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Readings and prayers for Sunday 19 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, Denman Island. In our provincial cycle of prayer, we pray for the  clergy and people of the Diocese of New Westminster and Bishop John Stephens. 

This week the Anglican Church of Canada prays for the Primate, Linda Nicholls, and for the Secretary General and staff of the Anglican Communion Office.

In the Anglican Council of Indigenous People cycle of prayer, we pray for Indigenous Archbishop Chris Harper, and for Indigenous Peoples in the Diocese of Fredericton.

In the Anglican Communion cycle of prayer, we pray for The Church of the Province of Myanmar (Burma).

Collect:  Almighty God, you sent your Son Jesus Christ to be the light of the world. Free us from all that darkens and ensnares us, and bring us to eternal light and joy; through the power of him who is alive and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen. (BAS p.392)

Anglican Communion Cycle of Prayer for the week:

  • Mon Nov 20 The Diocese of North West Australia – The Anglican Church of Australia
  • Tues Nov 21 The Diocese of Aweil – Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan
  • Wed Nov 22 The Diocese of Awerial – Province of the Episcopal Church of South Sudan
  • Thurs Nov 23 The Diocese of Awgu / Aninri – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)
  • Fri Nov 24 The Diocese of Awka – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)
  • Sat Nov 25 The Diocese of Awori – The Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion)

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

Lectionary for Sunday 19 November 2023:  Judges 4:1-7 and Psalm 123  • 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11  •   Matthew 25:14-30

This week's readings at St Philip: Judges 4:1-7,  Psalm 121, Matthew 25:14-30

"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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