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Readings for October 2016

Readings assigned for the major services (Sunday, Wednesday) for the month of October 2016.

October 2nd – Harvest Festival, 19th Sunday after Trinity
Deuteronomy 26:1-11; Psalm 100; Philippians 4:4-9; John 6:25-35

October 5th
Galatians 2:1-2, 7-14; Psalm 117; Luke 11:1-4

October 9th – 20th Sunday after Trinity
Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7; Psalm 66:1-11; 2 Timothy 2:8-15; Luke 17:11-19

October 12th
Galatians 5:18-26; Psalm 1; Luke 11:42-46

October 16th – 21st Sunday after Trinity
Jeremiah 31:27-34; Psalm 119:97-104; 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5; Luke 18:1-8

October 19th – Henry Martyn, translator of the scriptures, missionary, 1812
Isaiah 49:1-6; Psalm 96:1-7; John 4:19-26

October 23rd – Last Sunday after Trinity
Joel 2:23-32; Psalm 65:1-7; 2 Timothy 4:6-8,16-18; Luke 18:9-14

October 26th – Alfred, king of the West Saxons, scholar, 899
Psalm 21:1-7; Wisdom of Solomon 6:1-3,9-12,24-25; Luke 6:43-49

October 30th – All Saints’ Day
Wisdom 3:1-9; Psalm 24:1-6; Revelation 21:1-6a; John 11:32-44

 

Additional festivals and commemorations in October:

Oct 1st
Gregory the Enlightener, bishop, apostle of Armenia, c 332 (Armenia)
Remigius, Bishop of Rheims, apostle to the Franks, 533 (France)
Anthony Ashley Cooper (Earl of Shaftesbury), social reformer, 1885
Thérèse of Lisieux, religious, 1897 (France)

Oct 4th
Francis of Assisi, friar, deacon, founder of the Friars Minor, 1226

Oct 6th
William Tyndale, translator of the scriptures, martyr, 1536
Bruno, founder of the Carthusian order, 1101 (France)

Oct 10th
Paulinus, Bishop of York, missionary, 644
Thomas Traherne, poet, spiritual writer, 1674

Oct 11th Ethelburga, Abbess of Barking, 675
James the Deacon, companion of Paulinus, 7th cent

Oct 12th
Wilfrid of Ripon, bishop, missionary, 709
Elizabeth Fry, prison reformer, 1845
Edith Cavell, nurse, 1915

Oct 13th
Edward the Confessor, king of England, 1066

Oct 15th
Teresa of Avila, religious, teacher of the faith, 1582 (Spain)

Oct 17th
Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch, martyr, c 107

Oct 18th
Luke the Evangelist

Oct 25th
Crispin and Crispinian, martyrs at Rome, c 287 (Italy)

Oct 26th
Cedd, Abbot of Lastingham, Bishop of the East Saxons, 664

Oct 27th
Otteran (Odran or Oran), abbot, companion of St Columba

Oct 28th
Simon and Jude, Apostles

Oct 29th
James Hannington, Bishop of Eastern Equatorial Africa, martyr, 1885

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