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Monday, 11 December 2017 13:47

The Liturgical Season Of Eastertide

 BrotherWord He Is Risen1

Eastertide - a Single Joyful Feast

No matter which translation we read, as a worldwide church we celebrate God's love for us at Easter.

  • Greater love than this hath no man, when any man bestoweth his life for his friends. — 1599 Geneva Bible
  • This is the very best way to love. Put your life on the line for your friends. — The Message
  • Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. — English Standard Version Anglicised
  • And here is how to measure it—the greatest love is shown when a person lays down his life for his friends; — Living Bible

Easter services at St. Peter's Church info

Eastertide is the period of fifty days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost Sunday.

It is celebrated as a single joyful feast, indeed as the "great Lord's Day". Each Sunday of the season is treated as a Sunday of Easter, and, after the Sunday of the Resurrection, they are named Second Sunday of Easter, Third Sunday of Easter, etc. up to the Seventh Sunday of Easter, while the whole fifty-day period concludes with Pentecost Sunday.

Readings

Easter
Year A
First readingPsalmSecond readingGospel
Easter Vigil
April 12, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Old Testament Readings and Psalms
  • Genesis 1:1-2:4a and Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26
  • Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13 and Psalm 46
  • Genesis 22:1-18 and Psalm 16
  • Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21 and Exodus 15:1b-13, 17-18
  • Isaiah 55:1-11 and Isaiah 12:2-6
  • Baruch 3:9-15, 3:32-4:4 or Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21; 9:4b-6 and Psalm 19
  • Ezekiel 36:24-28 and Psalm 42, 43
  • Ezekiel 37:1-14 and Psalm 143
  • Zephaniah 3:14-20 and Psalm 98
New Testament Reading and Psalm
  • Romans 6:3-11 and Psalm 114
Gospel
  • Matthew 28:1-10
Resurrection of the Lord
April 12, 2020
Easter Day
ART -- PRAYER
*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 20:1-18
or
Matthew 28:1-10
Easter Evening
April 12, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 114 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8 Luke 24:13-49
Second Sunday of Easter
April 19, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
*Acts 2:14a, 22-32 Psalm 16 1 Peter 1:3-9 John 20:19-31
Third Sunday of Easter
April 26, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
*Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 1 Peter 1:17-23 Luke 24:13-35
Fourth Sunday of Easter
May 3, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
*Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10
Fifth Sunday of Easter
May 10, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
*Acts 7:55-60 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 1 Peter 2:2-10 John 14:1-14
Sixth Sunday of Easter
May 17, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
*Acts 17:22-31 Psalm 66:8-20 1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14:15-21
Ascension of the Lord
May 21, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
*Acts 1:1-11 Psalm 47
or
Psalm 93
Ephesians 1:15-23 Luke 24:44-53
Seventh Sunday of Easter
May 24, 2020
(If Ascension not observed here)
ART -- PRAYER
*Acts 1:6-14 Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 John 17:1-11
Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth 
May 31, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
*1 Samuel 2:1-10 Psalm 113 Romans 12:9-16b Luke 1:39-57
Day of Pentecost
May 31, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
*Acts 2:1-21
or
Numbers 11:24-30
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
or
Acts 2:1-21
John 20:19-23
or
John 7:37-39
  Italicized readings, complementary to the standard reading, may be used with, or in place of it.

* During Eastertide a reading from Acts is often substituted for the lesson from the Hebrew Bible. On the Day of Pentecost, if the Old Testament passage from Genesis is chosen for the first reading, the passage from Acts is used as the second reading.

 

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Sunday, 10 December 2017 11:00

The Liturgical Season Of Christmastide

Christmastide

Christmastide: The real Twelve Days of Christmas

Christmastide (also the Christmas season) is a season of the liturgical year. The season starts at sunset on December 24th (Christmas Eve) and ends on January 3th (the day before Epiphany). The season's colour is white.

We see, at the same time, what sort of beginning the life of the Son of God had, and in what cradle he was placed. Such was his condition at his birth, because he had taken upon him our flesh for this purpose, that he might “empty himself” (Phil 2:7) on our account. When he was thrown into a stable, and placed in a manger, and a lodging refused him among men, it was that heaven might be opened to us, not as a temporary lodging, but as our eternal country and inheritance, and that angels might receive us into their abode.
John Calvin, Harmony of the Evangelists, on Luke 2:1-7

Readings

Christmas
Year B
First readingPsalmSecond readingGospel
Nativity of the Lord - Proper I
December 24 & 25, 2020
Christmas Eve, Morn, or Mid-Day
ART -- PRAYER
Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14, (15-20)
Nativity of the Lord - Proper II
December 24 & 25, 2020
Christmas Eve, Morn, or Mid-Day
ART -- PRAYER
Isaiah 62:6-12 Psalm 97 Titus 3:4-7 Luke 2:(1-7), 8-20
Nativity of the Lord - Proper III
December 24 & 25, 2020
Christmas Eve, Morn, or Mid-Day
ART -- PRAYER
Isaiah 52:7-10 Psalm 98 Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12) John 1:1-14
First Sunday after Christmas Day
December 27, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Isaiah 61:10-62:3 Psalm 148 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:22-40
Holy Name of Jesus
January 1, 2021
(Mary, Mother of God)
ART -- PRAYER
Numbers 6:22-27 Psalm 8 Galatians 4:4-7
or
Philippians 2:5-11
Luke 2:15-21
New Year's Day
January 1, 2021
ART -- PRAYER
Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 Psalm 8 Revelation 21:1-6a Matthew 25:31-46
Second Sunday after Christmas Day
January 3, 2021
ART -- PRAYER
Jeremiah 31:7-14
or
Sirach 24:1-12
Psalm 147:12-20
or
Wisdom of Solomon 10:15-21
Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:(1-9), 10-18
  Italicized readings, complementary to the standard reading, may be used with, or in place of it.

 

Sources

  • Birth of Jesus. Detail from the side facing the apse of the so-called "Sarcofago di Stilicone" ("Stilicho's sarcophagus"), an Ancient Roman christian sarcophagus dating from the 4th century. It is preserved beneath the pulpit of Sant'Ambrogio basilica in Milan, Italy. Picture by Giovanni Dall'Orto, April 25 2007. By G.Dallorto via Wikimedia Commons
  • Lectionary from The Vanderbilt Divinity Library
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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 14:15

The Liturgical Season Of Advent

Advent: Happy New Liturgical Year

November 29 -  December 20, 2020

Advent is a season observed in many Western Christian churches as a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. The term is an anglicized version of the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming”.

Latin adventus is the translation of the Greek word parousia, commonly used to refer to the Second Coming of Christ. For Christians, the season of Advent anticipates the coming of Christ from two different perspectives. The season offers the opportunity to share in the ancient longing for the coming of the Messiah, and to be alert for his Second Coming.

Advent is the beginning of the Western liturgical year and commences on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, the Sunday nearest to St. Andrew's Day (30 November).

The usual liturgical colour in Western Christianity for Advent is either violet or blue.

Readings

Advent
Year B
First readingPsalmSecond readingGospel
First Sunday of Advent
November 29, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37
Second Sunday of Advent
December 6, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a  Mark 1:1-8
Third Sunday of Advent
December 13, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126
or
Luke 1:46b-55
1 Thessalonians 5:16-24  John 1:6-8, 19-28 
Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 20, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Luke 1:46b-55
or
Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 
Romans 16:25-27  Luke 1:26-38
  Italicized readings, complementary to the standard reading, may be used with, or in place of it.

 

 

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Sunday, 19 August 2018 12:00

The Liturgical Season Of Ordinary Time

 

Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest.   John 4:35 NIV

Christ has ascended, and until He returns...

The rest of the year following Epiphany and Pentecost is known as Ordinary Time. Rather than meaning "common" or "mundane," this term comes from the word "ordinal," which simply means counted time (First Sunday after Trinity, etc.), which is probably a better way to think of this time of the year.

In Common Worship, the first section of Ordinary Time starts on the day after Candlemass ( February 2nd) and ends on Shrove Tuesday, the day before Lent. Ordinary Time resumes after Pentecost and always begins with Trinity Sunday and ends with Christ the King Sunday (last Sunday before the beginning of Advent).

The season of The Sundays after Trinity usually focuses on the evangelical mission of the church to the world and its responsibility in carrying out that mission of proclamation.

The Liturgical colour for Ordinary Time is dark green, although other shades of green are commonly used. Green has traditionally been associated with new life and growth.

Readings

Season after Pentecost
Year A
First* reading and PsalmAlternate* First reading and PsalmSecond readingGospel
Trinity Sunday
June 7, 2020
First Sunday after Pentecost
ART -- PRAYER
Genesis 1:1-2:4a

Psalm 8
 

 
2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20
Proper 6 (11)
Second Sunday after Pentecost
June 14, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7)

Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19
Exodus 19:2-8a

Psalm 100
Romans 5:1-8 Matthew 9:35-10:8, (9-23)
Proper 7 (12)
Third Sunday after Pentecost
June 21, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Genesis 21:8-21

Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17
Jeremiah 20:7-13

Psalm 69:7-10, (11-15), 16-18
Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39
Proper 8 (13)
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
June 28, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Genesis 22:1-14

Psalm 13
Jeremiah 28:5-9

Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18
Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42
Proper 9 (14)
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
July 5, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67

Psalm 45:10-17
or
Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Zechariah 9:9-12

Psalm 145:8-14
Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
Proper 10 (15)
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
July 12, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Genesis 25:19-34

Psalm 119:105-112
Isaiah 55:10-13

Psalm 65:(1-8), 9-13
Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Proper 11 (16)
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
July 19, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Genesis 28:10-19a

Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24
Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19
or
Isaiah 44:6-8


Psalm 86:11-17
Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Proper 12 (17)
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
July 26, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Genesis 29:15-28

Psalm 105:1-11, 45b
or
Psalm 128
1 Kings 3:5-12

Psalm 119:129-136
Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Proper 13 (18)
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
August 2, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Genesis 32:22-31

Psalm 17:1-7, 15
Isaiah 55:1-5

Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21
Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21
Proper 14 (19)
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
August 9, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28

Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b
1 Kings 19:9-18

Psalm 85:8-13
Romans 10:5-15 Matthew 14:22-33
Proper 15 (20)
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
August 16, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Genesis 45:1-15

Psalm 133
Isaiah 56:1, 6-8

Psalm 67
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28
Proper 16 (21)
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
August 23, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Exodus 1:8-2:10

Psalm 124
Isaiah 51:1-6

Psalm 138
Romans 12:1-8 Matthew 16:13-20
Proper 17 (22)
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
August 30, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Exodus 3:1-15

Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b
Jeremiah 15:15-21

Psalm 26:1-8
Romans 12:9-21 Matthew 16:21-28
Proper 18 (23)
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 6, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Exodus 12:1-14

Psalm 149
Ezekiel 33:7-11

Psalm 119:33-40
Romans 13:8-14 Matthew 18:15-20
Proper 19 (24)
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 13, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Exodus 14:19-31

Psalm 114
or
Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21
Genesis 50:15-21

Psalm 103:(1-7), 8-13
Romans 14:1-12 Matthew 18:21-35
Holy Cross
September 14, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Numbers 21:4b-9

Psalm 98:1-5
or
Psalm 78:1-2, 34-38
 

 
1 Corinthians 1:18-24 John 3:13-17
Proper 20 (25)
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 20, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Exodus 16:2-15

Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45
Jonah 3:10-4:11

Psalm 145:1-8
Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16
Proper 21 (26)
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 27, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Exodus 17:1-7

Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16
Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32

Psalm 25:1-9
Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32
Proper 22 (27)
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
October 4, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20

Psalm 19
Isaiah 5:1-7

Psalm 80:7-15
Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46
Proper 23 (28)
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
October 11, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Exodus 32:1-14

Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23
Isaiah 25:1-9

Psalm 23
Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14
Canadian Thanksgiving Day
October 12, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Deuteronomy 8:7-18

Psalm 65
 

 
2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Luke 17:11-19
Proper 24 (29)
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
October 18, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Exodus 33:12-23

Psalm 99
Isaiah 45:1-7

Psalm 96:1-9, (10-13)
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:15-22
Proper 25 (30)
Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
October 25, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Deuteronomy 34:1-12

Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17
Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18

Psalm 1
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Matthew 22:34-46
Proper 26 (31)
Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
November 1, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Joshua 3:7-17

Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37
Micah 3:5-12

Psalm 43
1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 Matthew 23:1-12
All Saints Day
November 1, 2020
(Sometimes observed on first Sunday in November)
ART -- PRAYER
Revelation 7:9-17

Psalm 34:1-10, 22
 

 
1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12
Proper 27 (32)
Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
November 8, 2020
(If All Saints not observed on this day)
ART -- PRAYER
Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25

Psalm 78:1-7
Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16
or
Amos 5:18-24


Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20
or
Psalm 70
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Matthew 25:1-13
Proper 28 (33)
Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
November 15, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Judges 4:1-7

Psalm 123
Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18

Psalm 90:1-8, (9-11), 12
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 25:14-30
Reign of Christ - Proper 29 (34)
Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
November 22, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

Psalm 100
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24

Psalm 95:1-7a
Ephesians 1:15-23 Matthew 25:31-46
Thanksgiving Day, USA
November 26, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Deuteronomy 8:7-18

Psalm 65
 

 
2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Luke 17:11-19

Sources

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Sunday, 03 January 2016 11:00

The Liturgical Season Of Epiphanytide

Adoration of the Three Kings - Flight into Egypt, detail

Epiphanytide: His mission, our mission

the visit of the Magi - the baptism of Jesus - the presentation of Christ - the marriage at Cana - the transfiguration

This year the season starts on January 6th (Epiphany) and ends on February 14th (Shrove Tuesday).

White is the season's colour.

"The visit of the Magi is traditionally interpreted as symbolic of God's revelation of himself to the Gentiles, and so one of the themes of the season is mission."

Readings

Epiphany
Year B
First readingPsalmSecond readingGospel
Epiphany of the Lord
January 6, 2021
ART -- PRAYER
Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12
Baptism of the Lord
January 10, 2021
First Sunday after the Epiphany
ART -- PRAYER
Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19:1-7 Mark 1:4-11
Second Sunday after the Epiphany
January 17, 2021
ART -- PRAYER
1 Samuel 3:1-10, (11-20) Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 John 1:43-51
Third Sunday after the Epiphany
January 24, 2021
ART -- PRAYER
Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62:5-12 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
January 31, 2021
ART -- PRAYER
Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28
Presentation of the Lord
February 2, 2021
ART -- PRAYER
Malachi 3:1-4 Psalm 84
or
Psalm 24:7-10
Hebrews 2:14-18 Luke 2:22-40
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany
February 7, 2021
ART -- PRAYER
Isaiah 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1-11, 20c 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Mark 1:29-39
Transfiguration Sunday
February 14, 2021
(Last Sunday before Lent)
ART -- PRAYER
2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm 50:1-6 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9
  Italicized readings, complementary to the standard reading, may be used with, or in place of it.

 

 

Sources:

Published in Lectionary
Sunday, 15 February 2015 11:00

The Liturgical Season Of Lent

Tissot   Jesus Tempted in the Wilderness medium
This year the season starts on February 26th (Ash Wednesday) and ends on April 4th (Holy Saturday). The traditional fast of 40 days does not include Sundays.

Purple is the season's colour, though this gets complex near Easter. Red is used from Passion Sunday or Palm Sunday.

In other contexts there may be great wisdom in adopting Lent as an identifiable season of preparation for Easter. All of us need to sanctify our calendars and make clear that nothing in the winter and springtime of the year—not Valentine’s Day, not spring break, not March Madness, not even the hockey playoffs—is as important to our identity as Jesus’ death and resurrection.

Readings

Lent
Year A
First readingPsalmSecond readingGospel
Ash Wednesday
February 26, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
or
Isaiah 58:1-12
Psalm 51:1-17 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
First Sunday in Lent
March 1, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Psalm 32 Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11
Second Sunday in Lent
March 8, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Genesis 12:1-4a Psalm 121 Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 John 3:1-17
or
Matthew 17:1-9
Third Sunday in Lent
March 15, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 95 Romans 5:1-11 John 4:5-42
Fourth Sunday in Lent
March 22, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41
Annunciation of the Lord 
March 25, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Isaiah 7:10-14 Psalm 45
or
Psalm 40:5-10
Hebrews 10:4-10 Luke 1:26-38
Fifth Sunday in Lent
March 29, 2020
ART -- PRAYER
Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 130 Romans 8:6-11 John 11:1-45
Liturgy of the Palms
April 5, 2020
Sixth Sunday in Lent
ART -- PRAYER
  Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 Matthew 21:1-11  
Liturgy of the Passion
April 5, 2020
Sixth Sunday in Lent
ART -- PRAYER
Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Matthew 26:14-27:66
or
Matthew 27:11-54
  Italicized readings, complementary to the standard reading, may be used with, or in place of it.

 

 

 

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