Friday, August 16, 2013

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.

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