Flowers are permitted.
The organ may be played.
Commemorations: Advent Feria; St. Melchiades, Pope & Martyr
After Terce, Commemorations of the Feria and of St. Melchiades.
Preface: BVM (Et te in Conceptione immaculata)
Doxology: Incarnation (through None)
Hymn Tone: BVM (through None)
Matins: Lesson IX of St. Melchiades
Lauds: Commemorations of the Feria and of St. Melchiades
Prime: Verse = "Qui natus es"
Vespers: First Vespers of the following Sunday, Commemorations of the Octave and of St. Damasas
Compline: Hymn sung with the Per Annum Doxology in the Advent Tone (the proper doxology of the Octave is suspended for the intervening Sunday of Advent); no Preces