notes: Septuagesima

Notes for the Liturgy during Septuagesima

The season of Septuagesima is a preparation for the season of Lent. The season begins with First Vespers on Saturday, February 7th.

1. The Gloria is omitted on Sundays and ferial days.

2. The Alleluia verse is suppressed, also the word Alleluia wherever it occurs. The Alleluia verse is replaced by the Tract on Sundays and feast days.

3. The ferial Mass is the Mass of the preceding Sunday, without the Tract.

4. Ant votive Mass can be said on ferial days of the fourth class, or the Mass of any Saint listed in the day's Martyrology (with Gloria).

5. During Septuagesima and Lent, "Laus tibi, Christe" replaces the Alleluia otherwise said after "Deus in adjutorium meum intende...Gloria Patri..." at the Hours of the Divine Office.

(excerpted/adapted from the 2009 Liturgical Ordo, Priestly Fraternity of St Peter)

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