Folks, I got this question by e-mail (one of the nearly 400 today alone). I don’t have the energy to respond.
Help this guy out (if you know how).
I am an admirer and loyal reader of your blog. You provide a valuable service. I am very sorry to bother you with a trivial question, and I understand if you do not have time to answer it. But you seem like the right person to ask, so I figured it was worth a shot.
I am teaching myself to pray the 1961 Roman Breviary, and have run into a small issue I cannot solve:
Tomorrow is a feria and the commemoration of SS. Chrysanthus and Daria. My question is about Lauds. The Proprium Sanctorum gives a Benedictus antiphon, a verse and a response, and then the Collect.
From the Rubrics it seems that I should take everything from the Psalter and the Ordinary, but that I should substitute the proper antiphon/verse/response/Collect that are given for the Commemoration, instead of using those in the Psalter.
However, Haussmann’s Learning the New Breviary seems to suggest that I do take the Benedictus antiphon/verse/response from the Psalter, the Collect from the preceding Sunday, and then after this say the proper antiphon/verse/response/Collect, and then conclude the Hour.
In other words, on commemorations on ferias with nothing else going on, do the propers replace the relevant parts in the Psalter, or are they said in the normal form of commemorations after the main collect (i.e. from the preceding Sunday)?
Which, if any of these, is correct?