Thursday, January 5, 2023


Ferial Day (First Thursday)

IV class
White

Commemoration of St. Telesphorus, Pope and Martyr


General info:

The First Thursday votive Mass may be said: “one Mass of our Lord Jesus Christ, eternal High Priest, on the first Thursday or the first Saturday of each month, in churches and oratories in which special devotions are held on that day for the sanctification of the clergy” (Rubricæ generales, 385a)


Mass:

Mass of the feria (White); Gloria; commemoration added; no Credo; preface of the Nativity

OR

First Thursday votive: (White) Mass of our Lord Jesus Christ, eternal High Priest, Gloria, commemoration of the saint, no Credo, preface of the Nativity (due to season)


Breviary:

The principal parts of the office during these seasonal ferias are from January 1, but are all listed together for convenience in the Ordinarium, under Time of the Nativity

Matins: Invitatorium and Hymn from the Time of the Nativity; psalms and antiphons of the feria; scripture lessons proper to January 5; Te Deum

Lauds: Psalms and antiphons of the feria; capitulum and following from Time of the Nativity; commemoration of St. Telesphorus

Prime: Psalms and antiphons of the feria; Verse Qui natus es

Hours: Psalms and antiphons of the feria; capitulum and following from Time of the Nativity

I Vespers: Of the Epiphany; proper antiphons with Sunday psalms (fifth psalm is 116); remainder proper

Compline: Of Sunday


Reminder:

IV class Votive Masses are permitted, but IV class Requiem Masses are not (until January 13 inclusive)