To connect to other Prayer Sites click on the desired links below
Daily Prayer from CHURCH OF ENGLAND
From the time of the First Book of Common Prayer of 1549, there has been a provision for clergy and lay people to say the Offices of the Church.
This link to the Church of England provides Morning and Evening Prayer, and Night Prayer (Compline).
There is also a choice between traditional Anglican liturgical language or contemporary use.
As you click onto the form of prayer and the choice of language the page opens with the Office with the appointed readings and psalms for the day.
The word office means the ‘official’ prayer of the Church. When we use this form of prayer we join with Church throughout the world in opening lips to praise God’s Holy Name.
Using the Two Image Links below you can connect to the Church of England web site and their Daily Prayer Page.
Bible Readings for the MASS
From Catholic Bishops of America
This link for the readings at Mass are on a Roman Catholic website of the Catholic Bishops of America, and used with their permission.
However, this will mean, that from time to time the readings would be for certain Catholic feast days that are not observed in the Anglican Church.
On other occasions the name of the feast is not the same as what we would have in the Anglican Church, but the readings are the same.
All you have to do is to click on the calendar date and the appropriate reading of the day appears on the screen.
It has been an old custom of the Anglican Church to read the appointed scripture for the Sunday in advance, to prepare the heart and mind to hear them proclaimed.
The Anglican church has always had a equal understanding of Word and Sacrament as the basis for a healthy and balanced spirituality.
Below the connection is an explanation of the order and arrangement of the readings.
Click onto the image, and then on the green menu, across the top of the page, click onto Bible, which will indicate ‘Today’s Readings’.
Alternatively click on the image below to go straight to Bible Reading Page
On that page is a calendar to the right click on required date, and you can search on any day for the appropriate readings.
EXPLANATION ON THE ORDER AND ARRANGEMENT OF THE READINGS AT MASS
In 1969, at the Second Vatican Council, the Roman Catholic Church made a momentum decision to creating a new order of readings of Sacred Scripture for the Mass.
For Sundays, the reading of the New Testament was spread over a cycle of the three years based on one of the Gospels. Matthew Year A, Mark Year B, Luke Year C. In each of these years there are large portions of John’s Gospel in Lent and the 50 days of Easter. For weekdays the readings were spread over two years. Among the churches in Australia this arrangement became known as the Common Lectionary and was adopted by the Anglican, Lutheran and Uniting churches. For few decades the majority of Christians were all hearing the same scripture proclaimed on a Sunday.
Since that time another arrangement was made called The Revised Common Lectionary. It was not accepted by the Catholic Church. For Anglicans in Australia we have three authorized sets of readings: Book of Common Prayer 1662, An Australian Prayer Book 1978 (Common Lectionary), A Prayer Book for Australia 1995 (Revised Common Lectionary).
At the Morningside Parish we use the Common Lectionary.