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."

1 comment:

  1. The vigil of St Matthew is omitted in the Office, but is still commemorated at Mass (proper Last Gospel and all). Got to love the depth of the old rite during this period.

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