Tuesday, December 26, 2017


Definition of ORDO
a list of offices and feasts of the  Church for each day of the year

Some Resources for Daily Readings, collects and biographical information

For All the Saints
A resource to accompany the Calendar of Holy Persons in the BAS. It includes propers for memorials, commemorations, and saints’ days, along with biographical information and primary source readings.
Download the PDF HERE

Holy Women, Holy Men
The liturgical calendar of the Episcopal Church of the USA
Download the PDF HERE

The Lectionary Page
Lesser Feasts and Fasts, and additions from a Great Cloud of Witnesses 
Calendar with links to the Collects and Readings for each day.
Find the website HERE

Download SSJD's January Ordo HEREPlease note that many monastic communities follow their own list of commemorations and many of the celebrations will not be listed in any of these resources.
Sunday Eucharist - Year B; Weekday Eucharist and Divine Office - Year 2Please Note: FAS = For All the Saints; HWHM = Holy Women, Holy Men;
for Special Collect/Propers
Mo 1 The Naming of Jesus (D-PS)
World Day of Peace. New Year's Day. BAS p 277
1. The Naming of Jesus
2. World Day of Peace
3. New Year's Day (Special Collect)
Tu 2 St Basil the Great and St Gregory Nazianzen, Bishops and Doctors, 379, 389 (FAS)We 3 St Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury and Martyr, 1170 (FAS) (S)Fr 5 at EP: 1st EP of the Epiphany of the Lord (PF) (see BAS p 457)Sa 6 The Epiphany of the Lord, BAS p 279 (PF)
at EP: Collects 1. Epiphany
2. Baptism of the Lord
Su 7 The Baptism of the Lord. (First Sunday After Epiphany, Proper 1), BAS p 348Tu 9 RequiemWe 10 William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury and Martyr, 1645, (FAS) (C)
at EP: 1st EP of the Holy Innocents (D)
Psalm 23 1st Lesson: Isaiah 60: 4-9
2nd Lesson: Revelation 21: 1-7
Th 11 The Holy Innocents, BAS p 398 (D)
(At the Holy Eucharist, use Jeremiah 31: 15-17 for Epistle)
Fr 12 John Horden, Missionary, Bishop of Moosonee, 1893 (FAS) (C)Su 14 Second Sunday after Epiphany (Proper 2), BAS p 349-35
Henry Irwin, Missionary in British Columbia, 1902 (BAS Common of a Missionary) (C)
Mo 15 Richard Meux Benson, Religious, Founder of the Society of St John the Evangelist,
1915 (FAS) (C)
Tu 16 St Anthony, Abbot in Egypt, 356 (FAS) (S)
at EP: 1st EP of the Consecration of the Convent Chapel of St John the Divine (D-PS)
Psalms 48, 122 1st Lesson: Haggai 2: 1-9
2nd Lesson: 1 Cor 3: 9-17

18-25 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Unity Candle burns all week, and Unity Collect at
each Office
We 17 The Consecration of the Convent Chapel of St John the Divine (D-PS) (Special
at MP: Psalm 132 Lesson: John 10: 22-30
EP: Psalms 29, 46 1st Lesson: 1 Kings 8: 54-62
2nd Lesson: Hebrews 10: 19-25
Th 18 The Confession of St Peter the Apostle, BAS p 399 (D)Su 21 Third Sunday after Epiphany (Proper 3), BAS p 350-351
St Agnes, Martyr, 304 (FAS) (S)
We 24 Francis de Sales, Bishop of Geneva, Doctor, 1622 (FAS) (S)
at EP: 1st EP the Conversion of St Paul the Apostle (D)
Psalms 48, 122 or 84, 150 1st Lesson: Isaiah 52: 7-10
2nd Lesson: Acts 26: 9-23
Th 25 The Conversion of St Paul the Apostle, BAS p 400 (D)Fr 26 St Timothy and St Titus, Apostolic Men and Missionaries (FAS) (S)Sa 27 St John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor, 407 (FAS) (S)Su 28 Fourth Sunday after Epiphany (Proper 4), BAS 352-353
St Thomas Aquinas, Friar and Doctor, 1274 (HWHM) (S

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