Thursday, June 20, 2013

XXV June, 2013

Tuesday, 25 June, 2013
2nd. Day within the Octave of St. John the Baptist, Semidouble, White

Office: Festal Office, everything (except the antiphons are not doubled at the major Hours) as on the feast of the preceding day; Ordinary melody and normal doxology for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, 3 nocturns: Antiphons (not doubled) & psalms and versicles as on the feast; 9 lessons - 1st. Nocturn, 3 lessons and responds from the occurring Scripture (Tuesday in the 5th. week after the Pentecost Octave), 2nd. & 3rd. Nocturns' lessons and responds from the proper for 25 June, Te Deum.

At Lauds, 5 antiphons (not doubled) from the feast with Sunday psalms, Chapter, Hymn, Versicle, and Benedictus Antiphon, and Collect from the feast. No Commemorations or Suffrages.

At Prime, first antiphon from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, No Preces, Short Lesson from the feast.

At the Hours, antiphons 2,3, & 5, respectively, from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118; rest as on the feast.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, 2nd. Orations of Our Lady/Saints and 3rd. orations for the Pope or at the choice of the Celebrant, No Credo, Common Preface (Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est.

After None, the liturgical color changes to red for the feast of Sts. John & Paul, Martyrs, Semidouble, on the following day.

At Vespers, Festal antiphons (not doubled) from the proper for the feast Paulus et Joannes, etc. w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116, Chapter, Hymn, & Versicle from the Common of Several Martyrs, Magnificat Antiphon Astiterunt justi & Collect of the feast in the proper, Comm. of the Octave (Antiphon Puer, Versicle Iste puer, Collect of St. John the Baptist), No Suffrages.

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


  1. I like what you are doing with this. I think the Simple feast use of the ferial psalms, together with a sparse Sanctoral is the best solution over. We use something similar, although have not made the rubrical change as yet, and do not include later temporal cycle changes (such as Sacred Heart). We do include some newer saints, and also include the regional Sanctoral.

  2. Andrew, thanks for sharing. Who and where are we? I had no idea this idea was being given consideration anywhere other than among isolated individuals.

  3. Sorry John, "we" are a group of Old Roman Catholics in the UK.
    You might be interested to see our ordo for this month (not comprehensive as your entries)