Thursday, January 30, 2014

Quaeritur-Anticipated Sunday Office - Update

Saturday, 15 February will feature the Office of the anticipated Sixth Sunday after Epiphany, as said Sunday has no place at the end of the year. Under Divino Afflatu rubrics, the Office (Semidouble of the Sunday) begins with Vespers on Friday and continues through None on Saturday, yielding completely to Septuagesima, without even a commemoration, that same evening. The antiphons and psalmody are taken from the Psalter for Friday and Saturday, respectively; likewise, the capitula and short responsories at the Hours are ferial. However, being of semidouble rite, there are three nocturnes at Mattins which incorporate the nine lessons proper to the Sunday. This is fairly clear as far as Divino Afflatu goes.

However, in researching how the anticipated Sunday Office was done before 1911 to incorporate into the Ordo here, we have not found a clear set of rubrics to clarify the point of the correct psalmody. So, a question is posed now to readers - since the ferial psalms at Mattins are only designed for one nocturne, are the Dominical psalms prayed instead at Mattins to satisfy the semidouble rite of the Office that day? And likewise, will Lauds and the Hours be completely Dominical or do they incorporate ferial psalmody (at Lauds) and capitula and the like? In short, how is the anticipated Sunday Office arranged according to the Tridentine rubrics?

Update - 2 February:

We found the answer! The problem is that the rubric is buried (and easy to miss in the very small print of our 1854 Breviarium) in the same place (part 4 below) as the rubric governing the allocation of "leftover" Sundays after Epiphany rather than being stated in a separate rubric In the rubrics, section De Dominica, part 4 and continuing into part 5, we find (our emphasis):
 "... ponitur in præcedenti Sabbato, quod non sit impeditum Festo novem Lcctionum; alioquin in alia precedenti die similiter non impedita, in qua fiat Officium de Feria, cum commemoratione Festi Simplicis, si occurrat; et in ea legantur tres Lectiones de Homilia Dominicae, omissis Lectionibus Scriptura illius Ferie: et in Laudibus dicatur Antiphona ad Benedictus, et Oratio de Dominica...
5. Cum vero interdum contingat, ut Dominica tertia, vel quarta, vel quinta, velsexta post Epiphaniam supersit, nec possit poni etiam post xxiii. a Pentecoste,tunc de ea fit Officium in Sabbato ante Dominicam Septuagesime, ut dictum est supra, numero præcedenti."
Therefore, the Office of said anticipated Sunday after Epiphany is of the Feria (i.e. Mattins and Lauds of Saturday) but with the lessons of the third nocturne of the Sunday read in place of the occurring Scripture and the proper Benedictus antiphon and Collect of the Sunday at Lauds. We presume that there is no Te Deum, though not specified here, because the Office is ferial; hence, the responds, unlike the lessons, would be those of the Feria. We also presume that this Office lacks Vespers (and Compline); hence, the Friday evening preceding it would simply be a purely ferial Office (antiphons from the Psalter, Collect of the preceding Sunday) or a festal Office as the case may be.





Monday, January 27, 2014

Ordo-Purificatio B.M.V.-Heb. IV post Epiphaniam

Ordo Recitandi pro Hebdomada Quarta post Epiphaniam MMXIV
secundum usum Tridentinum Restauratum et Renovatum

Occurring Scripture at Mattins: Week IV after Epiphany, Philippians, Colossians, I & II Thessalonians


2 Feb. Purification of the B.V.M.; Double II Class, White. Comm. IV Sunday after Epiphany. Office from the Proper and the Common of the B.V.M. Proper doxology of the Incarnation sung in Our Lady's melody for the hymns at the Hours. At Mattins, Invitatory proper; hymn, antiphons, and psalms from the Common, lessons and responds proper, 9th. lesson of the Sunday (=lessons 7-9 combined), Te Deum. At Lauds, antiphons proper, Comm. of the Sunday, no Suffrages. At Prime, verse in the short respond = Qui natus es, no Preces, short lesson from the Proper. After Terce, the ministers vested in violet bless and distribute candles which is followed by a Procession as noted in the Missal. The Mass follows the procession for which the ministers change into white vestments. At Mass, Gloria, Comm. of the Sunday,  Preface of the Nativity, Proper Last Gospel of the Sunday. 2nd. Vespers of the feast, antiphons proper with psalms from the Common, Comm. of the Sunday only, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces, from tonight until Compline of Spy Wednesday inclusive, the seasonal Marian antiphon = Ave Regina Caelorum. After Compline, the color changes to red for the next day.


3. St. Blaise, Bishop & Martyr; Simple, Red. Office from the Psalter and the Common of One Martyr.. At Mattins, 1 nocturne: antiphons and psalms of Monday from the Psalter, Verse from the Common, first and second (=2&3 combined) lessons w/ responds from the occurring Scripture (today the lessons from the Sunday for the Incipit of Philippians are read), 3rd. lesson of the feast, Te Deum. At Lauds, antiphons and psalms of Monday from the Psalter, rest from the Common, Suffrages. At Prime, Ps. 23 added, Dominical Preces, short lesson from the Common. At Mass, Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface. Vespers of the Feria (change to green), Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Compline, Preces.

4.  Feria, Simple, Green. Ferial Office per Annum. At Mattins, lessons for Tuesday-Incipit of Colossians, no Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Prime, Ps. 25 added, Dominical Preces, short lesson from the Psalter. At Mass (of the IV Sunday after Epiphany), no Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface, Benedicamus Domino. Vespers of the following day (change to red, antiphons and psalms from the Proper), no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

5.. St. Agatha, Virgin & Martyr; Double, Red. Office from the Proper and Common of Virgins. At Mattins, antiphons, psalms, lessons, and responds from the Proper, Te Deum. At Lauds, proper antiphons, no Suffrages. At Prime, no Preces, short lesson from the Proper. At Mass, Gloria, no Credo, Common Preface. 2nd. Vespers of the feast, Comms. of the following day's two saints, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces. Color changes to white after Compline.

6. St. Titus, Simple, White. Comm. of St. Dorothy, Virgin & Martyr. Office from the Psalter and the Common of Bishop Confessors. At Mattins, 1 nocturne: antiphons and psalms of Thursday from the Psalter, Verse from the Common, first and second (=2&3 combined) lessons w/ responds from the occurring Scripture, 3rd. lesson of the feast, Te Deum. At Lauds, antiphons and psalms of Thursday from the Psalter, rest from the Common, Comm. of St. Dorothy, Suffrages. At Prime, Ps. 22 added, Dominical Preces, short lesson from the Common. At Mass, Gloria, Comm. of St. Dorothy, 3rd. orations of Our Lady/Saints, no Credo, Common Preface. Vespers of the Feria (change to green), Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Compline, Preces.

7. Feria, Simple, Green. Ferial Office per Annum. At Mattins, no Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Prime, Ps. 21 added, Dominical Preces, short lesson from the Psalter. At Mass (of the preceding Sunday), no Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface, Benedicamus Domino. Vespers of the following day (change to white, antiphons and psalms of Friday), Suffrages of St. Joseph, etc.. From now until None tomorrow, proper doxology of the Incarnation sung in Our Lady's melody at the hymns of the Hours. At Compline, Preces.

8. Saturday Office of the B.V.M., Simple, White. At Mattins, 1 nocturne: antiphons and psalms of Saturday from the Psalter, Verse, Absolution, and Blessings from the Common, first and second (=2&3 combined) lessons from the occurring Scripture w/ responds from the Common, 3rd. lesson for the month of February from the Common, Te Deum. At Lauds, antiphons and psalms of Saturday from the Psalter, rest from the Common, Suffrages of St. Joseph, etc. At Prime, verse in the short respond = Qui natus es, Dominical Preces, short lesson from the Common. At Mass, Gloria, 2nd. orations of All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Preface of the B.V.M. (Et te in veneratione). Vespers of the following V Sunday after Epiphany (change to green) with Comms. of St. Cyril of Alexandria and St. Apollonia, Suffrages. At Compline,  Preces.

Notes:

1. The CTO adds one feast beyond the 1568/1570 Kalendar, namely, St. Titus on 6 Feb (as a simple to parallel the Tridentine simple feast of St. Timothy on 24 Jan.).

2. The CTO does not accept the post-Tridentine additions of St. Andrew Corsini (4 Feb), St. Romuald (7 Feb.) and St. John of Matha (8 Feb.), all because they lack universal cult.

3. The CTO raises St. Agatha to a double feast whilst it was a semidouble in 1570. We do so to have her feast match the same dignity of the other prominent Virgin-Martyrs, namely, Ss. Agnes, Lucy, and Cecilia, especially considering the proper antiphons given.

Overall, the CTO, like the original TO, ushers in a growing ferial cycle following Candlemas. The newer Kalendars of recent centuries seemed to want to extend the festal spirit of the Christmas cycle beyond Candlemas with two more weeks of mostly double feasts only to shift abruptly to a barren, ferial cycle, which may or may not correspond with the onset of Septuagesima. The CTO aims to restore a more gradual shift from festal to ferial prominence in the month of February.





Monday, January 20, 2014

Ordo - Heb. III post Epiphaniam MMXIV

Ordo Recitandi pro Hebdomada Tertia post Epiphaniam MMXIV
secundum usum Tridentinum Restauratum et Renovatum

Occurring Scripture at Mattins: Week III after Epiphany, Galatians and Ephesians

26. Third Sunday after Epiphany; Semidouble, Green. Comm. of St. Polycarp, Bishop & Martyr. Dominical Office per Annum. At Mattins, 9th. lesson of St. Polycarp, Te Deum. At Lauds, Comm. of St. Polycarp, Suffrages. At Prime, Quicumque, Dominical Preces, short lesson from the Psalter. At Mass, Gloria, Comm. of St. Polycarp, 3rd. orations of Our Lady/Saints, Preface of the Most Holy Trinity. Vespers (change to white) of the following day with Comm. of the Sunday, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

27. St. John  Chrysostom, Bishop, Confessor, & Doctor; Double, White. Office from the Common of Bishop Confessors and Doctors. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, no Comms. or Suffrages. At Prime, no Preces, short lesson from the Common. At Mass, Gloria, no Comms., Credo, Common Preface. 2nd. Vespers of the feast with Comm. of the following, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

28. St. Agnes (Second Time, "Octave Day"), Virgin & Martyr; Simple, Red. Office from the Proper and Common of Virgins. At Mattins, 1 nocturne: antiphons and psalms of Tuesday from the Psalter, Verse from the Common,  first and second (=2&3 combined) lessons w/ responds from the occurring Scripture, 3rd. lesson of the feast, Te Deum. At Lauds, antiphons and psalms of Tuesday from the Psalter, rest from the Common or Proper, Suffrages. At Prime, Ps. 24 added, Dominical Preces, short lesson from the Common. At Mass, Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface. Vespers of the following day (change to white), Suffrages. At Compline, Preces.

29. St. Francis de Sales, Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor; Semidouble, White. Office from the Common of Bishop Confessors and Doctors. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages. At Prime, Dominical Preces, short lesson from the Common. At Mass, Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, Credo, Common Preface. 2nd. Vespers of the feast, Suffrages. At Compline, Preces. Color changes to green after Compline.

30. Feria, Simple, Green. Ferial Office per Annum. At Mattins, no Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages. At Prime, Ps. 22 added, Dominical Preces, short lesson from the Psalter. At Mass (of the preceding Sunday), no Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface, Benedicamus Domino. Vespers of the following day (change to white, antiphons and psalms of Thursday), Suffrages. At Compline, Preces.

31. St. John Bosco, Simple, White. Office from the Psalter and the Common of non-Bishop Confessors. At Mattins, 1 nocturne: antiphons and psalms of Friday from the Psalter, Verse from the Common, first and second (=2&3 combined) lessons w/ responds from the occurring Scripture, 3rd. lesson of the feast, Te Deum. At Lauds, antiphons and psalms of Friday from the Psalter, rest from the Common, Suffrages. At Prime, Ps. 21 added, Dominical Preces, short lesson from the Common. At Mass, Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface. Vespers of the following day (change to red), Suffrages. At Compline, Preces.

1. Feb.. St. Ignatius of Antioch; Semidouble, Red. Office from the Common of One Martyr. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages. At Prime, Dominical Preces, short lesson from the Common. At Mass, Gloria,  2nd. orations of Our Lady/Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface. Vespers of the following day with Comms. of the preceding and the following Sunday  (IV after Epiphany), no Suffrages. From now until Compline tomorrow night, proper doxology of the Incarnation sung in Our Lady's melody at hymns of iambic meter. At Compline, no Preces.

Notes:

1. The CTO adds two feasts beyond the 1568/1570 Kalendar, namely, St. Francis de Sales on 29 Jan (as a semidouble because he is a doctor of the church) and St. John Bosco on 31 Jan (as a simple because he has some universal cult).

2. The CTO does not accept the post-Tridentine additions of St. Peter Nolasco (28 Jan) and St. Martina (30 Jan), both because they lack universal cult.

3. The CTO keeps St. Polycarp and St. Ignatius of Antioch as Simple and Semidouble, respectively, as in 1570. Both were raised to Double rank in the post-Tridentine era.

Ordo - Heb. II post Epiphaniam MMXIV

Ordo Recitandi pro Hebdomada Secunda post Epiphaniam MMXIV
secundum usum Tridentinum Restauratum et Renovatum

Occurring Scripture at Mattins: Week II after Epiphany, II Corinthians

19. Second Sunday after Epiphany; Semidouble, Green. Comms. of Ss. Marius, Martha, Audifax and Abachum, and St. Canute, Martyrs. Dominical Office per Annum. At Mattins, 9th. lesson of Ss. Marius, etc., Te Deum. At Lauds, Comms. St. Marius, etc. and St. Canute, Suffrages. At Prime, Quicumque, Dominical Preces, short lesson from the Psalter. At Mass, Gloria, Comms. of Ss. Marius, etc. and St. Canute, Credo, Preface of the Most Holy Trinity. Vespers (change to red) of the following day with Comm. of the Sunday, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

20. Ss. Fabian, Pope, & Sebastian, Martyrs; Double, Red. Office from the Common Several Martyrs. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, no Comms. or Suffrages. At Prime, no Preces, short lesson from the Common. At Mass, Gloria, no Comms., no Credo, Common Preface. At Vespers, from the Chapter onward, of the following (still in red) with Comm. of the preceding, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

21. St. Agnes, Virgin & Martyr; Double, Red. Office from the Proper and Common of Virgins. At Mattins, proper antiphons and lessons, Te Deum. At Lauds, proper antiphons, no Comms.or Suffrages. At Prime, no Preces, short lesson from the Common. At Mass, Gloria, no Comms., no Credo, Common Preface. 2nd. Vespers of the feast, proper antiphons, Comm. of the following, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces. Color remains red for the following day.

22. Ss. Vincent & Anastasius, Martyrs; Semidouble, Red. Office from the Common of Several Martyrs. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages. At Prime, Dominical Preces, short lesson from the Common. At Mass, Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface. 2nd. Vespers of the feast with Comm. of the following, Suffrages. At Compline, Preces. Color remains red for the following day.

23. St. Emerentiana, Virgin & Martyr; Simple, Red. Office from Psalter and the Common of Virgins. At Mattins, 1 nocturne: antiphons and psalms of Thursday from the Psalter, Verse from the Common, first and second (=2&3 combined) lessons w/ responds from the occurring Scripture, 3rd. lesson of the feast, Te Deum. At Lauds, antiphons and psalms of Thursday from the Psalter, rest from the Common, Suffrages. At Prime, Ps. 22 added, Dominical Preces, short lesson from the Common. At Mass, Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface. Vespers of the following day (still in red, antiphons and psalms of Thursday), Suffrages. At Compline, Preces.

24. St. Timothy, Bishop & Martyr; Simple, Red. Office from the Psalter and the Common of One Martyr. At Mattins, 1 nocturne: antiphons and psalms of Friday from the Psalter, Verse from the Common, first and second (=2&3 combined) lessons w/ responds from the occurring Scripture, 3rd. lesson of the feast, Te Deum. At Lauds, antiphons and psalms of Friday from the Psalter, rest from the Common, Suffrages. At Prime, Ps. 21 added, Dominical Preces, short lesson from the Common. At Mass, Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface. Vespers of the following day (change to white), no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

25. Conversion of St. Paul, Apostle; Double Major, White. Office from the Proper. At Mattins, proper antiphons w/ psalms from the Common of Apostles, lessons and responds proper, Te Deum. At Lauds, proper antiphons, Comm. of St. Peter, no Suffrages. At Prime, no Preces, short lesson from the Proper. At Mass, Gloria, Credo, Preface of the Apostles. 2nd. Vespers of the feast with Comms. of St. Peter, the following Sunday (III after Epiphany), and St. Polycarp, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces. Color changes to green after Compline.

Notes:

1. For the second consecutive week, the CTO follows exactly the Kalendar in place in 1568/1570 save for using Gregorian dates. Later revisions had raised the rank of St. Timothy to Double, which seems sensible. However, since St. Pius V decided to rank St. Timothy as a Simple, we decided to keep it that way in order to keep the number of Doubles in check as it is already quite a festal week at the beginning and end.

2. The CTO does not accept the post-Tridentine addition of St. Raymond Nonnatus, Confessor, on 23 January, by reason of local cult status.

3. For the first time since  Christmas Eve Mattins, nearly a month, psalms from the Psalter will return to the Office on Sunday, Thursday, and Friday this week, at least in part.

4. To reiterate a previous decision, the CTO adopts the practice of commemorating Simple and Semidouble feasts on Sundays per Annum by way of the 9th. lesson at Mattins in addition to the antiphon, verse, and collect at Vespers and Lauds. Semidouble feasts are not transferred, but commemorated, if impeded by a Sunday in accordance with Pope Leo XIII's revisions.



Monday, January 13, 2014

Sunday within the Octave of the Epiphany

This post may be a bit redundant to some of the notes made in the entry for the Epiphany Octave, but it bears a little more reflection, that is, the status of the Mass and Office of the Sunday within the Epiphany Octave. The long and short of the discussion is an effective loss of a beautiful Mass and Office, integral to the Octave, vs. a necessary pro tempore feast to combat anti-natural societal trends.

In 1962ville, at which where my family assists at Mass, yesterday we celebrated the feast of the Holy Family. Knowing that this feast has been permanently fixed only since 1921 to the aforesaid Sunday, first as a Double Major and then as II class in 1960, I decided to do a quick comparison of breviaries and a 1952 Missale on hand to gain a better understanding of how this Sunday played out before and after the Quintodecimal Benedictine Kalendar. It is especially jolting this year, being that the Sunday fell on 12 January, how the Sunday has fared.
Source: The Tridentine Rite blog by Rubricarius

Pre-1921
The Pian changes of 1911-1913 did not result in much change to the Office of the Sunday, the only changes being the reduction of the Lauds' psalms. Therefore, it is mostly correct to consider the Sunday Office in 1920 as being the same as the Tridentine version. Like the other days within the Octave, the Office is of semidouble rite and identical to the Epiphany with the exception of the Invitatory and hymn and proper lessons at Mattins and proper Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, respectively. At Mattins, in the first nocturne, the lessons from I Corinthians begin this day. Like any non-Per Annum Sunday Office, there are also proper capitula and a Collect to distinguish it from the feast itself. The Mass In excelso is entirely proper inclusive of the Gospel passage from St. Luke about the 12 year old Jesus in the temple. This year, this Sunday would have been celebrated integrally from first Vespers on Saturday through None on Sunday and then yielded to the first Vespers of the Octave Day following.

Additionally on a related note, the Tridentine Office gives proper daily antiphons for the Benedictus and Magnificat the six weekdays within the Epiphany Octave. These days are simply labeled as Days Two, Three, etc. to Six, not specified as 7 January, 8 January, etc. At first this baffled me - wouldn't Day Two always be 7 January and so on? Apparently not. The feriae of the Octave are given for just that reason -  as Feriae - which assumes that one of the days between 7 and 12 January will occur on Sunday, and hence the Sunday Office will apply, unless the Octave Day itself is Sunday. Because all six feriae were exhausted this year on Tuesday-Saturday, the Benedictus antiphon commemorated at Lauds yesterday for the Office of the Octave was simply that of the Epiphany itself (i.e. Hodie in Jordane) - not just because we ran out of proper ferial antiphons, but because that would ALWAYS be the case on the Sunday to commemorate the Octave. If Sunday happened to be 11 January (as it will next year), then the sixth feria is Monday, 12 January, the Sunday and the commemorations contained therein being unaffected. Herein was an initial clue into realizing the extent to which the integrity of the Octave would be compromised. More on this below.

Post-1921
Suddenly, an Octave of privilege (more clearly defined in 1911) admitted the celebration of a feast of Double Major rank always and perpetually celebrated on and over the Sunday within the Octave of the Epiphany. As a result, the following happened to the Sunday, and this would hold mostly only with slight modifications following the 1955 and 1960 axes.
1. The integral Office of the Sunday is perpetually suppressed and has no place in the Kalendar. Hence, the proper lessons in the second and third nocturnes at Mattins and the capitula at the Hours disappear.

2. The Incipit of I Corinthians from the first Nocturne is either anticipated on the Saturday preceding if it be 12 January or transferred to the next day, Monday. Only when the Octave Day occurs on Sunday would the Incipit remain on Sunday. This would later be botched further in 1956 when the Octave Day disappears entirely when it falls on Sunday yielding always to the Holy Family.

3. The aforesaid ferial propers are fixed to exact dates (i.e. 7-12 January) irrespective of Sunday. Hence, in any given year one of these feriae is reduced to a commemoration (or eliminated in 1956 and later). To fill in the potential void, a newly composed Benedictus antiphon is placed for 12 January.

4. When the Sunday occurs between 7 and 11 January, it survives in two ways: In the Office, as a commemoration at both Vespers and at Lauds. In the Mass, as a commemoration without Proper Last Gospel because the two Gospels are the same. The integral Mass of the Sunday, furthermore, is said on the first free feria between the Sunday and the Octave Day.

5. But when the Octave Day is Sunday, the integral Mass of the Sunday is relegated to Saturday, 19 January, the only day free (i.e. of Simple rank) left that week.

Now, after searching my 1952 Missale, there was no rubric given for what happens to the Sunday Mass when the Sunday falls on 12 January as it did this year. There are no days between the Sunday and the Octave Day and there are no days of Simple rank left in the week. In 1962ville, Saturday is a Feria, but its being Saturday relegates it to the Saturday Office of Our Lady. It would appear from all my searching that when a year such as this happens, that all versions of the Roman Missal from 1921 through 1962 omit the integral Mass of the Sunday!

Conclusion
The CTO has already settled the question by restoring the Sunday in full and allowing, by indult, a Mass or two, votivally, for the Holy Family. But in the reality of the TLM venues and with a strong emphasis on the family, one would be extremely hard pressed to argue nowadays for the suppression or even a reduction to the feast of the Holy Family. Novus Ordo Land tried to deal with this problem but ended up just taking its vengeance out on another Sunday (within the Octave of Christmas). Same problem, different Sunday. If we were to restore the Leonine arrangement (i.e. 3rd. Sunday after Epiphany), it could be argued that it wouldn't always be the case that the Third Sunday after Epiphany would be displaced, but one of the -gesima Sundays (which would be even worse to consider!).

Discuss.



Saturday, January 11, 2014

Ordo - Heb. I post Epiphaniam

Ordo Recitandi pro Hebdomada Prima post Epiphaniam MMXIV
pro diebus post Octavam Epiphaniae
secundum usum Tridentinum Restauratum et Renovatum

Occurring Scripture at Mattins: Week I after Epiphany w/ responds noted for after the Octave.

14. St. Hilary of Poitiers, Bishop, Confessor, & Doctor; Semidouble, White. Comm. of St. Felix, Priest & Martyr. Office from the Commons of Confessor Bishops and Doctors. Today, from Mattins, the Per Annum doxologies and melodies return to all hymns unless otherwise stated. At Mattins, 9th. lesson of St. Felix, Te Deum. At Lauds, Comm. of St. Felix, Suffrages of Our Lady, St. Joseph, Ss. Peter & Paul, (Patron), and for Peace. At Prime, verse Qui sedes today and henceforth unless otherwise noted, Dominical Preces, short lesson from the Common. At Mass, Gloria and Credo, Comm. of St. Felix and 3rd. orations of Our Lady/Saints according to the season, Common Preface. At Vespers, from the Chapter onward of the following, still in white, with Comms. of the preceding and of St. Maurus, Suffrages. At Compline, Preces.

15. St. Paul the first Hermit, Confessor; Semidouble, White. Comm. of St. Maurus, Abbott. Office from the Common of Confessors not Bishops. At Mattins, 9th. lesson of St. Maurus, Te Deum. At Lauds, Comm. of St. Maurus, Suffrages. At Prime, Dominical Preces, short lesson from the Common. At Mass, Gloria, Comm. of St. Maurus and 3rd. orations of Our Lady/Saints, No Credo, Common Preface. At Vespers, from the Chapter onward (change to red) of the following with Comm. of the preceding, Suffrages. At Compline, Preces.

16. St. Marcellus, Pope & Martyr; Semidouble, Red. Office from the Common of One Martyr. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages. At Prime, Dominical Preces, short lesson from the Common. At Mass, Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. at the choice of celebrant, No Credo, Common Preface. Vespers of the following day, in white, with Comm. of the preceding, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

17. St. Anthony of the Desert, Confessor; Double, White. Office from the Common of Confessors not Bishops. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, no Suffrages. At Prime, no Preces, short lesson from the Common. At Mass, Gloria, no Comms., no Credo, Common Preface. Vespers of the following day (still in white) with Comms. of St. Paul, the preceding, and of St. Prisca, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

18. Chair of St. Peter in Rome, Double Major, White. Comm. of St. Prisca, Virgin & Martyr. Office Proper and taken from the Common of Confessor Bishops. At Mattins, lessons and responds from the Proper at all nocturnes, 9th. lesson of St. Prisca, Te Deum. At Lauds, Comms. of St. Paul and St. Prisca, No Suffrages. At Prime, no Preces, short lesson from the Proper. At Mass, Gloria, Comms. of St. Paul and St. Prisca, Credo, Preface of the Apostles. 2nd. Vespers of the feast with Comms. of St. Paul, the following Sunday (II after Epiphany), Ss. Marius, Martha, Audifax and Abachum, and St. Canute. At Compline, no Preces. Color changes to green after Compline.

Notes:

1. The CTO this week follows exactly the Kalendar in place in 1568/1570 save for using Gregorian dates. Later revisions had raised the rank of two of this week's semidouble feasts to double, so the CTO had no work to do here as semidoubles abounded in the original Tridentine Kalendar.