Sunday, 8 May 2016

Scriptural readings at Matins in the Benedictine Office

For those wanting to plan out their lectio divina, here is a listing of the Scriptural readings covered at Matins in the Benedictine Office.

It only covers non-Gospel Scriptural readings - for full lists of the readings see the more detailed posts for the various liturgical seasons.  In the Benedictine Office there are no weekday readings during summer.

The main point to note is that the readings do not cover the entire Bible. The Matins cycle does of course have to be considered in conjunction with the Epistles read at Mass, and the texts set for feasts (including of the saints).  All the same:

  • some books are not read at all, or get only one or two readings (generally for feasts) - the books of the Pentateuch other than Genesis, Chronicles (Parahelion), Acts, and Revelations in particular get short shrift;
  • even those that are included can be omitted depending on the number of weeks after Epiphany and Pentecost;
  • the readings typically select out a few verses from the opening chapters of many books, they don't cover the full chapter or book; and
  • some receive a quite disproportionate amount of time on the face of it (Maccabees for example, compared to the Wisdom books).

In a monastery of course, the Matins readings would be supplemented by table readings during meals, readings after Vespers and the monk's own lectio divina.

Advent: Isaiah

Advent 1
Sunday: Isaiah 1:1-11
Monday: Isaiah 1: 16-28)
Tuesday: Isaiah 2:1-9
Wednesday: Isaiah 3:1-11
Thursday: Isaiah 4: 1-7
Friday: Isaiah 6:1-10
Saturday: Isaiah 7:1-15

Advent 2

Sunday: Isaiah 11:1-13
Monday: Isaiah 13: 1-11
Tuesday: Isaiah 14:1-15
Wednesday: Isaiah 16:1-8
Thursday: Isaiah 19: 1-13
Friday: Isaiah 24:1-16a
Saturday: Isaiah 25:1-4a, 4b-7, 8-12

Advent 3

Sunday: Isaiah 26:1-14
Monday: Isaiah 28:1-18a
Tuesday: Isaiah 30 18-28
Wednesday (Ember Day)
Thursday: Isaiah 33:1-17
Friday: Ember Day
Saturday: Ember Day

Advent 4

Sunday: Isaiah 35:1-10; 41: 1-4
Monday: Isaiah 41:8-10, 11-13; 14-16
Tuesday: Isaiah 42:1-13
Wednesday: Isaiah 51:1-8
Thursday: Isaiah 64:1-11
Friday: Isaiah 66:5-16

Christmastide: Romans

Christmas Day: Isaiah 9:1-6; 40:1-8; 52:1-6
Sunday in the Octave of Christmas: Romans 1: 1-19
St Stephen (Dec 26): Acts 6:1-10; 7:54-60a
St John (Dec 27): 1 John 1:1-5a
Holy Innocents (Dec 28): Jeremiah 31:1-23

1 January (Octave of the Nativity): Romans 4 1-17
2 January: Romans 5: 1-12
3 January: Romans 6:1-18
4 January: Romans 7:1-9
5 January: Romans 8:1-11
Feast of the Epiphany (Jan 6): Isaiah 55:1-4; 60:1-6;61: 10-11; 62:1
7 January: Romans 9:1-16
8 January: Romans 12:1-16
9 January: Romans 13:1-10
10 January: Romans 14:1-13
11 January: Romans 15:1-16
12 January: Romans 15:17-27
13 January: Baptism of Our Lord (generally of the date but displaced by the Sunday)

Epiphanytide: Epistles of St Paul

First week after Epiphany

Sunday: 1 Corinthians I: 1-13
Monday: 1 Corinthians 2: 1-13
Tuesday: 1 Corinthians 5: 1-11
Wednesday: 1 Corinthians 6: 1-18
Thursday: 1 Corinthians 7: 1-14
Friday: 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13
Saturday: 1 Corinthians 16: 1-14

Second week after Epiphany

Sunday: 2 Corinthians 1: 1-5, 6-7, 8-11, 12-13
Monday: 2 Corinthians 3: 1-3, 4-8, 9-14
Tuesday: 2 Corinthians 5: 1-4, 6-10, 11-15
Wednesday:2 Corinthians 7: 1-3, 4-7, 8-10
Thursday: 2 Corinthians 10: 1-3, 4-9, 10-12
Friday:2 Corinthians 12: 1-4, 5-9, 9-11
Saturday: 2 Corinthians 13: 1-4, 5-9, 10-13

Third week after Epiphany

Sunday: Galatians 1: 1-5; 6-8, 9-10, 11-14
Monday: Galatians 3
Tuesday: Galatians 5
Wednesday: Ephesians 1
Thursday: Ephesians 4
Friday: Ephesians 5
Saturday: Ephesians 5

Fourth week after Epiphany

Sunday:  Philippians 1
Monday: Philippians 4
Tuesday: Colossians 1
Wednesday: Colossians 3
Thursday: 1 Thessalonians 1
Friday: 1 Thessalonians 4
Saturday: 2 Thessalonians 1

Fifth Week after Epiphany

Sunday:  1 Timothy 1
Monday: 1 Timothy 3
Tuesday: 2 Timothy 1
Wednesday: 2 Timothy 3
Thursday: Titus 1
Friday: Titus 3
Saturday: Philemon

Sixth Week after Epiphany

Sunday:  Hebrews 1
Monday: Hebrews 3
Tuesday: Hebrews 4
Wednesday: Hebrews 6
Thursday: Hebrews 7
Friday: Hebrews 11
Saturday: Hebrews 13

Septuagesimatide: Genesis

Septuagesima Sunday: Genesis 1:1-26
Monday after Septuagesima Sunday: Genesis 1:27-31; 2: 1-10
Tuesday: Genesis 2:1-24
Wednesday: Genesis 3:1-20
Thursday: Genesis 4:1-16
Friday: Genesis 4:17-26; 5:1-5
Saturday: Genesis 5:15-31

Sexagesima Sunday: Genesis 5:32, 6:1-15
Monday after Sexagesima Sunday: Genesis 7: 1-5& 10-14&17
Tuesday: Genesis 8:1-4; 5-9; 10-13
Wednesday: Genesis 8:1 -22; 9:1-6
Thursday: Genesis 9:12-29
Friday: Genesis 10:1-6; 11:1-8
Saturday: Genesis 11:10--30

Quinquagesima Sunday: Genesis 12: 1-19
Monday after Quinquagesima Sunday: Genesis 13:1-16
Tuesday: Genesis 14: 8-20

Lent

First Sunday of Lent: 2 Corinthians 6:1-9
Sunday II in Lent:  Genesis 27:1-29
Third Sunday of Lent: Genesis 37:2-25
Fourth Sunday in Lent: Exodus 3:1-15

Passiontide and Holy Week: Jeremiah; Lamentations

First Passion Sunday:  Jeremiah 1: 1-19
Palm Sunday: Jeremiah 2:12-32
Holy Tuesday: Jeremiah 11:1520; 12: 1-11
Holy Wednesday: Jeremiah 17:13-18; 18: 13-23
Maundy Thursday: Lamentations 1: 1-14
Good Friday: Lamentations 2: 8-15; 3: 1-9
Holy Saturday: Lamentations 3:22-30;4:1-6; 5:1-11

Eastertide

Easter Sunday:  Romans 6: 2-13
Low Sunday: Colossians 3: 1-17
Second Sunday after Easter: Acts 1: 1-26
Third Sunday after Easter: Revelation 1:1-19
Fourth Sunday after Easter: St James 1:1-16
Fifth Sunday after Easter: 1 Peter 1: 1-9

Feast of the Ascension: Acts 1: 1-14
Sunday after the Ascension: 1 John 1:1-10; 2: 1-6
Pentecost Sunday: Acts 2: 1-21

Trinity Sunday: Isaiah 6:1-12
Corpus Christi: 1 Corinthians 11:20-32

[NB Readings are of the month from the first Sunday of August]

After Pentecost: 1&2 Samuel; 1&2 Kings

Second Sunday after Pentecost: 1 Kings (I Samuel) 1:1-11
Sacred Heart: Jeremiah 24:5-7; 30: 18-19, 21-24; 31:1-3; 31-33
Third Sunday after Pentecost: 1 Kings (I Samuel) 9:18-10:1
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: 1 Kings (I Samuel) 17:1-16
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost: 2 Kings (II Samuel) 1:1-15
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: 2 Kings (II Samuel) 12:1-16
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost: 3 Kings (I Kings) 1:1-15
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost: 3 Kings (I Kings) 9:1-14
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost: 4 Kings (II Kings): 1:1-10)
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost: 4 Kings (II Kings) 9: 29-10:7
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost: 4 Kings (II Kings) 20:1-11

[NB Number of Sundays in the month depends on the calendar year]

August: Proverbs, Ecclesiasticus, Wisdom, Sirach

First Sunday of August: Proverbs 1: 1-22
Second Sunday of August: Ecclesiastes 1:1-17
Third Sunday of August: Wisdom 1: 1-13
Fourth Sunday of August: Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) 1:1-16
Fifth Sunday of August: Ecclesiasticus 5:1-16

September: Job, Tobit, Judith and Esther

First Sunday in September: Job 1:1-11
Second Sunday in September: Job 9:1-17
Third Sunday in September: Tobit 1:1-15
Fourth Sunday in September: Judith 1:1-12: 2:1-3
Fifth Sunday in September: Esther 1:1-9

October: 1&II Maccabees

First Sunday in October: 1 Maccabees 1:1-16
Second Sunday in October: 1 Maccabees 4:36-51
Third Sunday in October: 1 Maccabees 9:1-20
Fourth Sunday in October: 2 Maccabees 1: 1-22

November: Ezekiel, Daniel and Minor Prophets

First Sunday in November: Ezekiel 1: 1-12
[weekday readings: Ezekiel 2, 3, 7, 14, 15, 19]
Second Sunday in November: always omitted
Third Sunday in November: Daniel 1:1-15
[weekdays: Daniel 2, 3, 4,5,6,9]
Fourth Sunday in November: Hosea 1:1-11
[Weekdays: Hosea 4; Joel 1, 3; Amos, Abdias (Obadiah), Jonah]
Fifth Sunday in November: Micah 1:1-9
[Weekdays: Nahum 1; Habacuc 1; Sophonias (Zeppaniah) 1; Aggaeus (Haggai) 1; Zachariah 1; Malachias 1]

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