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Readings for February 2017

Readings for the main services of Holy Communion on Sundays and Wednesdays during February. 

February 1st – Brigid, Abbess of Kildare, c 525
Judges 4:4-9; Psalm 138; 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Matthew 6:25-33

February 5th – 4th Sunday before Lent
Isaiah 58:1–9a; Psalm 112:1–9; 1 Corinthians 2:1–12; Matthew 5:13–20

February 8th
Genesis 2:4b–9, 15–17; Psalm 104:11–12, 29–32; Mark 7:14–23

February 12th – 3rd Sunday before Lent
Deuteronomy 30:15–20; Psalm 119:1–8; 1 Corinthians 3:1–9; Matthew 5:21–37

February 15th – Thomas Bray, priest, founder of SPCK and SPG, 1730
Isaiah 55:6–11; Psalm 102:15–22; Matthew 9:35–38

February 19th – 2nd Sunday before Lent
Genesis 1:1—2:3; Psalm 136:1–9, 23–26; Romans 8:18–25; Matthew 6:25–34

February 22nd
James 1:19–27; Psalm 15; Mark 9:38–40

February 26th – Sunday next before Lent
Exodus 24:12–18; Psalm 99; 2 Peter 1:16–21; Matthew 17:1–9

Additional festivals and commemorations in February:

  • February 3rd     
    Anskar, Abp of Hamburg, missionary in Denmark and Sweden, 865
  • February 4th     
    Gilbert of Sempringham, founder of the Gilbertine order, 1189
  • February 6th     
    Marytrs of Japan, 1597
    Accession of Queen Elizabeth II, 1952
  • February 10th   
    Scholastica, abbess, c 543
  • February 14th
    Cyril and Methodius, missionaries, 869 and 885,
    Valentine, martyr at Rome, c 269
  • February 15th
    Sigfrid, bishop, apostle of Sweden, 1045,
  • February 17th
    Janani Luwum, archbishop, martyr, 1977 (Uganda)
  • February 23rd
    Polycarp, bishop, martyr, c 155
  • February 27th
    George Herbert, priest, poet, 1633
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