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Vespers, Saint Joseph QUESTION from Arturo Noyola September 22, 2000 There is an antiphonarium from the 18th century introducing the Oficium Sancti Joseph Sponsi B M Uirginis, which begins with Iacob autem genuit Ioseph virum Mariae, from Saint Mathew. Does that have anything to do with communion during the regular mass? Was it prayed at Vespers?
Thank you very much!
ANSWER by Mr. John Miskell on September 22, 2000 Dear Arturo,
…Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary… [Matthew 1:16]
Thank you for this very interesting question. Unfortunately after searching my limited resources I'm still incapable of giving it a satisfactory answer. Perhaps one of our readers can shed some light on this for us. In the meantime I'll look through the archives of the Catholic Liturgical Library and see if I can come up with something. The library is located on-line at;
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