Monday, October 2, 2017

Ordo for January 2018

The notes below are designed to assist those wishing to say the Benedictine Office according to the officially approved 1962 books (noting that older books can readily be adapted to this end).

They provides notes on the variable parts of the Office only, so should be read in conjunction with the Learn to Say the  Benedictine Office notes provided elsewhere on the blog.

Key to the abbreviations:

MD= Monastic Diurnal (MD, 2004 onwards editions)
AM =Antiphonale Monasticum 1934 (1995 edition).
LR=Liber Responsorialis (downloadable from CC Watershed) and the Nocturnale Romanum.
LH=Liber Hymnarius, 1983
SupAM=Supplement to the Antiphonale Monasticum published by Clear Creek.


JANUARY 2018


Monday 1 January – Octave of the Nativity (Circumcision of Our Lord), Class I

Matins: Proper antiphons and other texts; psalms of Christmas

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD 108*/AM 271 ff, with festal psalms

Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds, rest of the feast

Vespers:  As for I Vespers, MD 104* ff, with Magnificat antiphon, MD 113*/AM 275

Compline: Marian Antiphon, Alma Redemptoris Mater, MD 265*/AM 173 or 178

Tuesday 2 January – Class IV [**in some places, St Thomas of Canterbury; Most Holy Name of Jesus]

Matins: Ordinary of the Nativity (Invitatory, Christus natus est (LH 16); hymn, Christe redemptor (LH 14); versicles and chapter verse); three readings of the date

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of the Nativity, MD 119*; AM 273 ff (chapters etc of the Circumcision)

**for St Thomas, see MD 2**

Wednesday 3 January - Class IV

Matins: Ordinary of the Nativity (Invitatory, Christus natus est; hymn, Christe redemptor; versicles and chapter verse); three readings of the date

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of the Nativity, MD 119*/AM 273 ff

Thursday 4 January – Class IV; St Titus, memorial

Matins to Vespers: Ordinary of the Nativity, MD 119*/AM 273 ff; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD 125-6*/AM 284

Friday 5 January – Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Telesphorus]

Matins to Vespers: Ordinary of the Nativity, MD 119*/AM 273 ff

EPIPHANYTIDE

I Vespers of the Epiphany: MD 126*/AM 287 ff: Antiphons, chapter, responsory, hymn for the feast with Sunday psalms, MD 203 ff

Saturday 6 January – Epiphany of Our Lord, Class I

Matins: All of the feast, LR 68 ff

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD 129*/AM 290 ff, with festal (Sunday) psalms (MD 44)

Prime to None: Antiphons of Lauds; rest of the feast, MD 132-3*

Vespers: Antiphons of I Vespers, MD 126* ff, with Magnificat antiphon of II Vespers (Tribus miraculis)

Sunday 7 January – First Sunday after the Epiphany, Class II [EF: Feast of the Holy Family]

For feast of the Holy Family, LR 430, MD 3**

Matins: Invitatory and hymn of Epiphanytide (Christus apparuit, LH 16; Hostis Herodes, LH 36) with twelve lessons and responsories of the Sunday after Epiphany

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of Sunday (Psalm schema 1 – 50, 117, 62); hymn O Sola magnarum; chapter etc, MD 142*/AM 302 ff (Sunday in the Octave)

Prime to None: Antiphons etc, MD 144* ff

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday with chapter, responsory and hymn of I Vespers, MD 140*; Magnificat antiphon (Filii quid fecisti), MD 146*/AM 303

Monday 8 January - Class IV

Matins: Ordinary of Epiphanytide (Invitatory, Christus apparuit; hymn, Hostis Herodes; versicles and chapter verse); three readings of Monday after first Sunday after Epiphany; responsories of Monday between Jan 7-12

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of Epiphanytide (psalms and antiphons as for throughout the year, rest as for the old Octave), AM 297/MD 133*; canticle antiphons for Day II - MD 135*/AM 297 (Lauds), MD 139*/AM 298 (Vespers)

Tuesday 9 January – Class IV

Matins: Ordinary of the Epiphany; readings of Tuesday in wk I after the first Sunday of Epiphany; responsories of Wednesday between Jan 7-12

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of Epiphanytide: MD 133*; canticle antiphons for Day III - MD 135*/AM 298 (Lauds), MD 139*/AM 298* (Vespers);

Wednesday 10 January – Class IV; St Paul the First Hermit, memorial

Matins: Ordinary of the Epiphany; readings of Wednesday in wk I after the first Sunday of Epiphany; responsories of Wednesday between Jan 7-12

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of Epiphanytide: MD 133*; canticle antiphons for Day IV - MD 135*/AM 299 (Lauds), MD 139*/AM 299 (Vespers); for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [23]/AM 775

Thursday 11 January – Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Hyginus]

Matins: Ordinary of the Epiphany; readings of Thursday in wk I after the first Sunday of Epiphany; responsories of  Thursday between Jan 7-12

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of Epiphanytide: MD 133*; canticle antiphons for Day V - MD 136*/AM 299 (Lauds), MD 139*/AM 300 (Vespers)

Friday 12 January - Class IV [**St Benedict Biscop in some places]

**for St Benedict Biscop, MD 10-11**

Matins: Ordinary of the Epiphany; readings of Friday in wk I after the first Sunday of Epiphany; responsories of  Friday between Jan 7-12

Lauds to Vespers: Ordinary of Epiphanytide: MD 133*; Matins readings of the date; canticle antiphons for Day VI - MD 136*/AM 300 (Lauds), MD 139*/AM 300 (Vespers)

Saturday 13 January – Commemoration of Our Lord’s Baptism, Class II

Matins:  Invitatory, hymn, psalms and antiphons as for Epiphany, LR 68; readings and responsories for Nocturn 1 readings as for the feria (Saturday after the first Sunday after Epiphany); Nocturns II&III of the feast

Lauds: All is said as on the feast of the Epiphany, MD 129* ff (antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD 129*/AM 304, with festal (Sunday) psalms, MD 44); collect, MD 140*

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast, MD 132-133*

Vespers: Everything as for the Epiphany except for the collect (Deus cuius Unigenitus) as at I Vespers, MD 126*/AM 295ff, with Magnificat antiphon from MD 133* (Tribus miraculis); collect from MD 140* (no commemoration of the Sunday)

TIME THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Sunday 14 January – Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Class II

[Note the feast of St Hilary is not marked in the Office this year]

Matins: All as in the psalter with hymn Primo dierum omnium (LH 182), except for the readings, responsories and collect

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 – 50, 117, 62; hymn Aeterne rerum Conditor; collect and canticle antiphon, MD 147*/AM 306

Prime to Vespers: All as in the psalter for Sunday; canticle antiphon, MD 147*

Monday 15 January – Class IV [EF: St Paul the first hermit; Ben. Confed: St. Maurus and St. Placid, disciples of our Holy Father St. Benedict - Memorial ; **In some places, Our Lady of Prompt Succor, Class I]

**For Our Lady of Prompt Succor, MD 11 ff**

All as in the psalter: Collect MD 147*
  
Tuesday 16 January – Class IV; St Marcellus I, memorial [EF: Class III]

All as in the psalter; Collect MD 147*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [25]/AM 737/783

Wednesday 17 January - St Antony, Class III

Matins: Invitatory and hymn from Common of a Confessor, LR 190; psalms and antiphons of the day; reading 1&2 of the feria (combine readings 2&3; use responsories 1&3 of the feria), reading and responsory 3 of the feast

Lauds and Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of the day; the rest from the Common of a Confessor not a bishop, MD (78)/AM 672; collect MD [26]/AM 783

Prime to None: Antiphons etc from the Common

Thursday 18 January - Class IV [EF: Commemoration of St Prisca; start of Church Unity Octave, St Peter's Chair]

Three readings at Matins; Collect MD 147*

Friday 19 January - Class IV; Marius, Martha, Audifax and Abachum, memorial

Three readings at Matins; Collect MD 147*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [26]/AM 784

Saturday 20 January - SS Fabian and Sebastian, Class III

Matins: Invitatory and hymn from Common of martyrs, LR 175; psalms and antiphons of the day; reading 1&2 of the feria (combine readings 2&3; use responsories 1&3 of the feria), reading and responsory 3 of the feast

Lauds and Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the day; rest from common of many martyrs, MD (43)/AM 648; collect MD [27]/AM 784

Prime to None: Antiphons etc from the Common

I Vespers of the Third Sunday after Epiphany, MD 147-8*/AM 163

Sunday 21 January – Third Sunday after Epiphany, Class II; Commemoration of St Agnes [**in some places, St Meinrad, Class I]

Matins: All as in the psalter; readings, responsories and collect of the Sunday

Lauds: Psalm schema 1 – 50, 117, 62; hymn Aeterne rerum Conditor; collect and canticle antiphon from MD 148*/AM 307*; commemoration of St Agnes (for monasteries of nuns), MD [29]/AM 787-8

Prime to Vespers: All as in the psalter for Sunday, collect and canticle antiphon, MD 148*/AM 307

For St Meinrad, Class I, MD 16**ff

Monday 22 January – Class IV; St Vincent, memorial [EF: and St Anastasius;**in some places, St Meinrad]

Matins: Three readings (feria II of third week after Epiphany)

Lauds, Terce to Vespers: Collect MD 148*/AM 307; for the commemoration, MD [34]/AM 737/789

For St Meinrad, Class II, MD 20**

Tuesday 23 January – Class IV; St Emerentiana, memorial [EF: St Raymond Pennafort]

Matins: Three readings

Lauds, Terce to Vespers: Collect MD 148*/AM 307; for the commemoration at Lauds, see MD [35]/AM 744/790

Wednesday 24 January – Class IV; St Timothy, memorial [EF: Class III]

Matins: Three readings

Lauds, Terce to Vespers: Collect MD 148*/AM 307; at Lauds, for the commemoration MD [35–6]/AM 736/790

Thursday 25 January – Conversion of St Paul, Class III

Matins: Invitatory (Laudemus Deus) and hymn (Doctor egregie), LR 432-3; readings and collect of the feast; rest as in the psalter 

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts for the feast, MD [36]/AM 792 ff with festal psalms, with collects of St Paul and St Peter under one conclusion

Prime to None: Antiphons etc of the feast, MD [39] ff with hymns and psalms (for 'throughout the week'); collect of St Paul

Vespers: Antiphons for the feast, with psalms for the Common of Apostles, MD (13)/AM 626; chapter, responsory etc for the feast, with collects of St Paul and St Peter under one conclusion

Friday 26 January – Class IV; St Polycarp, memorial [EF: Class III; Ben. Confed: St. Robert, St. Alberic and St. Stephen, abbots of Citeaux - Optional Memorial]

Matins: Three readings

Lauds, Terce to Vespers: Collect MD 148*/AM 307; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [42-3]/AM 737/797

Saturday 27 January – St John Chrysostom, Class III

Matins
: Invitatory and hymn from Common of a confessor bishop (LR 190); psalms and antiphons of the day; reading 1&2 of the feria (combine readings 2&3; use responsories 1&3 of the feria), reading and responsory 3 of the feast

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the day, rest from Common of a confessor bishop, MD (64)/AM 659; collect of the feast, MD [43]/AM 797

Prime to None: Antiphons etc from the Common

I Vespers of Septuagesima Sunday, MD 153-4*/AM 311 (Note: the Alleluia is added to the Benedicamus Domino and is not used hereafter)

Sunday 28 January – Septuagesima Sunday, Class II

[The feast of St Cyril is not marked in the Office this year]

Matins: Invitatory antiphon for the Septuagesimatide Sundays (Preoccupemus faciem Domini); hymn Primo dierum (from the psalter); readings, responsories and collect of the Sunday; note that the Alleluia is not used, antiphons for Septuagesima instead.

Lauds: Antiphons and proper texts, MD 154*/AM 312 ff, with psalms of Sunday (Ps 50, 117, 62)

Prime to None: Antiphons etc for the day from MD 158-9*

Vespers: Psalms and antiphons of Sunday; chapter, responsory, hymn etc for the day, from MD 159*/AM 315 ff

Monday 29 January – Class IV; St Frances de Sales, memorial [EF: Class III]

**For St Frances as Class I, see MD 21**

Matins: Note: In Nocturn II, antiphons of Septuagesima henceforth; three readings of the day (feria II after Septuagesima Sunday)

Collect, MD 157*/AM 313

Lauds: for the commemoration, MD [44–5]/AM 665/798

Vespers: Magnificat antiphon MD 161*/AM 316

Tuesday 30 January – Class IV [EF: St Martina]

Collect, MD 157*/AM 313; Magnificat antiphon for Vespers, MD 161*/AM 317

Wednesday 31 January – Class IV; St John Bosco, memorial [EF: Class III]

Collect, MD 157*/AM 313

Lauds: for the commemoration, MD [45-6]/AM 743 (plus collect from SupAM 35 or Missal or Diurnal)

Vespers: Magnificat antiphons MD 161*/317

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