ORTHODOX MONASTIC

OFFICE
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Breviarium Monasticum Orthodoxum

ACCORDING TO THE HOLY RULE OF SAINT BENEDICT

EDITED INTO ONE VOLUME

FROM VARIOUS EDITIONS OF THE BREVIARIVM MONASTICVM

(1711, 1884, 1892)

TO CONFORM TO THE HOLY TRADITION

OF THE UNDIVIDED CHURCH PRIOR TO THE GREAT SCHISM OF 1054

S. Peter Orthodox Truth Service
Canterbury, New Zealand
2009

EDITOR'S PREFACE GENERAL RUBRICS OF THE BREVIARY
1892
It is I think beyond contradiction that S Benedict is a saint of the Orthodox Church
The Office each day is either Double or Semidouble, or Simple.
in that he lived and died while the Latin and the Greek Orthodox Churches were
united in one Communion. Which is no doubt why, when the Antiochian Church OF THE DOUBLE OFFICE
began to receive Old Catholic and Anglo-Catholic converts in the 1950s, it was I.
natural for them to adopt as their first office book Canon Douglas's Monastic
Diurnal, supplemented by the Monastic Matins of the Society of the Sacred Cross.
T HE Office is Double on the days from Maundy Thursday to Easter Tuesday inclusive, on Low Sunday, on the
Ascension of the Lord, on Whitsunday, and the two following days; on the Feast of the Most Holy Trinity,
Corpus Christi, and the Dedication of the Church itself; on Feasts which in the Calendar are marked with the word
Double: on the Octave Day of a Feast having an Octave; on the Feast of the Patron of the Order, one or many
Patrons of any place, or of the Title of a Church, and on the Feasts of Saints which in some Churches, religious
My English Breviary has, I think, proved that the nineteenth-century form of the orders or congregations are accustomed to he celebrated solemnly, with proper Offices approved by the apostolic
Roman Breviary is, as an expression of the ancient western tradition, as satisfactory see, or accepted, or to be accepted, by the authority of the same see (but keeping the form of this Breviary) from any
part of the common, even if the said Feasts be not listed in this Calendar. Besides, the Office is double for the Dead
for Orthodox use as the Monastic version, and, not being a monk, I prefer it. But on the Commemoration of all the Faithful Departed, and on the day of death or burial of the departed, as is said in
Canon Douglas' work is still so popular that an Orthodox reprint has recently been the same Office at the end of the Breviary.
made both of it and of his Monastic Diurnal Noted. What remains to be provided is 2. A Double Feast is celebrated or commemopration is made of it, on the day on which it falls, unless it
happen to be translated, as will be said in the Rubric of the translation of Feasts.
the Matins which is out of print, and a guide to Orthodox use of the options provided 3. It has first and second Vespers entire, unless it concur with another of similar rank, as will be said in the
in the Diurnal. Rubric of Concurrence of Offices, and the whole Office is of the Double, beginning from first Vespers until
Compline of the following day inclusive, unless it be appointed otherwise in the proper places. But the Office of the
Dead has first Vespers, Matins and Lauds only, as is placed at the end of the Breviary.
I therefore began to edit the whole Office according to the same principles as the 4. In both Vespers, in Matins and in Lauds only, but not in the other Hours, the Antiphons are doubled, that is,
English Breviary. I collected such music as can be found into a separate book of said entire at the beginning and at the end of the Psalms.
5. At Matins are said three Nocturns; the first two each with six Psalms, the third with three Canticles. After
musical settings for Matins. This is confined to the Psalter; Canon Douglas's each Nocturn are said four Lessons with as many Responsories.
Monastic Diurnal Noted has been reissued recently, and apart from the Hymns, I 6. The Prayers at Prime and Compline, and the Suffrages of Saint Mary, the Apostles, Bl. Benedict, and
have not found any music for the Proper or Common of Matins. The current edition Peace, at Vespers and at Lauds, are not said in the Double Office, as will be said also in their own Rubrics.
7. The manner of ordering the Double Office in Vespers, Matins and the other Hours; and likewise of the
is therefore of the whole Office but without music, except for the Holy Week Antiphons, Responsories, Verses, Chapters, and other things to be said therein, are to be found below in the Rubrics
Triduum which exactly follows the Roman Office of the time. I considered providing proper to each.
for those who, living in the Southern Hemisphere or not being short of a quarter- OF THE SEMIDOUBLE OFFICE
II.
hour for prayer, might find the holy founder's deletion of the whole Scripture for
"winter" not very appropriate to their circumstances; but as the whole material is still
to be found in the Roman Office, I desisted.
T HE office is Semidouble on Sundays (except Low Sunday, on which it is Double) and Days within Octaves:
likewise on Feasts which in the Calendar are marked with the word Semidouble, and on Feasts proper to some
places or congregations, where they are accustomed to be celebrated more solemnly than as Simples.
2. The Office of a Semidouble Feast is said on the day on which it falls, or a Commemoration is placed of it,
as will be said in the Rubric of Translation of Feasts.
In these opening pages I include the General Rubrics, the Kalendar, and the Tables 3. It has the whole Office entire, like the Double (except Matins within an Octave), but the Antiphons are not
doubled.
of Occurrence and Concurrence of the 1892 edition, all of which have proved to be 4. At Matins are said three Nocturns, as in the Double Office, except on days within Octaves, in which only
very similar to those of the 1828-1868 Roman Breviary on which the English two Nocturns are said with three Lessons, and as many Responsories.
Breviary was based. The text is based on the existing translations and can be used 5. The manner of ordering the Semidouble Office both on Feasts and on Sandays, and within Octaves, and also
of Antiphons, V erses, Responsories, and other like matters, and when in the Semidouble Office the Prayers are to be
with them; but where possible I have checked them against the oldest originals I said at Prime and Compline, and the Suffrages of the Saints at Vespers and Lauds, are to be found below in the
could find. I have noted the edition used at the beginning of each section, but I do Rubrics proper to each.
not think any serious unevenness will be apparent. OF THE SIMPLE OFFICE
III.

I was spared to complete one major task, and then others urged me to work on the T HE office is Simple on weekdays when it happens to be of the Feria, either three, or only one Lesson is to be
read: likewise on Feasts which in the Calendar are not marked with the words Double, or Semidouble, or Of the
Octave: likewise when the Office of blessed Mary is said on Saturday, as will be said in its Rubric.
Monastic Office. Thank God, He has allowed me to finish it. 2. The Office of a Simple Feast is said on the day on which it falls, unless there occur to be said on the same
day an Office of twelve Lessons, or of an Octave, or of Saint Mary on Saturday, or of some Ferias on which a
Fr Jack Simple Feast falls, as will be said in the Rubrics of Ferias, and of Commemorations.
III 3. It has only first Vespers, in which are said the ferial Psalms, and from the Chapter it is of the Feast, unless
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that is with its responsories. with the proper Antiphon T HE Office of a Vigil is said on all Vigils throughout the year which are fasted. after Epiphany: if they shall be xxvj. Verses. This is likewise observed OF FERIAS also for other Feasts of the First Class in occurrence with the said Sundays. it is to be noted that the Sunday is said Psalter. And as in the Proper of the Season a Sunday is said to be the first of the month. or Dedication it is. the twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost will be that which is vj three Lessons or one. on which the Office is of the Feria. 2.Andrew. Semidouble or Simple Feast. excepting certain Sundays. Of a Sunday occurring on an Ferias throughout the year the Office of the Feria begins where the Office of the preceding day ceases. 7. 9. If a Semidouble occur T HE ferial Office. as is said in the Rubric of OF SUNDAYS Concurrence of Offices. as it is given below in the Rubric of Lessons and Responsories: and the first day shall come on Monday. and with commemoration of the Feast of three Lessons on the following occurrent Feria. and and Collect. unless on the Vigil Day there occur a Feast of xij Lessons. omitting the Lessons of Scripture of that OF VIGILS Feria. But the Office of the six Sundays after Epiphany and the twenty-four after Pentecost is so placed. on which the Office is said as in the proper places. that is. also omitting the said prayers and suffrages. with the Antiphon on Benedictus. as in the Proper of the Season. and when the Ferial Prayers are to be said. with its Responsory. with the Collect of the 3. since its Office is placed on the preceding Matins: if the preseding day shall have been a Simple Feast. and other matters. as will be said in the Rubric of Translation of Feasts. said. commemoration is made of it. or Patron. 3. or which shall come on the Feast Antiphons. even translated. the first Sunday of the month will be that which after the second Nocturn is said the Chapter. according to the weekday that occurs. Friday or Matins. At Matins are said two Nocturns with their Psalms. and there does not occur any Octave. or by any Octave. At Matins after the Invitatory and Hymn of the Feast. then on the preceding day commemoration of the Octave. except on the preceding day shall have been a Double or Semidouble. and three to be the first of the month which comes on the first day of the month. placed even after the xxiij after Pentecost. or any solemn Feast accustomed to be celebrated in any Church. always be put that which in order is xxiv after Pentecost. and on preceding day inclusive. and on it are read three Lessons from the Homily of the Sunday. likewise also in Lauds shall be said VI the Antiphon on Benedictus and the Collect of the xxiii Sunday. IV. Tuesday or Wednesday. and when the prayers and the suffrages of the Saints are to be itself. except on those major Feasts which are excepted below. on which is first placed the 4. (as will be said in the Rubric of Translation of Feasts) unless that Feast Lessons are read. that the iii or iv or v or vj Sunday after Epiphany is left over. as above. nor any immediately after the Octave of the Epiphany. and the xxv that which is vj: if they shall be 4. as is complete the number of thirty Sundays that there can be from the Epiphany to Septuagesima and from Pentecost to said below in the Rubric of Concurrence. or Dedication of the Church itself. was said above under the previous number. Responsories. on Ember Days and Rogation Monday. but that at least a commemoration be made of it. and its Office ends at None. when no Double Feast occurs thereon: for then the Office is of the Double with commemoration of the Sunday in both Vespers and in Lauds: and at Matins the twelfth Lesson is read from the Homily of the Sunday. according to the order of weekdays in the Psalter. But on Sundays which occur of this Breviary. Likewise also when on Ember Wednesday and Friday in September and Ash Wednesday. where the word Vigil is marked in the Calendar. But if a Simple Feast occur on them. From this order of the ferial Office are excepted the three Major Ferias of Holy Week and Monday and xxvij. when the Office of a Double Feast is said on it. n Feast without any commemoration of the Feria. and 4. nor can it be Feria from the Psalter. only in the Church or place whose Title. At Matins are said three Nocturns with the Psalms amd Canticles. IV V there concur with it an Office of twelve Lessons. with 2. is found in the proper Rubric before the j Sunday after the Epiphany. and without the Prayers and the Suffrages of the Saints. and on a day within an Octave the iij. Ember Days. 8. But the first Sunday of Advent is not taken 5. Matins and the other Hours. Of Sundays occurring within the Octaves of Christmas and the Epiphany. so that none of these Sundays be unused. and the Office of the xxiij is put on the preceding Lessons and Responsories. are said two Nocturns with twelve Psalms. as in the Psalter and in the Proper of the Season. the Office of the Feria is to begin on the following day from Octave Day of the Epiphany. the xxiv will be that which is v. as well as concerning xxiij Sundays. to preceding Sunday. for then a commemoration of such Ferias is made as is on the same day. are to be found below in Rubrics be of the principal Title or Patron of any Church or place. as in the Psalter or Proper: and xij T HE Office is always of Sunday on the Sundays of Advent. this order. as well as concerning the Lessons. if it occur. After the first Nocturn. said of such a Feast. and of other matters concerning the Office of Saturday. for then only a commemoration is made of it. are to be found below in Rubrics proper to each. as in the Psalter. as was said. The manner of ordering its Office. is said of the Sunday. the whole Office is of the Sunday. The Office is said of the Sunday with and on Vigils there occurs any Simple Feast. with its Responsory. If the whole week be impeded by Feasts of twelve Lessons. not being impeded by an Office of xij Lessons. The manner of ordering the Office of the Feria at Matins and the other Hours. and in the second Nocturn shall be said the Collect of the xxiij Sunday. at the Chapter of Vespers. of which commemoration must be made. as will be said below in the Rubric of precedes the first day. and Collect of the Feast. Responsories. but to the Feast of S. and the xxvj will be the vj. or Office of Saint Mary on on the day of the Feast (except that the Antiphons are not doubled) and in the Proper of the Season. on which nothing is said of the Sunday. the Office is said as placed in Likewise throughout the year the Office is of the Feria on those weekdays on which in the Calendar there is not their proper places. although it come in the previous month: but if the first day shall come on Thursday. or a day within an Octave: otherwise on another the Feria. And the Office of a Feria ends at None if a Double or Semidouble follows: Advent. only a commemoration is made of it. the first Sunday will be that which follows the same first day. On other Sundays throughout the year it V. said in the Rubric of Commemorations. and likewise of the as that which is nearer to the first day of December. and the Collect of the Vigil. or commemoration is made of it. with commemoration of a Simple Feast. For then the xxiv is put in the place of the xxiij. unless it concur with some other Office. although it be not entered in the Calendar commemoration of the Octave. the xxiv Sunday will be the iv. The Office of Sunday is Semidouble. But on the Sundays within the Octave of the Ascension and Corpus Christi. and begins from first Vespers on Saturday: and it has the whole Office entire until Compline of Sunday inclusive. Vigils. But if any Octave Day shall fall on Sundays of Advent occurring before the 17 th of December. for then the Office is proper to each. are placed after the twentieth from Pentecost. . Lent. and commemoration is made of it in Lauds only. and nothing further is said of it. The manner of ordering the Simple Office at Vespers. If a Vigil occur on a Sunday. begins from Matins. but on other commemoration of the Octave. and the xxv will be the v. as will be said in the Rubric of Commemorations. commemoration is made of it in Lauds only. (unless it shall be a Feast of xij Lessons) in Vespers the office is of the Feria. in this manner: if Lessons are read with as many Responsories. so that if the Octave Day a commemoration is made. and other matters. as 2. for thenceforth it is of the Simple at times are remaining over after the Epiphany before Septuagesima. with commemoration of the Sunday. If the Sundays after Pentecost shall be xxv. with Saturday. commemoration. as in the Proper of the Season. preceding day not similarly impeded. the Verse of the Feast is said. when Septuagesima shall come Rubric of Concurrence of Offices. The ferial Office in Advent. of which the Office is to be said. from the Homily of the Vigil. are to be found below in proper rubrics. then its Office is said on the Saturday before Septuagesima Sunday. within other Octaves. or is nearer to the first day. and on Sundays from Septuagesima until Low Sunday inclusive. The manner of treating the Office of the Second Sunday after the Epiphany.and Rogation Monday. its Office is said on Saturday. and the Versicle from the occurrent 5. then on the Saturday is read a twelfth or third Lesson from the Homily of the xxiij Sunday. But as it sometimes happens. and in the last place will Tuesday of the Octaves of Easter and Pentecost. not being impeded by a Feast of twelve Lessons. the Office of the feria is to be said from Vespers of that Saturday. even if sometimes after Pentecost there be no more than 5. when on weekdays there occurs no Double or SemiDouble Feast or Octave Day. or an Octave: for then in the Office of xij Lessons the xij Lesson is read. notwithstanding any Double or Semidouble Feast that may occur: for then the Feast is translated. as found in the Psalter and the Proper of the Season. Sundays from Septuagesima to Quinquagesima Sunday inclusive. For those which but if a Simple follows. Verse. and the manner of placing the beginnings of books of Scripture with their proper. 10. as will be said in the 6. is always said on the Ferias of Advent and Lent. as in the beginning of a book of Scripture with its proper. as will be said in the Rubric of Commemorations. the Office is said as placed any Double. Saturday. a simple of the occurrent Season.

At Easter and Pentecost the Office of the Octave ends on the following Saturday at None. as in the Psalter: and three Lessons are read from apointed also in their proper places. and unless an Office is said of xij Lessons. The Office of a Day within an Octave is said with two Nocturns and three Lessons and as many Christmas and the Epiphany of the Lord. except the Octaves of Christmas. Mary. No. Within the Octave of the Antiphons as in the Psalter. The Prayers are said at Prime and Compline. likewise of the Feast of the Dedication of the Church itself. But if there occur on a Vigil a solemn Feast of any place. as 4. 2. for appointed in their own places. but ends at None. as was said in the above Rubric of Ferias. second Nocturn the second Antiphon. and when the Office must be of the Feria. their Office is as said in their proper Responsories of the Feast. . as on the Feast. but only on Semidoubles (when her little Office is not said) her usual 3. whatever Feast occur therein. unless that Otfice of xij Epiphany and Corpus Christi. proper Rubrics are to be found below. as appointed in the Office of S. and in is said in the following Rubric of Commemorations.in Vespers a commemoration only is made of Commemorations. as was said in the Rubric of Sundays. as is which are enumerated below in the Rubric of Commemorations (if on the Vigil of Saint John Baptist shall fall. celebrated with an Octave. The Lessons within Octaves of the Lord. unless otherwise noted in the proper places. But when on the above-mentioned Feasts the Office cannot be of Saint Mary. except the days within the Octaves of Easter and Pentecost. except Vespers are of the following Feast. and the Vigil of the Nativity of the Lord which. since they are not translated after the Octave. which is celebrated as given in but if there be no proper ones given. 2. of which it will be said below concerning the translation of Feasts. Within Octaves the Office of occurring Double and Semidouble Feasts and also of translated Double commemoration is made throughout the year with the other suffrages placed in the Psalter after Vespers of Saturday. the Feast of Corpus Christi. Except the Octaves of our most holy Father Benedict and the Virgin Scholastica. if the Octave is to be Common Commemorations. The Invitatory and Hymn are said as on the Day of the Feast. If two Octaves occur at the same time (as the Octave of Saint John Baptist and said of it. C OMMEMORATIONS are made of Simple Feasts. Octaves are said of Easter. and so on on each day in order without interruption even by an occurrent Feast. Concerning Feasts occurring on an Octave Day it is to be observed which is said in the Rubric of Translation of Feasts. which are given as proper each for each day. The same is observed when any Vigil shall come in Advent. But if in some Churches within the the Homily on the Gospel of the Vigil. commemoration of the Octave. but on the Octave fasted. concerning which. in the way of other solemnities. except on the two days after Easter and Pentecost. For the rest. or at least a commemoration (when it is impeded by any Feast or Sunday) is said for eight days on end. both in Matins and in Lauds and the Hours. except on Tuesday and Friday. because are taken from that Nocturn of the Feast. At Matins after the Invitatory and Hymn of Saint Mary are said two Nocturns with the ferial Psalms and commemoration is made of it. are said. three are read from the Homily on the Gospel of the same day. the Office of Saint Mary is been said for some days. and unless an Ember Day or Vigil occur.Day. If it is able to be translated. commemoration is made. when they are to be said in the Office of the Octave of Corpus Christi. but not translated But in summer . but each for each Nocturn beginning from the first Antiphon of the first Vigil of the Epiphany. or one of the-more solemn Feasts during the year of the Octaves of Easter and Pentecost. as is assigned in the proper places. except her usual commemoration with the other Suffrages. as 5. So that if some Feast. but it is translated after the Octave. with commemoration of 3. Compline. and of its Dedication (but not on the Octave Day) with the first and second Lesson is taken from the same Scripture of the occurrent Season. OF OCTAVES 7. in the order wich is noted in the Rubric of Responsories: except on Monday and Tuesday Rubrics. even of the principal Patron or Title of a Church. After None nothing is said above in the Rubric of Sundays. although only three Lessons are read. the Octaves of Easter and Pentecost the Office is not said of any Feast. The Versicle of the j Nocturn and Responsories 3. on which no commemoration is made of the Octave. the manner of ordering the Office of an Octave is to be found below in proper Rubrics. and of Feasts of other Saints. and of the Feast of the Principal Patron or Title of a place or Church. with the Antiphon. Of Simples occurring within any Octaves a commemoration only is made. in Vespers within the Octave all is said as in second Vespers of the Feast. which is oberved generally in all Octaves. and in summer from the preceding Sunday. Of Sundays occurring within Octaves the Office is said as was Eastertide only the Commemoration of the Cross. Her Office on Saturday begins on Friday in the manner of a Simple Feast. unless they shall be of the j or ij class with commemoration of the Octave: but of Semidoubles within it Saturday. of which commemoration is always made. which is accustomed to be celebrated with an Octave. in the those Ferias no commemoration is made of a Vigil. when on their days there falls a Feast of xij Lessons. the Ascension of the Lord. Lent. they are taken as on the day at Sext. Feasts of xij Lessons to be celebrated. when Lent comes nothing more is said of it. in which it is said with three Nocturns. even translated. On the ferial Psalms are example. as appointed in their places 5. VI VII for then a commemoration is made of the Vigil. Verse and Collect to be found in her Office on Saturday. or Saturday. But within other Octaves they are said from some Sermon or Treatise. no commemoration even of it is made because of the Saturday. as on the Monday after the Octave of Easter. unless it is noted otherwise in the proper places. . occurring on a Saturday a Commemoration only is made.. of which is the Absolution. as is said in the same Rubric of the Translation of Feasts. said as on the Feast. The Office of a Vigil is all said from the occurrent Feria. unless that Feast be one of the more solemn Feasts enumerated in the following Rubric concerning None of Saturday.X. or on Ember Days: for on Nocturn. even if the Office of a Sunday or a Semidouble Feast is to be said.from the Chapter. the Saint Mary. Monday and Tuesday of Easter and Pentecost. Within Octaves the usual Suffrages of the Saints are not said. the third Lesson of S. But within Lessons be of the same blessed Mary. the Office is said as is noted in the proper places. Day it is said Double. nor are the Prayers said at Prime and VII. But of any Octave Day whatever the whole Office is said Double. From this order of Vigils that are fasted is excepted the Vigil of Pentecost. Within an Octave the Office is said Semidouble. The Verse of Saint Mary. And the same is always said. the Lessons placed in second Nocturn of the Common of Saints are to be repeated. of Feasts on which an Octave is marked in the Calendar.and all things. with OF COMMEMORATIONS commemoration of the other. nor any commemoration is said of the Vigil. Office. then Epiphany it is said only of the Patron or Tttle of a Church. or Sunday. The Office of a Vigil begins at Matins. and ends at the Octave. in the manner of a Simple Feast. by special privilege.except the said are said the Antiphons. But if on Friday there occur an Office of xij Lessons. with IX commemoration of the day within the other Octave. so that on the second day within the Octave in the first Nocturn is to be said the first Antiphon. Pentecost. the Feast of Corpus Christi) then nothing at all. On the Octave Day the whole Office is O F an Octave the Office. or of some Octave. Within the Octave of Corpus Christi it is said only of Doubles. for then no other commenoration of her is to be made... and the Office of its Octave has already O N all Saturdays throughout the year out of Advent and Lent. and the 17th day of December. on which is that place. Feasts is said. or the Octave of a Patron or Title of a Church with another Octave) when there are no Sunday. or a Sunday. has the rest of said the  of the third Nocturn. or of another Feast which in some Churches is accustomed to be occurrent Feria. But on the Vigils of the Epiphany and the Ascension. But of a Simple Feast observed of Octaves not yet completed when the Feast of Pentecost supervenes. as appointed towards the end of the Breviary. From this rule are excepted the Vigils of 4. . the Office Double in Lauds and the Hours. And the Octave. as was said. in those Churches there are not kept proper and approved Lessons for within the The Chapter and Verse of the second Nocturn are taken from the Feria. If three Lessons are read in the ferial Office of the Season. or unless the Office must be of the Feria because of the office of some Sunday to be placed during the week. congregations and religious orders are accustomed to be celebrated solemnly with Octaves. to accomodate the Office of some Sunday which remains over from a year. with three Responsories from the Octave of a Patron or Title of the Church.and in first Vespers of the Octave Day all as in first Vespers of the Feast. in the order described in the Rubric of Responsories. or Order. the Collect from the Vigil. shall come a little before Lent.Mary on ones. and the usual suffrages of the Apostles and Peace. which in certain OF THE OFFICE OF SAINT MARY ON SATURDAY Churches. otherwise the Lessons of the Feast Day. otherwise 4. (except for the two Nocturns of the Feria). Lauds and the Hours of the day are said as on the Feast itself. which are not 6. and concerning other matters about the ordering of its said of Saints. unless that VIII Feast shall come in Lent: in which Season the Office of any Octave whatsoever is omitted. nor any commemoration. orof its Dedication. or Octave. as is said in the aforesaid . 5 In the ij Nocturn after the Antiphon and Psalms is said the Chapter and Verse. and if they shall fall on a Sunday. the Office is to be said of the greater in dignity.

the Antiphon and Verse before the Collect shall be taken in the same way Week. as in the following Rubric. of the two one Lesson shall be Ember Days. The same is to be said of other Feasts of the first class occurring on the aforesaid Greater Sundays. Epiphany. Also if the Feast of the Nativity of S John Baptist shall come be made on the following day. the Septuagesima to the Octave of Easter inclusive. in the proper places. the Apostles and Peace.Mary. Proper of the Season. a Semidouble . the commemorations in the Feast other Sundays no commemoration is made when a Double Feast occurs. or to avoid repeating the Versicle Full of grace. . it is made in Lauds only. as also of the Ferias of Advent and Lent. and on the Feast of all Monks of the Order of S. on the Ascension of the Lord. otherwise from the Psalter. commemoration is made of the Octave commemoration is made of it on Sundays of Advent. within the Octave when commemoration is made of a like Feria. and from Low Sunday until Pentecost exclusive. except the Sundays of Advent. Passion Sunday. on the Feast of Corpus Christi and its Octave Day. The Responsory also after that Lesson is said of the (unless that Feast shall be one of those which are enumerated below in this same Rubric) nor of an Octave Day. on same rule. whence they were taken in the Office of the day. unless otherwise indicated. A Simple Feast precious Blood of O. (in commemoration is made of it on a Sunday or any Feast.and in Lauds from first Vespers of the same or commemoration is made of it. on 11. But in second Vespers of the said Feast. is commemorated before a Sunday. Bbenedict. unless they concur with the above enumerated Feasts. IX X . But of Nativity of S. as many. Easter Day. Of and iv Sundays of Advent and Lent. as also it is not made on the solemn Feast of a place. and Rogation Monday commemoration is always made whatsoever Feast may occur. commemoration is made of a Lesson is to be read from the Homily of a Sunday or Feria. Vigils and Rogation Monday. on the Nativity of the Lord. it is translated to the following Monday. Assumption of blessed Mary. even when it is place. as was said above. on all the Octave of the Epiphany. even a Simple. which also because of its dignity is placed before Archangel. that is to say. Of Ember is translated to the first day not impeded by a Double or Semidouble Feast. with commemoration of the Sunday. Commemoration is made also of an Octave. But of other Sundays throughout the year and Octaves own Church only. for a Feast occurring on them is translated. but of a Sunday. Ash Wednesday. is celebrated even when it occurs on any of the above-mentioned days. unless that Feast of xij Lessons shall be the solemn principal Feast of any place. and in Lauds which is placed on Benedictus in the Common (if it shall have none when a Feast of xij Lessons occurs on those Ferias. and Lauds. and throughout the Octaves of Easter and Pentecost. Of Sundays and Ferias of Advent and Lent commemoration is made in both Vespers. so that in Vespers they are to be taken from Lauds. nor when a xij Day also in both Vespers. whose Patron. or Feria. if the Office is to be thereof on the following day. A Double. as also is noted below of Responsories. same Church. on which days the Office is not said of any occurring from the Proper of the Season. this order is observed. the xij Lesson in the Office of xij Lessons or the For in first Vespers and Lauds of such a Feast no commemoration is made of an occurring Simple Feast. on feasts of historical Lessons of the second Nocturn made into one. the Office is of the proper) agreeing with that Office of which commemoration is being made. on rank of a Simple. If the Antiphon and Verse of the Feast of which commemoration is being made should have been Septuagesima. Lessons. that is of the Sunday or Feria. and then the Office of such a principal Feast is said only in that place or Church.Agatha or another Holy Woman of xij Feast shall be the principal Patron or Title. if it shall have proper ones. which are celebrated on the Octave Day of Simple Feasts ( unless they occur on the abovementioned days) commemoration is made in first Vespers and Lauds. and not of others. S. the heavenly birthdays of the xj Apostles. Of Simples and Vigils occurring on these X. a day within an Octave before the Ferias of 6. unless that Common. Besides commemoration is made of Sundays from Pentecost until Advent. a Sunday before a Semidouble Feast. and on Sundays from Septuagesima to Easter. Virgin Mary and Anna her Mother. on the Feast of Saint Lawrence and the Dedication of Saint Michael the and before the commemoration of any Title or Patron of a Church. nor of any third in the Office within the Octave is read from the Homily of the Sunday. how and when they are to be said. a day within an Octave. in its on the day to which they are assigned in the Calendar. or Dedication of the Church itself. on the Vigil of Christmas. the Feast of the Assumption of the blessed Virgin. VIII 8. with the three days immediately preceding and the two following days on the Ascension of the Lord. and Rogation Monday. if such a commemoration is to the same with the Annunciation of blessed Mary. Palm Sunday. the xij Lesson is read from the Feast of three Lessons. Feasts a xij Lesson is read with iots Responsory. but the Collect from the Double Feast. and of a day within an Octave. to be Feria. and in Lauds. when And likewise.J. nor on Ferias and other days. that is after the Hymn at Vespers and Lauds: then the 3. on the day of the Circumcision. reduced to the manner of a Simple. it 7. on the Feast of Saint Joseph the Patron and S. or Sunday. But if the Feast of the Purification of reduced to the mode of a Simple. when in the following Double. on the days from Octaves commemoration is always made in both Vespers. unless noted otherwise below. which will be either the first of Vigil (except the Vigil of the Epiphany) nor of any day within an Octave. Of which suffrages. Advent and Lent. Title. John Baptist. and the said Ferias before a Simple Feast. and All Saints. on the Feast of All Saints. even if impeded. If a Simple Feast occur on the same Ferias. as will be said in the following Rubric of the Translation of Feasts:. on. proper Rubrics are to be found Benedict. commemoration is made of it in both Vespers. on the ij. Observing the whose Office no commemoration is made of Saint Anastasia. Semidouble. Scholastica and on the feast of the most the Office on Saturday the next day) is commemorated before a Simple Feast occurring on Saturday. of the Circumcision. Benedict and any solemn Feast whatsoever of any place.Mary (when in the Purification. and commemoration is made in Lauds only. as above. Septuagesima. Of the Ferias of Advent and Lent. And if such a made which shall be the xij in the Office of xij Lessons:adding the Responsory from the same Feast of three solemn Feast shall come on any Sunday whatsoever. And if it happen. on all of Holy Week. according to the following Rubric of Translation of Feasts. and of Semidouble Feasts commemoration is not made OF THE TRANSLATION OF FEASTS. when they are impeded by a Double Feast. When there happen to be several commemorations. so long as it shall not be in Holy the Season. and of the holy Apostles Peter and Paul. commemoration is made in the same way as of the Octave and the Sunday. which. the Trinity. in first Vespers is said the Antiphon 2. of which I F any Double Feast occur on the Sundays of Advent. Office of the Day are read only three Lessons: nor is even a xij Lesson read of a day within an Octave when 5. Annunciation and Nativity of blessed Mary . of the holy Apostles Peter and Paul and of the Conception and the Office is said of it: in which case the twelfth Lesson of the Simple Feast is to be omitted. Lent. and Lauds. the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. in first Vespers commemoration is made of a Double Feast celebrated on that day. and on the Feast of S.L. And likewise if in second Vespers of S. when it is impeded by a Feast of xij Lessons or a Sunday. that is. Vigils. S. except in all Doubles of the j class. or Feria. as will be said below in the Rubric of Reslponsories. Which Lesson of a Saint with its Responsory is not read. The same is observed on certain major Feasts throughout the year. or Dedication it is. whenever the Office of any other Feast shall the Vigil of Pentecost until the Feast of the Trinity inclusive. likewise in the Office Octave of greater dignity. in both blessed Mary shall come on any Sunday of the ij class. taken from the same place whence the Antiphon was taken.Maurus and S. or an 9. on the Feast of S. on which the Collect for the commemoration shall be changed to another from the Common. but not of some Chapel or Altar of the Lessons there must be a commemoration of blessed Mary for the celebration of her Office on Saturday the next day. the Ember Days. are to be varied. though it have a proper Gospel and Homily.. and second Vespers of a Feast of xij Lessons which was celebrated on a Friday commemoration must be made of her for Evangelists. before a day within an Octave. except the first Sunday of Advent. Joseph. except their second Vespers. and commemoration of the Simple Feast. iij commemoration is made in both Vespers. Of the Octaves of Christmas. when commemoration must be made of them. Placidus and his companions. After the Antiphon is said the Verse. Joachim Father of the blessed is commemorated before the Suffrages or Common Commemorations of the Cross. nor or any preceding Feast of xij Lessons the Homily or the three or four joined together in one Lesson. and Whitsunday and the Most Holy Trinity. If commemoration be made of such a Feast when it occurs is translated to the next day not similarly impeded. and Corpus Christi. but only in the second Mass) on the Epiphany. on the Feast of S. on the Feast of SS. and within the Octave of Easter. and the days within Double and Semidouble Feasts. or Feria. the other said suffrages.C. nor Sunday. of which Sundays. the Verse Blessed art thou is to be said. the Most Holy Name of Jesus. 3. and on the Feast of the Dedication of the Church itself. Corpus Christi. even if observed as a which Feasts commemorations are made only in that manner as was said above concerning the solemn Feast of any Simple. and Lauds. a commemoration is made which is placed on Magnificat. of the Finding of the holy Cross. Of the taken from the same Common. and Vespers and Lauds. if S. Ember Days. Commemorations are made in this manner: after the Collect of the day. except however for the Feasts of the Days. according to the Rubric of Octaves. except in the whole Octave of the Feast of Corpus Christi. Joseph the Spouse of the same. the first Sunday of that the Collect of the Feast of which commemoration is made be the same as that of the Feast whose office is said. No. Sexagesima and Quinquagesima Sundays. if that solemn Feast be celebrated on a Monday. But in second Vespers commemoration is made of any following Feast whatsoever. of the Saint is read a twelfth Lesson at Matins composed of the several Whitsunday with the two following days. on happen to be celebrated within them. as above. when in an Office of xij Lessons commemoration is made of a Double or Semidouble Feast reduced to the Easter Day. of a Sunday. must be the Octave of the Epiphany (as was said in the Rubric of Commemorations). on the Feast of Corpus Christi. also except for the Feast of S. and the Sundays from 10. if it occur on the Octave Day of any Feast having an Octave. and from the Epiphany until Collect is said. 4. from Lauds. and in Lauds. But on Feasts of the second order. if it have a proper one: if two. Vigils and Rogations. that is. which has a proper Homily. When commemoration is made of a Sunday. If on a day when the Office is of xij Lessons there be a commemoration of a Feast of three Lessons. Low Sunday. and on the Sundays from Septuagesima until Low Sunday inclusive.

But a Lesser Double Feast. are to be translated. in that year nothing more is said of it. all in second Vespers of the Double. on the which the Office is not said of any 4. but commemoration is made of it on Feasts of Saints: likewise Feasts of Angels. But if they be not of the same solemnity.But if it Octave. 7 & 10. Although properly (if it must be given a made in the Office of the Vigil. or with the Office of blessed Mary on 4. that is which also for the same reason must be made on the preceding day within the Octave. When a Semidouble Feast. But if after one of those Feasts which are placed in second rank in the Rubrics of of the same Octave of Corpus Christi. concurs with a Feria. and ends at Compline on the other following Feria: and so if a Feria follow another Feria. Joseph. The same is to be said of Simple 2. a Simple Feast. by the privilege of a Titular Church. and where it is noted otherwise in the proper according as was explained above. and commemoration of the preceding. and Simple Feast. from the Chapter it is said in both Vespers and Lauds.John: but on the following days the Office is Office must be said. the Octave Day. A Semidouble Feast occurring on the above-mentioned days. or with a 5. with commemoration of the in Vespers. in that year it shall be celebrated without Octave. coming on a Sunday. Advent or Lent. or . Commemoration is made of them in both Vespers and Lauds. is not translated. but it is translated to the first day not similarly impeded. if both are of nothing is said of a preceding Feria when another Office has begun. if they 3. or another greater Feast. with commemoration of the Octave. and that 2. or Major Feast or Office. by the precept of the Church commemoration of them must not be ommitted by reason of the Season . Octave. If any Double Feast occurring within an Octave be impeded by another greater Double Feast. from the Chapter it is said of the following. all of the Semidouble with commemoration of the following. but that year a comnemoration only of it the following. the difference impeded. and Apostles to all others. 1f a Double Feast occur on other Sundays throughout the year than the abovementioned. places. with commemoration of the lesser. the Office is said of the greater. other Sundays throughout the year. If on the Octave Day of any Feast having an Octave there occur any of the major Double Feasts Feasts coming with a following Feast of xij Lessons. But if it be not one of the aforesaid Feasts. of Epiphany. it is said Double with commemoration of the former. it shall be When a Semidouble Feast concurs with another Semidouble following. that which is of the following. but the office is said as was said in the Rubric of Commemorations. on which there is appointed to be made a 8. is translated because of an occurrent Sunday. and Lauds. unless the Double shall be one of the number of greater ones which are of the Octave. and a day within an Octave concur with a following Double. regularly the Office is said from the Chapter of the following. qamd a twelfth historical Lesson is read. Which also is done when a Feria throughout the year precedes a Feria that is an Ember Day or Vigil. shall be one of the more solemn Feasts enumerated above in the Rubric of was said in the Rubric of Commemorations. otherwise if they are equal. and whatsoever Office of xij Lessons. When an Octave day concurs with another Octave day. is observed which is appointed in the Rubrics of Commemorations and of Translation of Feasts.Vespers will be of which will then come on the Octave Day of Corpus Christi is not translated. beginning) when a Feria follows another Feria its Office begins from Matins. a Sunday. with a Simple. that is to say. Ascension and Corpus Christi. 6. the Office is to be said of the Feast with commemoration of concurrence. with commemoration of the preceding. if they are able commemoration of the preceding. when the Office of the 9. of the Octave Day of Corpus Christi: and that is always observed. and the Feast is translated as above. with commemoration of the Octave. on which they fall. But if ever commemoration must be made of it the same solemnity. it is not by reason of concurrence. When a day within an Octave concurs with a following Sunday. commemoration of some Saint. And so. proper day on the Sunday. or year. and nothing of the following Feria. John to be translated. nor can it be concurred with in first Vespers: Vigil. and all of Vespers will be of the Feria. If any Double Feast of those listed above which are translated. are noit translated. or commemorated. But when it concurs with a following Greater Double. But if it shall come on those days on which no commemoration is made Commemorations in the second rank No. it is not translated. of Commemorations. the Psalms will be of the occurrent Feria in the Psalter at Vespers. but because on that day when the Office of Ferias of Advent or Lent is preceding. and not that which is proper on C ONCURRENCE of office is always to be kept in mind in second Vespers. But when it happens that a Simple Feast comes on an Ember Wednesday or Friday. even translated. from the Chapter it is said of 7. When an Octave Day concurs with a following lesser Double. Ash Wednesday following. A Simple cannot concur with another in second Vespers yet it can be concurred with in first Vespers. Therefore when a Double in second Vespers concurs with another following Double in first. as was said in the preceding Rubric No. but on the day and the Office of blessed Mary on Saturday. nor any the commemoration of that Saint appointed on it is not translated with it. of S. all of the Sunday. but on the Sunday. as was said in the Rubric of Commemorations. In the same rules rather a following Feria. If no proper one of the life of the Saint: but the Feast of xij Lessons is translated without any further commemoration of Feast follow. If there follow another Simple. with a Sunday. but because they occur on the same day. but its Office ends at None. for whose translation no place remains in the course of the whole year. that no Office concurs with a Feria. as will be said below. Easter. unless it be noted otherwise in the proper places. of which also commemoration is made. when a Feast Feasts of the Lord are preferred to all others.John Commemoration. 3. if in Vespers of Tuesday before Ash XI. if it shall have a and from the Chapter it is of the following Simple likewise without any commemoration of the preceding. and thenceforth nothing is said of it. A Day within an Octave does not properly have concurrence lesser Doubles. that the Octave Day is not therefore translated. indicated. or all 7. with commemoration of the latter. and the day that would have been the Octave Day if the Feast had not been translated. on which only a commemoration is made of the following. are somehow impeded by the occurrence of any Sunday. and commemoration is made of the Semidouble. 9. Also when a Double. with commemoration of the Octave of John. all of the Double. a Sunday. all of the Feast. are translated. But when a Double concurs with a Semidouble Feast. and a twelfth historical Lesson is unless that Double shall be one of those which are excepted in the Rubric of Commemorations on which any read at Matins. But if the Feast be celebrated in are included other Doubl Feasts. in Vespers of the preceding Feria nothing is said of the OF CONCURRENCE OF OFFICE. there follow immediately another Feast which is one of the major solemn ones. But the Octave Day of S. at was said above of of the following.or with a day within an translated to the first day not similarly inpeded. But when a Semidouble concurs with a following Simple Feast. and with a day within an Octave. it is translated to the following day. a day within an Octave. Which also is observed in commemorations occurring on Vigils. and on it commemoration shall be made of the Octave. the whole Office is said of the following with commemoration of the of a Simple. on which no commemoration is made of a preceding Feast. 6. from the Chapter it is said of the following. 8. of the Double. and will be said below of a Simple No. Between Feasts of equal solemnity this order is observed. enumerated above in the Rubric of Commemorations.Mary. When a Sunday concurs with a following Semidouble Feast. when their second Vespers of Corpus Christi a commemoration only is made of S. A Feria cannot concur with another Office in second Vespers. but on the day on which it falls. spouse of the B. as above. unless otherwise cannot be translated. the Collect of the preceding Sunday is said. it also is commemorated. But if 8. A Simple Feast likewise is never translated: but if its Office cannot be said. it is understood of the preceding in second Vespers with the following in first Vespers. XII XI 10. with a xij Lesson of the same. the Office is said of that of greater dignity or solemnity. or other Feast on which it can be made. one is translated ahead of another translated. If two or more Feasts of xij Lessons come together on the same day. the whole Office is said of the following with commemoration of the Octave: except for the Octave Day in the order in which they were to have been celebrated on their proper days. as to how the Office is to be ordered with the following day. For this reason also it was said above in the Concurrence of other Offices. on Ash Wednesday. otherwise Commemoration is made of them. the aforesaid Simple Feast. 5. nor before the Collect are the Prayers said which are to be said on the said Ash Wednesday. if that can be done on that day. or Semidouble. For example. commemoration is made of it 6. but the said commemoration is made on its commemoration. as above. not by reason of ennumerated above in the Rubric. is said on the preceding Saturday: for then the commemoration of the Simple Feast is not for its Office begins and ends where any other Office ends and begins. And if a Feast shall happen to be Feasts of those Saints which are celebrated solemnly in their own places or Churches to others marked in the translated after its whole octave. commemoration is always made of the Feria. that is made in both Vespers. Baptist. for on the following day within the Octave nothing is said of the Simple except a commemoration. with commemoration of the following.on the day of Corpus Christi. If several Feasts of xij Lessons of those which can be translated. nevertheless because it does not have second Vespers. but otherwisesuch Lesser Double Feasts are altogether omitted in that commemorations are ommitted. even that which is proper on the following Feria.But if they be all Doubles. with commemoration of the Octave. except the Octave Day of Christmas and the Epiphany. except when the Octave of Corpus Christi concurs with the Octave of S. Wednesday the Office be of the Feria. following. and those of lesser solemnity. Saturday. as also Feasts of blessed Mary to having an Octave is translated. unless it must be done otherwise Calendar. and in that the greater Feasts are to have first and second Vespers entire. or it is totally omitted. and within the Octave of Corpus Christi. after the manner of Semidoubles. the Office of the Season returns. in which commemoration is made only of the following. even translated. with Semidoubles. except those of holy Doctors of the Church. a commemoration is made as a following Feast. and shall have both Vespers entire. when some Office is said to concur with another.V. even greater solemnity is translated first and celebrated first.

Season. and the Hymn in the ferial Office of the Feria. all secretly. Our Father. from right to left. The manner of beginning the Office. O God.on Vigils that are fasted the preceding Vespers (unless a Feast of xij Lessons have been celebrated on that day) will Verses. and not of the following. or from the Common of the Saints. as in the Proper of the Season. If there shall be two Lessons of the Saint. as will be said below in the Rubrics of Lessons. Then is said thrice: O Lord. and at each Lesson one Responsory. with commemoration of the Simple distinct Nocturns. the first and second from the same Scripture. they are said as in the Psalter. as in the beginning of the Psalter. Verses. since the Simple Feast on the following day does not have an Office because of the aforesaid Feria throughout the year outside of Advent and Eastertide. three each from the ending with the Antiphons of blessed Mary is found at the end of Compline. Our Father. the Responsory in the manner noted in the third Responsory of the first Sunday of Advent. as is given below in first Sunday of Advent. but in summer. unless proper ones are assigned. Homily. The Invitatory. within an Octave as on the Day: on Feasts of the Feast. After the last Responsory is said the Hymn Te Deum. ij Nocturn. Short Responsories and 5. no commemoration will be made Christi) the six Psalms of the first and second Nocturn are said under one Antiphon. And for the same reason. are said as in the Psalter. if of the season. or of the Feast. Hymns. that is of a Sunday or Feria. as is given on the same first Sunday of Advent. of S. 11. and some of the Antiphons and Collects are otherwise in the proper places. beginning of the Psalter. but May his mercy. in Feasts of three Lessons. the Blessing May the blessing. appropriate to the Office. *From the left shoulder to the right*. On Feasts of blessed Mary (apart from that which is given on them as proper) the Hymns from the Office Saints: then two Nocturns of the Feria.. If the Feast shall be of three Lessons (except at any time for the two Nocturns of the Feria. as in the Proper. as in the Common of 5. In the ij Nocturn are said another six Psalms. Short Responsory. where the Lessons and Responsories. of each of the Hours and how Scripture placed in the Common of Saints: the third of the Saint. make speed is Ferias. Mary. After each Lesson is said one Responsory. and the Short Responsories after the Chapters. throughout the year with one Antiphon Alleluia. when there shall be none proper. the Rubric of Absolutions and Blessings. but in _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Septuagesima with the Antiphons placed in the Psalter. in the manner described in the beginning of the Psalter. etc. where is placed in order what is common to the Office of the Season. said and the Invitatory repeated. Then the Verse the Lord be with you is said. all is placed in order. Within Octaves all three Lessons of the Feast. The Invitatories. of saying the responsories after the Lessons. unless it be otherwise noted on certain days. so he shall order it in Vespers and the other Hours of the night and day. etc. as in the Office. as in the Proper of Saints. the Absolution From the chains and the following is a Double or Sernidouble. that places. which are found also in their proper have a proper in the Proper of the Saints) where according to the quality of the Feast. But when the Antiphons are to be doubled. (unless others be assigned) and at each Leason is said one Responsory I F anyone will order the Office of the occurrent day from the aforesaid Rubrics. placed. is found in the Psalter: the manner of Office from the Scripture that occurs that day in the Proper of the Season: if there be a Homily. And lead us. from which the Responsories are taken. after each Psalm one Antiphon. and for Eastertide in the Proper of the quid multiplicati. if they be not in the Proper of places. as at the end of the Psalms and Canticles. within Octaves as is said above in the Rubric of Octaves. and Antiphons. so far as we know. in the order aforesaid.* The Latin text says. the Absolution Antiphons which in various seasons are placed in the Proper. Mary on Saturday. At the end of the last responsory of each Nocturn is said Glory be to the Father. which is found in the first Nocturn in the the appropriate Collect with its conclusion. In the third Nocturn under one Antiphon are said three Canticles. which is said with Season. Feasts. which conform to the Season or Feast.. Our Father. OF THE MANNER OF ORDERING THE OFFICE PROM THE AFORESAID RUBRICS as ordered on the first Sunday of Advent. that is occurring thereon. Antiphons and Verses is found in the Antiphon. in the order described in the Rubric of Responsories. of reading and ending the Nocturn of the Proper or Common. After the Verse is said Our Father. As the end the response is made. after the last Antiphon of the first and sceond Nocturn and after the Antiphon of the third Nocturn is said the Verse: then Our Father.. recourse is always to be had to the Common of Saints (unless it 6. the Absolution Hear us. Hail. Sext. let him see in the Calendar and the Table of Moveable Feasts what is to be the Office on the following day. on Monday. are taken in winter from the the Gospel appropriate to the Office follows. Scripture in the Office of the Season. or in the Common of Saints: which on Feasts is taken according to the weekdays from the 7. but 3. said) with Glory be to the Father. the Verse. and at the end of the Psalms in Vespers of the Wednesday preceding either. as in the Psalter. or Nocturns of twelve Lessons. etc. as in the Psalter. which will be from the Homily of the Gospel of the Season. and the Lessons and according to the quality of the Office. But that all this may more easily be found. But on Sundays because. and the last. open 10. make speed. the Hymn is said which conforms to the Office of the Season or of the Saint. and the Blessings. when Common of the Saints. with a repetition of part of Psalter. I believe. or from the Proper of the XII. unless it be indicated and to the Proper of the Season. Alleluia: But in September. as was said. and the first and second Lesson. Then are read four Lessons from the Scripture.. The  May the souls. etc. The Orthodox of all rites are accustomed to make it Then is said the Chapter and Verse. so that in an Office of three Lessons three Responsories are to A T Matins these things are regularly said in order according to the variety of Offices. exultemus. Mary. Blessings at each of the Lessons. The manner of beginning and ending the Office through the Hours. If the Office of the Season is to be ordered. . extending his hand and signing himself with the sign of the Cross from forehead to breast be said At the end of the last Responsory. the Absolution. six Psalms with their Antiphons. from the Office of the Day. When the Psalm has been the Office of Sunday. in the ferial Office.and the rest. in this manner. neither is it meet for it to have first Vespers on the preceding day. on Canticles. from the 9. After each Lesson is said one Versicle of the ij Nocturn) all is taken from the same Common. the  The XIII XIV 2. with repetition of part of the Responsory. I believe.. On Feasts. and Corpus Simple Feast occur on Maundy Thursday. with three Antiphons as in the Psalter. if of a Saint. XIII. The four Lessons of the first Nocturn in the Office of Responsory. the following Rubrics are given. After the Psalms and Antiphons of the first Octave is said the Verse. Hail. signing himself on the mouth with his thumb in the sign of the Cross:There follows the Psalm 3 Domine. But in Eastertide. In the ferial Office from Easter until the beginning of November is said only one Short Lesson. the others of the Saint. Amen. if a from Low Sunday until Pentecost (except on Sundays within the Octave of the Ascension of the Lord. On a Simple Feast and in the ferial Office as placed in the Psalter. Feast occurring on the following Feria. make speed. and as he shall find what is to be said. the Season. and some other matters are to be sought from the Office of her Nativity in the month of and in Eastertide with one Antiphon Alleluia. If an Office of a Saint is to be ordered. that is in the first Nocturn. and the others for each Lesson. and Glory be as is assigned to each Feria in the Psalter. unless others are placed in the proper places. In winter three Lessons (if there be no Homily) each are said in the ferial 8. with twelve Lessons and as many eight Responsories. The  Let us bless the Lord. only will be of the Scripture. Afterwards the appropriate Collect. with their Antiphons and Lord be with you. with its thou. as in the Psalter. in summer from the Scripture. Which is done thus. Our Father. for then three Lessons of the Homily are said with three Responsories of the Psalm 95 Venite. and xij Lessons. or Saint.. and the Blessings that follow it. The manner of saying the Absolutions and Blessings before the Lessons. as on the said first Sunday of Advent: four Lessons from a Sermon. And thus end the Nocturns of a Simple feast. not because the following Feria has first Vespers. otherwise as in the Common. 7. even if the Lessons of the first Nocturn be from the Scripture of the Office of the Season. when proper ones are not distributed among the and from * shoulder to shoulder * (which is observed at the beginning of all Hours when O God. Then on Doubles and Semidoubles are said twelve Psalms. Which Responsories in the Office of Saints are taken from the Common of Saints. Septuagesima season with three Antiphons. with the distribution of the Paalms. as wase said in the Rubric of Octaves. The Hymn Te decet laus. if it shall be of xij Lessons. 9. within Octaves. (except in Eastertide) is said Glory be to the Father. they are said entire before the Psalms and 8. within an Octave from the Office of the Day. unless any Homily is appointed.. In the second Nocturn are said another six Psalms. or from the life of that Saint whose Office it is. Chapters. None and Vespers. are said instead of those which are in the Psalter. or the first only. in three be of a common Feria throughout the year. Then is said the Invitatory appropriate to the Office of the Season. in the said winter time. for otherwise Vigils or Nocturns are ended as are Terce. Hymns. In greater Solemnities and Feasts throughout the year.. as was said in the OF MATINS Rubric of Octaves. 2. And so end Vigils. etc.. the first to recognise their distinct parts. (if any propers are not to be found) from the Common of the same Saints in the Lauds follow immediately. and three Canticles. on which it may not be commemorated. on Ferias from the Sundays. On Simple Feasts of three Lessons and in the ferial Office at Matins.is found on the Verses and Responsories. 3. *. which are lacking in the Psalter. except those things which are found in their own places as proper. the whole office is ordered as is placed in the proper God.. saying the Invitatory. But within Octaves each Nocturn is said with its 6. In the first Nocturn are said six Psalms with six Antiphons. In the ij Nocturn likewise six Psalms with Antiphon. O 4. recourse is always to be had to the 4. or the Common: after the Antiphon the Verse. then in a loud voice the Officiant says.

On Feasts of 3. until Vespers on holy Saturday exclusive. Our Father. the Hymn. and then is said Let us bless the Lord. as is explained below in the Rubric of the Lord’s Prayer. Hymn. But on the Ascension until Pentecost (except in the Hymn Jesu nostra redemptio) is said All glory. throughout the year. etc. and on all Feasts. and all the rest as in the Psalter. O God. as in the same place: and after the Verse May the divine assistance is said secretly. so long as the Hymns be of the same metre. as given at the end of Compline. as above. make speed. but if it be of a live. nor in the Office of the Dead Office as in the Psalter. OF LAUDS XIV. even in Eastertide. T HE Hymns are always said in all the Hours. Hail. be of the same metre. Father. both Advent (except for the Sunday within the Octave of Corpus Christi) and from the Octave of the Epiphany until the on Sundays and on Ferias. of Saint Mary. and on the day of death or 2. even on Feasts of Saints occurring in that Easter Season. silently. At Matins the Hymn is said after the Psalm Venite.. is said Gloria Patri Domino. as in the 4. which are spoken of in their own Rubrics. thee we pay. a proper last verse) is said. Mary. after Our Father immediately is said the Collect O Lord. Natoque qui a mortuis. I believe. Antiphon on the Canticle Benedictus. then the beginning of the appropriate Antiphon. according to the quality of the Office. O God. from Lauds. (at Lauds and at Vespers) is said in a loud voice. likewise when they are to be said. Our the last Hour.. after its Collect. The Almighty and merciful Lord. and 2. Kyrie eleison. make speed. The Almighty and merciful Lord. and of several Martyrs at Matins. Mary. and of days occurring within Octaves. After the Psalms and Antiphon have been said. etc. Hail. Benedict. Lord. then is said Right dear. Then are said four Psalms with four Antiphons. Afterwards they first Sunday of Lent exclusive. when Our Father and Hail Mary have been said silently. Lord. Our Father. unless go to the Chapter and commemoration is made of the Departed with the rest. then Let us bless the Lord. Ascending o’er the stars today. if there be a proper one. the Psalms. Verse. at the end of all the Hymns is said To thee who. or you. bring us. again dost Father. Short Responsory. All glory. or the Feast. Mary. and the Collect: all XVIII. with the same Canticle. After the Collect is repeated The Lord be with you. the Short Lesson appointed in the Psalter for the Office of that Season. Verse. which also is observed at Compline. when the Invitatory has been repeated. in these matters the custom of the place be otherwise. unless another commemoration of a Simple A T Compline is said immediately the Short Lesson. day. with the Antiphon of blessed Mary. voice. O God. at Lauds and 3. There follows the Psalm Deus misereatur nostri. Our Father. the Antiphon on Magnificat with the same Canticle. and the Hymn at Lauds on the Feast of Corpus Christi. at Compline after the Psalms. Virgin-born. the Patron. and in the Double Office and within Octaves.and have no proper last verse. A XV T Prime.. brethren. immediately the Officiant says: O God. I believe secretly. And Vespers are ended as in other Hours. And it is said in the Office of the Season as in the Psalter. and throughout the Octave. and Let us pray. as in her little Office. in every 2. in the order described in the beginning of the Psalter. and whenever the Office is of blessed Mary whether of twelve or three Lessons. After the Verse. and except in the Office of the Dead. as in the Psalter. The Antiphons according to the quality of the Office. . as indicated in the Proper or Common of Saints. The Lord be with you. 2. to thee we pay. as will be said in Father. or the Penitential Psalms. are said as in the Psalter: on Feasts. Hail. O God. Hymn.Feasts occurring at that time. as will be said below in the Rubric of Antiphons. After the Psalms and Antiphons is said the Chapter. The Commemorations of the Cross.make speed. and on the Transfiguration of the Lord at the end none proper in the Proper of the Saints. Ferias. after the last Collect is repeated The Lord Psalter. then Our Father. which always precedes the aforesaid commemorations. I confess. When anyone recites the Office alone. 2. 7. the Hymn Iam lucis orto sidere. A T Vespers. and glory be. But on Pentecost and throughout the Octave is said. except from three days before Easter. In the Office of the Saints they are said as in the Common of the Saints. so long as the Hymns Saint. and the Collect which is found in the Proper of the Season. . their own Rubrics. On the Epiphany of the Lord. and Our Father: on Doubles and within Octaves after Our Father immediately is said the Feast occur. silently. then the  Kyrie eleison. and all respond. After the Antiphon is said the Chapter Now unto the King. OF THE INVITATORY OF PRIME XIX. and Peace after the twelve and three Lessons. be with you. The Commemorations of the Cross. Our OF THE HYMNS Father. laud. . Then are said the Psalms. at the Hours before the Psalms. unless Mass follow or the Office of the Dead. 6. thy people give. and in the Proper and Common of Saints.. said as in the Psalter (where in Eastertide also the Psalms are said under one Antiphon Alleluia) unless other Proper Antiphons or Psalms are appointed (as on the Sundays of Advent. on the Feast of Corpus Christi and throughout the Octave. SEXT AND NONE (except at the end of the Hymn Ave maris stella. to thee. After the  is said Kyrie eleison. which on Sundays and Hymns of the Saints are to be said. if the Choir is to be left then: otherwise at the end of the Versicle and Collect. up to the  And lead us not etc. as the Hymn of the holy Cross at Vespers. if there are none proper. Hail. . as in the Proper of the Saints. Kyrie eleison. dead. and the Proper of the Season. but in other OF  COMPLINE Hours. if the Office of blessed Mary is to be said. and have no proper last verse. when proper ones are not given in the Proper of the Season. At the end at the Close of the Chapter. Our of all the Hymns is said Then glory. etc. In the 1926 edition the Easter conclusion is used. Within Octaves as on the Feast Collect. is said one of the Antiphons of blessed Mary. Almighty God have mercy. Mary. Sext and None before each Hour is said Our Father. and whenever three Nocturns are said. Our Father. otherwise as in the Common. which Hymns of the Psalter assigned on Sundays and Ferias are said from the Octave of Pentecost until Short Lesson is said the Chapter of None. as in the Psalter. as given below in the Office. of the Patron. Our Father. the Apostles. or. 2. XVI XV * I have not found a translation of this. And at the Verse Our help the Officiant signs himself with the sign XX. in the order as above. May the souls.. Chapter Love the truth. make speed. or the Litany. Our Father. of the Cross from forehead to breast. I believe and the rest. he says I confess once only. on Feasts and on some days for the the Season. at the end of all the Hymns OF THE HOURS. S. But deliver us from evil. eleison. and the three days before Easter). God Almighty. of S. when there are no proper Hymns in the Proper of out of choir do not read the Martyrology. with the rest: which also is said by those who 3. and the Collect. according to the quality of the Office. according to the quality of the and then the Psalms and Canticles are said both on Sundays and on Ferias. which are celebrated within the said Octaves. The Antiphons on Sundays. the Chapter and  are said for the quality of the Office. as above. etc. forgive us our sins. In the ferial Office out of Eastertide is said the burial of the departed. Our Father. 2. At other times the Hymns are ended as appointed in their places. as given in their own places. 8. The Lord give us his peace. and the Verse May the souls. From Easter Sunday until the Ascension. they are taken from the Common. TERCE. Kyrie eleison. And the Antiphons at all the Hours on Feasts are taken in order T HE Invitatory is always said in every Office at Matins with Psalm 95 Venite. otherwise from the Common: at other times. After the Collect of Prime. the Antiphons and Psalms are always A T Lauds in an Office of xij Lessons. Before the Collect is said The Lord be with you. of the Apostles. the Hymn and Psalms as in the Psalter. 3. when proper ones are not assigned. Verse. from the Season. who hast appeared to us today. as is to be found in the Psalter. eleison. all of the Season or the Saint. Turn thou us. make speed. omitting the words thee. unless proper ones are given in the Proper of the Saints. The Lord be with you. has been said. etc. Lord. In other Offices is said Kyrie. of S. and in a simple or ferial Office. At Christmas until the Epiphany. are said after the Collect. when the appropriate Collect has been said. O Jesu. as is noted in its place. Chapter. and of Peace. are said as in the Psalter. and I believe. in a loud Rubric of the Psalms. * OF VESPERS etc. exultemus. 4. which is not changed.. except on the day of Commemocation of All the Faithful Departed. All honour. After the Psalms are said the Chapter. XVII. which have XVI. they are said from the Common.Mary. etc. Benedict. even if A T Terce. omitting the fourth.and in the ferial Office of either three or one Lesson. but is varied according to the quality of the Office. and likewise says: have mercy upon us. in choir the Martyrology is read. to and Our Father secretly. the Short Responsory. when Let us bless Vespers it is said after the Short Responsory. But on Sundays and Ferias. Collect: but in other Offices before the Collect is said Kyrie. It is not said on the three days before Easter. likewise even on . if there be 5.

the Absolution is said according to the Ferias. nor in the Verses of the Responsories. after the Antiphon is begun the the ij Nocturn after the Chapter is said the  on Simples. except on Tuesday and Friday. nor in Right dear at Prime. nor is answered Amen. which are to be found in their places both in the Office of the Season and in the Office of the Saints. are to be taken from that Sunday which is nearer to the first day of the month. 4. when Alleluia is found. and. as above: but the Blesings are always said as in the third Nocturn. it is not said. unless proper XXIV. When any commemoration is to be made. Pentecost) in the first Nocturn after all the ferial Psalms and the Antiphon or Antiphons is said the Verse from the and after the Psalms or Canticles they are repeated entire: in the other Hours. as is placed on Monday in the Psalter: within Octaves. in which the Absolution and Blessings are not said. and no other proper ones at the Hours. always take precedence over those Proper of the Season. in which all three Lessons are from the Scripture. with other Psalms is divided. and on all Feasts 3. the fifth.. on Wednesday and Saturday the Verse of the third Nocturn. and at its end is 3. OF THE ANTIPHONS. 6. always on Saturday on the Magnificat the Antiphon is appointed which is agreeable to the book of Scripture to be appointed on the Sunday. Prime and Compline. And when an Tuesday and Friday the Verse of the second Nocturn. Lection. at Terce. ones are assigned in Vespers. the third. are always said as they Homily. But in a Nocturn of xij Lessons. the first Blessing will be May the Gospel Eastertide. And lead us have been said. or is on the first the Psalter. said. as they are all distributed in their places in the Psalter. and the Blessings. Quicumque. they are taken from Lauds. as is said in other Canticles. how the Antiphons are to be said in the j and ij Nocturns. always after the Antiphon of that of which commemoration is of the preceding Sunday. 5. Lessons. and within Octaves of Saints. The other ferial Canticles. they are said as also noted in the Psalter. was said in the Rubric of Octaves. the first. 118 Confitemini. unless anywhere it is otherwise indicated in the Proper of the Season. after the Psalms at Prime is always added the Creed of Saint Athanasius. OF THE VERSES 4. But on Sundays when the Office is of Sunday as in the Psalter. 2. To the aforesaid Verses in Eastertide is always added Alleluia: but not to the Verses of the Prayers of Antiphon which conforms to the Office. Antiphon ends. and begins exactly as the Psalm. omitting the fourth. 9. . are always said. with the Verses which are given after the Hymn. omitting the fourth. Matins and Lauds only. as given in their places. as on Sunday. in the Office both of three and of xij Lessons. Mary. at Common of Saints. and at Compline. as in the Psalter. HE Psalms in the Office of the Season through all the Hours on Sundays and Ferias are said in the manner that 2. but when it must be otherwise XXI. In an Office of three Lessons if it be of the Feria. the beginning of the Psalm is not repeated. are placed with the Psalms in Vespers of Sunday and Ferias. on the beginning of a Psalm or Canticle. May the King. the Antiphons are said as in the Psalter. On Feasts and in Eastertide at Lauds is always said the Canticle Benedicite. At the Hours it is said after the Chapter. except on the three days 4. with the rest. whether it is said whole or only begun. the Absolution is said. is said the Psalm 93 Dominus regnavit. that is of a Sunday or Feria. as on the Vigil of the Assumption of B. and in the ij Nocturn after the Chapter. But if all three Lessons are from the Homily on the Gospel. At Lauds on Sundays outside of Eastertide are said the Psalms 51 Miserere. when Our OF THE PSALMS Father. the second. after the Verse. in which at Vespers and in the Nocturns of Sunday proper Antiphons XXIII. as in the Psalter: in the ferial Office. May the divine assistance. and unless it be interrupted unless proper ones are to be found in their own places. on which the  of the third Nocturn is said. the Absolution and Blessings of the first Nocturn. May the King of Angels. and also in the Rubric of the month of August: and 3. in this order: on Monday and Thursday the Verse of the first Nocturn. May He/she/ /they whose Feast. are not said at Lauds. at Prime. At Lauds and Vespers it is said after the Hymn. they are said as in first Vespers of the Feast. which are always said without Antiphons. XVIII 5. and in 2. except in Eastertide. with the rest: Saturday. XXV T 10. May He bless us. In Antiphon is taken from the beginning of a Psalm. The Antiphons which in the Proper of the Season are appointed on Saturdays on Magnificat for the first not said Glory be to the Father. except in Tenebrae XXII. i is noted in their own places. the Antiphons are said entire before Psalms or Canticles. If it be said of a Saint of three Lessons. 5. Within Octaves. 4. they are taken from the same Lauds. by Alleluia. of the third Nocturn. which Vespers of Feasts such divisions are not observed. on Tuesday and Friday. and in an Office that is not Double. given in the Psalter and in the Common of Saints. if there shall be only two Nocturns. the they are distributed in the Psalter. Outside Eastertide. the Ferias. they are said after the last Antiphone of the first Nocturn. and at each division of them is said Glory be ti the Father. Terce. either one. When there is any commemoration. first Vespers of the Octave Day. Sext. But on Absolution and Blessings are taken from the first Sunday of Advent. in this order: on Monday and Thursday are said Feasts they are said as indicated in the proper places: otherwise. as given in the Proper of the Season. When the Office is of Saint Mary on Saturday. except the Psalms Domine. but what follows in the Psalm is continued. according to the various Offices and Hours. throughout the year. else said in its place. The Antiphons of Saint Mary placed at the end of Compline are said as directed below in the proper HE Absolutions and blessings are said in order in the Office of xij Lessons before the Rubric. in this order. nor is anything in any Feasts Alleluia is added to the Verses of the Hours. the Psalms of each Nocturn are said under one 3. 7. the third Benediction will be May the Gospel Lection. The Psalms of the Hours. quid multiplicati sunt. and the Psalms of Compline. as given there. likewise at the Hours both in the Office of the Season and of the Saints. or from the Feast day. T HE Verses are always said at Matins after the last Psalm and Antiphon of the Nocturns. in Lauds to Benedictus. the Absolution and Blessings are said as given in her Office XVII towards the end of the Breviary. the third.o£ the second Nocturn. at None. From Septuagesima until Easter. the Antiphon is only begun. But when there are proper ones in Lauds on Ferias. in which is said only one Antiphon OF THE CANTICLES Alleluia: except also in the Season of Advent. But in Eastertide both on Sundays and on Ferias on Sundays within Octaves of the Lord. are given. In Feasts of xij Lessons at Vespers are said the Antiphons from Lauds. they are thus however not added at Prime and Compline. and in the Nocturns ( even when the Office is of three Lessons. whether the Office be of Saints or of the Season. both in the Office of the Season and of the Saints. as was said above in the Rubric of Sundays. when others are not assigned in the 8. In Eastertide. as in Sunday of any month. In the Office of a Feast of three Lessons and within Octaves. (except Monday and Tuesday of Easter and 7. day of that month. out of as above. except when the Office is of the Feria out of Eastertide. are distributed or placed in the Psalter. and None. I N all Offices of xij Lessons in the third Nocturn are said three Canticles. as is said below in the proper Rubric. On Doubles at Vespers. as are placed on the first Sunday of Advent: that is to say. In Ferias of Advent which in Lauds do not have proper Antiphons. on Wednesday and 2. that is at Prime. is said the Verse which is placed in its Office after the Hymn od Vespers and Lauds. In Lauds and the other Hours they are changed according to the various Seasons. when there are proper ones given at Lauds. If the third Lesson shall be of the 3. but in A T all the Hours of the night and day always with the Psalms are said Antiphons. from the place where the Verse regularly as on the day at Sext. unless otherwise noted. made. The Psalms of Sunday at Vespers are mostly so said in Vespers of Feasts. and at the end of all Antiphons is added Alleluia. the second. but the Blessings are always said as in the third Nocturn. the Absolution is said according to before Easter. whenever when it is not found in them. at the Hours they are taken from Lauds 2. The Canticles Benedictus. and in the Office of the Dead. 1f the Office be of the Season. second. the Antiphon with its Verse is always said before the Collect: and is OF THE ABSOLUTIONS AND BLESSINGS taken from the Office appropriate to that of which commemoration is being made: so that in Vespers the Antiphon is BEFORE THE LESSONS taken which is assigned to Magnificat. that is. or several. unless otherwid\se noted. those are always said which are placed in the Psalter. Magnificat are always said in their place. but when proper ones are not assigned. as in the Common of Saints. 5. so long as the words be the same. T Matins of Holy Week. The Psalm 119 Beati immaculati. at Sext. and Deus misereatur nostri. third. Proper Antiphons. then at the end it is said entire. in this manner: first. In Vespers within an Octave they are said as in second Vespers of the Feast. The Verses placed in the Psalter at Lauds and Vespers. that is of a Simple) and are never changed.

the twelfth approved proper Lessons of the Feast. On Ferias. four Lessons are regularly read of the then on the following days of the same week shall be read the Lessons. or from the placed during the week in an Office either of twelve or three Lessons. of Advent. the said beginning of the Prophet. or from some sermon or treatise. or of the occurrent Feast of xij Lessons having proper Lessons from Scripture. if it be of the Feria. then the third Lesson with its  will be from the same Homily. or the Holy a Feast is celebrated with twelve Lessons. shall be joined in the first Nocturn two or more beginnings of there be no proper ones. as appointed in their Offices. three Lessons are read from the Scripture. and likewise on Ferias from the even though nothing has been read of some Epistles. unless there to God. or Feast. the day where they are noted. when Septuagesima Sunday comes what remains of the Epistles of on the third Sunday of September. The Lessons from Scripture placed in the Common of the Saints are read on Feasts when they are Gospel. on which only one Lesson is said. And if it happen that the Lessons of the first Nocturn of any Sunday are translated to another Sunday. (when throughout winter proper ones are not assigned in their places. that is either the first Lesson 11. on all Ferias throughout summer). Again when any Feast is solemnly celebrated in a Church of placed the beginning of the Gospel which the Homily concerns. but throughout summer (when there is no reading to be done of an omitted Scripture of a Sunday) as in the Common OF THE LONG RESPONSORIES XIX XX of the Saints. and in the Office of the Dead. the Proper Lessons of the Feast are read. On Sundays. In the third Nocturn are always read four Lessons from a Homily on the 10. except weeks after the Epiphany happens to be less. also when any Feast of twelve Lessons occurs in Lent or on Ember Days. which if there be none of August. The beginnings of the books of holy Scripture (which almost always are begun on Sundays) are placed on T HE Lessons are read at Matins when the Psalms of the Nocturns have been said with the Antiphons. unless it shall be of the Vigil of S. a twelfth Lesson is read composed of all the historical Lessons of the Octave Day of any Feast having an Octave. if it shall 9. in which such a throughout the summer. read the Lessons of the current Sunday with the Resoinsorieds of the Feast. is omitted in that year. between the first Sunday of November and Advent. they are taken from the Common of Saints. 5. if it be the number of Sundays after Pentecost provided with readings from those books has not been used up by the month of a Saint. unless Lessons are to be recited of the preceding Sunday. and before the first Lesson of the Homily is always assigned in the Proper of the Saints throughout the year. and from the Sunday of the Most Holy Trinity to the first of November. 6. or the four joined together into one Lesson. which also is observed in the Office of blessed Mary on Saturday. and of the Dead. In the Office of twelve Lessons they are said in this manner. O Lord. And the Lessons from the Scripture in the Office of the Season are so distributed from the first of November until Lent. placed in the Proper. or joining it to the eleventh Lesson. The Lessons of the first Nocturn are read with the title of the book from which they are taken. as in the Proper of the Season. even if of any that are celebrated through the week. or in place of the first and second Lesson: and in winter also in the ferial Office. 7. when on Ferias only one short Lesson is read. a Feria. In the second Nocturn. If in an Office of xij Lessons. from which Common also are completed the number of four Lessons. is placed on the following Feria. or a Feria which has a Homily. when others (as was OF THE LESSONS said) are not assigned. which does not have Common of Saints) are always read as in the Office of the Season which occur to be read each on its day: but proper Lessons of Scripture or a Homily. there happen to be a commemoration of some Saint who has a proper Lesson. only the greater in dignity is read. on Rogation Monday or on the Tenebrae Matins before Easter. as also was said above. Likewise when within an Octave there occurs a Feria. If it be of a dear. as was said above in the Rubric of Commemorations No. Of the Lessons placed on the Ferias blessed Paul which are distributed according to the number of the said Sundays and weeks. as necessity shall require. or from the Common. From this order are excepted the Lessons of that name. as is given in the Proper of Eastertide. If he . XXVI. appointed in the month of August. Low Sunday and the first Sunday of November. But shall have one only. At the end of every Lesson is said. on Sundays from Septuagesima to Easter and on the Sunday within the Octave of Corpus Christi. 12. no Lesson Common of the Saints are likewise read when they are assigned in the Proper of the Saints. and on the Ferias from the Octave of the Epiphany to Septuasgesima. or omitted. But thou. If it be of a Sunday shall have only four. as far as conveniently Scripture. or one is made of all joined together. and the response is. Sermon or treatise that is appointed thereon. On Doubles and Semidoubles are said twelve Lessons. unless of the Homily. either proper or assigned from the Common. But on Sundays of which were read in the first Nocturn of the Feast The other Lessons of the second and third Nocturn placed in the Advent. Which also is done with the Scripture from the books of Kings first Sunday of November until Advent: how they are to be said on Feasts of Saints. or in a simple Feast several beginnings must be placed on the same day. if he shall have two Lessons. Lessons of Saints occur. for then omitting the Lessons from the Scripture they are read from the Homily. if it is said as a Simple. when a Double Feast occurs. except on the three days of Holy Week before Easter. or assigned from the Common. for then the Lessons from those books are omitted and the readings are from the Scripture which is proper. And if on any of the above-mentioned Ferias there occur an Semidouble Feast. or Feast. Which also is done in the Short Lessons at the beginning of Compline. Rogayion Monday. or assigned from the Common. the Lessons of the second Nocturn also are to be translated at the same time. 6. four Lessons are read from the life of the Saint. but from a Homily. if Scripture can be placed. not having likewise proper Lessons from Scripture. for then the beginning of the Lesson from Scripture is translated to a each Nocturn four: on Simple Feasts. which shall twelfth Lesson in the said Office of xij Lessons. places. but those be read which occur each on their day. Vigil of the Ascension. on which Ferias in the Office of the Season Lessons are not assigned from Scripture( as also 3. so that in some way they be placed. it shall be Lessons from the Scripture. then on one Sunday. or be joined with the same. Which also is to be observed when a month to which five Sundays are assigned when there is an Office of xij Lessons of some Saint who has only one or two proper Lessons. nor on the Octave of Corpus Christi. so that either one is read. But if on the same day there occur a Sunday. even of an Octave. then in the first Nocturn of the Octave Day the Lessons shall be repeated Saint of the second Nocturn. omitting the Scripture placed in the Common of Saints. Thanks be 4. even in the Office of the Saints. except Ferias from Low Sunday to either to be read together with the previous Lessons. Lesson of the Saint is omitted. even if the Office is to be said of a Saint. John Baptist. or Feria. But when the number of Sundays and the Lessons of the first Nocturn. unless in the Feast other proper Lessons of also the Absolutions and Blessings as above. unless such a Feast has proper Lessons 8. the Verses. the last of the third Nocturn. that one or several Sundays are impeded becasuse of occurring Feasts which have proper 2. on Vigils Ember Days. or else to the preceding day not being impeded. are read with their title and the name of the author: otherwise not. the Lessons also of the second Nocturn. In an Office of three Lessons. that is in Scripture are assigned. days within Octaves. and on all following day not similarly impeded. as above. (because it is accustomed to be celebrated there solemnly) and it has no Apostles Peter and Paul. 10. and the beginning of one or several Scriptures cannot be placed. the first and second will be from the Scripture. But if such Feasts do not occur. the the Blessings are said in this order: on Monday and Thursday is said the last Blessing of the first Nocturn. which shall first occur. But if the Lessons thus omitted on Sunday were the beginnings may be done. as in the Psalter on observed when the occurrent Lessons of Scripture on any day are omitted. on third of the Saint. which is always recited from the Old Testament. have mercy upon us. is noted in the proper places: if the Office of any Sunday happens to be placed during the week. that every day something of them is read. the second and third of the Saint. as if that Feria had been a Sunday. or of another Office of xij Lessons throughout the year. In the first Nocturn are always read four Lessons from Scripture in the j Nocturn. the Absolution is said according to the Ferias. not being impeded by the placing of another similar beginning of a of any Catholic Epistle or book of Holy Scripture. and. when they are from any Sermon or which has a proper Homily. otherwise noted in the proper places. But when the beginning of a minor Prophet in the month of November is impeded through the week by a from Scriptiure. which. nor any assigned. which immediately precedes the Ember days. as appointed in the proper Saint who has two Lessons. in the first Nocturn are always Scripture. on which only one Lesson is another following day. But if it happens. for then. then they are read in the first Nocturn of the first xij Lesson Feast Scripture. of the two is made one Lesson. in place of the first only. Of the Scripture also so much is appointed as seems sufficient for the Sundays that are counted between occur first. omitting the Lessons of the Sunday. are read from the Common of Saints. (from which there are readings on Sundays from the second after Pentecost until the first Sunday of August) when which are placed in the Office of the Season on Monday after the j Sunday of Advent. and for the number of weeks that there can be between the Epiphany then since the Lessons of the the second Nocturn. on Wednesday. then since the Lessons of the second Nocturn very often expound and Septuagesima. the first only will be of the Scripture throughout winter. so that they need not be resumed further on Ascension. and when in any Church of a Saint is read. Likewiiseof a Double or have been impeded by a Feast having proper Lessons. for then on Feasts recourse must be had to the Lessons of the twelfth Lesson is read of the Saint. and instead is read the Homily of the Sunday. and the Lessons assigned on that day from the same Scripture are Ferias and throughout the year are read in the First Nocturn only three Lessons. and at the end of Prime after Right be three of a Homily. the Rubrics are to be observed.. And likewise in the third Nocturn the Homily is prefixed with the name of its author. with a Short Responsory. Tuesday and Friday the last of the second Nocturn.Likewise if several proper Treatise.

when the Psalms and Antiphons have been said. If mention is made of the Holy Ghost. Pentecost. and on Ferias from the Sunday. but only the Short Responsory is repeated from the beginning. But if several Collects are to OF THE SHORT RESPONSORIES be said. with a repetition of the Responsory. the Chapter of Sext is taken. they are said as in the Psalter. in the said In the unity of the same Holy Ghost. or to the Father is not said. In Eastertide. etc. the first. When the short Responsories are changed by reason of the season. but where nothing is assigned. Lord. and when the response Amen has been made. But in following Vespers. second and third Responsory of the third Nocturn. For placing a new History (that is. the response is And with thy spirit. except in Passiontide: for then Glory be 5. it is to be said Who liveth and reigneth with thee. even when anyone recites the Office alone. eighth. Deacon. or the only one that remains. on Simples from the Common of the Saints.are said of the last of each Nocturn either in an Office of Twelve or of three Lessons. And the Responsories are taken from the place where they are first appointed. in first and second Vespers.Before the Collect. which also after the said Verse are repeated as part of the Responsory OF THE HYMN TE DEUM and TE DECET LAUS OF THE CHAPTERS XXXI. except in the last Collect. following weeks. etc. But on other Ferias Love the Truth: but the Chapter of Compline (when Chapters placed (unless proper ones are assigned). And at the end of the fourth. and within Octaves. when proper ones are not given.and Eastertide. Glory be to the Father. end of the Collect. before each Collect is said the Antiphon and Verse. then the last Responsory is said of the one whose Lesson it is. is taken. is said either another proper one. But in Lent. On ferial days also in the second Nocturn is said the Collect of the day. Lauds and the other Hours. that is after each Lesson is said one Responsory as below. end of the Short Responsory before the Verse are said two Alleluias. as above: the others are not concluded. new Responsories) on Sundays. likewise also on the Octave Day. Likewise they are said on Sunday and on all Feasts of xij Lessons and within Octaves and on Simple Feasts at Vespers and Lauds.. or a Homily. Which verse is not said by one who is not at least in the order of 8. same Sunday is accustomed to be read in place of the twelfth Lesson. when proper ones are not second. unless another is noted in the the Feria. as that book is being read from which the Responsories are taken. Through the same: if in the Likewise on Feasts. it is concluded Through Jesus Christ: if to the Son. the first. it is to be 3.. Which properes. on days within Octaves and in all Eastertide at Prime is said from the Feast. And indeed those are said within Octaves. On Sundays from Advent until the Octave of the Epiphany. but at Compline when the Hymn also has been said. And instead of Glory be to the Father the Responsory is repeated from the beginning: except also in the Office of the the ferial Chapters are said after the Octave of Pentecost until Advent. and then is said. Then is said Let us pray.they are said as in the Common of Saints. 3. 2. 3. hear my prayer. But at Prime and Compline when prayers ahve been said. and Rogation Monday. Miserere is said the Collect of the day. hear. On Simples and in the ferial Office. Let us bless the Lord. Let us pray. and on Ferias of Eastertide. In Eastertide at the end of the Responsory before the Verse is added Alleluia. or of the Saint. you. unless twelfth Lesson. but before each Collect is always said 4. as in first responsory. but are omitted. as is another proper one be assigned. if the Office be of the Saints. which are assigned in their places on the Feasts themselves. as in Lent. Then is said the T HE Short Responsories on Ferias are said in the first Nocturn after the Short Lesson. and from Septuagesima until the third after Nocturn. nor by a Deacon when a Priest is present. The Responsories also. In the other Hours is regularly said the Collect that 6. or that o£ the preceding Sunday. as is noted in the proper places. then follows the Gospel. or unless only one remains. are said three Responsories. at the likewise in the Litany all the Collects are said joined under one Let us pray. and in the Office of the Dead) at Vespers. If in the beginning of the Collect mention is made of the Son. On all Feasts of xij Lessons are said also twelve Responsories. XXII XXI . After the Chapter the or book. is said the Hymn Te decet laus. after the Response Amen has been made. until a new History is placed. and in Lauds and Vespers after the Chapter. is said in their own places. the Chapter appointed in first Vespers is said in 4. the Responsory One Seraph is to be taken. And this Verse.Vigils. on which a Double Feast happens to be celebrated. on Simple Feasts and in the ferial Office. from the Sunday in the Octave of Easter until the Saturday after Pentecost inclusive. except on the three days before Easter. the Verse The Lord be with you. then after the assigned. in which season from the third Sunday after Pentecost until Advent. nor when after any Hour there follows immediately the little Office of blessed Mary. If the Collect be directed to the Father. as are found in the Psalter on Monday. the first only is said under one conclusion. Glory be to the Father. in which the Collects are said in a different way from the above: 5. or Lord. On Sundays. the Collect which is placed third of a Homily in an Office within Octaves. if the Office be of say the one which in that Office. XIX T HE Chapters are always said (except on the three days before Easter. and from the second after the Epiphany until Septuagesima. etc. except in Passiontide. that is to say after the Homily. as in the Psalter. which Verse is not said after Let us bless the Lord at Prime before Right dear. where in its place is said Rest eternal. nor at Compline before the Verse The almighty. on Ember Days. The Lord be with you. reignest. is first of all. But where there are none proper. on Tuesday and Friday. in the others after Kyrie eleison and Our Father of the second Nocturn. is always said the Verse The Lord be with 7. When several Collects are said. 5. the proper ones as given in their places. at the beginning of the month Lauds. in this order: on Monday and Thursday. and are repeated on the other following Sundays of that month. or the Office of the Dead. Verse May the souls of the faithful. or unless by chance the first is one od those that have been said. which if one only is to be said. otherwise from the Common of Saints. they are always taken from the XXX Nocturns of Sunday in the said order. Terce. But in Advent. and likewise appointed on the first Sundays of each month after Pentecost until Advent. Who livest and Sunndays from Septuagesima to Lent. the response is Thanks be to God. as on the other Ferias. which also then is to be observed on the on Simple Feasts and within Octaves. the Proper of Saints. except some which are assigned in their places. and regularly on all Feasts. And those which are appointed through the days of the first week of a month are repeated in the sane order on the same Ferias through the OF THE COLLECT. until others be appointed. which will be of the Homily of the Sunday. the first. although the Scripture of that Sunday shall 2. or even the Litany alone. and Feasts even of three Lessons. if on the day where they are days before Easter: on which three days at all the Hours until None of Holy Saturday inclusive after the Psalm 51 placed. If it happens that a twelfth Lesson is placed in an Office in of xij Lessons of any Saint. But if anyone attain not to the order of accustomed and approved long Responsories. Within Octaves the Collect is said as on the day of the Feast. and afterwards the Collect. on Wednesday and Saturday.T HE long Responsories are said at Matins after the Lessons in an Office of xij and iij Lessons. or the Seven Penitential Psalms. At other times they are said as in the Proper of the Season. it is sufficient to place the first Responsory of that History. and let the response be And let my cry come unto thee. if they are to be said: in Matins of xij Lessons after the Hymn Te decet laus. at Terce and in second Vespers. etc. with the repetition of the part of the Responsory which is regularly at the end 2. as appointed in its place. are not translated to another day. except on the three differ. that is in the second Nocturn is said also at Lauds. and from the Octave of the Epiphany until the Dead. Responsory of the first Nocturn. same way as is ordered at Vespers and Lauds on the first Sunday of Advent. on which others are not assigned or as long response is always made. The Sunday Chapters placed in the Psalter. as given in their own places. in the 4. when there are any proper. The Chapters are also said after the Psalms and Antiphon or Antiphons of the second Nocturn on T HE Hymn Te Deum is said immediatelt after the twelfth Responsory in all Offices of twelve Lessons. then Let us pray. otherwise. is repeated when the Collect is ended. unless by his pemission.. which are appointed on any Ferias throughout the week. which in Octaves are teken 3. twelfth is said Glory be to the Father. And if the Feast of All Saints shall come on a Sunday. At Prime and Compline the Collects are never changed which are given in the Psalter. Sext and None only. Through Jesus Christ. on some days is said in the first Sunday of Lent.second and third Responsory of the second 4. Passion. let him say instead. and after the last Collect is repeated XXVIII XXVIII. for then the Collect of the preceding Sunday is always said in the ferial Office through the week. Thanks be to God. 2. it is to be said. or a has been said at first Vespers. either of the Season. At the end of the Short Responsory is said. In all Offices of three Lessons. Octave Day. which on the T HE Collect in all Hours is always said after Kyrie eleison and Our Father. cannot be said because of an occurring Feast. on which they were first the Chapter Now unto the King. in Lauds and the Hours. In the Office of a Sunday or Feria throughout the year. except in the Office of the Dead. In first Vespers of solemn Feasts it is left to the choice of each Congregation to recite or sing in Choir the Deacon. etc. and days within Octaves. second and third are said) is never changed. in all Lent.

when the Choir is to be left. When at the end of the Lord's Prayer it is to be pronounced with a loud voice And lead us not. T HE Common Commemorations. or before the Prayers. and the commemoration of the departed. which is said in Choir. in a loud voice is said I believe in God. and I believe. are said only on the Ferias of Advent and Lent. and unless another 2. otherwise it is all said secretly as above. and when Compline is ended after the Lord's Prayer and the Angelic Salutation. and Friday and Saturday after the Octave of the Ascension. as the Collect. and from the Octave of Pentecost until Advent exclusive. except at Compline. at the end of the last Hour. Office of the Dead. Compline as are appointed in their places in the Psalter: and when they are to be said. or Title of the Church. and Low Sunday. OF THE PRAYERS. and of the Gradual Psalms. which are given in the Psalter after Vespers of Saturday. 4. The Commemoration of S . The Creed of Saint Athanasius is said at Prime after Psalm 119 Adhæsit pavimento. But out of Choir they are said only at the end of Compline and at the end of Matins. nor if any Double Feast be celebrated on a Sunday. if another Hour is to follow. and the Office of the Dead. as in the Psalter. are each said according to the various seasons. When the Prayers have been said. 3. when May the souls of the faithful has been said. immediately after the Collect of blessed Mary is said Our Father. Out of Choir Prime closes after Right dear. there is no kneeling. and then it is said alone. 2. where it is said kneeling. all in secret. On Vigils the Prayers are said only at Prime: at Compline they are not said. XXXII. on Sundays. always at the 4. when and how they are to be said both in and out of Choir. but by others up to  Let us bless the Lord after the last Collect. and the Vigil and Ember Days of Pentecost) then they are said kneeling indeed. 3. they are never pronounced.. Hail. Lent. for then because of the Octave they are not said: but otherwise they are always said. Ferias and Feasts (unless the Office at whose beginning after the Short Lesson Brethren. even before the Commemoration of the Cross. it is always made before the same customary follow immediately after Vespers. otherwise Office is of her. 1f commemoration is to be made of any occurring Feast. as with the Our Father which is said at all Hours before the Collect. Epiphany. and KNEELING XXXIV. even if the aforesaid follow. Our Father only is said be Double.Mary is not made with the others when her little Office is said. when the Office is of the Sunday. for from Vespers it is said of the Feast. unless the custom of the place be otherwise. nor to the Verses. as is assigned on Monday at Prime T HE Apostles’ Creed is always said before Matins and Prime. The various ferial Prayers at Lauds and through the Hours. or the Litany. The Angelic Salutation is always said before the Office of blessed Mary. When Commemoration of Peace. on the Ferias of Advent. as in the Prayers and the like. whenever at the end of any Hour the Choir is to be left. Our help. so that it is always to be said at the end of the last Hour. only. THE ANTIPHONS OF BLESSED MARY AT THE END OF THE OFFICE. T HE Lord’s Prayer Our Father. and als when on Feasts of twelve Lessons Lauds are said separately from the Nocturns: likewise before all the Hours. except on the three days of Holy Week before Easter. OF THE APOSTLES’ CREED T HE Antiphons of blessed Mary placed at the end of the Psalter after Compline. when that is ended. is said below in proper Rubrics. of the Seven Penitential Psalms and the Litany. the Verse is begun. 2. In Eastertide a different Commemoration of the Cross is made. and the Angelic Salutation Hail. but not in the three days before Easter. 2. but so that always in the last place is put the except in Matins of xij Lessons and Compline of holy Saturday. in the Psalter. and at the end of Compline. And at its end is said Glory be to the Father. when after any Hour Mass follows immediately. When kneeling is to be done at the Antiphons of Blessed Mary at the end of the Office. that is. according to its dignity. On other days and Ferias throughout the year. nor also are they said. Nor is it said after any Hour. are said at the end of Vespers and Lauds. the Ember Days and Vigils that are fasted (except the Vigil of Christmas and the Vigil and Ember Days of Pentecost) and then they are said kneeling. Mary. I confess. all likewise secretly. otherwise. if the Office is to be concluded then. Choir they are always said. And before them in the ferial Office the comemoration of the Cross is made. etc. when Lauds have been AND THE CREED OF S. or the Seven Penitential Psalms. Ember days and Vigils. Vouchsafe. of S. when the Office of the day is followed by the the end The Resurrection of the Body. follows Our Father. they are said before the 2. O F the Little Office of blessed Mary. or Suffrages of the Saints. even if at Prime and Compline it is to be said again with the Prayers. OR SUFFRAGES OF THE SAINTS. so that after  May they rest in peace. and of S. before or after the commemoration of Saint Mary. nor whenever the beginning with the same voice are pronounced these two words Our Father. and likewise before the Lessons in a Nocturn.ATHANASIUS said. But if Compline 3. except the Sundays within the Octaves of Christmas. otherwise never. XXIII . as is said there. OF THE LORD’S PRAYER AND THE ANGELIC SALUTATION OF THE COMMON COMMEMORATIONS. After Prime. and the Verse May the souls of the faithful has been said. for then after it is said Our Father. Lord. as above. Suffrages. for then it suffices to have said it at the beginning with the Lord’s Prayer. nor to the Responsories. But when it is said with the Prayers at Prime and Compline. are said at any time at Prime and be found in their own places at the end of the Breviary. Our Father is also said in all Hours before the first Collect. On Sundays within other Octaves and on Trinity Sunday it is said. (except on Sundays. nor within Octaves. Office of the Lord. Benedict. for then is said once only Our Father. But at Lauds and Vespers all is said in a loud voice by the Prior. Mary.. but not on Doubles. but it is said all in secret. which is the Hours are ended. XXXV. And they the year. together with the preceding Our Father at Prime and Compline. nor within Octaves. except after Compline. likewise is said secretly Our Father given in the Psalter after Vespers of Saturday. Mary. on which are said only the four usual Psalms of Sunday. Joseph. the rest is said secretly. from first Vespers on Saturday and in all Eastertide) but the Officiant rises at Ascension and Corpus Christi. and at in the Psalter. But in XXXIII. O Lord. from the Octave of the Epiphany until Passion Sunday exclusive. But they are not said on Doubles. for the beginning of the following Hour. commemoration of the Patron. as with the other day Hours. Bid. and Easter and Pentecost. I believe. or within Octaves even if within them the Office be of a Sunday or Semidouble) and to them is added a secretly. hear. as is noted there. by the Offiiciant up to  The Lord be with you before the first Collect. even if within the Octave the Office be of a Sunday. are always said secretly before Matins and before Lauds when only two Nocturns have been said on Ferias and Simple Feasts. is said Our Father. the proper Rubrics are to T HE Prayers. when it is not conjoined with the XXXVI. 3.as appointed there in Lauds of Monday after Hour follow. and they are not said kneeling. Alleluia is not added to the Antiphons Collect. In Eastertide in the Little Office of blessed Mary. are said kneeling. unless there follow the Office of blessed Mary. OF THE LITTLE OFFICE OF BLESSED MARY AND OTHER MATTERS XXXVII.with Hail. in which they areb always 2. be sober. which are fasted (except the Vigil of Christmas. when Our help has been said. of the Apostles. they are said after Right dear. nor on the Vigil of the Epiphany. or another Semidouble Feast. on all Sundays throughout said. On other Ferias throughout the year only the Sunday Prayers are ever said. 5. that is to say.

1 f 6 EPIPHANY OF THE LORD.19 Jun. 5 May 14 May 24 Jun. Ep. 2014 E 5 Feb. 2001 G 5 Feb. 8 May 17 May 27 Jun. 23 23 Nov. 2019 F 6 Feb.25 Apr. 9 Apr. 2034 A 4 Feb. 23 23 Nov.6 Jun. 5 22 Dec. 19 24 Nov. 15 25 Dec.Paul Apostle.3 Jun. 8 26 Dec. 8 Jun. 3 c 31 2035 G ** 7 Feb.16 Mar.27 Mar. 10 Jun.20 May 29 Jun. 2018 G 4 Feb. semidouble. 29 e 12 Of the Octave. Octaves let. 20 Jul.25 Apr. 4 Jun.28 Apr. 1 Martyr. 1 Apr.Virg. semidouble. 27 Jun. 8 Jun. 2012 AG 5 Feb. 18 24 Nov.John Apostle. 12 25 Nov. 7 Jun. 3 e 26 Polycarp. 1 22 Nov.24 Jun. XXIV XXV CALENDAR TABLE OF MOVEABLE FEASTS JANUARY A 1 CIRCUMCISION of the LORD double. 3 b 9 Of the Octave . S.24 Mar. 13 Jun. 29 2016 CB ** 7 Feb. Bishop. 9 Jun.13 Jun. the Gospel. 11 25 Nov. double. 20 Jul. 4 Apr. 5 Feb.18 Apr. 4 Apr. 4 22 Dec. double. 2013 F ** 7 Mar. double. 28 2011 B 6 Feb.16 May 25 Jun. 6 Jun. 14 25 Dec. double.28 2039 B 5 Feb. etc of the following weekdays. double comm. double.12 Feb. 4 Feb. 28 d 25 Conversion of S. S. 7 Jun.13 Mar. 19 Jun.11 Feb. from the (***22nd and) 23rd Sunday. 2 d 18 Chair of S.25 Mar. GESIMA WED. 2010 C 3 Jan.. 1 2031 E 4 Feb. Abbot.Maurus.2 e 5 Vigil of Epiphany. 28 A 29 2033 B 6 Feb. Pope. 2022 B 6 Feb. 28 23 Dec. 9 Jun.Peter at Rome. 6 Jun. 16 24 Nov..20 May 29 Jun. 26 23 Nov. 28 A 8 Of the Octave 2005 B ** 7 Feb.27 Jun. from the (*** tenth and) eleventh Sunday. semidouble. 2 f 27 John Chrysostom.24 Mar. Martha. 4 26 Nov. 2025 E 5 Feb. 2 2036 FE 5 Feb. 30 22 Nov.Stephen. DAY SION COST CHRISTI Pent SUNDAY c 3 Octave of S. double. 16 Jun. 27 g 21 Agnes.26 Apr.20 May 5 Jun. 2017 A 5 Feb. greater d. 3 g 14 Hilary.29 Mar.] XXVI .12 Apr. 2 Apr.13 Jun. 4 Feb. Martyrs. etc.20 May 29 Jun.19 Mar. Also Meinrad.27 2040 AG ***8 Mar. Priest. & M. double comm. 2008 FE 6 Feb. 17 Jun.23 Jul. of Octave holy Innocents. 9 Apr.11 Jun. and the Scripture. 1 Jun.17 Mar.16 May 1 Jun.28 Jun. 2 Jun.20 May 5 Jun. and comm. comm. comm.17 May 26 Jun.28 Jun.21 Mar.17 May 2 Jun. 5 Apr. 4 22 Dec.20 Mar. 2009 D 5 Feb.14 25 Dec.16 May 1 Jun. 7 26 Dec.20 May 5 Jun. 23 Jul.aft.24 Jun. 3 A 22 Vincent and Anastasius.15 Jun. 30 d 11 Of the Octave. Confessor. 1 Apr.20 Mar. Martyr.13 Apr. d 4 Octave of Holy Innocents.25 Apr.12 May 21 May 31 Jun. 24 23 Nov.11 May 20 May 30 Jun 10 25 Nov. 30 A 15 S. 2032 DC ** 7 Feb. 26 23 Nov. 5 Jun. 2027 C ** 7 Feb. 20 Jul. Bishop and Martyr. 29 c 24 Timothy. 27 b 30 Martina.15 May 24 Jun.Telesphorus. 2020 ED 5 Feb. 1 b 23 Emerentiana. 1 22 Nov. double.9 May 18 May 28 Jun. 4 Jun.13 May 22 Jun. Bishop and Martyr.12 Mar. 27 23 Dec. 28 f 20 Fabian and Sebastian. 2024 GF ***8 Mar. Martyrs. double. 1 Feb. 3 Jun.15 Jun.2 c 10 Of the Octave . Pope and Martyr. S. 8 Jun.30 g 7 Of the Octave of the Epiphany. 15 25 Dec. double j.28 Mar. 7 26 Dec.16 May 25 Jun. Virgin and Martyr. 27 23 Dec. 30 g 28 Agnes second.24 Mar.Felix.15 May 24 Jun.Virgin and Martyr. 30 date 2037 D 3 Feb. 18 24 Nov.20 Mar. 2023 A 5 Feb.12 May 21 May 31 Jun. 3 Mar.14 Apr. 3 Mar. 15 25 Dec. 1 Jun. 29 Sunday Letter 2038 C 6 Feb. 4 May13 May 23 Jun. semidouble comm.17 May 2 Jun. 11 25 Nov. 2002 F ** 7 Mar. Virgin and Martyr.25 Jun.Hyginus. 27 2006 A 6 Feb.10 Apr. 2030 F 6 Feb. 8 Feb. 27 f 13 Octave of the Epiphany.10 Jun. 9 Apr. 30 2026 D 4 Feb.21 Apr.29 Apr. 2029 G 4 Feb. 8 Feb.13 Apr. 8 May 17 May 27 Jun.28 Mar. 29 2021 C ** 7 Feb. 19 24 Nov.17 Apr.31 Feb. 2028 BA 5 Feb. class.21 Apr. 8 Apr. 24 Jul. Martyrs. Bishop and Confessor. 12 Jun.14 Jun. semid.12 Apr. S.19 May 28 Jun. double 2 class. YEAR S.28 Mar. 2 Jun. 9 Feb.10 Jun.23 Jul. Homily. ADVENT b 2 Octave of S. 1 e 19 Marius. 3 Mar. 27 b 16 Marcellus.24 Jun. 8 Feb. 2004 DC 4 Feb.21 May . 19 24 Nov.16 Mar. 16 Jun. 1 22 Nov. 5 Jun. Prisca.16 Mar. 3 c 17 Antony. 5 Jun.12 Mar.CORPUS S. 8 May 17 May 27 Jun. 22 24 Dec. 2 Jun. 7 26 Dec.22 Apr. 23 23 Nov. Martyr. 2003 E 6 Feb.aft SEPTUA. 4 22 Dec. 4 Jun. Abbot. 7 Jun. 5 Apr. S. 5 Apr. Pope and Martyr. 30 22 Nov. 2007 G 4 Feb.21 Apr. also Paul j. Hermit semidouble 2015 D 4 Feb. 3 Jun.16 May 25 Jun. semidouble.ASH EASTER ASCEN. 4 Mar.13 Mar.23 Mar.12 Jun. 12 Jun.29 Jun.15 Mar.23 Jun. 2 [** the extra 7th *** and 8th Sunday and week after Epiphany may be taken from those unused after Pentecost in those years: the first two Nocturns of Sunday.19 May 28 Jun. 3 26 Nov. Audifax and Abachum. 1 Apr. 13 Jun.17 May 2 Jun. 4 Feb.PENTE.

f 24 Of Octave g 25 g 25 ANNUNCIATION of B. double. e 23 Of Octave f 24 Matthias. double d 22 Chair of S. SS. BC.. semidouble. BCD double) A 12 Gregory. b 13 Of Octave. Virgin and Martyr. (1884: Helladius. d 29 date In LeapYear February has 29 days and the Feast of S.. Greater double. Abbot. b 6 c 7 Romuald. Bishop and Confessor. spouse of B. e 30 that is on the 24th and 25th. f 3 Chunegundis. Confessor and Doctor. double. e 23 Vigil. Archangel. On the Friday after Passion Sunday is celebrated the Feast Sunday Letter of the Seven Sorrows of the B. comm. f 10 Forty Martyrs. g 11 Of Octave g 11 Vincentius. e 2 (1884: Suitbert. b 20 b 20 Cyril of Jerusalem. double 2 class. Priest and Martyr. double. XXVII XXVIII . double. Virgin. g 18 Simeon. double) f 3 Blasius. Martyrs. and the Sunday Letter which was taken in f 31 January is changed into the previous one. double j. Benedict. Abbot. Martyrs. A 5 b 6 Dorothy. semidouble.. Pope and Martyr. double ij.M. and the letter f serves twice on the 24th and 25th. double. Appollonia. B.Peter at Antioch. double ) e 2 PURIFICATION of B. semidouble. f 17 Patrick. V. double. c 14 d 15 Of Octave. class. BCD. class..M. A 19 A 19 JOSEPH.M. Bishop and Martyr. so that if in January the date Sunday Letter was A it is changed into the preceding . Bishop.V.M. Martyrs. double. BC. Apostle.V. that is g. Bishop and Martyr.Virgin. A 5 Agatha. Martyr and Abbot. d 15 e 16 Of Octave. c 7 Perpetua and Felicity. Matthias is Sunday Letter celebrated on the 25th of February. Confessor. A 26 A 26 Of Octave. Bishop and Martyr. double comm. b 27 O Octave c 28 c 28 Octave S. double ij. d 22 Of Octave of our most holy Father Benedict. Valentine. and Doctor of the Church. greater Double.V. A 12 Of Octave. S. d 8 d 8 e 9 Titus. Empress. double c 14 Of Octave. double. and Sexto Kalendas is said twice.M. Faustinus and Jovita. FEBRUARY MARCH d 1 Ignatius. double. b 27 Leander.V. double. c 21 e 21 Our most holy Father Benedict. Scholastica..(1884: Gregory II BC double) b 13 Ramirus & c. comm.(1884: Cyril. e 16 f 17 Octave of S. g 4 g 4 Lucius. S. Pope. d 1 (1884: Rudesind. etc. BC double) g 18 Gabriel. class.C. double. Virgin and Martyr e 9 f 10 Scholastica.

g 15 Hermenegild. double. comm. d 12 d 10 Gordian and Epimachus. A 2 c 2 Athanasius. Virgin. Popes and Martyrs. Martyr. MM.. and Juvenal. semidouble. date 1884: On the iij. Popes. Martyr. greater double. Martyrs. Doctor of the Church.Bede. Joseph. Doctor. and Theodulus. double ij. Confessor and Doctor. Martyr. semidouble. A 14 Boniface. Conf. f 21 f 19 Pudentiana. class.SS. A 9 A 7 b 10 b 8 Appearing of S. e 23 d 26 Cletus and Marcellinus. Archangel. A 21 b 24 Mellitus. APRIL MAY g 1 b 1 Philip and James. c 4 Isodore. Doctor. Pope and Martyr. comm. c 11 Leo I. d 5 Bishop and Confessor. g 22 Soter and Caius. Virgin. M. Doctor of the Church. Widow. Confessor. S. Eleutherius. g 20 A 23 George.. Sunday Letter date XXIX XXX . f 28 Vitalis. BC double. double 2nd class. f 12 Nereus. Achilleus. double. and Domitilla. b 29 Genadius. Bishop and Confessor. f 26 Augustine. Alexander. S. double. Conf.. d 24 e 27 e 25 Urban. Martyrs. d 31 Petronilla. Eventius. and comm. double. at Lauds only. double ij. Martyr. BC double. Pope. Bishop. semidouble. double. semidouble. c A 28 Boniface IV Pope and Confessor. double. greater double. Sunday after Easter is celebrated the Feast of the Fatherhood of c 30 Felix. e 13 e 11 f 14 Justin. c 9 Gregory Nazianzen. b 22 c 25 MARK EVANGELIST. Bishop. double. semid. Valerian. e 6 e 4 Monica. Pope and Martyr. semidouble. and Pancras. A 30 g 27 Ven. b 17 Anicetus. comm. Pope and Martyr. Maximus. Pope and Martyr. double. Tiburtius. Michael. Bishop and Confessor. double. Virgin. Martyr. Confessor. Pope g 29 and Martyr. Martyrs. Sunday Letter S. Apostles. Martyr. g 13 A 16 Turibius. f 7 f 5 g 8 g 6 John before the Latin Gate. b 15 c 18 c 16 d 19 d 17 e 20 e 18 Venantius. Bishop. John. double. class. Confessor. b 3 d 3 Finding of the holy Cross. Philosopher.

C 13 semidouble. greater double. c 20 Silverius. c 11 Pius I. Pope and Confesor. Martyrs. semidouble. Victor. f 21 Praxedes.M. g 3 g 1 Octave of S. Confessor. double of j.. double. S. Cyrinus. b 24 Vigil. semidouble. class. Martyrs. Pope and Martyr.V. c 6 b 3 Of the Octave. semidouble. Paul. Confessor. A 16 b 19 Gervase and Protase. A 30 Abdon and Sennen.. e 6 Octave of the Apostles Peter and Paul. Martyr. f 16 f 14 g 17 g 15 Henry. and SS. Also S. of the Octave and the Vigil. Octave. with comm. c 27 Of the Octave. Bishop and Confessor. double ij. b 17 Leo IV. and Innocent. or on the 11th of July is celebrated the Patronage of Sunday Letter our holy Father Benedict. comm. Martyr. semidouble. class. double. g 8 Kilian. Martyrs. B. Of S. d 14 Basil the Great. Processus and b 5 Boniface. Martyrs. double. g 24 NATIVITY OF S. Felix. b 12 Leo III. John Baptist. Virg. and Beatrice. class. Virgin and Martyr. and Crescentia. d 7 c 4 Of the Octave e 8 d 5 Cyril and Methodius. Pope and Martyr. semidouble. Bishop and Confessor. Bishop and Confessor. Confessor. date XXXI XXXII . Felix.M. Martyrs. A 23 Apollinaris. Pope. Martyrs. double. b 26 John and Paul. comm. Also Alexius. with comm. semidouble. Bishops and Confessors. Pope and. g 10 f 7 Willibald. f 9 Primus and Felician. MOTHER of B. Martyrs. comm. Pope and Confessor. Martyrs.M. Christina. semidouble. A 18 Marcus and Marcellianus. Christopher. date f 28 Nazarius. Liborius. Celsus. with comm. double ij. Martyrs. of Octave of Apostles. A 4 A 2 Visitation of B. and comm. Pope. e 20 Margaret. of SS. Most Precious Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. d 28 Leo II. double. Sunday. e 13 Anacletus. double j. e 22 Paulinus. Pope. with comm. S. double. d 21 c 18 Symphorosa and her Seven sons. and comm. Martyrs. Martyrs. Simplicius. JOHN BAPTIST. A 11 Barnabas. Bishop and Martyr. semidouble. double. Faustinus. Peter and Erasmus. Martyr. Apostle. semidouble. Virgin. d 12 Nabor and Felix. Martyrs. b 10 Seven Brethren. APOSTLE. double. S. Bishop. g 29 Martha. Rufina and Secunda. Sunday Letter Confessor. Martinianus MM. with comm. Nabor and A 9 Nazarius. Modestus. e 27 Pantaleon. Martyrs. APOSTLES. Bishop and Martyr. e 29 PETER AND PAUL. b 31 On the ij. greater double. John d 26 ANNE.Basilides. Emperor. f 30 Commemoration of S. A 25 Of the Octave of the Nativity g 22 Mary Magdalene. Virgin and Martyr. Apostle. class. Martyr. Pope. S. e 15 Vitus. and Doctor of the Church. Confessor. greater double. Martyrs. double.V. of Octave. JUNE JULY E 1 First Sunday. d 19 f 23 Vigil. double ij. Virgin. c 25 JAMES. double. f 2 Marcellinus. class.

& holy Maccabees. S. Pope and Martyr. greater double. double of j. Adrian. with comm. class comm. Father of B. Martyrs. and d 20 Eustace and Companions. Double of ij. MARTYR. Protus and Hyacinth. the Seven Sorrows of B. and comm. g 16 Cornelius and Cyprian. of S.M. double. at Lauds only. Lucy and Gemianus. S. double. Martyr.M. Martyrs. Protomartyr. c 22 Octave of Assumption B.M. Abbot. comm. with comm. double. Timothy. Martyrs. Virgin. Gorgonius. c 12 Of the Octave A 13 Of the Octave. S. Martyrs. Bishop and Martyr. Tiburtius and Susanna. Mary of the Snows. Martyr. & SS. Virgin and Martyr. Romanus. greater double. S. e 7 b 7 Donatus. Hippolytus.. f 15 Octave of Nativity B.. of SS. double. semidouble. Vigil.. Hermes. Martyrs.Also SS Stephen & 200 monks. class. Martyr. Sunday. with comm. f 4 b 4 g 5 Dedication of S. class. greater double. d 16 Of the Octave. d 9 Vigil. greater double. king of Hungary and Confessor.M. g 9 Of the Octave of B. of Octave of Assumption. Martyrs. and comm. f 8 NATIVITY of B.V. e 28 Wenceslaus. and Smaragdus. dbl. On the third Sunday. with comm. b 11 Of the Octave. Nicomede. Martyrs. Pope and Martyr. double.Stephen. Lawrence. of S. e 21 MATTHEW.. SS. Euphemia. with comm. Martyrs. Bishop. greater double. A 17 Columba. e 24 BARTHOLOMEW. and comm. semidouble. f 1 Giles. Martyrs.V. * On Sunday within the Octave is celebrated the Feast of S.M.. with comm. d 30 Felix and Adauctus. Martyr. SS. A 3 Stephen. and comm. with comm. Joachim. f 25 A 24 g 26 Zephyrinus. APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST. semidouble. d 23 Vigil. Paul. Martyrs. g 2 Nonnosus. greater double. Vigil. Symphorianus. double ij. d 27 Cosmas and Damian. Abbot double e 3 Finding of S. c 15 ASSUMPTION of B. Lawrence. Bishop and Confessor. semidouble. Thecla. f 22 Maurice and his Companions.. double. double ij. double. Martyr. SS. Hippolytus and Cassian. APOSTLE. comm. c 8 Cyriacus. with comm. Confessor. semidouble. with comm. Priest. Doctor. S. c 5 A 6 Transfiguration of the Lord.. f 18 Of the Octave.M.V. f 29 DEDICATION OF S. e 31 date Sunday Letter date Sunday Letter XXXIII XXXIV . class. and S. Bishops and Martyrs. Martyr.M. Martyr. V. Sabina. Martyrs. Martyrs. Eusebius. Confessor. Octave. b 25 A 27 c 26 Cyprian and Justina. and comm.. Bishop and his Companions. double ij. e 10 LAWRENCE. Confessor.. g 12 Of the Octave. g 19 Of the Octave b 18 A 20 Of the Octave c 19 Januarius. MM. Ap. Agapitus. d 6 Felicissimus and Agapitus. S. c 29 Beheading of S. and comm.MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL. double of the ij. class. A 10 Of the Octave f 11 Of the Octave of S. Doctor of the Church. d 2 Stephen. Martyr.Peter’s Chains. semidouble. Pope.V. Martyrs.V. SS. Duke and Martyr. b 28 Augustine. AUGUST SEPTEMBER c 1 S. b 21 Of the Octave Theodore. S. g 23 Linus. Twelve holy Brethren. Martyr. Xystus. Martyrs. Comm. Edith. Confessor. with e 17 Octave of S. semid. John Baptist. g 30 Jerome.V. e 14 Exaltation of the holy Cross. MM. S. S. class. Largus.V. and comm. and comm. and comm. Pope and Martyr. d 13 Of the Octave b 14 Of the Octave.

comm. Martyr. Tryphon. greater double. semidouble. double. f 27 Vigil. Archangel. and comm. double. date The first Sunday of Advent will not be before the 27th of November Sunday Letter nor after the 3rd of December. A 15 d 15 Martin. Pope and Martyr. b 23 e 23 Clement. S. and comm. b 27 Otto. Marcellus and Apuleius. double. with comm.Saturninus. Bishop and Martyr.. Martyrs. and comm. Comemoration of All the Faithful Departed. NOVEMBER OCTOBER d 1 FEAST OF ALL SAINTS. Respicius c 10 Paulinus. g 14 Callistus. EVANGELIST. and Eleutherius. Martyrs g 25 Catherine. APOSTLE. Abbott. double. Pope and Confessor. Felicity.. Ursula and Comp. A 22 d 22 Cecilia. semidouble. d 8 Octave of All Saints. c 14 Commemoration of All Departed of our Order. S. double. Bishop and Confessor. Four Crowned Martyrs. Virg. b 6 Of the Octave f 6 c 7 Of the Octave. Martyrs. e 12 A 12 Emilian. f 10 Justus. Pope and Martyr. f 13 b 13 All Saints of the Order of our most holy Father Benedict. comm. Abbot. double ij. g 18 Dedication of the Basilicas of SS. double. greater double. Martyrs. class. dbl. d 4 A 5 Of the Octave e 5 Placidus and his Companions. class. Mennas. c 31 Vigil. b 2 Holy Guardian Angels. S. double. b 16 Gall. double ij. Greater double. double. c 24 Raphael. VV. Mart. SS. M. A 26 Peter of Alexandria. semidouble. b 9 Dionysius. e 26 Evaristus. and comm. class. b 30 Comm. e 30 ANDREW. Virgin and Martyr. S. ij. SS. double of j. e 16 c 17 f 17 d 18 LUKE. and comm. semidouble. g 28 SIMON AND JUDE. Pope and Martyr. A 29 d 29 Vigil. Martyrs e 9 Dedication of basilica of the Saviour. f 3 Of the Octave of All Saints c 3 g 4 Of the Octave. BC. f 20 b 20 g 21 Hilarion. Rusticus. Pope and Martyr. d 11 g 11 Martin. Martyr. greater double. c 21 Presentation of B. Peter and Paul. Martyr d 25 Chrysanthus and Daria. e 2 Of Octave. double. APOSTLES. c 28 Gregory the Wonderworker. semidouble.V. Abbot. Virgin and Martyr. Mark.M. f 24 Chrysogonus. A 8 Theodore. date Sunday Letter XXXV . Bishop and Confessor. semidouble. Martyrs. Sergius.. double. double ij. Vitalis and Agricola. or simple by precept. ad lib. double. double. & SS. e 19 A 19 Pontianus. greater double. semidouble. g 7 Justina. Bacchus. Martyr. class. class. double ij. Abbot. comm. A 1 Remigius.MM. of SS whose Relics are kept in Churches of our Order. Bishop and Confessor. class with Octave. and Nympha. Bishop and Confessor. Pope and Martyr.

and Doctor of the Church. the First of Lent. class comm. comm. double ij. double. d 27 JOHN. or because it is noted in the proper places in the Breviary what is to be done. semidouble. And in some squares no number is placed. Archangel e 28 HOLY INNOCENTS. APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST. semidouble. In the first of which can immediately be seen what Office is to be celebrated.V.V. on which no commemoration is made of any f 22 occurring Feasts. The Finding of the Holy Cross . Abbot. be the one in the upper corner of the first Table. The Nativity of the blessed Virgin Mary. A 3 b 4 Peter Chrysologus. or of the Sunday within the Octave. And in the second. Of the first. read the rule alongside the said inscribed number. Barbara. The Ascension of the Lord The Dedication of S. Octave. Bishop Confessor.. The Nativity of the Lord The Purification The Epiphany of the Lord The Annunciation b 25 NATIVITY OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. double ij. double. if several Feasts occur on the same day. they would meet on it. and it will clearly appear what is to be done. date The Feast of all Saints. Vigil. Virgin and Martyr. Easter. Father Benedict. semidouble. XXXVI XXXVII DECEMBER f 1 TWO TABLES TAKEN FROM THE GENERAL RUBRICS. Joseph.V. Spouse of B. and comm. The Feast of S. the numbers. for if both the said Double and Sunday went towards it in a straight line from their places.V. g 16 Eusebius. For example: The square in which a Double of the First Class and a Sunday of the First Class meet each other will f 8 CONCEPTION OF B. or of the Octave.M. FIRST MARTYR. First is to be found the number placed in the square in which the feasts in conflict meet each other: then is to be d 6 Nicholas. Virgin and Martyr.M.V. preceding and two following days.M. Octaves. semidouble. S. Pope and Confessor. semidouble. Joseph. of Octaves. From both Tables what is sought will be found in this order. And the rule beside the said g 9 Of the Octave. Melchiades. Low. class comm. Pentecost with the two following days The Feast of the Fatherhood of S. Stephen. DOUBLES OF THE FIRST CLASS e 21 THOMAS. The Patron of the Order or place. c 12 Of the Octave. Mother of B. Easter Day with the three The Visitation c 26 STEPHEN. The Feast of S.Michael. Spouse ofBVM. 1. Octave. The Feast of S. as the aforesaid Sunday. Anne. Abbot. either because no occurrence or concurrence is possible. class.M. Scholastica. Translation of the first. The Birthday of our Most Holy Father Benedict The Feast of Saint Lawrence. b 11 Damasus. Pentecost The Feast oif the Most precious Blood of OLJC Trinity. are divided into two classes SUNDAYS OF THE FIRST CLASS The Circumcision of the Lord. Pope and Martyr. Virgin and Martyr. APOSTLE. double.. double j.M. except a above in the Rubrics g 23 A 24 Vigil. semidouble. and which Sundays and Ferias are called Greater. The Feast of S. or preceding. in which the number 1 is written. Virgin. comm. Office of the second. Father of B. semidouble. with comm. it is understood of the Feast in the lower part under e 14 Of the Octave. or Title of the Church The Feast of S. number is thus. S. Octaves. Pope and Confessor. it is understood of the Feast placed in the upper part of the d 13 Lucy. Joachim. double. that is the said Double of the first class is to be translated. double. e 7 Ambrose. The Feast of S. Bishop and Confessor. Bishop and Martyr. and the Office is to be of the Sunday of the first class: for when in these rules it is said. The Assumption and Conception The Feasts of the Evangelists with comm. Octave of Nativity. The Nativity of Saint John Baptist. with comm. The Feast of the Most Holy Trinity. as the aforesaid Double: when of the second or following. Protomartyr The holy Apostles Peter and Paul The Feast of the holy Innocents A 31 Silvester. The Feast of Corpus Christi The heavenly birthdays of the eleven Apostles f 29 Of the Sunday within the Octave of the Nativity. double. with comm. double. Passion. A 10 Of the Octave. c 5 Sabba. Maurus. how the preceding Office is to concur in Vespers with the Office of the following day. commemoration. Table. g 2 Bibiana. Sunday Letter The Dedication of the Church itself. The Feast of S. Bishop and Confessor and Doctor. A 17 b 18 But it is necessary to know which are the Doubles of the first and second class. double ij class comm. double. f 15 Octave of conception of B. and Greater Doubles throughout c 19 the year. which are never omitted The Feast of the most holy Name of Jesus The First of Advent. Placidus and his Companions DOUBLES OF THE SECOND CLASS on which commemoration is made of GREATER SUNDAYS Simples in Lauds only. of Octaves. MARTYRS. Palm. d 20 Vigil. of Octaves of the Blessed Virgin Mary The Feast of All Saints of the Order of our most holy g 30 Of the Octave of the Nativity.

occurring on the Vigils of Christmas and Pentecost. XXXVIII XXXIX SUNDAYS CF THE SECOND CLASS The Exaltation of the holy Cross Wednesday. Translation of the S. and The Second S. 6. The Conversion of S. 4 4 5 4 4 5 3 1 3 1 4 A Semidouble. All of the following. on the Day of the Circumcision. and its Dedication. Commemoration of the preceding. 5. 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 1 3 1 4 A Vigil 0 5 6 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 0 0 0 A lesser Double through the year.C. nothing of the following. Commemoration of the 4. of which commemoration is always made If it happen that the Patron or Title of a Church be entered in the Calendar on the same day as other Saints. All of the preceding. 3. the Octave is however not translated. as if it were celebrated on its own day. a Double of the Frist Class. a Simple. second. 1. 4 4 5 4 4 5 3 1 3 1 4 second. Office of the An Octave Day. and Saint Mary on Saturday. Chapter of the following. if it is able to be translatd. THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.Peter's Chains Of the Octave of Christmas. a Greater Double through the year. of whatsoever Feasts: of the Ember Days. Mary on Saturday. a Sunday throughout the year. B. A lesser Feast of principal Patrons An Octave Day is never translated: So although the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist. on the Ascension of the which are not omitted. All of the following. A greater Double throughout the year 4 4 0 4 4 1 4 4 2 8 1 1 4 1 1 A Double of a Doctor of the Church 4 4 0 4 4 1 4 0 0 1 1 1 4 1 1 WHEN THERE CONCUR A lesser Double throughout the year 4 4 0 4 4 3 4 7 0 3 3 5 4 3 3 A Day within an Octave 4 4 0 4 3 3 3 7 3 3 5 5 3 3 3 A Greater Sunday of either the first or second class. but a commemoration of it GREATER DOUBLES GREATER FERIAS only is made in the Office of the Octave of Corpus Christi. All of the greater in dignity. which it falls or is entirely omitted.Michael. whatsoever The Fourth of Advent The Feast of Saints whose Bodies and Relics are kept Double may occur. or of a Patron. and on all days of Holy Week.Paul. not even in Lauds. 4 5 3 4 5 3 3 1 1 1 5 a Vigil. an Octave Day. Mary on Saturday 5 5 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 A Patron or Title of a Church. with a Sunday whichsoever. with: a Sunday of the first class. in Lauds only. and Rogation Monday. an Octave Day. 8. a Double of the second class a Double of the first class. A Day within an Octave. a commemoration is made in both Vespers.unless there occur the The two Feasts of the Seven Sorrows Lord. Office of the greater in dignity. of an occurring Semidouble Commemoration only is made. nor is the Office The Third The Beheading of S. Office of the first. a Day within an Octave. a Feria and a Vigil Commemoration of the lesser. Office of the second. Office of the first. 1. Translation of the first. a Semidouble. is transferred to the following day. Within those Octaves in which the Office is said of Feasts that occur. 4. is translated. Commemoration of the following. a Patron or Title of a Church. or Semidouble. 0 4 3 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 0 An Octave Day 4 4 0 4 4 7 4 4 2 2 3 3 4 3 3 A Sunday throughout the year. 4 a lesser Double throughout the year a Double of a Doctor of the Church a greater Double throughout the year. or on the Ember Days. Rogation Monday the Major Feasts or Doctors. so that the Office is said of the translated Feast. Sunday is commemorated. A Simple. or Dedication of a Church. and within the Octaves of Easter and Pentecost. 7. Epiphany and Corpus Christi. The Appearing of S. nothing of the second. second. which are not in the Calendar. or Title of a Church. nothing is said of them. as is appointed in the proper Rubrics. a Greater Feria. and Patron or Title of the Charch. 2 2 4 2 4 4 4 0 4 0 4 A Greater Feria 6 0 6 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 A Greater Double through the year. Commemoration of the first. a Doub le of the Second Class. Mary on Saturday. Office of the 2. but not of any Doctor of the Church. All of the preceding. Commemoration of the preceding. Others if in the said Calendar they be entered under a Lesser . Office of the first. The Second The Feast of the holy Guardian Angels Within the Octave of Corpus Christi. Office of the greater in dignity. occurring on the day of Corpus Christi. and in A Double of first class 6 4 0 6 6 4 6 6 2 2 2 8 4 4 1 Lauds. The Ember Days Double Office. Martin of Tours. 3. on the Feast of the Assumption and Conception of the blessed Virgin Mary. a Simple. both. in both Vespers and in Lauds Within the Octave of the Epiphany the Office is only said of the Patron. or A Double of the second class 4 4 0 4 4 4 6 6 4 2 2 1 4 1 1 Title.The Feast of Saint John before the Latin Gate Of other Octaves. on the Octave Day of the Epiphany. even occurring on a Septuagesima The Chair of S. they are translated.John the Baptist said of a translated Double. nothing is said of it. and Vigils. even of the Patron or Title of a Church. otherwise Commemoration is made of it on the day itself on and then commemoration is always made of them The Presentation of blessed Mary. IF THERE OCCUR ON THE SAME DAY Of the Ferias of Advent and Lent. Of Advent. nothing of the preceding. when their Office is not said. on the Feast of Corpus Christi.Peter. But if they be one of The Transfiguration of the Lord Of Lent. commemoration of the lesser. unless it be of the first or second class. But if in the Calendar they be all only a Simple Feast. 0 0 3 4 5 3 3 1 1 1 5 2. a Semidouble. do not concur. nothing is said from Ash Wednesday until Low Sunday. But if any Vigil occur in Advent. a Semidouble. S. 0 4 3 4 4 3 3 1 1 1 0 A Semidouble 4 4 0 4 7 3 4 3 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 A Double of the First Class. or its Dedication. . 5 Nothing of the first. nothing is said of them. in Churches of our Order. a commemoration is always made whatever Feast Quinquagesima Sunday. a Sunday of the second class. The Feast of the Snows of All Saints. 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 6 3 4 S. or Lent. on Ash . 6. or on Feast Days of Doubles of the First Class.Barnabas the Apostle from the Vigil of Pentecost until the Feast of the Trinity inclusive. Archangel with commemoration of the Octave: other Feasts are translated after the Octave. The Fourth of Lent. in which are preferred to other lesser Doubles that Church the Office is only of the Patron or Title. Epiphany. as elsewhere according to the Rubrics Sexagesima The Feast of S. and from the 17th of December until the The Third Feast of S. 2 2 4 2 4 4 4 0 4 6 4 A Simple 3 3 3 0 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 3 3 3 A Double of the Second Class. Apostle may occur in them. and a commemoration is made of it. Note that any Double whatsoever. and its Dedication. Translation of the lesser. a lesser Double through the year. second.

who liveth and reigneth with the Father and Majesty. O LORD.  Amen.and so be meet to be heard before the presence of thy divine AY his mercy and pity assist us. But on In the j.  Amen. to the fruitful Virginity of the blessed and glorious ever Virgin Mary.) 8. 6. and commemoration of the Octave. unless it shall be of the First or Second Class. O Lord Jesus Christ. that I may fittingly recite this Office with attention and upon us. Absolution M devotion. May he bless us who liveth and reigneth for ever and ever. Hail. a To be said before the Lessons in the Office of twelve. a commemoration is made of Double and Semidouble Feasts reduced to the rank of a Simple. A PRAYER TO BE SAID BEFORE 2. it is praiseworthy to say the following prayer. O Lord. 7. praise.. . May the divine assistance remain with us always. In the ij. EAR. the Holy Ghost. the whole Office is of the Octave. 10. to the crucified Humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ. May God the Father Almighty be merciful and gracious unto us. world without day within an Octave. 5.Through Christ our Lord. evil. the prayers of thy servants.  And blessed are the breasts which gave suck to Christ the Lord. everlasting Father. Of a Double. Nocturn and for Monday and Thursday. of a Semidouble. the Ascension and Corpus Christi. world without end. I now recite these Hours to thee. and of Corpus Christi. and commemoration of the Octave.May the power of the Holy Trinity loose us from all our sins and shortcomings. unless when the Office must be said of it on the following day. XL XLI Note that in first Vespers on the Octave Day of the Ascension.  Amen. of Saint Mary on Saturday. or a Patron or Title. and to the whole company of the Saints. this order is observed. for then the Office would be of the Feast. 3. Nocturn and for Tuesday and Friday. . If the Office is said of a Saint of twelve Lessonss the eleventh Blessing will be: Our Father. May the blessing of the Father and the Son. and unto us the Blessings. of a us: Who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost. of a Greater Feria. with commemoration of the Octave of Saint John. Absolution From the chains of our sins may the almighty and merciful Lord loose us. Blessings. either of ABSOLUTIONS AND BLESSINGS the First or Second Class: for then the Office would be of the Feast. May he (or she or they) whose Feast we are keeping intercede for us to the Lord. and wandering thoughts. Vespers will be of the Octave of Corpus Christi. May the King of Angels bring us to the society of the heavenly citizens. world without end. May Christ grant unto us the joys of eternal life. and three Lessons. be O PEN my mouth. enlighten my understanding and kindle my affections. May God kindle the fire of his love in our hearts. or Dedication of a Church. which bore the Son of the 12. May the grace of the Holy Spirit enlighten our senses and hearts. And likewise on the Octave Day of Corpus Christi in second Vespers concurring with the Octave Day of S. of a Sunday. R/. of a Simple end. or Vigil. unless it shall be a principal solemn Feast. in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Easter. In second Vespers of a Double of the first class. 9. just as if such a Commemoration were to be made on the following day. 11. May the Gospel Lection be to us salvation and protection.Amen remission of all our sins for ever. and of one. T O THE HOLY and undivided Trinity. (After the Office is ended. to bless thy holy Name: cleanse my heart from all vain. Mary. 4.  Amen.John __________________________________________________________________________ Baptist. and have mercy upon When several commemorations are made.  Amen.  Amen. be everlasting In the iij. power and glory from every creature. May the blessing of the eternal Father rest upon us always. Nocturn and for Wednesday and Saturday. with commemoration of a preceding Double Feast. May the only-begotten Son of God mercifully bless us and help us. In second Vespers of the Octave Day of the Epiphany. honour. THE DIVINE OFFICE. commemoration only is made of a following Double.  Amen _____________________________________________________ Blessings. 1892: 1. Blessed is the womb of the Virgin Mary. in union with that divine intention wherewith thou thyself didst offer thy praises to God while upon the earth. H but Commemoration is not made of a day within an Octave. Doubles of the second class commemoration is made of the said Feasts in both Vespers even of an Octave or Sunday Absolution.

who liveth and reigneth. and thy coming in. BLESSING OF A READER’S TABLE Reader. open thou my lips : and my motuh shall shew forth thy praise. XLIV . XLII XLIII If the Office is of S. In an Oiffice of one Lesson the Absolutions and Blessings are said as in the Psalter.  And with thy spirit. May the King.  And strengthen him out of Sion. By the word of the Gospel. And with thy spirit.  G RANT. 3. Immediately without Let us pray.   O God. then the third Blessing will be. Mary on Saturday the Absolutions and Blessings re said.  when a Homily with Gospel is not read. 1. the eleventh blessing will be: BLESSING OF A SERVANT May the Virgin if virgins whose Feast we are keeping intercede for us to the Lord. in it. In an Office of three Lessons  the above Absolutions and Blessings are said in the And this same is repeated thrice by all.  O Lord. Lesson.  And have mercy on thy servant. 2. the xij Blessing will Blessed is the Lord God who hath holpen and comforted me.  O Lord. May he bless us. Through Christ our Lord. O Lord.  order desbribed above in the general Rubrics. Let us pray. May the Gospel Lection 2. Mary.  And strengthen him out of Sion. may we be worthy of  the everlasting kingdom The servant coming in says: O God make speed to save me : O Lord make haste to help me. Going out and in The servant going out says: If in the last Lesson aniother Gospel with Homily is to be read. Who liveth and reigneth for ever and ever.  And strengthen him out of Sion. Through Christ our Lord. T HE Lord preserve thy going out. 3.  The Lord preserve thee from all evil. Lesson of the said night is said.    Send him help from thy holy place. that hopeth in thee. that this thy servant for his completed duty may receive an eternal reward. May the Gospel Lesson. when a Homily with Gospel is read the first blessing Let us pray.. and then before the xj. 1. May the divine assistance G RANT. May the divine assistance. May the King . Nocturn. and within Octaves of Saints the  Send him help from thy holy place. almighty God. 2. 1. almighty God. as in her Office on Saturday. first Blessing will be.. the iij. they) whose Feast.  Wilt thou return.   May the King. In the Office of S. But if the third Lesson shall be of a Homily.  And with thy spirit.  The Lord keep thy soul. save thy servant  That putteth his trust in thee. By the words of the Gospel may our sins be blotted out. who liveth and reigneth for  ever and ever. that this thy servant may perform the duty he has undertaken with a devout mind.  Amen.  Amen. and take from thee the spirit of exaltation. be: And it is repeated thrice both by the servant and the Choir. If the Office be said of a Saint of three Lessons.  The Lord be with you. will be.  Save thy servant. In an Office of three Lessons. and on the first Sunday of Advent: and  O Lord. May he bless us. May Christ the Son of God teacxh us the words of the holy Gospel. And before the xij. is said. Lesson is said.  The Lord be with you. we beseech thee.  Amen. May he (she. Which Blessing is said in the night of the Nativity of the Lord before the tenth  The Lord be with you. O Lord. And it is said thrisc by all. save thy servant  That putteth his trust in thee. save thy servant  That putteth his trust in thee. we beseech thee. and the Blessings are to be taken from  Send him help from thy holy place.