Sunday, August 17, 2014

Let's Compare!

source: latin-liturgy.org

As a follow up to this post on the Liturgy of the Hours, I would like to share this brief comparison of the Roman rite as various stages in the last four a half centuries.

Liturgy & Feast
I Vespers
Mattins/Lauds
Mass
II Vespers
1570: Octave day of St. Lawrence
Vespers of St. Lawrence; comm. X Sun. after Pentecost and oct. of Assmpt.
Festive. Three nocturnes of three psalms and three lessons; last lesson concatenates dominical readings. Comm. of Sunday and Marian oct. at Lauds
Of St Lawrence. Comm. of Sunday and oct. of Assmpt. Last Gospel from Sunday
Vespers of St. Lawrence; comm. X Sun. after Pentecost and oct. of Assmpt.
1910: St. Joachim
Vespers of St. Joachim; comm. X Sunday after Pentecost, oct. day of St. Lawrence, oct. of Assmpt., and of St Hyacinth
Festive. Three nocturnes of three psalms and three lessons; last lesson concatenates dominical readings. Comm. of Sunday, St. Lawrence oct. day, Marian oct. and St. Hyacinth at Lauds
Of St Joachim. Comm. of Sunday, St. Lawrence oct. day, Marian oct. and St. Hyacinth at Lauds. Last Gospel from Sunday
Vespers of St. Joachim; comm. X Sunday after Pentecost, oct. day of St. Lawrence, oct. of Assmpt., and of St Hyacinth
St Pius X: X Sunday after Pentecost
Vespers of St. Joachim, comm. of oct. day of St Lawrence, X Sunday after Pentecost, St. Hyacinth, and oct. of Assmpt.
Of Sunday, three nocturnes of three psalms and three lessons; comm. of St. Hyacinth, oct. day of St. Lawrence and Marian. Oct. at Lauds
Of Sunday. Comm. of oct. day of St. Lawrence, St Hyacinth, and oct. of Assmpt.

Optional private Mass of St.. Joachim with comm. of Sunday and proper Last Gospel
Of Sunday. Comm. of oct. day of St. Lawrence, St Hyacinth, and oct. of Assmpt.

1962: X Sunday after Pentecost
Vespers of St. Joachim, comm. of X Sunday after Pentecost
Of Sunday. One nocturne of nine psalms and three lessons.
Of Sunday.
Of Sunday.
Paul VI: XXth Sunday of “Ordinary Time”
Evening Prayer scheme I for Sundays of Ordinary Time
Of Sunday. Three psalms and two [very long] readings
Of Sunday. Readings of year A
Of Sunday.


I am sure some of this is wrong, so JohnR and Rubricarius can disabuse me of my errors. The Rad Trad advocates no specific year here, although he would not mind the 1570 scheme with St. Joachim permanently fixed for August 16.

7 comments:

  1. As i can see it goes like this:
    St. Lawrence dominates, after which he is gradually but in the end completely pushed out by st. Joachim, which is in the end also erased.

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  2. A few minor typos not worth nitpicking because the larger point is well taken. I also agree with fixing S. Joachim to Aug 16 rather than have it be perpetually on a Sunday, and this is what the CTO has done. Yesterday, we observed the Octave Day of S. Lawrence with commemorations of the Sunday and the Octave of the Assumption, just as noted above for 1570. The problem with Divino Afflatus (inter multa alia) is that the Mass of the Octave Day of S. Lawrence exists only in theory (it's given in my 1952 Missale); I wonder if there is ever a case where it could be said in full given that either a Sunday, S. Hyacinth, or the day within the Assumption Octave always outranks it.

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  3. Wouldn't the Octave Day of Saint Lawrence take precedence where he is a Patron and celebrated as a Dbl 1st Cl with common octave? The Octave Day would be a Double Major and take precedence over the Double feast of Hyacinth.

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    1. Pre-1911 St. Lawrence falling on a 'green' Sunday would take precedence as would its double-ranking Octave Day. The double (only) ranking Octave Day would also take precedence over a double feast. Post-1911 only a D1Cl or D2Cl (or a greater-double feast of the LORD) can take precedence over a 'green' Sunday.

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  4. When Saint Lawrence is a Patronal Feast the Octave Day as a Double Major would take precedence over Saint Hyacinth on a weekday would it not? Should this be true, it would be celebrated and does not exist only in theory.

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    1. Yes, sorry if I misunderstood you earlier. If St. Lawrence is observed as D1Cl as the Titular etc then the Octave day would outrank St. Hyancinth.

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