December 2018

The Bible, distributed according to the weekday lectionary of Bose, is read almost in its entirety: the New Testament (Gospel and Epistle) in its entirety in the course of one year, and the Old Testament in a cycle of three years.

The Sunday lectionary is that of the Catholic Church. Nevertheless, we have wanted to suggest some further texts, which we always write in italics and mark with an asterisk, to provide Old Testament parallels that fit the Gospel better and to include also the second reading (Epistle) in the parallel lectio.

The Saints' day lectionary has been arranged mostly by us.

1

Saturday

b. Charles de Foucauld, witness, m

Ph 3,7-14
Ml 3,13-24

Jn 12,23-26
Lk 21,34-36

Rv 22,16-21

2

Sunday

I Sunday of Advent

Jr 33,14-16

Lk 21,25-28.34-36

1 Th 3,12-4,2

3

Monday

 

Is 1,1-9

Mt 21,18-22

1 Th 1,1-10

4

Tuesday

 

Is 1,10-20

Mt 21,23-27

1 Th 2,1-12

5

Wednesday

 

Is 2,1-18

Mt 22,1-14

1 Th 2,13-14. 17-20

6

Thursday

 

Is 4,2-6

Mt 22,23-33

1 Th 3,1-13

7

Friday

St Ambrose, father of the church and pastor, m

1 Tm 6,11-19
Is 5,1-8.11-16

Jn 10,1-10
Mt 22,34-40

1 Th 4,1-12

8

Saturday

b.V. Mary, the daughter of Sion, f

Zp 3,14-17
Is 6,1-13

Lk 1,39-45
Mt 23,1-12

Ga 4,4-7
1 Th 4,13-18

9

Sunday

II Sunday of Advent

Ba 5,1-9

Lk 3,1-6

Ph 1,4-6.8-11

10

Monday

 

Is 8,11-20

Mt 23,13-24

1 Th 5,1-11

11

Tuesday

 

Is 11,1-10

Mt 23,25-32

1 Th 5,12-28

12

Wednesday

 

Is 19,16-25

Mt 23,33-39

2 Th 1,1-12

13

Thursday

 

Is 25,1-12

Mt 24,1-14

2 Th 2,1-12

14

Friday

 

Is 26,11-27,1

Mt 24,15-25

2 Th 2,13-3,5

15

Saturday

 

Is 27,2-13

Mt 24,26-31

2 Th 3,6-18

16

Sunday

III Sunday of Advent

Zp 3,14-17

Lk 3,10-18

Ph 4,4-7

17

Monday

Genealogy of Jesus

Gn 49,2-10

Mt 1,1-17

Ph 1,1-11

18

Tuesday

Announcement to Joseph

Jr 23,5-8

Mt 1,18-24

Ph 1,12-26

19

Wednesday

Announcement to Zachariah

Jg 13,2-7

Lk 1,5-25

Ph 1,27-2,11

20

Thursday

Announcement to Mary

Is 7,10-14

Lk 1,26-38

Ph 2,12-30

21

Friday

Visitation

2 S 6,1-5.9-15

Lk 1,39-45

Ph 3,1-16

22

Saturday

Magnificat

1 S 2,1-10

Lk 1,46-56

Ph 3,17-4,9

23

Sunday

IV Sunday of Advent

Mi 5,1-4a

Lk 1,39-45

Heb 10,5-10

24

Monday

Benedictus

Penitential liturgy

2 S 7,18-29
Rv 2,1-7

Lk 1,67-79
Jn 3,16-21

 

25

Tuesday

Christmas v n

2 S 7,1-16
Mi 5,1-4a
Zp 3,14-18a
Is 9,1-6

Lk 2,1-14

Lk 2,15-20

Jn 1,1-18

Ac 13,16-25

Tt 2,11-14

Heb 1,1-6

26

Wednesday

St Stephen martyr, f

Ac 6,8-15; 7,55-60

Mt 10,17-22

1 Jn 1,1-4

27

giovedì

St John apostle and evangelist, f

2 Jn 1,1-6

Jn 21,10-24

1 Jn 1,5-2,2

28

Friday

 

Ml 3,1-4

Lk 2,22-24

1 Jn 2,3-11

29

Saturday

St Thomas Becket pastor and martyr, ms

Is 8,13-18

Lk 2,25-35

1 Jn 2,12-17

30

Sunday

I Sunday of Christmas

Is 62,11-12

Lk 2,15-20

Tt 3,4-7

31

Monday

 

Gn 5,1-5

Lk 3,23-38

Ga 3,23-29