Thursday, August 29, 2013

Kalendis Septembris MMXIII

Sunday, 1 September, 2013
15th. Sunday after Pentecost; Semidouble, Green
1st. Sunday of September
Commemorations of St. Giles, Confessor, and the Twelve Holy Brothers, Martyrs

Office: Dominical Office per Annum. Ordinary melody with the regular doxology at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Adoremus Dominum & hymn Nocte surgentes from the Psalter, 3 nocturnes -Antiphons, psalms (Pss. 1, 2, 3, 6-20) and versicles from the Psalter,  1st. & 2nd. nocturnes lessons & responds from the Proper (1st. Sunday of September), 3rd. nocturne - lessons and responds from the Proper for the 15th. Sunday after Pent., Te Deum.

At Lauds, 3 antiphons - two-fold Alleluia w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Tres pueri w/ Benedicite, and three-fold Alleluia w/ Pss. 148-150 as in the Psalter, Chapter, Hymn Ecce jam noctis, and Versicle from the Psalter, Benedictus Antiphon Ibat Jesus and Collect from the Proper, Commemorations of St. Giles (Antiphon Euge serve bone, Versicle Justum deduxit and Collect from the Proper) and the Twelve Holy Brothers (Antiphon Vestri capilli, Versicle Exsultabunt, and Collect from the Proper), Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Antiphon Alleluia from the Psalter for Sundays w/ Pss. 53, 117, 118.1, 118.2, and Athanasian Creed, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson Dominus autem dirigat.

At the Hours, all as in the Psalter for Sundays, Collect from the Proper.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, Commemorations of St. Giles and the Twelve Holy Brothers, Credo, Preface of the Most Holy Trinity (Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est

At 2nd. Vespers, 5 antiphons Dixit Dominus etc. from the Psalter w/ Pss. 109-113, Chapter, Hymn Lucis Creator, and Versicle from the Psalter, Magnificat antiphon Propheta magnus and Collect from the Proper, Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

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

After Compline, the liturgical color remains green for the Feria the following day.

Pridie Kalendas Septembris, MMXIII

Saturday, 31 August, 2013
Saturday of the B.V.M.; Simple, White

Office: Ferial Antiphons & Psalmody, rest from the Common of the B.V.M. on Saturday. Our Lady's melody with the proper doxology of the Incarnation for all hymns at the Hours until None inclusive.

At Mattins, Invitatory Ave Maria & Hymn Quem terra from the Common, 1 nocturn: Pss. 97-108; proper absolution and blessings from the Common, lessons 1 and 2 (=2&3 combined) w/ responds from the occurring Scripture (Saturday, Week IV August), 3rd. lesson from the Common for the month of August, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Pss. 50, 91, 62 & 66, Canticle of Moses (Deut,), 148-150, Chapter, Hymn O gloriosa Domina & Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon Beata Dei Genetrix as in the Common, Collect from the Common, Suffrages of St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson In plateis from the Common.

At Mass, after Terce, Mass Salve Sancta Parens for Trinity Sunday-Advent, Gloria, 2nd. orations of All Saints and 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, No Credo, Preface of the B.V.M. (Et te in veneratione, Ferial Tone), Ite Missa est.

After None, the liturgical color changes to green for the 15th. Sunday after Pentecost the following day; Semidouble.

HERE BEGINNETH THE AUTUMNAL VOLUME OF THE ROMAN BREVIARY

At Vespers, Saturday Antiphons w/ Pss. 143-147 from the Psalter; Chapter, Hymn O lux beata Trinitas & Versicle from the Psalter, Magnificat Antiphon Cum audisset Job from the Proper (Saturday before the first Sunday of September), Collect of the Sunday, Commemorations of St. Giles, Confessor (Antiphon Similabo, Versicle Amavit, and Collect from the Proper) and the Twelve Holy Brothers, Martyrs (Antiphon Istorum, Versicle Laetamini, and Collect from the Proper), Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

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

III ante Kalendas Septembris, MMXIII

Friday, 30 August, 2013
Ss. Felix & Adauctus, Martyrs; Simple, Red

Office: Ferial Antiphons & Psalmody, rest from the Common of Several Martyrs. Ferial melody with regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Martyrum & Hymn Christo profusum from the Common, 1 nocturn: Pss. 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 93, 95 & 96; lessons 1 and 2 (=2&3 combined) w/ responds from the occurring Scripture (Friday, Week IV August), 3rd. lesson from the Proper for the feast, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Pss. 50, 142, 62 & 66, Canticle of Habacuc, 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Rex gloriose Martyrum & Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon Vestri capilli as in the Common, Collect from the Proper, Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Pss. 53, 23, 118.1 & 118.2, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson Fulgebunt from the Common.

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

After None, the liturgical color changes to white for Our Lady's Office on Saturday the following day. From now until None tomorrow, inclusive, all the hymns at the Hours are sung in Our Lady's melody with the proper doxology of the Incarnation, Gloria tibi, Domine, qui natus es de Virgine, etc.

At Vespers, Friday Antiphons w/ Pss. 137, 138, 139, 140, & 141 from the Psalter; Chapter, Hymn Ave maris stella & Versicle from the Common of the B.V.M. on Saturdays, Magnificat Antiphon Beata Mater from the Common, Collect from the Common, Suffrages of St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Compline, Preces, Salve Regina sung kneeling and in the Simple Tone.

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Thursday, 29 August, 2013
Beheading of St. John the Baptist, Precursor & Martyr; Double Major, Red
Commemoration of St. Sabina, Widow & Martyr

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

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Martyrum & Hymn Deus tuorum militum from the Common, 3 nocturnes - Antiphons (doubled) w/ Pss. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 14, & 20 from the Common; 1st. nocturne - lessons & responds from the Proper, 2nd. & 3rd. nocturnes - lessons from the Proper w/ responds from the Common, 9th. lesson of St. Sabina, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Herodes etc.(doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, & 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Martyr Dei, and Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon Misso Herodes from the Proper, Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of St. Sabina (Antiphon Date ei, Versicle Diffusa, Collect from the Common of Non-Virgin Martyrs), No Suffrages.

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

At the Hours, 2nd., 3rd., & 5th. antiphons, respectively, from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118; Chapter & Short Respond from the Common, Collect from the Proper.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, Commemoration of St. Sabina, No Credo, Common Preface (Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est.

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Herodes etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 115, Chapter, Hymn Deus tuorum militum and Versicle from the Common, Magnificat Antiphon Misit rex incredulus from the Proper, Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the following Ss. Felix & Adauctus, Martyrs (Antiphon Istorum, Versicle Laetamini, Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

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

After Compline, the liturgical color remains red for Ss. Felix & Adauctus, Martyrs, the following day; Simple.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

V ante Kalendas Septembris, MMXIII

Wednesday, 28 August, 2013
St. Augustine of Hippo, Bishop, Confessor & Doctor; Double, White
Commemoration of St. Hermes, Martyr

Office: Festal Office from the Proper for the feast and the Common of Confessor Bishops or Doctors. Ordinary melody and 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 & responds from the occurring Scripture (Wednesday, Week IV August), 2nd. nocturne - lessons of the hagiography from the Proper w/ responds from the Common, 3rd. nocturne - lessons from the Common of Doctors, 1st. place, 7th. respond from the Common, 8th. respond as given for Doctors, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Ecce sacerdos magnus etc. (doubled) w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, & 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Jesu Redemptor, and Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon Euge serve bone from the Common, Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of St. Hermes (Antiphon Qui odit, Versicle Justus ut palma, Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

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

At the Hours, 2nd., 3rd., & 5th. antiphons, respectively, from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118; Chapter & Short Respond from the Common, Collect from the Proper.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, Commemoration of St. Hermes, Credo, Common Preface (Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est.

After None, the liturgical color changes to red for the following feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist; Double Major.

At Vespers, Antiphons Herodes etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116, Chapter, Hymn Deus tuorum militum and Versicle from the Common of One Martyr, Magnificat Antiphon Misso Herodes from the Proper, Collect from the Proper, Commemorations of the preceding St. Augustine (Antiphon O Doctor, Versicle Justum deduxit, Collect from the Proper) and of the following St. Sabina, Holy Woman & Martyr (Antiphon Simile est, Versicle Specie, Collect from the Common of Non-Virgins), No Suffrages.

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

Monday, August 26, 2013

Proposed Sanctorale for October

Continuing our monthly proposals for what a revised, present-day Tridentine Kalendar would look like, here is the month of October numbered by each day. Days which differ (aside from the introduction of gradations within the Double rank) from the 1570 Kalendar are bolded. October, like September, has a strong ferial cycle, but this is also the first month since March to lack an octave of any sort. Many of the days listed as feriae in this month especially had become very crowded with some devotional feasts and double feasts for saints canonized  in the post-Tridentine era. Commentary follows below.

1. St. Remigius, Bishop & Confessor; Simple, White
2. Holy Guardian Angels; Double, White
3. St. Therese of Lisieux, Virgin; Simple, White
4. St. Francis of Assisi, Confessor; Double Major, White
5. Ss. Placid & Companions, Martyrs; Simple, Red
6. Feria
7. St. Mark, Pope & Confessor; Simple, White
8. Feria
9. Ss. Dionysius (Bishop), Rusticus & Eleutherius, Martyrs; Semidouble, Red
10. Feria
11. Feria
12. Feria
13. Feria
14. St. Callistus, Pope & Martyr; Semidouble, Red
15. St. Theresa of Avila, Virgin; Simple, White
16. Feria
17. Feria
18. St. Luke, Evangelist & Martyr; Double II Class, Red
19. Feria
20. Feria
21. St. Hilarion, Confessor; Simple, White. Commemoration of Ss. Ursula & Companions, Virgins & Martyrs
22. Feria
23. Feria
24. St. Raphael, Archangel; Double, White
25. Ss. Chrysanthius & Daria, Martyrs; Simple, Red
26. St. Evaristus, Pope & Martyr; Simple, Red
27. Vigil of Ss. Simon & Jude; Simple, Violet (if a Sunday, anticipated on 26 October)
28. Ss. Simon & Jude, Apostles & Martyrs; Double II Class, Red
29. Feria
30. Feria
31. Vigil of All Saints; Simple, Violet (if a Sunday, anticipated on 30 October)
Last Sunday of October: Our Lord Jesus Christ, King; Double I Class, White

Feasts added since 1570 which merit universal observance:
2 October - Holy Guardian Angels (universal cult)
The two Theresas on 3 and 15 October have a universal cult but we temper the observances with the rank of Simple.
24 October - St. Raphael (along with Michael and Gabriel, the three archangels specifically mentioned in Scripture merit observance)
Christ the King - in this age of liberal, secular republics and the demise of the Social Kingship of Christ as a doctrine taught clearly and widely throughout the Church, this feast is of the utmost importance. The CTO takes Pius XI's newly instituted feast from 1925 and keeps it in perpetuity.

Feasts on the 1954/1962 Kalendars which the CTO removes from universal observance with reasons given in parantheses:
6 October - St. Bruno, Confessor (medieval cult)
7 October - Most Holy Rosary of the B.V.M. (devotional - and yes, we are huge fans of the the Victory of Lepanto and pray the Rosary, but a liturgical feast for this should be limited to particular congregations at best)
8 October - St. Bridget of Sweden, Widow (local cult)
9 October - St. John Leonard, Confessor (local cult)
10 October - St. Francis Borgia, Confessor (we are thankful that his family produced at least one good man, but this should be a Jesuit feast only)
11 October - Maternity of the B.V.M. (devotional - in no way a bow to the Novus Ordo, but the theme of Our Lady's maternity is already well contained in the Traditional Office of the Circumcision/Octave Day of Christmas. The Marian seasonal oration for Christmas to the Purification is the prayer of her Maternity par excellence.)
13. St. Edward, King & Confessor (local cult)
16. St. Hedwig, Widow (local cult)
17. St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (particular cult; we adopt the feast of the Sacred Heart, but need not grant universal observance to one of the main founders of this devotion)
19. St. Peter of Alacantara (local cult)
20. St. John Cantius (local cult)
23. St. Anthony Mary Claret (particular cult)
25. St. Isidore the Farmer (In 1962ville his feast is observed this day in the USA; we think it should be moved back to 15 May as a Simple feast local to the USA or to 22 March as a de facto commemoration during Lent - the CTO is undecided as to the date, but thinks late October makes little sense to invoke a patron of farmers except for our Austral brethren)

Statistic:
CTO - Six feasts of Double or higher rank vs. 16 in 1910 and 17 in 1954/1962.










VI ante Kalendas Septembris, MMXIII

Tuesday, 27 August, 2013
Feria; Simple, Green

Office: Ferial Office per Annum from the Psalter. Ferial melody with regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Jubilemus Deo & Hymn Consors Paterni from the Psalter, 1 nocturn: Pss. 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, & 51; lessons and responds from the occurring Scripture (Tuesday, Week IV August), No Te Deum.

At Lauds, Pss. 50, 42, 62 & 66, Canticle of Ezechiel, 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Ales diei & Versicle from the Psalter, Benedictus Antiphon Erexit nobis as in the Psalter, Collect of the preceding Sunday (XIV after Pentecost), Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Pss. 53, 24, 118.1 & 118.2, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson Dominus autem dirigat from the Psalter.

At Mass, after None, Mass of the preceding Sunday (XIV after Pentecost), No Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints and 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, No Credo, Common Preface (Ferial Tone), Benedicamus Domino.

After None, the liturgical color changes to white for the following feast of St. Augustine of Hippo, Bishop, Confessor & Doctor; Double.

At Vespers, Antiphons Ecce sacerdos magnus (doubled) w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116 from the Common of Confessor Bishops; Chapter, Hymn Iste Confessor & Versicle from the Common, Magnificat Antiphon O Doctor from the Common of Doctors, Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of St. Hermes, Martyr (Antiphon Iste Sanctus, Versicle Gloria et honore, 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.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

VII ante Kalendas Septembris, MMXIII

Monday, 26 August, 2013
St. Zephyrinus, Pope & Martyr; Simple, Red

Office: Ferial Antiphons & Psalmody, rest from the Common of One Martyr. Ferial melody with regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Martyrum & Hymn Deus tuorum from the Common, 1 nocturn: Pss. 26-37; lessons 1 and 2 (=2&3 combined) w/ responds from the occurring Scripture (Monday, Week IV August), 3rd. lesson from the Proper for the feast, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Pss. 50, 5, 62 & 66, Canticle of Isaias, 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Martyr Dei & Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon Qui odit as in the Common, Collect Praesta from the Common, Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Pss. 53, 23, 118.1 & 118.2, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson Justus cor suum from the Common.

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

After None, the feast of St. Zephyrinus ends, and the liturgical color changes to green for Ferial Vespers* & Compline this evening and for the Feria the next day.

At Vespers, Antiphons w/ Pss. 114, 115, 116, 119, & 120 from the Psalter for Monday; Chapter, Hymn Immensae Coeli & Versicle from the Psalter, Magnificat Antiphon Magnificat from the Psalter, Collect of the preceding Sunday (XIV after Pentecost), Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. 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.

* The first Ferial Vespers since 17 July! (or since 27 July if Saturday's Vespers are classified as Ferial - in any event, the first non-Sunday, non-festal Vespers in at least a month).

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Sunday, 25 August, 2013
14th. Sunday after Pentecost; Semidouble, Green
4th.. Sunday of August
Commemoration of St. Louis IX, King & Confessor

Office: Dominical Office per Annum. Ordinary melody with the regular doxology at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Adoremus Dominum & hymn Nocte surgentes from the Psalter, 3 nocturnes -Antiphons, psalms (Pss. 1, 2, 3, 6-20) and versicles from the Psalter,  1st. & 2nd. nocturnes lessons & responds from the Proper (4th. Sunday of August), 3rd. nocturne - lessons 7 & 8 (=8&9 combined) with responds (from the Proper for the 14th. Sunday after Pent., 9th. lesson of St. Louis IX, Te Deum.

At Lauds, 3 antiphons - two-fold Alleluia w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Tres pueri w/ Benedicite, and three-fold Alleluia w/ Pss. 148-150 as in the Psalter, Chapter, Hymn Ecce jam noctis, and Versicle from the Psalter, Benedictus Antiphon Nolite solliciti and Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of St. Louis IX (Antiphon Euge, Versicle Justum deduxit and Collect from the Proper), Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Antiphon Alleluia from the Psalter for Sundays w/ Pss. 53, 117, 118.1, 118.2, and Athanasian Creed, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson Dominus autem dirigat.

At the Hours, all as in the Psalter for Sundays, Collect from the Proper.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, Commemoration of St. Louis IX, 3rd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, Credo, Preface of the Most Holy Trinity (Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est

At 2nd. Vespers, 5 antiphons Dixit Dominus etc. from the Psalter w/ Pss. 109-113, Chapter, Hymn Lucis Creator, and Versicle from the Psalter, Magnificat antiphon Quaerite primum and Collect from the Proper, Commemorations of the following St. Zephyrinus, Pope & Martyr (Antiphon Iste Sanctus, Versicle Gloria et honore, and Collect Praesta from the Common of One Martyr) then of the current St. Louis IX (Antiphon Hic vir, Versicle Justum deduxit, and Collect from the Proper), Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

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

After Compline, the liturgical color changes to red for the feast of St. Zephyrinus, Pope & Martyr, the following day; Simple.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

IX ante Kalendas Septembris, MMXIII

Saturday, 24 August, 2013
St. Bartholomew, Apostle & Martyr; Double II Class, Red

Office: Festal Office from the Proper for the feast and the Common of Apostles. Solemn melody and regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Apostorum & Hymn Aeterna Christi munera from the Common, 3 nocturnes - Antiphons (doubled) w/ Pss. 18, 33, 44, 46, 60, 63, 74, 96, & 98 from the Common; 1st. nocturne - lessons & responds from the Common, 2nd. & 3rd. Nocturnes - lessons from the Proper w/ responds from the Common, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Hoc est praeceptum meum etc. (doubled) w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, & 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Exsultet, and Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon Vos qui reliquistis from the Common, Collect from the Proper, No Commemorations nor Suffrages.

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

At the Hours, 2nd., 3rd., & 5th. antiphons, respectively, from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118; Chapter & Short Respond from the Common, Collect from the Proper.

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

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Juravit etc. (doubled) w/ Pss. 109, 112, 115, 125, & 138 from the Common, Chapter, Hymn Exsultet and Versicle from the Common, Magnificat Antiphon Estote fortes from the Common, Collect from the Proper, Commemorations of the following 14th. Sunday after Pentecost (Saturday before the 4th. Sunday of August - Antiphon Sapientia, Versicle Vespertina, Collect of the Sunday) and of St. Louis IX, King & Confessor (Antiphon Similabo, Versicle Amavit, Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

At Compline, No Preces, Salve Regina sung standing and in the Solemn Tone.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

X ante Kalendas Septembris, MMXIII

Friday, 23 August, 2013
Vigil of St. Bartholomew; Simple, Violet

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. 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 93, 95, & 96; 3 lessons from the Common of Vigils of Apostles w/ 3 responds from the occurring Scripture (Friday, Week III August), No Te Deum.

At Lauds, Pss. 50, 142, 62 & 66, Canticle of Habacuc, 148-150, Chapter, Hymn, Versicle, and Benedictus Antiphon from the Psalter, Ferial Preces sung kneeling, Collect of the Vigil proper; Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Pss. 53, 21, 118.1 & 118.2, Ferial Preces sung kneeling, Short Lesson Dominus autem dirigat.

At the Hours, all as in the Psalter, Ferial Preces sung kneeling, Collect proper.

At Mass (after None), No Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, No Credo, Common Preface (Ferial Tone), Benedicamus Domino. At Solemn Mass, the Deacon and Subdeacon wear folded chasubles in place of dalmatic and tunicle, respectively.

After None, the liturgical color changes to red for the following feast of St. Bartholomew, Apostle & Martyr; Double II class.

At Vespers, Antiphons Hoc est praeceptum meum, etc (doubled) from the Common of Apostles (I Vespers) w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116; Chapter, Hymn Exsultet, & Versicle from the Common, Magnificat Antiphon Tradent enim vos from the Common; Collect from the Proper for the feast; No Commemorations nor Suffrages.

At Compline, Solemn melody w/ regular doxology for the Te lucis, No Preces, Salve Regina sung kneeling and in the Solemn Tone.

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Thursday, 22 August, 2013
Octave Day of the Assumption of the B.V.M.; Double Major, White
Commemoration of Ss. Timothy, Hippolytus, & Symphorian, Martyrs

Office: Festal Office from the Proper for the feast and the Common of the B.V.M. Our Lady's melody with the proper doxology of the Incarnation for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Venite adoremus Regem Regum etc. from the Proper & Hymn Quem terra from the Common, 3 nocturnes - Proper antiphons Exaltata est, etc. (doubled) w/ Pss. 8, 18, 23, 44, 45, 86, 95, 96, & 97 from the Common; lessons & responds at all nocturnes from the Proper for 22 Augus, 9th. lesson of Ss. Timothy, etc.*, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Assumpta est etc. (doubled) w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, & 148-150, Chapter In omnibus from the Proper, Hymn O gloriosa Domina from the Common, Versicle Exaltata from the Proper, Benedictus Antiphon Quae est ista and Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of Ss. Timothy, etc. ( Antiphon Vestri, Versicle Exsultabunt, Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

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

At the Hours, 2nd., 3rd., & 5th. antiphons, respectively, from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118; Chapter from the Common, rest as in the Proper.

At Mass, after Terce, Mass Propers = Gaudeamus, etc., Gloria, No Commemorations, Credo, Preface of the B.V.M. (Et te in Assumptione, Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est.

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Assumpta est etc. (doubled) from the feast  w/ Pss. 109, 112, 121, 126, & 147 from the Common of the B.V.M., Chapter, Hymn Ave maris stella from the Common w/ Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon Hodie from the feast at II Vespers, Collect Famulorum from the feast, No Commemorations nor Suffrages.

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

After Compline, in stark transition at the completion of an Octave, the liturgical color changes to violet for the Vigil of St. Bartholomew the following day.

* Today's Office is found integrally in editions of the B.R. before 1943 when Pius XII established the devotional feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary to supplant the Octave Day. The CTO does not observe this feast, but would propose it as a Votive Office for personal use aside from and in addition to the Office of the Day.

XII ante Kalendas Septembris, MMXIII

Wednesday, 21 August, 2013
Seventh Day within the Octave of the Assumption; Semidouble, White

Office: Festal Office from the Proper for the feast and the Common of the B.V.M. Our Lady's melody with the proper doxology of the Incarnation for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Venite adoremus Regem Regum etc. from the Proper & Hymn Quem terra from the Common, 3 nocturnes - Proper antiphons Exaltata est, etc. (not doubled) w/ Pss. 8, 18, 23, 44, 45, 86, 95, 96, & 97 from the Common; lessons & responds at all nocturnes from the Proper for 21 August, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Assumpta est etc. (not doubled) w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, & 148-150, Chapter In omnibus from the Proper, Hymn O gloriosa Domina from the Common, Versicle Exaltata from the Proper, Benedictus Antiphon Quae est ista and Collect from the Proper, No Commemorations nor Suffrages.

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

At the Hours, 2nd., 3rd., & 5th. antiphons, respectively, from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118; Chapter from the Common, rest as in the Proper.

At Mass, after Terce, Mass Propers = Gaudeamus, etc., Gloria, 2nd. orations of All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, Credo (by reason of the Octave), Preface of the B.V.M. (Et te in Assumptione, Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est.

After None, the liturgical color remains white for the following Octave Day of the Assumption; Double Major.

At Vespers, Antiphons Assumpta est etc. (doubled) from the feast  w/ Pss. 109, 112, 121, 126, & 147 from the Common of the B.V.M., Chapter, Hymn Ave maris stella from the Common w/ Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon Virgo prudentissima from the feast at I Vespers, Collect Famulorum from the feast, Commemoration of the following Ss. Timothy, Hippolytus, & Symphorian, Martyrs (Antiphon Istorum, Versicle Laetamini, Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

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


XIII ante Kalendas Septembris, MMXIII

Tuesday, 20 August, 2013
St. Bernard of Clairvoux, Confessor & Doctor; Double, White
Commemoration of the Octave of the Assumption

Office: Festal Office from the Common of Confessors not Bishops or the Proper. Our Lady's melody with the proper doxology of the Incarnation for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Confessorum & Hymn Iste Confessor as in the Common, 3 nocturnes: Antiphons (doubled) w/ Pss. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 14, 20, & 23 from the Common, 1st. nocturne - lessons & responds from the occurring Scripture (Tuesday, Week III August), 2nd. nocturn - lessons from the Proper w/ responds from the Common, 3rd. nocturne - lessons & responds from the Common of Doctors (1st. place), Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Domine quinque, etc. (doubled) w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Jesu corona celsior (with doxology of the Incarnation) & Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon Euge serve bone as in the Common, Collect from the Proper, Commemorations of the Octave (Antiphon, Versicle, and Collect of the Assumption), No Suffrages.

At Prime, 1st. antiphon from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson Justum deduxit from the Common.

At the Hours, 2nd., 3rd., and 5th. antiphons from Lauds, respectively, with the respective divisiones of Ps. 118, rest from the Common, Collect proper.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, Commemoration of the Octave, Credo, Preface of the B.V.M. (Et te in Assumptione, Solemn Tone), Ite missa est.

At Vespers, Antiphons Domine quinque, etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116; Chapter, Hymn Iste Confessor, and Versicle from the Common, Magnificat antiphon O Doctor and Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the following day within the Octave (Antiphon & Versicle at I Vespers and Collect of the Assumption), No Suffrages.

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

After Compline, the liturgical color remains white for 7th. Day within the Octave of the Assumption the following day.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

XIV ante Kalendas Septembris, MMXIII

Monday, 19 August, 2013
Fifth Day within the Octave of the Assumption; Semidouble, White

Office: Festal Office from the Proper for the feast* and the Common of the B.V.M. Our Lady's melody with the proper doxology of the Incarnation for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Venite adoremus Regem Regum etc. from the Proper & Hymn Quem terra from the Common, 3 nocturnes - Proper antiphons Exaltata est, etc. (not doubled) w/ Pss. 8, 18, 23, 44, 45, 86, 95, 96, & 97 from the Common; lessons & responds at all nocturnes from the Proper, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Assumpta est etc.  (not doubled) w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, & 148-150, Chapter In omnibus from the Proper, Hymn O gloriosa Domina from the Common, Versicle Exaltata from the Proper, Benedictus Antiphon Quae est ista and Collect from the Proper, No Commemorations nor Suffrages.

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

At the Hours, 2nd., 3rd., & 5th. antiphons, respectively, from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118; Chapter from the Common, rest as in the Proper.

At Mass, after Terce, Mass Propers = Gaudeamus, etc., Gloria, 2nd. orations of All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, Credo (by reason of the Octave), Preface of the B.V.M. (Et te in Assumptione, Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est.

After None, the liturgical color remains white for the following feast of St. Bernard, Confessor & Doctor; Double, White.

At Vespers, Antiphons Domine quinque etc. (doubled)  w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116 from the Common of Confessors not Bishops, Chapter, Hymn Iste Confessor & Versicle from the Common, Magnificat Antiphon O Doctor from the Common of Doctors, Collect from the feast, Commemoration of the Octave (Antiphon Hodie, Versicle Exaltata, Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

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

* All Propers are taken from 19 August as given in editions of the Breviarium before the Pius XI canonized and gave liturgical observance to St. John Eudes. Unlike the feast day itself, the Collect is the traditional one Famulorum, etc.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

XV ante Kalendas Septembris, MMXIII

Sunday, 18 August, 2013
13th. Sunday after Pentecost; Semidouble, Green
3rd. Sunday of August
Commemorations of the 4th.. Day within the Octave of the Assumption
and of St. Agaptitus, Martyr

Office: Dominical Office per Annum. Our Lady's melody with the proper doxology of the Incarnation for all hymns at the Hours by reason of the Octave. No Suffrages or Preces due to the occurring Octave.

At Mattins, Invitatory Adoremus Dominum & hymn Nocte surgentes from the Psalter, 3 nocturnes -Antiphons, psalms (Pss. 1, 2, 3, 6-20) and versicles from the Psalter,  1st. & 2nd. nocturnes lessons & responds from the Proper (3rd. Sunday of August), 3rd. nocturne - lessons & responds from the Proper for the 13th. Sunday after Pent., Te Deum.

At Lauds, 3 antiphons - two-fold Alleluia w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Tres pueri w/ Benedicite, and three-fold Alleluia w/ Pss. 148-150 as in the Psalter, Chapter, Hymn Ecce jam noctis, and Versicle from the Psalter, Benedictus Antiphon Magister and Collect from the Proper, Commemorations of the Octave (Antiphon, Versicle, and Collect as at Lauds of the Assumption) and St. Agapitus (Antiphon Qui odit, Versicle Justus ut palma and Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

At Prime, Antiphon Alleluia from the Psalter for Sundays w/ Pss. 53, 117, 118.1, 118.2, and Athanasian Creed, No Preces, Short Lesson Dominus autem dirigat.

At the Hours, all as in the Psalter for Sundays, Collect from the Proper.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, Commemorations of the Octave and St. Agapitus, Credo, Preface of the Most Holy Trinity (Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est

At 2nd. Vespers, 5 antiphons Dixit Dominus etc. from the Psalter w/ Pss. 109-113, Chapter, Hymn Lucis Creator, and Versicle from the Psalter, Magnificat antiphon Unus autem and Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the following day within the Octave of the Assumption (Antiphon, Versicle, and Collect as at First Vespers of the feast), No Suffrages.

At Compline, No Preces, Salve Regina sung standing and in the Solemn Tone.

After Compline, the liturgical color changes to white for the 5th. Day within the Octave of the Assumption the following day; Semidouble.

Friday, August 16, 2013

XVI ante Kalendas Septembris MMXIII

Saturday, 17 August, 2013
Octave Day of St. Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr; Double, Red
Commemoration of the Octave of the Assumption of the B.V.M.

Office: Festal Office as on the feast w/ proper Collect for the Octave Day. Our Lady's melody with the proper doxology of the Incarnation for all hymns at the Hours by reason of the Octave of the Assumption.

At Mattins, Invitatory Beatus Laurentius from the Proper & Hymn Deus tuorum militum from the Common, 3 nocturnes - Proper antiphons (doubled) w/ Pss. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 14, 16, & 20; lessons and responds at all nocturnes from the Proper, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Laurentius etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, & 148-150, Chapter from the Proper, Hymn Martyr Dei & Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon In craticula from the Proper, Collect from the Proper for the Octave Dat, Commemoration of the Octave of the Assumption (Antiphon, Versicle, and Collect Famulorum from the feast), no Suffrages.

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

At the Hours, 2nd., 3rd., & 5th. antiphons, respectively, from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118; rest as in the Proper.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, Commemoration of the Octave of the Assumption, Credo, Preface of the B.V.M. by reason of her Octave (Et te in Assumptione, Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est.

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Laurentius etc. (doubled)  w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 115 from the Proper, Chapter from the Proper, Hymn Deus tuorum militum & Versicle from the Common, Magnificat Antiphon Beatus Laurentius as in the Proper, Collect of the Octave Day, Commemorations of the following 13th. Sunday after Pentecost (Saturday before the 3rd. Sunday of August: Antiphon - Omnis sapientia, Versicle Vespertina, Collect of the Sunday), of the Octave of the Assunption (Antiphon, Versicle, and Collect as at second Vespers of the feast), and of the following St. Agapitus, Martyr (Antiphon Iste Sanctus, Versicle Gloria et honore, Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

At Compline, No Preces, Salve Regina sung standing and in the Solemn Tone.

After Compline, the liturgical color changes to green for the 13th. Sunday after Pentecost on the following day.

XVII ante Kalendas Septembris MMXIII

Friday, 16 August, 2013
St. Joachim, Father of the B.V.M.; Semidouble, White*
Commemorations of the Octaves of the Assumption and St. Lawrence

Office: Festal Office from the Proper and the Common of Confessors not Bishops. Our Lady's melody with the proper doxology of the Incarnation for all hymns at the Hours by reason of the Octave.

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Confessorum & Hymn Iste Confessor (M.T.V.)  from the Common, 3 nocturnes - Antiphons Beatus vir, etc. (not doubled) w/ Pss. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 14, 20, & 23 from the Common; 1st. nocturne - lessons and responds from the occurring Scripture (Friday, Week II August), 2nd. & 3rd. nocturnes - lessons & responds from the Proper, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Domine, quinque etc. (not doubled) w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, & 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Jesu corona celsior from the Common, Versicle from the Proper, Benedictus Antiphon Laudemus and Collect from the Proper, Commemorations of the Octaves of the Assumption (Antiphon, Versicle, and Collect Famulorum from the pre-1950 Office) and of St. Lawrence (Antiphon, Versicle, and Collect of the feast), No Suffrages.

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

At the Hours, 2nd., 3rd., & 5th. antiphons, respectively, from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118; rest as in the Common, Collect proper.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, Commemorations of Octaves, Credo by reason of the Octave, Preface of the B.V.M. again by reason of the Octave (Et te in Assumptione, Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est.

After None, the liturgical color changes to red for the following Octave Day of St. Lawrence; Double.

At Vespers, Antiphons Laurentius, etc. (doubled) from the Proper for the feast w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116; Chapter proper, Hymn Deus tuorum militum w/ Versicle from the Common of One Martyr, Magnificat antiphon Levita Laurentius and Collect from the Proper for the Octave Day, Commemorations of the preceding feast (Antiphon Laudemus,Versicle Potens, and Collect from the Proper) and of the Octave of the Assumption (Antiphon Hodie, Versicle Exaltata, and Collect Famulorum from Second Vespers of the feast), No Suffrages.

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

* The CTO adopting some of the sensible changes of the Pius X era which mimic the spirit of Pius V's reforms removes St. Joachim as a fixed feast on a Sunday (prior to 1911, his feast was observed on the Sunday within the Octave of Assumption) and places it on the fixed calendar date of 16 August as has been the case following Divino Afflatu, but with the lower rank of semidouble so as not to supersede a Sunday in order to balance out the very festal cycle in which we currently find ourselves. By doing so, however, the proper lessons (even of the first nocturne) at Mattins assigned to this day within the Octave necessarily disappear, so we made a judgment call to use the occurring Scripture at the first nocturne today as would be the usual case for a semidouble feast.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

XVIII ante Kalendas Septembris MMXIII

Thursday, 15 August, 2013
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Double I Class, White w/ Octave
N.B. The 6th. Day within the Octave of St. Lawrence is not commemorated today.
Photo courtesy of Deusnobiscum

Office: Festal Office from the Proper and the Common of the B.V.M. Our Lady's melody with the proper doxology of the Incarnation for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Venite adoremus Regem Regum etc. from the Proper & Hymn Quem terra from the Common, 3 nocturnes - Proper antiphons Exaltata est, etc. (doubled) w/ Pss. 8, 18, 23, 44, 45, 86, 95, 96, & 97 from the Common; 1st. nocturne - lessons and responds from the Proper (Incipiunt of Canticle of Canticles), 2nd. nocturne - lessons 4 & 5 = Sermon of St. John Damascene, lesson 6 Ex actibus Pii XII as in post-1950 editions w/ responds from the Proper; 3rd. nocturne - lessons & responds from the Proper (Gospel from Luke 10 w/ Sermon of St. Augustine), Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Assumpta est etc. (doubled) w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, & 148-150, Chapter In omnibus from the Proper, Hymn O gloriosa Domina from the Common, Versicle Exaltata from the Proper, Benedictus Antiphon Quae est ista and Collect (Omnipotens...from post-1950 editions) from the Proper, No Commemorations nor Suffrages.

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

At the Hours, 2nd., 3rd., & 5th. antiphons, respectively, from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118; rest as in the Common or Proper.

At Mass, after Terce, Mass Propers = Gaudeamus, etc., Gloria, No Commemorations, Credo, Preface of the B.V.M. (Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est.

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Assumpta est (doubled)  w/ Pss. 109, 112, 121, 126, & 147, Chapter from the Proper, Hymn Ave maris stella from the Common, Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon Hodie Maria Virgo and Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the following feast of St. Joachim, father of the B.V.M. (Antiphon Laudemus, Versicle Potens est, and Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

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

After Compline, the liturgical color remains white for the feast of St. Joachim the following day; Semidouble.


Sunday, August 11, 2013

XIX ante Kalendas Septembris MMXIII

Wednesday, 14 August, 2013
Fifth Day within the Octave of St. Lawrence; Semidouble, Red
Commemorations of the Vigil of the Assumption of the B.V.M. and of St. Eusebius, Bishop & Confessor

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

At Mattins, Invitatory Beatus Laurentius from the Proper & Hymn Deus tuorum militum from the Common, 3 nocturnes - Proper antiphons (not doubled) w/ Pss. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 14, 16, & 20; 1st. nocturne - lessons and responds from the occurring Scripture (Wednesday, Week II August), 2nd. & 3rd. nocturnes - lessons (lesson 8 = 8&9 combined) from the Proper for the 5th. Day within the Octave w/ responds from the feast, 9th. lesson of the Vigil, Te Deum.

At Lauds, all as on the feast - Antiphons Laurentius etc. (not doubled) w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, & 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Martyr Dei from the Common, Versicle, Benedictus Antiphon In craticula, Collect from the feast, Commemoration of St. Eusebius (Antiphon Euge serve...dicit Dominus, Versicle Justum deduxit, Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

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

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

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, Commemorations of the Vigil and St. Eusebius, Credo, Common Preface (Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est, Proper Last Gospel of the Vigil.

Where observed, the Mass of the Vigil is celebrated after None, in violet, No Gloria, Commemoration of St. Eusebius, No Credo, Common Preface (Ferial Tone), Benedicamus Domino.

After None, the liturgical color changes to white for the feast of the Assumption of the B.V.M.; Double I Class. From now until Compline on 22 August inclusive, unless the contrary be stated in particular instances, all hymns of iambic dimeter are sung in Our Lady's melody with the proper doxology of the Incarnation.

At Vespers, Antiphons Assumpta est (doubled)  w/ Pss. 109, 112, 121, 126, & 147, Chapter from the Proper, Hymn Ave maris stella* from the Common of the B.V.M., Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon Virgo prudentissima and Collect from the Proper*, No Commemorations nor Suffrages.

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

* The CTO treatment of the Office of the Assumption is as follows: The Office is left intact as it was before 1950 except for the sixth lesson at Mattins and the Collect. We do so because both of these elements reflect the solemn definition of the Dogma (the former being precisely that in the words of Pius XII), and should, therefore, be included as a worthy and necessary liturgical developments apart from the other altered elements (e.g. the new hymn at First Vespers) of this Office following the 1950 definition.

Idibus Augusti MMXIII

Tuesday, 13 August, 2013
Fourth Day within the Octave of St. Lawrence; Semidouble, Red
Commemoration of Ss. Hippolytus & Cassian, Martyrs

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

At Mattins, Invitatory Beatus Laurentius from the Proper & Hymn Deus tuorum militum from the Common, 3 nocturnes - Proper antiphons (not doubled) w/ Pss. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 14, 16, & 20; 1st. nocturne - lessons and responds from the occurring Scripture (Tuesday, Week II August), 2nd. & 3rd. nocturnes - lessons from the Proper for the 4th. Day within the Octave w/ responds from the feast, Te Deum.

At Lauds, all as on the feast - Antiphons Laurentius etc. (not doubled) w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, & 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Martyr Dei from the Common, Versicle, Benedictus Antiphon In craticula, Collect from the feast, Commemoration of Ss. Hippolytus & Cassian (Antiphon Vestri capilli, Versicle Exsultabunt, Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

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

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

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, 2nd. orations for Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, Credo, Common Preface (Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est.

At Vespers, all as on the feast at II Vespers - Antiphons Laurentius etc. (not doubled)  w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 115, Chapter, Hymn Deus tuorum militum & Versicle from the Common, Magnificat Antiphon Beatus Laurentius as on the feast, Collect from the feast, Commemoration of the following St. Eusebius, Bishop & Confessor (Antiphon Sacerdos et Pontifex, Versicle Amavit, Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

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

After Compline, the liturgical color remains red for the following day within the Octave.

Pridie Idus Augusti MMXIII

Monday, 12 August, 2013
Third Day within the Octave of St. Lawrence; Semidouble, Red

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

At Mattins, Invitatory Beatus Laurentius from the Proper & Hymn Deus tuorum militum from the Common, 3 nocturnes - Proper antiphons (not doubled) w/ Pss. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 14, 16, & 20; 1st. nocturne - lessons and responds from the occurring Scripture (Monday, Week II August), 2nd. & 3rd. nocturnes - lessons from the Proper for the 3rd. Day within the Octave w/ responds from the feast, Te Deum.

At Lauds, all as on the feast - Antiphons Laurentius etc. (not doubled) w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, & 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Martyr Dei from the Common, Versicle, Benedictus Antiphon In craticula, Collect from the feast, No Commemorations nor Suffrages.

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

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

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, 2nd. orations for Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, Credo, Common Preface (Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est.

At Vespers, all as on the feast at II Vespers - Antiphons Laurentius etc. (not doubled)  w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 115, Chapter, Hymn Deus tuorum militum & Versicle from the Common, Magnificat Antiphon Beatus Laurentius as on the feast, Collect from the feast, Commemoration of the following Ss. Hippolytus & Cassian, Martyrs (Antiphon Istorum, Versicle  Laetamini, Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

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

After Compline, the liturgical color remains red for the following day within the Octave.

Friday, August 9, 2013

III ante Idus Augusti MMXIII

Sunday, 11 August, 2013
12th. Sunday after Pentecost; Semidouble, Green
2nd. Sunday of August
Commemoration of the 2nd. Day within the Octave of St. Lawrence
and of Ss. Tiburtius & Susanna (Virgin), Martyrs

Office: Dominical Office per Annum. Ordinary melody with regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours. No Suffrages or Preces due to the occurring Octave.

At Mattins, Invitatory Adoremus Dominum & hymn Nocte surgentes from the Psalter, 3 nocturnes -Antiphons, psalms (Pss. 1, 2, 3, 6-20) and versicles from the Psalter,  1st. & 2nd. nocturnes lessons & responds from the Proper (2nd. Sunday of August), 3rd. nocturne - lessons & responds from the Proper for the 12th. Sunday after Pent., Te Deum.

At Lauds, 3 antiphons - two-fold Alleluia w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Tres pueri w/ Benedicite, and three-fold Alleluia w/ Pss. 148-150 as in the Psalter, Chapter, Hymn Ecce jam noctis, and Versicle from the Psalter, Benedictus Antiphon Magister and Collect from the Proper, Commemorations of the Octave (Antiphon, Versicle, and Collect as at Lauds the previous day) and Ss. Tiburtius & Susanna (Antiphon Vestri capilli, Versicle Exsultabunt and Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

At Prime, Antiphon Alleluia from the Psalter for Sundays w/ Pss. 53, 117, 118.1, 118.2, and Athanasian Creed, No Preces, Short Lesson Dominus autem dirigat.

At the Hours, all as in the Psalter for Sundays, Collect from the Proper.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, Commemorations of the Octave and Ss. Tiburtius & Susanna, Credo, Preface of the Most Holy Trinity (Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est

At 2nd. Vespers, 5 antiphons Dixit Dominus etc. from the Psalter w/ Pss. 109-113, Chapter, Hymn Lucis Creator, and Versicle from the Psalter, Magnificat antiphon Homo quidam and Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the following day within the Octave of St. Lawrence (Antiphon, Versicle, and Collect as at First Vespers of the feast), No Suffrages.

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

After Compline, the liturgical color changes to red for the 3rd. Day within the Octave of St. Lawrence, the following day; Semidouble.


IV ante Idus Augusti MMXIII

Saturday, 10 August, 2013
St. Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr; Double II Class, Red w/ Octave

Office: Festal Office from the Proper and the Common of One Martyr. Solemn melody with the doxology of the Transfiguration for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Beatus Laurentius from the Proper & Hymn Deus tuorum militum from the Common, 3 nocturnes - Proper antiphons (doubled) w/ Pss. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 14, 16, & 20; lessons and responds at all nocturnes from the Proper, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Laurentius etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, & 148-150, Chapter from the Proper, Hymn Martyr Dei & Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon In craticula from the Proper, Collect from the Proper, No Commemorations nor Suffrages.

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

At the Hours, 2nd., 3rd., & 5th. antiphons, respectively, from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118; rest as in the Proper.

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

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Laurentius etc. (doubled)  w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 115 from the Proper, Chapter from the Proper, Hymn Deus tuorum militum & Versicle from the Common, Magnificat Antiphon Beatus Laurentius as in the Proper, Collect from the Proper, Commemorations of the following 12th. Sunday after Pentecost (Saturday before the 2nd. Sunday of August: Antiphon - Ego in altissimis, Versicle Vespertina, Collect of the Sunday) and of Ss. Tiburtius & Susanna, Martyrs (Antiphon Istorum, Versicle  Laetamini, Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

At Compline, Te lucis in the Solemn melody with the regular doxology, No Preces, Salve Regina sung standing and in the Solemn Tone.

After Compline, the liturgical color changes to green for the 12th. Sunday after Pentecost on the following day.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

V ante Idus Augusti

Friday, 9 August, 2013
St. John Mary Vianney, Priest & Confessor; Semidouble, White
Commemorations of the Vigil of St. Lawrence and St. Romanus, Martyr

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

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Confessorum & Hymn Iste Confessor (M.T.V.) as in the Common, 3 nocturnes: Antiphons (not doubled) w/ Pss. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 14, 20, & 23 from the Common, 1st. nocturne - lessons & responds from the occurring Scripture, 2nd. nocturn - lessons from the Proper w/ responds from the Common, 3rd. nocturne - lessons 7 & 8 (=8&9 combined) from the Common (1st. place) w/ responds from the Common, 9th. lesson of the Vigil, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Domine quinque, etc. (not doubled) w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Jesu corona celsior & Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon Euge serve bone as in the Common, Collect from the Proper, Commemorations of the Vigil (Antiphon Per viscera & Versicle Repleti from the Psalter for Friday, Collect from the Proper) and St. Romanus (Antiphon Qui odit, Versicle Justus ut palma, & 2nd. Collect for non-bishops from the Common of One Martyr), 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 Justum deduxit from the Common.

At the Hours, 2nd., 3rd., and 5th. antiphons from Lauds, respectively, with the respective divisiones of Ps. 118, rest from the Common, Collect proper.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, Commemorations of the Vigil and St. Romanus, No Credo, Common Preface (Solemn Tone), Ite missa est, Proper Last Gospel of the Vigil.

Where applicable, after None, Mass of the Vigil, No Gloria, Commemoration of St. Romanus and 3rd. orations of Our Lady/Saints, No Credo, Common Preface (Ferial Tone), Benedicamus Domino.

After None, the liturgical color changes to red for the feast of St. Lawrence, Deacon & Martyr; Double II Class.

At Vespers, Antiphons Laurentius, etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116; Chapter proper, Hymn Deus tuorum militum w/ Versicle from the Common of One Martyr, Magnificat antiphon Levita Laurentius and Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the preceding feast (Antiphon Hic vir, Versicle Justum deduxit, Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

At Compline, Te lucis sung in the Solemn melody w/ the regular doxology, No Preces, Salve Regina sung kneeling and in the Solemn Tone.

The CTO and the Martyrology

The 2004 MR available from Pax Book
A necessary situation arises with the daily entries of the Roman Martyrology vis-a-vis this new endeavor of the CTO, in particular its treatment of the Sanctorale. The 1962 Martyrologium Romanum (MR for short, not to be confused with the Missale for this entry) is the last, traditional (enough) edition of its kind, and this is which all those bound the the 1962 BR utilize at the Office of Prime. However, this poses a problem because of the relegation of a number of saints' feasts, present in the 1962 Kalendar, to non-general observance in the CTO. To date, the CTO hasn't included any references to the MR in its daily Ordo entries.

Let's look at two examples, from recent days.

1. A saint not observed universally in the CTO and whose date of death differs from his 1954/1962 day of liturgical observance. On 14 July, the CTO, in line with all Traditional Kalendars, observed the feast of St. Bonaventure (commemorated this year because of Sunday). In the 1962 MR entry for that date is next listed St. Henry, but then it is added that his feast is observed the following day, 15 July. For CTO purposes, we would need to omit that last phrase, unless a particular congregation will, in fact, celebrate the feast of St. Henry.

2. A saint not observed universally in the CTO whose date of death and 1954/1962 observance are the same day. On 7 August, read today at Prime, in the CTO is the feast of St. Donatus. In the 1954/1962 Kalendars, it is St. Cajetan. When reading the MR entry for this day, following the CTO would require one to reverse the order in which the entries for these two saints are listed.

These may seem simple enough, especially in the case of #2, but already a few instances have appeared in which the liturgical observance of a given saint is at an entirely different time of year than the dies natales over the last two months. We have yet to complete an annual proposed Sanctorale, so for the time being, we have been reading the entries as given, but it seems the best way to tackle this is to revise the entire MR and post it online for use. How are we always going to be cognizant that St. X who died in July may or may not have a feast in April? In fact, digressing a bit, we have considered undertaking a project to produce a CTO Breviarium and Antiphonale...check back in 20 years!

Anyway, the CTO is, naturally, not given to modernist/Protestant downgrading of the saints, so we will absolutely accord each saint his due in the MR; it is not our intent to downgrade the saints. Our philosophy is, rather, that not every saint, especially most canonized between 1570 and 1962, should merit a universal liturgical observance.

What other ideas/approaches would the readers have concerning adapting the 1962 Martyrology to the CTO Sanctorale? Should we even consider the 2004 MR as a contributing factor?


VI ante Idus Augusti

Thursday, 8 August, 2013
Ss. Cyriacus, Largus, & Smaragdus, Martyrs; Semidouble, Red

Office: Festal Office from the Common of Several Martyrs or the Proper. Ordinary melody with the regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Martyrum & Hymn Christo profusum as in the Common, 3 nocturnes: Antiphons (not doubled) w/ Pss. 1, 2, 3, 14, 15, 23, 32, 33, & 45 from the Common, 1st. nocturne - lessons & responds from the occurring Scripture, 2nd. nocturn - lesson 4 of the hagiography and lessons 5 & 6 of the Sermon of St. Chrysostom from the Proper w/ responds from the Common, 3rd. nocturne - lessons from the Proper w/ responds from the Common, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Omnes Sancti, etc. (not doubled) w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Rex gloriose & Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon Vestri capilli as in the Common, Collect from the Proper, Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Sts. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson Fulgebunt from the Common.

At the Hours, antiphons and psalms as in the Psalter, rest from the Common, Collect proper.

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

At Vespers, Antiphons Isti sunt, etc. (not doubled) w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 115 as in the Common. The psalms having been sung, the liturgical color changes to white for the following feast of St. John Mary Vianney, Priest & Confessor; Semidouble, from the Chapter onward. Chapter, Hymn Iste Confessor (M.T.V.), Versicle, and Magnificat antiphon Similabo from the Common of Confessors not Bishops; Collect from the Proper, Commemorations of the preceding feast (Antiphon Gaudent in caelis, Versicle Exsultabunt, Collect from the Proper) and of the following St. Romanus, Martyr (Antiphon Iste Sanctus, Versicle Gloria et honore, 2nd. Collect  from the Common for non-Bishop Martyrs), Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Sts. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Compline, Preces, Salve Regina sung kneeling and in the Simple Tone.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

VII ante Idus Augusti

Wednesday, 7 August, 2013
St. Donatus, Bishop & Martyr; Simple, Red

Office: Ferial antiphons and psalms, rest taken from the Common of One Martyr or the Proper. Ferial melody with the regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Martyrum & Hymn Deus tuorum as in the Common, 1 nocturn: Pss. 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 65, & 67, 2 lessons and 2 responds (Lesson 2 = 2&3 combined) from the occurring Scripture (Wed. in first week of August), 3rd. lesson of the hagiography from the Proper, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Pss. 50, 64, 62 & 66, Canticle of Anna, 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Martyr Dei & Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon Qui odit as in the Common, Collect from the Proper, Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Sts. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Pss. 53, 25, 118.1 & 118.2, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson Justus cor suum from the Common.

At the Hours, antiphons and psalms as in the Psalter, rest from the Common, Collect proper.

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

After None, the liturgical color remains red for the following feast of Ss. Cyriacus, Largus, & Smaragdus, Martyrs; Semidouble.

At Vespers, Antiphons Omnes Sancti, etc. (not doubled) w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116 as in the Common of Several Martyrs; Chapter, Hymn Sanctorum meritis, Versicle, and Magnificat antiphon Istorum from the Common; Collect from the Proper, Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Sts. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Compline, Preces, Salve Regina sung kneeling and in the Simple Tone.

Monday, August 5, 2013

VIII ante Idus Augusti

Tuesday, 6 August, 2013
Transfiguration of Our Lord Jesus Christ; Double II Class, White
Commemoration of Ss. Sixtus II, Pope, and Felicissimus & Agapitus, Martyrs

Office: Proper Festal Office. Ascension melody with the doxology of the Transfiguration for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Summum Regem & Hymn Quicumque from the Proper, 3 nocturnes - antiphons (doubled) w/ Pss. 8, 28, 44, 75, 83, 86, 88, 96, & 103 from the Proper; lessons and responds at all nocturnes from the Proper, 9th. lesson of Ss. Sixtus II et al., Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Assumpsit Jesus etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, & 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Lux alma, & Versicle from the Proper, Benedictus Antiphon Et ecce from the Proper, Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of Ss. Sixtus II et al. (Antiphon Vestri capilli, Versicle Exsultabunt, Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

At Prime, first antiphon from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, Verse in the short respond = Qui apparuisti hodie, No Preces, Short Lesson Sustulit from the Proper.

At the Hours, 2nd., 3rd., & 5th. antiphons, respectively, from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118, rest as in the Proper.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, Commemoration of Ss. Sixtus II et al., Credo, Preface of the Nativity of Our Lord (Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est.

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Assumpsit Jesus etc. (doubled)  w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116 from the Proper, Chapter, Hymn Quicumque & Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon Et audientes as in the Proper, Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the following St. Donatus, Bishop & Martyr (Antiphon Iste Sanctus, Versicle Gloria et honore, Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

At Compline, Te lucis in the Ascension melody with the proper doxology of the Transfiguration, No Preces, Salve Regina sung kneeling and in the Solemn Tone.

After Compline, the liturgical color changes to red for the feast of St. Donatus, Bishop & Martyr, on the following day.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Nonis Augusti

Monday, 5 August, 2013
Dedication of Our Lady of the Snows (St. Mary Major); Double Major, White

Office: Festal Office from the Common of Our Lady. Our Lady's melody with the doxology of the Incarnation for all hymns at the Hours until None inclusive.

At Mattins, Invitatory Sancta Maria & Hymn Quem terra from the Common, 3 nocturnes - antiphons (doubled) w/ Pss. 8, 18, 23, 44, 45, 86, 95, 96, & 97 from the Common; 1st. nocturne - lessons and responds from the Common, 2nd. nocturne - lessons from the Proper w/ responds from the Common, 3rd. nocturne - lessons and responds from the Common, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Dum esset Rex etc. (doubled) from the Common w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, & 148-150, Chapter, Hymn O gloriosa Domina, & Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon Beata es from the Common, Collect from the Common, No Commemorations nor Suffrages.

At Prime, first antiphon from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, Verse in the Short Respond = Qui natus es de Maria Virgine, No Preces, Short Lesson In plateis from the Common.

At the Hours, 2nd., 3rd., & 5th. antiphons, respectively, from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118, Chapter and Short Responsory from the Common, Collect from the Common.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, No Commemorations, Credo, Preface of Our Lady (et in festivitate, Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est

After None, the liturgical color remains white for the following feast of the Transfiguration of Our Lord; Double II class. From now until Compline tomorrow night inclusive, proper doxology of the Transfiguration sung to the melody on the feast of the Ascension for all hymns of iambic dimeter - Gloria tibi, Domine, qui te revelas parvulis, cum Patre et Sancto Spiritu in sempiterna saecula.

At Vespers, Antiphons Assumpsit Jesus etc. (doubled)  w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116 from the Proper, Chapter, Hymn Quicumque & Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon Christus Jesus as in the Proper, Collect from the Proper, Commemorations of the preceding Our Lady of the Snows (Antiphon Beatam, Versicle Dignare, Collect from the Common of Our Lady) and the following Ss. Sixtus II, Pope, and Felicissimus & Agapitus, Martyrs (Antiphon Istorum, Versicle Laetamini from the Common of Several Martyrs, and Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

At Compline, Te lucis in the Ascension melody with the proper doxology of the Transfiguration, No Preces, Salve Regina sung kneeling and in the Solemn Tone.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Pridie Nonas Augusti

Sunday, 4 August, 2013
St. Dominic, Priest & Confessor; Double, White
Commemoration of the 11th. Sunday after Pentecost (I August)

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 (M.T.V.) 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 Common*, 2nd. nocturne - lessons from the Proper (hagiography) w/ responds from the Common, 3rd. nocturne - lessons 7 & 8 (=8&9 combined) w/ responds from the Common, 9th. lesson = Gospel & Homily of the Sunday, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Domine quinque etc. (doubled) from the Common 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, Commemoration of the Sunday (Antiphon Cum transisset, Versicle Dominus regnavit, Collect of the Sunday), No Suffrages.

At Prime, first antiphon from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, No Athanasian Creed nor Preces, Short Lesson Justum deduxit from the Common.

At the Hours, 2nd., 3rd., & 5th. antiphons, respectively, from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118, Chapter and Short Responsory from the Common, Collect from the Proper.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, Commemoration of the Sunday, Credo (by reason of Sunday), Preface of the Most Holy Trinity (also by reason of Sunday, Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est, Proper Last Gospel of the Sunday.

After None, the liturgical color remains white for the following feast of the Dedication of Our Lady of the Snows (Sancta Maria Maggiore); Double Major.

At Vespers, Antiphons Dum esset Rex etc. (doubled)  w/ Pss. 109, 112, 121, 126, & 147 from the Common of Our Lady, Chapter, Hymn Ave maris stella & Versicle from the Common, Magnificat Antiphon Sancta Maria...sanctam festivatem as in the Common, Collect Concede from the Common, Commemorations of the preceding St. Dominic (Antiphon Hic vir, Versicle Justum deduxit, Collect from the Proper) and the 11th. Sunday after Pentecost (Antiphon Bene omnia fecit, Versicle Dirigatur from the Psalter, and Collect of the Sunday), No Suffrages.

At Compline, Te lucis in Our Lady's melody with the proper doxology of the Incarnation, No Preces, Salve Regina sung standing and in the Solemn Tone.

* N.B. the initium of the Book of Proverbs assigned to this Sunday is delayed until Wednesday of this week due to the occurring double feasts.

UPDATE - ERRATUM

The lessons and responds for the first nocturne today were taken from the occurring Scripture for the First Sunday of August. We at the CTO adopt the later practice of employing this rubric on feasts of Double (Minor) rank which lack proper lessons in the first nocturne. The lessons and responds given in the respective Common festal offices are to be limited to feasts of Double Major rank and higher (and also for Double Minors if proper responds are given for the first nocturne). On Wednesday this week, the occurring Scripture will be that of the Wednesday in the first week of August.

III ante Nonas Augusti

Saturday, 3 August, 2013
Finding of St. Stephen, Deacon & Protomartyr; Semidouble, Red

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

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Martyrum & Hymn Deus tuorum from the Common, 3 nocturnes - antiphons (not doubled) w/ Pss. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 14, & 20 from the Common; All three nocturnes - lessons and responds from the Proper, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Lapidaverunt Stephanum etc. (not doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, & 148-150, Chapter proper, Hymn Martyr Dei from the Common, & Versicle from the Proper, Benedictus Antiphon Stephanus autem from the Proper, Collect from the Proper, Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, first antiphon from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson Positis from the Proper.

At the Hours, 2nd., 3rd., & 5th. antiphons, respectively, from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118, Chapter from the Proper, and Short Responsory from the Common, Collect from the Proper.

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

After None, the liturgical color changes to white for the following feast of St. Dominic, Priest & Confessor; Double.

At Vespers, Antiphons Domine quinque etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116 from the Common of Confessors not Bishops, Chapter, Hymn Iste Confessor (M.T.V.) & Versicle from the Common, Magnificat Antiphon Similabo as in the Common, Collect as in the Proper, Commemorations of the preceding Finding of St. Stephen (Antiphon Sepelierunt, Versicle Stephanus vidit, Collect from the Proper) and the 11th. Sunday after Pentecost (Antiphon for Saturday before the first Sunday of August - Sapientia, Versicle Vespertina from the Psalter, and Collect of the Sunday), No Suffrages.

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


IV ante Nonas Augusti

Friday, 2 August, 2013
St. Alphonsus de Liguori, Bishop, Confessor, & Doctor; Semidouble, White
Commemoration of St. Stephen I, Pope & Martyr

Office: Festal Office from the Common of Confessor 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 (not 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 Confessor Bishops, 8th. respond In medio for Doctors, 9th. lesson of St. Stephen I, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Ecce sacerdos magnus etc. (not doubled) w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, & 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Jesu Redemptor & Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon Euge serve from the Common, Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of St. Stephen I (Antiphon Qui odit, Versicle Justus ut palma, Collect from the Common of One Martyr), Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, first antiphon from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson Fungi from the Common.

At the Hours, 2nd., 3rd., & 5th. antiphons, respectively, from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118, Chapter and Short Responsory from the Common, Collect from the Proper.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, Commemoration of St. Stephen I & 3rd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, Credo (by reason of a Doctor's feast), Common Preface (Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est.

At Vespers, Antiphons Ecce sacerdos magnus, etc. (not doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 131 as in the Common. The psalms having been sung, the liturgical color changes to red for the following feast of the Finding of St. Stephen, Protomartyr, of equal Semidouble rank, from the Chapter onward.  Chapter Stephanus autem from the Proper, Hymn Deus tuorum & Versicle from the Common of One Martyr, Magnificat Antiphon Stephanus autem as in the Proper, Collect as in the Proper, Commemoration of the preceding St. Alphonsus (Antiphon O Doctor, Versicle Justum deduxit, Collect from the Proper), Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

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



Thursday, August 1, 2013

Kalendis Augusti

Thursday, 1 August, 2013
St. Peter in Chains; Double Major, Red
Commemorations of Ss. Paul and of the Holy Maccabees, Martyrs

Office: Festal Office from the Common of Apostles and the Proper. Ordinary melody with regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Apostolorum from the Common & Hymn Quodcumque  from the Proper, 3 nocturnes - antiphons (doubled) w/ Pss. 18, 33, 44, 46, 60, 63, 74, 96, & 98 from the Common; lessons and responds at all three nocturnes from the Proper, 9th. lesson of the Holy Maccabees, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Herodes Rex, etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, & 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Beate Petre & Versicle from the Proper, Benedictus Antiphon Quodcumque
from the Proper, Collect from the Proper, Commemorations of Ss. Paul (Antiphon Sancte Paule, Versicle Tu es vas, Collect from the Proper) and of the Holy Maccabees (Antiphon Vestri capilli, Versicle Exsultabunt, Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

At Prime, Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, No Preces, Short Lesson Et Petrus from the Proper.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, Commemorations of Ss. Paul and of the Holy Maccabees, Credo, Preface of the Apostles (Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est.

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Herodes Rex, etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 109, 112, 115, 125, & 138 as in the Common; Chapter, Hymn Miris modis & Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon
Solve as in the Proper, Collect as in the Proper, Commemorations of St. Paul (same as at Lauds), the following St. Alphonsus, Bishop, Confessor, & Doctor (Antiphon O Doctor, Versicle Amavit, Collect from the Proper) and St. Stephen I, Pope & Martyr (Antiphon Iste Sanctus, Versicle Gloria et honore, Collect from the Common of One Martyr), 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.

After Compline, the liturgical color changes to white for the following feast of. St. Alphonsus, Bishop, Confeessor, & Doctor; Semidouble.