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Readings for worship in August 2017

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

2 August – Joseph of Arimathea
Genesis 23.3–9,17–19; Psalm 16.5-11; James 1:17–18;Luke 23:50–56

6 August
Genesis 32.22-31; Psalm 17.1-7,16; Romans 9.1-5; Matthew 14.13-21

9 August
Numbers 13.1-2,25-14.1,26-35; Psalm 106.14-24; Matthew 15.21-28

13 August
Genesis 37.1-4,12-28; Psalm 105.1-10; Romans 10.5-15; Matthew 14.22-33

16 August
Deuteronomy 34; Psalm 66.14-18; Matthew 18.15-20

20 August
Genesis 45.1-15; Psalm 133; Romans 11.1-2a,29-32; Matthew 15.21-28

23 August
Judges 9.6-15; Psalm 21.1-6; Matthew 20.1-16

27 August
Exodus 1.8-2.10; Psalm 124; Romans 12.1-8; Matthew 16.13

30 August – John Bunyan
Proverbs 4.1-9; Psalm 34.11-17; Hebrews 12.1-2; John 16.12-15

 

Additional Festivals & Commemorations During August 

  • Aug 4               
    Jean-Baptiste Vianney, Curé d’Ars, spiritual guide, 1859
  • Aug 5               
    Oswald, king of Northumbria, martyr, 642
  • Aug 7               
    Transfiguration of Our Lord (transferred from Aug 6)
  • Aug 8               
    Dominic, priest, founder of the Order of Preachers, 1221
  • Aug 9               
    Mary Sumner, founder of the Mothers’ Union, 1921
    Edith Stein, teacher of the faith, religious and martyr, 1942
  • Aug 10  
    Laurence, deacon at Rome, martyr, 258
  • Aug 11  
    Clare of Assisi, founder of the Minoresses (Poor Clares), 1253
    John Henry Newman, priest, 1890
  • Aug 14  
    Maximilian Kolbe, friar, martyr, 1941
  • Aug 15  
    The Blessed Virgin Mary
  • Aug 24  
    Bartholomew the Apostle
  • Aug 28  
    Augustine, bishop, teacher of the faith, 430
  • Aug 30  
    Beheading of John the Baptist
  • Aug 31  
    Aidan, bishop of Lindisfarne, missionary, 651
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