Monday, September 30, 2013

Kalendis Octobris

Tuesday, 1 October, 2013
St. Remigius, Bishop & Confessor; Simple, White
(In France: Double)

Office: Ferial antiphons and psalms from the Psalter, rest from the Common of Confessor Bishops and the Proper.. Ferial melody with regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours until None inclusive.

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Confessorum & Hymn Iste Confessor (M.T.V.) from the Common, 1 nocturn: Pss. 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, & 51; lessons 1 & 2 (=2&3 combined) and responds from the occurring Scripture (Sunday*, Week I October), 3rd. lesson of the feast from the Proper, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons w/ Pss. 50, 42, 62 & 66, Canticle of Ezechiel, 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Jesu, Redemptor omnium & Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon Euge serve bone 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, 24, 118.1 & 118.2, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson Fungi from the Common.

At Mass, after Sext, 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 remains white for the following feast of the Holy Guardian Angels; Double.

At Vespers, Antiphons Angelis suis (doubled) w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116 from the Proper; Chapter, Hymn Custodes & Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon Omnes sunt from the Proper, Collect from the Proper, No Commemorations or Suffrages.

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

* The Incipit of Maccabees is transferred to today because of the Double feasts on Sunday and Monday.

Pridie Kalendas Octobris

Monday, 30 September, 2013
St. Jerome, Priest, Confessor, & Doctor; Double, White

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

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Confessorum & Hymn Iste Confessor from the Common, 3 nocturnes: antiphons (doubled) from the Common w/ Pss. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 14, 20, & 23; 1st. nocturne - lessons & responds from the Common of Doctors, 2nd. & 3rd. nocturnes - lessons from the Proper w/ responds from the Common, 8th. respond from the Common of Doctors, Te Deum.

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

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

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, No Commemorations, Credo (by reason of a Doctor), Common Preface (Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est.

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Domine quinque, etc. (doubled) from the Common w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116; Chapter & Hymn Iste Confessor from the Common, Versicle from the Common, Magnificat Antiphon O Doctor from the Common of Doctors, Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the following St. Remigius, Bishop & Confessor (Antiphon Sacerdos et Pontifex, Versicle Amavit, and 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 white for St. Remigius, Simple, the following day.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Proposed Sanctorale for November

1. All Saints; Double I Class w/ Octave, White
2. Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed (All Souls); Double Rite, Black*
3. Within the Octave; Semidouble, White
4. St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop & Confessor; Semidouble, White
5. Within the Octave; Semidouble, White
6. Within the Octave; Semidouble, White
7. Within the Octave; Semidouble, White
8. Octave Day of All Saints; Double Major, White; Commemoration of the Four Crowned Martyrs
9. Dedication of the Archbasilica of the Holy Saviour (St. John Lateran); Double Major, White
10. Ss. Trymphonis, Respicius, & Nympha, Martyrs; Simple, Red
11. St. Martin of Tours, Bishop & Confessor; Double, White
12. St. Martin I, Pope & Martyr; Semidouble, Red
13. Feria
14. Feria
15. St. Albert the Great, Bishop, Confessor, & Doctor; Semidouble, White
16. St. Gertrude, Virgin; Simple, White
17. St. Gregory the Wonderworker, Bishop & Confessor; Simple, White
18. Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss. Peter & Paul; Double Major, White
19. St. Pontianus, Pope & Martyr; Simple, Red
20. Feria
21. Presentation of the B.V.M.; Double Major, White
22. St. Cecilia, Virgin & Martyr; Semidouble, Red
23. St. Clement I, Pope & Martyr; Semidouble, Red
24. St. John of the Cross, Confessor, & Doctor; Semidouble, White; Commemoration of St. Chrysogonus, Martyr
25. St. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin & Martyr; Double, Red
26. St. Peter of Alexandria, Martyr; Simple, Red
27. Feria
28. Feria
29. Before Advent: Vigil of St. Andrew; Simple, Violet. In Advent: Feria. Commemoration of St. Saturninus, Martyr
30. St. Andrew, Apostle & Martyr; Double II Class, Red

* The CTO adopts the Pian establishment of the full Office of the Dead for All Souls' Day with some nuances for the Office itself which will be treated in a separate post devoted to this day. For now, we reckon that the Office of the Octave of All Saints is well represented during the week following such that there is room to diverge and give undivided attention to the Church Suffering on 2 November to complete the Communion of Saints' "Triduum" begun with Christ the King.

Feasts added since 1570 which the CTO adopts, but sometimes with lower rankings:
4 Nov - St. Charles Borromeo - Universal cult and important figure of the Tridentine era.
15 Nov - St. Albert the Great - Doctor of the Church.
16 Nov - St. Gertrude, Virgin - Universal cult.
21 Nov - Presentation of the B.V.M. - Important Eastern feast which the Western Church rightly adopted after 1570.

Feasts added between 1570 and 1962 which the CTO does not adopt:
10 Nov - St. Andrew Avellino - local or expired cult.
13 Nov - St. Didacus - local or expired cult.
14 Nov - St. Josaphat - regional cult.
19 Nov - St. Elizabeth of Hungary, Widow - regional cult.
20 Nov - St. Felix of Valois, Confessor - local or expired cult.
26 Nov - St. Sylvester, Abbot & Confessor - local or expired cult.

Overall, November is a medium-festal month, less so than August but more so than September and October, as was the case already in 1570.


III ante Kalendas Octobris, MMXIII

Sunday, 29 September, 2013
Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel; Double I Class, White
Commemoration of the 19th. Sunday after Pentecost

Office: Festal Office from the Proper. Solemn melody with the regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Archangelorum & Hymn Te splendor from the Proper, 3 nocturnes: antiphons (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 8, 10, 14, 18, 23, 33, 95, 96, & 102; 8 lessons and responds from the Proper, 9th. lesson = lessons 7, 8, and 9 of the Sunday combined, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Stetit Angelus, etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter and Hymn Christe, sanctorum from the Proper, Versicle from the Proper, Benedictus Antiphon Factum est as in the Proper, Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the Sunday (Antiphon Dicite invitatis Versicle Dominus regnavit, and Collect of the Sunday), No Suffrages.

At Prime, first antiphon from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, Qui sedes in the short respond, No Preces, Short Lesson Factum est from the Proper.

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

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Stetit Angelus, etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 137; Chapter & Hymn Te splendor from the Proper, Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon Princeps gloriosissime and Collect from the Proper, Commemorations of the following St. Jerome, Priest, Confessor, & Doctor (Antiphon O Doctor, Versicle Amavit, and Collect from the Proper) and of the Sunday (Antiphon Intravit autem Rex, Versicle Dirigatur, and Collect of the Sunday), No Suffrages.

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

After Compline, the liturgical color remains white for St. Jerome, Double, the following day.

IV ante Kalendas Octobris, MMXIII

Saturday, 28 September, 2013
Saturday of the B.V.M.; Simple, White
In Bohemia (Czech Republic), St. Wenceslaus, Duke & Martyr; Double Major, Red

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) from the occurring Scripture (Tuesday, Week V September) w/ responds from the Common, 3rd. lesson from the Common for the month of September, 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 Sext, 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 remains white for the following feast of the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel; Double First Class.

At Vespers, Antiphons Stetit Angelus (doubled) w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116 from the Proper, Chapter, Hymn Te splendor & Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon Dum sacrum mysterium and Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the 19th. Sunday after Pentecost (=Saturday before the first Sunday of October - Antiphon Adaperiat, Versicle Vespertina, and Collect of the Sunday), No Suffrages.



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

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Week V September

This year, in all pre-1960 reckonings, there is no liturgically reckoned fifth Sunday and week of September due to the proximity of 29 September to the Kalends of October. The rationalist-literalist 1960 system considers 29 September to be the fifth Sunday, though the majority of the week to follow falls in October. How is this to be treated?

Unlike August in which its fifth week is a continuation of the same book from the fourth week, the fifth week of September contains readings at Mattins from its own book of the Old Testament, namely, Esther. The rubric given in an 1869 edition of the Breviarium Romanum states that when no place for the fifth week occurs, the following is to be observed:

1. The readings from Judith for the fourth week continue through Wednesday of this week inclusive.
2. On Thursday, the readings for the fifth Sunday (from Esther) are read instead of the Thursday of the fourth week's readings.
3. On Friday and Saturday, those from the Monday and Tuesday of the fifth week instead.
4. In cases of proper readings given for the first nocturne in any festal Offices on Thursday-Saturday of this week, the readings for the fifth Sunday are relegated to the first day of those three days in which there are no proper readings; then follows those of the Monday if the next day is free. If all three days have proper readings, then the fifth week is omitted entirely.
5. From Sunday, 29 September (actually, 30 September because of Michaelmas), the readings are from the first week of October and follow along that progression for the books of Maccabees.

This seems reasonable to the CTO if only for the sake of giving some exposure from each book of the annual cursus of Mattins' lessons rather than omitting entire books as would be the case in the 1960 rubrics.

In the USA and Canada, this Thursday is the Double II Class feast of the North American Martyrs; hence, proper readings occur in the first nocturne, so the lessons for the fifth Sunday of September are read on Friday, and those of the Monday on Saturday, while those of the Tuesday are omitted this year.






Sunday, September 22, 2013

Fourth Week of September

Due to a very busy week ahead starting with a job interview for a hopefully better opportunity and budgeting drudgery at the existing employer of this author, the CTO will not be updated for the week.

Here is the Kalendar for this fourth week of September. We will try to address the matter of how the fifth week of September (having no place this year) will be handled. The occurring Scripture from Judith continues through Wednesday inclusive at the least. Comments may or may not be answered in a timely fashion.

Monday - St. Linus, Pope & Martyr; Semidouble, Red

Tuesday - St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), Priest & Confessor; Simple, White

Wednesday - Feria

Thursday - Ss. Cyprian & Justina, Martyrs; Simple, Red. In the USA and Canada, North American Martyrs; Double II Class, Red w/ Commemoration of the aforementioned.

Friday - Ss. Cosmas & Damian, Martyrs; Semidouble, Red

Saturday - Of Our Lady; Simple, White

Friday, September 20, 2013

X ante Kalendas Octobris, MMXIII

Sunday, 22 September, 2013
18th. Sunday after Pentecost; Semidouble, Green
4th. Sunday of September
Commemoration of Ss. Maurice & Companions, 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 (4th. Sunday of September), 3rd. nocturne - lessons and responds from the Proper for the 18th. 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 Dixit Dominus and Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of Ss. Maurice et al. (Antiphon Vestri capilli,, Versicle Exsultabunt, 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 Ss. Maurice & Companions, 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. Here the liturgical color changes to red for St. Linus, Pope & Martyr; Semidouble, from the Chapter onward. Chapter, Hymn Deus tuorum militum, and Versicle from the Common of One Martyr, Magnificat antiphon Iste Sanctus and Collect from the Common, Commemoration of the preceding Sunday (Antiphon Tulit ergo, Versicle Dirigatur, Collect of the Sunday), 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.

* This is the last Sunday this year in which are sung the "summer" hymns at Mattins and Lauds.



XI ante Kalendas Octobris, MMXIII

Saturday, 21 September, 2013
St. Matthew, Apostle, Evangelist, and Martyr; Double II Class, Red
Commemoration of Ember Saturday (Non-privileged Major Feria)

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

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Apostolorum & Hymn Aeterna Christi munera from the Common, 3 nocturnes: antiphons (doubled) from the Common w/ Pss. 18, 33, 44, 46, 60, 63, 74, 96, & 98; 1st. nocturne - lessons and responds from the Common, 2nd. & 3rd. nocturnes - lessons (lesson 8 = 8&9 combined) from the Proper w/ responds from the Common, 9th. lesson = three lessons of Ember Saturday combined into one, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Hoc est praeceptum meum, etc. (doubled) from the Common w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter and Hymn Exsultet from the Common, Versicle and Benedictus Antiphon Vos qui reliquistis from the Common, Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of Ember Saturday (Antiphon Illumina and Versicle Repleti from the Psalter, Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

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

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, Commemoration of the Ember Day, Credo, Preface of the Apostles (Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est, Proper Last Gospel of Ember Saturday.

Where conceded, the Mass of Ember Saturday may be celebrated after None in violet, five lessons after the Kyrie, No Gloria, No Commemorations, No Credo, Common Preface (Ferial Tone), Benedicamus Domino. In such places, the Ember Day is not commemorated at the earlier Mass of St. Matthew.

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Juravit, etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 109, 112, 115, 125, & 138; Chapter & Hymn Exsultet, Versicle, and Magnificat Antiphon Estote fortes from the Common, Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the following 18th. Sunday after Pentecost (Saturday before the 4th. Sunday of September = Antiphon Adonai, Versicle Vespertina, Collect of the Sunday), 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 following 18th. Sunday after Pentecost; Semidouble.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

XII ante Kalendas Octobris, MMXIII

Friday, 20 September, 2013
Ember Friday; Simple, Violet
Commemoration of Ss. Eustace & Companions, Martyrs
No Commemoration of the Vigil of St. Matthew this year

Office: Ferial Office per Annum from the Psalter. Ferial melody with regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours. Penitential kneeling at the Preces and Collects (and other orations at Mass) throughout the day to None inclusive.

At Mattins, Invitatory Adoremus Dominum & Hymn Tu Trinitatis rom the Psalter, 1 nocturn: Pss. 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 93, 95, & 96; lessons and responds from the occurring Scripture (Ember Friday, Week III September), No Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons w/ Pss. 50, 142, 62 & 66, Canticle of Habacuc 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Aeterna caeli & Versicle from the Psalter, Benedictus Antiphon Mulier from the Proper, Ferial Preces, Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of Ss. Eustace et al. (Antiphon Vestri, Versicle Exsultabunt, Collect from the 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, Short Lesson Dominus autem dirigat from the Psalter.

At the Hours, Ferial Preces.

At Mass, after None, Mass from the Proper for the day, No Gloria, Commemoration of Ss. Eustace & Companions, 3rd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, No Credo, Common Preface (Ferial Tone), Benedicamus Domino.

After None/Mass, the liturgical color changes to red for St. Matthew, Apostle & Evangelist; Double II Class.

At Vespers, Antiphons Hoc est praeceptum meum (doubled) w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116 from the Common of Apostles; Chapter, Hymn Exsultet & Versicle from the Common, Magnificat Antiphon Tradent enim from the Common, Collect from the Proper, No Commemorations or Suffrages.

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


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

XIII ante Kalendas Octobris, MMXIII

Thursday, 19 September, 2013
Ss. Januarius, Bishop, & Companions, Martyrs; Simple, Red
(Double rite in certain dioceses)

Office: Ferial antiphons and psalms from the Psalter; rest from the Common of Several Martyrs or the Proper. 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. 68-79; lessons 1 and 2 (=2&3 combined) and responds from the occurring Scripture (Thursday, Week III September), 3rd. lesson of the hagiography from the Proper, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons w/ Pss. 50, 89, 62 & 66, Canticle of Moses (Exodus), 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, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Pss. 53, 22, 118.1 & 118.2, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson Fulgebunt from the Common.

At Mass, after Sext, 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 Office of Ss. Januarius & Companions ends, and the liturgical color changes to green for Ferial Vespers and Compline this evening.

At Vespers, Antiphons w/ Pss. 131, 132, 134, 135, & 136 from the Psalter for Thursday; Chapter, Hymn Magnae Deus & Versicle from the Psalter, Magnificat Antiphon Fecit Deus from the Psalter, Collect of the preceding Sunday (XVII after Pentecost), Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

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

After Compline, the liturgical color changes to violet for Ember Friday the following day.


Sunday, September 15, 2013

XIV ante Kalendas Octobris, MMXIII

Wednesday, 18 September, 2013
Ember Wednesday; Simple, Violet

Office: Ferial Office per Annum from the Psalter. Ferial melody with regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours. Penitential kneeling at the Preces and Collects (and other orations at Mass) throughout the day to None inclusive.

At Mattins, Invitatory In manu tua & Hymn Rerum Creator from the Psalter, 1 nocturn: Pss. 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 65, & 67; lessons and responds from the occurring Scripture (Ember Wednesday, Week III September), No Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons w/ Pss. 50, 64, 62 & 66, Canticle of Anna, 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Nox, et tenebrae & Versicle from the Psalter, Benedictus Antiphon Hoc genus from the Proper, Ferial Preces, Collect from the Proper, Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Pss. 53, 25, 118.1 & 118.2, Ferial Preces, Short Lesson Dominus autem dirigat from the Psalter.

At the Hours, Ferial Preces.

At Mass, after None, Mass from the Proper for the day w/ additional lesson after the Kyrie, 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/Mass, the liturgical color changes to red for Ss. Januarius & Companions, Martyrs; Simple.*

At Vespers, Antiphons w/ Pss. 126-130 from the Psalter for Wednesday; Chapter, Hymn Sanctorum meritis & Versicle from the Common of Several Martyrs, Magnificat Antiphon Istorum from the Common, Collect from the Proper (sung standing), No Commemoration of the preceding Ember Day, Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

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



*In dioceses of the former Kingdom of Naples and in dioceses throughout the world with a significant Neapolitan/Calabrese diaspora (e.g. Archdiocese of New York), Double of varying degrees. The CTO's author is part of this diaspora and hence there is a bias for San Gennaro here (but not in the universal Kalendar!).


XV ante Kalendas Octobris, MMXIII

Tuesday, 17 September, 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 III September), No Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons w/ 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 (XVII 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 Sext, Mass of the preceding Sunday (XVII 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.

At Vespers, Antiphons w/ Pss. 121-125 from the Psalter for Tuesday; Chapter, Hymn Telluris alme & Versicle from the Psalter, Magnificat Antiphon Exsultet from the Psalter, Collect of the preceding Sunday (XVII after Pentecost), Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.



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

After Compline, the liturgical color changes to violet for Ember Wednesday the following day.

* In the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans) and other locales, Impression of the Stigmata of St. Francis of Assisi; Double Major, White. Festal Office from the Common of Confessors not Bishops and the Proper (there is also a proper stanza in the Iste Confessor hymn), No Commemorations, Suffrages, or Preces

XVI ante Kalendas Octobris, MMXIII

Monday, 16 September, 2013
Ss. Cornelius, Pope, & Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs; Semidouble, Red
Commemoration of Ss. Euphemia, Lucia, & Geminianus, Martyrs

Office: Festal Office from the Common of the Several Martyrs and the Proper for the feast. Ordinary melody and doxology for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Martyrum & Hymn Christo profusum from the Common, 3 nocturnes: antiphons (not doubled) from the Common w/ Pss. 1, 2, 3, 14, 15, 23, 32, 33, & 45; 1st. nocturne - lesson and responds from the occurring Scripture (Sunday, Week III September*), 2nd. nocturne - lessons from the Proper w/ responds from the Common, 3rd. nocturne - lessons 7 and 8 (=8&9 combined) from the Common, first place, w/ responds from the Common, 9th. lesson of Ss. Euphemia, etc., Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Omnes Sancti, etc. (not doubled) from the Common w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Rex gloriose, and Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon Vestri capilli from the Common, Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of Ss. Euphemia, etc. (Antiphon Istorum, Versicle Laetamini, 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 Fulgebunt from the Common.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, Commemoration of Ss. Euphemia, Lucia, & Geminianus, 3rd. Orations of Our Lady/All Saints, No Credo, Common Preface (Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est.

**

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Isti sunt, etc. (not doubled) from the Common w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 115; Chapter, Hymn Sanctorum meritis, and Versicle from the Common, Magnificat Antiphon Gaudent in caelis from the Common, Collect from the Proper, No Commemorations, Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

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

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

* Sunday's Incipit of Tobias is transferred this year to Monday due to the Octave of the Nativity of the B.V.M. displacing the former.

** In the Order of Friars Minor (Franciscans) and in other locales, first Vespers of the Stigmata of St. Francis (Double Major) in white, w/ Commemoration of Ss. Cornelius & Cyprian and w/o Suffrages. No Preces at Compline.


Friday, September 13, 2013

XVII ante Kalendas Octobris, MMXIII

Sunday, 15 September, 2013
Octave Day of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Double, White*
Commemorations of the 17th. Sunday after Pentecost and of St. Nicomedes Martyr

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

At Mattins, Invitatory Nativitatem from the Proper & Hymn Quem terra from the Common, 3 nocturnes: antiphons (doubled) from the Common w/ Pss. 8, 18, 23, 44, 45, 86, 95, 96, & 97; 8 lessons and responds from the Proper for 15 September, 9th. lesson = lessons 7, 8, and 9 of the Sunday combined, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Nativitas gloriosae, etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter and Hymn O gloriosa Domina from the Common, Versicle from the Proper, Benedictus Antiphon Nativitatem hodiernam as in the Proper, Collect from the Proper, Commemorations of the Sunday (Antiphon Magister Versicle Dominus regnavit, and Collect of the Sunday) and St. Nicomedes, Martyr (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, Qui natus in the short respond, No Preces, Short Lesson In plateis from the Common.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, Commemorations of the Sunday and of St. Nicomedes, Credo, Preface of the B.V.M. (Et te in Nativitate, Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est, Proper Last Gospel of the Sunday.

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Nativitas gloriosae, etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 109, 112, 121, 126, & 147; Chapter & Hymn Ave maris stella from the Common Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon Nativitas tua and Collect from the Proper, Commemorations of the following Ss. Cornelius & Cyprian, Martyrs (Antiphon Istorum, Versicle Laetamini, and Collect from the Proper), of the Sunday (Antiphon Quid vobis, Versicle Dirigatur, and Collect of the Sunday), and of Ss. Euphemia, Lucia, & Geminianus, Martyrs (Antiphon Vestri, Versicle Exsultent, and 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 red for Ss. Cornelius & Cyprian, Semidouble, the following day.

* In some religious congregations and other locales, the feast of the Seven Sorrows of the B.V.M., Double Major, with Commemorations of the Sunday and St. Nicomedes but without Commemoration of the Octave Day. The hymns at the Hours are sung in the melody of Passiontide with the proper doxology Gloria tibi, Domine, qui passus es pro servulis, etc.The Mass and Office are as in the liturgical books of 1910 for 15 September, not those as given for the Friday in Passion Week.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Christ the King & the Precious Blood

One of our commentators has pressed some thought-provoking questions concerning both the reasonableness of celebrating feasts such as Christ the King and the Precious Blood, and secondarily, the timing of such celebrations. In case it hasn't been clear, we do welcome discussion and constructive criticisms about the choices the CTO makes in devising a well-balanced Liturgical Kalendar, though, our time is a bit limited to respond thoroughly to any and all questions and tangents (often very interesting ones) which arise.

Christ the King vs. Precious Blood?
Our friend, Pseudoanonymous, posed a pressing question (paraphrasing) - by what rationale do we keep Christ the King universally while relegating the Precious Blood as a local option? Both feasts have a didactic value and devotional value which focus on an aspect of Our Lord; neither recall historical events per se in the life of Our Lord which events form the basis for all of the major Dominical feasts upon which the Temporale is based. Furthermore, both feasts carry a certain redundancy to the aforesaid major feasts: Christ the King to the Ascension (and the Epiphany) and the Precious Blood to Corpus Christi which, in turn, stems from Maundy Thursday. But where they differ, in the view of this author, is that the former also carries a doctrinal focus over and more apparent than does the Precious Blood. The Church rightly celebrates other long-standing feasts of doctrinal necessity which do not specifically recall different events than those already contained in the major feasts (e.g. Holy Trinity, Corpus Christi). We see the Precious Blood, therefore, as primarily and almost entirely, a feast of devotion and not of doctrine, said doctrine already encompassed in Corpus Christi. We see Christ the King as also devotional, but primarily it is a liturgical observance which emphasizes the Church's social doctrines especially the TEMPORAL and eternal Kingship of Christ. This is not based on a personal political whim (though in current affairs, the social Kingship of Christ has sadly been relegated to the attic and seems like a personal fetish of only a few); we see Christ the King as liturgical manifestation of the Church's ever growing understanding, necessitated by the diabolical Revolutions of 1789 and 1917, of the doctrine of Christ's dominion over the earth as well as in heaven.

When should these feasts be celebrated?
In conceding the local observance of the Precious Blood, the question as to its optimal timing remains. For its relative newness, before 1911 it was affixed to the first Sunday of July; hence, it would only obscure the Octave Day of St. John the Baptist accidentally once every 6-7 years. Post 1911, that occurrence became permanent and the Octave Day became forever reduced to a commemoration at Lauds and Mass. Because there are more open days on July's Kalendar following the Octave of Ss. Peter & Paul, it could be celebrated at some point in mid or late July, or even simply relegated as an optional Votive Office over and above the Office of the day. We do not advocate fixing it to another Sunday. Another thought is that because the Precious Blood is intimately tied into Corpus Christi, it could perhaps be observed on a day during the latter's Octave, in which case it would be a June feast.

For Christ the King, the last Sunday of October makes perfect sense in that this together with All Saints and All Souls, which soon follow, establishes a Triduum of sorts which celebrates the three branches of the Communion of the Saints. Christ the King, as a feast which observes His Social Kingship over the temporal order, recalls, therefore, the Church Militant. The Novus Ordo shift to the end of the year destroyed this flow and recast Christ the King as an eschatalogical feast; indeed, under such recasting, the feast is redundant and unnecessary for Novus Ordo land, but we digress. While Pius XI's establishing Christ the King on a Sunday ran contrary to the 1911-1913 purging of feasts affixed to Sundays, there is a precedent for a minimal level of such Dominical observances retained post-1911 (e.g. Holy Trinity, Holy Family); by affixing it to Sunday, the feast becomes one of precept for all of the faithful (who are the Church Militant) in addition to the day of precept which is All Saints and the largely attended (though not by precept) remembrance of the faithful departed on All Souls.

Summary of Principles
1. Universal liturgical observances which neither recall specific events in the life of Our Lord, Our Lady, or the Saints, nor focus on a doctrine already celebrated on an existing feast should not be admitted to the Kalendar save by way of local or Votive concessions.

2. Feasts which are strictly devotional do not merit universal observance.

3. Feasts should not be affixed permanently to Sundays over and above the few already established, but Christ the King merits an exception to this rule because of the "Triduum" recalling the Communion of Saints for which precept or custom of attendance is already established for the latter two days of this "Triduum".














Wednesday, September 11, 2013

XVIII ante Kalendas Octobris, MMXIII

Saturday, 14 September, 2013
Exaltation of the Holy Cross; Double Major, Red
Comm. of the 7th. Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the B.V.M.

Office: Proper Festal Office. 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 Christum Regem & Hymn Pange lingua from the Proper, 3 nocturnes: antiphons (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 20, 95, 96, & 97; all three nocturnes - lessons and responds from the Proper, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons O magnum pietatis opus, etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter and Hymn Lustra sex from the Proper, Versicle from the Proper, Benedictus Antiphon Super omnia and Collect from the Proper, No Commemorations or Suffrages.

At Prime, first antiphon from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, Qui natus in the short respond, No Preces, Short Lesson Humiliavit from the Proper.

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

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons O magnum pietatis opus, etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116; Chapter & Hymn Vexilla Regis (6th. verse, line 3 = in hac triumphi gloria), Versicle, and Magnificat Antiphon O Crux benedicta from the Proper, Collect from the Proper, Commemorations of the following Octave Day (Antiphon, Versicle, and Collect as at First Vespers of the Nativity of the B.V.M.), 17th. Sunday after Pentecost (Saturday before the 3rd. Sunday of September = Antiphon Ne derelinquas, Versicle Vespertina, Collect of the Sunday), and of St. Nicomedes, Martyr (Antiphon Iste Sanctus, Versicle Gloria et honore, and 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 white for the following Octave Day of the Nativity of the B.V.M.; Double.

Idibus Septembris, MMXIII

Friday, 13 September, 2013
6th. Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the B.V.M.; Semidouble, White

Office: Festal Office as on the feast. Our Lady's melody with the proper doxology of the Incarnation for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Nativitatem from the Proper & Hymn Quem terra from the Common, 3 nocturnes: antiphons (not doubled) from the Common w/ Pss. 8, 18, 23, 44, 45, 86, 95, 96, & 97; 1st. nocturne - lessons and responds from the occurring Scripture (Friday, Week II September), 2nd. & 3rd. nocturnes - lessons from the Proper for the day w/ responds as on the feast, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Nativitas gloriosae, etc. (not doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter and Hymn O gloriosa Domina from the Common, Versicle from the Proper, Benedictus Antiphon Nativitatem hodiernam and Collect as on the feast, No Commemorations or Suffrages.

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

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

After None, the liturgical color changes to red for the following feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross; Double Major.

At Vespers, Antiphons O magnum pietatis opus, etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116; Chapter & Hymn Vexilla Regis (6th. verse, line 3 = in hac triumphi gloria), Versicle, and Magnificat Antiphon O Crux from the Proper, Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the Octave (Antiphon, Versicle, and Collect as at Second Vespers of the feast), No Suffrages.

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



Pridie Idus Septembris, MMXIII

Thursday, 12 September, 2013
Holy Name of Mary; Double Major, White
Comm. of the 5th. Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the B.V.M.

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

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

At Lauds, Antiphons Dum esset Rex, etc. (doubled) from the Common w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter and Hymn O gloriosa Domina from the Common, Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon Beata es from the Common, Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the Octave (Antiphon, Versicle, and Collect as on the Nativity of the B.V.M.), No Suffrages.

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

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

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Dum esset Rex, etc. (doubled) from the Common w/ Pss. 109, 112, 121, 126, & 147; Chapter & Hymn Ave maris stella,Versicle, and Magnificat Antiphon Beatam me dicent from the Common, Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the Octave (Antiphon, Versicle, and Collect as at First Vespers of the feast), No Suffrages.

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

After Compline, the liturgical color remains white for the following day within the Octave of the Nativity of the B.V.M.

Monday, September 9, 2013

III ante Idus Septembris, MMXIII

Wednesday, 11 September, 2013
4th. Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the B.V.M.; Semidouble, White
Commemoration of Ss. Protus & Hyacinth, Martyrs

Office: Festal Office as on the feast. Our Lady's melody with the proper doxology of the Incarnation for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Nativitatem from the Proper & Hymn Quem terra from the Common, 3 nocturnes: antiphons (not doubled) from the Common w/ Pss. 8, 18, 23, 44, 45, 86, 95, 96, & 97; 1st. nocturne - lessons and responds from the occurring Scripture (Wednesday, Week II September), 2nd. & 3rd. nocturnes - lessons from the Proper for the day w/ responds as on the feast, 9th. lesson of Ss. Protus & Hyacinth, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Nativitas gloriosae, etc. (not doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter and Hymn O gloriosa Domina from the Common, Versicle from the Proper, Benedictus Antiphon Nativitatem hodiernam and Collect as on the feast, Commemoration of Ss. Protus & Hyacinth (Antiphon Vestri capilli, Versicle Exsultabunt, Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

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

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, Commemoration of Ss. Protus & Hyacinth, Credo, Preface of the B.V.M. (Et te in Nativitate, Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est.

After None, the liturgical color remains white for the following feast of the Holy Name of Mary; Double Major.*

At Vespers, Antiphons Dum esset Rex, etc. (doubled) from the Common of the B.V.M. w/ Pss. 109, 112, 121, 126, & 147; Chapter & Hymn Ave maris stella,Versicle, and Magnificat Antiphon Sancta Maria from the Common, Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the Octave (Antiphon, Versicle, and Collect as at Second Vespers of the feast), No Suffrages.

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

* This feast was not listed on the original proposal for the September Sanctorale, but given that it commemorates an historical event (no less quite relevant to the present day), we have added it back as a Double Major feast, the lowest rank accorded to Marian feasts. In the pre-1911 Office, as noted in an 1854 Breviary we have on hand, the Holy Name of Mary was kept on the Sunday within the Octave of her Nativity. In keeping with the "spirit of 1570" and of the sensible Pian reform to remove fixed feasts from Sundays, the CTO adopts the post-Pian fixed date of 12 September.


IV ante Idus Septembris, MMXIII

Tuesday, 10 September, 2013
3rd. Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the B.V.M.; Semidouble, White

Office: Festal Office as on the feast. Our Lady's melody with the proper doxology of the Incarnation for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Nativitatem from the Proper & Hymn Quem terra from the Common, 3 nocturnes: antiphons (not doubled) from the Common w/ Pss. 8, 18, 23, 44, 45, 86, 95, 96, & 97; 1st. nocturne - lessons and responds from the occurring Scripture (Tuesday, Week II September), 2nd. & 3rd. nocturnes - lessons from the Proper for the day w/ responds as on the feast, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Nativitas gloriosae, etc. (not doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter and Hymn O gloriosa Domina from the Common, Versicle from the Proper, Benedictus Antiphon Nativitatem hodiernam and Collect as on the feast, No Commemorations or Suffrages.

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

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

At Vespers, Antiphons Nativitas gloriosae, etc. (not doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 109, 112, 121, 126, & 147; Chapter & Hymn Ave maris stella from the Common, Versicle, Magnificat Antiphon Nativitas tua and Collect from the feast, Commemoration of the following Ss. Protus & Hyacinth, 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 white for the fourth day within the Octave the following day.


Sunday, September 8, 2013

V ante Idus Septembris, MMXIII

Monday, 9 September, 2013
2nd. Day within the Octave of the Nativity of the B.V.M.; Semidouble, White*
Commemoration of St. Gorgonius, Martyr

Office: Festal Office as on the feast. Our Lady's melody with the proper doxology of the Incarnation for all hymns at the Hours.

At Mattins, Invitatory Nativitatem from the Proper & Hymn Quem terra from the Common, 3 nocturnes: antiphons (not doubled) from the Common w/ Pss. 8, 18, 23, 44, 45, 86, 95, 96, & 97; 1st. nocturne - lessons and responds from the occurring Scripture (Monday, Week II September**), 2nd. & 3rd. nocturnes - lessons from the Proper for the day w/ responds as on the feast, 9th. lesson of St. Gorgonius, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Nativitas gloriosae, etc. (not doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter and Hymn O gloriosa Domina from the Common, Versicle from the Proper, Benedictus Antiphon Nativitatem hodiernam and Collect as on the feast, Commemoration of St. Gorgonius, Martyr (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, Qui natus in the short respond, No Preces, Short Lesson In plateis from the Common.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, Commemoration of St. Gorgonius, Credo, Preface of the B.V.M. (Et te in Nativitate, Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est.

At Vespers, Antiphons Nativitas gloriosae, etc. (not doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 109, 112, 121, 126, & 147; Chapter & Hymn Ave maris stella from the Common, Versicle, Magnificat Antiphon Nativitas tua and Collect from the feast, No Commemorations or Suffrages.

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

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

* In dioceses of the USA, St. Peter Claver, Priest & Confessor; Semidouble, White w/ Commemorations of the Octave and St. Gorgonius. At Mass, Credo and Preface of the B.V.M. by reason of the Octave. At Vespers, antiphons and psalms for the feast, but from the Chapter onwards of the Octave = all as at First Vespers of the Nativity of the B.V.M.  w/ Commemoration of St. Peter Claver.

** Because the second Sunday of September's lessons at Mattins continue from the Book of Job begun last week, there is no "Incipit" and hence no transfer of the Sunday's lessons and responds impeded by the Nativity of the B.V.M. yesterday.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

VI ante Idus Septembris, MMXIII

Sunday, 8 September, 2013
Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Double II Class, White w/ Octave
Commemorations of the 16th. Sunday after Pentecost and of St. Hadrian, Martyr

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

At Mattins, Invitatory Nativitatem from the Proper & Hymn Quem terra from the Common, 3 nocturnes: antiphons (doubled) from the Common w/ Pss. 8, 18, 23, 44, 45, 86, 95, 96, & 97; 8 lessons and responds from the Proper, 9th. lesson = lessons 7, 8, and 9 of the Sunday combined, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Nativitas gloriosae, etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter and Hymn O gloriosa Domina from the Common, Versicle from the Proper, Benedictus Antiphon Nativitatem hodiernam as in the Proper, Collect from the Proper, Commemorations of the Sunday (Antiphon Cum intraret, Versicle Dominus regnavit, and Collect of the Sunday) and St. Hadrian, Martyr (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, Qui natus in the short respond, No Preces, Short Lesson In plateis from the Common.

At Mass, after Terce, Gloria, Commemorations of the Sunday and of St. Hadrian, Credo, Preface of the B.V.M. (Et te in Nativitate, Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est, Proper Last Gospel of the Sunday.

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Nativitas gloriosae, etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 109, 112, 121, 126, & 147; Chapter & Hymn Ave maris stella from the Common Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon Nativitas tua and Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the Sunday (Antiphon Cum vocatus, Versicle Dirigatur, and Collect of the Sunday)*, No Suffrages.

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

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

* In dioceses of the USA, tomorrow, 9 September, is the semidouble feast of St. Peter Claver, Priest & Confessor. At Vespers this evening, his commemoration occurs first before that of the Sunday.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

VII ante Idus Septembris, MMXIII

Saturday, 7 September, 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.

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 I September), 3rd. lesson from the Common for the month of September, 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, Qui natus in the short respond, 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 remains white for the Nativity of the B.V.M. the following day; Double II Class. The melody and proper doxology for the B.V.M at the hymns of the Hours continue from now and throughout the Octave.

At Vespers, Antiphons Nativitas gloriosae (Doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 109, 112, 121, 126, & 147; Chapter & Hymn Ave maris stella from the Common Versicle Nativitas from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon Gloriosae Virginis Mariae and Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the 16th. Sunday after Pentecost (Saturday before the 2nd. Sunday of September - Antiphon In omnibus his, Versicle Vespertina, and Collect of the Sunday), No Suffrages.

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

VIII ante Idus Septembris, MMXIII

Friday, 6 September, 2013
Feria; Simple, Green

Office: Ferial Antiphons & Psalmody from the Psalter. Ferial melody with regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours until None inclusive.

At Mattins, Invitatory Adoremus Dominum & Hymn Tu Trinitatis Unitas from the Psalter, 1 nocturn: Pss. 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 93, 95 & 96; lessons and responds from the occurring Scripture (Friday, Week I September), No Te Deum.

At Lauds, Pss. 50, 142, 62 & 66, Canticle of Habacuc, 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Aeterna caeli  & Versicle from the Psalter, Benedictus Antiphon Per viscera as in the Psalter, Collect of the preceding Sunday (XV after Pent.), Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Pss. 53, 21, 118.1 & 118.2, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson Dominus autem dirigat from the Psalter.

At Mass, after None, 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 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.

Nonis Septembris, MMXIII

Thursday, 5 September, 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 Dominum qui fecit nos & Hymn Nox atra from the Psalter, 1 nocturn: Pss. 68-79; lessons and responds from the occurring Scripture (Thursday, Week I September), No Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Pss. 50, 89, 62 & 66, Canticle of Moses (Exodus), 148-150 from the Psalter, Chapter, Hymn Lux ecce & Versicle from the Psalter, Benedictus Antiphon In sanctitate as in the Psalter, Collect of the preceding Sunday (XV after Pentecost), Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Pss. 53, 22, 118.1 & 118.2, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson Dominus autem dirigat from the Psalter.

At Mass, after None, Mass of the preceding Sunday (XV 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.

At Vespers, Antiphons w/ Pss. 131, 132, 134, 135, & 136 from the Psalter; Chapter, Hymn Magnae Deus & Versicle from the Psalter, Magnificat Antiphon Fecit Deus from the Psalter, Collect of the preceding Sunday (XV after Pentecost), Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

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

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

Pridie Nonas Septembris, MMXIII

Wednesday, 4 September, 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 In manu tua & Hymn Rerum Creator from the Psalter, 1 nocturn: Pss. 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 63, 65, & 67; lessons and responds from the occurring Scripture (Wednesday, Week I September), No Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Pss. 50, 64, 62 & 66, Canticle of Anna, 148-150 from the Psalter, Chapter, Hymn Nox et tenebrae & Versicle from the Psalter, Benedictus Antiphon De manu omnium as in the Psalter, Collect of the preceding Sunday (XV after Pentecost), Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Pss. 53, 25, 118.1 & 118.2, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson Dominus autem dirigat from the Psalter.

At Mass, after None, Mass of the preceding Sunday (XV 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.

At Vespers, Antiphons w/ Pss. 126, 127, 128, 129, & 130 from the Psalter; Chapter, Hymn Caeli Deus & Versicle from the Psalter, Magnificat Antiphon Respexit Dominus from the Psalter, Collect of the preceding Sunday (XV after Pentecost), Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

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

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

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Errata

The CTO is, admittedly, a work in progress. Over the course of the past few months, we have realized some errors in the rubrics we have prescribed, either from a faulty understanding or out of simple ignorance of some of the finer points of the Tridentine Breviary. Our liturgically astute friend, Rubricarius, at the St. Lawrence Press Blog in the UK runs a sub-blog called the Tridentine Rite, from which the CTO has gained a plenitude of knowledge about the baseline Breviary we employ here.

That said, here are the errata of which we have taken notice and intend to rectify in the daily Ordo entries going forward. This list is in no way complete as other oversights may arise.

1. Concurrence of Semidouble feasts (this includes also Semidouble days within Octaves) with Sundays per Annum. We had been prescribing the use of the Dominical Office as trumping a Semidouble feast in toto at Vespers, but the correct treatment is the mid-Vesperal shift from the Chapter onwards, just as is the case with any two consecutive feasts of equal rank. In our eagerness to accord the Tridentine Psalter primacy of place, we had overlooked this issue.

2. The liturgical color of Sundays per Annum when falling within an Octave. Our 1962ville engrained habits are hard to overcome sometimes, so we had taken it as a given that green was the one and only color a Sunday per Annum could take when the Office was Dominical. The correct treatment is to adapt the color to the prevailing color of the Octave (e.g. two weeks ago, the 13th. Sunday after Pentecost would have taken white as its color due to the Octave of the Assumption).

3. The differences in the length and content of the lessons at Mattins. The CTO has not taken into consideration that the length and content of the lessons at Mattins in 1570 differ somewhat from those of 1910. Pope Clement VIII reorganized and shortened some of these in the 17th. century into the same forms we see in all editions up to and including 1962 (where the lessons still exist in Bugnini 2.0). While this is an erratum if using 1570 as a baseline and should have been noted earlier, we at the CTO will officially accept the post-Clementine lectionary, if only because original 1570 manuscripts are scarce. We see no disruption to the integrity of the Tridentine Office by adopting the Clementine lectionary.

Please, readers, if you notice anything which does not conform to the 1570 B.R., and we have not already addressed it as an adopted deviation from the same, let us know so we can correct it and improve this project.

III ante Nonas Septembris, MMXIII

Tuesday, 3 September, 2013
St. Pius X, Pope & Confessor; Double, White
* In the SSPX of pre-1983 persuasion (SSPX-P83P?), Double I Class
Courtesy: Saints.spqn.com
Office: Festal Office from the Proper for the feast and the Common of Confessor Bishops. Ordinary melody and regular doxology for all hymns at the Hours. The Propers for today's Office may be found integrally in editions of the Roman Breviary between 1955 and 1960.

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 from the occurring Scripture (Tuesday, Week I September) w/ responds from the Common, 2nd. & 3rd. nocturnes - lessons from the Proper w/ responds from the Common, 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, No Commemorations nor 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, No Commemorations, No Credo, Preface of the Apostles (Solemn Tone), Ite Missa est.

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Ecce sacerdos magnus etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 131, Chapter, Hymn Iste Confessor (M.T.V.) and Versicle from the Common, Magnificat Antiphon Dum esset summus Pontifex from the Common, Collect from the Proper, No Commemorations nor Suffrages.



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

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

We at the CTO gladly celebrate this Pontiff's feast for his crusade against the modernist heresy, and shall overlook his liturgical shortcomings while we jubilantly sing the full Laudate psalms at Lauds in his honor! We are certain now that where he is he would not object in the least. Sancte Pie Decime, ora pro nobis!

IV ante Nonas Septembris, MMXIII

Monday, 2 September, 2013
Feria; Simple, Green
*In Hungary, St. Stephen, King & Confessor; Double, White

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

At Mattins, Invitatory Venite & Hymn Somno refectis from the Psalter, 1 nocturn: Pss. 26-37; lessons and responds from the occurring Scripture (Monday, Week I September), No Te Deum.

At Lauds, Pss. 50, 5, 62 & 66, Canticle of Isaias, 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Splendor paternae & Versicle from the Psalter, Benedictus Antiphon Benedictus as in the Psalter, Collect of the preceding Sunday (XV after Pentecost), Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Pss. 53, 23, 118.1 & 118.2, Dominical Preces, Short Lesson Dominus autem dirigat from the Psalter.

At Mass, after None, Mass of the preceding Sunday (XV 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. Pius X, Pope & Confessor; 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 (M.T.V.) & Versicle from the Common, Magnificat Antiphon Sacerdos et Pontifex from the Common, Collect from the Proper, No Commemorations nor Suffrages.



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