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

Advent and Christmas 2016-2017, Cycle A, Year 1

First Week of the Psalter begins at Evening Praise on November 26.
Verse numbers for Old Testament readings are from NABRE.
Verse numbers for New Testament readings are from NRSV.
Verse numbers may differ between the two translations.

DateLiturgical CalendarMorning PraiseEvening Praise
Nov 26 Vigil of the First Sunday of Advent _ 1 Thess 5:1-11
Matthew 24:37-44
Nov 27 First Sunday of Advent 1 Peter 4:7-11 Ephesians 5:6-20
Nov 28 Mon of 1st Week of Advent Isaiah 40:1-11 Ruth 1:1-18
Nov 29 Tue of 1st Week of Advent Isaiah 40:12-17 Ruth 1:19-2:7
Nov 30 Andrew. Feast. 1 Cor 1:18-25 1 Cor 1:26—2:10
Dec 1 Thu of 1st Week of Advent Isaiah 40:18-24 Ruth 2:8-23
Dec 2 Fri of 1st Week of Advent Isaiah 40:25-31 Ruth 3:1-18
Dec 3 Francis Xavier. Memorial Isaiah 41:14-20 Malachi 3:1-4
Matthew 3:1-12
Dec 4 Second Sunday of Advent 1 Peter 1:3-12 Ephesians 4:1-6
Dec 5 Mon of 2nd Week of Advent Isaiah 42:1-9 Ruth 4:1-12
Dec 6 Tue of 2nd Week of Advent Isaiah 42:10-16 Ruth 4:13-22
Dec 7 Ambrose. Memorial. 1vsp OA Isaiah 43:1-13 Luke 1:26-38
Dec 8 Immaculate Conception. Sol. Isaiah 61:10-62:5 Revelation 21:1-5
Dec 9 Fri of 2nd Week of Advent Isaiah 43:14-21 1 Chron 11:1-9
Dec 10 Sat of 2nd Week of Advent Isaiah 44:1-8 1 Isaiah 61:1-9
Matthew 11:2-11
Dec 11 Third Sunday of Advent Romans 13:8-14 Colossians 3:12-17
Dec 12 Our Lady of Guadalupe. Feast. Sirach 24:13-22 Ephesians 3:14-21
Dec 13 Lucy. Mem. Isaiah 44:21-28 1 Chron 13:1-14
Dec 14 John of the Cross. Memorial. Isaiah 45:1-8 1 Chron 15:1-3, 25-29
Dec 15 Thu of 3rd Week of Advent Isaiah 45:9-13 1 Chron 16:1-3, 37-43
Dec 16 Fri of 3rd Week of Advent Isaiah 45:14-19 1 Chron 17:1-15
- O Antiphons begin tomorrow at Morning Praise - -
Dec 17 Sat of 3rd Week of Advent 1vsp Isaiah 46:1-13 2 Samuel 7:8-17
Matthew 1:18-24
Dec 18 Fourth Sunday of Advent Jeremiah 33:14-26 Micah 5:1-4a
Dec 19 Mon of 4th Week of Advent. Isaiah 48:12-22 1 Chron 17:16-27
Dec 20 Tue of 4th Week of Advent Isaiah 49:1-7 1 Chron 28:1-10
Dec 21 Wed of 4th Week of Advent Isaiah 49:8-18 1 Chron 29:20-30
Dec 22 Thu of 4th Week of Advent Isaiah 51:9-16 2 Chron 1:1-12
Dec 23 Fri of 4th Week of Advent Isaiah 54:1-10 2 Chron 5:1-14
Dec 24 Sat 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 3:4-8 1 John 3:1-3
Dec 26 Stephen. Feast. Jeremiah 1:4-10 Colossians 1:1-14
Dec 27 John, Apostle. Feast 1 John 5:1-13 Colossians 1:15-23
Dec 28 Holy Innocents.  Feast. Jer 31:1-6, 15-17 Colossians 1:24-2:5
Dec 29 Fifth Day in Octave Song 1:1-11 Colossians 2:6-15
Dec 30 Holy family. Feast. Eph 3:14-4:6 RB 72
Dec 31 Seventh Day in Octave. 1vspOA Song 1:12-2:7 Luke 2:16-21
Jan 1 Mary, Mother of God. Sol. Micah 4:41-5:4a Revelation 12:1-6
Jan 2 Basil and Gregory Nazianzen. Mem. Song 2:8-17 Colossians 2:16-23
Jan 3 Tue after Octave Song 3:1-5 Colossians 3:1-11
Jan 4 Elizabeth Ann Seton. Mem. Song 3:6-11 Colossians 3:12-17
Jan 5 John Neumann. Mem. Song 4:1-11 Col 4:2-6
Jan 6 Fri after Octave Song 5:2-8 Colossians 4:7-18
Jan 7 Sat after Octave 1vsp. Song 8:1-7 Matthew 2:1-12
Jan 8 Epiphany, Sol. Isaiah 56:1-8 1 Peter 2:4-10
Jan 9 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 on, January 10.

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