Second Week of Advent

Notes on the Office in Advent can be found here.

You can find the list of Matins readings for the week here.



Sunday 4 December – Second Sunday of Advent, Class I

Matins: Invitatory antiphon, hymn, antiphons and readings of Sunday II in Advent

Lauds to Vespers: Antiphons and proper texts, MD 22* ff; psalms of Sunday 

At Lauds, schema 1: Ps 50, 117, 62

Monday 5 December – Monday in the second week of Advent, Class III


Matins: Ordinary of Advent (Invitatory, hymn, versicles and chapter) with three readings of the Advent day 

Lauds to Vespers:Ordinary of Advent, MD 9* ff (Prime to None antiphons of wk II, MD 13* ff); collect (Sunday II), MD 11*; canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, MD 26-7*

Tuesday 6 December – Tuesday in the second week of Advent, Class IIISt Nicholas, memorial [EF: Class III]


Matins: Ordinary of Advent (Invitatory, hymn, versicles and chapter) with three readings of the Advent day 

Lauds to VespersOrdinary of Advent, MD 9* ff (Prime to None antiphons of wk II, MD 13* ff); collect (Sunday II), MD 11*; canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, MD 27*; for the commemoration at Lauds, MD [9-10]

Wednesday 7 December – St Ambrose, Class III

Matins: Invitatory and hymn from Common of a Confessor bishop; psalms and antiphons of Wednesday; first two readings of Wednesday in Advent week 2 (combine reading 2&3, omit responsory 2 of the feria); third reading and responsory of the feast; Chapter verse for a confessor bishop

Lauds: Antiphons and psalms of the day; chapter etc from Common of a Confessor Bishop, MD (64); collect, MD [10]. Commemoration of the feria, MD 27*/11*

Prime:  Antiphon 1 of Lauds from the Common

Terce to None: Antiphons and proper texts from Common, collect MD [10]
I Vespers of the Immaculate Conception, MD [11]; commemoration of the Advent feria, MD 27* (antiphon for the Magnificat)/17*(versicle)/11*(collect)

Thursday 8 December – The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Class I

Matins: Invitatory, hymn, antiphons and twelve lessons and responsories of the feast

Lauds: Festal psalms of Sunday with antiphons and rest from MD [13] ff; commemoration of the feria, MD 27*/11*

Prime: Antiphon 1 of Lauds of the feast

Terce to None: Antiphons, chapter, versicle and collect of the feast

Vespers: Psalms of I Vespers of the BVM, MD (119); antiphons and rest of the feast, MD [11] ff; Magnificat antiphon, MD [17]; commemoration of the Advent feria, MD 28*/17*/11*

Friday 9 December – Friday in the second week of Advent, Class III


Matins: Ordinary of Advent (Invitatory, hymn, versicles and chapter) with three readings

Lauds to Vespers:Ordinary of Advent, MD 9* ff (Prime to None antiphons of wk II); collect (Sunday II), MD 11*; canticle antiphons at Lauds and Vespers, MD 28*

Saturday 10 December – Saturday in the second week of Advent, Class III [In some places, Blessed Mark Barkworth, John Roberts and companions, memorial; EF: Commemoration of St Melchiades]

For Bl.  Mark Barkworth, MD 2**


Matins: Ordinary of Advent (Invitatory, hymn, versicles and chapter) with three readings

Lauds to VespersOrdinary of Advent, MD 9* ff (Prime to None antiphons of wk II, MD 13*ff); collect (Sunday II), MD 11*; canticle antiphon at Lauds, MD 28*

I Vespers of Third Sunday in Advent, MD 28* ff

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