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    A Lectionary and Additional Collects
for Holy Communion
(Book of Common Prayer)
         
    Septuagesima  
    Psalm 9.10-20
1 Corinthians 9.24-27
Genesis 1.1-5
Matthew 20.1-16
 
         
    Sexagesima  
    Psalm 83.1-2,13-end
2 Corinthians 11.19-31
Genesis 3.9-19
Luke 8.4-15
 
         
    Quinquagesima  
    Psalm 77.11-end
1 Corinthians 13.1-13
Genesis 9.8-17
Luke 18.31-43
 
         
    Ash Wednesday  
    Psalm 57
James 4.1-10
Joel 2.12-17
Matthew 6.16-21
 
         
    Thursday after
Ash Wednesday
Exodus 24.12-18
Matthew 8.5-13
 
         
    Friday after
Ash Wednesday
1 Kings 19.3b-8
Matthew 5.43-6.6
 
         
    Saturday after
Ash Wednesday
Isaiah 38.1-6a
Mark 6.45-56
 
         
    Lent I  
    Psalm 91.1-12
2 Corinthians 6.1-10
Genesis 3.1-6
Matthew 4.1-11
 
         
    Monday after Lent I Ezekiel 34.11-16a
Matthew 25.31-46
 
         
    Tuesday after Lent I Isaiah 55.6-11
Matthew 21.10-l6
 
         
    Wednesday after Lent I Isaiah 58.1-9a
Matthew 12.38-50
 
         
    Thursday after Lent I Isaiah 58.9b-14
John 8.31-45
 
         
    Friday after Lent I Ezekiel 18.20-25
John 5.2-15
 
         
    Saturday after Lent I Ezekiel 18.26-32
Matthew 17.1-9
or Luke 4.16-21
or John 10.1-16
 
         
    Lent II  
    Psalm 25.13-end
1 Thessalonians 4.1-8
Jeremiah 17.5-10
Matthew 15.21-28
 
         
    Monday after Lent II Hebrews 2.1-10
John 8. 21-30
 
         
    Tuesday after Lent II Hebrews 2.11-18
Matthew 23. 1-12
 
         
    Wednesday after Lent II Hebrews 3.1-6
Matthew 20. 17-28
 
         
    Thursday after Lent II Hebrews 3.7-19
John 5.30-47
 
         
    Friday after Lent II Hebrews 4.1-16
Matthew 21.33-46
 
         
    Saturday after Lent II Hebrews 5.1-14
Luke 15.11-32
 
         
    Lent III  
    Psalm 9.13-end
Ephesians 5.1-14
Numbers 22.21-31
Luke 11.14-128
 
         
    Monday after Lent III Hebrews 6.1-10
Luke 4.23-30
 
         
    Tuesday after Lent III Hebrews 6.11-20
Matthew 18.15-22
 
         
    Wednesday after Lent III Hebrews 7.1-10
Matthew 15.1-20
 
         
    Thursday after Lent III Hebrews 7.11-25
John 6.26-35
 
         
    Friday after Lent III Hebrews 7.26-28
John 4.5-26
 
         
    Saturday after Lent III Hebrews 8.1-6
John 8.1-11
 
         
    Lent IV  
    Psalm 122
Galatians 4.21-31
or Hebrews 12.22-24
Exodus 16.2-7a
John 6.1-14
 
         
    Monday after Lent IV Hebrews 11.1-6
John 2.13-25
 
         
    Tuesday after Lent IV Hebrews 11.13-16a
John 7.14-24
 
         
    Wednesday after Lent IV Hebrews 12.1-11
John 9.1-17
 
         
    Thursday after Lent IV Hebrews 12.12-17
John 5.17-27
 
         
    Friday after Lent IV Hebrews 12.22-29
John 11.33-46
 
         
    Saturday after Lent IV Hebrews 13.7-21
John 8.12-20
 
         
    Lent V  
    Psalm 143
Hebrews 9.11-15
Exodus 24.4-8
John 8.46-59
 
         
    Monday after Lent V Colossians 1.13-23a
John 7. 1-13
 
         
    Tuesday after Lent V Colossians 2.8-12
John 7. 32-39
 
         
    Wednesday after Lent V Colossians 2.13-19
John 7. 40-52
 
         
    Thursday after Lent V Colossians 3.8-11
John 10. 22-38
 
         
    Friday after Lent V Colossians 3.12-17
John 11. 47-54
 
         
    Saturday after Lent V Colossians 4.2-6
John 6. 35-71
 
         
    Palm Sunday  
    Psalm 73.22-end
Philippians 2.5-11
Zechariah 9.9-12
Matthew 27.1-54
or, when there is more than one celebration, Matthew 21.1-13
     
    The Passion according to St Matthew (Matthew 26.[1-35] and 27.1-60 [61-66] ) may be read or sung at any celebration on this day.

Where there are more celebrations of the Holy Communion than one, and the Passion according to St Matthew is read at one of these celebrations, Matthew 21.1-13 may be substituted at any other celebration.
         
    Monday before Easter  
    Psalm 55.1-8
Galatians 6.1-11
Isaiah 63.1-19
Mark 14.1-72
 
         
    Tuesday before Easter  
    Psalm 13
Romans 5.6-19
Isaiah 50.5-11
Mark 15.1-39
 
         
    Wednesday before Easter  
    Psalm 54
Hebrews 9.16-28
Isaiah 49.1-9a
Luke 22.1-71
 
         
    Maundy Thursday  
    Psalm 43
1 Corinthians 11.17-34
Exodus 12.1-11
Luke 23.1-49
 
         
    Good Friday  
Instead of the third collect may be said:   O merciful God, who hast made all men, and hatest nothing that thou hast made, nor wouldest the death of a sinner, but rather that he should be converted and live: Have mercy upon thine ancient people the Jews, and upon all who have not known thee, or who deny the faith of Christ crucified; take from them all ignorance, hardness of heart, and contempt of thy Word; and so fetch them home, blessed Lord, to thy fold, that they may be made one flock under one shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.
         
    Psalm 140.1-9
Hebrews 10.1-25
Numbers 21.4-9
John 19.1-37
 
     
    The Passion according to St John (John 18 and 19 to v. 37) may be read or sung on this day, immediately before the Gospel, which in that case shall be John 19.38-end.
         
    Easter Eve  
   
1 Peter 3.17-22
Job 14.1-14
Matthew 27.57-66
 
         

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