Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Kalendis Novembris, MMXIII

Friday, 1 November, 2013
All Saints; Double I Class, White w/ Octave

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

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem regum & Hymn Christe, Redemptor omnium from the Proper; 3 nocturnes - Antiphons Novit Dominus, etc. (doubled) w/ Pss. 1, 4, 8, 14, 23, 31, 33, 60 & 96 from the Proper; lessons and responds from the Proper at all nocturnes, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Vidi turbam magnam, etc.(doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Salutis aeternae, Versicle, and Benedictus Antiphon Te gloriosus from the Proper, Collect from the Proper; No Commemorations or Suffrages.

At Prime, first antiphon (not doubled) from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, No Preces, Verse in short respond = Qui sedes, Short Lesson Benedictio from the Proper.

At the Hours, antiphons 2, 3,& 5 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 Vidi turbam magnam, etc. (doubled) w/  Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 115 from the Proper; Chapter, Hymn Christe, Redemptor omnium, & Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon O quam gloriosum from the Proper; Collect from the Proper, No Commemorations or Suffrages, after Benedicamus Domino omit Fidelium.

After the Benedicamus Domino of second Vespers of All Saints, the liturgical color changes to black for the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed, and Vespers of the Dead are then sung immediately.

At Vespers of the Dead, No Introduction, Antiphons Placebo Domino, etc. (doubled) with Pss. 114, 119, 120, 129, & 137 from the Votive Office of the Dead (Requiem aeternam replaces Gloria Patri), No Chapter or Hymn, Versicle Audivi and Magnificat antiphon Omne from the Votive Office, Pater noster, Preces, and Collect as given in the Proper and sung kneeling, Requiescant in pace.

At Compline, No Short Lesson, starts with Confiteor and Blessing & Absolution, No Antiphon, Pss. 4, 30.1-6, 90, & 133 recited without chant* while seated, No Hymn, Chapter, or Short Responsory, Nunc Dimittis recited standing without antiphon, Pater noster and all that follows for the conclusion of Vespers sung kneeling, No Marian Anthem.

* Ad libitum, the special melody for the psalms and canticle at Compline found in post-1911 editions of the Liber Usualis may be used.

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Office of All Souls' Day

Some CTO readers have been waiting for this topic to be discussed further. Alas, here it is - the Office of the Dead for All Souls' Day.

The CTO has adopted the Pius X/Benedict XV establishment of All Souls' Day (the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed to be more precise) as a liturgical day and Office in its own right as opposed to the Tridentine practice of treating 2 November as the second day within the Octave of All Saints (i.e. a Festal Office) to which are added the Votive Offices of Vespers, Mattins, and Lauds of the Dead, after the respective Offices the night before and the morning of. The question remains as to how to adopt (or adapt) the full Office of the Dead, composed just a century ago, into the Tridentine psalter.

The first difficulty arises with the Little Hours. Before 1911, Ps. 118 was prayed every day, without exception, divided into its respective segments for the Hours. To introduce a proper Psalter for the Hours for All Souls' Day, and just for All Souls' Day, would not seem coherent or advisable, though the choice of psalmody in the newer Office is beautiful and themed appropriately (e.g. Ps. 87 at Prime). In order to be consistent, the CTO retains Ps. 118 for the Hours.

The second difficulty is Compline. From one perspective, the adoption of a penitential Compline of the Dead on the very same night as the Double I Class feast of All Saints is jarring. From an Eastern perspective, in which second Vespers (and Compline) do not exist, it seems more plausible. The question of psalmody also arises, but like the Hours, Compline will naturally retains its daily, fixed psalms in our usage. This may not be a sufficiently good reason to do so, but we propose adopting a Compline of the Dead on the night of All Saints with the Eastern reckoning of days in mind and with keeping in mind that the seven nights following will allow sufficient space for "festal" Compline of the feast during its Octave.

The third question, though not a difficulty, is the "skeleton" structure of the Office for All Souls. Since we have the Sacred Triduum, and to some extent the Paschal Octave, as a case in point of a bare Office hearkening back to the more ancient Roman custom, there is already a precedent to introduce a similarly stripped Office structure for All Souls. Therefore, outside the question of psalmody, the CTO adopts the basic structure and additional preces/orations as given in the newer Office for All Souls. We will treat the All Souls' Office as being of Double Rite.

The last question, already implied in the Compline question, is the duration of this Office and its related affect on the Office of the feast or Octave. From time immemorial (until 1960), Vespers of the Dead were sung immediately following second Vespers of All Saints; we absolutely keep this practice, so the Office of All Souls begins with Vespers the night before and ends with None the following day. Vespers on the evening of 2 November are of the Octave, Feast, or Sunday following as the case may be.

In summary, the CTO's Office of All Souls' Day is as follows:

Vespers of the Dead (double rite) as given in the Tridentine Votive Office of the Dead following second Vespers of All Saints. The Collect is as given in the post-1911 Office.

Compline of the Dead which begins with the Confiteor and Absolution. Then follow the Compline psalms and the Nunc dimittis without antiphons and without chant. Requiem aeternam replaces the Gloria Patri at the end of each psalm or canticle. Compline concludes with the verses and oration kneeling. There is no short lesson in the beginning, no hymn, chapter, short responsory, or Marian anthem.

Mattins & Lauds of the Dead (double rite) as given in the Tridentine Votive Office of the Dead with the exception of the proper lessons and the Collect which are taken from the post-1911 texts. There is no Commemoration of the Octave at Lauds.

The Little Hours begin immediately with Ps. 53 at Prime or the respective divisio of Ps. 118 at Terce, Sext, and None. The usual psalms are prayed without antiphon and without chant. Requiem aeternam instead of Gloria Patri. The concluding petitions and oration(s) are followed per post-1911 texts. At Prime, the Martyrology and a proper versicle which follows are prayed between the two orations as given in the rubrics.

















Pridie Kalendas Novembris, MMXIII

Thursday, 31 October, 2013
Vigil of All Saints, 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, Invitatory Dominum qui fecit nos and Hymn Nox atra from the Psalter, 1 nocturn: Pss. 68-79; 3 lessons from the Proper  with 3 responds from the occurring Scripture (Thursday, Week V October), No Te Deum.

At Lauds, Pss. 50, 91, 62 & 66, Canticle of Moses (Exodus), 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Lux ecce, Versicle, and Benedictus Antiphon In sanctitate from the Psalter, Ferial Preces, Collect of the Vigil proper; Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, St. Joseph, Sts. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

At Prime, Pss. 53, 22, 118.1 & 118.2, Ferial Preces, Short Lesson Dominus autem dirigat.

At the Hours, Ferial Preces.

At Mass (after None), No Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 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 feast of All Saints; Double I Class.

At Vespers, Antiphons Vidi turbam magnam, etc. (doubled) w/  Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116 from the Proper; Chapter, Hymn Christe, Redemptor, & Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon  Angeli from the Proper; Collect from the Proper, No Commemorations or Suffrages.

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

III ante Kalendas Novembris, MMXIII

Wednesday, 30 October, 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 V October), 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 De manu omnium from the Psalter, Collect from the preceding Sunday (XXIII 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 Sext, Mass of the preceding Sunday (XXIII 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. 126-130 from the Psalter for Wednesday; Chapter, Hymn Caeli Deus & Versicle from the Psalter, Magnificat Antiphon Respexit Dominus from the Psalter, Collect of the preceding Sunday (XXIII 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 the Vigil of All Saints the following day.

IV ante Kalendas Novembris, MMXIII

Tuesday, 29 October, 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 V October), 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 (XXIII 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 (XXIII 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 (XXIII 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.

V ante Kalendas Novembris, MMXIII

Monday, 28 October, 2013
Ss. Simon & Jude, Apostles & Martyrs; Double II Class, Red

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 In omnem terram, etc. (doubled) w/ Pss. 18, 33, 44, 46, 60, 63, 74, 96 & 98 from the Common; lessons from the Proper w/ responds from the Common at all nocturnes, 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, Hymn Exsultet, Versicle, and Benedictus Antiphon Vos qui reliquistis from the Common, Collect from the Proper; No Commemorations or Suffrages.

At Prime, first antiphon (not doubled) from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, No Preces, Verse in short respond = Qui sedes, Short Lesson Ibant Apostoli from the Common.

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

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

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Juravit Dominus, etc. (doubled) w/  Pss. 109, 112, 115, 125, & 138 from the Common; Chapter, Hymn Exsultet, & Versicle from the Common, Magnificat Antiphon Estote from the Common; Collect from the Proper, No Commemorations or Suffrages.

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

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

Friday, October 25, 2013

VI ante Kalendas Novembris, MMXIII

Sunday, 27 October, 2013
Our Lord Jesus Christ, King; Double I Class, White
Commemoration of the 23rd. Sunday after Pentecost (V October)

Office: Proper Festal Office. Proper doxology of Christ the King with the melody from Pentecost at the Hours. Note that this proper doxology, though composed in 1925, is rendered under the Pre-Urban VIII verbage in the CTO - i.e. Gloria tibi, Domine instead of Jesu, tibi sit gloria - and this follows likewise for the hymns at Vespers, Mattins, and Lauds.

At Mattins, Invitatory Jesum Christum & Hymn Aeterna imago from the Proper; 3 nocturnes - Antiphons Ego autem, etc. (doubled) w/ Pss. 2, 8, 23, 28, 44, 46, 71, 88.1 & 88.2 from the Proper; lessons and responds from the Proper*, 9th. lesson = lessons 7, 8, and 9 of the Sunday combined, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Suscitabit, etc. (doubled) w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Vexilla Christus, Versicle, and Benedictus Antiphon Fecit nos Deo from the Proper, Collect proper; Commemoration of the Sunday (Antiphon Dicebat enim, Versicle Dominus regnavit, and Collect of the Sunday), No Suffrages.

At Prime, first antiphon (not doubled) from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 118.1 & 118.2, No Quicumque nor Preces, Verse in short respond = Qui primatum in omnibus tenes, Short Lesson In ipso from the Proper.

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

At Mass (after Terce), Gloria, Commemoration. of the Sunday, Credo, Preface of Christ the King (Solemn Tone), Ite missa est, Proper Last Gospel from the Sunday.

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Pacificus, etc. (doubled) w/  Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116 from the Proper; Chapter, Hymn Te saeculorum, & Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon proper Habet in vestimento; Collect from the Proper, Commemorations of the following Ss. Simon & Jude, Apostles (Antiphon Tradent enim vos, Versicle In omnem, Collect from the Proper) and of the occurring Sunday (Antiphon At Jesus conversus, Versicle Dirigatur, Collect of the Sunday), No Suffrages.

At Compline, Te lucis sung in the proper melody and doxology of Christ the King, No Preces, Salve Regina sung standing and in the Solemn Tone.

After Compline, the liturgical color changes to red for the following feast of Ss. Simon & Jude; Double II Class.

* If using a 1961 B.R., lessons 8 and 9 given for Christ the King are to be combined into one lesson functioning as the eighth lesson while moving the intervening respond to be after the combined lesson.
When the USA recognizes the Social Kingship of Christ -
flag courtesy of various American monarchist groups 


Thursday, October 24, 2013

VII ante Kalendas Novembris, MMXIII

Saturday, 26 October, 2013
Vigil of Ss. Simon & Jude (anticipated from 27 October), Simple, Violet
Commemoration of St. Evaristus, Pope & Martyr

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. 97-108; 3 lessons from the Common of Vigils of Apostles with 3 responds from the occurring Scripture (Saturday, Week IV October), No Te Deum.

At Lauds, Pss. 50, 91, 62 & 66, Canticle of Moses (from Deut.), 148-150, Chapter, Hymn, Versicle, and Benedictus Antiphon from the Psalter, Ferial Preces, Collect of the Vigil proper; Comm. of St. Evaristus, Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, St. Joseph, Sts. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace.

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

At the Hours, Ferial Preces.

At Mass (after None), No Gloria, Comm. of St. Evaristus, 3rd. oration of Our Lady/All Saints, No Credo, Common Preface (Ferial Tone), Benedicamus Domino.

After None, the liturgical color changes to white for the feast of Christ the King; Double I Class. From now until Compline the following night, the hymns at the Hours take the proper doxology of Christ the King Gloria tibi, Domine, qui sceptri mundi temperas, etc. sung in the same melody as given for Pentecost.

At Vespers, Antiphons Pacificus, etc. (doubled) w/  Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 116 from the Proper; Chapter, Hymn Te saeculorum, & Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon proper Dabit illi; Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the following 23rd. Sunday after Pentecost (=Saturday before the 5th. Sunday of October - Antiphon Tua est potentia, Versicle Vespertina, Collect of the Sunday); No Suffrages.

At Compline, Te lucis sung in the proper melody and doxology of Christ the King, No Preces, Salve Regina sung standing and in the Solemn Tone.

VIII ante Kalendas Novembris

Friday, 25 October, 2013
Ss. Chrysanthus & Daria, Martyrs; Simple, Red

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 (Friday, Week IV October), 3rd. lesson of the hagiography from the Proper, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons w/ Pss. 50, 89, 62 & 66, Canticle of Habacuc, 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, 21, 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 liturgical color changes to green for Ferial Vespers and Compline.

At Vespers, Antiphons w/ Pss. 137-141 from the Psalter for Friday; Chapter, Hymn Hominis superne & Versicle from the Psalter, Magnificat Antiphon Deposuit from the Psalter, Collect of the preceding Sunday (XXII 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 the anticipated Vigil of Ss. Simon & Jude, Simple, the following day.

Fourth & Fifth Weeks of October

The occurring Scripture assigned for the month of October consists entirely of the two* books of Maccabees. This year, all five liturgical weeks of October are observed in their entirety, but in 1962ville, only four weeks are possible.The first three weeks are given to the first book and the latter two weeks to the second book of Maccabees.

Here is the difference in treatment when only four weeks are possible:

1. Traditional - The occurring Scripture is read as given up to the Wednesday of the Fourth Week. Assuming no feasts with proper lessons in the first nocturne at Mattins, on Thursday of the same week, the readings assigned for the Fifth Sunday are read followed by the Monday and Tuesday of the Fifth Week taking the place of the Friday and Saturday, respectively, of the Fourth Week. Afterwards, the First Sunday of November then would coincide with the Feast of Christ the King on the civilly reckoned last Sunday of October.

2. 1962ville - The third week is omitted entirely, and the Fourth Sunday and its week are placed where the third week would have occurred. In all years, the Fifth Sunday coincides with Christ the King, thereby eliminating the former permanently per the Johaninne rubrics of commemorations. However, the one advantage of this system is that at least two weeks for each book are accorded in any given year, while the Traditional system accords a lopsided exposure to the first book over the second (3 weeks vs. 1 week).

The CTO proposes a hybrid of the two for the month of October, and hence, this is our first digression from the Tridentine treatment of the occurring Scripture. In September, it made sense to switch to the selections from Esther from the fifth week in those latter days of the fourth week since this dealt with an entirely new book of the Bible rather than the continuation of the same book as is the case in October and as was the case in August. In August, the Tridentine rubrics (and 1962ville too) simply omitted the fifth week (a continuation of Ecclesiasticus) when said week had no place.  The 1962 system of omitting the third week of continuing the readings from the first book of Maccabees makes better sense than omitting a disjointed selection of the second book while at the same giving a full three weeks to the first book.

The CTO naturally keeps the Traditional reckoning of the weeks, but proposes to have the third week of October omitted in years when all five weeks are not available. Under such reckoning, Christ the King can still coincide with either the Fifth Sunday of October or the First Sunday of November, thereby not relegating either Sunday to permanent reduction or exclusion.

* The CTO author has a Biblia Sacra Vulgata (neo-Vulgate unfortunately) in his possession in which an apocryphal third and fourth book of Maccabees are given, in Latin not Greek, in the appendices. He has yet to peruse them at any length.

IX ante Kalendas Novembris

Thursday, 24 October, 2013
St. Raphael, Archangel; Double, White

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

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Archangelorum & Hymn Christe, Sanctorum from the Proper, 3 nocturnes: antiphons (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 8, 10, 14, 18, 23, 33, 95, 96, & 102; lessons and responds from the Proper, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Missus est, etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter and Hymn Placare, Christe from the Proper, Versicle from the Proper, Benedictus Antiphon Ego sum Raphael as in the Proper, Collect from the Proper, No Commemorations or Suffrages.

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

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

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Missus est etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 137; Chapter & Hymn Christe, Sanctorum from the Proper, Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon Princeps gloriosissime and Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the following Ss. Chrysanthus & Daria, Martyrs (Antiphon Istorum est enim, Versicle Laetamini, 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 changes to red for Ss. Chrysanthus & Daria, Simple, the following day.

P.S. Many apologies for the CTO not being updated for 10 days.
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Saturday, October 12, 2013

III ante Idus Octobris, MMXIII

Sunday, 13 October, 2013
21st. Sunday after Pentecost; Semidouble, Green
3rd. Sunday of October
In England: St. Edward, King & Confessor; Double Major

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

At Mattins, Invitatory Adoremus Dominum & hymn Primo die 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 October), 3rd. nocturne - lessons and responds from the Proper for the 21st. 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 Aeterne rerum Conditor, and Versicle from the Psalter, Benedictus Antiphon Dixit autem 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, 2nd.orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, 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. Callistus, Pope & Martyr; Semidouble, from the Chapter onward. Chapter, Hymn Deus tuorum militum, and Versicle from the Common of One Martyr, Magnificat antiphon Iste Sanctus from the Common, and Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the preceding Sunday (Antiphon Serve nequam, 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.



Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Ordo down for a few days

The CTO has been down for a few days again due to a plethora of other commitments of this author. Here is the abridged version for this week:

Sunday - 20th. after Pentecost (Second of October); Semidouble, Green. Vespers of the following feast w/ comm. of Sunday.

Monday - Most Holy Rosary of the B.V.M.; Double Major, White.

Tuesday - Feria; Simple, Green. Vespers of the following feast.

Wednesday - Ss. Dionysius, Rusticus, & Eleutherius, Martyrs; Semidouble, Red.

Thursday - Feria; Simple, Green.

Friday - Feria; Simple, Green. Vespers of the following day.

Saturday - Our Lady on Saturday; Simple, White. Vespers of the following Sunday.

Friday, October 4, 2013

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Saturday, 5 October, 2013
Saturday of the B.V.M.; Simple, White
Commemoration of Ss. Placid & Companions, Martyrs

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 I October), 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, Commemoration of Ss. Placid et al. (Antiphon Vestri capilli, Versicle Exsultabunt, Collect from the Proper), 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, Commemoration of Ss. Placid et al., 3rd. orations of All Saints, 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 20th. Sunday after Pentecost the following day; Semidouble.

At Vespers, Saturday Antiphons w/ Pss. 143-147 from the Psalter; Chapter, Hymn O lux beata Trinitas & Versicle from the Psalter, Magnificat Antiphon Refulsit sol from the Proper (Saturday before the second Sunday of October), Collect of the Sunday, 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.

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Friday, 4 October, 2013
St. Francis of Assisi, Priest & Confessor; Double, White

Office: Festal Office from the Common of Confessors not Bishops 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, 2nd. nocturne - lessons from the Proper w/ responds from the Common, 3rd. nocturne - lessons and responds from the Common of Abbots (2nd. place), 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, No Credo, 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, Commemorations of the following Saturday of Our Lady (Antiphon Beata, Versicle Diffusa, and Collect from the Common) and Ss. Placid & Companions, Martyrs (Antiphon Istorum, Versicle Laetamini, Collect from the Proper), No Suffrages.

At Compline, Te Lucis sung in Our Lady's melody with the Doxology of the Incarnation by reason of her commemoration at Vespers, No Preces, Salve Regina sung kneeling and in the Simple Tone.

After Compline, the liturgical color remains white for Our Lady's Office on Saturday, Simple, the following day.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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Thursday, 3 October, 2013
St. Therese of Lisieux, Virgin; Simple, White
(In France and particular congregations: Double)

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

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Virginum & Hymn Virginis Proles from the Common, 1 nocturn: Pss. 68-79; lessons 1 & 2 (=2&3 combined) and responds from the occurring Scripture (Thursday, Week I October), 3rd. lesson of the feast from the Proper, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons w/ Pss. 50, 89, 62 & 66, Canticle of Moses (Exodus), 148-150, Chapter, Hymn Jesu, corona Virginum & Versicle from the Common, Benedictus Antiphon Simile est 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 O quam pulchra 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 St. Francis of Assisi; Double.

At Vespers, Antiphons Domine quinque (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 Similabo from the Common, 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.



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Wednesday, 2 October, 2013
Holy Guardian Angels; Double, White

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

At Mattins, Invitatory Regem Angelorum & Hymn Custodes from the Proper, 3 nocturnes: antiphons (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 8, 10, 14, 18, 23, 33, 95, 96, & 102; lessons and responds from the Proper, Te Deum.

At Lauds, Antiphons Angelis suis, etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 92, 99, 62 & 66, Benedicite, and 148-150, Chapter and Hymn Aeterne Rector from the Proper, Versicle from the Proper, Benedictus Antiphon Reversus est as in the Proper, Collect from the Proper, No Commemorations or Suffrages.

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

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

At 2nd. Vespers, Antiphons Angelis suis, etc. (doubled) from the Proper w/ Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112, & 137; Chapter & Hymn Custodes from the Proper, Versicle from the Proper, Magnificat Antiphon Sancti Angeli and Collect from the Proper, Commemoration of the following St. Therese of Lisieux, Virgin (Antiphon Veni, Sponsa Christi, Versicle Specie tua, 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. Therese of Lisieux, Simple, the following day.
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