Friday, December 22, 2023

Ember Friday in Advent

II class

Commemoration of St. Eusebius, Bishop and Martyr

Traditional day of fast and abstinence in the USA

General info:

From December 17 to 23, III and IV class votive and Requiem Masses are prohibited


Mass of Ember Friday; no Gloria; commemoration added; no Credo; common preface


Matins: Invitatorium Prope est iam and Hymn in Tempore Adventus; antiphons and psalms of the feria (last three psalms from the second schema); lessons from the homilia in Evangelium diei; no Te Deum

Lauds: Antiphons are proper (they are given in the psalter: Feria VI ante Vigiliam Nativitatis Domini); psalms of the feria (2nd schema); remainder in Tempore Adventus, except proper antiphon at Benedictus and oration; the preces are said

Hours: Psalms of the feria with Advent antiphons; remainder in Tempore Adventus; proper oration

Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of the feria; remainder in Tempore Adventus, except proper antiphon at Magnificat O Rex gentium (O Antiphons for Advent) and proper oration

Compline: Of the feria