Monday, February 10, 2014

Heb. Septuagesimae

Ordo Recitandi pro Hebdomada Septuagesimae MMXIV
secundum usum Tridentinum Restauratum et Renovatum

Occurring Scripture at Mattins: Genesis

16 Feb. Septuagesima Sunday; Semidouble II Class, Violet. Dominical Office per Annum/Septuagesimatide. At Mattins, 3 nocturnes: Invitatory proper for the season, hymn, antiphons, psalms, and versicles from the Psalter; rest from the Proper, no Te Deum. At Lauds, antiphons from the Proper with Pss. 50, 117, 62-66, Benedicite, 148-149-150; chapter proper, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Prime, antiphon proper with Pss. 53, 92, 99, 118.1, 118.2 and Quicumque, Dominical Preces, short lesson from the Psalter. At the Hours, antiphons proper, proper capitula, short responds from the Psalter. At Mass, No Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, Credo, Preface of the Most Holy Trinity, Benedicamus Domino. 2nd. Vespers of the Sunday (as in the Psalter); Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Compline, Preces. After Compline, the color remains violet for the following day.

17. Feria, Simple, Violet. Ferial Office per Annum. At Mattins, no Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Prime, Ps. 23 added, Dominical Preces, short lesson from the Psalter. At Mass (of the preceding Sunday but omitting the Tract), 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 of the Feria), Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Compline, Preces.

18. St. Simeon, Bishop & Martyr; Simple, Red.  Office from the Psalter and the Common of One Martyr. 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 from the Common with Sunday psalms, rest from the Common, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. 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 Feria (change to violet), Magnificat antiphon from the Proper - Monday (transferred to today) in Septuagesima Week, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Compline, Preces.

19. Feria, Simple, Violet. Ferial Office per Annum. At Mattins, 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 preceding Sunday but omitting the Tract), 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 Feria, Magnificat antiphon from the Proper - Tuesday (transferred to today) in Septuagesima Week, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Compline, Preces.

20. Feria, Simple, Violet. Ferial Office per Annum. At Mattins, no Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Prime, Ps. 22 added, Dominical Preces, short lesson from the Psalter. At Mass (of the preceding Sunday but omitting the Tract), 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 Feria, Magnificat antiphon from the Proper - Wednesday (transferred to today) in Septuagesima Week, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Compline, Preces.

21. Feria, Simple, Violet. 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 but omitting the Tract), 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), no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

22. Chair of St. Peter at Antioch; Double Major, White. Comm. of the (anticipated) Vigil of St. Matthias. Festal Office from the Common of Bishop-Confessors and the Proper. At Mattins, 9th. lesson of the Vigil, Te Deum. At Lauds, Comm. of the Vigil, no Suffrages. At Prime, no Preces, short lesson from the Common. At Mass, Gloria, comm. of the Vigil, Credo, Preface of the Apostles, Ite Missa est, Proper Last Gospel of the Vigil. 2nd. Vespers of the feast with Comm. of the following Sexagesima Sunday, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces. After Compline, the color changes to violet for the Sunday following.

Notes:

1. The CTO adds no new feasts to the 1568/1570 Kalendar this week. The Office this week is exactly how it would have been in 1570.

2. The Vigil of St. Matthias is anticipated on 22 February this year, and hence, commemorated within the festal Office that day.

2. After more consideration of the comments posted here about the ordering of the Simplex Office, we have decided to return to strict Tridentine rubrics governing Lauds and the Hours for these feasts. Ergo, the ferial psalter will apply only to Vespers the night before (unless a higher Office takes precedence) and Mattins. The CTO, by its nature, is keeping the Kalendar "safe" from an overabundance of Semidouble and Double feasts, and the ferial Office, Per Annum or otherwise, has a noticeable and a balanced place allowing for enough possibilities of ferial psalms at Lauds and Prime outside the Christmas/Epiphany and Paschal seasons.We also think it odd to propose Ps. 50 on any feast day; likewise, some of the canticles (especially the one from Deuteronomy on Saturdays) are really ill-suited for anything other than a Feria. We are not prepared to channel an alternative Pius X-like invention of a "festal-weekday" scheme for Lauds as such would do violence to the integrity of the Roman Psalter we are trying to preserve.












2 comments:

  1. Another issue with the Lauds psalter is that it just was not that variable in the original arrangement. You always had one of a few possible canticles, always psalm 50 or 92, and always 148-150. Unlike Mattins and Vespers, Lauds is not designed to integrate large bulks of ferial psalms. The integrity of the office is psalms 148-150. The use of festive psalms in the rest of the psalter, even on simples, is really only ornamentation which gives the feast some character.

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  2. I agree with (3). Far better that than a Lauds 1/2 arrangement. And really it's only Vespers/Matins that bears the burden of the ferial psalter.

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