Also known as Spy Wednesday
In the private recitation of the Breviary, Matins of Maundy Thursday may be anticipated today after two o’clock, with Lauds to be recited on the morrow. In choir and in common, Matins and Lauds of Maundy Thursday are celebrated as Tenebrae tomorrow morning. However, in churches in which the Chrismal Mass is celebrated, Matins may be anticipated even in common.
Proper Mass. The prayers at the foot of the altar are those of Passiontide (the psalm Judica me is omitted). One prophecy precedes the Epistle. No Gloria. The Gospel is the Passion from St. Luke. The celebrant says Munda cor meum, but omits signing the missal and himself; likewise he omits kissing the missal at the conclusion, and Laus tibi Christe is omitted. No Credo. Preface of the Holy Cross. Prayer over the people.
Matins: Invitatorium Hodie si vocem; Hymn Pange lingua; 9 antiphons and psalms of Sunday with verse Ne perdas; 3 lessons proper; no Te Deum
Lauds: Proper antiphons, with psalms of the feria (2nd scheme); remainder in Tempore Passionis as given in the psalter, except proper antiphon at Benedictus and proper oration
Prime: Proper antiphon, with psalms of the feria; short lesson Faciem meam
Hours: Proper antiphons, with psalms of the feria; remainder in Tempore Passionis
Vespers: Antiphons and psalms of Sunday; remainder in Tempore Passionis as given in the psalter, except proper antiphon at Magnificat and proper oration
Compline: Of the feria