Lectionary of Augustine of Hippo (dated readings)

This list of readings is compiled from the preserved sermons of Augustine of Hippo. Although the indications of readings are not enough to reconstruct a full lectionary, they do indicate some intriguing patterns. For the days on which multiple readings are preserved, we can find that a general pattern is that of: one or more Old Testament readings, one or more non-Gospel New Testament readings, one or more Psalm, one or more Gospel readings.

(The psalm citations below use Greek Pss numbering)

Nativity of our Lord, 25 December Isa 53.8; Rom 5.1-2; Ps 84; Lk 2.1-39
Stephen, 26 December Ac 6-7; Jn 12.26
James and the Beheading of John the Baptist, 27 December Mt 14.1-12
Octave of Nativity, 1 January Ps 105
Epiphany Eph 2.11-22; Mt 2.all
Between Epiphany and Lent Ps 38; Mt 6.19-21
Beginning of Lent Isa 58.3-7(?)
During Lent 1Jn 2.8, .9
During Lent Jn 17.24
Lent IV [16 March 413] 1Cor 2.9-14; Jn 1.1-5
Monday after Lent IV [17 March 413] Jn 1.6-14
Wednesday after Lent IV [19 March 413] Ps 49; Jn 1.19-33
Friday after Lent IV [21 March 413] Isa 2.3; Ps 2; Mt 28.19
Saturday after Lent IV, Tradition of the Lord’s Prayer Rom 10.13-15; Mt 6.9-13
Lent V [25 March 413] Ps 74; Jn 1.34-51
Wednesday after Lent V [26 March 413] Ps 81; Jn 2.1-11
Thurday after Lent V [27 March 413] Ps 34; Jn 2.12-21
Sunday before Easter [30 March 413] Jn 2.23-35
Monday before Easter [31 March 413] Jn 3.6-21
A little before Easter Jn 13.23-25
A little before Easter Gen 32
Good Friday Ps 21; Mt 26-27
Easter Vigil Gen 1.1-5; Ex 15.1-21; Rom 6.4-11; Ps 117; Ps 12; Ps 17;
Mt 28.all
Easter Day am: Isa 53.5-7; Ac 1; Ps 145; Mk 16.1-20
Monday in Easter Week Ac 2.1-13(or 36); Lk 24.1-12
Tuesday in Easter Week Ac 2.14(or 37) to end; Lk 24.13-35
Wednesday in Easter Week Lk 24.36 to end
Thursday in Easter Week Ps 146; Jn 20
Friday in Easter Week Jn 21.1-14
Saturday in Easter Week Jn 21.15 to end
First Sunday after Easter Ac 5.1-11; Ps 115; Ps 117; Jn 20
Monday after Easter I ? Mt 5.46-6.1
Between Easter I and Ascension, Carthage 418 Heb 10.20
Between Easter I and Ascension 2Cor 5.6
Between Easter I and Ascension Ps 115
Between Easter I and Ascension Ps 118.85-96
Between Easter I and Ascension Jn 6.56-57
A Sunday in Eastertide Ps 82
During the following week in Eastertide Gn 49.27; Ac 9; Rom 9.10
5 May – (day before Marianus and Jacobus, 6 May) Ps 117
Between 7 May and 21 May 397 Dan 13; Jn 16.24
Ascension Day Ac 1; Rev 5.5; Ps 96(?); Mt 28.16-20; Lk 24.36 to end; Jn
14.23-28; Jn 20.11-18
Between Ascension and Pentecost Ps 71 [Carthage, 31 May 411, the day before the opening of
the Council of Carthage]; Ps 118.96; Ps 149 [Carthage, 418]
Between Pentecost and Ascension Lk 10.2-6
Even of Pentecost Ps 140 [Carthage, 23 May 397]
Pentecost Tob 2.1; Ac 2; Mt 9.17
Monday after Pentecost [27 May 418] Ps 2; Jn 8.1-11
Wednesday after Pentecost [27 May 397] Ex 3
Friday after Pentecost [29 May 397] Ps 104
Agnes, Fructuosus, Augurius, and Eulogius, 21 January Gen 27; Rom 8; Mt 5.3-8
Vincent, 22 January Ps 42; Mt 10.16-28
Summer, before June 404 1Cor 12.26-13.end; Jn 15.1-2
June 397 Jn 7.2-10
June 397, a little after the last item Mt 21.18-22
Sunday 18 June 411 Jas 2.19; Ps 38; Jn 8.1-11
Summer of 411, after 8 June (closing of Council of
Carthage)
Lk 7.36-50
Between 20 and 23 June 397 Mt 17.1-8
A little before 24 June 397 1 Tim 6.7-10
A little before 24 June 397, but after the last item 1 Cor 1.31; Ps 70; Mt 20.20-28
A little before 24 June Mt 13.3-23
A little before 24 June, day after the last item Mt 13.24-43
A little before 24 June At 19.17-25
Sunday 23 June 401 Mt 18.12-14
Nativity of John the Baptist, 24 June Isa 40.3-8; Ac 13.25; Lk 1.1-80
Guddenis, 27 June Jn 3.1-21
Peter and Paul, 29 June 2Tim 4.6-8; Ps 18; Jn 21.15-19
A little after 29 June Ps 30; Mt 21.38-42
Between 29 June and 2 August Mt 25.24-30
Saturday after Pentecost V [5 July 413] Jn 3.22-29
Pentecost VI [6 July 413] Jn 3.29-36
Saturday after Pentecost VI [12 July 413] Jn 4.1-42
Pentecost VII [13 July 413] Jn 4.43-54
Scillitan Martyrs, 17 July Pr 31.10-31; Lk 12.1-12
Saturday after Pentecost VII [19 July 413] Jn 5.1-18
Pentecost VIII [20 July 413] Jn 5.19-30
A little before 22 July 1Jn 4.1-3
Massilitan Martyrs, 22 July Mt 16.13-20
Monday after Pentecost IX [28 July 413] Jn 5.24-30
Tuesday after Pentecost IX [29 July 413] Jn 5.31-40
Tuburbitan Martyrs, 30 July 1Tim 6.17-19
Holy Maccabees, 1 August 2Mac 7; Lk 14.25-33
Saturday after Pentecost IX [2 August 413] Jn 6.1-14
Pentecost X [3 August 413] Jn 6.15-40
Saturday after Pentecost X [9 August 413] Jn 6.41-59
Laurence, 10 August Pr 23.1-2; 2Cor 1.5-10; Ps 93(?); Lk 21.10-19(?) in Hippo,
Mt 23.29-39 in Carthage; Jn 6.59-71 (Hippo 10 Aug 413, 11th Sunday after
Pentecost)
Saturday after Pentecost XI [16 August 413] Ps 93; Jn 7.1-13
Pentecost XII [17 August 413] Jn 7.14-18
Massa Candida Martyrs, 18 August Wis 3.1-8(or 9?); Ps 115; Mt 16.22-23
Quadratus, 21 August Rev 7.14(?); Ps 35(?); Mt 10.27-39; Mt 16.25
Saturday after Pentecost XII [23 August 413] Jn 7.19-24
Pentecost XIII [24 August 413] Jn 7.25-36
Saturday after Pentecost XIII [30 August 413] Jn 7.25-36
Saturday after Pentecost XVI [20 Sept 413] Jn 7.37-39
Pentecost XVII [21 September 413] Jn 7.40-8.11
Monday [24 Sept 417] Gal 5.16-21; Ps 84
Sunday [25 September 410] Lk 16.19-31
Thursday after Pentecost XVII [25 September 413] Jn 8.12
Pentecost XVIII [28 September 413] Jn 8.19-20
Between September and October 418 Rom 7.15-25
Beginning of October 418 (1-18 Ocotober) Rom 8.3b-4
Saturday after Pentecost XVIII [4 October 413] Jn 8.21-25
Pentecost XIX [5 October 413] Jn 8.26-27
Saturday after Pentecost XIX [11 October 413] Jn 8.28-32
Pentecost XX [12 October 413] 2Cor 5.20-21; Jn 8.31-36
Sunday [13 October 418] Rom 7.5-13; Ps 93
Monday [14 October 418] Rom 7.14-25
Tuesday [15 October 418] Rom 8.1-11
Volitan Martyrs, Thursday 17 October 418 Rom 8.12-17
Volitan Martyrs, Friday after Pentecost XX, 17 October 413 Jn 8.37-47
Saturday after Pentecost XX [18 October 413] Jn 8.48-59
Friday 18 October 418 Rom 9 (.20-21 at least); Ps 94
Pentecost XXI [19 October 413] John 9
Saturday after Pentecost XXI [25 October 413] John 10.1-10
Pentecost XXII [26 Oct 413] Jn 10.14-21
Saturday after Pentecost XXII [1 November 413] Jn 10.14-21
Pentecost XXIII [2 November 413] Jn 10.22-42
Felix, 6 November 2Tim 3.12; Ps 127; Mk 9.43
Saturday after Pentecost XXIII [8 November 413] Jn 11.1-54
Pentecost XXIV [9 November 413] Jn 11.55-12.11
Saturday after Pentecost XXIV [15 November 413] Jn 12.12-26
Pentecost XXV [16 November 413] Jn 12.27-36
Saturday after Pentecost XXV [22 November 413] Jn 12.27-36
Pentecost XXVI [23 November 413] Jn 12.44-50
Crispina, 5 December Gen 1.28(?); Ps 120; Mt 10.28
Eulalia, 10 December Jn 15.18-16.2(?)
18 December 425 Mt 11.17-19
Domitianus Wis 4.7; Rom 14.8-9(?); Ps 115?
Feast of Martyrs Jas 1.1-4(or 17?); 1Jn 3.16; Rev 14.5; Ps 42; Ps 115; Ps
141; Mt 10.16-28; Mt 5.7-11; Lk 21.1-19
Feast of a Confessor Php 1.23; Ps 111, Mt 22.23-33
Consecration of a church Ps 29; Mt 5.14-16
Consecration of a bishop 1Tim 3.1-7; Jn 10.7-18
Anniversary of Augustine’s Consecration Ezk 33.2-11; Lk 14.12-14

BIBLIOGRAPHY

G. G. Willis, St. Augustine’s Lectionary, Alcuin Club Collection no. 44; London: SPCK [=Society for the Preservation of Christian Knowledge], 1962. pp 22-57

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