Tuesday, July 9, 2013


Saturday, 13 July, 2013
St. Anacletus, Pope & Martyr; Semidouble, Red

Office: Festal Office from the Common of One Martyr. Ordinary melody with regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Martyrum & Hymn Deus tuorum militum as in the Common, 3 nocturns from the Common - Antiphons In lege Domini etc. (not doubled) w/ Pss.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 14, & 20 , Lessons & Responds - 1. Occurring Scripture (Sat. in 7th. week after Pent.), 2. Lesson 4 - Hagiography in the Proper, Lessons 5 & 6 = the first two lessons for the 2nd. Nocturn (2nd. place) in the Common, 3. Gospel excerpt of St. Luke 14 w/ Homily of St. Gregory the Great from the Common (1st. place), Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Qui me confessus etc. (not doubled) from the Common w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Martyr Dei & Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon Qui odit as in the Common, Collect Deus qui nos, etc. also from the Common, Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Sts. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, 1st. Antiphon from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson Justus cor suum from the Common.

At the Hours, Antiphons 2, 3, & 5, respectively, from Lauds, with the respective divisiones of Ps. 118, rest as in 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 changes to green for the following 8th. Sunday after Pentecost, Semidouble.

At Vespers, Antiphons from the Psalter for Saturday w/ Pss. 143, 144, 145, 146, & 147; Chapter, Hymn O lux beata & Versicle from the Psalter for Saturday, Magnificat Antiphon Exaudisti from the Proper (Saturday before 8th. Sun. aft. Pent.), Collect of the Sunday in the Proper, Commemorations of the following feast of St. Bonaventure, Bishop, Confessor, & Doctor (Antiphon O Doctor, Versicle Amavit, & Collect from the Proper) and of the preceding feast of St. Anacletus (Antiphon Qui vult, Versicle Justus ut palma, Collect Deus qui nos from the Common), Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Sts. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.*

At Compline, Te lucis in the Ordinary melody with the regular doxology, Preces, Salve Regina sung standing and in the Solemn Tone.

* Reducing several Doubles to Semidoubles (e.g. St. Bonaventure) has the advantage of giving pride of place to the Dominical Office, but this can give rise to a significant multiplication of orations, because of commemorations and suffrages, as is the case for Vespers this evening. I think the 1962ists would faint! It will be interesting to see how often such a case occurs as we continue on this experiment.

1 comment:

  1. While what you say about the multiplicity of commemorations is a reasonable caution, I still think that approach strikes the right balance between the neglect of the ferial office (mid-17th century through 1960) and a neglect of the cultus of the saints (1960-present). The key is to make sure that the commemorations are printed in full, as was done in the better four-volume breviaries of the early 20th century.