From a reader:
I believe that there is an error on the FSSP calendar this year. Their calendar shows the Feast of the Most Precious Blood being transferred to July 2 because July 1 is the Feast of the Sacred Heart. According to the 1962 Rubricae Generals, #96, it states “Festum I classis impeditum a die qui in tabella praecedentiae superiorem obtinet locum, transfertur in proximum sequentem diem qui non I vel II classis.”
Since the Feast of the Visitation is on July 2 and is ranked II class, and July 3 is the 3rd. Sunday after Pentecost (also II class), then the Feast of the Most Precious Blood should be transferred to Monday, July 4 according to this rubric.
Am I reading this correctly?
Yes. I believe you are.
I don’t have the FSSP Ordo with me at the moment, so I’ll take your word for it.
The Feast of the Visitation, in the older, traditional Roman Calendar, should fall on 2 July. This is a 2nd class feast. Therefore it seems that the observance of the Precious Blood must be moved another day, to 3 July.
But wait! There’s more!
Since 3 July is a Sunday, which is a 2nd class feast, that means Precious Blood gets bumped another day, to 4 July.
And I thought it was interesting that, this year, the Feasts of the Sacred Heart and the Precious Blood fell on the same day.
I’ll bet some people though Ascension Thursday Sunday was complicated.