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Commentaries on the Sunday Mass Readings of the Extraordinary Form

The reader may wish to view my Scripture Index for the daily and Sunday readings of the Extraordinary Form. It’s a work in progress. Commentaries and other resources for the Sunday and daily readings in the Ordinary Form (all Lectionary Cycles) can be found here. Due to the shear number of readings in the OF I doubt I’ll ever get around to indexing them.


First Sunday of Advent (Dominica I Adventus).
Second Sunday of Advent (Dominica II Adventus).
Third Sunday of Advent (Dominica III Adventus).
Fourth Sunday of Advent (Dominica IV Adventus).


Vigil Mass (In Vigilia Nativitatis Domini).
Mass at Night (Midnight Mass = Missa Prima).
Mass at Dawn (In Nativitatis Domini in Aurora).
Mass During the Day (In die Nativitatis Domini).
Sunday Within the Octave of Christmas (Dominica Infra Octavam Nativitatis).


Epiphany (In Epiphania Domini).
Second Sunday After Epiphany (Dominica II post Epiphaniam).
Third Sunday After Epiphany (Dominica III Post Epiphaniam).
Fourth Sunday After Epiphany (Dominica IV Post Epiphaniam).
Fifth Sunday After Epiphany (Dominica V Post Epiphaniam).
Sixth Sunday After Epiphany (Dominica VI Post Epiphaniam).
Septuagesima Sunday (Dominica in Septuagesima).
Sexagesima Sunday (Dominica in Sexagesima).
Quinquagesima Sunday (Dominica in Quinquagesima).


First Sunday of Lent (Dominica I in Quadragesima).
Second Sunday of Lent (Dominica II in Quadragesima).
Third Sunday of Lent (Dominica III in Quadragesima).
Fourth Sunday of Lent (Dominical IV in Quadragesima).
Passion Sunday (Dominica I Passionis).


Palm Sunday (Dominica II Passionis seu in Palmis).
Monday in Holy Week (Feria Secunda Hebdomadæ Sanctæ).
Tuesday in Holy Week (Feria Tertia Hebdomadæ Sanctæ).
Wednesday in Holy Week (Feria Quarta Hebdomadæ Sanctæ).
Holy Thursday (Feria Quinta in Coena Domini ).
Good Friday (Feria Sexta in Parasceve).
Holy Saturday (Sabbato Sancto).


Easter Sunday (Dominica Resurrectionis).
Low (or White) Sunday (Dominica in Albis in Octava Paschae ).
Second Sunday After Easter (Dominica II Post Pascha).
Third Sunday After Easter (Dominica III Post Pascha).
Fourth Sunday After Easter (Dominica IV Post Pascha).
Fifth Sunday After Easter (Dominica V Post Pascha).


Feast of the Ascension (In Ascensione Domini).
Sunday After the Ascension (Dominica post Ascensionem).


Pentecost Sunday (Dominica Pentecostes).
Trinity Sunday (Dominica Sanctissimae Trinitatis).
Second Sunday After Pentecost (Dominica II post Octavam Pentecostes).
Third Sunday After Pentecost (Dominica III Post Pentecosten).
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Dominica IV Post Pentecosten).
Fifth Sunday After Pentecost (Dominica V Post Pentecosten).
Sixth Sunday After Pentecost (Dominica VI Post Pentecosten).
Seventh Sunday After Pentecost (Dominica VII Post Pentecosten).
Eighth Sunday After Pentecost (Dominica VIII Post Pentecosten).
!!!. Transfiguration of the Lord.
Ninth Sunday After Pentecost.
Tenth Sunday After Pentecost (Dominica X Post Pentecosten).
Eleventh Sunday After Pentecost (Dominica XI Post Pentecosten).
Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost (Dominica XII Post Pentecosten).
Thirteenth Sunday After Pentecost (Dominica XIII Post Pentecosten).
Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost (Dominica XIV Post Pentecosten).
Fifteenth Sunday After Pentecost (Dominica XV Post Pentecosten).
Sixteenth Sunday After Pentecost (Dominica XVI Post Pentecosten).
Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost (Dominica XVII Post Pentecosten).
Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost (Dominica XVIII Post Pentecosten).
Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost (Dominica XIX Post Pentecosten).
Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost (Dominica XX Post Pentecosten).
Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost (Dominica XXI Post Pentecosten).
Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost (Dominica XXII Post Pentecosten).
Twenty-Third Sunday After Pentecost (Dominica XXIII Post Pentecosten).

!!! Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost. In 2017 uses Mass and readings for the 6th Sunday after Epiphany.
Last Sunday After Pentecost (Dominica XXIV et ultima Post Pentecosten).





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