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Readings for December 2019

Readings for the worship on Sundays and Wednesdays.

1 December – Advent 1  
Isaiah 2.1–5; Psalm 122; Romans 13.11–14; Matthew 24.36–44 

4 December – John of Damascus 
Ecclesiastes 3.9-14; Psalm 29; John 5.24-27 

8 December – Advent 2 
Isaiah 11.1–10; Psalm 72.1–7; Romans 15.4–13; Matthew 3.1–12 

11 December 
Isaiah 40.25–31; Psalm 103.8–13; Matthew 11.28–30 

15 December – Advent 3 
Isaiah 35.1–10; Psalm 146.4-9; James 5.7–10; Matthew 11.2–11 

18 December 
Jeremiah 23.5–8; Psalm 72.1–2, 12–13, 18–19; Matthew 1.18–24 

22 December – Advent 4 
Isaiah 7.10–16; Psalm 80.1–8; Romans 1.1–7; Matthew 1.18–25 

25 December – Christmas Day 
Isaiah 62.6–12;  Psalm 97; Titus 3.4–7; Luke 2.1-20 

29 December – Christmas 1 – Contemporary Communion
Isaiah 63.7–9; Psalm 148; Hebrews 2.10–18; Matthew 2.13–23 

31 December – New Year’s Eve
Numbers 6.22–27; Psalm 8; Galatians 4.4–7; Luke 2.15–21 

Additional festivals and commemorations in December

  • 3 December
    Francis Xavier, missionary, 1552
  • 4 December
    Nicholas Ferrar, deacon, founder of the Little Gidding Community, 1637
  • 6 December
    Nicholas, bishop, c 326
  • 7 December
    Ambrose, bishop, teacher of the faith, 397
  • 13 December
    Lucy, martyr, 304
    Samuel Johnson, moralist, 1784
  • 14 December
    John of the Cross, poet, teacher of the faith, 1591
  • 17 December
    O Sapientia
    Eglantyne Jebb, social reformer, founder of ‘Save the Children’, 1928
  • 26 December
    Stephen, deacon, first martyr
  • 27 December
    John, Apostle and Evangelist
  • 28 December
    The Holy Innocents
  • 31 December
    John Wyclif, reformer, 1384



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