St. Paul's Cathedral

Weekly Readings

 

September 20, The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost:

Exodus 16:2-15; 
Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45; 
Philippians 1:21-30; 
Matthew 20:1-16

Collect
Almighty God,
you call your Church to witness
that in Christ we are reconciled to you.
Help us so to proclaim the good news of your love,
that all who hear it may turn to you;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.
  • September 13, The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost:
    • Exodus 14:19-31;
    • Psalm 114 or Exodus 15:1B-11, 20-21;
    • Romans 14:1-12;
    • Matthew 18:21-35
    • Collect
      Almighty God,
      you call your Church to witness
      that in Christ we are reconciled to you.
      Help us so to proclaim the good news of your love,
      that all who hear it may turn to you;
      through Jesus Christ our Lord,
      who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
      one God, now and for ever.
  • September 6, The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost:
    • Exodus 12:1-14;
    • Psalm 149;
    • Romans 13:8-14;
    • Matthew 18:15-20
    • Collect
      Stir up, O Lord, the wills of your faithful people, that richly bearing the fruit of good works, we may by you be richly rewarded; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
  • August 30, The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost:
    • Exodus 3:1-15;
    • Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c;
    • Romans 12:9-21;
    • Matthew 16:21-28
    • Collect
      Author and Giver of all good things,
      graft in our hearts the love of your name,
      increase in us true religion,
      nourish us in all goodness,
      and of your great mercy keep us in the same;
      through Jesus Christ our Lord,
      who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
      one God, now and for ever.
  • August 23, The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost:
    • Exodus 1:8-2:10;
    • Psalm 124;
    • Romans 12:1-8;
    • Matthew 16:13-20
    • Collect
      Almighty God,
      we are taught by your word
      that all our doings without love are worth nothing.
      Send your Holy Spirit and pour into our hearts
      that most excellent gift of love,
      the true bond of peace and of all virtue;
      through Jesus Christ our Lord,
      who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
      one God, now and for ever.
  • August 16, The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost:
    • Genesis 45:1-15; 
    • Psalm 133; 
    • Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32; 
    • Matthew 15:(10-20) 21-28
    • Collect
      Almighty God,
      you have broken the tyranny of sin
      and sent into our hearts the Spirit of your Son.
      Give us grace to dedicate our freedom to your service,
      that all people may know the glorious liberty
      of the children of God;
      through Jesus Christ our Lord,
      who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
      one God, now and for ever.
       
  • August 9, The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost:
    • Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28; 
    • Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45c; 
    • Romans 10:5-15; 
    • Matthew 14:22-33
    • Collect
      Almighty God,
      you sent your Holy Spirit
      to be the life and light of your Church.
      Open our hearts to the riches of your grace,
      that we may bring forth the fruit of the Spirit
      in love, joy, and peace;
      through Jesus Christ our Lord,
      who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
      one God, now and for ever.
       
  • August 2, The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost:
    • Genesis 32:22-31; 
    • Psalm 17:1-7, 16; 
    • Romans 9:1-5; 
    • Matthew 14:13-21
    • Collect
      Almighty God,
      your Son Jesus Christ fed the hungry
      with the bread of his life
      and the word of his kingdom.
      Renew your people with your heavenly grace,
      and in all our weakness
      sustain us by your true and living bread,
      who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
      one God, now and for ever.
       
  • July 26, The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost:
    • Genesis 29:15-28;
    • Psalm 105:1-11, 45c or Psalm 128;
    • Romans 8:26-39;
    • Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
    • Collect
      O God,
      the protector of all who trust in you,
      without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy,
      increase and multiply upon us your mercy,
      that with you as our ruler and guide,
      we may so pass through things temporal,
      that we lose not the things eternal;
      through Jesus Christ our Lord,
      one God, for ever and ever.
       
  • July 19, The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost:
    • Genesis 28:10-19a;
    • Psalm 139:1-11, 22-23;
    • Romans 8:12-25;
    • Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 
    • Collect
      Almighty God,
      your Son has opened for us
      a new and living way into your presence.
      Give us pure hearts and constant wills
      to worship you in spirit and in truth;
      through Jesus Christ our Lord,
      who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
      one God, now and for ever.July 19, The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost:
  • July 12, The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost:
    • Genesis 25:19-34;
    • Psalm 119:105-112;
    • Romans 8:1-11;
    • Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
    • Collect
      Almighty God, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts
      are restless until they find their rest in you. May we find peace
      in your service, and in the world to come, see you face to face;
      through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you
      and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
  • July 5, The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost:
    • Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67;
    • Psalm 45:11-18 or Song of Solomon 2:8-13;
    • Romans 7:15-25a;
    • Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
    • Collect
      Almighty God, your Son Jesus Christ has taught us
      that what we do for the least of your children we do also
      for him. Give us the will to serve others as he was the servant
      of all, who gave up his life and died for us, but lives and reigns
      with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
  • June 28, The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost:
    • Genesis 22:1-14;
    • Psalm 13;
    • Romans 6:12-23;
    • Matthew 10:40-42
    • Collect
      Almighty God,
      you have taught us through your Son
      that love fulfils the law.
      May we love you with all our heart,
      all our soul, all our mind, and all our strength,
      and may we love our neighbour as ourselves;
      through Jesus Christ our Lord,
      who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
      one God, now and for ever.
  • June 21, National Indigenous Day of Prayer:
    • Isaiah 40:25-31;
    • Psalm 19;
    • Philippians 4:4-9;
    • John 1:1-18
    • Collect
      Creator God, from you every family in heaven and earth takes its name. You have rooted and grounded us in your covenant love, and empowered us by your Spirit to speak the truth in love, and to walk in your way towards justice and wholeness. Mercifully grant that your people, journeying together in partnership, may be strengthened and guided to help one another to grow into the full stature of Christ, who is our light and our life.
  • June 14, The Second Sunday after Pentecost:
    • Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7);
    • Psalm 116:1, 10-17; (or Ex 19:2-8a; Ps 100);
    • Romans 5:1-8;
    • Matthew 9:35-10:8, (9-23)
    • Collect
      Almighty God,
      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,
      who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
      one God, now and for ever.
  • June 7, Trinity Sunday:
    • Genesis 1:1-2:4a;
    • Psalm 8;
    • 2 Corinthians 13:11-13;
    • Matthew 28:16-20
    • Collect
      Father, we praise you:
      through your Word and Holy Spirit you created all things.
      You reveal your salvation in all the world
      by sending to us Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh.
      Through your Holy Spirit
      you give us a share in your life and love.
      Fill us with the vision of your glory,
      that we may always serve and praise you,
      Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
      one God, for ever and ever.

       
  • 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.​
     ​
    • 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
Genesis 28:10-19a; Psalm 139:1-11, 22-23; Romans 8:12-25; Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 
Collect

Almighty God,
your Son has opened for us
a new and living way into your presence.
Give us pure hearts and constant wills
to worship you in spirit and in truth;
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.