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Readings for May 2016

Readings assigned for the major services (Sunday, Wednesday) for May 2016. 

1 May – Sixth Sunday of Easter
Acts 16:9-15; Psalm 67; Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5; John 5:1-9

4 May
Acts 17.15, 22—18.1; Psalm 148.1–2, 11–14; John 16.12–15

5 May – Ascension Day
Acts 1.1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1.15-23; Luke 24.44-53

8 May – Seventh Sunday of Easter
Acts 16:16-34; Psalm 97; Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21; John 17:20-26

11 May
Acts 20.28-38; Psalm 68.27-28,32-35; John 17.11-19

15 May – Pentecost
Acts 2.1-21; Psalm 104.26-36,37b; Romans 8.14-17; John 14. 8-17

18 May
James 4.13-17; Psalm 49.1-2,5-10; Mark 9.38-40

22 May – Trinity Sunday
Proverbs 8.1-4,22-31; Psalm 8; Romans 5.1-5; John 16.12-15

25 May – Corpus Christi (transferred)
Genesis 14.18-20; Psalm 116.10-17; 1 Corinthians 11.23-26; John 6.51-58

29 May (Baptism)
1 Kings 8.22-23,41-43; Psalm 96.1-9; Galatians 1.1-12; Luke 7.1-10

 

Additional festivals and commemorations in May:

  •  2 May –  Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria, teacher of the faith, 373
  •  4 May –  English saints and martyrs of the Reformation Era
  • 12 May –  Gregory Dix, priest, monk, scholar, 1952
  • 14 May – Matthias the Apostle
  • 16 May – Caroline Chisholm, social reformer, 1877
  • 19 May – Dunstan, archbishop, monastic reformer, 988
  • 20 May – Alcuin, deacon, abbot, 804
  • 21 May – Helena, protector of the Holy Places, 330
  • 24 May – John and Charles Wesley, evangelists, hymn writers, 1791 and 1788
  • 25 May – The Venerable Bede, monk, scholar, historian, 735
    Aldhelm, bishop, 709
  • 26 May – Augustine, archbishop, 605
    John Calvin, reformer, 1564
    Philip Neri, founder of the Oratorians, spiritual guide, 1595
  • 28 May – Lanfranc, monk, archbishop, scholar, 1089
  • 30 May – Josephine Butler, social reformer, 1906
    Joan of Arc, visionary, 1431
    Apolo Kivebulaya, priest, evangelist, 1933
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