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Readings for May 2017

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

3 May
Acts 8.1b-8; Psalm 66.1-6; John 6.35-40

7 May – Easter 4
Acts 2.42-47; Psalm 23; 1 Peter 2.19-25; John 10.1-10

10 May
Acts 12.24-13.5; Psalm 67; John 12.44-50

14 May – Easter 5
Acts 7.55-60; Psalm 31.1-5,15-16; 1 Peter 2.2-10; John 14.1-14

17 May
Acts 15.1-6; Psalm 122.1-5; John 15.1-8

21 May – Easter 6
Acts 17.22-31; Psalm 66.7-18; 1 Peter 3.13-22; John 14.15-21

24 May – John & Charles Wesley
Isaiah 49.5-6; Psalm 103.1-4,13-18; Romans 12.11-17; Luke 9.2-6

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

28 May – Easter 7
Acts 1.6-14; Psalm 68.1-10; 1 Peter 4.12-14, 5.6-11; John 17.1-11

31 May – Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Zephaniah 3.14-18; Psalm 113; Romans 12.9-16; Luke 1.39-56

 

Additional festivals and commemorations in May

  • 1 May 
    Philip and James, Apostles
  • 2 May
    Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria, teacher of the faith, 373
  • 4 May  
    English saints and martyrs of the Reformation Era
  • 8 May 
    Julian of Norwich, spiritual writer, c 1417
  • 12 May  
    Gregory Dix, priest, monk, scholar, 1952
  • 15 May   
    Matthias the Apostle (transferred from May 14th)
  • 16 May  
    Caroline Chisholm, social reformer, 1877
  • 19 May  
    Dunstan, archbishop, monastic reformer, 988
  • 20 May 
    Alcuin, deacon, abbot, 804
  • 22-24 May  
    Rogation Days
  • 26 May 
    Augustine, archbishop, 605
    John Calvin, reformer, 1564
    Philip Neri, founder of the Oratorians, spiritual guide, 1595
  • 30 May
    Josephine Butler, social reformer, 1906
    Joan of Arc, visionary, 1431
    Apolo Kivebulaya, priest, evangelist, 1933
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