Readings and Collects

17 February

Ash Wednesday

Joel 2.1-2,12-17
Psalm 51.1-18
2 Corinthians 5.20 - 6.10
Matthew 6.1-6,16-21

Almighty and everlasting God, you hate nothing that you have made and forgive the sins of all those who are penitent: create and make in us new and contrite hearts that we, worthily lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness, may receive from you, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and forgiveness; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

21 February

The First Sunday of Lent

Genesis 9.8-17
Psalm 25.1-10
1 Peter 3.18-22
Mark 1.9-15

Almighty God, whose Son Jesus Christ fasted forty days in the wilderness, and was tempted as we are, yet without sin: give us grace to discipline ourselves in obedience to your Spirit; and, as you know our weakness, so may we know your power to save; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

28 February

The Second Sunday of Lent

Genesis 22: 1-2, 9-13, 15-18
Psalm 22.22-30
Romans 4.13-25
Mark 8.31-38

Almighty God, you show to those who are in error the light of your truth, that they may return to the way of righteousness: grant to all those who are admitted into the fellowship of Christ’s religion, that they may reject those things that are contrary to their profession, and follow all such things as are agreeable to the same; through our Lord Jesus Christ, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

7 March

The Third Sunday of Lent

I Exodus 20.1-17 
Psalm 19
1 Corinthians 1.18-25
John 2.13-22  

Almighty God, whose most dear Son went not up to joy but first he suffered pain, and entered not into glory before he was crucified: mercifully grant that we, walking in the way of the cross, may find it none other than the way of life and peace; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, ne God, now and for ever.

14 March

2 Chronicles 16: 14-16, 19-23
Psalm 127.1-4
2 Corinthians 1.3-7

Luke 2.33-35

God of compassion, whose Son Jesus Christ, the child of Mary, shared the life of a home in Nazareth, and on the cross drew the whole human family to himself: strengthen us in our daily living that in joy and in sorrow we may know the power of your presence to bind together and to heal; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

21 March

The Fifth Sunday of Lent

Passiontide begins

Jeremiah 31.31-34
Psalm 51.1-12
Hebrews 5.5-10
John 12.20-33 

Most merciful God, who by the death and resurrection of your Son Jesus Christ delivered and saved the world: grant that by faith in him who suffered on the cross we may triumph in the power of his victory; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Palm Sunday

28 March

Liturgy of the Palms:  Mark 11: 1-11;  

 

Isaiah 50: 4-9;

Psalm 118 19-end; Philippians 2: 5.11;   Mark 14 & 15

Almighty and everlasting God,

who in your tender love towards the human race sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross: grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Holy Monday

29 March

Isaiah 41:1-9;

Psalm 36: 5-11; Hebrews 9: 11-15; 

John 12: 1-11

 

 

Almighty and everlasting God,

who in your tender love towards the human race sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ to take upon him our flesh and to suffer death upon the cross: grant that we may follow the example of his patience and humility, and also be made partakers of his resurrection; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Holy Tuesday

30 March

Isaiah 49:1-7;

Psalm 71: 1-14; 1 Corinthians 1: 18-31; John 12: 20-36

Holy Wednesday

31 March

Isaiah 50: 4-9; 

Psalm 70; 

Hebrews 12: 1-3;

John 13: 21-32

Maundy Thursday

1 April

Exodus 12: 1-14;

Psalm 116: 9-end;

1 Corinthians 11: 23-26;

John 13: 1-17, 31-35

God our Father, you have invited us to share in the supper which your Son gave to his Church to proclaim his death until he comes: may he nourish us by his presence, and unite us in his love; who is alive and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Good Friday

2 April

Isaiah 52: 13- end of 53;

Psalm 22;

Hebrews: 10:16-25; John 18 & 19

Almighty Father, look with mercy on this your family for which our Lord Jesus Christ was content to be betrayed and given up into the hands of sinners and to suffer death upon the cross; who is alive and glorified with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.

Easter Vigil  (Holy Saturday or dawn on Easter Day)

Exodus 14: 10-end, 15, 20-21;

Psalm 114

Romans 6: 3-11

Mark 16: 1-8

Grant, Lord, that we who are baptized into the death of your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ may continually put to death our evil desires and be buried with him; and that through the grave and gate of death we may pass to our joyful resurrection; through his merits, who died and was buried and rose again for us, your Son Jesus Christ our Lord.

Easter Day

4 April

Acts: 10:34-43; 

Psalm 118 1-2, 14-24;

1 Corinthians: 15:1-11; 

John 20: 1-18

Lord of all life and power, who through the mighty resurrection of your Son overcame the old order of sin and death to make all things new in him: grant that we, being dead to sin and alive to you in Jesus Christ, may reign with him in glory; to whom with you and the Holy Spirit be praise and honour, glory and might, now and in all eternity.