On June 1, St. Justin Martyr was commemorated. I went to the Common of One Martyr and, seeing that it has hymns, antiphons, and psalms all laid out, I proceeded to pray everything from the Common. The only reason I went to the Proper of Saints was to read the Second Reading & Responsory for the Office of Readings of St. Justin, and to find the proper Prayer for the day.
So, in Vol. III of the LOTH, I went through this in the Office of Readings...
(Common of One Martyr) Pg. 1707: Hymn, Psalms, Verse, First Reading
(June 1, St. Justin martyr) Pg. 1447: Second Reading, Responsory, Prayer
... only to realize that I was apparently supposed to take the Antiphons & Psalms from the weekday, which was Saturday IV. The only thing the Commons seemed to be used for was finding the verse before the readings in the Office of Readings.
My question is this: what is the point of the large number of antiphons, psalms, and readings in the Commons if we always use the antiphons, psalms, and first readings of the proper weekday? What is the point of the Commons at all, since it just seems to supply us with a single verse, and the rest of the office for the day is elsewhere?
Thanks for the patience... ;)