Wednesday, November 30, 2005

30 November -- St Andrew's Day

The illustration is the cap badge of an officer in the Black Watch. Note the center of the badge: a medal of St Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland, whose feast day is today. The Royal Scots bear his image also in their own cap badge. John Knox, call your office.

Breviary dot net has the texts for his feast of the office of Matins in the classic Roman Rite. Do have a look. The antiphons are extraordinarily beautiful. And don't overlook the wonderful second nocturn (lessons iv, v, and vi) which relates the old story of his martyrdom.

All the proper texts for his feast can be found here.

If I copied it properly, this should be a direct link to the Matins texts.