Readings April 2018

 

READINGS FOR April 2018

Eucharists - Sundays and Holy Days
8.00 am & 9.45 am
Evensong - 3.00pm (Nov to March) 6.00pm (Apr to Oct)

(Where there is a choice of first reading at the Parish Eucharist the asterisk denotes the favoured text.
Where two page numbers are given for the same text, the first is for the Authorised Version used at 8am and Evensong and the second for the Revised English Bible used at the Parish Eucharist).

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Sunday 1st

 


Easter Evensong
6.00 pm

EASTER DAY
Acts 10. 34-43  (6.00am & 9.45am)
John 20. 1-18 (6.00am)
Mark 16. 1-8  (9.45am)

Ezekiel 37. 1-14
Luke 14. 13-35


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p.1091/98
p.1021/46

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p.1047/65

Sunday 8th

 


Evensong
6.00 pm

THE SECOND SUNDAY OF EASTER
Acts 4. 32-35*
1 John 1.1 – 2.2
John 20. 19-end

Genesis 3. 8-15
Galatians 4. 1-5


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p.1229/212
p.1091/98

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p.1176/168

Sunday 15th

THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EASTER
Acts 3. 12-19*
1 John 3. 1-7
Luke 24.36b-48


p.1096/103
p.1230/214
p. 1062/77

Sunday 22nd

 


Evensong
6.00 pm

THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Acts 4. 5-12*
1 John 3. 16-end
John 10. 11-18

Exodus 16. 4-15
Revelation 2. 12-17


p.1097/103
p.1231/214
p.1078/88

p.78/57
p.1237/220

Sunday 29th

 


Evensong
6.00 pm

THE FIFTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Acts 8. 26-end*
1 John 4. 17-end
John 15. 1-8

Isaiah 60. 1-14
Revelation 3. 1-13


p.1104/109
p.1232/215
p.1083/94

p.757/620
p.1238/220

For clergy with children the relationship between the school year and the Church’s Calendar is an important one. It didn’t work very well at Christmas when schools finished on 15th December and returned on 2nd January. New year celebrations were curtailed and any hope of a post Christmas break was dashed. It is therefore a relief that Easter, being relatively early, coincides with the first weekend of the school holiday. There is the pleasing prospect of a period of extended rest afterwards as well as an intriguing conjunction, that of Easter Day with April Fool’s Day. I’m no authority on the latter but I’m sure it’s of a kind with the ancient Advent/Christmas custom of the Lord of Misrule, when servants became masters and conventional proprieties were subverted. There is something appropriate in celebrating the Resurrection on such a day. What greater act of subversion can there be than mortal flesh overcoming the power of death? In traditional custom, the subversion of propriety acted as a safety valve. It was a brief distraction before the resumption of normality. Easter is a long season. There are fifty days to Pentecost and by the time we get there our proclamation Alleluia! Christ is Risen! will have become a little careworn. But when Easter is over and all the chocolate has been consumed the crucified Christ remains risen. He does not return to the grave and though we return to the customary patterns of life the hope and joy of faith is that of dwelling in a changed reality suffused with the irrepressible life of Christ. I pray a very happy and enduring Easter to all readers.

 Charles Booth

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May herest in peace and rise in glory

 

 


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