Sunday Vespers

A resource designed to simplify singing Vespers on Sundays and Holy Days and remove the common difficulties for beginners, amateur choirs, and congregations.

All psalms are pointed and translated in parallel, with the tone written out above. No page flips are required as each psalm and canticle is re-printed for each office.

For Sundays or feasts with proper antiphons or psalms, the antiphons and properly pointed psalms are always printed together.

Mirroring the breviary structure, Volume I contains the offices of Advent through Pentecost, and Volume II contains the offices after Pentecost—each containing the Holy Days and major feasts that occur in those times.

Every universal feast that can take precedence over the Second Vespers of a Sunday is included in the appropriate volume, e.g. when the Feast of the Precious Blood is on a Monday, Vespers on Sunday will be of the feast without any commemoration of the Sunday after Pentecost.

All antiphons needed for commemorations of the season or feasts are included.

Note: As this resource is designed for singing Vespers on Sundays, First Vespers of feasts are only included when they might possibly occur (and take precedence) on a Sunday evening, or might be commemorated in Second Vespers of the Sunday.

Contents

  • Sunday at Vespers (Psalter)
    • Separate psalter with Paschal antiphon and psalm pointing
    • Everything needed for most Sundays—only turn to the Proper of Seasons for the proper Magnificat Antiphon which is printed with the corresponding tone and pointed canticle.
  • Sunday at Compline
    • Seasonal tones for the Hymn Te Lucis
    • Simple and Solemn tones for seasonal Final Antiphons of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Proper of Seasons, Volume I
    • Sundays of Advent (1st–4th)
    • December 24 – Christmas Eve
    • December 25 – Christmas Day
    • Sunday in the Octave of Christmas
    • January 1 – Octave Day of Christmas
    • Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus
    • Epiphany of our Lord
    • Feast of the Holy Family
    • Sundays after Epiphany
    • Septuagesima Sunday
    • Septuagesima Sunday
    • Septuagesima Sunday
    • Sundays of Lent
    • Passion Sunday
    • Palm Sunday
    • Sacred Triduum – (Compline only)
    • Easter Sunday
    • Sundays after Easter (Low Sunday, 2nd–5th)
    • Ascension of our Lord
    • Sunday after the Ascension
    • Pentecost Sunday
  • Proper of Seasons, Volume II
    • Trinity Sunday
    • Second Sunday after Pentecost
    • Feast of Corpus Christi
    • Feast of the Most Sacred Heart
    • Sundays after Pentecost (3rd–23rd)
    • Resumed Sundays after Epiphany (3rd–6th)
    • Last Sunday after Pentecost
  • Proper of Saints, Volume I
    • December 8 – Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    • February 2 – Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Second Vespers only)
    • March 19 – Saint Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    • March 25 – Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    • May 1 – Saint Joseph, Worker
  • Proper of Saints, Volume II
    • June 24 – Nativity of Saint John the Baptist
    • June 29 –Saints Peter and Paul
    • July 1 – Most Precious Blood
    • August 6 – Transfiguration (Second Vespers only)
    • August 15 – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    • September 14 – Exaltation of the Holy Cross (Second Vespers only)
    • September 29 – Dedication of Saint Michael the Archangel
    • Last Sunday of October – Feast of Christ the King (Second Vespers only)
    • November 1 – All Saints
    • November 2 – All Souls (sometimes said on November 1st after Second Vespers of All Saints)
    • November 9 – Dedication of the Archbasilica of our Savior (Second Vespers only)
  • Common of the Dedication of a Church
  • Common Tones
    • Introductory Verse
    • Chapter
    • Prayers
    • Benedicamus Domino
  • Full index of chants