Preces Dominicales Feriales

Preces Dominicales Feriales The preces Dominicales, so called from the Dominica or Lord's Day, when they are usually recited, are those prayers which are added as a complement of devotion to prim and complet foriumo, after the regular psalms. These preces are not recited at all duplices (double feasts), nor within the "octaves." nor in the "vigil of Epiphany," in theJtrice sexttf, nor in sabbato, after the "octave of Ascension." The pieces feriales take place in penitential times, and on the days of penitence. They are prayed kneeling at laudes, and at every single hora (time of the day) at all ferial offices in Advent, in the forty days of Lent, in the Ember days, and vigils connected with a day of fast; with the exception of the vigil of Christmas, the vigil of Pentecost, and the ensuing Ember days. These preces are also omitted on the vigils of Epiphany and Ascension, as these feasts have no day of fast. The preces feriales begin with the "Kyrie eleison" and a whispered "Pater noster;" then, at laudes and vespers, follow, "in versicles" and "responsories," prayers for the clergy, sovereign and people, for the community, for the deceased, for the absent brethren, the oppressed, and prisoners. Then follows the psalm "De profundis," so full of abnegation and contrition (at laudes), or "Miserere" (at vespers), with some suitable final versicles and the oration of the day.

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