Sunday, 27 December 2015

Matins readings for the first week of Christmas

Matins in the Benedictine Office this week are as follows:

Sunday 27 December (Sunday within the Octave) - see separate post 

Nocturn I: Acts 1:1-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-19
Nocturn II: St Leon, Sermon 29 (on the Nativity 9, 1)
Nocturn III: Homily of St Ambrose on St Luke 2: 60-62
Gospel: St Luke 2:33-40

Monday 28 December (Holy Innocents)

Nocturn I: Jeremiah 31:15-17; 18-19;20-21; 22-23
Nocturn II: Sermon of St Augustine (nb attributed to St Caesarius in breviary)
Nocturn III: Sermon of St Jerome
Gospel: St Matthew 2: 13-18

Tuesday 29 December (5th day in the Octave)

Nocturn I: Homily of St Bede (I, 7 on the Nativity of Our Lord)
Nocturn II (chapter): Isaiah 9:6

(or Common of a Martyr for St Thomas Beckett)

Wednesday 30 December (6th day in Octave)

Nocturn I: Homily of St Ambrose (on St Luke 2:53-54)
Nocturn II (chapter): Isaiah 9:6

Thursday 31 December (7th day in the Octave)

Nocturn I: Homily of St Leo (Sermon 26 on the Nativity of Our Lord, 6)
Nocturn II (chapter): Isaiah 9:6

Friday 1 January (Octave of the Nativity)

Nocturn I: Romans 4 1-5, 6-8, 9-12, 13-17
Nocturn II: Sermon of St Leo (27 on the Nativity of Our Lord 7)
Nocturn III: Homily of Ambrose (On Luke 2:55-57)
Gospel: St Luke 2:21

Saturday 2 January (Our Lady on Saturday)

Reading 1: Romans 5 1-5
Reading 2: Romans 5: 6-12
Reading 3: From the letter of St Ambrose to Pope Siricius (Letter 42, n4-5)

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