These readings are from The Church of England’s authorised Tables of Lessons 1922.  The 1922 lectionary was the first Anglican daily office lectionary to be organized around the Ecclesiastical year rather than the Calendar year, as is found in the original Book of Common Prayer. These newer daily office lectionaries are designed to fit better with and so enhance the doctrinal and thus salvific purposes of the traditional Western Eucharistic lectionary for Sundays and holy days.

It leads us each year through most of the Old Testament once and the whole New Testament twice.  The readings are longer than you might be used to, but just let them wash over you and shape your soul like a rock in a river that is gradually shaped by the current.  If you miss a bit, just pick up on the present day’s readings when you return.  Or if it is too much, chose just the Old Testament or Gospel or Epistle readings. We begin to celebrate a particular Feast day on the night before with special readings related to it.

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The Second Sunday after Epiphany 

Almighty and everlasting God, who governs all things in heaven and earth: 
Mercifully hear the supplications of your people, and grant us your peace all the days of our life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Psalm 107.13-22
Old Testament Reading: 2 Kings 4:1-17
New Testament Reading: Romans 12:6-16a
The Gospel: St John 2:1-11

The Week of Epiphany II – January 17 to 22

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

Jonah 1 and 2

Matthew 12:22-end

Jonah 3 and 4

1 Corinthians 1:1-25

Tuesday

Micah 1

Matthew 13:1-23

Micah 2

1 Corinthians 1:26—2: -end

Wednesday

Micah 3

Matthew 13:24-43

Micah 4—5:1

1 Corinthians 3

Thursday

Micah 5:2-end

Matthew 13:44-end

Micah 6

1 Corinthians 4.1-17

Friday

Micah 7

Matthew 14

Nahum 1

1 Corinthians 4:18—5 end

Saturday

Nahum 2

Matthew 15:1-28

Nahum 3

1 Corinthians 6

The Third Sunday after Epiphany

Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth your right hand to help and defend us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Psalm 102.15-22
Old Testament Reading: 2 Kings 6:14b-23
New Testament Reading: Romans 12:16b-21
The Gospel: St Matthew 8:1-13

The Week of Epiphany III – January 24 to 29

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

Habakkuk 1

1 Corinthians 7

Jeremiah 1:4-10

Acts 26:1-23

Conversion of St Paul

Isaiah 49:1-13

Galatians 1:11-end

Isaiah 45:18-end

Philipians 3:1-14

Wednesday

Zephaniah 2

1 Corinthians 11:2-end

Zephaniah 3

1 Corinthians 12.1-27

Thursday

Zechariah 11

1 Corinthians 12:27—13-end

Zechariah 13

1 Corinthians 14:1-19

Friday

Malachi 1

1 Corinth. 14:20-end

Malachi 2.1-16

1 Corinthians 15.1-34

Saturday

Malachi 2.17-3.12

1 Corinthians 15.35-end

Mal. 3:13-4 end

1 Corinthians 16

The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

Grant, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we, who for our evil deeds do worthily deserve to be punished, by the comfort of thy grace may mercifully be relieved; through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen.

Psalm 97
New Testament Reading: Romans 13.1-7
The Gospel: St Matthew 8:23-34

The Week of Epiphany IV – January 31 to February 5

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

Jeremiah 1  

2 Corinthians 1.1-2.11

Jeremiah 2.1-13

2 Corinthians 2.12-3 end

Tuesday

Jeremiah 4.1-18

2 Corinthians 4

Exodus 13:11-16

Galatians 4:1-7

Purification of the BVM

1 Sam 1:21-end

Hebrews 10:1-10

Haggai 2:1-9

Romans 12:1-5

Thursday

Jeremiah 7.1-28

2 Corinthians 8

Jeremiah 8

2 Corinthians 9

Friday

Jeremiah 9.1-24

2 Corinthians 10

Jeremiah 10

2 Corinthians 11

Saturday

Jeremiah 14

2 Corinthians 12.1-13

Jeremiah 15

2 Corinthians 12.14-13 end

The Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

New Testament Reading: Colossians 3:12-17
The Gospel: St Matthew 13:24-30

The Week of Epiphany V – February 7 to 12

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

Jeremiah 17:1-18

Acts 15:1-29

Jeremiah 17:19-end

Acts 15:30-16:5

Tuesday

Jeremiah 18:1-17

Acts 16:6-end

Jeremiah 20

Acts 17:1-15

Wednesday

Jeremiah 23:9-32

Acts 17:16-end

Jeremiah 30:1-22

Acts 18:1-23

Thursday

Jeremiah 31:1-20

Acts 18:24-19:7

Jeremiah 31:23-end

Acts 19:8-20

Friday

Jeremiah 33:1-13

Acts 19:21-end

Jeremiah 33:14-end

Acts 20:1-16

Saturday

Ezekiel 1

Acts 20:17-end

Jeremiah 11:1-13

Acts 21:1-16

Septuagesima

O LORD, we beseech you favourably to hear the prayers of your people; that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by your goodness, for the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Saviour, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.  Amen.

Psalm 9.10-20
Old Testament Reading: Genesis 1:1-5
New Testament Reading: I Corinthians 9:24-27
The Gospel: St Matthew 20:1-16

The Week septuagesima – February 14 to 19

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

Genesis 3

Matthew 15:29—16:12

Genesis 4:1-16

Romans 1

Tuesday

Genesis 6:5-end

Matthew 16:13-end

Genesis 7

Romans 2

Wednesday

Genesis 8:1-14

Matthew 17:1-23

Genesis 8:15—9:17

Romans 3

Thursday

Genesis 11:1-9

Matthew 17:24—18:14

Genesis 11:27—12:10

Romans 4

Friday

Genesis 13

Matthew 18:15-end

Genesis 14

Romans 5

Saturday

Genesis 15

Matthew 19:1-15

Genesis 16

Romans 6

Sexagesima

O LORD God, who sees that we do not put our trust in any thing that we do: Mercifully grant that by your power we may be defended against all adversitythrough Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

Psalm 83.1-2, 13-end
Old Testament Reading: Genesis 3:9-19
New Testament Reading: 2 Corinthians 11:19-31
The Gospel: St Luke 8:4-15

The Week of Sexagesima – February 21 to 26

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

Genesis 17:1-22

Matthew 19:16—20:16

Genesis 18

Romans 7

Tuesday

Gen 19:1-3,12-29

Matthew 20:17-end

Genesis 21

Romans 8:1-17

Wednesday

Genesis 22:1-19

Matthew 21:1-22

Isaiah 22:15-22

John 15:1-16

St Mathias

1 Samuel 2.27 – 35

Matthew 7.15-27

1 Samuel 16.1 – 13

Acts 20.17 – 35

Friday

Gen 25:7-11,19-end

Matthew 22:1-33

Genesis 26:1-5,12-end

Romans 10

Saturday

Genesis 27:1-40

Matthew 22:34—23:12

Genesis 27:41—28 end

Romans 11

 

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The Twenty Second Sunday after Trinity

O Almighty and most merciful God, of your bountiful goodness keep us, we beseech you, from all things that may hurt us; that we, being ready both in body and soul, may cheerfully accomplish those things that you would have us do; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 Psalm 133
Old Testament Reading: Genesis 45.1-7,15
New Testament Reading: Philippians 1:3-11
The Gospel: St Matthew 18:21-35

The Week of Trinity XXII – November 1 to 6

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

All Saints

Wisdom 5.1 – 16

Revelation 19.6-10

Ecclesiasticus 44.1-15

Revelation 7.9 – end

Tuesday

Ecclesiastes 3.1-15

Luke 20.1-26

Ecclesiastes 3.16-4.6

Luke 20.27-21.4

Wednesday

Ecclesiastes 4:7-end

Luke 21:5-end

Ecclesiastes 5

Luke 22:1-38

Thursday

Ecclesiastes 6

Luke 22:39-53

Ecclesiastes 7:1-14

Luke 22:54-end

Friday

Ecclesiastes 7:15-end

Luke23:1-25

Ecclesiastes 8

Luke 23:26-49

Saturday

Ecclesiastes 9

Luke 23:50-24:12

Ecclesiastes 10:5-18

Luke 24:13-end

The Twenty Third Sunday after Trinity

Grant, we beseech you, merciful Lord, to your faithful people pardon and peace; that they may be cleansed from all their sins, and serve you with a quiet mind; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 Psalm  44:1-9
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 11:1-10
New Testament Reading: Philippians 3:17-21
The Gospel: St Matthew 22:15-22

The Week of Trinity XXIII – November 8 to 13

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

Ecclesiasticus 1:1-10

Acts 1

Ecclesiasticus 1:11-end

Acts 2:1-21

Tuesday

Ecclesiasticus 2

Acts 2:22-end

Ecclesiasticus  14:20-end

John 1:35-42

St Andrew

Zechariah 8:20-end

John 12:20-32

Ezekiel 47:1-12

1 Corinthians 1:18-end

Thursday

Ecclus 6:14-31

Acts 5:12—6:7

Ecclesiasticus 7:27-end

Acts 6:8—7:16

Friday

Ecclus 10:6-8,12-24

Acts 7:17-34

Ecclesiasticus 11.7-28

Acts 7.35-8.4

Saturday

Ecclus 14.20-15.10

Acts 8.4-25

Ecclus 15.11-end

Acts 8.26-end

 The Twenty Fourth Sunday after Trinity

STIR up, we beseech you, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may from you be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 Psalm  85:1-7
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 55:6-11
New Testament Reading: Colossians 1:3-12
The Gospel: St Matthew 9:18-26

The Week of Trinity XXIV – November 15 to 20

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

Ecclesiasticus 16:17-end

Acts 9:1-31

Ecclesiasticus 17:1-24

Acts 9:32-end

Tuesday

Ecclesiasticus 18:1-14

Acts 10:1-23

Ecclesiasticus 19:13-end

Acts 10:24-end

Wednesday

Ecclesiasticus 21:1-17

Acts 11:1-18

Ecclesiasticus 22:6-22

Acts 11:19-end

Thursday

Ecclesiasticus 22:27—23:15

Acts 12:1-24

Ecclesiasticus 24:1-22

Acts 12:25—13:12

Friday

Ecclesiasticus 24:23-end

Acts13:13-43

Ecclesiasticus 27:30—28:9

Acts 13:44—14:7

Saturday

Ecclesiasticus 31:1-11

Acts 14:8-end

Ecclesiasticus 34:9-end

Acts 15:1-21

The Sunday Next Before Advent

STIR up, we beseech you, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people; that they, plenteously bringing forth the fruit of good works, may from you be plenteously rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 Psalm 85:8-end
Old Testament Reading: Jeremiah 23:5-8
New Testament Reading: Colossians 1:13-20
The Gospel: St John 6:5-14

The Week of the Sunday Next Before Advent – November 22 to 27 

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

Wisdom 1

Revelation 1

Wisdom 2

Revelation 2

Tuesday

Wisdom 3:1-9

Revelation 3

Wisdom 4:7-end

Revelation 4

Wednesday

Wisdom 5:1-16

Revelation 5

Wisdom 6:1-21

Revelation 6

Thursday

Wisdom 7:15—8:4

Revelation 7

Wisdom 8:5-18

Rev. 10 and 11:1-4

Friday

Wisdom 8:21—9 end

Rev. 11:15-12 end

Wisdom 10:15—11:10

Revelation 14:1-13

Saturday

Wisdom 11:21—12:2

Revelation 18

Wisdom 12:12-21

Revelation 19:1-16

The First Sunday in Advent

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 your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious Majesty, to judge both the quick and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who is alive and reigns with your and the Holy Spirit, now and ever.  Amen.

 Psalm 25:1-9
Old Testament Reading: Micah 4:1-7
New Testament Reading: Romans 13:8-14
The Gospel: St Matthew 21:1-13

The Week of the First Sunday in Advent – November 29 to December 4

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

Isaiah 3:1-15

Mark 1:1-20

Ecclesiasticus 14:20-end

John 1:35-42

St Andrew’s

Zechariah 8:20-end

John 12:20-32

Ezekiel 47:1-12

1 Corinthians 1:18-end

Wednesday

Isaiah 6

Mark 2:1-22

Isaiah 8:16—9:7

James 2:14-end

Thursday

Isaiah 9:8—10:4

Mark 2:23—3:12

Isaiah 10:5-23

James 3

Friday

Isaiah 10:24—11:9

Mark 3:13-end

Isaiah 11:10-12 end

James 4

Saturday

Isaiah 13:1—14:2

Mark 4:1-20

Isaiah 14:3-27

James 5

The Second Sunday in Advent

Blessed Lord, who has caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant that we may in such wise hear, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that by patience, and comfort of your holy Word, we may embrace, and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Saviour Jesus Christ.  Amen.

 Psalm  50:1-6
Old Testament Reading: 2 Kings 22:8-13; 23:1-3
New Testament Reading: Romans 15:4-13
The Gospel: St Luke 21:25-33

The Week of the Second Sunday in Advent – December 6 to 11

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

Isaiah 17

Mark 4:21-end

Isaiah 18

1 Peter 1:1-21

Tuesday

Isaiah 19:1-17

Mark 5:1-20

Isaiah 19:18-end

1 Peter 1:22-2:10

Wednesday

Isaiah 21:1-12

Mark 5:21-end

Isaiah 22:1-14

1 Peter 2:11-3:7

Thursday

Isaiah 24

Mark 6:1-13

Isaiah 28:1-13

1 Peter 3:8-4:6

Friday

Isaiah 28:14-end

Mark 6:14-29

Isaiah 29:1-14

1 Peter 4:7-end

Saturday

Isaiah 29:15-end

Mark 6:30-end

Isaiah 30:1-18

1 Peter 5

The Third Sunday in Advent

LORD Jesu Christ, who at your first coming did send your messenger to prepare the way before you: Grant that the ministers and stewards of your mysteries may likewise so prepare and make ready your way, by turning the hearts of the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, that at your second coming to judge the world we may be found an acceptable people in your sight, who lives and reigns with the Father and the Holy Spirit, ever one God, world without end.  Amen.

 Psalm  80:1-7
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 35:1-10
New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5
The Gospel: St Matthew 11:2-10

The Week of the Third Sunday in Advent – December 13 to 18

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

Isaiah 10:19-end

Mark 7:1-23

Isaiah 31

1 John 1:-2:6

Tuesday

Isaiah 38:1-20

Mark 7:24—8:10

Isaiah 40:1-11

1 John 2:7-end

Wednesday

Isaiah 40:12-end

Mark 8:11—9:1

Isaiah 41

1 John 3

Thursday

Isaiah 42:1-17

Mark 9:2-32

Isaiah 42:18—43:13

1 John 4

Friday

Isaiah 43:14-44.5

Mark 9:33-end

Isaiah 44:6-23

1 John 5

Saturday

Isaiah 44:24-45.13

Mark 10.1-31

Isaiah 45:14-end

2 John

The Fourth Sunday in Advent

Almighty God, who has given us your only-begotten Son to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be born of a pure Virgin: Grant that we being regenerate, and made your children by adoption and grace, may daily be renewed by your Holy Spirit; through the same our Lord Jesus Christ,
who lives and reigns with you and the same Spirit, ever one God, world without end.  Amen
.

 Psalm 145:17-end
Old Testament Reading: Isaiah 40:1-9
New Testament Reading: Philippians 4:4-7
The Gospel: St John 19-28

The Week of the Fourth Sunday in Advent – December 20 to 25

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

Isaiah 46

Mark 10.32-end

2 Samuel 15:17-21

John 11:1-16

St Thomas

Job 42:1-6

John 14:1-7

Isaiah 35

1 Peter 1:3-9

Wednesday

Isaiah 51.1-16

Mark 11.27-12.12

Isaiah 51.17-52.12

2 Peter 1

Thursday

Isaiah 52.13-53.end

Mark 12.13-34

Isaiah 54 2 Peter 2

Christmas Eve

Isaiah 56:1-8 Mark 12:35-13:13

Zechariah 2.10-end

Titus 2.11-3.7

CHRISTMAS

Isaiah 9:2-7

Luke 2:1-20

Isaiah 7:10-14

1 John 4:7-end