“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.
Tables of Readings: Year 1&2
Tables of Readings: Year 1
Tables of Readings: Year 2