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Liber Comicus, the Hispano-Mozarabic Lectionary

This lectionary, representing the Hispano-Mozarabic tradition, dates to 1067 AD.  Email 
correspondence with the very helpful and informative Miguel-Ramón García has taught me 
that the Hispano-Mozarabic tradition is still very much alive in Spain, where this lectionary is 
referred to as the "Liber Commicus" and is included in the current Missale Hispano-Mozarabicum.  
Another intriguing fact is that the Hispano-Mozarabic lectionary tradition is that of a two-year 
cycle, witht the lectionary presented below representing the A/even years (dating from the first 
Sunday of Advent).  As the chart below only currently presents the readings included in the 
manuscript of 1067 edited by Dom Morin, please keep in mind that there is more to the tradition 
than in presented here.

This lectionary is the only ancient one that I have yet encountered which includes readings from 
the book of Revelation.  

The texts of the pericopes included in the Liber Comicus are also important in New Testament 
textual criticism, where this witness bears the designation t or 58, and preserves an Old Latin 
text in its readings from Acts, the Catholic and Pauline epistles, and Revelation.  
See Bruce M. Metzger, The Early Versions of the New Testament  
(Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 1977), 304.

For an interesting article dealing with the term "Liber Comicus," and the question of one or two 
letters "m," see:
Baldwin, Spurgeon.  "On the meaning of the term 'Liber Commicus.'" Traditio 39 (1983):  439-443.  
I use "Comicus" here only because Dom Morin did so for the edition which was my source.

Source:
Anecdota Maredsolana, v.1: LIBER COMICUS
sive Lectionarius Missal Quo Toletana Ecclesia ante annos mille et ducentos utebatur
ed.: D. Germanus Morin, Presbyter et Monachus Ord. S. Benedicti Gongregatione Beuronensi
Maredsoli apud Editorem Oxoniae apud J. Parker & soc. Bibliopolas, 1893/
Maredsoli: In Monasterio S. Benedicti, 1893

1.

Legendum Io Dominico de Adventum Domini ad Missam

Isa 2.1-5;

Isa 4.2-3

Rom 11.25-31;
Mt 3.1-11

2.

Item Legendum in IIo Dominico ad Missam

Isa 28.16-17;

Isa 29.17-24;

2Cor 4.1-5;

Mt 11.2-15

3.

Legendum in IIIo Dominico

Ezk 36.6-11;

Col 3.4-11;

Mt 21.1-9

4.

Legendum in IVo Dominico

Mal 3.1-4;

1Th 5.14-23;

Mk 1.1-8

5.

Legendum in Vo Dominco

Isa 35.1-2;

Php 4.4-7;

Lk 3.1-18

6.

Item legendum sci Andre Apostoli ad Missam

Wis 9.17;

Wis 10.4-6;

Wis 14.5-7;

Wis 16.8;

Gal 2.19-20;

Gal 6.14, 17-18;

Mt 16.24-25

7.

Legendum in Sancte Eulaliae

Isa 54.1-3;

1Cor 7.37-40;

Lk 10.38-42

8.

Legendum in Sancte Marie ad Missam

Mic 4.1-3, 5-8;

Mic 5.2-5;

Gal 3.27-4.7;

Lk 1.26-38, 46-55

9.

Legendum in Nativitatis Domini ad Missam

Isa 7.10-16;

Isa 9.1-7;

Heb 1.1-12;

Lk 2.1-20

10.

(Dye VII kalendas Ianuarias.)

Lectio Ecclesiastica de Mirabilis Sancti Stephani Martyris XRI

 

ex libris de Cibitate Dei Beati Augustini Episcopi [22.8.10-22]

11.

Legendum in Diem Sancti Stephani Levite

3Reg/1Ki 21.1-29;

Ac 6.1-7.2;

Ac 7.52-8.4;

Mt 23.34-39

12.

Legendum in Diem Sancti Iohannis Apostoli

Wis 10.10-14;

1Cor 5.1-5;

Jn 21.20-24

13.

Item Legendum in Diem Circumcisionis Domini ad Missam

Gen 21.1-8;

Rom 15.8-13;

Lk 2.21-40

14.

Legendum in Caput Anni

Jer 10.1-10;

1Cor 10.14-11.2;

Mt 10.5-8

15.

Item Legendum in Apparitione Domine ad Missam

Num 24.3-9, 15-18;

Tt 2.11-3.7;

Mt 2.1-15

16.

Legendum yn Allisione Infantum

Jer 31.15-20;

Heb 2.9-18;

Mt 2.16-23

17.

Legendum in Diem Sancti Fructuosi Episcopi

Dan 3.91-100;

Heb 11.33-44;

Mt 18.18-20

18.

Legendum in Diem Sancti Vincenti

Isa 43.1-7;

2Cor 11.16-31;

Jn 12.24-26

19.

Legendum in Catedra Sancit Petri Apostoli

Isa 32.1, 3-9, 15-18;

1Pt 5.1-5;

Mt 12.24-26

20.

Legendum in Dominico Ante Carne Tollendes

Jer 7.1-7;

1 Cor 1.3-9;

Mt 17.1-20

21.

Legendum de Carnes Tollendas

3Reg/1Ki 19.3-15;

2Cor 6.2-10;

Mt 4.1-11

22.

Item Lectiones de Quadragesimae in Prima Ebdomada. Secunda Feria ad Nona.

Isa 1.16-19;

Jas 1.2-12;

Jn 1.1-14

23.

Legendum Die IIIIa Feria ad VIIIIa in Ia Ebdomada

Isa 30.15-18;

Jas 1.13-21;

Jn 1.15-29

24.

Legendum VIa Feria ad VIIIIa in Ia Ebdomada

Isa 55.6-7;

Jas 1.22-25;

Jn 1. 29-34

25.

Legendum Die Sabbato ad IIIa in Ia Ebdomada

Jer 3.12-14;

Jas 1.26-27;

Jn 1.35-51

26.

Legendum in Io Dominico ad Matutinum

Hos 14.2-10;

1Pt 3.5-9;

Jn 6.28-35

27.

Item Legendum in Primo Dominico ad Missam

Dan 2;

Jas 2.21-3.13;

Jn 4.5-42

28.

Item Lectiones de Secunda Ebdomada de XLa

Jer 3.20-22;

Jas 2.1-5;

Jn 2.12-23

29.

Legendum IIIIa Feria ad Nona in Secunda Ebdomada

Jer 18.7-11;

Jas 4.7-10;

Jn 3.22-36

30.

Legendum IVa Feria ad Nonam in Secunda Ebdomada Quadragesimae

Jer 25.5;

Jas 5.12-15;

Jn 5.31-37

31.

Legendum Sabbato ad IIIa

Jer 6.16;

Jas 5.16-20;

Jn 5.39-6.2

32.

Oratio Danielis Prophete

Dan 9.4-19;

1Jn 2.8-12;

Jn 9.39-10.9

33.

Item Legendum Secundo Dominico ad Missam

Dan 4;

1Jn 1.5-9;

Jn 9.1-38

34.

Item Lectiones in Tertia Ebdomada IIa Feria ad VIIIIa

Joel 2.12-13;

1Pt 1.16-21;

Jn 6.5-14

35.

Legendum IIIIa Feria ad VIIIIa in IIIa Ebdomada

Joel 2.15-17;

1Pt 3.10-15;

Jn 6.15-23

36.

Legendum VIa Feria in IIIa Ebdomada ad VIIIIa

Mic 7.18-20;

1Pt 4.7-11;

Jn 6.24-29

37.

Legendum Sabbato ad IIIa in Tertia Ebdomada

Am 5.14-15;

1Pt 5.6-11;

Jn 6.30-35

38.

Legendum in Vicesima ad Matutinum

Dan 13.1-64;

Jas 4.1-6;

Jn 8.15-20

39.

Item Legendum Mediante Die Festo ad Missam

Dan 10.1-11.2;

Dan 12.1-13;

Jas 3.14-18;

Jn 7.14-30

40.

Item Lectiones de Tradicione Domini in Prima Sebdomada Secunda Feria ad Nonam

Isa 1.1-4, 24-26;

1Jn 1.1-4;

Jn 6.35-39

41.

Legendum IIIa Feria Post Vicesima ad Nonam

Isa 5.20, 23-27;

1Jn 1.10-2.2;

Jn 6.41-47

42.

Legendum IIIIa Feria ad VIIIIa

Hos 5.10;

Hos 7.13-16;

Hos 13.4;

1Jn 2.3-6;

Jn 6.47-55

43.

Legendum Va Feria ad VIIIIa

Jer 9.7-9, 12;

1Jn 3.11-12;

Jn 6.59-64

44.

Legendum VIa Feria ad IIIa

Jer 12.7-10, 14-15;

1Jn 3.18-20;

Jn 10.24-28

45.

Legendum Sabbato ad IIIa

Isa 50.8-10;

1Jn 3.2-3;

Jn 7.33-38

46.

Item Legendum de Lazaro ad Matutinum

Lam 3.1-20, 52-66, 21, 24-31;

1Pt 4.13-19;

Jn 5.28-29;

Jn 7.51-53, 58-59

47.

Item Legendum in Dominico de Lazaro ad Missam

Lev 23.5-8, 23-28, 39-41;

1Jn 5.16-20;

Jn 11.1-52

48.

Legendum IIa Feria ad Nonam Post Lazaro

Hab 1.2-4; 2.1;

1Jn 2.26-29;

Jn 10.27-31

49.

Legendum IIIa Feria Post Lazaro

Lam 1.9-10, 12;

Lam 3.21-22;

2Pt 3.8-9;

Jn 10.32-38

50.

Legendum IIIIa Feria Post Lazaro

Lam 1.19-22;

Lam 3.25, 32;

2Pt 1.10-11;

Jn 15.1-5

51.

Legendum Va Feria in Ebdomada Post Lazaro

Lam 1.16; 3.54-56;

1Jn 1.4-7;

Jn 15.12-16

52.

Legendum VIa Feria Post Lazaro

Lam 1.13, 18; 3.24;

2Pt 1.5-3;

Jn 12.44, 46-50

53.

Legendum Sabbato ad IIIa

Job 30.13, 20-21, 23-24;

1Jn 2.7-10;

Jn 7.1-10, 30

54.

Legendum in Ramos Palmarium ad Matutinum

Isa 49.22-26;

1Pt 1.25-2.10;

Mk 7.31-37

55.

Item Legendum in Ramos Palmarium ad Missam

Ex 19.4-5;

Dt 5.32-33; 6.2-3, 13-15a, 16-18b; 4.20, 2b, 4a, 2a; 10.17-21; 11.16-21a, 22; 30.3-4b, 5b; 28.10-11a?;

1Jn 2.9-17;

Jn 11.55-12.13

56.

Item Lectiones in Ebdomada Maiore, Secunda Feria ad Nona

Isa 57.1-4, 13;

1Jn 2.27-28;

Jn 7.43-8.2

57.

Legendum IIIa Feria in Ebdomada Maiore

Isa 50.5-8;

1Jn 3.6-9;

Jn 8.46-51

58.

Legendum IIIIa Feria in Ebdomada Maiore

Jer 26.13-15;

Jude .20-25;

Mt 26.2-5;

Mk 14.3-11

59.

Legendum in Cena Domini ad Matutinum

Job 24.14-25; 1.22;

1Pt 2.21-25;

Mt 20.20-28

60.

Legendum ad IIIa in Cena Domini

Ex 19.1-19;

Heb 12.12-28;

Jn 12.27-36

61.

Item Legendum in Cena Domini ad Missam

Zch 2.13-3.5; 11.7-14; 13.7-9;

1Cor 11.23-32;

[combined account from all 4 Gospels]

62.

Legendum in Cena Domini per Titulos

Jer 20.11-12;

Jn 16.29-32

63.

Item Legendum in Parascephen

Isa 52.13-53.12

[passage taken from 1Cor, Gal, Heb, 1Pt]

64.

Passio Domini Nostri Ihesu XRI et Salbatorem Secundum Carnem

 

[combined account from all 4 Gospels]

65.

Legendum Die Sabbato Per Titulos

 

Rev 1.9-10, 17-18;

Col 3.1-3;

Mt 28.10-19

66.

Item Lectiones in Vigilia Pasce

Lectio Ia Gen 1.1-2.6;
Lectio IIa Gen 2.7-3.all
Lectio IIIa Isa 55
Lectio Quarta Gen 5.31-8.21
Lectio Va Ex 13.18-15.2 nonnullis omissis
Lectio Sexta Gen 22.1-18
Lectio Septima Dt 31.28-32.3, 44-45
Lectio Octaba Gen 27.1-29
Lectio Nona Ex 12.1-42
Lectio Xa 2Chr 34.1-4, 30-33; 35.1-19
Lectio Undecima Ezk 37.1-14
Lectio XIIa Dan 3.1-24, 46-48, 49-51;

1Cor 5.7-8;

Mt 28.1-7

67.

Item Legendum IIa in Hilaria Pasche ad Missam

 

Rev 1.1-18;

1Cor 15.1-11, 20-22;

Mt 28.8-20

68.

Legendum IIa Feria Pasce

 

Rev 2.1-7;

Ac 1.15-26;

Mt 16.1-7

69.

Legendum IIIa Feria Pasce

 

Rev 2.8-11;

Ac 2.22-41;

Lk 24.13-35

70.

Lectio IIIIa Feria Pasce

 

Rev 3.7-13;

Ac 2.42-47;

Lk 24.1-12

71.

Legendum in Diem Va Feria Pasce

 

Rev 2.12-17;

Ac 10.25-43;

Jn 20.1-9

72.

Legendum Die VIa Feria Pasce

 

Rev 2.18-29;

Ac 5.12-16;

Jn 20.11-18

73.

Legendum Die Sabato

 

Rev 3.1-16;

Ac 13.26-39;

Jn 21.1-14

74.

Legendum in Dominico de Octabas Pasce

 

Rev 7.2-12;

Ac 8.26-40

Jn 20.19-31

75.

Item Legendum in Primo Dominico Post Octabis Pasce

 

Rev 21.9-23;

Ac 9.1-22;

Jn 5.1-18

76.

Legendum Secundo Dominco Post Octabas

 

Rev 4.1-10;

Ac 8.14-25;

Jn 13.33-14.13

77.

Legendum in Tertio Dominico Post Octabas Pasce

 

Jn 14.1-7;

Ac 4.32-5.11;

Jn 15.1-15

78.

Legendum in IIIIo Dominico Post Octabas Pasce

 

Rev 19.5-16;

Ac 9.32-42;

Jn 16.16-33

79.

Legendum in Diem Sancti Torquati vel Sociorum eius

 

Rev 7.9-10;

Heb 10.32-38;

Mt 5.1-12

80.

Legendum in Diem Sanctae Crucis

 

Jn 21.10, 9; 22.1-5;

Php 2.5-11;

Jn 3.1-17

81.

Item Legendum in Ascensione Domini ad Missam

4Reg/2Ki 2.1-15;

Ac 1.1-11;

Lk 24.36-53

82.

Legendum in Dominico Post Ascenscione Domini

 

Rev 4.2-4, 10-11;

Eph 4.7-10;

Mk 16.15-20

83.

Legendum Die Sabbato ad Tertia Ante Pentecosten

Isa 61.1-5;

1Cor 12.2-13;

Jn 14.23-31

84.

Legendum in Diem Sanctum Pentecosten ad Missam

Joel 2.21-32;

Ac 2.1-21;

Jn 15.26-27;

Jn 16.12-15;

Jn 17.1-3, 11, 21-22, 24-26

85.

Legendum in Diem Sancti Adriani

Pr 4.18; 21.10-31;

Heb 10.32-38

86.

Legendum in Nativitatem Sancti Iohannis Babtiste

Jer 1.4-19;

Gal 4.22-31;

Lk 1.5-25, 39-45, 56-80

87.

Legendum in Diem Sanctorum Apostolorum Petri et Pauli

 

Rev 10.8, 10;

11.1, 3, 4, 15;

1Cor 4.9-15;

Mt 10.1-8

88.

Legendum in Diem Sanctarum Iuste et Rufine

Sir 39.17-21;

2Cor 4.5-10;

Mt 25.1-13

89.

Legendum in Diem Sanctorum Iust et Pastoris

Wis 10.17-21;

1Cor 3.1, 2, 7;

Mk 10.13-16

90.

Legendum in Diem Sanctorum Sixti Episcopi et Laurenti Arcidiaconi

Wis 3.1-8;

2Cor 9.6-13;

Mt 18.18-20

91.

Legendum in Diem Sancti Cipriani Aepiscopi

Sir 44.20, 21; 50.1-25

 

92.

Legendum in Decollationem Sancti Iohannis

Jer 33.1-4, 10-11;

Heb 11.24-28, 36-40;

Heb 12.1-2;

Mt 14.1-14

93.

Item Lectiones de Sanctis

Pr 15.3-9;

2Th 1.3-12;

Mt 25.31-46

94.

Item Secundus de Sanctis

Wis 5.16-19;

Rom 5.1-5;

Mt 10.16-22

95.

Item III de Sanctis

Wis 11.2-4;

Rom 8.28-39;

Lk 12.35-37

96.

Item Quartas de Sanctis

Wis 18.1, 3-4, 7; 19.9;

Heb 11.13-16;

[Little Apocalypse compiled from Mt24, Mk13, Lk21]

97.

Item V de Sanctis

Pro 10.27-11.4;

Heb 11.33-34;

Mt 5.13-16

98.

De Sanctis

Wis 5.1-5;

Eph 1.3-8;

Mt 13.47-50, 43

99.

Item Lectiones Unius Iusti

Sir 32.27-33, 1;

Col 1.24-29;

Mt 24.45-47

100.

Legendum de Uno Iusto

Isa 42.1-4;

2Tim 2.1-10;

Mt 25.14-23

101.

Legendum de Unius Iusti

Wis 4.7-15;

2Tim 3.16-4.8;

Lk 19.12-19

102.

L: Unius Iusti

Sir 31.8-11;

2Tim 4.17-18;

Mt 10.32-39

103.

Legendum de Uno Iusto

Isa 41.8-13;

Php 3.7-12;

Mt 24.37-44

104.

Item Lectiones de Uno Confessore

Sir 47.1-2, 9-13;

Rom 10.8-13;

Mt 11.25-30

105.

Legendum de Uno Confessore

Sir 51.1-4;

1Tim 6.11-14

106.

Item Legendum de Virginibus

Sir 39.17;

1Cor 7.25-34

107.

Item Legendum de Una Virgine

Jer 31.2-7;

2Cor 10.17-11.6;

Mt 13.33-35, 45-46

108.

De Nubentibus

Jer 29.5-7;

1Cor 7.1-14;

Mt 19.3-6;

ALIUM: Jn 2.1-11

109.

Legendum de Primitiis

Sir 35.10-13;

Rom 8.22-27;

Mt 21.33-42

110.

Legendum de Decimis

Mal 3.7b, 10-12;

1Cor 9.7-17;

Mk 12.38-44

111.

Legendum in Ordinatione Aepiscopi

Ezek 33.1-11;

1Tim 3.1-13;

Jn 21.15-24

112.

Legendum in Ordinatione Regis

Wis 9.1-12 passim;

Rom 13.1-8;

Lk 4.16-22

113.

Legendum Die Sabbato Quando Sal Adspargitur in Templo Nobo Dicendus

Wis 9.8-11;

1Cor 3.16-17;

Mt 7.24-25

114.

Legendum in Sacratione Vaselicae ad Missam

Gen 28.10-22;

1Cor 3.8-17;

Mt 7.24-28

115.

Legendum in Restauratione Baselicae

1Mac 4.36-58;

2Cor 5.1-2;

Eph 3.14-17; 4.23-24

116.

Item Lectiones de Letanias Canonicas in Primo Die ad IIIa

Hos 4.1-16;

Joel 2.15-18

 

117.

Legendum in Primo Die ad VIIIIa

Isa 55.6-7;

Eph 4.23-30;

Mt 5.44-6.4

118.

Legendum Secundo Die ad Tertia

Zeph 1.1-2.3

 

119.

Legendum ad Sexta

Dan 9.4-19

 

120.

Legendum ad Nonam

Jer 3.12-14;

Eph 4.17-24;

Mt 6.16-18

121.

Legendum Tertio Die ad IIIa

Zech 7.9-8.3

 

122.

Legendum ad Sexta

Sir 36.1-19;

Eph 4.29-5.2;

Mt 15.32-38

123.

Item Lectiones Pro Sterelitate Plubie Primo Die ad Tertia

3Reg/1Ki 8.34-40

 

124.

Legendum ad Sexta

Jer 14.1-9

 

125.

Secundo Die ad Tertia

Jer 3.20-22;

Hag 1.1-2, 5, 8-13;

Zech 10.1-3;
Jer 25.5; 14.17-22;

Lam 2.11-13, 18-19

 

126.

Item Lectiones Letaniarum Pro Tribulatione et Clade

Joel 2.12-13;

Jonah 3.3-10;

Amos 5.14-15; 4.6-5.15;
Isa 63.15-64.9; 30.15-18;

Joel 1.1-2.13;

3Reg/1Ki 8.34-40;

Eph 5.1-2;

Lk 4.25-32;

ALIUM: Mt 6.1-6

127.

Item Lectiones de Dominicus: Quotidianos Legendum in Primo Dominico ad Missam

Isa 6.1-13;

Rom 2.11-29;

Mt 5.17-26

128.

Legendum in Secundo Dominico

Isa 5.8-16;

1Cor 1.17-22;

Mt 4.18-23

129.

IIIo Dominico

Isa 5.18-27;

Rom 6.19-23;

Mt 8.1-13

130.

Legendum in IIIIo Dominico

Isa 40.27-31;

Rom 11.32-36;

Mt 8.14-26

131.

Item de Quinto Dominico

Isa 48.16-21;

Rom 6.12-18;

Mt 24.3-36

132.

VIa

Isa 48.12-15;

Rom 12.1-16;

Mt 7.12-21

133.

VIIa

Isa 51.1-3;

Rom 12.16-21;

Mk 1.35-44

134.

VIIIa

Isa 49.1-6;

Rom 16.17-20;

Mk 5.21-34

135.

Lectio Nonam

Isa 66.10-13;

Rom 13.10-14;

Mk 10.17-31;

ALIUM: Mk 10.46-52

136.

Decimus

Jer 31.31-34;

1Cor 3.16-23;

Lk 4.31-5.11

137.

XIo

Jer 8.4-6, 11;

Jer 9.3-5, 9-10, 23-24;

1Cor 6.12-20;

Lk 5.12-26

138.

XIIo

Jer 3.14-23;

1Cor 12.27-13.8;

Lk 5.27-6.10

139.

Tertiodecimus

Jer 5.20-6.1;

2Cor 6.11-7.1;

Lk 6.37-48

140.

Quartdecimo Dominico

Jer 23.2-8;

2Cor 13.7-11;

Lk 7.1-16

141.

XVo Dominico

Jer 30.3, 7-17;

Gal 2.16-20;

Lk 15.11-32

142.

Legendum SextoXo Dominico

Jer 31.1-14;

Gal 5.14-6.2;

Lk 16.19-17.4

143.

XVIIo

Isa 32.37-42;

Eph 1.16-23;

Lk 16.1-10

144.

Legendum Octabo Decimo

Pr 1.8-33;

Rom 3.28-4.8;

Lk 18.10-14

145.

Legendum Nono Decimo

Pr 2.1-21;

Rom 5.5-10;

Lk 14.1, 12-14

146.

Legendum Vicesimum

Ezk 28.25-26;

Rom 15.4-7;

Lk 7.11-16

147.

Legendum Vicesimum Primum

Jer 30.18-31, 1;

Eph 5.1-8;

Mk 10.35-45

148.

XXIIo

Jer 31.27-28;

Eph 1.16-23;

Lk 17.11-19

149.

Legendum Vicesimo Tertio

Pr 3.1-10;

Rom 7.14-25;

Mt 5.43-48

150.

Legendum Vicesimo Quarto

Pr 3.19-34;

1Tim 1.15-17;

Mt 18.23-19.2;

alium: Mt 6.19-29