Rubrics during Lent
- The Te Deum is omitted during Lent except on feasts of Our Lady.
- During Lent the Laus Tibi, Dómine, etc. is said in place of the Allelúia.
- During Passiontide the Gloria Patri, etc., is said as usual. During the last three days of Holy Week the Little Office is not recited publicly.
- [Matins only] On Passion Sunday, Palm Sunday and on the feasts of Holy Week (Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday), the Glória patri is omitted and the invitatory Ave María, grátia plena; * Dóminus tecum is repeated.
☩ – Large sign of the cross (Sign of the cross from the forehead to the breast and from the left shoulder to the right)
✠ – Sign of the cross over the lips
☨ – Sign of the cross over the heart
Prayers before the Office
Quod nostri quondam corporís
Ex illibáta Vírgine
Nascéndo formam súmpseris.
Tu nos ab hoste prótege,
Et mortis hora súscipe.
Qui natus es de Virgine,
Cum Patre, et almo Spíritu,
In sempitérna sæcula.
Chapter (for the year) – Ecclesiasticus 24:16
Oration (for the year)
The Antiphon of Our Lady
Prayers After the Office
To those who, after the Divine Office, shall on their knees recite with devotion the following prayer, Pope Leo X granted indulgence in respect of those shortcomings and faults which they may have committed through human frailty while saying Office.
Then is said secretly an ‘Our Father’ and a ‘Hail Mary’.