Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Ordo for the Traditional Benedictine Office in January

Set our below are Ordo notes for the Monastic Day Office with page references to the Farnborough edition of the Monastic Diurnal (which uses the 1963 rubrics). Some cross-references to the Roman Extraordinary Form (EF) and Novus Ordo calendars have been included but they are not comprehensive.

Note that there are several changes of season this month, to the ordinary of Nativitytide (Jan 2), Epiphanytide (Jan 6), then to 'time throughout the year' (Jan 14).

31 December – Seventh Day within the Octave of the Nativity, Class II
See MD 103*ff

I Vespers of the Octave of the Nativity of Our Lord, MD 104*ff

Friday 1 January – Octave of the Nativity of Our Lord, Class I [Novus Ordo: Mary, Mother of God]

MD 108*

Saturday 2 January – Saturday of Our Lady **(in some places) St Thomas of Canterbury, bishop and martyr: Class II

Office of Our Lady – See MD 9133)ff

Note instructions for the ordinary of the Nativity 119*

For St Thomas, MD 3**

I Vespers of Second Sunday after the Nativity, MD 113*

Sunday 3 January – Second Sunday after the Nativity: Class II [EF: Most Holy Name of Jesus; NO/EF: External Solemnity of the Epiphany]

MD 115*ff

Monday 4 January – St Titus, Bishop and Confessor: Memorial

MD 125*-126*

Tuesday 5 January – feria [EF: Vigil of the Epiphany]

I Vespers of the Epiphany of Our Lord – MD 126*ff

Wednesday 6 January – Epiphany of Our Lord: Class I

MD 129*ff

Thursday 7 January - feria

Note instructions for the Ordinary of the Epiphany, MD 133*ff

At Lauds: Antiphon for the Benedictus: MD135* (day II)
At Vespers: Antiphon for the Magnificat: MD 139*

Friday 8 January - feria

Antiphon for the Benedictus: MD135* (day III)
At Vespers: Antiphon for the Magnificat: MD 139*

Saturday 9 January – Saturday of Our Lady

See MD [133]

I Vespers for first Sunday after the Epiphany: MD 140*

Sunday 10 January – First Sunday after the Epiphany: Class II [or Holy Family]

MD142*ff

Monday 11 January - feria

Antiphon for the Benedictus: MD136* (day IV)
At Vespers: Antiphon for the Magnificat: MD 139*

Tuesday 12 January – (in some places) St Benedict Biscop, Abbot, Class I

Antiphon for the Benedictus: MD136* (day V)
At Vespers: Antiphon for the Magnificat: MD 139*

MD 10**

Wednesday 13 January – Commemoration of Our Lord’s Baptism: Class II

MD 140*

Thursday 14 January – St Hilary, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor: Memorial

Note: From now until Septuagesima, all is said as for ‘throughout the year as set out in the psalter

MD [24]

(in some places I Vespers of Our Lady of Prompt Succour, see below)

Friday 15 January – feria (in some places) Our Lady of Prompt Succour: Class I [EF: St Paul the First Hermit]

MD 11** - 16**

Saturday 16 January – Saturday of Our lady; St Marcellus I, Pope and Martyr: Memorial

MD [133], for the commemoration MD [25]

I Vespers for second Sunday after the Epiphany, MD 146*

Sunday 17 January – Second Sunday after the Epiphany: Class II

MD 146*ff

Monday 18 January - feria

Tuesday 19 January – SS Marius, Martha, Audifax and Abachum, Martrys: Memorial

MD [26]

Wednesday 20 January – SS Fabian, Pope and Sebastian, Martyrs: Class III

MD [27]

Thursday 21 January – St Agnes, Virgin and Martyr: Class III (Class II in monasteries of nuns) (in some places, St Meinrad, Class I)

MD [27] – [34]

For St Meinrad, MD 16**ff

Friday 22 January – St Vincent, Martyr: Memorial

MD [34]

Saturday 23 January – Saturday of Our Lady;St Emerentiana, Virgin and Martyr: Memorial

MD [133], for the commemoration see MD [35]

I Vespers of Sunday, MD147*ff

Sunday 24 January – Third Sunday after the Epiphany: Class II

MD 148*

Monday 25 January – Conversion of St Paul, Apostle: Class III

MD [36] – [42]

Tuesday 26 January – St Polycarp, bishop and martyr: Memorial

MD [43]

Wednesday 27 January – St John Chrysostom, bishop, confessor and doctor: Class III

MD [43]

Thursday 28 January – St Cyril, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor: Memorial

MD [44]

Friday 29 January – St Frances de Sales, bishop, confessor and doctor: Memorial

Saturday 30 January – Saturday of Our Lady

MD [133]

I Vespers of Septuagesima Sunday, Class II: MD 153*

Note: From now until Easter, after the double alleluias at Vespers, Laus tibi is said instead of Alleluia after the ‘Deus in adjutorium’

Sunday 31 January – Septuagesima Sunday

MD 154*

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Office in Nativitytide***amended

From December 24 onwards we are in Nativitytide, and the Vigil (December 24) is of the first class.

The rubrics for the vigil can be found in the Monastic Diurnal at 54*, and very straightforward once you know what the office of the day is from the Ordo (below): all of the texts are proper, and psalms for Lauds and Vespers are festal. Similarly, the details for Christmasday are set out in the Diurnal from 58*.

The main point to note is that Christmas has an octave, so within the week of Christmas, any day that is not a particular feast is said using the antiphons and texts from the feast day itself (**note that the psalms for Prime and the little hours are of the day of the week though, and that the fourth psalm at Vespers alternates).

Also, at Compline, don't forget to use the prayers after the Marian Antiphon marked for after December 23.

May you all have a happy and holy Christmas, and please, keep me in your prayers!

THE ORDO

24 December - Vigil of the Nativity, Class I

See MD 54*.

I Vespers of the Nativity of Our Lord, MD 58*

25 December – The Nativity of Our Lord, Class I with a II Class Octave

See MD 61*ff

26 December – St Stephen, Protomartyr, Class II

See MD 83*ff

27 December – Sunday within the Octave within the Octave, Commemoration of St John

See MD 77*ff; for the commemoration at Lauds and Vespers, MD 90*ff

28 December - Holy Innocents, Martyrs, Class II

See MD 97*ff

29 December – Fifth Day within the Octave of the Nativity, Class II

See MD 103*

30 December – Sixth Day within the Octave of the Nativity, Class II

See MD 103*

31 December – Seventh Day within the Octave of the Nativity, Class II

See MD 103*ff

I Vespers of the Octave of the Nativity of Our Lord, MD 104*ff

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Office in Advent ***updated

This post deals with some of the peculiarities of the Office in Advent.

The role of Advent

The Catholic Encyclopedia notes that the liturgical season of Advent is a time for the faithful to:
  • prepare themselves worthily to celebrate the anniversary of the Lord's coming into the world as the incarnate God of love,
  • thus to make their souls fitting abodes for the Redeemer coming in Holy Communion and through grace, and
  • thereby to make themselves ready for His final coming as judge, at death and at the end of the world.
The start date for Advent varies every year, so you need to consult either an Ordo or the table of moveable feasts at the beginning of the Monastic Diurnal.  The end date, however, is always fixed: Advent officially ends at None on the December 24.

The Office in Advent

You can find detailed notes on how the Office operates during Advent compared to throughout the year via the following links:



Ribbons

The Office in Advent is quite complex, and a time when ribbons need to be deployed, no matter how familiar you might be with the Office.

My suggestion would be to place your ribbons as follows:
  • to the relevant parts of the 'Ordinary of Advent', MD 9*ff;
  • on the day of the week in Advent;
  • as well as the relevant hour of the psalter.
And then from December 17 onwards you'll need a few extras...but on that see below.

Sundays

Sundays in Advent are all first class, with their own proper antiphons and proper texts (chapter, hymn etc).  In general, the Lauds antiphons are used for all of the hours (ie from I Vespers on Saturday until II Vespers), using the normal principles (that is, the fourth antiphon is omitted at Vespers; the first antiphon is used at Prime, the second at Terce, etc, skipping the fourth as usual). These antiphons are then used for the minor hours throughout that week (MD 13*ff puts them together to make it easier to find the right antiphon for the relevant hour).

Weekdays up to 17 December/fourth week of Advent

The ordinary days of Advent are of the third class. As usual, the collects are from the previous Sunday (with the exception of the Ember days in week three of Advent, which have their own particular collects).

A few key things to particularly take note of:
  • at Lauds and Vespers: use the correct chapter, hymn, responsory etc from the Ordinary of Advent (MD9*;15*) NOT from the psalter for the day;
  • at Lauds and Vespers use the Benedictus and Magnificat antiphons prescribed for the day and week;
  • at the minor hours, use the antiphon set for that hour for the relevant week (MD 13*ff) and from Terce to None, the chapter and versicle for Advent (set out in the psalter).
Feast days

The other key point to note is that on days when a feast is celebrated (such as the Immaculate Conception) a commemoration of Advent is always made at both Lauds and Vespers.

The Monastic Diurnal is rather unhelpful on this, as, presumably in the interests of space, it doesn't include the versicles and collect on the same pages as the relevant canticle antiphons, but the principle is to use the Benedictus or Magnficat antiphon that would otherwise have been said on that day, followed by the versicle from the relevant Advent Office, followed by the collect of the week or day), all said immediately after the collect of the feast.

From 17 December....

In the last part of of Advent the liturgy intensifies, adding a little complexity.

First, at Vespers, the beautiful 'O Antiphons' (MD 35*), one for each day, are sung with the Magnificat. These displace the Magnificat antiphon that would otherwise be said on these days (in the third week of Advent). There are numerous recordings of these wonderful pieces of chant available online, do listen.

Secondly, whereas previously Lauds and Vespers used the 'throughout the year' antiphons, there is now a set used at these hours (and the rest as per the normal rules) for the psalms for each day of the week (MD 37*ff).

Thirdly, a couple of the Benedictus antiphons are said on specific dates (see MD 41*).

In all cases, following the Ordo provided here should be of assistance!

Compline

Throughout this season, the Marian antiphon at the end of Compline is Alma Redemptoris Mater, MD 265, with the accompanying prayers that immediately follow (labelled for use up until 24 December).

A cheat sheet for the hours

Here is a summary of the effects of the Ordinary of Advent on each hour (Monday to Saturday, no feasts or memorials), up until 16 December.

Matins

Opening as usual (Domine labia mea aperies…)
Psalm 3
Invitatory antiphon for Advent (MB 14), Regem venturum Dominum with Ps 94
Hymn for Advent: Verbum supernum prodiens
Nocturn I: psalms and antiphons of the day
Versicles for Advent, MB 14
3 readings and responsories (for the particular day and week of Advent)
Nocturn II: psalms and antiphons of the day
Chapter and versicle for Advent
Closing prayers

Lauds

Opening prayers and invitatory psalms as usual
Psalms and antiphons of the day (up until 17 December)
Chapter, responsory and hymn for Advent, MD 9*
Canticle antiphon for the day and week of Advent
Collect of the previous Sunday, MD 11*

Prime

Opening prayers
Antiphon for week of Advent: Week I (Iucundare/Be glad), MD 13*
Psalms of day
Chapter, versicle and closing prayers as usual

Terce

Opening prayer and hymn as usual;
Antiphons for the week of Advent (Week I, Urbs/Sion), MD 13*;
Psalms for day;
Chapter and versicle for Advent, MD 14* or psalter;
Closing prayers as usual;
Collect of the week, MD 11*

Sext

Opening prayer and hymn as usual;
Antiphons for the week of Advent (Week I, Ecce/Behold), MD 14*;
Psalms for day;
Chapter and versicle for Advent, MD 14* or psalter;
Closing prayers as usual;
Collect of the week, MD 11*

None

Opening prayer and hymn as usual;
Antiphons for the week of Advent (Week I, Ecce/Behold), MD 15*;
Psalms for day;
Chapter and versicle for Advent, MD 15* or psalter;
Closing prayers as usual;
Collect of the week, MD 11*

Vespers

Opening praysers as usual
Psalms and antiphons of the psalter
Chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle of Advent, MD 15*- 17*
Magnificat antiphon for the day and week of Advent/Magnficat

Compline

Starts MD 256
Marian Antiphon: Alma Redemptoris Mater, MD 265

A cheat sheet for the Ordo

The instructions below provide page references to the Monastic Diurnal for the days of Advent (but don't take account of any feasts that may occur during December).

Saturday before the first Sunday of Advent

Vespers: I Vespers of the First Sunday of Advent, MD 1*
Compline: Marian antiphon Alma Redemptoris Mater, MD 265 henceforward

– First Sunday of Advent, Class I

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn, antiphons and readings of Sunday I in Advent
Lauds: Proper antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn etc, MD 4* ff with Psalm schema 1 (50, 117, 62)
Prime to None: Antiphons and proper texts, MD 6* ff
Vespers: Proper texts as for I Vespers, MD 1* except for Magnificat antiphon, MD 8*; with psalms of Sunday

 – Monday in the first week of Advent, Class III

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of Monday; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for the season, MD 9* ff; Benedictus antiphon, MD 17*; collect, MD 11*;
Prime: Antiphon for week I, MD 13*
Terce to None: Antiphon for Advent wk I, MD 13* ff; chapter and versicle for Advent; collect, MD 11*
Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of Monday; chapter, responsory, hymn and versicle for Advent, MD 15* ff; Magnificat antiphon, MD 17*; collect, MD 11*

– Tuesday in the first week of Advent, Class III

Psalms of Tuesday with Ordinary of Advent (Prime to None antiphons of wk I, MD 13* ff); collect (Sunday I), MD 11*; canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, MD 18*

– Wednesday in the first week of Advent, Class III

Psalms of Wednesday with Ordinary of Advent (Prime to None antiphons of wk I, MD 13* ff); collect (Sunday I), MD 11*; canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, MD 18*

Thursday in the first week of Advent, Class III

Psalms of Thursday with Ordinary of Advent (Prime to None antiphons of wk I); collect (Sunday I), MD 11*; canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, MD 18*

– Friday in the first week of Advent, Class III

Psalms of Friday with Ordinary of Advent (Prime to None antiphons of wk I); collect (Sunday I), MD 11*; canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, MD 19*

- Saturday in the first week of Advent

Psalms of Saturday with Ordinary of Advent (Prime to None antiphons of wk I); collect (Sunday I), MD 11*; canticle antiphons at Lauds, MD 19*

I Vespers of the Second Sunday of Advent, MD 19* ff

– Second Sunday of Advent, Class I

Lauds to Vespers: Antiphons and proper texts, MD 22* ff; psalms of Sunday 

At Lauds, schema 1: Ps 50, 117, 62

– Monday in the second week of Advent, Class III

Psalms of Monday with Ordinary of Advent (Prime to None antiphons of wk II, MD 13* ff); collect (Sunday II), MD 11*; canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, MD 26-7*

– Tuesday in the second week of Advent, Class III

Ordinary of Advent (Prime to None antiphons of wk II, MD 13* ff); collect (Sunday II), MD 11*; canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, MD 27*

– Wednesday in the second week of Advent, Class III

Ordinary of Advent (Prime to None antiphons of wk II); collect (Sunday II), MD 11*; canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, MD 27*

– Thursday in the second week of Advent, Class III

Ordinary of Advent (Prime to None antiphons of wk II); collect (Sunday II), MD 11*; canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, MD 27-8*

- Friday in the second week of Advent, Class III

Ordinary of Advent (Prime to None antiphons of wk II); collect (Sunday II), MD 11*; canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, MD 28*

- Saturday in the second week of Advent, Class III

Ordinary of Advent (Prime to None antiphons of wk II); collect (Sunday II), MD 11*; canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, MD 28*

I Vespers of Third Sunday in Advent, MD 28* ff

– Third Sunday of Advent, Class I (Gaudete Sunday)

Lauds to None: Antiphons and proper texts, MD 31*ff; psalms of Sunday (at Lauds, schema 1: Ps 50, 117, 62); collect (except at Prime)
Vespers: Antiphons and proper texts of I Vespers, MD 28* except for canticle antiphon, MD 35* (unless one of the O antiphons is said) with Sunday psalms

– Monday in the third week of Advent, Class III

If Class III: Ordinary of Advent (Prime to None antiphons of wk III); collect (Sunday III), MD 11*; canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, MD 41-2*

If Class II: Antiphons for the day of the week (MD 37* ff), ordinary of Advent (chapter, hymn etc for Lauds and Vespers); collect (Sunday III), MD 11*; Benedictus antiphon at Lauds, MD 41-2*; O antiphon of the date, for the Magnificat, MD 35-6*

-– Tuesday in the third week of Advent, Class III


If Class III: Ordinary of Advent (Prime to None antiphons of wk III); collect (Sunday III), MD 11*; canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, MD 42*

If Class II: Antiphons for the day of the week (MD 37* ff), ordinary of Advent (chapter, hymn etc for Lauds and Vespers); collect (Sunday III), MD 11*; Benedictus antiphon at Lauds, MD 41-2*; O antiphon of the date, for the Magnificat, MD 35-6*

– Ember Wednesday of Advent, Class II

If before December 17: Ordinary of Advent (Prime to None antiphons of wk  III); collect of the Ember Day, MD 42-3*; canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, MD 42-3*

If December 17-23: Antiphons for the day of the week (MD 37* ff), ordinary of Advent (chapter, hymn etc for Lauds and Vespers); collect of the Ember Day, MD 42-3*; Benedictus antiphon at Lauds, MD 42*; O antiphon of the date, for the Magnificat, MD 35-6*

– Thursday in the third week of Advent, Class II

If before December 17: Ordinary of Advent (Prime to None antiphons of wk  III); MD 43*; canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, MD 43*

If December 17-23: Antiphons for the day of the week (MD 37* ff), ordinary of Advent (chapter, hymn etc for Lauds and Vespers); collect, MD 43*; Benedictus antiphon at Lauds, MD 43*; O antiphon of the date, for the Magnificat, MD 35-6*

– Ember Friday of Advent, Class II

If December 17-23, Antiphons for the day of the week (MD 37* ff), otherwise as per the Ordinary of Advent; ordinary of Advent (chapter, hymn etc for Lauds and Vespers); collect of the Ember Day, MD 44*; Benedictus antiphon at Lauds, MD 44*; O antiphon of the date, for the Magnificat, MD 35-6*

– Ember Saturday in Advent, Class II

If December 17-23, Antiphons for the day of the week (MD 37* ff), otherwise as per the Ordinary of Advent; ordinary of Advent (chapter, hymn etc for Lauds and Vespers); collect of the Ember Day, MD 45*; Benedictus antiphon at Lauds, MD 44*; O antiphon of the date, for the Magnificat, MD 35-6*

I Vespers for the fourth Sunday of Advent, MD 45*ff

– Fourth Sunday of Advent, Class I

Lauds to None: Antiphons and proper texts, MD 48* ff; psalms of Sunday (at Lauds, schema 1: Ps 50, 117, 62)
Vespers: Antiphons and proper texts of I Vespers, MD 45* ; O Antiphon, MD 35-6*

– Monday in the fourth week of Advent, Class II

Antiphons for the day of the week (MD 37* ff), ordinary of Advent (chapter, hymn etc for Lauds and Vespers);  Benedictus antiphon at Lauds, MD 52*; O antiphon of the date, for the Magnificat, MD 35-6*; collect, MD 12*

- Tuesday in the fourth week of Advent, Class II

Antiphons for the day of the week (MD 37* ff), ordinary of Advent (chapter, hymn etc for Lauds and Vespers); Benedictus antiphon at Lauds, MD 52*; O antiphon of the date, for the Magnificat, MD 35-6*; collect, MD 12*

- Wednesday in the fourth week of Advent, Class II

Antiphons for the day of the week (MD 37* ff), ordinary of Advent (chapter, hymn etc for Lauds and Vespers); Benedictus antiphon at Lauds, MD 53*; O antiphon of the date, for the Magnificat, MD 35-6*; collect, MD 12*

23 December - Class II

Lauds to Vespers: Antiphons for the psalms: MD 37 - 40*
Lauds: Benedictus antiphon, Ecce completa sunt, MD 45*
Vespers: Magnificat antiphon, O Emmanuel, MD 36*

24 December - Vigil of the Nativity, Class I
[Note: If the Vigil of the Nativity falls on a Sunday, I Vespers is as for the Fourth Sunday of Advent]

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn and readings of the feast; antiphons and psalms of the day; readings of the feast
Lauds: Festal psalms (of Sunday), MD 44 with antiphons and proper texts, MD 54* ff
Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds, MD 54*

Terce to None: Antiphons and texts, MD 57* ff

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Traditional Benedictine Ordo for December

All pages references are to the Farnborough edition of the Monastic Diurnal (MD).

Saturday November 28 – Saturday of Our Lady

See MD (129)

First Vespers for Sunday I in Advent – MD 1*ff

At Compline: Marian antiphon, Alma Redemptoris Mater

Sunday 29 November – First Sunday of Advent

See MD 4*ff (and pay careful attention to the notes on the Ordinary of Advent)

Monday 30 November - St Andrew, Class II, with a commemoration of Monday of the First Week of Advent

See MD [2] - at Lauds and Vespers make a commemoration of the feria with the versicle, canticle antiphons and collect for the first Monday of Advent, MD 17*, 11*), ie:

. at Lauds: Benedictus antiphon Angelus Domini, versicle Vox clamantis, collect of Sunday I.
. at Vespers: Magnifcat antiphon Leva Ierusalem, versicle Rarate caeli, collect of Sunday I.

1 December 2009 – Tuesday in the first week of Advent, Class III [**in some places Blessed Richard, Hugo, John, abbots and companions, martyrs, memorial]

[Note the instructions on the Ordinary of Advent, MD 9*-17*]

At Lauds: antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn from MD 18*, 9*ff; canticle antiphon of the day, MD 18*.

Prime: use antiphon for the first week of Advent (from the Sunday), MD13*, in conjunction with psalms of the psalter;

Terce to None: antiphons for the week (MD 13-15*) with psalms of the psalter; versicle and chapter for Advent as noted in the psalter; Collect of I Sunday of Advent from MD11*

Vespers:antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn from MD 15*; canticle antiphon of the day, MD18*

For the commemoration, see MD 1**

2 December - Wednesday in the First Week of Advent (Class III) with a memorial of St Peter Chrysologus, bishop, confessor and doctor

Collect from MD 11*; canticle antiphons MD18*; at Lauds for the commemoration, MD [8]

3 December - Thursday in the first week of Advent (Class III) with a memorial of St Francis Xavier, Confessor [***in some places, Class I]

Collect from MD 11*; canticle antiphons MD18*; at lauds for the commemoration, MD [8]

For St Francis Xavier as a Class I feast, see MD 1**

4 December - Friday in the first week of Advent, Class III

Collect from MD 11*; canticle antiphons MD19*

5 December - Saturday in the first week of Advent, Class III

Collect from MD 11*; at Lauds Benedictus antiphon MD18*.

First vespers of the Second Sunday in Advent – antiphons etc from MD19*ff

6 December – Second Sunday of Advent, Class I

See MD 22*

7 December – St Ambrose, Bishop, Confessor and Doctor, Class III

See MD [10], with a commemoration of the Monday of the second week in Advent (MD 11*, 17*).

First Vespers of the Immaculate Conception, MD [11] with a commemoration of the feria (MD 11*, 17*)

8 December – The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class I

See MD [13]ff, making a commemoration of the Tuesday of the second week of Advent at Lauds and Vespers (MD 11*, 17*, 18*).

9 December – Wednesday of the second week of Advent, Class III

At Lauds: antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn from MD 9*ff; canticle antiphon of the day, MD 27*

Prime: use antiphon for the second week of Advent (from the Sunday), MD13*, in conjunction with psalms of the psalter;

Terce to None: antiphons for the week (MD 13-15*) with psalms of the psalter; versicle and chapter for Advent as noted in the psalter; Collect of Sunday II of Advent from MD11*

Vespers: antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn from MD 15*; canticle antiphon of the day, MD 27*

10 December – Thursday of the second week of Advent, Class III [**in some places, Blessed Mark Barkworth, John Roberts and companions, martyrs, memorial]

As for Wednesday, with collect from MD 11*; canticle antiphons MD 27**;[For the commemoration, see MD 2**]

11 December – Friday of the second week of Advent, Class III, St Damasus I, Pope and Confessor, Memorial

As for Wednesday with Collect from MD 11*; canticle antiphons MD 28*; for the commemoration at Lauds, see MD [17]

12 December – Saturday of the second week of Advent, Class III [**In some places, Our Lady of Guadeloupe]

As for Wednesday, with Collect from MD 11*; canticle antiphon MD 28*

For Our Lady of Guadeloupe, use Common of the BVM, MD (119)

First Vespers of the third Sunday of Advent, MD 28*

13 December – Third Sunday of Advent, Class I (Gaudete Sunday)

See MD 31*

14 December – Monday in the third week of Advent, Class III

At Lauds: antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn from MD 9*ff; canticle antiphon of the day, MD 41*

Prime: use antiphon for the third week of Advent (from the Sunday), MD13*, in conjunction with psalms of the psalter;

Terce to None: antiphons for the week (MD 13-15*) with psalms of the psalter; versicle and chapter for Advent as noted in the psalter; Collect of Sunday III of Advent from MD11*

Vespers: antiphons and psalms of the psalter; chapter, responsory and hymn from MD 15*;canticle antiphon of the day, MD 41*

15 December - Tuesday in the third week of Advent, Class III

As for Monday with Collect MD 11*; canticle antiphons MD 42*

16 December – Ember Wednesday in the third week of Advent, Class II

As for Monday with Collect and canticle antiphons MD 42-43*

17 December – Thursday in the third week of Advent, Class II

At all hours: Psalm antiphons from MD 39* with psalms of the psalter (antiphon 1 for Prime, Antiphon 2 for Terce, antiphon 3 for Sext, antiphon 4 for Nones; at Vespers omit antiphon 4).

At Lauds, chapter, responsory and hymn from MD 9*ff; Benedictus antiphon and collect MD 43*

At Vespers, O Antiphon for the Magnificat – O Sapientia, MD 35*; collect MD 43*

18 December – Ember Friday in the third week of Advent, Class II

Antiphons MD 40*; Benedictus antiphon and collect MD 44*

At Vespers, O Antiphon for the Magnificat – O Adonai, MD 35*

19 December – Saturday in the third week of Advent, Class II

Antiphons MD 40*; Benedictus antiphon and collect MD 44-45*

Vespers for the fourth Sunday of Advent, MD 45*, O Antiphon for the Magnificat – O Radix Iesse, MD 35*

20 December – Third Sunday of Advent, Class I

See MD 48*; at Vespers O Antiphon O clavis David, MD 36*

21 December – St Thomas, Apostle, Class II

See MD [22]ff

22 Deccember – Tuesday in the fourth week of Advent, Class II

Antiphons for the psalms, MD 37*ff; Benedictus antiphon MD 52* (Consurge); Magnificat antiphon – O Rex gentium, MD 36*; collect MD 12*

23 December – Wednesday in the fourth week of Advent, Class II

Antiphons for the psalms, MD 38*; Benedictus antiphon (Ecce completa), MD 45*; Magnificat antiphon - O Emmanuel, MD 36*; collect MD12*

24 December - Vigil of the Nativity, Class I

See MD 54*.

I Vespers of the Nativity of Our Lord, MD 58*

25 December – The Nativity of Our Lord, Class I with a II Class Octave

See MD 61*ff

26 December – St Stephen, Protomartyr, Class II

See MD 83*ff

27 December – Sunday within the Octave within the Octave, Commemoration of St John

See MD 77*ff; for the commemoration at Lauds and Vespers, MD 90*ff

28 December - Holy Innocents, Martyrs, Class II

See MD 97*ff

29 December – Fifth Day within the Octave of the Nativity, Class II

See MD 103*

30 December – Sixth Day within the Octave of the Nativity, Class II

See MD 103*

31 December – Seventh Day within the Octave of the Nativity, Class II
See MD 103*ff

I Vespers of the Octave of the Nativity of Our Lord, MD 104*ff


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