Traditional day of fast and partial abstinence in the USA
From December 17 to 23, III and IV class votive and Requiem Masses are prohibited.
Proper Mass with additional lessons*; Mass of Ember Saturday; No Gloria nor Credo; common Preface
*The forma longior (obligatory in Ordinations and conventual Masses) has five prophecies preceding the Epistle; the forma brevior (which may be used at all other Masses etiam in cantu) has one prophecy preceding the Epistle
N.B. More information on Ember Days and particular rubrics on the Flectamus genua can be found by clicking on the Rubrics/help icon at the bottom of the page.
Matins: Invitatorium Prope est iam; Hymn Verbum supernum; Saturday psalms and antiphons; no Te Deum
Lauds: Saturday psalms of the 2nd scheme; antiphons are proper (they are given in the psalter: Sabbato ante Vigiliam Nativitatis Domini); Hymn En clara vox; preces
Hours: Saturday psalms with antiphons from Lauds
I Vespers: Of the IV Sunday of Advent; Hymn Creator alme siderum; Magnificat antiphon proper (O Antiphons for Advent).
Compline: Of Sunday