Thursday, December 7, 2023

St. Ambrose (First Thursday)

Bishop, Confessor, Doctor of the Church

III class

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)


First Thursday votive: (White) Mass of our Lord Jesus Christ, eternal High Priest, Gloria, commemoration of the feria and of the feast, no Credo, common Preface


Mass of St. Ambrose: (White) Gloria, commemoration of the feria, common preface


Matins: Invitatorium Regem Confessorum Dominum; Hymn Iste Confessor; ferial psalms and antiphons; Lesson 3 of the feast; Te Deum

Lauds: Ferial psalms and antiphons; Hymn Iesu, Redemptor; commemoration of the feria

Hours: Ferial psalms and antiphons per annum

I Vespers: Of the Immaculate Conception; Hymn Ave, maris stella; commemoration of the feria only (no commemoration of St. Ambrose).

Compline: Of Sunday