The Week of the First Sunday in Lent in 2021

The Temptation of Christ by the Devil
Félix Joseph Barrias
1860
Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Public Domain

1662 Book of Common Prayer

The Collect

O LORD, who for our sake didst fast forty days and forty nights; Give us grace to use such abstinence, that, our flesh being subdued to the Spirit, we may ever obey thy godly motions in righteousness, and true holiness, to thy honour and glory, who livest and reignest with the Father and the Holy Ghost, one God, world without end. Amen.

All links to Scripture Lessons, except for Myles Coverdale's translation of the Psalms, are to BibleGateway without a version designated, so that the link should access the last version the user selected.

The Epistle and Gospel Lessons

2 Corinthians 6:1-10Matthew 4:1-11

Commentary

Biennial Bible Reading Plan

Psalter Lessons, Holy Days, and Commemorations

21-Feb Psalm 53 (Coverdale)Psalm 53
22-Feb Psalm 54 (Coverdale)Psalm 54
23-FebPolycarp of SmyrnaPsalm 55 (Coverdale)Psalm 55
24-FebSaint MatthiasPsalm 56 (Coverdale)Psalm 56
25-Feb Psalm 57 (Coverdale)Psalm 57
26-Feb Psalm 58 (Coverdale)Psalm 58
27-Feb Psalm 59 (Coverdale)Psalm 59

Lessons From the Old and New Testaments

Sunday, February 21, 2021Exodus 6The 1st Sunday in Lent
Monday, February 22, 2021Exodus 7Matthew 28
Tuesday, February 23, 2021Exodus 8James 1
Wednesday, February 24, 2021Exodus 9James 2
Thursday, February 25, 2021Exodus 10James 3
Friday, February 26, 2021Exodus 11James 4
Saturday, February 27, 2021Exodus 12James 5

Daily Prayers

The editor of this site uses the lessons appointed from this post for Evening Prayer.

Optional Readings

These readings are taken from the Apocrypha/Deuterocanon (A), the Pseudegrapha (P), and the writings of Flavius Josephus (J)
Sunday, February 21, 2021No readingsNo readings
Monday, February 22, 2021Jubilees 48 (P)Antiquities 2.14.1 (J)
Tuesday, February 23, 2021No readingsAntiquities 2.14.2 (J)
Wednesday, February 24, 2021No readingsAntiquities 2.14.3 (J)
Thursday, February 25, 2021No readingsAntiquities 2.14.4-2.14.5 (J)
Friday, February 26, 2021No readingsAntiquities 2.14.6 (J)
Saturday, February 27, 2021Jubilees 49 (P)Antiquities 2.15.1-2.15.2 (J)

The Week of the First Sunday in Lent – Year B

Christ in the Wilderness
Ivan Kramskoi
1872
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Public Domain

Revised Common Lectionary

Readings for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday provide an opportunity to reflect on the Sunday lessons for that week, while the readings for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday prepare for the lessons for the coming Sunday.
Sunday, February 21, 2021Genesis 9:8-17; Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Peter 3:18-22; Mark 1:9-15
Monday, February 22, 2021Psalm 77; Job 4:1-21; Ephesians 2:1-10
Tuesday, February 23, 2021Psalm 77; Job 5:8-27; 1 Peter 3:8-18a
Wednesday, February 24, 2021Psalm 77; Proverbs 30:1-9; Matthew 4:1-11
Thursday, February 25, 2021Psalm 22:23-31; Genesis 15:1-6, 12-18; Romans 3:21-31
Friday, February 26, 2021Psalm 22:23-31; Genesis 16:1-6; Romans 4:1-12
Saturday, February 27, 2021Psalm 22:23-31; Genesis 16:7-15; Mark 8:27-30

Daily Prayers

The editor of this site uses the lessons from the RCL for Morning Prayer.

The Week of the Sunday next before Lent in 2021

Or the Sunday called Quinquagesima
Jesus healing blind Bartimaeus
Johann Heinrich Stöver
1861
St John’s Church, Erbach, Rheingau, Hesse, Germany
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported,
2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license

1662 Book of Common Prayer

The Collect

O LORD, who hast taught us that all our doings without charity are nothing worth; Send thy Holy Ghost and pour into our hearts that most excellent gift of charity, the very bond of peace and of all virtues, without which whosoever liveth is counted dead before thee; Grant this for thine only Son Jesus Christ’s sake. Amen.

All links to Scripture Lessons, except for Myles Coverdale's translation of the Psalms, are to BibleGateway without a version designated, so that the link should access the last version the user selected.

The Epistle and Gospel Lessons

1 Corinthians 13:1-13Luke 18:31-43

Commentary

Biennial Bible Reading Plan

Psalter Lessons, Holy Days, and Commemorations

14-FebValentine of RomePsalm 46 (Coverdale)Psalm 46
15-FebCyril and Methodius (Feb. 14)Psalm 47 (Coverdale)Psalm 47
16-Feb Psalm 48 (Coverdale)Psalm 48
17-Feb Ash Wednesday (2021)Psalm 49 (Coverdale)Psalm 49
18-Feb Psalm 50 (Coverdale)Psalm 50
19-Feb Psalm 51 (Coverdale)Psalm 51
20-Feb Psalm 52 (Coverdale)Psalm 52

Lessons From the Old and New Testaments

Sunday, February 14, 2021Genesis 49 The Sunday next before Lent
Monday, February 15, 2021Genesis 50 Matthew 22
Tuesday, February 16, 2021Exodus 1 Matthew 23
Wednesday, February 17, 2021Exodus 2 Matthew 24
Thursday, February 18, 2021Exodus 3 Matthew 25
Friday, February 19, 2021Exodus 4 Matthew 26
Saturday, February 20, 2021Exodus 5 Matthew 27

Daily Prayers

The editor of this site uses the lessons appointed from this post for Evening Prayer.

Optional Readings

These readings are taken from the Apocrypha/Deuterocanon (A), the Pseudegrapha (P), and the writings of Flavius Josephus (J)
Sunday, February 14, 2021No readingsNo readings
Monday, February 15, 2021No readingsAntiquities 2.8.1-2.8.2
Tuesday, February 16, 2021Jubilees 46 (P)Antiquities 2.9.1-2.9.2
Wednesday, February 17, 2021Jubilees 47 (P)Antiquities 2.9.3-2.11.2
Thursday, February 18, 2021No readingsAntiquities 2.12.1-2.12.4
Friday, February 19, 2021No readingsAntiquities 2:13.1-2.13.2
Saturday, February 20, 2021No readingsAntiquities 2.13.3-2.13.4

The Week of Last Sunday after the Epiphany – Year B

Transfiguration of Christ
Giovanni Bellini
circa 1487
Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, Italy
Public Domain

Revised Common Lectionary

Readings for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday provide an opportunity to reflect on the Sunday lessons for that week, while the readings for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday prepare for the lessons for the coming Sunday.
Sunday, February 14, 20212 Kings 2:1-12; Psalm 50:1-6; 2 Corinthians 4:3-6; Mark 9:2-9
Monday, February 15, 2021Psalm 110:1-4; Exodus 19:7-25; Hebrews 2:1-4
Tuesday, February 16, 2021Psalm 110:1-4; Job 19:23-27; 1 Timothy 3:14-16
Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12; Psalm 51:1-17; 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10; Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Thursday, February 18, 2021Psalm 25:1-10; Daniel 9:1-14; 1 John 1:3-10
Friday, February 19, 2021Psalm 25:1-10; Daniel 9:15-25a; 2 Timothy 4:1-5
Saturday, February 20, 2021Psalm 25:1-10; Psalm 32; Matthew 9:2-13

Daily Prayers

The editor of this site uses the lessons from the RCL for Morning Prayer.