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Readings for February 2020

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

2 February – Presentation of Christ in the Temple 
Malachi 3.1–5; Psalm 24.7-10; Hebrews 2.14–18; Luke 2.22–40 

5 February 
2 Samuel 24.2, 9–17; Psalm 32.1–8; Mark 6.1–6a

9 February – Epiphany 5 
Isaiah 58.1–9a; Psalm 112.1–9; 1 Corinthians 2.1–12; Matthew 5.13–20 

12 February 
1 Kings 10.1–10; Psalm 37.3–6, 30–32; Mark 7.14–23

16 February – Epiphany 6 (Proper 2, RCL) 
Sirach 15.15-20; Psalm 119.1-8; 1 Corinthians 3.1-9; Matthew 5.21-37 

19 February 
James 1.19–27; Psalm 15; Mark 8.22–26

23 February – Last Epiphany – Transfiguration 
Exodus 24.12–18; Psalm 99; 2 Peter 1.16–Matthew 17.1–9

26 February – Ash Wednesday 
Joel 2.1–2, 12–17; Psalm 51.1–18; 2 Corinthians 5.20b—6.10; John 8.1–11

Additional festivals and commemorations in February

  • 1 February
    Brigid, abbess, c 525
  • 3 February
    Anskar, archbishop, missionary, 865, ordinary time begins
  • 4 February
    Gilbert, founder of the Gilbertine Order, 1189
  • 5 February
    Agatha, martyr, 251
  • 6 February
    Martyrs of Japan, 1597; Accession of Queen Elizabeth II, 1952
  • 10 February
    Scholastica, abbess, c 543
  • 14 February
    Cyril and Methodius, missionaries, 869 and 885
    Valentine, martyr at Rome, c 269
  • 15 February
    Sigfrid, bishop, 1045
    Thomas Bray, priest, founder of SPCK and SPG, 17630
  • 17 February
    Janani Luwum, archbishop, martyr, 1977
  • 27 February
    George Herbert, priest, poet, 1633





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