Diocese of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory

Cycle of Prayer – February 2021

DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER – FEBRUARY 2021

Sunday YEAR B

7th February – The Second Sunday before Lent (Green)

ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER: The Anglican Church of Burundi – The Most Reverend Martin NyabohoBishop of Makamba and Primate of Burundi.

DIOCESAN: Waterford – The Very Reverend Maria Jansson, The Reverend Dr. Christine O’Dowd-Smyth.

PORVOO PRAYER DIARY: Church of Norway: Diocese of Hamar, Bishop Solveig Fiske.

LINK DIOCESE SODOR & MAN: The West Coast – The Very Reverend Nigel Godfrey.

READINGS: Option A: Creation – Proverbs 8: 1, 22-31, Psalm 104: 26-37, Colossians 1: 15-20, John 1: 1-14 or Option B: Proper 3 – Hosea 2: 14-20, Psalm 103: 1-13, 22, 2 Corinthians 3: 1-6, Mark 2: 13-22.

14th February – The Sunday before Lent (White or Green)

ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER: The Anglican Church of Canada – The Most Reverend Linda Nicholls – Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada

DIOCESAN: Fiddown – The Reverend Vicki Lynch.

PORVOO PRAYER DIARY: Evangelical Lutheran Church in Denmark: Diocese of Roskilde, Bishop Peter Fischer-Moeller.

LINK DIOCESE SODOR & MAN: Braddan – The Reverend Daniel Richards.

READINGS: Option A: Transfiguration (White) – 2 Kings 2: 1-12, Psalm 50: 1-6, 2 Corinthians 4: 3-6, Mark 9: 2-9 or Option B: Proper 4 (Green) – Deuteronomy 5: 12-15, Psalm 81: 1-10, 2 Corinthians 4: 5-12, Mark 2: 23 – 3: 6.

21st February – The First Sunday in Lent (Violet)

ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER: The Church of the Province of Central Africa – The Most Reverend Albert Chama – Archbishop of Central Africa & Bishop of Northern Zambia.

DIOCESAN: Killeshin – The Reverend Robert Stotesbury.

PORVOO PRAYER DIARY: Church of England: Diocese of Peterborough, Bishop Donald Allister, Bishop John Holbrook.

LINK DIOCESE SODOR & MAN: St George and All Saints, Douglas – The Reverend Andrew Brown.

.READINGS: Genesis 9: 8-17, Psalm 25: 1-9, 1 Peter 3: 18-22, Mark 1: 9-15.

28th February – The Second Sunday in Lent (Violet)

ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER: Iglesia Anglicana de la Region Central de America – The Most Reverend Julio Murray Thompson – Primate of IARCA & Bishop of Panama.

DIOCESAN: Kilkenny – The Very Reverend David McDonnell, The Reverend Dr. Richard Marsh.

PORVOO PRAYER DIARY: Church of England: Diocese of Canterbury – Archbishop Justin Welby, Bishop Rose Hudson-Wilkin, Bishop Jonathan Goodall, Bishop Rod Thomas, Bishop Norman Banks.

LINK DIOCESE SODOR & MAN: St Matthew, Douglas – Vacant.

READINGS: Genesis 17: 1-7, 15-16, Psalm 22: 23-31, Romans 4: 13-25, Mark 8: 31-38 *or Mark 9: 2-9.

* The selection in italics is used when Option B has been taken on the Sunday before Lent. As this is an account of the Transfiguration, it is not used when the Sunday before Lent has been observed as Transfiguration Sunday.