Saturday, 19 March 2016

Index of Matins readings for Eastertide

The Octave of Easter
(during the week, Patristic readings on the Gospel of the day)

Sunday (Note: The Easter Vigil substitutes for Matins and Lauds of Easter Sunday.  For those who cannot attend the Vigil, however, the Benedictine Office readings are set out below).

Nocturn I: Romans 6: 2-4; 5-7; 8-10; 11-13
Nocturn II : Sermon of Gregory Nazianis (Oratio 45 on Easter no 2, and Oratio 1, no 3)
Nocturn III & GospelHomily 21 on the Gospels of St Gregory; Mark 16: 1-7.

Monday in the Octave of Easter
Tuesday in the Octave of Easter
Wednesday in the Octave of Easter
Thursday in the Octave of Easter
Friday in the Octave of Easter
Saturday in the Octave of Easter

Octave Day of Easter (Low Sunday)

Matins readings for Low Sunday

Nocturn I: Colossians 3: 1-4; 5-8; 9-13; 14-17
Nocturn II: Sermon of Augustine
Nocturn IIIHomily 26 of St Gregory; John 20:19-31

Weekdays: Chapter Verse only, Hosea 6:1-3.

Second Sunday after Easter

Nocturn I: Acts 1: 1-8; 9-14; 15-20; 21-26
Nocturn II: Sermon 73 of St Leo
Nocturn III & GospelHomily of St Gregory & John 10: 11-16

Third Sunday after Easter

Nocturn I: Revelation 1:1-6; 7-11; 12-15; 16-19
Nocturn II: Sermon 242 of St Augustine
Nocturn III&GospelHomily of St Augustine and John 16:16-22:

Fourth Sunday after Easter

Nocturn I: St James 1:1-4; 5-7; 8-11; 12-16
Nocturn II: Tract of St Cyprian
Nocturn III & GospelHomily of St Augustine (Tract 94 on John) and Jn 16: 5-14

Fifth Sunday after Easter

Nocturn I: 1 Peter 1: 1-9
Nocturn II: St Augustine on belief in the Resurrection
Nocturn III&GospelHomily 102 on John of St Augustine; John 16: 23-30

Vigil of the Ascension

Nocturn I: Homily 104 of St Augustine on St John

Feast of the Ascension

Nocturn I: Acts 1: 1-14
Nocturn II: Sermon 73 of St Leo
Nocturn III& GospelHomily 29 of St Gregory; Mark 16: 14-20

Sunday after the Ascension

Nocturn I: 1 John 1:1-10; 2: 1-6
Nocturn II: Sermon 210 of St Caesarius
Nocturn III& GospelSt Augustine Tract 92 on John; John 15: 26-27; 16: 1-4

Saturday, the Vigil of Pentecost

Nocturn I: Tract 74 on St John

Pentecost Sunday

Nocturn I: Acts 2: 1-21
Nocturn II: Sermon 75 of St Leo
Nocturn III&Gospel

Whit Monday (Monday in the Octave of Pentecost)
Whit Tuesday
Whit Wednesday
Whit Thursday
Whit Friday
Whit Saturday



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