Thursday, November 28, 2013

December 2013 Ordo

Ordo recitandi pro mense Decembris A.D. MMXIII secundum ritum Tridentinum restauratum et renovatum

Notes for Advent:
The Sunday and Ferial Office is always commemorated at Vespers and Lauds when said Offices are impeded by a festal Office. Likewise, the Sunday and Feria is always commemorated at Mass on feasts. The antiphons given for the Magnificat and Benedictus are proper each day.

During Advent, the Suffrages of the Cross, Our Lady, the Saints, and for Peace are always omitted. These will not return to the Office until after the Epiphany Octave on the first day not of double rite.

At Mattins on Sundays, the antiphons, used with the normal Sunday psalms, are proper for the season. On Feriae, the antiphons are taken from the psalter as usual. On Feriae, the antiphons at the Hours are taken from the preceding Sunday's Lauds antiphons.

At Prime, the verse in the Short Respond is Qui venturus es in mundum on all days during the season except on the Immaculate Conception and during its Octave and on any other day for which a proper verse may be given.

Unless otherwise stated, the hymns at the Hours are sung in the tone given for Advent; the doxology remains the ordinary one per annum.

At Masses of the season, the Gloria is omitted. On Sundays, Credo and Preface of the Holy Trinity (or of Advent ad libitum). On Feriae, the Mass is of the preceding Sunday, unless otherwise noted, without the Alleluia verse and the Credo and with the Common Preface (or of Advent ad libitum). In festal Masses, the Gloria is sung.

1. 1st. Sunday of Advent, Semidouble Sunday of the First Class, Violet. At Mattins, Invitatory Regem venturum from now til Gaudete Sunday exclusive. At Lauds and the Hours and again at II Vespers, antiphons proper for the Sunday. At Prime, Quicumque and Dominical Preces. At Mass, second orations of Our Lady during Advent. II Vespers of the Sunday with comm. of the following day's commemorated saint. At Compline, Preces.

2. Feria, Simple, Violet. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of St. Bibiana, Virgin & Martyr. Ferial Preces at Lauds, Prime and the Hours. Vespers of the Feria, Ferial Preces, w/ comm. of the following day's commemorated saint. At Compline, Preces.

3. Feria, Simple, Violet. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of St. Francis Xavier, Priest & Confessor. Ferial Preces at Lauds, Prime and the Hours. Vespers of the following day w/ comm. of the Feria and St. Barbara. At Compline, Preces.

4. St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop, Confessor, & Doctor, Semidouble, White. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of the Feria and St. Barbara, Virgin & Marytr. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass, Credo. II Vespers of the feast w/ comms. of the Feria and the following day's commemorated saint. At Compline, Preces.

5. Feria, Simple, Violet. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of St. Sabbas, Abbot and Confessor. Ferial Preces at Lauds, Prime, and the Hours. Vespers of the following day w/ comm. of the Feria.

6. St. Nicholas, Bishop & Confessor, Double, White. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of the Feria. II Vespers of the feast, but from the chapter onward of the following day w/ comm. of the preceding and the Feria.

7. St. Ambrose, Bishop, Confessor, & Doctor, White. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of the Feria. At Mass, Credo. Vespers of the following day w/ comm. only of the Sunday's first Vespers. From now until None of 14 December, the hymns are sung in Our Lady's melody with the proper doxology of the Incarnation.

8. Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M., Double I Class. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of the 2nd. Sunday of Advent. At Prime, verse Qui natus es de Maria Virgine today and during the Octave.At Mass, Credo and throughout the Octave, Preface of the B.V.M. Et te in Conceptione Immaculata, II Vespers of the feast w/ comm. of the Sunday.

9. Within the Octave, Semidouble, White. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of the Feria. Vespers of the Octave w/ comm. of the Feria and the following day's commemorated saint.

10. Within the Octave, Semidouble, White. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of the Feria and St. Melchiades, Pope & Martyr. Vespers of the following day w/ comms. of the Octave and the Feria.

11. St. Damasus, Pope & Confessor, Semidouble, White. At Lauds and Mass, comms. of the Octave and the Feria. II Vespers of the feast w/ comms. of the following day within the Octave and the Feria.

12. Within the Octave, Semidouble, White. (In Mexico and the USA, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Double Major). At Lauds and Mass, comm. of the Feria. Vespers of the following day w/ comms. of the Octave and the Feria.

13. St. Lucy, Virgin & Martyr, Double, Red. At Lauds and Mass, comms. of the Octave and the Feria. II Vespers of the feast w/ comms. of the following day within the Octave and the Feria.

14. Within the Octave, Semidouble, White. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of the Feria. I Vespers of Sunday w/ comm. of the following Octave Day. For the Sunday Office, the hymns are sung in the Advent tone w/ the regular doxology.

15. 3rd. (Gaudete) Sunday of Advent, Semidouble of the Second Class, Violet or Rose. At Mattins, Invitatory Prope est jam Dominus henceforth til 23 December inclusive. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of the Octave Day of the Immaculate Conception. At Prime, Quicumque and verse Qui venturus but no Preces because of the Octave Day. II Vespers of the Sunday w/ comm. of the Octave Day and the following day's commemorated saint. At Compline, no Preces.

16. Feria, Simple, Violet. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of St. Eusebius, Bishop & Martyr. At Lauds, Prime, and the Hours, Ferial Preces. Vespers of the Feria, Ferial Preces. At Compline, Preces.

17. Greater Advent Feria, Simple, Violet. At Lauds, proper antiphons (Tuesday before Christmas Eve) w/ ferial psalms, Ferial Preces. At Prime and the Hours, antiphons from Lauds and Ferial Preces.  At Vespers, antiphons and psalms as in Psalter, Great Antiphon O Sapientia, Ferial Preces. At Compline, Preces.

18. Ember Wednesday in Advent, Simple, Violet. At Lauds, proper antiphons (Wednesday before Christmas Eve) w/ ferial psalms, Ferial Preces, Collect proper. At Prime and the Hours, antiphons from Lauds and Ferial Preces. Mass is Proper for the day. At Vespers, antiphons and psalms as in Psalter, Great Antiphon O Adonai, Ferial Preces, Collect of the preceding Sunday. At Compline, Preces.

19.  Greater Advent Feria, Simple, Violet. At Lauds, proper antiphons (Thursday before Christmas Eve) w/ ferial psalms, Ferial Preces. At Prime and the Hours, antiphons from Lauds and Ferial Preces.  At Vespers, antiphons and psalms as in Psalter, Great Antiphon O Radix Jesse, Ferial Preces. At Compline, Preces.

20. Ember Friday in Advent, Simple, Violet. At Lauds, proper antiphons (Friday before Christmas Eve) w/ ferial psalms, Ferial Preces, Collect proper. At Prime and the Hours, antiphons from Lauds and Ferial Preces. Mass is Proper for the day. A second Mass of the Vigil of St. Thomas may be offered outside the conventual Mass. Vespers of the following day w/ comm. of the Feria = O Clavis David and Collect of the preceding Sunday.

21. St. Thomas, Apostle & Martyr, Double II Class, Red. At Lauds, comm. of the Feria w/ proper Benedictus Antiphon Ne timeas for 21 December, At Mass, comm. of the Feria (Ember Saturday), Credo, Preface of the Apostles, Proper Last Gospel of the Ember Saturday Mass. II Vespers of the feast w/ comm. of the following Sunday w/ Great Antiphon O Oriens.

22. 4th. Sunday of Advent, Semidouble of the Second Class, Violet. At Prime, Quicumque and Dominical Preces. At Mass, Credo. II Vespers of the Sunday w/ Great Antiphon O Rex Gentium. At Compline, Preces. (In the USA, I Vespers of the transferred feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini w/ comm. of the Sunday).

23. Greater Advent Feria, Simple, Violet. At Lauds, proper antiphons (Monday before Christmas Eve) w/ ferial psalms, Ferial Preces, proper Benedictus Antiphon Ecce completa for 23 December. At Prime and the Hours, antiphons from Lauds and Ferial Preces.  At Vespers, antiphons and psalms as in Psalter, Great Antiphon Emmanuel, Ferial Preces. At Compline, Preces. (In the USA, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin [transferred from 22 December] w/ comm. of the Feria).

24. Vigil of the Nativity of Our Lord, Privileged Vigil of the First Class, Violet. At Mattins, Simple, antiphons and psalms of the Feria. At Lauds and the Hours, Double, antiphons proper w/ the festal psalms, No Preces. At Prime, proper incipit to the Martyrology announcing the birth of Our Lord. At Mass, the Alleluia verse is omitted, No Credo, Common (or Advent) Preface. Vespers of the following day, no commemorations. From now until None on 5 January, the hymns at the Hours are sung in the proper melody of Christmas with the doxology of the Incarnation. Mattins, separated from Lauds, of Christmas is sung in choir before the Mass at Midnight.

25. Nativity of Our Lord, Double I Class w/ Octave, White. Mattins before Midnight Mass. Mass at Midnight, Gloria & Credo, Preface and Communicantes of the Nativity from now and throughout the Octave followed by Lauds. Prime followed by the Mass at Dawn w/ comm. of St. Anastasia, Virgin & Martyr. Terce followed by Mass of the Day w/ Proper Last Gospel taken from the Epiphany. II Vespers of the feast w/ comm. of the following day.

26. St. Stephen, Deacon & Protomartyr, Double II Class w/ Octave, Red. At Lauds and Mass, comm. of Octave of Christmas. At Mass, Credo, Preface & Communicantes of the Nativity. II Vespers of the feast (antiphons and psalms of the Nativity) w/ comms. of the following day and the Octave.

27. St. John, Apostle & Evangelist, Double II Class w/ Octave, White. At Lauds and Mass, comms. of Octaves of Christmas and St. Stephen. At Mass, Credo, Preface of the Apostles, Communicantes of the Nativity. II Vespers of the feast (antiphons and psalms of the Nativity) w/ comms. of the following day and the Octaves.

28. Holy Innocents, Martyrs, Double II Class w/ Octave, Violet. At Mattins, no Te Deum. At Lauds and Mass, comms. of the Octaves of Christmas, St. Stephen, and St. John. At Mass, no Gloria, Tract in place of Alleluia verse, Credo, Preface & Communicantes of the Nativity. II Vespers of the feast (antiphons and psalms of the Nativity) w/ comms. of the following Sunday, St. Thomas Becket, and the Octaves.

29. Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity, Semidouble, White. At Lauds and Mass, comms. of St. Thomas Becket, Bishop & Martyr and the four Octaves. At Mass, Credo, Preface & Communicantes of the Nativity. II Vespers of the Sunday (antiphons and psalms of the Nativity) w/ comms. of St. Thomas Becket and the four Octaves.(In England, St. Thomas Becket, Double I Class w/ comms. of the Sunday and the Octaves).

30. Within the Octave of the Nativity, Semidouble, White. At Lauds and  Mass, comms. of the three Octaves. At Mass, propers as given for 30 December, Credo, Preface & Communicantes of the Nativity. Vespers of the following day (antiphons and psalms of the Nativity) w/ comms. of the four Octaves.

31. St. Sylvester, Pope & Confessor, Semidouble, White. At Lauds and Mass, comms. of the four Octaves. At Mass, Credo, Preface & Communicantes of the Nativity. Vespers of the following day w/ comm. of St. Sylvester only.











3 comments:

  1. Three (actually four, if you count the third Mass of Christmas day) proper last Gospels this month! I remember Christmas day 2009 was the first time I ever saw one and was slightly confused.

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  2. My 1888 Breviary told me to celebrate Saint Thomas of Canterbury on Monday, which makes sense since a semidouble feast is displaced by a Sunday. Or did you choose to rank down Saint Thomas?

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  3. Protasius, we chose to lower the rank of Ss. Thomas of Canterbury and Sylvester I from Double to Semidouble so as to allow the observance of the Sunday Office on Sunday on three possible days within the Octave instead of only on 30 December. Under the rubrics adopted, we chose also to follow Leo XIII's amendment (from 1888 or thereabouts) which removed the privilege of transferring from Semidouble feasts. Hence, yesterday the Office was of Sunday with a commemoration of St. Thomas rather than St. Thomas being transferred to today, Monday. Monday remains the sixth day within the Octave.

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