patristic-fathersMany people who pray the Daily Office, the Prayer of the Church, alongside reading the scriptures read, particularly in the “Office of Readings”, a non-biblical passage as well.

“Let the inspired books of both the Old and the New Testaments be read at Vigils, as also commentaries on them by the most eminent orthodox and catholic fathers.” (Rule of Benedict, IX)

Although there is a two year cycle of scripture readings to go with the Roman Office, only one year of non-biblical readings is regularly used. Now, on the initiative of Pluscarden Abbey in Scotland, I am absolutely delighted to have here a Two Year Patristic Lectionary. This is already being used in monasteries in Scotland, England, the USA, Ghana and South Africa, with the hope that, being made freely available, it will be of use to many both within and outside monasteries.

SCRIPTURE READINGS

Year 1

Advent through the Baptism of the Lord

Ordinary Time, Weeks 1-17

Lent

Eastertide

Ordinary Time, Weeks 18-34

Year 2

Advent through the Baptism of the Lord

Ordinary Time, Weeks 1-17

Lent

Eastertide

Ordinary Time, Weeks 18-34

PATRISTIC READINGS

Year 1

Advent through the Baptism of the Lord

Ordinary Time, Weeks 1-17

Lent

Eastertide

Ordinary Time, Weeks 18-34

Year 2

Advent through the Baptism of the Lord

Ordinary Time, Weeks 1-17

Lent

Eastertide

Ordinary Time, Weeks 18-34

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Tables of Readings: Year 1&2

Advent through the Baptism of the Lord

Lent

Eastertide

Tables of Readings: Year 1

Ordinary Time, Weeks 1-17

Ordinary Time, Weeks 18-34

Tables of Readings: Year 2

Ordinary Time, Weeks 1-17

Ordinary Time, Weeks 18-34

Index for All Readings

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