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Readings for December 2017

Readings for the main services of worship on Sunday & Wednesday during December. 

3 December – Advent 1
Isaiah 64.1-9; Psalm 80.1-8; Philippians 1.1-11 ; Mark 13.24-37

6 December – Nicholas, Bishop of Myra
1 John 4.7-14; Psalm 145.8-13; Mark 10.13-16

10 December – Advent 2
Isaiah 40.1-11; Psalm 85.8-11; 2 Peter 3.8-15a; Mark 1.1-8

10 December – Lessons & Carols
Genesis 3.8-14; Genesis 22.15-18; Isaiah 9.2,6,7; Isaiah 11.1-9; Luke 1.26-38; Luke 2.1-7; Luke 2.8-16; Matthew 2.1-11; John 1.1-14

13 December – Lucy, Martyr
Revelation 19.5-8; Psalm 131; John 1.9-13

17 December – Advent 3
Isaiah 61.1-4,8-11; Psalm 126; 1 Thessalonians 5.16-24; John 1.6-8,19-28

20 December
Isaiah 7.10-14; Psalm 24.1-6; Luke 1.26-38

24 December – Advent 4
2 Samuel 7.1-11,16; Canticle: Magnificat; Romans 16.25-27; Luke 1.26-38

24 December – Christmas Eve
Isaiah 52.7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1.1-4; John 1.1-14

25 December – Christmas Day
Isaiah 9.2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2.11-14; Luke 2.1-20

27 December – John, Apostle & Evangelist
Exodus 33.7-11a; Psalm 117; 1 John 1.1-10; John 21.19b-25

31 December – Christmas 1
Isaiah 61.10-62.3; Canticle – Balearic Benedicite; Galatians 4.4-7; Luke 2.15-21

31 December – Service for the New Year; Eve of Holy Name
Psalm 8; Galatians 4.4–7; Luke 2.15–21

 

Additional festivals and commemorations in December:

  • 4 December
    John of Damascus, monk, teach of the faith, c 749
    Nicholas Ferrrar, deacon, founder of the Little Gidding Community, 1637
  • 7 December
    Ambrose, bishop, teacher of the faith, 397
  • 8 December
    Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 13 December
    Samuel Johnson, moralist, 1784
    Ember Day
  • 14 December
    John of the Cross, poet, teacher of the faith, 1591
  • 15 December
    Ember Day
  • 16 December
    Ember Day
  • 17 December
    O Sapientia
  • 26 December
    Stephen, deacon, first martyr
  • 28 December
    The Holy Innocents
  • 29 December
    Thomas Becket, archbishop, martyr, 1170
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