Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Vigil of the Nativity of the Lord

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Traditional day of fast and abstinence in the USA. This may be observed ad libitum on the 23rd.

General info:

The Season of the Nativity begins with I Vespers


Proper Mass; no Gloria; after Gradual, omit Alleluia and following verse; no Credo; common preface


Matins: Invitatorium Hodie scietis; Hymn Verbum supernum; 9 antiphons and 9 psalms of Sunday, with verse Hodie; 3 lessons with the responsories of the Vigil; no Te Deum

Lauds: Proper antiphons and Sunday psalms of the 1st scheme; Hymn En clara vox; remainder proper

Prime: Antiphon from Lauds, with Sunday psalms (Psalm 53 instead of 117); remainder proper

Hours: Sunday psalms with antiphons from Lauds; remainder proper

I Vespers: Of the Nativity of the Lord; Hymn Iesu, Redemptor omnium; remainder proper

Compline: Of Sunday. Nativity versicle (Post partum) after Marian antiphon, until February 1.