Idibus Aprilis MMXIV
Violet, Semidouble-I Class
At First Vespers, late Saturday morning - Antiphons & psalms from the Psalter for Saturdays; Chapter proper for the Sunday; Hymn Vexilla Regis and Versicle Eripe for Passiontide (Kneel for the verse O Crux); Magnificat antiphon Pater juste; Collect of the Sunday; Comm. of St. Hermegild, Martyr; no Suffrages.The noon Angelus is recited standing.
At Compline (in the evening) - Te lucis sung in the special melody given for Passiontide; the Gloria Patri is omitted in the Short Respond; Preces sung standing; Ave Regina Caelorum sung standing in the Solemn Tone.
At Mattins (late Saturday evening/early Sunday morning) - Invitatory Hodie si vocem audieritis without Gloria Patri at the end of Ps. 94; Hymn Pange lingua for Passiontide; 3 nocturnes: Antiphons and psalms from the Psalter for Sundays with Versicles proper for the Passiontide, lessons and responds from the Proper, no Te Deum.
At Lauds - Antiphons from the Proper for Sunday with Pss. 50, 117, 62-66, Benedicite, and 148-149-150; Chapter proper for the Sunday; Hymn Lustra sex and Versicle Eripe me for Passiontide; Benedictus antiphon Turba multa; Collect proper; Comm. of St. Hermegild, no Suffrages.
At Prime - Jam lucis sung in the special melody for Passiontide; Antiphon from the Proper with Pss. 53, 92, 118.1, 118.2, and Quicumque; the Gloria Patri is omitted in the Short Respond; Dominical Preces; Short Lesson Faciem for the season.
At the Hours - Hymns sung in the special melody for Passiontide; Antiphons from the Proper with the respective divisiones of Ps. 118; Capitula from the Proper, Short Responds for Passiontide; Collect of the Sunday.
After Terce, the Asperges me is sung w/out Gloria Patri which is then followed by the Missa Sicca for the blessing and distribution of the palms. The Procession follows and ends with the singing of the Gloria Laus and the knocking on the door with the staff of the processional Cross by the Subdeacon. The Mass proper then follows. Ps. 42 omitted in the Prayers at the Foot of the Altar; no Gloria, no Comms. or extra orations at Mass, Passion of St. Matthew sung by three deacons and followed by the chanting of the Gospel in the beautiful special melody by the Deacon of the Mass, Credo, Preface of the Holy Cross, Benedicamus Domino. At other Masses not preceded by the Missa Sicca, Proper Last Gospel taken from the Missa Sicca.
At Second Vespers (in the evening) - Antiphons and psalms from the Psalter for Sundays; Chapter proper for the Sunday; Hymn Vexilla Regis and Versicle Eripe for Passiontide (Kneel for the verse O Crux); Magnificat antiphon Scriptum est enim; Collect of the Sunday; Comms. of the following Ss. Tiburtius & Valerian, Martyrs and of the preceding St. Hermenegild. The Double feast of St. Justin (fixed to 14 April) is transferred to 29 April, the first free day after the Paschal Octave.
At Compline - Te lucis sung in the special melody given for Passiontide; the Gloria Patri is omitted in the Short Respond; Preces sung standing; Ave Regina Caelorum sung standing in the Solemn Tone.
The first three weekdays Majoris Hebdomadae are privileged major Feriae. No feast may be celebrated herein. Feasts of Simple and Semidouble rank are commemorated whilst occurring on these days, while feasts of Double rite are transferred to after the Paschal Octave. As such St. Justin on 14 April will be observed on 29 April, the first free day available. 28 April is accorded to St. Mark, whose feast is also transferred this year.