St Benedict on Tuesday: Prime to None


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November 15 will once again be an unimpeded Tuesday (though presumably I Vespers would not have been said givne All Souls?), so in the old world order (ie pre-1911), the Votive Office of St Benedict on Tuesday would have been said, so a good day to say a prayer for Benedictine monasteries, or to the saint for other causes.

I've previously described most of this Office, viz:

You can find the Matins readings for the November here.

So today, the remaining hours, Prime to None.

The antiphons and versicles for these hours are the same as for the feast of the saint (on March 21), however, the chapter verses differ, so I've provided the details below.

Prime

Antiphon: Fuit vir (first antiphon of Lauds, 21 March)
Chapter: Wisdom 10:10 - She conducted the just through the right ways, and shewed him the kingdom of God, and gave him the knowledge of the holy things, made him honourable in his labours, and accomplished his labours.

Terce

Antiphon: Beatus vir (second antiphon of Lauds, 21 March)
Chapter: Ecclesiasticus 31:8 - Blessed is the rich man that is found without blemish: and that hath not gone after gold, nor put his trust in money nor in treasures.
Versicle: Amavit eum

Sext

Antiphon: Gloriosus (third antiphon of Lauds, March 21)
Chapter: Ecc 39:6 - He will give his heart to resort early to the Lord that made him, and he will pray in the sight of the most High.
Versicle: Os justi

None

Antiphon: Vir Domini (5th antiphon of Lauds)
Chapter: Wisdom 10:10 - She conducted the just, through the right ways, and shewed him the kingdom of God, and gave him the knowledge of the holy things, made him honourable in his labours, and accomplished his labours.
Versicle: Lex Dei

Collect

As for the other hours, the collect at Terce to None is:

Excita Domine, in Ecclesia tua Spiritum, cui beatus Pater noster Benedictus Abbas servivit; ut eodem nos repleti studeamus amare quod docuit.  Per Dominum...in unitate ejusdem Spiritus.

(Raise up, O Lord, in thy Church, the Spirit wherewith our holy Father Benedict was animated: that, filled with the same,  we may strive to love what he loved, and to practise what he taught.  Through Christ...)

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