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Readings for January 2016

Scripture assigned for the major services (Sunday, Wednesday) during January 2016.

3 January – Epiphany (observed) 
Isaiah 60.1-6; Psalm 72.10-16; Ephesians 3.1–12; Matthew 2.1-12

6 January – Epiphany 
Isaiah 60.1-6; Psalm 72.10-16; Ephesians 3.1–12; Matthew 2.1-12

10 January – Baptism of Christ 
Isaiah 43.1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8.14-17; Luke 3.15–17,21-22 

13 January – Hilary, bishop, teacher 
2 Timothy 1.13-14,2.1-3; Psalm 19.7-10; Luke 12.8-12 

17 January – Second Sunday of Epiphany 
Isaiah 62.1-5; Psalm 36.5-10; 1 Corinthians 12.1-11; John 2.1-11 

20 January 
1 Samuel 17.32-33,37,40-51; Psalm 144.1-2,9-10; Mark 3.1-6 

24 January – Third Sunday of Epiphany 
Nehemiah 8.1-3,5-6,8-10; Psalm 19.1-6; 1 Corinthians 12.12-31a; Luke 4.14-21 

27 January 
2 Samuel 7.4-17; Psalm 89.19-27; Mark 4.1-20 

31 January – Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas) (observed)
Malachi 3.1-5; Psalm 24.1-10; Hebrews 2.14-18; Luke 2.22-40

 

Additional festivals and commemorations in January:

  • January 1st
    The Naming and Circumcision of Jesus
  • January 2nd
    Basil the Great and Gregory of Nazianzus, bishops, 379 and 389 (Turkey);
    Seraphim, monk, spiritual guide, 1833 (Russia);
    Vedanayagam Samuel Azariah, bishop, evangelist, 1945 (India)
  • January 11th
    Mary Slessor, missionary, 1915 (Nigeria)
  • January 12th
    Aelred, abbot, 1167
  • January 13th
    Hilary, bishop, teacher of the faith, 367 (France);
    Kentigern (Mungo), missionary bishop, 603 (Scotland)
  • January 19th
    Wulfstan, bishop, 1095
  • January 20th
    Richard Rolle, spiritual writer, 1349
  • January 21st
    Agnes, child martyr, 304 (Italy)
  • January 22nd
    Vincent of Saragossa, deacon, martyr, 304 (Spain)
  • January 25th
    Conversion of Paul
  • January 26th
    Timothy and Titus, companions of Paul (Titus: Crete)
  • January 27th
    Holocaust Memorial Day
  • January 28th
    Thomas Aquinas, priest, philosopher, teacher of the faith, 1274
  • January 30th
    Charles, king and martyr, 1649
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