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

Advent & Christmas 2013, Cycle A, 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 30th.

DateLiturgical CalendarMorning PraiseEvening Praise
Nov 30 - - 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Matthew 24:37-44
Dec 1 First Sunday of Advent 1 Peter 4:7-11 Ephesians 5:6-21
Dec 2 Mon of 1st Week of Advent Isaiah 40:1-11 Ruth 1:1-18
Dec 3 Francis Xavier, Mem. Isaiah 40:12-17 Ruth 1:19-2:17
Dec 4 Wed of 1st Week of Advent Isaiah 40:18-24 Ruth 2:8-23
Dec 5 Thu of 1st Week of Advent Isaiah 40:25-31 Ruth 3:1-18
Dec 6 Fri of 1st Week of Advent Isaiah 41:14-20 Ruth 4:1-22
Dec 7 Ambrose. Mem. Isaiah 42:1-9 Malachi 3:1-4
Matthew 3:1-12
OR Luke 1:26-38
Dec 8 Second Sunday of Advent
OR
Immaculate Conception
1 Peter 1:3-12
 
Isaiah 61:10-62:5
Ephesians 4:1-6
 
Revelation 21:1-5
Dec 9 Immaculate Conception 
OR
Mon of 2nd Week of Advent
Isaiah 61:10-62:5
 
Isa 42:10-16
Revelation 21:1-5
 
1 Chron 11:1-9
Dec 10 Tue of 2nd Week of Advent Isaiah 43:1-13 Chron 13:1-14
Dec 11 Wed of 2nd Week of Advent Isaiah 43:14-21 1 Chron 14:1-2, 8-17
Dec 12 Our Lady of Guadalupe. Feast. Sirach 24:13-22 Ephesians 4:1-16
Dec 13 Lucy, Mem. Isaiah 44:21-28 1 Chron 16:1-3, 37-43
Dec 14 John of the Cross., Mem. Isaiah 45:1-8 Isaiah 61:1-9
Matthew 11:2-11
Dec 15 Third Sunday of Advent Romans 13:8-14 Colossians 3:5-17
Dec 16 Mon of 3rd Week of Advent Isaiah 45:9-13 Chron 17:1-15
- O Antiphons begin tomorrow at Morning Praise - -
Dec 17 Tue of 3rd Week of Advent Isaiah 45:18-21 1 Chron 17:16-27
Dec 18 Wed of 3rd Week of Advent Isaiah 46:1-10 1 Chron 28:1-10
Dec 19 Thu of 3rd Week of Advent Isaiah 48:12-22 1 Chron 29:20-31
Dec 20 Fri of 3rd Week of Advent Isaiah 49:1-7 2 Chron 1:1-13
Dec 21 Sat of 3rd Week of Advent Isaiah 49:8-13 2 Samuel 7:8-17
Matthew 1:18-24
Dec 22 Fourth Sunday of Advent Jeremiah 33:14-26 Micah 5:1-5a
Dec 23 Mon of 4th Week of Advent Isaiah 54:1-10 2 Chron 5:1-14
Dec 24 Mon of 4th Week of Advent Isaiah 55:1-13 -
Vigil of Christmas, OA - - Isaiah 40:1-11
Isaiah 52:7-10
John 1:1-18
Dec 25 Birth of the Lord. Sol. Titus 3:4-7 1 John 3:1-3
Dec 26 Stephen.,First Martyr 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 Matt 2:13-15, 19-23
Dec 29 Holy Family. Feast Ephesians 3:14-4:6 RB 72
Dec 30 Sixth Day Octave Christmas Song of Songs 1:1-11 Col 1:24-2:5
Dec 31 Seventh Day Oct Christmas. 1vsp OA Song 1:12-2:7 Luke 2:16-21
Jan 1 Mary, Mother of God. Sol. Micah 5:1-5a
[NAB 4:14-5:4a]
Revelation 12:1-6
Jan 2 Basil & Gregory Nazianzen. Mem. Song 2:8-17 Col 1:24-2:5
Jan 3 Christmas Weekday Song 3:1-5 Colossians 2:6-15
Jan 4 Elizabeth Ann Seton. OptMem. Song 3:6-11 Matthew 2:1-12
Jan 5 Epiphany.  Sol. Isaiah 56:1-8 1 Peter 2:4-10
Jan 6 Christmas Weekday Song of Songs 4:1-8 Colossians 2:16-23
Jan 7 Christmas Weekday Song 4:9-5:1 Colossians 3:1-11
Jan 8 Christmas Weekday Song 5:2-8 Colossians 3:12-17
Jan 9 Christmas Weekday Song 5:9—6:3 Colossians 4:2-6
Jan 10 Christmas Weekday Song 6:4-12 Colossians 4:7-18
Jan 11 Christmas Weekday Song 8:1-7 Matt 3:13-17
Jan 12 Baptism of the Lord. 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 13.

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