Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Pridie Kalendas Augusti

Wednesday, 31 July, 2013
St. Ignatius of Loyola, Priest & Confessor; Double, White

Office: Festal Office from the Common of Confessors not Bishops. Ordinary melody with regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Confessorum & Hymn Iste Confessor from the Common, 3 nocturnes - antiphons (doubled) w/ Pss. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 14, 20, & 23 from the Common; 1st. Nocturne - lessons and responds from the occurring Scripture, 2nd. Nocturne - lessons from the Proper (hagiography) w/ responds from the Common, 3rd. nocturne - lessons from the Common of Evangelists w/ responds for Confessors not Bishops, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Domine, quinque, etc. (doubled) w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, & 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Jesu corona & Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon Euge serve from the Common, Collect from the Proper, No Suffrages.

At Prime, Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, No Preces, Short Lesson Justum deduxit from the Common.

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

After None, the liturgical color changes to red for St. Peter in Chains the following day; Double Major.

At Vespers, Antiphons Herodes Rex, etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116 as in the Common of Apostles; Chapter, Hymn Miris modis & Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon Tu es pastor ovium as in the Proper, Collect as in the Proper, Commemorations of St. Paul (Antiphon Paulus, Versicle Tu es vas, Collect as given on 18 January), the preceding St. Ignatius of Loyola (Antiphon Hic vir, Versicle Justum deduxit, Collect from the Proper), and the following Holy Maccabees (Antiphon Istorum, Versicle Laetamini, Collect from the Proper) No Suffrages.

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


N.B. Today, we begin using the Roman Calendrical nomenclature for the titles (e.g. Pridie Kalendas Augusti for today) of these daily, ordinal posts while retaining the modern dating system (e.g. 31 July) at the heading. This is to be consistent with our classical Roman approach to the Scriptural lessons for the next four months and also to more clearly identify the correct entry in the Martyrology (a topic which we will visit soon).


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