ASK FATHER: Book with all the Scripture readings for the TLM and when the same occur in the Novus Ordo?

From a deacon…


Is there a resource containing the readings, especially the gospels, for the TLM and where those same readings occur in the Ordinary Form.

YES!   There is!

Every priest needs this book.

Matthew Hazell did us an incredible service when he put together his:

Index Lectionum: A Comparative Table of Readings for the Ordinary and Extraordinary Forms of the Roman Rite (Lectionary Study Aids) (Volume 1)


About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. Mike_in_Kenner says:

    The Sunday Sermons of the Great Fathers, republished by Ignatius Press, is keyed to the EF calendar but also has a concordance in it that shows when Sunday gospels (or at least parts of them) from the EF calendar appear in the Sundays of the OF calendar (covering the cycle of Years A, B, and C). The obvious idea is that it would be a useful resource for preaching preparation.

  2. acardnal says:

    I’m unable to locate the book you referenced. Do you have a link you can post?

  3. Mike_in_Kenner says:

    I’m surprised to see that it looks like Ignatius Press is no longer selling that item. (I must have bought my set about 17 years ago.) But I do see that an electronic version, also with the concordance between the EF and OF calendars, is availalbe from Logos:
    I suppose the books or used copies of the 4-volume set may be available from various sources, but a few offers I just saw online were extremely high prices.

  4. d t says:


    You can see an earlier edition here (no concordance that Mike_in_Kenner mentions, though):

  5. G1j says:


    There are 4 volume sets and miscellaneous single volumes for sale on EBay. I just checked on there.

  6. Gregg the Obscure says:

    The website of Fr. Felix Just can be useful for such things too:

    aside – Felix Just is such an outstanding name. I only hope he has some female relative named Mercedes Just.

  7. acardnal says:

    Thanks all above for the links to the book volumes!

  8. Sunday Sermons of the Great Fathers



  9. JDBenedictH says:

    Does this book also go the other way and show which readings are the in the OF but not the EF?

  10. mhazell says:

    @JDBenedictH: Yes! It is a full comparative table, so all the OF and EF readings are contained in it.

  11. bigtex says:

    I would be curious to know which scriptures from the Latin Mass were excluded from the Novus Ordo. In light of Nostra Aetate, I would venture to guess quite a bit about a certain tribe.

  12. exNOAAman says:

    Ooof. It’s worth clicking on the Amazon link FrZ posted just to see the disparity between the hardback price – vs- paperback. And, while you’re there, the mission of the St. Pius X press is worth a look too.

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