Readings for June

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Here is a list of the Sunday readings for June, with the traditional Collects.

7th June – Trinity Sunday
Isaiah 40.12-17,27-31, Psalm 8, 2 Corinthians 13.11-13, Matthew 28.16-20

Collect
Almighty and everlasting God,
you have given us your servants grace,
by the confession of a true faith,
to acknowledge the glory of the eternal Trinity
and in the power of the divine majesty to worship the Unity:
keep us steadfast in this faith,
that we may evermore be defended from all adversities;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

14th June – The First Sunday after Trinity
Continuous:
Genesis 18.1-15 [21.1-7], Psalm 116.1,10-17*, Romans 5.1-8, Matthew 9.35 – 10.8 [9-23]
(or – Related):
Exodus 19.2-8a, Psalm 100, Romans 5.1-8, Matthew 9.35 – 10.8 [9-23]

Collect
O God, the strength of all those who put their trust in you,
mercifully accept our prayers
and, because through the weakness
of our mortal nature
we can do no good thing without you,
grant us the help of your grace,
that in the keeping of your commandments
we may please you both in will and deed;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

21st June – The Second Sunday after Trinity
Continuous:
Genesis 21.8-21, Psalm 86.1-10,16-17*, Romans 6.1b-11, Matthew 10.24-39
(or – Related):
Jeremiah 20.7-13, Psalm 69.8-11[12-17]18-20*, Romans 6.1b-11, Matthew 10.24-39

Collect
Lord, you have taught us
that all our doings without love are nothing worth:
send your Holy Spirit
and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of love,
the true bond of peace and of all virtues,
without which whoever lives is counted dead before you.
Grant this for your only Son Jesus Christ’s sake,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

28th June – The Third Sunday after Trinity
Continuous:
Genesis 22.1-14, Psalm 13, Romans 6.12-23, Matthew 10.40-42
(or – Related):
Jeremiah 28.5-9, Psalm 89.1-4,15-18*, Romans 6.12-23, Matthew 10.40-42

Collect
Almighty God,
you have broken the tyranny of sin
and have sent the Spirit of your Son into our hearts whereby we call you Father:
give us grace to dedicate our freedom
to your service,
that we and all creation may be brought to
the glorious liberty of the children of God;
through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord,
who is alive and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
one God, now and for ever.

Daily Readings

There are set readings for every day of the year in the Church of England’s regular calendar. It could be possible to compile a daily listing here, but a far easier resource for those with Internet access is the excellent Oremus website.

“Oremus” is Latin for “Let us pray” and one page <oremus.org/cofe.html> gives a simple link to the Common Worship liturgy for that day. It’s all in one place and includes all the readings and psalms as well as the Collect and so on.
A really good Take-Away Ready Meal for your soul! That one link will call up the appropriate page for today, yesterday and tomorrow.

If you can’t access this, the full lectionary for May is available in printed format. (Yes! On real paper!). If you want one, get in touch with Chris Wright with your address and Postman Pat will do the rest!

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