Tuesday, 17 December 2013
Greater Feria of Advent; Simple, Violet
Office: Ferial Office of Advent. Hymns at the Hours are sung in the Advent melody with the regular doxologies. Today is a kneeling day, that is, at all Preces and Collects in the Office and likewise at Mass for the Collect(s), from the Sanctus-Communion, and the Postcommunion(s) all, save the officiant/celebrant, kneel.
At Mattins: Invitatory Prope est jam Dominus, Hymn Verbum supernum, 1 nocturne = antiphons and psalms from the Psalter for Tuesday, proper Versicle for Advent, 3 lessons and responds from the occurring Scripture (Tuesday, Week III Advent), No Te Deum.
At Lauds: Antiphons Rorate caeli, etc. from the Proper for the Tuesday before Christmas Eve w/ psalms from the Psalter for Tuesday, Chapter, Hymn Vox clara ecce intonat, and Versicle as given for Feriae of Advent, Benedictus antiphon Tu Bethlehem from the Proper, Ferial Preces, Collect of the preceding Sunday, No Commemorations or Suffrages.
At Prime: First antiphon from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 24, 118.1, and 118.2; Chapter Pacem, Verse in short respond = Qui venturus es in mundum, Ferial Preces, Short Lesson Miserere for the Advent season.
At the Hours: Respective antiphons from Lauds w/ the respective divisiones of Ps. 118, Chapter, Hymn, and Short Respond from the Ferial Office of Advent, Ferial Preces, Collect of the preceding Sunday.
At Mass (after None, celebrated in violet): Propers from the preceding Sunday, No Gloria, 2nd. orations taken from the seasonal Marian commemorations, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, Alleluia and its verse omitted, No Credo, Common Preface (Advent Preface ad libitum), Benedicamus Domino.
At Vespers: Antiphons and psalms from the Psalter for Tuesday; Chapter, Hymn Conditor alme siderum, and Versicle from the Ferial Office of Advent, Magnificat antiphon = O Sapientia for 17 December, Ferial Preces, Collect of the preceding Sunday, No Commemorations or Suffrages.
At Compline: Preces, Alma Redemptoris Mater sung in the Simple Tone, kneeling.
After Compline, the liturgical color remains violet for the Ember Day following.