Life & Soul Magazine

Daily readings: December 14 – 20

The Christmas tree is positioned in St Peter's Square on December 4. The tree is an 82ft white fir from the Calabria region of southern Italy (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Divine Office Week III

Ordinary Form

Sunday, December 14: Third Sunday of Advent
Is 61:1-2A, 10-11; Lk 1:46-54; 1 Thes 5:16-24;
Jn 1:6-8, 19-28
Monday, December 15: Weekday of Advent
Nm 24:2-7, 15-17A; Ps 25; Mt 21:23-27
Tuesday, December 16: Weekday of Advent
Zep 3:1-2, 9-13; Ps 34; Mt 21:28-32
Wednesday, December 17: Weekday of Advent
Gn 49:2, 8-10; Ps 72; Mt 1:1-17
Thursday, December 18: Weekday of Advent
Jer 23:5-8; Ps 72; Mt 1:18-25
Friday, December 19: Weekday of Advent
Jgs 13:2-7, 24-25A; Ps 71; Lk 1:5-25
Saturday, December 20: Weekday of Advent
Is 7:10-14; Ps 24; Lk 1:26-38

Extraordinary Form

Sunday, December 14: Third Sunday of Advent
Philippians 4:4-7; John 1:19-28
Monday, December 15: Feria
Readings of Third Sunday of Advent repeated
Tuesday, December 16: St Eusebius
2 Corinthians 1:3-7; Matthew 16:24-27
Wednesday, December 17: Ember Day
Isaias 2:2-5; Isaias 7:10-15; Luke 1:26-38
Thursday, December 18: Feria
Readings of Third Sunday of Advent repeated
Friday, December 19: Ember Day
Isaias 11:1-5; Luke 1:39-47
Saturday, December 20: Ember Day
Isaias 19:20-22; Isaias 35:1-7; Isaias 40:9-11; Isaias 45:1-8; Daniel 3:47-51; 2 Thess 2:1-8; Luke 3:1-6

Compiled by Gordon Dimon of the Latin Mass Society

This article first appeared in The Catholic Herald magazine (12/12/14)