Tradition und Glauben

Gregory DiPippo, Compendium of the Reforms of the Roman Breviary, 1568-1961: Part 2: Some Further Observations on the Medieval Office

Im Tridentinischen Brevier und den vortridentinischen Brevieren ist wirklich alles durchstrukturiert und jeder Unterschied in der Rangordnung der Feste wir liturgisch angegeben durch die Unterscheidung zwischen den Simplex, Semi-Duplex und Duplex festen. Es geht darum, ob man vor dem Psalm eine ganze Antiphon oder eine halbe betet. Warum? Damit der Beter unterscheiden und ein wenig Abwechslung haben kann. Wenn man betet, lebt man in einem ganz anderen Kalender als die Welt. Die Hierarchie der Duplex oder Simplex-Feste, die Oktaven, die Vigilien und Quatembertage geben den Rhythmus an. Warum? Weil die Kirche nicht von dieser Welt ist und im himmlichen Rhythmus lebt oder es wenigstens bis zum letzten Konzil und seiner unseligen Kalenderreform tat.  Die Menschen feiern dies und das, wir aber begehen bsw. den dritten Oktavtag von Fronleichnam. Ist das nicht schön? Denn was ist das Ziel unseres irdischen Lebens? Uns dermaßen Christus anzugleichen, damit wir im Himmel mit anderen Heiligen ihn anbeten können. Also je himmlischer man hier lebt, umso leichter der Übergang und kürzer das Fegefeuer. Je irdischer, desto schlimmer. Compendium of the Reforms of the Roman Breviary, 1568-1961 by Gregory DiPippo for publication on the New Liturgical Movement Part 2: Some Further Observations on the Medieval Office Apart from the readings of Matins, which will be discussed in detail in the following article, the most variable part of the Office is the corpus of antiphons which are sung with the psalms of the various hours. At the minor hours (Prime, Terce, Sext, None and Compline), the psalms are all sung under a single antiphon. In the office of Sunday and on feast days, the psalms of Matins are sung with nine antiphons, and on ferias, with six, two psalms per antiphon. At Lauds and Vespers, each psalm usually has its own antiphon, but Lauds of Sunday often has only three. On feast days, the antiphons of Lauds are often said also at the minor hours and Vespers; but some feasts have one set of antiphons for Vespers, and another for Lauds, while a few, such as Christmas, have one set of antiphons for first Vespers, another for Lauds, and yet another for second Vespers. The antiphons vary greatly from season to season and feast to feast, and their texts come from many different sources, both Biblical and non-Biblical. Many derive from the psalm or psalms with which they are sung at a particular hour, or from the life of a Saint; many others are ‘ecclesiastical compositions’, such this antiphon from the Office of the Assumption: “Assumpta est Maria in caelum: gaudent Angeli, laudantes benedicunt Dominum.” (Mary has been taken up into heaven; the Angels rejoice, with praise they bless the Lord.) In Eastertide, the psalms of each nocturn are usually sung with only one antiphon, the exceptions being Easter itself, the Ascension and Pentecost, with their octaves. The Roman classification of feasts is much simpler than that of other usages; feasts are called duplex, (double, the highest grade), semiduplex (semidouble) or simplex (simple), a system which refers to the doubling or non-doubling of the antiphons. ‘Doubling’ the antiphons means that the antiphons are sung in full before and after the psalm or canticle to which they belong; ‘semidoubling’ means that only the beginning of the antiphon is sung before the psalm or canticle, and the full antiphon after it. On a duplex feast, all of the antiphons are doubled at Matins, Lauds, and both Vespers (never at the other hours); at Matins there are three nocturns. A semiduplex office (which includes all the Sundays), also has three nocturns, but none of the antiphons are doubled. On a simplex day (which includes all ferias), the office has only one nocturn, and likewise, none of the antiphons are doubled. Compared to other usages of the Western Rite, the Roman Office is unusually generous in the matter of doubling the antiphons. In most other usages, (e.g. that of Sarum) the normal practice is to double only the antiphons of the Magnificat and Benedictus, and only on the most important feasts. In some usages, such as that of the Cistercian Order, doubling the antiphons is simply never done. In the Middle Ages, the Divine Office was everywhere supplemented by a series of other prayers, which were regarded as no less a part of it than the principal office, (also called ‘canonical’ office.) The oldest of these is the Office of the Dead, which had only three of the hours; Vespers of the Dead was said after the canonical Vespers, Matins and Lauds after the canonical Lauds. The great devotion to the Virgin Mary which was so universally present in the Middle Ages also lead to the creation of a daily Office in Her honor, now generally called the Little Office of the Virgin Mary. It has each of the eight (or…

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