Saturday, April 6, 2024

Saturday in the Octave of Easter (First Saturday)

I class

General info:

The First Saturday votive Mass may not be said, but the prayers of reparation and consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and associated devotions may certainly still be held


Proper Mass; sequence Victimae paschali; Preface of Easter with in hac potissimum die and proper Communicantes and Hanc igitur; Ite, Missa est with double Alleluia.


The hymn and capitulum are not said in any of the Offices; the versicle is only said during Matins. A double Alleluia after Benedicamus Domino occurs only at Lauds.

Matins: All as on Easter Sunday; nocturn lessons proper; proper oration; Te Deum

Lauds: All as on Easter Sunday: Proper antiphons and Sunday psalms (1st scheme); Haec dies; proper antiphon at Benedictus and proper oration

Prime: All as on Easter Sunday: Hymn is omitted and office is begun with Sunday psalms (psalm 53); Haec dies; short lesson Si consurrexistis

Hours: All as on Easter Sunday: Hymn is omitted and office is begun with Sunday psalms; Haec dies, proper oration

I Vespers: Antiphon Alleluia, with Saturday psalms; remainder is proper, Benedicamus Domino without double Alleluia.

Compline: Of Saturday. Marian antiphon Regina caeli