Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Seventh day of the Octave of the Nativity

II class

Commemoration of St. Sylvester I, Pope and Martyr

General info:

Within the Octave of the Nativity, I and II class votive Masses of the Dead are permitted


Mass Puer natus assigned to the days within the Octave of the Nativity (in the Missal, immediately following December 28); Gloria; commemoration of St. Sylvester; Credo; preface and Communicantes of the Nativity


Matins: Invitatorium, Hymn, and 9 antiphons and 9 psalms from the Nativity (joined, not said as three nocturns); verse as found at the conclusion of the psalms for the Nativity (in its third nocturn); 3 lessons proper to December 31; Te Deum

Lauds: Antiphons of the Nativity with Sunday psalms; Hymn A solis ortus; commemoration of St. Sylvester

Hours: Ferial psalms and antiphons; remainder as on the feast of the Nativity

I Vespers: Of the Octave day of the Nativity: Proper antiphons, with psalms from the Common of the BVM; remainder proper

Compline: Of Sunday


The Te Deum is traditionally sung on December 31. It is enriched with a plenary indulgence under the usual conditions, as listed in the Raccolta (1950) n. 684 and in the Enchiridion (1999) n. 26, for those who attend the sung Te Deum on the last day of the year in order to give thanks to God for the blessings received from Him during the whole year.

Laus Deo
Beataeque Semper
Virgini Mariae