These readings are from The Church of England’s 1955 draft revision of the authorized 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.  The grey highlighted boxes are special readings related to a particular Feast day which we begin to celebrate the night before.

The Week of Trinity XIX – 19 to 24 October 2020

THE COLLECT.  
O GOD, forasmuch as without thee we are not able to please thee; Mercifully grant, that thy Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen. 

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

Zech. 3

1 Tim. 1:1-17

Zech. 4

Heb. 5:11-6:end

Tuesday

Zech. 6:9-15

1 Tim.1:18-2:15

Zech. 7

Heb. 7

Wednesday

Zech. 8

1 Tim. 3

Zech. 11

Heb. 8

Thursday

Zech. 13

1 Tim. 4

Hag. 2:10-23

Heb. 9:1-14

Friday

Ezra 5

1 Tim. 5

Ezra 6

Heb. 9:15-end

Saturday

Ezra 7

1 Tim. 6

Ezra 8:15-36

Heb. 10:1-18

 

The Week of Trinity XX – October 26- 31

THE COLLECT. 
Lord, we beseech you, grant your people grace to avoid the infections of the devil and with pure hearts and minds to follow you the only God; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

Zechariah 3

1 Timothy 1:1-17

Zechariah 4

Hebrews 5:11–6 end

Tuesday

Zechariah 6:9-end

1 Timothy 1:18–2 end

Zechariah 7

Hebrews 7

Wednesday

Zechariah 8

1 Timothy 3

Zechariah 11

Hebrews 8

Thursday

Zechariah 13

1 Timothy 4

Haggai 2:10-end

Hebrews 9:1-14

Friday

Ezra 5

1 Timothy 5

Ezra 6

Hebrews 9:15-end

Saturday

Ezra 7

1 Timothy 6

Ezra 8:15-end

Hebrews 10:1-18

 

The Week of Trinity XXI – November 2 to 7

THE COLLECT.
O God, forasmuch as without you we are not able to please you; Mercifully grant, that your Holy Spirit may in all things direct and rule our hearts; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

All Souls

Job 41

1 Timothy 6

Job 42

Luke 9.1-17

Tuesday

Daniel 4:1-18

James 2:1-13

Daniel 4:19-end

James 2:14-end

Wednesday

Daniel 7:9-end

James 3

Daniel 9

James 4

Thursday

Daniel 10

James 5

Daniel 12

1 Peter 1:1-12

Friday

Esther 1

1 Peter 1:13-end

Esther 2

1 Peter 2:1-10

Saturday

Esther 3

1 Peter 2:11–3:7

Esther 4

1 Peter 3:8-end

 

The Week of Trinity XXII – November 9 to 14

THE COLLECT.  
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.

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

Esther 5

1 Peter 4:1-11

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

Wednesday

Ecclesiasticus 3

1 John 2:7-17

Ecclesiasticus 4

1 John 2:18-end

Thursday

Ecclesiasticus 5

1 John 3:1-18

Ecclesiasticus 6:1–7:14

1 John 3:19–4:6

Friday

Ecclesiasticus 7:15-end

1 John 4:7-end

Ecclesiasticus 8

1 John 5

Saturday

Ecclesiasticus 9

2 John

Ecclesiasticus 10

3 John

 

The Week of Trinity XXIII – November 16 to 21

THE COLLECT.
O GOD, our refuge and strength, who is the author of all godliness: Be ready, we beseech you, to hear the devout prayers of your Church; and grant that those things which we ask faithfully we may obtain effectually; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

1 Maccabees 1:1-19

Acts 1

1 Macc. 1:20-40

Acts 2:1-21

Tuesday

1 Maccabees 1:41-end

Acts 2:22-end

1 Maccabees 2:1-28

Acts 3:1-4:4

Wednesday

1 Maccabees 2:29-48

Acts 4:5-31

1 Maccabees 2:49-end

Acts 4:32–5:11

Thursday

1 Maccabees 3:1-26

Acts 5:12-end

1 Maccabees 3:27-41

Acts 6:1–7:16

Friday

1 Maccabees 4:1-25

Acts 7:17-34

1 Maccabees 4:26-35

Acts 7:35-8:4

Saturday

1 Maccabees 4:36-end

Acts 8:4-25

1 Maccabees 6:1-17

Acts 8:26-end

The Week of the Sunday Next Before Advent – November 23 to 28

THE COLLECT.
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.

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

Wisdom 1

Matthew 5:1-16

Wisdom 2

Revelation 1

Tuesday

Wisdom 3:1-19

Matthew 5:17-48

Wisdom 4:7-20

Revelation 2:1-17

Wednesday

Wisdom 5:1-16

Matthew 6:1-18

Wisdom 6:1-21

Revelation 2:18–3:6

Thursday

Wisdom 7:15–8:4

Matthew 6:19-end

Wisdom 8:5-18

Revelation 3:7-end

Friday

Wisdom 8:21–9:18

Matthew 7:1-14

Wisdom 10:15–11:10

Revelation 4

Saturday

Wisdom 11:21–12:2

Matthew 7:15-29

Wisdom 12:12-21

Revelation 5

The Week of the First Sunday in Advent – November 30 to December 5

THE 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 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.

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

Isaiah 3:1-15

Mark 1:1-20

Isaiah 4:2-end

Revelation 6

Tuesday

Isaiah 6

Mark 1:21-end

Isaiah 8:16-9:7

Revelation 7

Wednesday

Isaiah 9:8-10:4

Mark 2:1-22

Isaiah 10:5-23

Revelation 8

Thursday

Isaiah 10:24-end

Mark 2:23-3:12

Isaiah 13:1-14:2

Revelation 9

Friday

Isaiah 14:3-27

Mark 3:13-end

Isaiah 17

Revelation 10

Saturday

Isaiah 18

Mark 4:1-20

Isaiah 19:1-17

Revelation 11

The Week of the Second Sunday in Advent – December 7 to 12

THE COLLECT.
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. 

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

Isaiah 19:18-end

Mark 4:21-end

Isaiah 21:1-12

Revelation 12

Tuesday

Isaiah 22:1-14

Mark 5:1-20

Isaiah 24

Revelation 13

Wednesday

Isaiah 28:1-8

Mark 5:21-end

Isaiah 29:1-14

Revelation 14

Thursday

Isaiah 29:15-end

Mark 6:1-13

Isaiah 30:19-end

Revelation 15

Friday

Isaiah 31

Mark 6:14-29

Isaiah 38:1-20

Revelation 16

Saturday

Isaiah 40:12-end

Mark 6:30-end

Isaiah 41

Revelation 17

 

The Week of the Third Sunday in Advent – December 14 to 19

THE COLLECT.
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. 

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

Isaiah 42:1-17

Mark 7:1-23

Isaiah 42:18-43:13

Revelation 18

Tuesday

Isaiah 43:14-44:5

Mark 7:24-8:10

Isaiah 44:6-23

Revelation 19

Wednesday (Ember)

Isaiah 44:24-45:13

Mark 8:11-9:1

Isaiah 45:14-end

Revelation 20

Thursday

Isaiah 46

Mark 9:2-32

Isaiah 47

Revelation 21:1-14

Friday (Ember)

Isaiah 48

Mark 9:33-end

Isaiah 49:1-13

Revelation 21:15-22:5

Saturday (Ember)

Isaiah 49:14-end

Mark 10:1-31

Isaiah 50:4-10

Revelation 22:6-end

Fourth Sunday after Advent and Christmas Week – December 21 to 26

THE COLLECT.
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.

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

St Thomas

Job 42:1-6

John 14:1-7

Isaiah 35

1 Peter 1:3-9

Tuesday

Isaiah 52:13-53 end

Mark 11:1-26

Isaiah 54

Jude 17-end

Wednesday

Isaiah 56:1-8

Mark 11:27-12:12 

Isaiah 57:15-end

2 Peter 1

Christmas Eve

Isaiah 59

Mark 12.13-34

Zechariah 2.10-end

Hebrews 2:10-18

CHRISTMAS

Isaiah 9:2-7

Matthew 1:18-25

Isaiah 7:10-14

1 John 4:7-end

St Stephen

Genesis 4:1-10

Acts 6

2 Chronicles 24:15-22

Acts 7:59—8:8

The week of Sunday after Christmas Day– December 28 to January 2

THE COLLECT.
O God, who by the leading of a star manifest your only-begotten Son to the Gentiles; Mercifully grant, that we, who know you now by faith, may at last behold your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Innocents’ Day

Baruch 4:21-27

Revelation 6:9-11

Jeremiah 31:1-17

Matthew 18:1-10

Tuesday

Ruth 1:1-18

John 1:14-18

Ruth 1:19-2:13

Matthew 11:2-6

Wednesday

Ruth 2:14-end

John 3:16-21

Ruth 3

Matthew 16:13-20

Thursday

Ruth 4:1-17

John 6:41-58

Micah 4:8-5:4

Luke 22:24-30

Octave Day of Christmas (Jan 1)

Genesis 17:1-13 

Romans 2:17-29

Deuteronomy 30

Colossians 2:8-15

Saturday

Isaiah 63:1-6

Matthew 1:18-end

Isaiah 63:7-end

1 Thessalonians 1

Epiphany (in the week of)– January 4 to 9

THE COLLECT.
O LORD, we beseech you mercifully to receive the prayers of your people who call upon you; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfill the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

Isaiah 65.17-end

Matthew 3.1-4.11

Isaiah 66, 1-9

1 Thessalonians 2.17—3 end

Tuesday

Isaiah 66.10-end

Matthew 4.12—5:16

Isaiah 60:1-7

Romans 15.8-21

Epiphany

Isaiah 49:1-13

Luke 3:15-22

Isaiah 60:9-end

John 2:1-11

Thursday

Amos 7

Matthew 7

Amos 8

2 Thessalonians 1

Friday

Amos 9

Matthew 8:1-17

Micah 1

2 Thessalonians 2

Saturday

Micah 2

Matthew 8:18-end

Micah 3

2 Thessalonians 3

Sunday after Epiphany – January 11 to 16

THE COLLECT.
O LORD, we beseech you mercifully to receive the prayers of your people who call upon you; and grant that they may both perceive and know what things they ought to do, and also may have grace and power faithfully to fulfill the same; through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

 

Morning Prayer

Evening Prayer

Monday

Micah 4:1-5:1

Matthew 9:1-17

Micah 5:2-end

Galatians 1

Tuesday

Micah 6

Matthew 9:18-34

Micah 7

Galatians 2

Wednesday

Hosea 1

Matthew 9:35-10:23

Hosea 2:1-13

Galatians 3

Thursday

Hosea 2:14-3 end

Matthew 10:24-end

Hosea 4:1-11

Galatians 4:1-5:1

Friday

Hosea 5:8-6:6

Matthew 11

Hosea 8

Galatians 5.2-end

Saturday

Hosea 9

Matthew 12:1-21

Hosea 10

Galatians 6