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.

6 comments:

  1. It is not according to Tridentine usage to say the ferial psalms at Lauds on a Simple feast. The Rubricae generales say explicitly that the dominical psalms are used for Lauds on _all_ feasts and on ferias in Paschal time (Rubr. gen. XXII 2) . The ferial psalms should only be used in a simple office at vespers and matins (Rubr. gen. III 3 et 4).

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  2. Protasius, you are correct that that is the Tridentine usage. However, when this blog and Ordo were initiated back in June 2013, we stated some founding principles for the CTO, which by the way continues to be a work in progress. One of our main principles, in fact, the primary principle of this project, is to accord the Roman Psalter pride of place, to allow for its fullest usage possible. To this end, we adopt a policy of keeping the Sanctorale-Temporale ratio in line with St. Pius V's reordering; more especially, we limit drastically the addition of any new feast with the rank of Double to conserve the prominence of semidouble Sunday Offices throughout the year.

    But also to this end, we have deliberately deviated from the Tridentine usage by extending the Mattins' practice of ferial psalmody for Simple feasts to "ferialize" Lauds and the Hours for the rest of the simple festal Office. In this way, the six proper psalms for weekday Lauds and the five ferial Prime psalms, which still do not get enough exposure even in 1568, get more exposure and ensure a greater possibility of praying all 150 psalms in any week devoid of semidouble and double feasts. Again, we have deliberately chosen to deviate from pure Tridentine usage in order to propose a sensible and organic reform which restores the ancient psalter to more prominence.

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  3. So properly Lauds of a simple feast should have the festal psalms? With antiphons from the common, I suppose?

    I'm approaching this similarly to Mr Rotondi, albeit with some slight variations in terms of the sanctoral. The overarching principle, however, is to allow the ferial psalter to get as much exposure as possible, or at least balance it with the cultus of the saints (which I have no desire to downplay entirely either). It is a challenge.

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    1. Yes, before 1911, a Simple feast would take the festal psalms with the antiphons from the Common at Lauds and allocated likewise for the Hours. The ferial psalmody would have been assigned only to Vespers the previous evening (unless impeded by a greater Office) and Mattins. Prime would have retained the Pss. 53, 118.1, 118.2 arrangement with the Chapter "Regi...".

      So, while clearing the Kalendar from the encroachment of Double feasts ensures, more or less, the prominence of the Dominical Office per Annum, the ferial psalter is still considerably curtailed by the many Simple feasts in any given week. Therefore, we deviated from the original rubrics concerning Simple feasts in order to given the ferial psalter prominence, to allow for the possibility of all 150 psalms to be prayed in more weeks throughout the year besides some weeks of Advent and Lent. The blueprint of ferial psalmody/Chapter, etc from the Common is already there from the original Vespers and Mattins' arrangements.

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  4. I must confess that the ferial Lauds on Simplices and your hybrid Assumption octave are the only changes I have not observed in the CTO. Lauds just does not have enough variability from day to day to make a break with the pre-1911 practice worth it to me.

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    1. But it's not just Lauds to consider, but also Prime. Between these two Offices, two psalms a day (or 11 for the whole week) are skipped under the old Simplex rules. And of those 11 psalms, perhaps only two have a regular appearance in festal offices - i.e. Pss. 5 and 23, and then Ps. 91 migrates to Mattins on Saturday; otherwise, the other eight can disappear for long periods at a time. I say keep a 150-potentiality, not 139.

      I will concede, however, that Ps. 50 and some of the Canticles (especially Saturday!) of ferial Lauds are problematic in the context of a feast. Perhaps the 1911 invention of separate schemae for ferial Lauds bears more consideration here?

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