Saturday, September 23, 2023

Ember Saturday of September

II class

Commemoration of St. Linus, Pope and Martyr (but not of St. Thecla this year)

Traditional day of fast and partial abstinence in the USA

General info:

The II class Ember Day admits only one commemoration


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 and Hymn per annum as given in the psalter; first and second lessons from occurring Scripture (second and third joined); third lesson proper (homilia in evangelium diei), no Te Deum

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the feria (first schema); remainder per annum as given in the psalter; Benedictus antiphon and oration proper; preces are said; commemoration is added

Hours: Antiphons and psalms of the feria; remainder per annum as given in the psalter; oration proper

I Vespers: Of the following Sunday, as given in the psalter per annum, except proper Magnificat antiphon and oration

Compline: Of Saturday