The seventh Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite. This year it is also the first Sunday of August and its liturgical colour is green. The Gospel pericopes from St. Matthew contain the words of warning from the LORD concerning false prophets appearing as sheep but who, in reality, are wolves.
At Vespers yesterday the psalms of Saturday were sung. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Sapientia for the Saturday before the first Sunday of August. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration was sung of the following feast of St. Ignatius. The Suffrage of the Saints was omitted as were the Dominical preces at Compline due to the occurring double feast.
At Mattins there are the usual three nocturns. The invitatory and hymn are as sung on previous 'green' Sundays. In the first nocturn the lessons are taken from the Incipiunt of Proverbs of Solomon with their responsories. In the second nocturn the lessons are taken from a treatise of St. Ambrose on Psalm 118. In the third nocturn the homily on St. Matthew's Gospel is from St. Hiliary. The Te Deum is sung. At Lauds a commemoration is sung of St. Ignatius. The Suffrage of the Saints is omitted.
At Prime psalms 117, 118i & 118ii are sung. The Dominical preces are omitted due to the double feast.
Mass is sung after Terce. The Gloria is sung, the second collect is of St Ignatius, there is no third collect. The Creed is sung and the preface is of the Blessed Trinity.
Vespers are of the Sunday with commemorations sung of the following feast of St. Peter's Chains, St. Paul, St. Ignatius and the Holy Machabees.
In the 'liturgical books of 1962' the antiphon on the Magnificat is Unxerunt Salomonem. No commemoration is sung. Mattins is cut down to one nocturn of three lessons, the first and second lesson are from the Incipit of the Third Book of Kings. At Lauds there is no commememoration of St. Ignatius. Mass has a single collect. At Vespers there are no commemorations. The feast of St. Peter' Chains has been abolished.