Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Saturday, 22 June, 2013
Vigil of St. John the Baptist (anticipated from 23 June), Simple, Violet
Commemoration of St. Paulinus, Bishop & Confessor

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 proper and 3 responds from the occurring Scripture, 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. Paulinus, 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. Paulinus, 3rd. oration of Our Lady, No Credo, Common Preface (Ferial Tone), Benedicamus Domino.

After None, the liturgical color changes to green for the 5th. Sunday after Pentecost, semidouble.

At Vespers, Saturday antiphons and psalms - Pss. 143-147; Chapter, Hymn, & Versicle from the Psalter for Saturday, Magnificat Antiphon proper Montes Gelboe; Collect of the following Sunday; Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Sts. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

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


  1. I love the Ordo, John, but would like to make a quick point: today at private Masses (which is any Mass other than the main communal Mass at a monastery or collegate church) one can celebrate either the feast of St. Paulinus with a commemoration and proper Last Gospel from the Vigil after Terce or the Vigil Mass with a commemoration of St. Paulinus after None. In monasteries, cathedrals, and collegate churches both Masses would be sung, sans commemorations of the other Mass. Quite a rich system!

  2. A rich system, indeed. I had purposefully, for the sake of brevity, excluded the mention of alternate or Votive Masses which may be offered on a given day. Also, as I am still a recovering 1962er, my knowledge of the Votive Mass rules from the older Missal is still elementary at this point. Thirdly, my reason for including the Mass of the day was to present the integral liturgical day from start to finish (and hence the Mass given is that which agrees with the Office), though, the readership's particular interest is the Office; alas, as laymen we can modify the Office as suits us, but the Mass is strictly under the purview of the ordained clergy who are not free to mold a "Current Tridentine Missal" (O quam jucundum fuerit!)