Third Sunday of Advent

Psalm: 146:4-10 or Canticle: Magnificat (Luke 1:46-55) OT Reading: Isaiah 36:1-10 NT Reading: James 5:7-10 Gospel: Matthew 11:2-11 Last Sunday was the third Sunday in Advent, and is known as 'Gaudete Sunday', that is Rejoicing Sunday. The readings all refer to the coming of the Lord, and the coming of the Kingdom of Heaven - … Continue reading Third Sunday of Advent

Quinquagesima / The Sunday Next Before Lent

Psalms/ Canticles: Psalm 99 OT Reading: Exodus 34:29-end Gospel: 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 NT Reading: Luke 9 28:36 (27-43a) "Moses and Aaron were among his priests... they called on the LORD and he answered them. He spoke to them from the pillar of cloud... Exalt the LORD our God and worship at his holy mountain, for … Continue reading Quinquagesima / The Sunday Next Before Lent

4th Sunday of Epiphany/ Sexagesima

Psalms/ Canticles Psalm 48 OT Reading Ezekiel 43:27-44:4 Gospel Luke 2:22-40 NT Reading 1 Corinthians 13 "Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion on the side of the north, … Continue reading 4th Sunday of Epiphany/ Sexagesima

Septuagesima / Third Sunday of Epiphany

Canticles & Psalms: Psalm 19 OT Reading: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 NT Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Gospel: Luke 4:14-21 In this passage in the gospel, Jesus is quoting a passage in Isaiah 61 - declaring it to be a prophecy fulfilled in himself. It is so interesting to me that this passage which occurs in … Continue reading Septuagesima / Third Sunday of Epiphany

Second Sunday of Epiphany

The following are my scattered thoughts on the CW lectionary passages for the second Sunday of Epiphany, Year C, 17th January 2016. It is a Bible study rather than a sermon, but if anybody finds my notes of use in drawing up their own sermon, I would be very happy for you to make use … Continue reading Second Sunday of Epiphany

The Mountain of the Lord

This blog was intended to be primarily Anglican, and I do intend to start looking at the readings from the lectionary, but I haven't been able to get to an Anglican service in a while due to illness, and the fact that I can't get a lift before 10am. So, lately, I have been hanging … Continue reading The Mountain of the Lord