So here's the next post on the subject of the New Lectionary. For previous posts, follow the Lectionary tag.
Joseph Shaw suggested that I should add to my data collection a list of all the Gospel passages that feature in the EF Missal to be read on Sundays, which do not feature in the new Lectionary for Sunday reading.
I demurred, initially, saying that wasn't my project, but he said: 'Well, for one thing the omission of passages which were in the historic cycle (Anglican and Lutheran too) is a bigger statement.'
I thought about this for a bit: clearly Bugnini wasn't thinking about amending the cycle of readings but replacing it. I doubted that he even did the comparison with the old Missal.
And the more I thought about that, the more the enormity of it struck me. The hubris of dumping the heritage of the Church's traditional cycle of Gospel readings without a second glance...
I will write more on that, when I consider what Bugnini said he was about.
But in the meantime, I decided to take up Joseph Shaw's suggestion, and here is the result: all the passages from the Gospels which were read on Sundays according to the Old Missal and are omitted from the New Lectionary Sunday Cycle. As before, I have put in bold those passages which are omitted, without a parallel passage from one of the other Gospels being read.
6:16-21 Fasting: when you fast... Do not store up treasures on earth...
8:1-13 Leper healed; Centurion’s servant. (St Mark’s and St Luke’s accounts, respectively, used)
8:23-27 Calming of the storm (St Mark’s account used)
26: 1- 13 Caiaphas plotting; the precious ointment; [St Mark's account used]
16:14 Later Jesus appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; he rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen him after he had risen. [only in St Mark]
8: 4 - 15 Parable of the sower (St Matthew’s account used)
11: 14- 23 But if it is through the finger of God that I cast out devils... (St Mark’s account used)
24 - 26 The return of the Unclean Spirit (the corresponding passage from St Matthew is also cut)
27 - 28 Happy the womb that bore you... (St Luke only)
14: 15- 24 The banquet and guests who refuse to come... (St Matthew’s account used)
18: 31- 34 The Son of Man to be handed over... (cut from St Matthew and St Mark as well)
35 - 43 Healing of the blind man at Jericho (St Mark’s account used)
21: 29 - 33 The fig tree (St Mark’s account used)
6: 59 He said this while teaching in the synagogue in Capernaum. (Only in St John)
8:46-59 you are a Samaritan, and possessed... Abraham saw my day and rejoiced, Before Abraham was, I AM. (Only in St John)
14: 30 -31 The prince of this world is on his way... I am doing exactly what the Father told me. (Only in St John)
16:1-4 They will put you out of the Synagogue. (Only in St John)
16: 5 - 11 None of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ ...because the prince of this world now stands condemned. (Only in St John)
16 - 22 What does he mean: you will no longer see me, then you will see me?... You are sad now... your hearts will be full of joy... (Only in St John)
16: 23-30 Ask and you will receive... the Father loves you...Now you are speaking plainly... the time will come when you are scattered... (Only in St John)
In broad terms I think this is consonant with my earlier musings about patterns...