READINGS

 

Readings for Holy Week

Monday through to Easter Sunday

Monday 6th April – Cleansing the Temple

Old Testament: Isaiah 56: 6 – 8 [The house of prayer for all nations]

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 3: 10 – 17 [You are God’s temple]

Gospel: Mark 11: 15 – 18 [The temple cleansed]

 

Tuesday 7th April – Teaching in the Temple

Old Testament: Ezekiel 3: 4 – 11 [Rebellious house]

Epistle: Ephesians 4: 25 through to 5: 2  [He gave himself up for us]

Gospel: Luke 22: 47 – 53  [Daily in the temple]

 

Wednesday 8th April – Anointing at Bethany

Old Testament: Isaiah 50: 4 – 9 [A sufferer unafraid]

Epistle: 2 Corinthians 2: 14 – 17  [Fragrance of Christ]

Gospel: Matthew 26: 1 – 15  [Anointing for burial]

 

Maundy Thursday 9th April – The Last Supper

Old Testament: Exodus 12: 1 – 14  [The passover meal]

Epistle: 1 Corinthians 11: 23 – 29 [The new covenant in my blood]

Gospel: Mark 14: 12 – 31  [The Account of the last supper], or Luke 22: 7 – 23; John 13: 1 – 35; Matthew 26: 17 – 35

GOOD FRIDAY 10th April
The Crucifixion

Old Testament: Isaiah 52: 13 through to 53: 12  [Wounded for our transgressions]

Epistle: Hebrews 10: 4 – 18 [The true sacrifice]

Gospel: Mark 15: 6 – 41 or Luke 23: 13 – 49  [The crucifixion]

 

Holy Saturday 11th April – The Grave

Old Testament: Job 19: 23 – 27a [Vindication after death]

Epistle: 1 Peter 3: 18 – 22 [The spirits in prison]

Gospel: Mark 15: 42 – 47 or Luke 23: 50 – 56  [The burial of Jesus]

 

EASTER SUNDAY – 12th April
Christ is Risen!!!!

Old Testament: Jeremiah 31: 1 – 6

Epistle: Colossians 3: 1 – 4

Gospel: John 20: 1 – 18

 

The Sentence:
Alleluia! The Lord is risen indeed. To him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Alleluia!
[Luke 24: 34; Revelation 1: 6]

 

Collect:
Glorious Lord of Life,
we praise you,
that by the mighty resurrection of your Son,
you have delivered us from sin and death
and made your whole creation new;
grant that we who celebrate with joy
Christ’s rising from the dead,
may be raised from the death of sin
to the life of righteousness;
through him who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God now and for ever.
Amen

 

 

The Word For Today