Wednesday, 18 September, 2013
Ember Wednesday; Simple, VioletOffice: 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!).