sunday), No Suffrages.

At Prime, first antiphon (not doubled) from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, No Quicumque nor Preces, Verse in short respond = Qui primatum in omnibus tenes, Short Lesson In ipso from the Proper.

At the Hours, antiphons 2, 3,& 5 from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118, rest as in the Proper.

At Mass (after Terce), Gloria, Commemoration. of the Sunday, Credo, Preface of Christ the King (Solemn Tone), Ite missa est, Proper Last Gospel from the Sunday.

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Pacificus, etc. (doubled) w/  Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116 from the Proper; Chapter, Hymn Te saeculorum, & Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon proper Habet in vestimento; Collect from the Proper, Commemorations of the following Ss. Simon & Jude, Apostles (Antiphon Tradent enim vos, Versicle In omnem, Collect from the Proper) and of the occurring Sunday (Antiphon At Jesus conversus, Versicle Dirigatur, Collect of the Sunday), No Suffrages.

At Compline, Te lucis sung in the proper melody and doxology of Christ the King, No Preces, Salve Regina sung standing and in the Solemn Tone.

After Compline, the liturgical color changes to red for the following feast of Ss. Simon & Jude; Double II Class.

* If using a 1961 B.R., lessons 8 and 9 given for Christ the King are to be combined into one lesson functioning as the eighth lesson while moving the intervening respond to be after the combined lesson.
When the USA recognizes the Social Kingship of Christ -
flag courtesy of various American monarchist groups 


Thursday, October 24, 2013

VII ante Kalendas Novembris, MMXIII

Saturday, 26 October, 2013
Vigil of Ss. Simon & Jude (anticipated from 27 October), Simple, Violet
Commemoration of St. Evaristus, Pope & Martyr

Office: Ferial Office per Annum; Ferial melody and normal doxology for all hymns at the Hours until None inclusive. The Preces and Collects are sung kneeling through None inclusive, likewise for the Collects and Postcommunion prayers at Mass.

At Mattins, 1 nocturn: Pss. 97-108; 3 lessons from the Common of Vigils of Apostles with 3 responds from the occurring Scripture (Saturday, Week IV October), No Te Deum.

At Lauds, Pss. 50, 91, 62 & 66, Canticle of Moses (from Deut.), 148-150, Chapter, Hymn, Versicle, and Benedictus Antiphon from the Psalter, Ferial Preces, Collect of the Vigil proper; Comm. of St. Evaristus, Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, St. Joseph, Sts. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, Ferial Preces, Short Lesson Dominus autem dirigat.

At the Hours, Ferial Preces.

At Mass (after None), No Gloria, Comm. of St. Evaristus, 3rd. oration of Our Lady/All Saints, No Credo, Common Preface (Ferial Tone), Benedicamus Domino.

After None, the liturgical color changes to white for the feast of Christ the King; Double I Class. From now until Compline the following night, the hymns at the Hours take the proper doxology of Christ the King Gloria tibi, Domine, qui sceptri mundi temperas, etc. sung in the same melody as given for Pentecost.

At Vespers, Antiphons Pacificus, etc. (doubled) w/  Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116 from the Proper; Chapter, Hymn Te saeculorum, & Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon proper Dabit illi; Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the following 23rd. Sunday after Pentecost (=Saturday before the 5th. Sunday of October - Antiphon Tua est potentia, Versicle Vespertina, Collect of the Sunday); No Suffrages.

At Compline, Te lucis sung in the proper melody and doxology of Christ the King, No Preces, Salve Regina sung standing and in the Solemn Tone.

VIII ante Kalendas Novembris

Friday, 25 October, 2013
Ss. Chrysanthus & Daria, Martyrs; Simple, Red

Office: Ferial antiphons and psalms from the Psalter; rest from the Common of Several Martyrs or the Proper. Ferial melody with regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Martyrum & Hymn Christo profusum from the Common, 1 nocturn: Pss. 68-79; lessons 1 and 2 (=2&3 combined) and responds from the occurring Scripture (Friday, Week IV October), 3rd. lesson of the hagiography from the Proper, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons w/ Pss. 50, 89, 62 & 66, Canticle of Habacuc, 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Rex gloriose & Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon Vestri capilli as in the Common, Collect from the Proper, Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Pss. 53, 21, 118.1 & 118.2, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson Fulgebunt from the Common.

At Mass, after Sext, Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints and 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, No Credo, Common Preface (Ferial Tone), Ite Missa est.

After None, the liturgical color changes to green for Ferial Vespers and Compline.

At Vespers, Antiphons w/ Pss. 137-141 from the Psalter for Friday; Chapter, Hymn Hominis superne & Versicle from the Psalter, Magnificat Antiphon Deposuit from the Psalter, Collect of the preceding Sunday (XXII after Pentecost), Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Compline, Preces, Salve Regina sung kneeling and in the Simple Tone.

After Compline, the liturgical color changes to violet for the anticipated Vigil of Ss. Simon & Jude, Simple, the following day.

Fourth & Fifth Weeks of October

The occurring Scripture assigned for the month of October consists entirely of the two* books of Maccabees. This year, all five liturgical weeks of October are observed in their entirety, but in 1962ville, only four weeks are possible.The first three weeks are given to the first book and the latter two weeks to the second book of Maccabees.

Here is the difference in treatment when only four weeks are possible:

1. Traditional - The occurring Scripture is read as given up to the Wednesday of the Fourth Week. Assuming no feasts with proper lessons in the first nocturne at Mattins, on Thursday of the same week, the readings assigned for the Fifth Sunday are read followed by the Monday and Tuesday of the Fifth Week taking the place of the Friday and Saturday, respectively, of the Fourth Week. Afterwards, the First Sunday of November then would coincide with the Feast of Christ the King on the civilly reckoned last Sunday of October.

2. 1962ville - The third week is omitted entirely, and the Fourth Sunday and its week are placed where the third week would have occurred. In all years, the Fifth Sunday coincides with Christ the King, thereby eliminating the former permanently per the Johaninne rubrics of commemorations. However, the one advantage of this system is that at least two weeks for each book are accorded in any given year, while the Traditional system accords a lopsided exposure to the first book over the second (3 weeks vs. 1 week).

The CTO proposes a hybrid of the two for the month of October, and hence, this is our first digression from the Tridentine treatment of the occurring Scripture. In September, it made sense to switch to the selections from Esther from the fifth week in those latter days of the fourth week since this dealt with an entirely new book of the Bible rather than the continuation of the same book as is the case in October and as was the case in August. In August, the Tridentine rubrics (and 1962ville too) simply omitted the fifth week (a continuation of Ecclesiasticus) when said week had no place.  The 1962 system of omitting the third week of continuing the readings from the first book of Maccabees makes better sense than omitting a disjointed selection of the second book while at the same giving a full three weeks to the first book.

The CTO naturally keeps the Traditional reckoning of the weeks, but proposes to have the third week of October omitted in years when all five weeks are not available. Under such reckoning, Christ the King can still coincide with either the Fifth Sunday of October or the First Sunday of November, thereby not relegating either Sunday to permanent reduction or exclusion.

* The CTO author has a Biblia Sacra Vulgata (neo-Vulgate unfortunately) in his possession in which an apocryphal third and fourth book of Maccabees are given, in Latin not Greek, in the appendices. He has yet to peruse them at any length.

IX ante Kalendas Novembris

Thursday, 24 October, 2013
St. Raphael, Archangel; Double, White

Office: Festal Office from the Proper. Ordinary melody with the regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Archangelorum & Hymn Christe, Sanctorum from the Proper, 3 nocturnes: antiphons (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 8, 10, 14, 18, 23, 33, 95, 96, & 102; lessons and responds from the Proper, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Missus est, etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter and Hymn Placare, Christe from the Proper, Versicle from the Proper, Benedictus Antiphon Ego sum Raphael as in the Proper, Collect from the Proper, No Commemorations or Suffrages.

At Prime, first antiphon from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, Qui sedes in the short respond, No Preces, Short Lesson Tempus est from the Proper.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, No Commemorations, No Credo, Common Preface (Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est.

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Missus est etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 137; Chapter & Hymn Christe, Sanctorum from the Proper, Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon Princeps gloriosissime and Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the following Ss. Chrysanthus & Daria, Martyrs (Antiphon Istorum est enim, Versicle Laetamini, and Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

At Compline, No Preces, Salve Regina sung kneeling and in the Simple Tone.

After Compline, the liturgical color changes to red for Ss. Chrysanthus & Daria, Simple, the following day.

P.S. Many apologies for the CTO not being updated for 10 days.
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Saturday, October 12, 2013

III ante Idus Octobris, MMXIII

Sunday, 13 October, 2013
21st. Sunday after Pentecost; Semidouble, Green
3rd. Sunday of October
In England: St. Edward, King & Confessor; Double Major

Office: Dominical Office per Annum. Ordinary melody with the regular doxology at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Adoremus Dominum & hymn Primo die from the Psalter, 3 nocturnes -Antiphons, psalms (Pss. 1, 2, 3, 6-20) and versicles from the Psalter,  1st. & 2nd. nocturnes lessons & responds from the Proper (3rd. Sunday of October), 3rd. nocturne - lessons and responds from the Proper for the 21st. Sunday after Pent., Te Deum.

At Lauds, 3 antiphons - two-fold Alleluia w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Tres pueri w/ Benedicite, and three-fold Alleluia w/ Pss. 148-150 as in the Psalter, Chapter, Hymn Aeterne rerum Conditor, and Versicle from the Psalter, Benedictus Antiphon Dixit autem and Collect from the Proper, Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Antiphon Alleluia from the Psalter for Sundays w/ Pss. 53, 117, 118.1, 118.2, and Athanasian Creed, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson Dominus autem dirigat.

At the Hours, all as in the Psalter for Sundays, Collect from the Proper.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, 2nd.orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, Credo, Preface of the Most Holy Trinity (Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est

At 2nd. Vespers, 5 antiphons Dixit Dominus etc. from the Psalter w/ Pss. 109-113. Here the liturgical color changes to red for St. Callistus, Pope & Martyr; Semidouble, from the Chapter onward. Chapter, Hymn Deus tuorum militum, and Versicle from the Common of One Martyr, Magnificat antiphon Iste Sanctus from the Common, and Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the preceding Sunday (Antiphon Serve nequam, Versicle Dirigatur, Collect of the Sunday), Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Compline, Preces, Salve Regina sung standing and in the Solemn Tone.



Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Ordo down for a few days

The CTO has been down for a few days again due to a plethora of other commitments of this author. Here is the abridged version for this week:

Sunday - 20th. after Pentecost (Second of October); Semidouble, Green. Vespers of the following feast w/ comm. of Sunday.

Monday - Most Holy Rosary of the B.V.M.; Double Major, White.

Tuesday - Feria; Simple, Green. Vespers of the following feast.

Wednesday - Ss. Dionysius, Rusticus, & Eleutherius, Martyrs; Semidouble, Red.

Thursday - Feria; Simple, Green.

Friday - Feria; Simple, Green. Vespers of the following day.

Saturday - Our Lady on Saturday; Simple, White. Vespers of the following Sunday.

Friday, October 4, 2013

III ante Nonas Octobris, MMXIII

Saturday, 5 October, 2013
Saturday of the B.V.M.; Simple, White
Commemoration of Ss. Placid & Companions, Martyrs

Office: Ferial Antiphons & Psalmody, rest from the Common of the B.V.M. on Saturday. Our Lady's melody with the proper doxology of the Incarnation for all hymns at the Hours until None inclusive.

At Mattins, Invitatory Ave Maria & Hymn Quem terra from the Common, 1 nocturn: Pss. 97-108; proper absolution and blessings from the Common, lessons 1 and 2 (=2&3 combined) w/ responds from the occurring Scripture (Saturday, Week I October), 3rd. lesson from the Common for the month of August, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Pss. 50, 91, 62 & 66, Canticle of Moses (Deut,), 148-150, Chapter, Hymn O gloriosa Domina & Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon Beata Dei Genetrix as in the Common, Collect from the Common, Commemoration of Ss. Placid et al. (Antiphon Vestri capilli, Versicle Exsultabunt, Collect from the Proper), Suffrages of St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson In plateis from the Common.

At Mass, after Sext, Mass Salve Sancta Parens for Trinity Sunday-Advent, Gloria, Commemoration of Ss. Placid et al., 3rd. orations of All Saints, No Credo, Preface of the B.V.M. (Et te in veneratione, Ferial Tone), Ite Missa est.

After None, the liturgical color changes to green for the 20th. Sunday after Pentecost the following day; Semidouble.

At Vespers, Saturday Antiphons w/ Pss. 143-147 from the Psalter; Chapter, Hymn O lux beata Trinitas & Versicle from the Psalter, Magnificat Antiphon Refulsit sol from the Proper (Saturday before the second Sunday of October), Collect of the Sunday, Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Compline, Te lucis in the Ordinary melody w/ regular doxology, Preces, Salve Regina sung standing and in the Solemn Tone.