Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Ember Wednesday in Advent

II class

Traditional day of fast and partial abstinence in the USA

General info:

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


Proper Mass; no Gloria nor Credo; common Preface.

N.B. More information on Ember Days and particular rubrics on the Flectamus genua can be found in Rubrical FAQs.


Matins: Invitatorium Prope est iam; Hymn Verbum supernum; Wednesday psalms and antiphons, the last three are taken from the 2nd scheme; no Te Deum

Lauds: Wednesday psalms of the 2nd scheme; antiphons are proper (they are given in the psalter: Feria IV ante Vigiliam Nativitatis Domini).; Hymn En clara vox; preces are said

Hours: Wednesday psalms with antiphons from Lauds

Vespers: Wednesday psalms and antiphons; Hymn Creator alme siderum; Magnificat O Rex Gentium (O Antiphons for Advent); preces are said

Compline: Of Wednesday