The lectionary for the third Sunday of Advent

11 December 2022 Collect O Lord Jesu Christ, who at thy first coming didst send thy messenger to prepare thy way before thee; grant that the ministers and stewards of thy mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready thy way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at thy second coming to judge the world we may … Continue reading The lectionary for the third Sunday of Advent

The lectionary for the first Sunday of Advent

27 November 2022 Collect Almighty God,Give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness,and put upon us the armour of light,now in the time of this mortal life,in which thy Son Jesus Christcame to visit us in great humility;that in the last day,when he shall come again in his glorious Majestyto judge both the quick and the dead,we may rise to the … Continue reading The lectionary for the first Sunday of Advent

The lectionary for Sunday 20 November: the kingship of Christ

The first reading: Jeremiah 23: 1-6 Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the Lord. Therefore, thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who shepherd my people: It is you who have scattered my flock, and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. So I will attend to you for … Continue reading The lectionary for Sunday 20 November: the kingship of Christ

Lectionary for the Sunday between 13-19 November

13 November 2022 Collect O God, whose blessed Son was manifested that he might destroy the works of the devil, and make us the sons of God, and heirs of eternal life; Grant us, we beseech thee, that, having this hope, we may purify ourselves, even as he is pure; that when he shall appear again with power and great glory, we may be made … Continue reading Lectionary for the Sunday between 13-19 November

Lectionary for the Sunday between 6-12 November

6 November 2022 Collect Almighty Father,whose will is to restore all thingsin your beloved Son, the king of all:Govern the hearts and minds of those in authority,and bring the families of the nations,divided and torn apart by the ravages of sin,to be subject to his just and gentle rule;who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,one God, now and for ever. Amen. … Continue reading Lectionary for the Sunday between 6-12 November

The lectionary for the fourth Sunday after The Epiphany

30 January 2022 Collect Creator God,who in the beginningcommanded the light to shine out of darkness:We pray that the light of the glorious gospel of Christmay dispel the darkness of ignorance and unbelief,shine into the hearts of all your people,and reveal the knowledge of your gloryin the face of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The First Reading: Ezekiel 43: 27 – 44: 4 When these … Continue reading The lectionary for the fourth Sunday after The Epiphany

The lectionary for the third Sunday after the Epiphany

23 January 2022 Collect Almighty God,whose Son revealed in signs and miraclesthe wonder of your saving presence:Renew your people with your heavenly grace,and in all our weaknesssustain us by your mighty power;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The First Reading: Nehemiah 8: 1-3, 5-6, 8-10 All the people gathered together into the square before the Water Gate. They told the scribe Ezra to bring the … Continue reading The lectionary for the third Sunday after the Epiphany

The lectionary for the second Sunday after the Epiphany

16 January 2022 Collect Almighty God,in Christ you make all things new:Transform the poverty of our natureby the riches of your grace,and in the renewal of our livesmake known your heavenly glory;through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. The First Reading: Isaiah 62: 1-5 For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest, until her vindication shines out like … Continue reading The lectionary for the second Sunday after the Epiphany

The lectionary for the first Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Christ

9 January 2022 The First Reading: Isaiah 43: 1-7 But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when … Continue reading The lectionary for the first Sunday after the Epiphany: The Baptism of Christ