Ordo July 31 – August 6 Simple Kalendar


NOTE: the Simple Kalendar leaves out a good many feasts. In order to make the kalendar slightly less simple the feasts from the Universal Kalendar could be commemorated at Matins, Lauds & Vespers if so desired. All you need is to add the legend to the last Lesson and find the right Table & Collect for the kind of Saint you wish to commemorate. The Supplement to the Anglican Breviary (the S section) contains feasts from BCP’s around the world and some from Sarum sources.

30. X Sunday after Trinity

Psalms & Ants as in the Psalter & Ordinary at all Hours.

Matins IX Lessons. Inv. & Hymn from Ordinary. Lessons i-vi from C550-551 w/ Responds from Table 3 (C548-549), Lessons vii-ix from C683-684 w/ Responds from table 3, followed by Te Deum. Nothing for St. Ignatius at Matins.

Lauds: Ant. Ben. & Collect from C682 followed by commem. of St. Ignatius (Table 9b).

At Prime & Compline no Preces.

Vespers: All as for the Feast of St. Peter’s Chains E325 and what is not given as proper from Common 2. Commem. of St. Paul (E325) followed by St. Ignatius (E325 & Table 9c), followed by Holy Maccabees (E325 & Table 6a).

* THE MONTH OF AUGUST *

1. Saint Peter’s Chains, Greater Double.

All as for the Feast p. E325-331, whatever is needed from Common 2.

Matins ix Lessons. Lesson ix of Maccabees. Te Deum is said.

Lauds: No comm. commem., no Preces.

At Prime & Compline no Preces.

Vespers: 2nd Vespers of St. Peter’s Cains. Commem. of St. Paul, followed by Maccabees (Table 6b). NOTE: Vespers of the Dead is suggested after the Office of the Day.

2. Feria.

NOTE: since this is the first Feria of the month the Office of the Dead & Requiem Mass are suggested instead of the Office of the Day. In this case the full Office could be used as is given H1-H25 or if in addition to the Daily Office only Matins & Lauds.

Psalms & Antiphons as in the Psalter & Ordinary at all Hours.

Matins III Lessons. I Nocturn, Lessons from C552 w/Responds from Table 3 (Tuesdays) No Te Deum.

Lauds: Collect from previous Sunday, followed by the Common Commem.

At Prime & Compline Dominical Preces.

Vespers: Collect from previous Sunday, followed by the Common Commem.

3. Feria.

Psalms & Antiphons as in the Psalter & Ordinary at all Hours.

Matins III Lessons. I Nocturn, Lessons from C552-553 w/Responds from Table 3 (Wednesdays) No Te Deum.

Lauds: Collect from previous Sunday, followed by the Common Commem.

At Prime & Compline Dominical Preces.

Vespers: Feast of St. Dominic. All from Common 9, except Collect E334.

4. St. Dominic, Greater Double.

All from Common 9, except Collect & lessons iv, v, vi which are the Legend divided at the * using the Responds from Common 9.

Matins IX Lessons. Te Deum.

Lauds: no Common Commem.

At Prime & Compline no Preces.

Vespers: 2nd Vespers of St. Dominic, all from Common 9 except Collect.

5. Feria.

Psalms & Antiphons as in the Psalter & Ordinary at all Hours.

Matins III Lessons. I Nocturn, Lessons from C554 w/Responds from Table 3 (Thursdays) No Te Deum.

Lauds: Collect from previous Sunday, followed by the Common Commem.

At Prime & Compline Dominical Preces.

Vespers: Feast of the Transfiguration. All from the Proper E336-337.

6. TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, Double 2nd Class.

All as for the Feast E336-349. NOTE: the American BCP has a different Gospel and if it is used the appropriate Collect must be the one given for the American BCP (though in both cases the Latin and older tradition is preferable).

Matins: IX Lessons. Te Deum.

Lauds: no Common commem.

At Prime & Compline: No Preces.

Vespers: 2nd Vespers of Transfiguration w/commem. of Trinity XI (Ant. Magn. & V/R p. C541 & Collect p. C684).

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I am an Anglican Catholic Priest, currently residing in Orvelte, the Netherlands.
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5 Responses to Ordo July 31 – August 6 Simple Kalendar

  1. Jason says:

    I appreciate your posts on the current ordos.

  2. Purplepride says:

    Doesn’t II Vespers of a Sunday outrank I Vespers of a Greater Double? I thought tonight should be Sunday Vespers, with commemorations of Peter’s Chains, Paul, Ignatius, and Maccabees.

    • Father Gregory says:

      Well on p. xxviii the editors recommend that ‘Benedictine practice’ be followed so that only I & II Class doubles are preferred over a Sunday. This would be a good idea if one is using the Universal Kalendar. But in the case of the Simple Kalendar I ignore this recommendation because there are not that many Greater Doubles which could somehow clash with a Sunday. For the same reason I also ignore Rule 1 & 2 for Matins in the Simple Kalendar since that option seems to be unnecessary as a measure to reduce over use of the commons.

      • Purplepride says:

        I believe that in regular Catholic practice, only greater doubles “of the Lord” outrank Sundays, not all greater doubles. divinumofficium.com, although it does sometimes have mistakes, has II Vespers of Sunday with commemoration of Peter’s Chains.

        But I could be wrong, the tables and rubrics aren’t always clear.

      • Father Gregory says:

        I believe that for the 1911 Roman Breviary the Greater Doubles outrank Sundays as you have said. However this is itself a measure to reduce the use of commons and festal material (preferring the season over the sanctoral). The Breviary as it was immediately before the Reforms of St. Pius X would give all feasts of double rank preference over the Sunday. I am hesitant to go quite that far, but it seems to me appropriate to prefer all Greater Doubles to Sundays which are after all only Semidouble in rank. The editors of the AB themselves recommend “Benedictine custom” to only have I & II Class Doubles be preferred to Sundays. They roundly acknowledge they are here deviating from their original source. Perhaps it is fitting that I would be equally frank in admitting I recommend a similar step without the Benedictine precedent and in the opposite direction. That is instead of merely preferring Greater Doubles of Our Lord I recommend preferring all Greater Doubles over the Sunday Office. I am thereby taking a half step back toward the pre-1911 Breviary I suppose. Perhaps I ought to be more consistent and just adopt the rubrics of the Breviary as it was immediately preceding the 1911 reforms …. But that would be practically quite challenging due to some other changes introduced in 1911.

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