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Readings for March 2017

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

1 March – Ash Wednesday
2 Corinthians 5.20b-6.10; Psalm 51.1-18; John 8.1-11

5 March – Lent 1
Genesis 2.15–17 3.1–7; Psalm 32; Romans 5.12–19; Matthew 4.1–11

8 March
Jonah 3; Psalm 51.1–5, 17–18; Luke 11.29–32

12 March – Lent 2
Genesis 12.1–4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4.1–5,13–17; John 3.1–17

15 March
Jeremiah 18.18–20; Psalm 31.4–5, 14–18; Matthew 20.17–28

19 March – Lent 3
Exodus 17.1–7; Psalm 95; Romans 5.1–11; John 4.5–42 

22 March
Deuteronomy 4.1, 5–9; Psalm 147.13–21; Matthew 5.17–19

26 March – Mothering Sunday
Exodus 2.1–10; Psalm 34.11–20; Colossians 3.12–17; John 19.25b–27

29 March
Isaiah 49.8–15; Psalm 145.8–18; John 5.17–30

 

Additional festivals and commemorations in March 

  • March 2nd
    Chad, bishop, missionary, 672
  • March 7th
    Perpetua, Felicity and companions, martyrs at Carthage, 203
  • March 8th
    Ember Day, Edward King, bishop of Lincoln, 1910
    Felix, bishop, apostle to the East Angles, 647
    Geoffrey Studdert Kennedy, priest, poet, 1929
  • March 10th & 11th
    Ember Days
  • March 17th
    Patrick, bishop, missionary, patron of Ireland, c460
  • March 18th
    Cyril, bishop of Jerusalem, teacher of the faith, 386
  • March 20th
    Joseph of Nazareth (transferred from March 19th)
  • March 21st
    Thomas Cranmer, archbishop, Reformation martyr, 1556
  • March 24th
    Walter Hilton, mystic, 1396
    Paul Couturier, priest, ecumenist, 1953
    Oscar Romero, archbishop, martyr, 1980
  • March 25th
    Annunciation of our Lord to the Blessed Virgin Mary
  • March 31st
    John Donne, priest, poet, 1631
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