Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Thursday, 11 July, 2013
St. Pius I, Pope & Martyr; Simple, Red*

Office: Antiphons & Psalms of the Feria; all else taken from the Common of One Martyr or the Proper. Ferial melody with regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Martyrum & Hymn Deus tuorum militum as in the Common, 1 nocturn from the Psalter for Thursday (Pss. 68-79), Versicle Gloria et honore, Lessons 1, 2 (= 2&3 combined) w/ Responds from the occurring Scripture, 3rd. Lesson (Hagiography) from the Proper, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Ferial antiphons from the Psalter w/ Pss. 50, 89, 62 & 66, Canticle of Moses, and 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Martyr Dei & Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon Qui odit as in the Common, Collect Infirmitatem also from the Common, Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Sts. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Ferial antiphon Beati from the Psalter w/ Pss. 53, 22, 118.1 & 118.2, Chapter Regi, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson Justus cor suum from the Common.

At the Hours, Ferial antiphons from the Psalter with the respective divisiones of Ps. 118, all else from the Common.

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

After None, the liturgical color remains red for the following feast of Sts. Nabor & Felix, Martyrs; Simple.

At Vespers, Ferial antiphons from the Psalter w/ Pss. 131, 132, 134, 135 & 136; Chapter, Hymn Sanctorum meritis & Versicle (1st. Vespers) from the Common of Several Martyrs, Magnificat Antiphon Istorum est enim as in the same Common, Collect as in the Proper, Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Sts. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Compline, Te lucis in the Ferial melody with the regular doxology, Preces, Salve Regina sung kneeling and in the Simple Tone.

*For a little levity, a good friend of mine facetiously proposed a Society of St. Pius I (SSPI) some years ago (if you have the slightest notion of "Trad" history over the last 30 years, you'll get the humor immediately), so in honor of the patron saint of this fledgling society, have a read and a good laugh. I don't think the Current Tridentine Ordo would cut it for them! By the way, said friend gave me a rare copy of the so-called purist Greek Missal to boot - another topic for another day.

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