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These readings are from the Anglican Church of Canada’s adaptation of the Revised Common Lectionary. On Sundays and feast days there is a link to the full readings.

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Lenten Feria (Violet) OR Lindel Tsen, Bishop of Honan, 1954 (Com) (Violet) OR Paul Sasaki, Bishop of Mid–Japan and Tokyo, 1946 (Com) (Violet) OR Lenten Ember Day (Violet) (See note 5 May) Eve of Lent 2

Saturday, February 24th, 2018

Morning Prayer: Ps 55; Gen 41:1–13; 1 Cor 4:1–7; Coll 286 or Coll 395 (Ember)

Holy Eucharist: As Sunday, except: Dt 26:16–19; Ps 119:1–8; Mt 5:43–48 OR com Philip Lindel Tsen, Bishop of Honan, 1954: Common of a Pastor 435 or FAS 91; Ezek 34:11–16; Ps 16:5–11; Mk 4:26–32; Preface of Lent OR com Paul Shinji Sasaki, Bishop of Mid–Japan and Tokyo, 1946: Common of a Pastor 435 or FAS 93; 1 Thess 2:2b–8; Ps 16:5–11; Mk 4:26–32; Preface of Lent OR Ember Day as Wednesday 20 December; Preface of Lent

Evening Prayer: Ps 138, 139:1–17(18–23); (Dt 11:18–28); Mk 2:23—3:6; Coll 288 (Eve of Lent 2)

The BAS calendar, like the BCP calendar (23 February), appoints a joint commemoration of Lindel Tsen and Paul Sasaki together. The reason seems to have been the memory of the two bishops together attending the 14th General Synod of the Canadian church in 1937, even though China and Japan were then at war. Their lives and episcopal ministries otherwise diverged. Hence, in FAS, Tsen and Sasaki are each accorded a separate set of Propers. If FAS is used, and a full commemoration of either is desired (i.e., proper readings and/or prayers), it may be appropriate to alternate their commemorations—for instance, Lindel Tsen in 2018 and Paul Sasaki in 2019.

Lectionary citations are reprinted from Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, copyright © 2005 Consultation on Common Texts, admin. by Augsburg Fortress. Reproduced by permission.

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