DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER – December 2021
prepared by the Reverend Conor O’Reilly
DIOCESAN CYCLE OF PRAYER – DECEMBER 2021
Sunday YEAR C
5th December – The Second Sunday of Advent (Violet)
ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER: The Anglican Church of Burundi – The Most Reverend Sixbert Macumi – Archbishop of Burundi & Bishop of Buye.
DIOCESAN: Kilkenny College – The Reverend Alex Morahan.
PORVOO PRAYER DIARY: Church of Sweden: Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland: Diocese of Kuopio, Bishop Jari Jolkkonen.
LINK DIOCESE SODOR & MAN: The West Coast – The Very Reverend Nigel Godfrey.
READINGS: Baruch 5: 1-9 or Malachi 3: 1-4, Canticle: Benedictus, Philippians 1: 3-11, Luke 3: 1-6.
12th December – The Third Sunday of Advent (Violet)
ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER: The Anglican Church of Canada – The Most Reverend Linda Nicholls – Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada.
DIOCESAN: Enniscorthy – The Reverend Nicola Halford.
PORVOO PRAYER DIARY: Church of Norway: Diocese of Borg, Bishop Atle Sommerfeldt.
LINK DIOCESE SODOR & MAN: Braddan – The Reverend Daniel Richards.
READINGS: Zephaniah 3: 14-20, Canticle: Song of Isaiah or Psalm 146: 4-10, Philippians 4: 4-7, Luke 3: 7-18.
19th December – The Fourth Sunday of Advent (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: Baltinglass – The Reverend Mairt Hanley.
PORVOO PRAYER DIARY: Church of Norway: Diocese of Oslo, Bishop Kari Veiteberg.
LINK DIOCESE SODOR & MAN: St George and All Saints, Douglas – The Venerable Andrew Brown.
READINGS: Micah 5: 2-5a, Canticle: Magnificat or Psalm 80: 1-8, Hebrews 10: 5-10, Luke 1: 39-45 (46-55).
26th December – The First Sunday of Christmas (White) or Saint Stephen (Red)
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: Bishop of Cashel, Ferns and Ossory – The Right Reverend Michael Burrows.
PORVOO PRAYER DIARY: Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland: Diocese of Mikkeli, Bishop Seppo Häkkinen.
LINK DIOCESE SODOR & MAN: Bishop of Sodor and Man – The Right Reverend Peter Eagles.
READINGS: 1 Samuel: 2: 18-20, 26 Psalm 148, Colossians: 3: 12-17, Luke 2: 41-52 or Saint Stephen: 2 Chronicles 24: 20-22, Psalm 119: 161-168, Acts 7: 51-60, Matthew 10: 17-22.
Sunday YEAR B
7th November – The Third Sunday before Advent (Green)
ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER: The Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia – The Most Reverend Philip Richardson – Bishop of Waikato and Taranaki; Senior Bishop of New Zealand Dioceses; and Primate and Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia; The Most Reverend Don Tamihere – Pihopa o Tairawhiti and Pihopa o Aotearora and Primate and Archbishop of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia.
DIOCESAN: Clonenagh – The Reverend Victor Fitzpatrick.
PORVOO PRAYER DIARY: Church of Sweden: Diocese of Luleå, Bishop Åsa Nyström.
LINK DIOCESE SODOR & MAN: Arbory and Castletown – The Reverend Irene Cowell.
READINGS: Ruth 3: 1-5; 4: 13-17, Psalm 127, Hebrews 9: 24-28, Mark 12: 38-44.
*Remembrance Sunday may be observed using the following readings: Isaiah 2: 1-5 or Isaiah 10: 33 – 11: 9 or Ezekiel 37: 1-14, Psalm 4 or Psalm 47 or Psalm 93 or Psalm 126 or Psalm 130, Romans 8: 31-39 or Revelation 1: 1-7, Matthew 5: 1-12 or John 15: 9-17.
14th November – The Second Sunday before Advent (Green)
ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER: The Anglican Church of Australia – The Most Reverend Geoffrey Martyn Smith – Primate of Australia, Archbishop of Adelaide and Metropolitan of South Australia.
DIOCESAN: Clonmel – Vacant.
PORVOO PRAYER DIARY: Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Church: Archbishop Urmas Viilma, Bishop Tiit Salumäe, Bishop Joel Luhamets.
LINK DIOCESE SODOR & MAN: Malew and Santan – The Reverend Mark Radcliffe .
READINGS: 1 Samuel 1: 4-20, Psalm 16, Hebrews 10: 11-14, (15-18), 19-25, Mark 13: 1-8.
21st November – The Kingship of Christ (White)
ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER: The Church of Bangladesh – The Most Reverend Samuel Sunil Mankhin – Moderator, Church of Bangladesh & Bishop of Kushtia.
DIOCESAN: Leighlin – The Very Reverend Tom Gordon, The Reverend Pat Coleman (OLM).
PORVOO PRAYER DIARY: Scottish Episcopal Church: Diocese of Aberdeen and Orkney, Bishop Anne Dyer.
LINK DIOCESE SODOR & MAN: Rushen – The Reverend Joe Heaton.
READINGS: 2 Samuel 23: 1-7, Psalm 132: 1-12, (13-18), Revelation 1: 4b-8, John 18: 33-37.
28th November – The First Sunday of Advent (Violet) – YEAR C BEGINS
ANGLICAN CYCLE OF PRAYER: Igreja Episcopal Anglicana do Brasil – The Most Reverend Naudal Alves Gomes – Primate of Brazil & Bishop of Curitiba.
DIOCESAN: Ardamine – The Venerable Bob Gray, The Reverend Margaret Sykes (NSM).
PORVOO PRAYER DIARY: Evangelical Lutheran Church in Finland: Diocese of Porvoo, Bishop Bo-Göran Åstrand.
LINK DIOCESE SODOR & MAN: Marown, Foxdale and Baldwin – The Reverend Janice Ward.
READINGS: Jeremiah: 33: 14-16, Psalm 25: 1-9, 1 Thessalonians: 3: 9-13, Luke 21: 25-36.