Saturday, 2 January 2016

Matins readings for the season of Septuagesima

The Matins readings in the Benedictine Office for the season of Septuagesima are set out below.

Septuagesima Sunday

Nocturn I: 

Reading 1: Genesis 1:1-8
Reading 2: Genesis 1: 9-13
Reading 3: Genesis 1: 14-19
Reading 4: Genesis 1:20-26

Nocturn II: From St Augustine's Enchiridion (chapters 25-27)
Nocturn III: St Gregory Homily 19 on the Gospels
GospelSt Matthew 20:1-16

Monday after Septuagesima Sunday: Genesis 1:27-31; 2: 1-6, 7-10
Tuesday: Genesis 2:15-18; 19-20; 21-24
Wednesday: Genesis 3:1-7;7-13; 14-20
Thursday: Genesis 4:1-5; 8-12; 13-16
Friday: Genesis 4:17-22; 23-26; 5:1-5
Saturday: Genesis 5:15-21; 22-27; 28-31

Sexagesima Sunday

Nocturn I: 

Reading 1: Genesis 5:32; 6:1-3
Reading 2: Genesis 6: 4-6
Reading 3: Genesis 6: 7-10
Reading 4: Genesis 6:11-15

Nocturn II: From the book of St Ambrose on Noah and the Arc
Nocturn III: Homily 15 on the Gospels of St Gregory
Gospel: St Luke 8:4-15

Monday after Sexagesima Sunday: Genesis 7: 1-4, 7:5& 10-12; 13-14&17
Tuesday: Genesis 8:1-4; 5-9; 10-13
Wednesday: Genesis 8:15-19; 20-22; 9:1-6
Thursday: Genesis 9:12-15; 20-23; 24-29
Friday: Genesis 10:1-6; 11:1-4; 5-8
Saturday: Genesis 11:10-15; 16-23; 24-30

Quinquagesima Sunday

Nocturn I: 

Reading 1: Genesis 12: 1-5
Reading 2: Genesis 12: 6-8
Reading 3: Genesis 12: 9-13
Reading 4: Genesis 12: 14-19

Nocturn II: From the book of St Ambrose on the Patriarch Abraham
Nocturn IIIHomily 2 on the Gospel's of St Gregory
GospelSt Luke 18:31-43

Monday after Quinquagesima Sunday: Genesis 13:1-6; 7-11;12-16
Tuesday: Genesis 14: 8-12; 13-16;17-20

(End of Septuagesimatide)

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