Happy Solemnity of St. Joseph!
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(05-13-2011, 01:28 AM)aquinas138 Wrote:
(05-13-2011, 01:01 AM)Adam Wayne Wrote: 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?

The Sunday psalms are used on excepted feasts, otherwise you use the ferial psalter (basically).  Thursday was the feast of Ss. Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla, and Pancras; commemoration of the octave at Lauds; Vespers was of I Vespers of St. Robert Bellarmine, commemorations of II Vespers of Ss. Nereus et al. and of the Octave.

For common octaves, such as this one, the office of days within the octave will use the ferial psalter every day, with the semidouble rite.  The lessons of the 1st nocturn with their responsories are from the season.  Which edition of the office are you using?
Thanks, aquinas138. I use the Benziger Brothers 1950 edition in English. Now for the Easter Octave, we were using Sunday Psalms for a week. I think this is where the confusion started for me. Not to mention the Triduum Offices.

But, when I go to look up the hymn for Lauds in the Common, sometimes I'm presented with Antiphons for the Common and told to pray Sunday Psalms with the Antiphons for the Common of the Feast. But, there is no direction in the Ordo. Yet, Divinum Officium will pull hymns, versicles and responses, and Little Chapters from the Common, yet they will use the Psalter for the day and the Antiphon Proper to the Season. This is my major source of cofusion. I basically have an English version of Divino Afflatu. But, maybe these are little changes that emerged. I really don't know. 

As I said before, or at least tried to impart, I thought the Antiphons for the Common and the Sunday Psalms were more in line with the tone of the feast of Ss. Nereus, Achilleus, Domitilla, and Pancras. But, I'm not challenging, I just want to pray it properly. In case you haven't figured it out, I'm getting quite a good dose of Sunday Psalms. And not necessarily a bad thing for a novice such as myself. Lots of mystery to unveil, and each time I read the same Psalm in a different Feast, more light comes my way. But, I do need to start hitting those weekday Psalms to start getting to know them as well as Sunday's. 
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Happy Solemnity of St. Joseph! - by Adam Wayne - 05-11-2011, 10:39 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 Adam Wayne - 05-13-2011, 11:20 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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