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Readings for August 2016

Readings assigned for the major services (Sunday, Wednesday) for August 2016. 

3 August
Jeremiah 31.1–7; Psalm 121; Matthew 15.21–28

7 August
Isaiah 1.1, 10–20; Psalm 50.1–7; Hebrews 11.1–3, 8–16; Luke 12.32–40

10 August – Laurence, martyr
Colossians 1.24-29; Psalm 126; Mark 8.34-38

14 August
Isaiah 5.1–7; Psalm 80.1–2, 9–end  [or 80.9–end]; Hebrews 11.29 —12.2; Luke 12.49–56

17 August
Ezekiel 34.1–11; Psalm 23; Matthew 20.1–16

21 August
Jeremiah 1.4–10; Psalm 71.1–6; Hebrews 12.18–29; Luke 13.10–17

24 August – Bartholomew
Deuteronomy 18.15-18; Psalm 91; 1 Corinthians 4.9-15; Luke 22.24-30

28 August
Jeremiah 2.4–13; Psalm 81.1–11; Hebrews 13.1–8, 15–16; Luke 14.1, 7–14

31 August – Aidan of Lindisfarne
Isaiah 55.6-12; Psalm 104.32-35; 1 Corinthians 9.16-23; Matthew 19.27-30

 

Additional festivals and commemorations in August:

Aug 4th
Jean-Baptiste Vianney, Curé d’Ars, spiritual guide, 1859

Aug 5th
Oswald, king of Northumbria, martyr, 642

Aug 6th
Transfiguration of Our Lord

Aug 8th
Dominic, priest, founder of the Order of Preachers, 1221

Aug 9th
Mary Sumner, founder of the Mothers’ Union, 1921
Edith Stein, teacher of the faith, religious and martyr, 1942

Aug 11th
Clare of Assisi, founder of the Minoresses (Poor Clares), 1253
John Henry Newman, priest, 1890

Aug 13th
Jeremy Taylor, Bishop of Down and Connor, teacher of the faith, 1667
Florence Nightingale, nurse, social reformer, 1910
Octavia Hill, social reformer, 1912

Aug 15th
The Blessed Virgin Mary

Aug 20th
Bernard, Abbot of Clairvaux, teacher of the faith, 1153
William and Catherine Booth, founders of the Salvation Army, 1912, 1890

Aug 27th
Monica, mother of Augustine of Hippo, 387

Aug 29th
Beheading of John the Baptist

Aug 30th
John Bunyan, spiritual writer, 1688

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