Traditional Benedictine Office - Ordo for fourth week after Pentecost (July 2 - 8)

The notes below are designed to help you say one or more hours from the Benedictine Office according to the 1962-3 rubrics.

The page references are to the 2004 and later editions published by Farnborough Abbey, so if you are using an earlier edition of the Diurnal, the Antiphonale Monasticum or a breviary, you may need to hunt around a bit to get them to line up.

If you are new to the Benedictine Office, start here.  If you have questions, consider joining the Traditional Benedictine office facebook group.

The Office this week

The Office this week is of time throughout the year, using the texts to be found in the psalter section of your Diurnal.

The collect used at the hours apart from Prime and Compline is of the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost.

This year the Visitation is only celebrated as a commemoration at Lauds, so after the collect for the Sunday, you say the Benedictus canticle antiphon, versicle and collect of the feast.

Matins notes (Note: Matins is not in the Diurnal)

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: As for all Sundays after Pentecost, the best source for everything except the readings is the Clear Creek Matins booklet (English and Latin), supplemented by the book of Liturgical Readings (or the texts provided on my Lectio Divina Notes blog).

If you want to sing some or all of the hour, the hymn, invitatory and antiphons can be found in the Peter Standhofe Psalterium PDF (see the resources collection on the Benedictine Matins Blog) and sources for the responsories can be found on the Benedictine Responsory Blog.

Saturday of Our Lady: The one reading for the Office will appear on the Lectio Divina Notes blog next Friday (Australian time).

Sunday 2 July – Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, Class II; Commemoration of the Visitation of the BVM

Matins: All as in the psalter with readings and responsories of the Sunday

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62); hymn Ecce iam lucis; canticle antiphon and collect, MD 463-4*; for the commemoration, MD [182]

Prime to None: All as for Sunday in the psalter, with collect MD 464*

Vespers: Canticle antiphon and collect, MD 464*

Monday 3 July – Class IV; SS Processus and Martinian, memorial [EF: St Irenaeus]

Collect, MD 464*for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [184]

Tuesday 4 July – Class IV [**in some places, St Procopius]

Collect, MD 464*

For St Procopius, MD 35** ff

Wednesday 5 July – Class IV [EF: St Anthony Mary Zacharia]

Collect, MD 464*

Thursday 6 July – Class IV

Collect, MD 464*

Friday 7 July – Class IV [EF: SS Cyril and Methodius]

Collect, MD 464*

Saturday 8 July  Saturday of Our Lady [EF: St Elizabeth of Portugal]

Matins: Office of Our Lady with reading for Saturday 2 in July

Lauds to None: Office of Our Lady, MD (129) ff

I Vespers of Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, MD 446*

2 comments:

MM said...

"Ecce iam noctis"? Pg 55 MD

Kate Edwards said...

Yes, Ecce Iam Noctis is the hymn for Sunday Lauds in summer, as the rubrics on MD page 55 says, 'The following hymn is said from the Second Sunday after Pentecost until the last Sunday of September'.

Or have I misunderstood your question?