Ordo for March 2017



MARCH 2017

Wednesday 1 March – Ash Wednesday, Class I

Matins: All as throughout the year except for Nocturn II, antiphons of Septuagesima; three readings of the day

Lauds: All as in the psalter for Wednesday throughout the year, except for the collect and Benedictus antiphon, MD 180*

Prime: Antiphon for throughout the year

Terce to None: As for throughout the week and throughout the year, with collect, MD 180*

Vespers: Vespers of Wednesday throughout the year with Magnificat antiphon and collect, MD 180-1*

Thursday 2 March – Thursday after Ash Wednesday, Class III

All as in the psalter for throughout the year, except for three readings and responsories of the day at Matins; canticle antiphons and collect, MD 181-2*

Friday 3 March – Friday after Ash Wednesday, Class III

All as in the psalter for throughout the year, except for the readings, collect and canticle antiphons, MD 182-3*

Saturday 4 March -– Saturday after Ash Wednesday, Class III

All as in the psalter for throughout the year, except for the readings, collect and Benedictus antiphon, MD 183*

I Vespers of the First Sunday of Lent: antiphons and psalms of Saturday, rest from MD 184* ff

Sunday 5 March – First Sunday of Lent, Class I

Matins: Invitatory (Non sit vobis), hymn (Ex more), readings and responsories of the Sunday

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts from MD 186* ff, with psalms of Sunday (Ps 50, 117, 62)

Prime to None: Antiphons etc, MD 188* ff

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; rest from I Vespers, Magnificat antiphon, MD 190* ff                       

Monday 6 March - Monday in the first week of Lent, Class III; SS Perpetua and Felicitas, memorial

Matins: Ordinary of Lent: Invitatory as for throughout the year; hymn of the season (Ex more); chapter verse Is 1:16-18; three readings of the Lent day

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter etc from the Ordinary of Lent, MD 190* ff; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 195*; for the commemoration, MD [74]

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego) as noted in the psalter

Terce to None: Ordinary of Lent as noted in the psalter section; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn from the Ordinary of Lent, MD 193*ff; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 195-6*

Tuesday 7 March – Tuesday in the first week of Lent, Class III; St Thomas Aquinas, memorial

Matins: Ordinary of Lent; three readings

Lauds: Ordinary of Lent, MD 190* ff; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 196*; for the commemoration, MD [75]

Prime to None: Ordinary of Lent

Vespers: Ordinary of Lent, MD 193*ff; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 196*

Wednesday 8 March   – Ember Wednesday of Lent, Class II

Matins: Ordinary of Lent; three readings

Lauds: Ordinary of Lent, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 197*

Prime to None: Ordinary of Lent 

Vespers: Ordinary of Lent, MD 193*ff; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 197*

Thursday 9 March – Thursday in the first week of Lent, Class III; St Frances of Rome, memorial

Matins: Ordinary of Lent; three readings

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of Lent, MD 190*; canticle antiphons and collects of the day, MD 197-8*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [75-6]

Friday 10 March – Ember Friday of Lent, Class IIThe Forty Martyrs, memorial

Matins: Ordinary of Lent; three readings

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of Lent, MD 190*; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 198-9*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [76]

Saturday 11 March – Ember Saturday of Lent, Class II

Matins: Ordinary of Lent; three readings

Lauds to None: Ordinary of Lent, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect, MD 199*

Vespers: I Vespers of the Second Sunday of Lent.  Psalms and antiphons of Saturday, rest from MD 199* ff

Sunday 12 March –– Second Sunday of Lent, Class I 

(Note: nothing of the feast of St Gregory appears in the Office this year)

Matins: Invitatory (Non sit vobis), hymn (Ex more), readings and responsories of the Sunday

Lauds: Antiphons, MD 201* ff with psalm scheme 1 (Ps 50, 117, 62); chapter etc, MD 201* ff

Prime to None: Antiphons and chapter verses, MD 204-5* 

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter etc as per I Vespers; versicle and Magnificat antiphon, MD 205*

Monday 13 March – Monday in the second week of Lent, Class III

Matins: Ordinary of Lent; three readings

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn from the Ordinary of Lent, MD 190*; Benedictus antiphon and collect of the day, MD 206*

Prime: Antiphon for the season (Vivo ego)

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter and versicle for the season; collect of Lauds

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn from the Ordinary of Lent, MD 193-5*; Magnificat antiphon and collect of the day, MD 206*

Tuesday 14 March – Tuesday in the second week of Lent, Class III

Matins: Ordinary of Lent; three readings

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of Lent, MD 190*; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 206-7*

Wednesday 15 March – Wednesday in the second week of Lent, Class III

Matins: Ordinary of Lent; three readings

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of Lent, MD 190*; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 207-8*

Thursday 16 March – Thursday in the second week of Lent, Class III

Matins: Ordinary of Lent; three readings

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of Lent, MD 190*; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 208-9*

[in some places: I Vespers of St Patrick with a commemoration of the feria, MD 22**]

Friday 17 March - Friday in the second week of Lent, Class III [***in some places, St Patrick, Class I]

For St Patrick, see MD 22** (for Matins, common of a confessor bishop)

Matins: Ordinary of Lent; three readings

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of Lent, MD 190*; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 209-10*

Saturday 18 March – Saturday in the second week of Lent, Class III; St Cyril, Memorial

Matins: Ordinary of Lent; three readings

Lauds to None: Ordinary of Lent, MD 190*; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 210*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [83]

I Vespers of the Third Sunday of Lent, Antiphons and psalms of Saturday, rest from MD 210* ff

Sunday 19 March – Third Sunday of Lent, Class I

Matins: Invitatory (Non sit vobis), hymn (Ex more), readings and responsories of the Sunday

Lauds: Antiphons, etc from MD 212* ff with psalm scheme 1 (Ps 50, 117, 62)

Prime to None: Antiphons etc, MD 215*

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter etc as per I Vespers; versicle and Magnificat antiphon, MD 216* with a commemoration of St Joseph, MD [86]

Monday 20 March – St Joseph, Class I (transferred)

Matins: All of the feast with twelve readings and responsories

Lauds: Festal psalms with antiphons etc of the feast, MD [87] ff, with a commemoration of the feria, MD 217*

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphon, chapter etc of the feast

Vespers: Antiphons of Lauds; psalms from I Vespers of Apostles, MD (2); chapter etc from I Vespers of the feast, MD [84]; Magnificat antiphon, MD [91]; commemoration of St Benedict, MD  [93-4]

Tuesday 21 March – St Benedict, Class I

Matins: All of the feast with twelve readings and responsories

Lauds: Festal psalms of Sunday with antiphons and texts of the feast; MD [94] ff; commemoration of the feria, MD 217-8*

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphons, chapters etc of the feast

Vespers: As for I Vespers, MD [91]; Magnificat antiphon, MD [99]; commemoration of the feria, MD 218*

Wednesday 22 March - Wednesday in the third week of Lent, Class III

Matins: Ordinary of Lent; three readings

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of Lent, MD 190*; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 218-9*

Thursday 23 March – Thursday in the third week of Lent, Class III

Matins: Ordinary of Lent; three readings

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of Lent, MD 190*; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 219-20*

Friday March 24 – Friday in the third week of Lent, Class III

Matins: Ordinary of Lent; three readings

Lauds to None: Ordinary of Lent, MD 190*; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 220*

Vespers: I Vespers of the Annunciation, MD [100] ff with a commemoration of the feria, MD 220*

Saturday 25 March – Annunciation of the BVM, Class I

Matins: Invitatory, hymn, psalms and antiphons from the Common of the BVM; readings and responsories of the feast

Lauds: Festal psalms of Sunday with antiphons and rest of the feast, MD [102] ff; commemoration of the feria, MD 220-1*

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds

Terce to None: Antiphons from Lauds, proper texts MD [104] ff

Vespers: As for I Vespers, MD [100], Magnificat antiphon, MD [106]; commemoration of the Sunday, MD 221*

Sunday 26 March – Fourth Sunday of Lent (Laetare Sunday), Class I

Matins: Invitatory (Non sit vobis), hymn (Ex more), readings and responsories of the Sunday

Lauds: Antiphons etc, MD 223* ff with psalm scheme 1 (Ps 50, 117, 62)

Prime to None: Antiphons (and chapter verses etc), MD 226-7*

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter, hymn as per I Vespers; versicle and Magnificat antiphon MD 227*

Monday 27 March - Monday in the fourth week of Lent, Class III; St John Damascene, Memorial

Matins: Ordinary of Lent; three readings

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of Lent, MD 190*; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 227-8*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [106-7]

Tuesday 28 March –- Tuesday in the fourth week of Lent, Class III

Matins: Ordinary of Lent; three readings

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of Lent, MD 190*; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 228-9*

Wednesday 29 March –- Wednesday in the fourth week of Lent, Class III

Matins: Ordinary of Lent; three readings

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of Lent, MD 190*; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 229-30*

Thursday 30 March –- Thursday in the fourth week of Lent, Class III

Matins: Ordinary of Lent; three readings

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of Lent, MD 190*; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 230*

Friday 31 March - Friday in the fourth week of Lent, Class III

Matins: Ordinary of Lent; three readings

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of Lent, MD 190*; canticle antiphons and collects, MD 230-1*

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