Friday, June 14, 2013

Proposed Sanctorale for 15-30 June and 1-6 July

This is the first entry to show the development of a revised Sanctorale per the criteria previouslty stated in the introductory post. Each date will show the saint(s) (or Feria if none), Rank, and Color. This will take us through to the end of the Octave of Sts. Peter & Paul, the last of the long string of octaves of recent weeks.

15 June - Sts. Vitus, Modestus, & Crescentia, Martyrs; Simple, Red
16 June - Feria
17 June - Feria
18 June - St. Ephrem of Syria, Deacon, Confessor, & Doctor; Simple, White; Commemoration of Sts. Mark & Marcellinus, Martyrs
19 June - Sts. Gervase & Protasius, Martyrs; Simple, Red
20 June - St. Silverius, Pope & Martyr; Simple, Red
21 June - Feria
22 June - St. Paulinus, Bishop & Confessor; Simple, White; When 23 June falls on Sunday, Vigil w/ commemoration of St. Paulinus
23 June - Vigil (moved to 22 June if a Sunday)
24 June - Nativity of St. John the Baptist; Double I Class, White w/ Common Octave
25 June - Of the Octave; Semidouble, White
26 June - Sts. John & Paul, Martyrs; Semidouble, Red; Comm. of the Octave
27 June - Of the Octave; Semidouble, White
28 June - St. Leo II, Pope & Confessor; Semidouble, White; Comm. of the Octave and Vigil of Sts. Peter & Paul
29 June - Sts. Peter & Paul, Apostles and Martyrs; Double I Class, Red w/ Common Octave, No Comm. of Octave of St. John the Baptist
30 June - Commemoration of St. Paul, Apostle & Martyr; Double, Red; Comm. of both Octaves
1 July - Octave Day of St. John the Baptist; Double Major, White; Comm. of Octave of Sts. Peter & Paul
2 July - Visitation of the B.V.M.; Double II Class, White; Comm. of Octave
3 July - St. Irenaeus, Bishop & Martyr; Semidouble, Red; Comm. of Octave
4 July - Of the Octave; Semidouble, Red
5 July - Of the Octave; Semidouble, Red
6 July - Octave of Sts. Peter & Paul; Double Major, Red

As you see, the week from 16 June - 22 June this year will consist of only Feriae or Simple feasts which will ensure the recitation of the entire psalter for that week. Only the onset of octaves in the following two weeks disrupts this practice, but this is a much rarer and necessary occurrence as compared to the multiplication of Double feasts in place as of 1910.

There are just two deviations from the 1568 Kalendar above:
1. 18 June - St. Ephrem is added due to his being a Doctor and as per later practice to add Doctors of the Eastern Churches, but his feast is only celebrated as a Simple as opposed to a Double in the post-1911 Calendar.
2. 3 July - St. Irenaeus, an ancient and well known bishop and martyr, is added as a semidouble feast. The psalter would be festal that day anyway because of the occuring Octave, so festal psalmody per semidouble rules applies, and St. Irenaeus merits a place. Instead of disrupting the Ordo, I placed him on 3 July just as the 1962 Calendar does and left St. Leo II alone on 28 June. In the 1911-1960 Calendars, those two feasts are reversed.

Feasts added from 1571-1962 which do not merit universal liturgical celebration but could be added on particular Calendars:
1. 17 June - St. Gregory Barbarigo
2. 19 June - St. Juliana of Falconieri
3. 21 June - St. Aloysius Gonzaga
4. 25 June - St. William
5. 1 July - Most Precious Blood - not included because this is more a devotional feast, of newer (19th. century) origin. Should be on particular Calendars akin to the Votive feast of the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus et al. The antiphons and hymns composed for this feast are verbose and relatively difficult to sing, in my opinion.
6.  5 July- St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria



1 comment:

  1. A lovely proposal! The first half balances the sanctoral and temporal well. The second half has much depth. All the feasts seem to have an appropriate depth or importance. The feasts you removed in your proposal I think are wise (although that would not mean they wouldn't be available for patronal feasts etc). A very good Ordo on the whole!

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