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.





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