Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Fifth Day within the Octave of the Nativity

II class

Commemoration of St. Thomas of Canterbury, Bishop 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. Thomas of Canterbury; 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 29; Te Deum

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

Hours: Psalms and antiphons of the feria; remainder as on the feast of the Nativity

Vespers: Of the Nativity

Compline: Of Sunday