Readings and prayers for Sunday December 25, Christmas Day, and the following week:
We pray for our interim priest, Peter Parker, and for our next incumbent, Allen Doerksen. In our diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for: Anna, our bishop; the people of Christ Church Cathedral, Victoria, and the Cathedral clergy, Jeannine Friesen, Ross Bliss & Ian Powell; the clergy and people of the Diocese of Caledonia, and Bishop David Lehmann.
This week in the Anglican Church of Canada cycle of prayer, we pray for Director Joe Vecsi and the staff of Communications and Information Resources; Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer Amal Attia and the staff of Financial Management and Administration.
In the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples cycle of prayer, we pray for Indigenous Peoples in the Diocese of Ontario.
In the Anglican Communion cycle of prayer, we pray for The Anglican Church of Melanesia.
Diocesan prayers for the week:
- Mon Dec 26 Barry Foster - diocesan executive officer
- Tues Dec 27 diocesan youth & family ministries
- Wed Dec 28 Tara Saracuse - executive assistant, bishop’s office
- Thurs Dec 29 Ansley Tucker – interim director of deacons
- Fri Dec 30 Gillian Astbury-Heinke & Kevin Heinke - diocesan finance officer
- Sat Dec 31 SuSan Jensen & Gerry Porter - S. Peter and S. Paul, Esquimalt
Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer for the week:
- Mon Dec 26 St Stephen, Deacon, Protomartyr: The Diocese of Oklahoma – The Episcopal Church (VII (7) Province)
- Tues Dec 27 St John, Apostle and Evangelist: The Diocese of Okrika – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) (Niger Delta Province)
- Wed Dec 28 Holy Innocents: The Diocese of Oleh – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) (Bendel Province)
- Thurs Dec 29 St Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1170: The Diocese of Olo – The Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan (Western Equatoria Province)
- Fri Dec 30 The Diocese of Olympia – The Episcopal Church (VIII (8) Province)
- Sat Dec 31 The Diocese of Omu-Aran – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) (Kwara Province)
BIBLE READINGS FOR THE WEEK
Sunday December 25, 2022 - click links for full text of readings for that day
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