St. Paul's Cathedral

Weekly Readings

 

  • May 31, The Day of Pentecost:
    • Acts 2:1-21 or Numbers 11:24-30;
    • Psalm 104:25-35, 37;
    • 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
    • Collect
      Almighty and everliving God,
      who fulfilled the promises of Easter
      by sending us your Holy Spirit
      and opening to every race and nation
      the way of life eternal,
      keep us in the unity of your Spirit,
      that every tongue may tell of your glory;
      through Jesus Christ our Lord,
      who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
      one God, now and for ever.
  • May 24, Ascension Sunday:
    • ​​Acts 1:1-11;
    • Psalm 47 or 93;
    • Ephesians 1:15-23;
    • Luke 24:44-53
    • Collect
      Almighty God,
      your Son Jesus Christ ascended to the throne of heaven
      that he might rule over all things as Lord.
      Keep the Church in the unity of the Spirit
      and in the bond of his peace,
      and bring the whole of creation
      to worship at his feet,
      who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
      one God, now and for ever.
       
  • May 17, The Sixth Sunday of Easter:
    • Acts 17:22-31;
    • Psalm 66:7-18;
    • 1 Peter 3:13-22;
    • John 14:15-21
    • Collect 
      Merciful God, you have prepared for those who love you riches beyond imagination. Pour into our hearts such love toward you, that we, loving you above all things, may obtain your promises, which exceed all that we can desire; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
  • May 10, The Fifth Sunday of Easter:
    • Acts 7:55-60;
    • Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16;
    • 1 Peter 2:2-10;
    • John 14:1-14
    • Collect
      Almighty God,
      your Son Jesus Christ is the way, the truth, and the life.
      Give us grace to love one another
      and walk in the way of his commandments,
      who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
      one God, now and for ever.
  • May 3, The Fourth Sunday of Easter:
    • Acts 2:42-47;
    • Psalm 23;
    • 1 Peter 2:19-25;
    • John 10:1-10
    • Collect
      O God of peace,
      who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus Christ,
      that great shepherd of the sheep,
      by the blood of the eternal covenant,
      make us perfect in every good work to do your will,
      and work in us that which is well-pleasing in your sight;
      through Jesus Christ our Lord.
  • April 26, The Third Sunday of Easter:
    • Acts 2:14A, 36-41;
    • Psalm 116:1-3, 10-17;
    • 1 Peter 1:17-23;
    • Luke 24:13-35
    • Collect
      O God,
      your Son made himself known to his disciples
      in the breaking of bread.
      Open the eyes of our faith,
      that we may see him in his redeeming work,
      who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
      one God, now and for ever.
  • April 19, The Second Sunday of Easter:
    • Acts 2:14A, 22-32;
    • Psalm 16, 1 Peter 1:3-9;
    • John 20:19-31
    • Collect
      Almighty and eternal God,
      the strength of those who believe
      and the hope of those who doubt,
      may we, who have not seen, have faith
      and receive the fullness of Christ's blessing,
      who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
      one God, now and for ever.
  • April 12, The Sunday of the Resurrection: Easter Day
    • Acts 10:34-43 OR Jeremiah 31:1-6;
    • Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24;
    • Colossians 3:1-4 OR Acts 10:34-43;
    • John 20:1-8 OR Matthew 28:1-10
    • Collect:
      Lord of life and power,
      through the mighty resurrection of your Son,
      you have overcome the old order of sin and death
      and have made all things new in him.
      May we, being dead to sin
      and alive to you in Jesus Christ,
      reign with him in glory,
      who with you and the Holy Spirit is alive,
      one God, now and for ever.
       
  • April 11, Holy Saturday
    • Job 14:1-14 OR Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24;
    • Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16;
    • 1 Peter  4:1-8;
    • Matthew  27:57-66 OR John 19:38-42
    • Collect:
      O God,
      creator of heaven and earth,
      as the crucified body of your dear Son
      was laid in the tomb and rested on this holy Sabbath,
      so may we await with him the coming of the third day,
      and rise with him to newness of life;
      who now lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
      one God, now and for ever.

       
  • April 10, Good Friday: The Celebration of the Lord's Passion
    • Isaiah 52:13-53:12;
    • Psalm 22;
    • Hebrews 10:16-25 OR Hebrews 4:14-16, 5:7-9;
    • John 18:1-19:42
    • Collect:
      Almighty God,
      look graciously, we pray, on this your family,
      for whom our Lord Jesus Christ
      was willing to be betrayed
      and given into the hands of sinners,
      and to suffer death upon the cross;
      who now lives and reigns with you
      and the Holy Spirit,
      one God, for ever and ever.
  • April 9, Maundy Thursday
    • Exodus 12:1-4 (5-10), 11-14;
    • Psalm 116:1, 10-17;
    • 1 Corinthians 11:23-26;
    • John 13:1-17, 31B-35
    • Collect:
      O God,
      your Son Jesus Christ
      has left to us this meal of bread and wine
      in which we share his body and his blood.
      May we who celebrate this sign of his great love
      show in our lives the fruits of his redemption;
      through Jesus Christ our Lord,
      who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
      one God, now and for ever.​​​​
  • April 5, The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
    • The Liturgy of the Palms: Matthew 21:1-11
    • At the Procession: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
    • At the Eucharist: 
      • Isaiah 50:4-9a;
      • Psalm 31:9-16;
      • Phillipians 2:5-11; 
    • Matthew 26:14—27:66 or Matthew 27:11-54
    • Collect:
      Almighty and everliving God,
      in tender love for all our human race
      you sent your Son our Saviour Jesus Christ
      to take our flesh
      and suffer death upon a cruel cross.
      May we follow the example of his great humility,
      and share in the glory of his resurrection;
      through Jesus Christ our Lord,
      who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
      one God, now and for ever.
      Amen.
    • March 29, the 5th Sunday in Lent:
      • Ezekiel 37:1-14;
      • Psalm 130;
      • Romans 8:6-11;
      • John 11:1-45; 
      • And the Collect of the day:
        Almighty God,
        your Son came into the world
        to free us all from sin and death.
        Breathe upon us with the power of your Spirit,
        that we may be raised to new life in Christ,
        and serve you in holiness and righteousness all our days;
        through the same Jesus Christ, our Lord.​
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    • March 22, the 4th Sunday in Lent:
      • “I am the light of the world, says the Lord; those who follow me will have the light of life” (John 8: 12)
      • 1 Samuel 16: 1-13
      • Psalm 23
      • Ephesians 5: 8-14
      • John 9: 1-41