Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Ordo - Heb. I Adventus, MMXIV

Hebdomada: Week I of Advent

Notes for Advent:
1. Unless otherwise stated, all hymns retain the Per Annum doxologies but are sung in the Advent melodies. 
2. The Suffrages at Vespers and Lauds are omitted during the entirety of Advent and from Christmas through the Octave of the Epiphany inclusive.
3. The Feriae of Advent are major, not privileged. Hence, they supersede all Simplex feasts and are commemorated at Vespers, Lauds, and Mass on all festal days of nine lessons without exception during the season. The ferial office and Mass are penitential; hence penitential kneeling rules apply.
4. Vespers are still sung daily at their normal hour; this is not Lent.

Sunday, 30 November - First Sunday of Advent, Semiduplex, Violet. Privileged Sunday of the first class. Dominical Office of Advent. At Mattins, proper antiphons w/ the Sunday psalms and seasonal versicles for all three nocturnes, no Te Deum. At Lauds, antiphons proper w/ the Sunday psalms, no Comms. At Prime, first antiphon from Lauds w/ Pss. 53, 117, 118.1, 118.2, and Quicumque, Dominical Preces. At the Hours, allocated antiphons from Lauds, Chapters proper. At Mass (after Terce), no Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady (for Advent), 3rd. orations Against the Enemies of the Church or Pro Papa, Credo, Preface of the Trinity (or Gallican Advent Preface ad libitum), Benedicamus Domino. Vespers of the following day (change to red), Comm. of the Sunday. At Compline, no Preces.

Monday, 1 December - S. Andrew, A, Duplex II Classis, Red (transferred from 30 November), Comm. of the Feria. Office from the Common of Apostles and the Proper. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, Comm. of the Feria. At Prime, no Preces. At Mass (after Terce), Gloria, Comm. of the Feria, Credo, Preface of the Apostles. II Vespers of the feast, Comms. of the following and the Feria. At Compline, no Preces.

Tuesday, 2 December - Advent Feria, Simplex, Violet. Comm. S. Bibiana, VM. Kneeling Day through Compline inclusive. Ferial Office of Advent. At Mattins, no Te Deum. At Lauds, Ferial Preces, Comm. S. Bibiana. At Prime and the Hours, Ferial Preces. At Mass (after None, of the preceding Sunday), no Gloria, Comm. S. Bibiana, 3rd. orations of Our Lady (for Advent), Alleluia and verse are omitted, no Credo, Common Preface (or Gallican Advent Preface ad libitum), Benedicamus Domino. Vespers of the Feria, Ferial Preces, Comm. of the following. At Compline, Preces.

Wednesday, 3 December - Advent Feria, Simplex, Violet. Comm. S. Francis Xavier, C. Kneeling Day through None/Mass inclusive. Ferial Office of Advent. At Mattins, no Te Deum. At Lauds, Ferial Preces, Comm. S. Francis Xavier. At Prime and the Hours, Ferial Preces. At Mass (after None, of the preceding Sunday), no Gloria, Comm. S. Francis Xavier, 3rd. orations of Our Lady (for Advent), Alleluia and verse are omitted, no Credo, Common Preface (or Gallican Advent Preface ad libitum), Benedicamus Domino. Vespers of the following day (change to white), Comms. of the Feria and the following S. Barbara. At Compline, Preces.

Thursday, 4 November - S. Peter Chrysologus, BCD, Semiduplex, White. Comms. of the Feria and S. Barbara, VM. Office from the Common of Bishop-Confessors or Doctors and the Proper. At Mattins, lesson IX of S. Barbara, Te Deum. At Lauds, Comms. of the Feria and S. Barbara. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass (after Terce), Gloria, Comms. of the Feria and S. Barbara, Credo, Common Preface. II Vespers of the feast, Comms. of the following and the Feria. At Compline, Preces.

Friday, 5 December - Advent Feria, Simplex, Violet. Comm. S. Sabbas, C. Kneeling Day through None/Mass inclusive. Ferial Office of Advent. At Mattins, no Te Deum. At Lauds, Ferial Preces, Comm. S. Sabbas. At Prime and the Hours, Ferial Preces. At Mass (after None, of the preceding Sunday), no Gloria, Comm. S. Sabbas, 3rd. orations of Our Lady (for Advent), Alleluia and verse are omitted, no Credo, Common Preface (or Gallican Advent Preface ad libitum), Benedicamus Domino. Vespers of the following day (change to white), Comm. of the Feria. At Compline, Preces.

Saturday, 6 December* - S. Nicholas, BC, Semiduplex, White. Comm. of the Feria, Office from the Common of Bishop-Confessors and the Proper. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, Comm. of the Feria. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass (after Terce), Gloria, Comm. of the Feria, 3rd. orations of Our Lady (for Advent), no Credo, Common Preface. Vespers of the following Sunday, Comm. of the preceding.** At Compline, Preces.

* The Vigil of the Immaculate Conception is anticipated this year on 6 December. Nothing of the vigil is commemorated in the Office, but only at Mass. Where only one Mass is offered, the Vigil is commemorated first in the Mass of S. Nicholas and then the Feria along with the Proper Last Gospel of the Vigil. Where the Mass of the Vigil may be offered in addition to the Mass of S. Nicholas, there is no Comm. of S. Nicholas and vice-versa in either Mass, and the Last Gospel is In Principio for both Masses.

* The Duplex feast of S. Ambrose is transferred to 9 December this year, the first free day following the privileged Sunday which displaces it.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Ordo - Heb. V Novembris, MMXIV

Hebdomada: Week V of November, XXIV and Last after Pentecost

Unless otherwise stated, all hymns retain the Per Annum doxologies and are sung in the Ordinary tones.

Sunday, 23 November - XXIV & Last Sunday after Pentecost, Semiduplex, Green. Comm. S. Clement I, PM, V. Dominical Office per Annum, At Mattins, lesson IX of S. Clement, Te Deum. At Lauds, Comm. of S. Clement, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Prime, Quicumque, Dominical Preces. At Mass (after Terce), Gloria, Comm. of S. Clement, 3rd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, Credo, Preface of the Trinity. II Vespers of the Sunday, Comms. of the following and S. Clement, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Compline, Preces.

Monday, 24 November - S. John of the Cross, CD, Semiduplex, White. Comm. S. Chrysogonus, M. Office from the Common of Non-Bishop-Confessors and the Proper. At Mattins, lessons IX of S. Chrysogonus, Te Deum. At Lauds, Comm. S. Chrysogunus, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass (after Terce), Gloria, Comm. S. Chryogonus, 3rd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, Credo, Common Preface. Vespers of the following day, Comm. of the preceding, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

Tuesday, 25 November - S. Catherine of Alexandria, VM, Duplex, Red. Office from the Common of Virgins and the Proper. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, no Suffrages. At Prime, no Preces. At Mass (after Terce), Gloria, no Comms., no Credo, Common Preface. II Vespers of the feast, Comm. of the following, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

Wednesday, 26 November - S. Peter of Alexandria, M, Simpex, Red. Office from the Common of One Martyr and the Psalter,  Ferial tone for the Hymns at all Hours. 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 (after Sext), 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.

Thursday, 27 November - Feria, Green. Ferial Office per Annum. Ferial tone for the Hymns at the Hours through Compline inclusive. At Mattins, no Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass (after Sext, of the XXIV Sunday after Pentecost), 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.

Friday, 28 November - Feria, Green. Ferial Office per Annum. Ferial tone for the Hymns at the Hours through Compline inclusive. At Mattins, no Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass (after Sext, of the XXIV Sunday after Pentecost), 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 S. Saturninus, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Compline, Preces.

Saturday, 29 November - Vigil of S. Andrew, Simplex, Violet. Comm. S. Saturninus, M. Ferial Office per Annum. Kneeling Day through None/Mass inclusive. Ferial tone for the Hymns at the Hours through None inclusive. At Mattins, no Te Deum. At Lauds, Ferial Preces, Comm. S. Saturninus, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Prime and the Hours, Ferial Preces. At Mass (after None), no Gloria, Comm. S. Saturninus, 3rd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, no Credo, Common Preface, Benedicamus Domino.

Ecce veniet Dominus et omnes sancti ejus cum eo! Happy New Year! 

Here beginneth the Winter Volume of the Breviary. From henceforth until Compline of 13 January inclusive, the Suffrages are omitted at Vespers and Lauds.

Vespers of the following First Sunday of Advent*: Antiphons Proper (as at Lauds tomorrow)** w/ the psalms of Saturday, Chapter proper, Hymn Conditor alme siderum and Versicle Rorate for Advent, Antiphon Ecce w/ Magnificat, Collect of the Sunday, no Comms, At Compline, Te lucis sung in the proper tone for Advent, Preces (sung standing ratione Dominicae), Marian anthem Alma Redemptoris Mater (solemn melody, standing ratione Dominicae).


* The feast of S. Andrew is transferred to Monday, 1 December.

** The CTO adopts, contrary to the Tridentine Breviary, the 1911 change whereby the antiphons at Vespers on the Saturdays of Advent are the proper antiphons from Lauds and Second Vespers for the respective Sunday.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Ordo - Heb. IV Novembris, MMXIV

Hebdomada: Week IV of November, XXIII after Pentecost

Unless otherwise stated, all hymns retain the Per Annum doxologies and are sung in the Ordinary tones.

Sunday, 16 November - XXIII Sunday after Pentecost, Semiduplex, Green. Comm. S. Gertrude, V. Dominical Office per Annum, At Mattins, lesson IX of S. Gertrude, Te Deum. At Lauds, Comm. of S. Gertrude, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Prime, Quicumque, Dominical Preces. At Mass (after Terce), Gloria, Comm. of S. Gertrude, 3rd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, Credo, Preface of the Trinity. II Vespers of the Sunday, Comm. of the following, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Compline, Preces.

Monday, 17 November - S. Gregory Thaumaturgus, BC, Simplex, White. Office from the Common of Bishop-Confessors and the Psalter. Ferial tone for the Hymns through None inclusive. 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 (after Sext), 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 Comms, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

Tuesday, 18 November - Dedication of the Basilicas of Ss. Peter & Paul, Duplex, White. Office from the Common of a Dedication of a Church and the Proper. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, no Suffrages. At Prime, no Preces. At Mass (after Terce), Gloria, no Comms., Credo, Common Preface (or the Gallican Preface for a Dedication of a Church ad libitum). II Vespers of the feast, Comm. of the following, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

Wednesday, 19 November - S. Pontianus, PM, Simpex, Red. Office from the Common of One Martyr and the Psalter,  Ferial tone for the Hymns at all Hours. 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 (after Sext), 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.

Thursday, 20 November - Feria, Green. Ferial Office per Annum. Ferial tone for the Hymns at the Hours through None inclusive. At Mattins, no Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass (after Sext, of the XXIII Sunday after Pentecost), 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 white), no Comms, no Suffrages. At Compline, Te lucis sung in the melody of the BVM with the proper doxology of the Incarnation, no Preces.

Friday, 21 November - Presentation of the B.V.M., Duplex Majus, White. Office from the Common of the BVM and the Proper. Tone of the BVM with the proper doxology of the Incarnation for the Hymns at all Hours. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, no Suffrages. At Prime, no Preces. At Mass (after Terce), Gloria, no Comms., Credo, Preface of the BVM (Et te in festivitate). II Vespers of the feast, Comm. of the following, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

Saturday, 22 November - S. Cecilia, VM, Duplex, Red. Office from the Common of Virgins and the Proper. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, no Suffrages. At Prime, no Preces. At Mass (after Terce), Gloria, no Comms., no Credo, Common Preface. II Vespers of the feast, Comms. of the following Last Sunday after Pentecost and S. Clement, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Ordo - Heb. III Novembris, MMXIV

Hebdomada: Week III of November, XXII after Pentecost

N.B. The Second Sunday of Novembers and its week are omitted this year. Unless otherwise stated, all hymns retain the Per Annum doxologies and are sung in the Ordinary tones.

Sunday, 9 November - Dedication of the Archbasilica of S. Saviour (S. John Lateran), Duplex Majus, White. Comms. XXII Sunday after Pentecost and S. Theodore, M. Office from the Common of the Dedication of a Church and the Proper. At Mattins, lesson IX of the Sunday, Te Deum. At Lauds, Comms. of the Sunday and S. Theodore, no Suffrages. At Prime, no Preces. At Mass (after Terce), Gloria, Comm. of the Sunday (and of S. Theodore at Low Masses only), Credo, Preface of the Trinity (or the Gallican Preface of the Dedication of a Church ad libitum), Proper Last Gospel of the Sunday. II Vespers of the feast, Comms. of the following and the Sunday. no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

Monday, 10 November - Ss. Trymphonis, Respicius,& Nympha, MM, Simplex, Red. Office from the Common of Several Martyrs and the Psalter. Ferial tone for the Hymns through None inclusive. 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 (after Sext), 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 (change to white), Comm. of the following S. Mennas, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

Tuesday, 11 November - S. Martin of Tours (Martinmas), BC, Duplex, White. Comm. S. Mennas, M. Office from the Common of Bishop Confessors and the Proper. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, Comm. S. Mennas, no Suffrages. At Prime, no Preces. At Mass (after Terce), Gloria, Comm. S. Mennas, no Credo, Common Preface. II Vespers of the feast, no Suffrages. At Compline, no Preces.

Here beginneth the unofficial Advent Fast.

Wednesday, 12 November - S. Martin I, PM, Semiduplex, Red. Office from the Common of One Martyr and the Proper,  At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. 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, no Preces.

Thursday, 13 November - Feria, Green. Ferial Office per Annum. Ferial tone for the Hymns at all Hours. At Mattins, no Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass (after Sext, of the XXII Sunday after Pentecost), 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.

Friday, 14 November - Feria, Green. Ferial Office per Annum. Ferial tone for the Hymns through None inclusive. At Mattins, no Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of the Cross, etc. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass (after Sext, of the XXII Sunday after Pentecost), 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 white), Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Compline, Preces. 

Saturday, 15 November - S. Albert the Great, BCD, Semiduplex, White. Office from the Common of Bishop Confessors and the Proper. At Mattins, Te Deum. At Lauds, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Prime, Dominical Preces. At Mass (after Terce), Gloria, 2nd. orations of Our Lady/All Saints, 3rd. orations at the choice of the Celebrant, Credo, Common Preface. Vespers (antiphons and psalms of the feast; from the Chapter onward-change to green) of the following XXIII Sunday after Pentecost, Comms. of the preceding and of the following S. Gertrude, Suffrages of Our Lady, etc. At Compline, Preces.