Common Worship texts

    A Lectionary and Additional Collects
for Holy Communion
(Book of Common Prayer)
         
  Proper of Saints
         
    St Andrew
    Psalm 92.1-5
Romans 10.9-21
Zechariah 8.20-23
Matthew 4.18-22
 
         
    St Thomas
    Psalm 139.1-11
Ephesians 2.19-22
Job 42.1-6
John 20.24-31
 
         
    The Conversion of St Paul
    Psalm 67
Acts 9.1-22
Joshua 5.13-15
Matthew 19.27-30
 
         
    The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
    Psalm 48.1-7
Galatians 4.1-7
Malachi 3.1-5
Luke 2.22-40
 
         
    St Matthias
    Psalm 16.1-7
Acts 1.15-26
1 Samuel 2.27-35
Matthew 11.25-30
 
         
    The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    Psalm 113
Romans 5.12-19
Isaiah 7.10-14[15]
Luke 1.26-38
 
         
    St Mark
    Psalm 119.9-16
Ephesians 4.7-16
Proverbs 15.28-33
John 15.1-11
 
         
    St Philip and St James
    Psalm 25.1-9
James 1.[1]2-12
Proverbs 4.10-18
John 14.1-14
 
         
    St Barnabas
    Psalm 112
Acts 11.22-30
Job 29.11-16
John 15.12-16
 
         
    St John Baptist
    Psalm 80.1-7
Acts 13.22-26
Isaiah 40.1-11
Luke 1.57-80
 
         
    St Peter
    Psalm 125
Acts 12.1-11
Ezekiel 3.4-11
Matthew 16.13-19
 
         
    The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Collect   O God, who didst lead the Blessed Virgin Mary to visit Elizabeth, to their exceeding joy and comfort: Grant unto thy people, that as Mary did rejoice to be called the Mother of the Lord, so they may ever rejoice to believe the incarnation of thine only-begotten Son; to whom with thee and the Holy Ghost be all honour and glory, world without end. Amen
         
    Psalm 113
Galatians 4.1-5
1 Samuel 2.1-3
Luke 1.39-45
 
         
    St Mary Magdalen
The Collect   O Almighty God, whose blessed Son did call and sanctify Mary Magdalen to be a witness to his resurrection: Mercifully grant that by thy grace we may be healed of all our infirmities, and always serve thee in the power of his endless life, who with thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, one God, world without end. Amen.
         
    Psalm 30.1-5
2 Corinthians 5.14-17
Zephaniah 3.14-20
John 20.11-18
 
         
    St James
    Psalm 15
Acts 11.27-12.3a
2 Kings 1.9-15
Matthew 20.20-28
 
         
    The Transfiguration of our Lord
The Collect   O God, who before the passion of thine only-begotten Son didst reveal his glory upon the holy mount: Grant unto us thy servants, that in faith be-holding the light of his countenance, we may be strengthened to bear the cross, and be changed into his likeness from glory to glory; through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
         
    Psalm 84.1-7
1 John 3.1-3
Exodus 24. 12-18
Mark 9.2-7
 
         
    The Naming of Jesus
The Collect   Almighty God, who hast taught us that in the name of Jesus Christ alone is salvation: Mercifully grant that thy faithful people, ever glorifying in his name, may make thy salvation known to all the world, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
         
    Psalm 8
Acts 4.8-12
Jeremiah 14.7-9
Matthew 1.20-23
 
         
    St Bartholomew
    Psalm 15
Acts 5.12-16
Genesis 28.10-17
Luke 22.24-30
 
         
    The Beheading of St John Baptist
The Collect   O God, who didst vouchsafe to thy servant John Baptist to be in birth and death the forerunner of thy Son: Grant that as he was slain for truth and righteousness, so we may contend for the same unto the end; for the love of thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
         
    Psalm 92.11-end
Hebrews 11.32-12.2
2 Chronicles 24.17-21
Matthew 14.1-12
 
         
    The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary  
The Collect   O merciful God, hear the prayers of thy servants who commemorate the Nativity of the Mother of the Lord; and grant that by the incarnation of thy dear Son we may indeed be made nigh unto him; who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.
         
    Psalm 45.11-18
Romans 5.12-17
Genesis 3.9-15
Luke 11.27-28
 
         
    Holy Cross Day
The Collect   O God, who by the passion of thy blessed Son hast made the instrument of shameful death to be unto us the means of life and peace: Grant us so to glory in the Cross of Christ, that we may gladly suffer shame and loss; for the sake of the same thy Son our Lord. Amen.
         
    Psalm 67
1 Corinthians 1.17-25
Numbers 21.4-9
John 12.27-33
 
         
    St Matthew
    Psalm 119.65-72
2 Corinthians 4.1-6
Isaiah 33.13-17
Matthew 9.9-13
 
         
    St Michael and All Angels
    Psalm 103.17-22
Revelation 12.7-12
Daniel 10.10-19a
Matthew 18.1-10
 
         
    St Luke
    Psalm 147.1-6
2 Timothy 4.5-15
Isaiah 35.3-6
Luke 10.1-9
or Luke 7.36-50
 
         
    St Simon and St Jude
    Psalm 116.11-16
Jude 1-8
or Revelation 21.9-14
Isaiah 28.9-16
John 15.17-27
 
         
    All Saints' Day
    Psalm 33.1-5
Revelation 7.2-4,[5-8],9-12
Isaiah 66.20-23
Matthew 5.1-12