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From December 18 to 23, III and IV class votive and Requiem Masses are prohibited.
Mass of the 3rd Sunday of Advent; no Gloria or Credo; omit Alleluia with following verse; common Preface
N.B. – Rose vestments are not worn, even though the preceding Sunday’s Mass is used.
Matins: Invitatorium Prope est iam Dominus; Hymn Verbum supernum; Monday psalms and antiphons; no Te Deum
Lauds: Monday psalms of the 2nd scheme; antiphons are proper (they are given in the psalter: Feria II ante Vigiliam Nativitatis Domini); Hymn En clara vox
Hours: Monday psalms with antiphons from Lauds
Vespers: Monday psalms and antiphons; Hymn Creator alme siderum; Magnificat O Adonai (O Antiphons for Advent)