Readings for the Liturgy of the Hours
at Mount St. Scholastica: 

Advent and Christmas 2015-2016, Cycle C, Year 2

Readings are taken from the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. Where there is a difference in verse numbers, NAB refers to the New American Bible.

First Week of the Psalter begins at Evening Praise on November 30.

DateLiturgical CalendarMorning PraiseEvening Praise
Nov 28 Sat of 34th Week. 1vsp - Romans 13:8-14
Luke 21:25-28, 34-36
Nov 29 First Sunday of Advent Daniel 7:9-18 Joel 3:1-5
[NRSV 2:28-32] 
Nov 30 Andrew. Feast. 1 Cor 1:18-25 1 Cor 1:26—2:10
Dec 1 Tue of 1st Week of Advent Isaiah 40:1-11 Ruth 1:1-17
Dec 2 Wed of 1st Week of Advent Isaiah 40:12-17 Ruth 1:18—2:7
Dec 3 Francis Xavier. Memorial Isaiah 40:18-24 Ruth 2:8-23a
Dec 4 Fri of 1st Week of Advent Isaiah 40:25-31 Ruth 2:23b—3:18
Dec 5 Sat of 1st Week of Advent Isaiah 41:14-20 Isaiah 52:7-10
Luke 3:1-6
Dec 6 Second Sunday of Advent. 1vsp Tobit 13:9-18
[NRSV 13:9-17] 
2 Cor 5:11—6:2
Dec 7 Ambrose. Memorial. Isaiah 42:1-9 Luke 1:26-38
Dec 8 Immaculate Conception. Sol. Isaiah 61:10—62:5 Revelation 21:1-5
Dec 9 Wed of 2nd Week of Advent Isaiah 42:10-16 Ruth 4:1-12
Dec 10 Thu of 2nd Week of Advent Isaiah 43:1-13 Ruth 4:13-22
Dec 11 Fri of 2nd Week of Advent Isaiah 44:1-8 1 Chron 11:1-10
Dec 12 Our Lady of Guadalupe. Feast. 1vsp. Sirach 24:13-22 Galatians 6:1-10
Luke 3:10-18
Dec 13 Third Sunday of Advent Isaiah 58:5-14 Colossians 3:5-17
Dec 14 John of the Cross. Memorial. Isaiah 44:21-28 1 Chron 13:1-14
Dec 15 Tue of 3rd Week of Advent Isaiah 45:1-8 1 Chron 15:1-3, 25-29
Dec 16 Wed of 3rd Week of Advent Isaiah 45:9-13 1 Chron 16:1-3, 37-43
- O Antiphons begin tomorrow at Morning Praise - -
Dec 17 Thu of 3rd Week of Advent Isaiah 45:18-21 1 Chron 17:1-14
Dec 18 Fri of 3rd Week of Advent Isaiah 46:1-10 1 Chron 28:1-10
Dec 19 Sat of 3rd Week of Advent. 1vsp. Isaiah 48:12-22 1 Samuel 2:1-10
Luke 1:39-45
Dec 20 Fourth Sunday of Advent Ezekiel 43:1-7a Revelation 11:19--12:6
Dec 21 Mon of 4th Week of Advent Isaiah 49:1-7 1 Chron 29:20-30
Dec 22 Tue of 4th Week of Advent Isaiah 49:8-13 2 Chron 1:1-13
Dec 23 Wed of 4th Week of Advent Isaiah 54:1-10 2 Chron 5:1-14
Dec 24 Thu of 4th Week of Advent Isaiah 55:1-13 -
- Vigil for Christmas OA - Isaiah 40:1-11
Isaiah 52:7-10
John 1:1-18
Dec 25 Nativity of the Lord. Sol. Titus 3:4-6 1 John 3:1-3
Dec 26 Stephen. Feast. 1vsp. Jeremiah 1:4-10 Luke 2:41-52
Dec 27 Holy Family. Feast. Ephesians 3:14—4:6 RB 72
Dec 28 Holy Innocents.  Feast. Jer 31:1-6, 15-17 Colossians 1:1-14
Dec 29 Fifth Day in Octave Song 1:1-11 Colossians 1:15-23
Dec 30 Sixth Day Octave Song 1:12—2:7 Colossians 1:24-2:7
Dec 31 Seventh Day in Octave. 1vspOA Song 2:8-17 Luke 2:16-21
Jan 1 Mary, Mother of God. Sol. OA Micah 5:1-4a Revelation 12:1-6
Jan 2 Basil and Gregory. Mem. 1vsp Song 3:1-5 Matthew 2:1-12
Jan 3 Epiphany Isaiah 56:1-8 1 Peter 2:4-10
Jan 4 Elizabeth Ann Seton. Mem. Song 3:6-11 Colossians 2:8-19
Jan 5 John Neumann. Mem. Song 4:1-8 Col 2:20—3:11
Jan 6 Wed after Epiphany Song 4:9—5:1 Colossians 3:12-17
Jan 7 Thu after Epiphany Song 5:2-8 Colossians 4:2-6
Jan 8 Fri after Epiphany Song 6:4-12 Colossians 4:7-18
Jan 9 Sat after Epiphany. 1vsp. Song 8:1-7 Luke 3:15-16, 21-22
Jan 10 Baptism of the Lord. Feast Genesis 1:1-5 1 Cor 12:4-13

*OA means Office of the Abbot in which the Abbot or Prioress serves as prayer leader.

Week 1 of the Psalter begins tomorrow, January 11.

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