OK, Latin prodigies, would you help with this bit of translation? I am in the midst of translating the General Rubrics of the Monastic Breviary (1925 edition). This passage in particular made me crazy, for some reason, and I'd like some confirmation that my rendering is in the ballpark (it doesn't need to be slavishly accurate, just an impressionistic rendering).
Here's the passage in Latin:
Here's the passage in Latin:
My (no doubt very ugly) translation of the same:
De Dominica semper fit Officium in Dominicis majoribus I classis, quocumque Festo Duplici adveniente: quia tunc Festum transfertur aut de eo fit Commemoratio, (ut in Rubrica de Translatione Festorum dicetur); Dominico vero II classis cedunt tantummodo Festic Duplicibus I classis, quo in casu de Dominica fit Commemoratio in utrisque Vesperis et Laudibus cum XII Lectione ad Matutinum. In aliis Dominicis per annum fit de Dominica, quando in eis non occurit Festum Duplex I vel II classis, aut quodvis Festum XII Lectionum Domini, non autem eorum dies Octava, quia tunc fit de praedicto Duplici cum Commemoratione Dominicae in utrisque Vesperis et Laudibus et ad Matutinum legitur XII Lectio de Homilia Dominicae cum Responsorio suo, ut dicetur in Rubrica de Commemorationibus. Excipiuntur tamen Dominicae infra Octavas quaslibet privilegiatas, in quibus Officium fieri nequit de Festis, quae infra ipsas Octavas prohibentur. Si vero eodem die occurrat Duplex (quod non sit Domini), sive majus sive minus, vel dies Octava sive Duplex majus sive Simplex, de eis fit Commemoratio, ut pariter dicetur in Rubrica de Commemorationibus.
I know it's Holy Week for most folks here, so I don't expect responses until after Easter. I'm sure I'll have more in the near future, but I'll leave it at this for now!
The Office is always of the Sunday on major Sundays of the I Class, even if a Double Feast occurs: which Feast is either transferred or commemorated (as is said in the Rubric concerning the Translation of Feasts). However, a Sunday of the II Class gives way to a I Class Double Feast, in which case the Sunday is commemorated at both Vespers and Lauds, and the twelfth Lesson of the Sunday is said at Matins. On all other Sundays throughout the year, the Office is of the Sunday, unless a I or II Class Double Feast or any twelve Lesson Feast of the Lord occurs (but not on Octave day of such a feast), in which case the Office is of the Double, with commemoration of the Sunday at both I and II Vespers and at Lauds, and at Matins the twelfth Lesson is from the Homily of the Sunday is read with its Responsory, as is said in the Rubric concerning Commemorations. But different are Sundays which occur within privileged Octaves, in which Office nothing may be said of a Feast which is prohibited within the same Octaves. If a Double Feast (which is not of the Lord) occurs on one of these days, whether it is a Major Double or a Minor Double, or whether the Octave Day itself is a Major Double or a Simple, is it commemorated, as is stated in the Rubric concerning Commemorations.