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Readings and prayers for Sunday 12 November 2023 and the following week: 

We pray for Anna, our bishop, and Allen, our rector. In our diocesan cycle of prayer this week, we pray for the people of St Saviour-by-the-Sea, Cortes Island, and Rev. Stephanie Wood. In our provincial cycle of prayer, we pray for the  people and clergy of the Diocese of Kootenay and Archbishop Lynne McNaughton. 

This week the Anglican Church of Canada prays for the Primate, Linda Nicholls, and for the members of the Council of General Synod.

In the Anglican Council of Indigenous People cycle of prayer, we pray for Indigenous Archbishop Chris Harper, and for the souls of all the children who died while away from home at residential schools..

In the Anglican Communion cycle of prayer, we pray for Igreja Anglicana de Mocambique e Angola.

Collect:  Father of all, we pray to you for those we love, but see no longer. Grant them your peace, let light perpetual shine upon them, and in your loving wisdom and almighty power, work in them the good purpose of your perfect will; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. (BAS p.429)

Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer for the week:

  • Mon Nov 13 The Diocese of Asante-Mampong – The Church of the Province of West Africa
  • Tues Nov 14 The Diocese of Saint Asaph – The Church in Wales
  • Wed Nov 15 The Diocese of Athabasca – The Anglican Church of Canada
  • Thurs Nov 16 The Diocese of Atlanta – The Episcopal Church
  • Fri Nov 17 The Diocese of Attooch – Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan
  • Sat Nov 18 The Diocese of Auckland – The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia

BIBLE READINGS FOR THE WEEK - click links for full text of readings for that day

Lectionary for Sunday 12 November 2023:  Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16 or Amos 5:18-24 and Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20 or Psalm 70  • 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18  • Matthew 25:1-13

This week's readings at St Philip: Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9,  Psalm 116:1-8, Matthew 25:1-13

"After Pentecost during Ordinary Time, there are two sets of Hebrew Bible readings. One set progresses semi-continuously through the Patriarchal/Exodus narratives (Year A), the Monarchial narratives (Year B), and the Prophets (Year C). The other set is related thematically, or is complementary, to the gospel lections for those dates. The Hebrew Bible lections during the rest of the year are thematically related to the gospel lections, which are in turn connected to the seasons of the Church Year. Additional readings are provided for special feast days." Daily readings below are from the Complementary thread, related to the weekly Sunday Gospel lection and sermonSource


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