Happy Solemnity of St. Joseph!
(05-12-2011, 11:45 PM)aquinas138 Wrote:
(05-12-2011, 12:27 AM)Adam Wayne Wrote: This Solemnity goes much deeper into the Holy Family and my Breviary, has the Divine Office for the entire week, with what look like very interesting sermons. But, it looks like my online Divine Office resources are moving on tomorrow. Now this I'm confused about. Is the Divine Offfice for this Solemnity within the Octave only to be said after the initial day if we run into a simple Feria during this Octave? Anyone know?

The octave is a common octave, so the days within the octave are outranked by any feast ranked a semidouble or higher.  Thus, besides the solemnity itself and the octave day next Wednesday, only Saturday is said of the Octave this year; it is commemorated of course each day at Lauds and Vespers.

As to its suppression, I lament it too, though it should be said that it was only established in the middle of the 1800s by Pius IX–the March 19 solemnity is more ancient.  And as a Double of the I Class, it is entitled to transfer whenever it is impeded, so it is always celebrated, though not necessarily on the 19th.  This is true even in the Novus Ordo, since it is ranked as a Solemnity.

Thanks for your help and excellent explanation. I did miss the commeration at Lauds and Vespers today. But, I will take a peak before hand tomorrow to hopefully get it straight. So, you're saying that since Saturday is a Simple for St. Boniface, we pray St. Joseph within the Octave. I don't have my Breviary handy, but are we to pray it with the first 3 Lessons of Wednesday throughout, or should we be praying what I am assuming are still the Acts of the Apostles from the Proper of the Season? I seem to recall only Lessons from 4 through 9 for the days I peaked ahead. But, I could have that wrong.

By the way, today's Office was powerful to say the least. Glad I did not miss it. I'm starting to get the hang of things pretty well. Been praying Matins since late January, started to incorporate Compline soon after. Lauds I found beyond comprehension for quite awhile. But, I am getting the hang of it. But, today, I used the Common of the Feast  Antiphons for Lauds with Scheme 1 Psalms for Sunday. It seemed to make a lot more sense. But, I noticed that Lazslo's site, and the Breviary site run by the Sedes prayed Thursday Psalms with the one Alleluia Antiphon. How does one know when to use the Common and when to use the Scheme for the day of the week? Any tips you can share? Or is it a matter of personal preference?

I normally pray Matins and Lauds together in the morning , then Vespers and Compline together at the end of the day. It's been a real boom for my spirtual life.

Thanks again for your input.

Messages In This Thread
Happy Solemnity of St. Joseph! - by Adam Wayne - 05-11-2011, 10:39 AM
Re: Happy Solemnity of St. Joseph! - by Adam Wayne - 05-13-2011, 01:01 AM
Re: Happy Solemnity of St. Joseph! - by Paul - 05-13-2011, 12:02 PM
Re: Happy Solemnity of St. Joseph! - by Paul - 05-13-2011, 12:10 PM
Re: Happy Solemnity of St. Joseph! - by Paul - 05-14-2011, 03:08 AM
Re: Happy Solemnity of St. Joseph! - by Paul - 05-14-2011, 03:25 AM

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