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.

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 the third Sunday after Epiphany – January 25 to 30


Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Conversion of St Paul

Isaiah 49:1-13

Galatians 1:11-end

Isaiah 45:18-end

Philipians 3:1-14


Habakkuk 3:2-end

1 Corinthians 9

Zephaniah 1

1 Corinthians 10:1-11:1


Zephaniah 2

1 Corinthians 11:2-end

Zephaniah 3

1 Corinthians 12.1-27


Zechariah 11

1 Corinthians 12:27—13-end

Zechariah 13

1 Corinthians 14:1-19


Malachi 1

1 Corinth. 14:20-end

Malachi 2.1-16

1 Corinthians 15.1-34


Malachi 2.17-3.12

1 Corinthians 15.35-end

Mal. 3:13-4 end

1 Corinthians 16


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 of Septuagesima–February 1 to 6


Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer


Genesis 3

Matthew 15:29—16:12

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


Genesis 8:1-14

Matthew 17:1-23

Genesis 8:15—9:17

Romans 3


Genesis 11:1-9

Matthew 17:24—18:14

Genesis 11:27—12:10

Romans 4


Genesis 13

Matthew 18:15-end

Genesis 14

Romans 5


Genesis 15

Matthew 19:1-15

Genesis 16

Romans 6


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 adversity; through 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 8 to 13


Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer


Genesis 17:1-22

Matthew 19:16—20:16

Genesis 18

Romans 7


Gen 19:1-3,12-29

Matthew 20:17-end

Genesis 21

Romans 8:1-17


Genesis 22:1-19

Matthew 21:1-22

Genesis 23



Genesis 24:1-28

Matthew 21:23-end

Genesis 24.29-end

Romans 9


Gen 25:7-11,19-end

Matthew 22:1-33

Genesis 26:1-5,12-end

Romans 10


Genesis 27:1-40

Matthew 22:34—23:12

Genesis 27:41—28 end

Romans 11


O LORD, who has taught us that all our doings without charity are worth nothing: Send your Holy Spirit, and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity, the very bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whosoever lives is counted dead before you: Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.

Psalm 77.11-end
Old Testament Reading: Genesis 9:8-17
New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
The Gospel: St Luke 18:31-end

The week of Quinquagesima – February 15 to 20


Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

St Mathias

1 Samuel 2.27 – 35

Matthew 7.15-27

1 Samuel 16:1-13

Acts 20.17 – 35


Genesis 31:22-32:2

Matthew 24:1-28

Genesis 32:3-30

Romans 13

Ash Wednesday

Isaiah 58

Mark 2:13-22

Jonah 3

Hebrews 3:12-4:13


Genesis 33

Matthew 24:29-end

Genesis 35:1-20

Romans 14


Genesis 37

Matthew 25:1-30

Genesis 40

Romans 15


Genesis 41:1-40

Matthew 25:31-end

Genesis 41:41-end

Romans 16