Can you talk a bit about how to integrate the Martyrology into Lauds in the Ordinary Form? As I understand it, it can be inserted after the Collect and before the dismissal. Connected to this, why does the Martyrology of the next day get read, and not the current day?
Well.. no. I can’t today, at least not at length.
But I bet some WDTPRSers can!
In a nutshell, the Roman Martyrology was used in conjunction with the old office of Prime.
Prime was suppressed.
But with the newer form of the Office, the Liturgy of the Hours, those who are bound to the Office can refer also to the Martyrology to determine what formulary for the office to say. For example, if there is an open day on the general or local calendar, or an optional memorial, you can pick a saint from the day in the Martyrology for Mass and the Office.
Also, in the Introduction or Praenotanda of the new edition of Martyrology, there is a section called "On the Uses of the Martyrology". This has an overview of the liturgical use of the Martyrology with also an "Order for Reading the Martyrology Within the Liturgy of the Hours". The basic structure is described and some additional texts are provided as well so that the Martyrology can be used apart from the Liturgy of the Hours.
Keep in mind that Liturgiam authenticam says that all our liturgical books have to be properly translated. Since the Martyrology is a liturgical book, it too will have to be translated.
When that will happen is anyone’s guess.
Perhaps some readers can chime in, especially religious who use the Martyrology in communal recitation of the Office.