In the Fourth Nocturn

Additional lessons from the 1961 Table of Lessons

The following First Lessons may be used at the discretion of the Minister in place of the lessons from the Apocrypha on Sundays from the Twenty-first to the Twenty-sixth Sundays after Trinity.

Year I

Morning Prayer Evening Prayer
Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity Job 39:1–40:4 Jeremiah 5:20–end
Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity Habakkuk 1:1–14 Jeremiah 10:1–16
Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity Habakkuk 2:1–14 Jeremiah 11:1–15
Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity Habakkuk 3:2–end Jeremiah 22:1–9
Twenty-fifth Sunday after Trinity Amos 2:4–end Ezekiel 14:1–11
Twenty-sixth Sunday after Trinity Amos 4:4–end Ezekiel 14:12–end

Year II

Morning Prayer Evening Prayer
Twenty-first Sunday after Trinity Proverbs 2 Daniel 1
Twenty-second Sunday after Trinity Proverbs 9:1–11 Daniel 2:1–23
Twenty-third Sunday after Trinity Proverbs 16:9–20 Daniel 2:24–45
Twenty-fourth Sunday after Trinity Proverbs 25:11–end Daniel 9:1–19
Twenty-fifth Sunday after Trinity Zechariah 1:7–end Zechariah 9:9–12 & 16
Twenty-sixth Sunday after Trinity Zechariah 11 Zechariah 13

Lessons for Special Occasions

Feast of Dedication

on the anniversary of the consecration of a church, or, where the actual date is unknown, on the first Sunday in October, as ordered by Convocation in 1536, and as permitted in the Proposed Prayer Book of 1928.

1st Evensong Genesis 28:10–end Revelation 21:9–16
Mattins 2 Chronicales 29:6–19 Ephesians 2:8–end
2nd Evensong 1 Kings 8:22–30 Hebrews 10:19–25

Patronal Festival,

that is, the Festival of our Lord, or of the mystery, or of the saint in whose honour the church is dedicated. If this day is provided with proper lessons in the Table of Lessons, these will be read, but if not, appropriate lessons should be chosen.

Thanksgiving for Harvest

Genesis 1:24–end Matthew 13:24–30, 36–43
Deuteronomy 8 Luke 8:4–15
Deuteronomy 26:1–11 Luke 12:13–34
Joel 2:21–27 John 6:26–35

Remembrance Sunday

Micah 4:1–5 Romans 8:31–end
Ecclesiasticus 51:1–12 1 Corinthians 15:30–end

St Andrew’s Tide

and other missionary occasions

Isaiah 49:1–13 Luke 4:16–21
Isaiah 61 John 4:31–38
Ezekiel 2:1–3:3 Acts 16:6–15
Jonah 3 Romans 10:9–15
Zechariah 8:20–end Ephesians 3:1–11

Commomoration of the Faithful Departed

(suitable for use on All Souls’ Day and on other appropriate occasions)1

Isaiah 38:10–30 John 5:24–29
Isaiah 43:1–7 1 Corinthians 15:51–end
Job 19:21–27a Revelation 1:9–18

or, except on November 2nd,

Wisdom 3:1–9 John 11:21–27
Wisdom 4:7–13 1 Thessalonians 4:13–end
Wisdom 5:1–15 Revelation 20:11–13

Thanksgiving for the Institution of Holy Communion

Exodus 16:2–15 Mark 14:12–25
Exodus 24:1–11 John 6:22–35
Proverbs 9:1–5 1 Corinthians 10:1–17

  1. Editorial note: I assume the lessons for Commemoration of the Faithful Departed and for Thanksgiving for the Institution of Holy Communion are ordered and intended to be read as First Evensong/Mattins/Second Evensong, but the book I have contains no positive indication of this.