Friday, September 26, 2014

Ordo - Heb. I Octobris, MMXIV

Hebdomada: Week I of October, XVI after Pentecost

Sunday, 28 September - XVI Sunday after Pentecost, Semiduplex, Green. Dominical Office per Annum; "Winter" hymns for Sunday Mattins & Lauds starting today. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Prime, Pss. 53, 117, 118.1, 118.2 & Quicumque, Dominical Preces. At Mass, Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, Credo, Preface of the Holy Trinity. Vespers of the following day (change to white), Comm. of the Sunday, no Suffrages. At Compline, Te lucis sung in the solemn melody, no Preces.

Monday, 29 September - Dedication of S. Michael the Archangel, Duplex I Classis, White. Proper Festal Office; solemn melodies for the hymns at the Hours. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, no Suffrages. At Prime, no Preces. At Mass, Gloria, no Comms., Credo, Common Preface. II Vespers of the feast, Comm. of the following, no Suffrages, At Compline, no Preces.

Tuesday, 30 September - S. Jerome, CD, Duplex, White. Office from the Common of Non-Bishop Confessors or Doctors and the Proper; ordinary melodies for the hymns at the Hours. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, no Suffrages. At Prime, no Preces. At Mass, Gloria, no Comms., Credo, Common Preface. II Vespers of the feast, Comm. of the following, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

Wednesday, 1 October - S. Remigius, BC, Simplex, White. Office from the Common of Bishop Confessors and the Psalter; ferial melodies for the hymns at the Hours through None. At Mattins, lessons 1 and 2 (=2&3 combined) from the occurring Scripture, lesson 3 of the feast, Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass, Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface. Vespers of the following day, no Suffrages. At Compline, ordinary melody for the Te lucis, no Preces.

Thursday, 2 October - Holy Guardian Angels, Duplex Majus, White. Proper Festal Office; ordinary melodies for the hymns at the Hours.  At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, no Suffrages. At Prime, no Preces. At Mass, Gloria, no Comms., Credo, Common Preface. II Vespers of the feast, Comm. of the following, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

Friday, 3 October - S. Therese of Lisieux, V, Simplex, White. Office from the Common of Virgins and the Psalter; ferial melodies for the hymns at the Hours through None. At Mattins, lessons 1 and 2 (=2&3 combined) from the occurring Scripture, lesson 3 of the feast, Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass, Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface. Vespers of the following day, no Suffrages. At Compline, ordinary melody for the Te lucis, no Preces.

Saturday, 4 October - S. Francis of Assisi, C, Duplex, White. Office from the Common of Non-Bishop Confessors and the Proper; ordinary melodies for the hymns at the Hours. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, no Suffrages. At Prime, no Preces. At Mass, Gloria, no Comms., no Credo, Common Preface. II Vespers of the feast, Comm. of the following XVII Sunday after Pentecost, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

It's a very Duplexed week after a strong ferial run, yet both green Sundays at either end narrowly escape and are only affected by a loss of one Vespers each.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ordo - Heb. IV Septembris, MMXIV

Hebdomada: Week IV of September, XV after Pentecost

Sunday, 21 September - S. Matthew, AE, Duplex II Classis, Red. Comm. XV Sunday after Pentecost. Office from the Common of Apostles/Evangelists and the Proper. At Mattins, lesson IX of the Sunday, Te Deum. At Lauds, Comm. of the Sunday, no Suffrages. At Prime, no Preces. At Mass, Gloria, Comm. of the Sunday, Credo, Preface of the Apostles, Proper Last Gospel of the Sunday. II Vespers of the feast w/ Comms. of the following day and the Sunday, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

Monday, 22 September - Ss. Maurice & Companions, MM, Simplex, Red. Office from the Common of Several Martyrs and the Psalter. At Mattins, lessons 1 and 2 (=2&3 combined) are taken from the Incipit of Judith transferred from Sunday, lesson 3 of the feast, Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass, Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface. Vespers of the following day, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Compline, Preces.

Tuesday, 23 September - S. Linus, PM, Semiduplex, Red. Office from the Common of One Martyr and the Proper. At Lauds, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Prime, Dominical Preces, At Mass, Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface. II Vespers of the feast, Comm. of the following day, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Compline, Preces.

Wednesday, 24 September - S. Pio of Pietrelcina, C, Simplex, White. Office from the Common of Non-Bishop Confessors and the Psalter. At Mattins, lessons 1 and 2 (=2&3 combined) from the occurring Scripture, lesson 3 of the feast, Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass, Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All 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.

* See note below concerning the occurring Scripture for the next three days.

Thursday, 25 September - Feria, Green. Ferial Office per Annum. At Mattins, no Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass (after Sext and of the preceding Sunday), no Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface, Benedicamus Domino. Vespers of the following day (change to red), Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Compline, Preces.

Friday, 26 September** - Ss, Cyprian & Justina, MM, Simplex, Red. Office from the Common of Several Martyrs and the Psalter. At Mattins, lessons 1 and 2 (=2&3 combined) from the occurring Scripture, lesson 3 of the feast, Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass, Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface. Vespers of the following day, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Compline, Preces.

Saturday, 27 September - Ss. Cosmas & Damian, MM, Semiduplex, Red. Office from the Common of Several Martyrs and the Proper. At Lauds, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Prime, Dominical Preces, At Mass, Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface. Vespers = antiphons and psalms of the feast, from the Chapter onward (change to green) of the following XVI Sunday after Pentecost (I of October), Comm. of the preceding, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Compline, Preces.

* The fifth Sunday and week of September have no place in the kalendar this year. The occurring Scripture for the last three days of the fourth week (i.e. Thursday-Saturday) of September omits the remaining lessons from Judith, and is rendered this year as follows:
Thursday - lessons and responds for the fifth Sunday of September (Incipit of Esther)
Friday - lessons and responds for the Monday in the fifth week
Saturday - lessons and responds for the Tuesday in the fifth week

** In the USA and Canada, North American Martyrs, Duplex II Classis, Red w/ Comm. of Ss. Cyprian & Justina, MM. In the diocese of Albany, NY, Duplex I Classis. For these places, the occurring Scripture for the next day, Saturday, is then taken from the Monday in the fifth week of September, the Tuesday's readings also being omitted this year.




Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ordo - Heb. III Septembris MMXIV

Hebdomada: Week III of September

Sunday, 14 September - Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Duplex Majus, Red. Comm. XIV Sunday after Pentecost. Proper Festal Office; the hymns at the Hours take the proper doxology of the Incarnation sung in the melody of the BVM ratione Octavae. At Mattins, lesson IX of the Sunday, Te Deum. At Lauds, Comm. of the Sunday, no Suffrages. At Prime, no Preces. At Mass, Gloria, Comm. of the Sunday, Credo, Preface of the Holy Cross, Proper Last Gospel of the Sunday. II Vespers of the feast w/ Comms. of the following Octave Day, the Sunday, and S. Nicomedes, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

Monday, 15 September - Octave Day of the Nativity of the BVM, Duplex, White. Comm. S. Nicomedes, M. Office and Mass as on the feast except for the lessons at Mattins. At Mattins, the lessons of the first nocturne are taken from the Incipit of Tobias transferred from Sunday. Comm. S. Nicomedes at Lauds and Mass. II Vespers of the Octave Day w/ Comm. of the following day, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

Unless otherwise stated, the hymns now revert to the Per Annum doxologies and melodies, Ordinary on Sundays and feasts of nine lessons, Ferial on Feriae and Simplex feasts.

Tuesday, 16 September - Ss. Cornelius, P, and Cyprian, B, MM, Semiduplex, Red. Office from the Common of Several Martyrs and the Proper. At Lauds, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Prime, Dominical Preces, At Mass, Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface. II Vespers of the feast, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Compline, Preces.

Wednesday, 17 September* - Ember Wednesday in September, Simplex, Violet. Ferial Office per Annum; kneeling day through Compline. At Mattins, proper Gospel and homily, no Te Deum. At Lauds, Ferial Preces, Proper Collect, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At the Hours, Ferial Preces. Mass (Proper after None), additional lesson after the Kyrie, no Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface, Benedicamus Domino. Vespers of the feria, Ferial Preces, Collect of the preceding Sunday, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Compline, Preces.

Thursday, 18 September - Feria, Green. Ferial Office per Annum. At Mattins, no Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass (after Sext and of the preceding Sunday), no Gloria,  2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface, Benedicamus Domino. Vespers of the feria, Comm. of the following Ss. Januarius & Companions, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Compline, no Preces.

Friday, 19 September** - Ember Friday in September, Simplex, Violet. Comm. Ss. Januarius, B, and Companions, MM. Ferial Office per Annum; kneeling day through Compline. At Mattins, proper Gospel and homily, no Te Deum. At Lauds, Ferial Preces, Proper Collect, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At the Hours, Ferial Preces. Mass (Proper after None), no Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface, Benedicamus Domino. Vespers of the feria, Ferial Preces, Collect of the preceding Sunday, Comm. of the following Ss. Eustace & Companions, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Compline, Preces.

Saturday, 20 September*** - Ember Saturday in September, Simplex, Violet. Comm.  Ss. Eustace and Companions, MM. Ferial Office per Annum; kneeling day through None/Mass. At Mattins, proper Gospel and homily, no Te Deum. At Lauds, Ferial Preces, Proper Collect, Comm. Ss. Eustace et al., Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At the Hours, Ferial Preces. Mass (Proper after None), five lessons after Kyrie, no Gloria, Comm. Ss. Eustace et al., 3rd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, no Credo, Common Preface, Benedicamus Domino, Proper Last Gospel of the Vigil. Vespers of the following day (change to red), Comm. of the XV Sunday after Pentecost (IV of September) only, no Suffrages. At Compline, Te lucis sung in the solemn melody, no Preces.

As a reminder, the CTO has kept the middle of September sparse for the sake of allowing the September Ember Days to be observed in full. This became completely impossible by the eve of Divino Afflatu because every day between 15 September and 24 September, the exact range on which these Ember Days may fall, had a festal observance of Semiduplex or Duplex rank. Despite restoring a better balance to the Temporale, this particualr Embertide problem was not rectified post-1911 wherein the same feasts carried over with the same ranks as before; it took the 1960 novelty of raising Ember Days to "Second Class" to allow these Ember Days pride of place again after a few centuries of perpetual commemorations. In our opinion, these Ember Days are the ones par excellence, the ones most attuned to the seasonal change, both in literal proximity to  the equinox and in the themes of the harvest/Old Law feasts once observed at this time of the year. Hence, we have kept the Stigmata of S. Francis as a particular feast only and reduced the ranks of Ss. Januarius & Eustace to Simplex on the universal kalendar.


* In the Franciscan Order, the Impression of the Stigmata on S. Francis, Duplex, White w/ Comm. of the Ember Day at Lauds, Mass (orations and Proper Last Gospel), and Vespers.

** In Campania and the Archdiocese of NY, Ss. Januarius & Companions, MM, Duplex w/ Comm. of the Ember Day at Lauds, Mass (orations and Proper Last Gospel), and Vespers. 


*** Because the common Vigil of S. Matthew falls on an Ember Day this year, the Vigil is neither observed nor commemorated this year per the rubrics - De Vigiliis, 2: "Si autem in Vigilia occurrat Festum solemne alicujus loci, vel ex solemnioribus infra annum...nihil tunc prorsus, nec commemoratio fit de Vigilia, excepta Vigilia EpiphaniƦ. Idem servetur quando aliqua, Vigilia venerit in Adventu, Quadragesima et Quatuor Temporibus, nulla enim in his Feriis de Vigilia fit commemoratio."

Friday, September 5, 2014

Ordo - Heb. II Septembris, MMXIV

Hebdomada: Week II of September

For the entirety of the Octave of the Nativity of the BVM, unless otherwise stated, all hymns of iambic meter take the proper doxology of the Incarnation (Gloria tibi, Domine, qui natus es de Virgine, etc.) sung in the melody of the BVM. This is effective from Vespers on 7 September through Compline on 15 September inclusive. Likewise, the Suffrages at Vespers and Lauds and the Preces at Prime and Compline are omitted during the same period.

Sunday, 7 September - XIII Sunday after Pentecost, Semiduplex, Green. Dominical Office per Annum. Ordinary melody for the hymns through None. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Prime, Pss. 53, 117, 118.1, 118.2, & Quicumque, Dominical Preces. At Mass, Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, Credo, Preface of the Trinity. Vespers of the following day (change to white), Comm. of the Sunday, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

Monday, 8 September - Nativity of the BVM, Duplex II Classis w/ Octave, White. Comm. S. Hadrian, M. Office from the Common of the BVM and the Proper. At Mattins, 9th. lesson of S. Hadrian, Te Deum. At Lauds, Comm. S. Hadrian. At Mass, Gloria, Comm. S. Hadrian (at Low Masses only), Credo, Preface of the BVM (Et in Nativitate). II Vespers of the feast, Comm. of the following.

Tuesday, 9 September* - Within the Octave, Semiduplex, White. Comm. S. Gorgonius, M. Office and Mass as on the feast except for the lessons at Mattins. Comm. S. Gorgonius at Lauds and Mass. II Vespers of the current.

Wednesday, 10 September - Within the Octave, Semiduplex, White. Office and Mass as on the feast except for the lessons at Mattins. II Vespers of the current, Comm. of the following.

Thursday, 11 September - Within the Octave, Semiduplex, White. Comm. Ss. Protus & Hyacinth, MM. Office and Mass as on the feast except for the lessons at Mattins. Comm. Martyrs at Lauds and Mass. Vespers of the following day, Comm. of the Octave.

Friday, 12 September - Holy Name of Mary, Duplex Majus, White. Comm. of the Octave, Office from the Common of the BVM and the Proper. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, Comm. of the Octave. At Mass, Gloria, Comm. of the Octave, Credo, Preface of the BVM (Et in Nativitate). II Vespers of the feast, Comm. of the following day within the Octave.

Saturday, 13 September - Within the Octave, Semiduplex, White. Office and Mass as on the feast except for the lessons at Mattins. Vespers of the following day (change to red), Comms. of the Octave and the XIV Sunday after Pentecost (3rd. Sunday of September).

* In the USA, S. Peter Claver, C, Duplex w/ Comms. of the Octave & S. Gorgonius.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Ordo - Heb. I Septembris, MMXIV

Hebdomada: Week I of September

Unless otherwise noted, the hymns at the Hours retain the Per Annum doxologies and are sung in the Ordinary melodies (on Sundays and feasts of nine lessons) or the Ferial melodies (on Feriae and Simplex feasts).

Sunday, 31 August - XII Sunday after Pentecost, Semiduplex, Green. Dominical Office per Annum. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Prime, Pss. 53, 117, 118.1, 118.2, & Quicumque, Dominical Preces. At Mass, Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, Credo, Preface of the Trinity. II Vespers of the Sunday, Comms. of the following, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Compline, Preces.

Monday, 1 September - S. Giles, C, Simplex, White. Comm. Twelve Holy Brothers, MM. Office from the Common of Non-Bishop Confessors and the Psalter. At Mattins, lessons 1 & 2 (=2&3 combined) from the occurring Scripture, 3rd. lesson of the feast, Te Deum. At Lauds, Comm. Martyrs, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass, Gloria, Comm. Martyrs, 3rd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, no Credo, Common Preface. Vespers of the following day, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Compline, Preces.

Tuesday, 2 September - S. Stephen of Hungary, KC, Simplex, White. Office from the Common of Non-Bishop Confessors and the Psalter. At Mattins, lessons 1 & 2 (=2&3 combined) from the occurring Scripture, 3rd. lesson of the feast, Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass, Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface. Vespers of the following day, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

Wednesday, 3 September - S. Pius X, PC, Duplex*, White. Office from the Common of Bishop-Confessors  and the Proper. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, no Suffrages. At Prime, no Preces. At Mass, Gloria, no Comms., no Credo, Common Preface. II Vespers of the feast, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

Thursday, 4 September - Feria, Green. Ferial Office per Annum. At Mattins, no Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass (of the preceding Sunday), no Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface, Benedicamus Domino. Vespers of the Feria, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Compline, Preces.

Thursday, 5 September - Feria, Green. Ferial Office per Annum. At Mattins, no Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass (of the preceding Sunday), no Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, no Credo, Common Preface, Benedicamus Domino. Vespers of the following day, Suffrages of S. Joseph, etc. From now until None tomorrow inclusive, the hymns at the Hours take the proper doxology of the Incarnation sung in the melody of the B.V.M. At Compline, Preces.

Saturday, 6 September - Saturday of the B.V.M., Simplex, White. Office from the Common (and the Psalter for Mattins). At Mattins, lessons 1 & 2 (=2&3 combined) from the occurring Scripture, lesson 3 from the Common for the month of September, Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of S. Joseph, etc. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass, from the Common, 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 (change to green) of the following XIII Sunday after Pentecost (2nd. Sunday of September), Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Compline, Preces.

* For lay-members free to pray the Traditional Roman Breviary and who choose to affiliate with the FSSPX, S. Pius X is observed as a Duplex I Classis w/ Octave (primary patron).