Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Ember Wednesday in the Octave of Pentecost

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Traditional day of fast and partial abstinence in USA

General info:

The blessing of meals during the Octave, until lunch of Saturday, is:
V. Spiritus Domini replevit orbem terrarum, Alleluia + .
R. Et hoc quod continet omnia, scientiam habet vocis, Alleluia.
(Cf. reliqua in Benedictio mensae in the Ritual or in the appendix of the Breviary).


Proper Mass with one prophecy preceding the Epistle; Gloria; sequence Veni Sancte Spiritus; Credo; Preface of the Holy Ghost; proper Communicantes and Hanc igitur, all of which continues throughout the Octave; no flectamus genua


Matins: All from Pentecost; three lessons, however, are proper; one nocturn with only three psalms; Te Deum

Lauds: All from Pentecost; proper antiphon at Benedictus and proper oration; no preces

Prime: All from Pentecost (Sunday psalms, and psalm 53 takes the place of 117); proper oration

Terce: All from Pentecost (Hymn Veni Creator Spiritus); proper oration

Hours: All from Pentecost; proper oration

Vespers: All from Pentecost; proper antiphon at Magnificat and proper oration; no preces

Compline: Of Sunday