Episcopal Diocese of Washington

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Cycle of Prayer

The Anglican Cycle of Prayer can be found here.

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer

We pray for Michael Bruce Curry, Presiding Bishop

Diocesan Cycle of Prayer 2017 – 2018

November 2017

5 - All Saints’ Sunday (The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost)

  • Resolutions Committee of the Diocese
  • Pray for all military veterans, chaplains, personnel and their families
  • (Veterans’ Day - November 11)
  • Diocesan Confirmation Service (November 10) Pray for those who are being confirmed

12 - The Twenty- third Sunday after Pentecost

  • St. Margaret’s Parish
  • Charlie’s Place Feeding Program, St. Margaret’s Parish
  • Ordination Service (November 18) Pray for those who are being ordained

19 - The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost

  • Angus Dun Committee
  • Pray for all travelers
  • Pray for our national life and all of God’s blessings (Thanksgiving Day - November 23)

26 - The Last Sunday after Pentecost: The Feast of Christ the King

  • Christ Church, Chaptico
  • Christ Church, Clinton Parish
  • Christ Church, Port Tobacco Parish
  • Christ Church, Prince George’s Parish
  • Christ Church, Wayside Parish
  • Christ Episcopal School
  • Daughters of the King

December 2017

3 - The First Sunday of Advent

  • St. Nicholas’ Parish, Germantown
  • Diocesan Latino Ministry
  • Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington
  • Deacons Retreat (December 1-2) - Pray for all deacons and those in formation for the diaconate

10 - The Second Sunday of Advent

  • Episcopal Church Women
  • Memorial Scholarship of the Episcopal Church Women
  • United Thank Offering
  • Pray for all Jewish people as they celebrate Chanukah (December 12-17)
  • Bishop John Bryson Chane Scholarship for Social Justice

17 - The Third Sunday of Advent

  • St. Thomas' Church, DC
  • St. Thomas' Church, P.G. County, and the Chapel of the Incarnation

24 - The Fourth Sunday of Advent

  • Christmas Day (December 25)
  • Church of St. Stephen and the Incarnation and Misa Alegria, DC
  • St. John's Church, Zion Parish
  • St. John's Church, Broad Creek
  • St. John's Church, Mt. Rainier
  • St. John's Church, Georgetown
  • St. John's Church, Lafayette Square and Iglesia San Juan
  • St. John's Church, Norwood
  • St. John's Church, Olney
  • St. John's Episcopal School, Olney
  • St. John's Preschool, DC

31 - The First Sunday after Christmas

  • Church of the Epiphany, DC
  • Welcome Table and Street Church, Church of the Epiphany, DC
  • Epiphany Church, Forestville
  • Provincial Youth Retreat (January 5-7)
  • The Feast of the Epiphany (January 6)

January 2018

7 - The First Sunday after the Epiphany: Baptism of Our Lord

  • Christ Church, Washington Parish
  • Christ Church, Kensington
  • Christ Church, Accokeek (St. John's Parish) and St. John's Chapel
  • Christ Church, Georgetown

14 - The Second Sunday after the Epiphany

  • St. Peter's Church, Poolesville
  • Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes, DC
  • Washington Interfaith Network (WIN)
  • Commission on Ecumenical and Interreligious Ministries
  • Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

21 - The Third Sunday after the Epiphany

  • St. Paul's Church, Baden and St. Mary's Chapel, Aquasco
  • St. Paul's Church, Rock Creek Parish
  • St. Paul's Church, Piney Parish
  • St. Timothy's Parish, DC
  • St. Timothy's Child Development Center, DC
  • Diocesan Convention: The Bishop of Washington, Diocesan Convention Officers, Clerical and Lay Delegates, Convention Task Force and Committee Chairs (January 27)
  • Pray for the Mission and Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington

28 - The Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

  • Finance and Investment Committees
  • Standing Committee
  • Pray for the Mission and Ministry of the Episcopal Church
  • Theological Education Sunday (February 2)

February 2018

4 - The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

  • Episcopal Relief and Development
  • The Companion Diocese Committee - Jerusalem
  • The Committee on the Partnership with the Anglican Church of Southern Africa

11 - The Last Sunday after the Epiphany

  • World Mission Sunday
  • Diocesan Commission on Ministry
  • All Seminaries, Seminarians, and Seminary Professors; Postulants and Candidates
  • Pray in thanksgiving for the life and witness of Absalom Jones
  • Ash Wednesday (February 14)

18 - The First Sunday in Lent

  • Diocesan Retreat Committee
  • Pray for all the Presidents of the United States (Presidents' Day, February 20)

25 - The Second Sunday in Lent

  • St. David's Church, DC
  • Chapel of the Episcopal Center for Children
  • Rosemont Center

March 2018

4 - The Third Sunday in Lent

  • Non-Parochial Clergy of the Diocese
  • Washington Episcopal Clergy Association (WECA)
  • Network of National Episcopal Clergy Associations (NNECA)

11 - The Fourth Sunday in Lent

  • St. Patrick's Church, DC
  • St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School, DC

18 - The Fifth Sunday in Lent

  • Grace Church, Georgetown
  • Grace Church, Silver Spring Parish
  • Audit Committee
  • Strategic Financial Resources Commission

25 - The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday

  • Chapel of the Intercession, Washington Hospital Center
  • Pray for all hospital, hospice, nursing home and healthcare chaplains
  • Pray for all parish nurses and healthcare providers
  • African Palms
  • Passover (March 31-April 7)

April 2018

1 - Easter Day: The Feast of the Resurrection

  • All the Parishes in the Diocese of Washington
  • All the Parish Altar Guilds of the Diocese
  • Pray in thanksgiving for the life and witness of Martin Luther King, Jr. 

8 - The Second Sunday of Easter

  • Calvary Church, DC
  • Church of the Atonement, DC
  • Church of the Redeemer, Bethesda
  • Chapel of the Annunciation, Church House

15 - The Third Sunday of Easter

  • Church of the Good Shepherd, Silver Spring
  • Good Shepherd Episcopal Preschool, Silver Spring

22 - The Fourth Sunday of Easter

  • St. Mark's Church, DC
  • St. Mark's Church, Fairland
  • St. George's Church, Glenn Dale
  • St. George's Church, Valley Lee
  • St. George's Church, DC
  • International Earth Day (April 22) - Pray for the Good Stewardship of the Earth

29 - The Fifth Sunday of Easter

  • The Parish of St. Monica and St. James, DC
  • St. Philip's Church, Laurel
  • St. Philip the Evangelist Church, DC
  • St. Philip's Church, Baden
  • St. Philip's Child Development Center, DC
  • National Day of Prayer (May 3)

May 2018

6 - The Sixth Sunday of Easter

  • Church of the Ascension, Gaithersburg and Iglesia La Ascension
  • Church of the Ascension, Silver Spring (Sligo Parish)
  • Church of the Ascension, Lexington Park
  • Ascension Day (May 10)
  • Diocesan Confirmation Service (May 12) - Pray for those who are to be confirmed

13 - The Seventh Sunday of Easter

  • Seabury Resourses for Aging
  • Friendship Terrace
  • Collington Episcopal Life Care Community
  • Pray for all seniors and their ministries in the Church
  • Pray for all mothers and those who have been as mothers to us
  • Pray in thanksgiving for the life and witness of Thurgood Marshall (May 17)

20 - The Day of Pentecost: Whitsunday

  • St. Augustine's Church, DC
  • St. Dunstan's Church, Bethesda
  • Pray for all Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan (Mary 25-June 14)

27 - The First Sunday after Pentecost: Trinity Sunday

  • Holy Trinity, Collington
  • Trinity Church, DC
  • Trinity Church, Newport & Hughesville and Old Fields Chapel
  • Trinity Church, St. Mary's Parish and St. Mary's Chapel
  • Trinity Church, Upper Marlboro

June 2018

3 - The Second Sunday after Pentacost

  • St. Columba's Church, DC
  • St. Columba's Nursery School, DC

10 - The Third Sunday after Pentecost

  • St. Barnabas' Church of the Deaf, Chevy Chase
  • St. Barnabas' Church, Leeland
  • St. Barnabas' Church, Temple Hills
  • Ordination Service (June 16) - Pray for those who are being ordained

17 - The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

  • St. Alban's Church, DC and Iglesia San Albano
  • Pray for all fathers and those who have been as fathers to us

24 - The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

  • The Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul
  • Cathedral Chapter
  • Cathedral Chaplains and Cathedral Volunteers
  • The Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation

July 2018

1 - The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost

  • All Faith, Charlotte Hall
  • Christ Church, Nanjemoy
  • Independence Day (July 4) - Pray for justice, freedom and peace for all people
  • 79th General Convention of the Episcopal Church (July 5-13)

8 - The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost

  • Diocesan Committee on Human Resources
  • Canons and Staff of the Diocese of Washington
  • All Vestries, Parish Leaders and Staff Members

15 - The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost

  • Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Wheaton Parish and Misa Madalena
  • St. Christopher's Church, New Carrollton

22 - The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

  • St. James' Church, Indian Head
  • St. James' Church, Potomac
  • St. James' Children's School, Potomac
  • St. Anne's Church, Damascus

29 - The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

  • Diocesan Historiographer
  • Diocesan Committee on Constitutions and Canons
  • Diocesan Disciplinary Board

August 2018

5 - The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost

  • Church of the Transfiguration, Silver Spring

12 - The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

  • St. Mary's Church, DC
  • St. Mary's Court, DC
  • St. Mary's County Scholarship Committee

19 - The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

  • St. Bartholomew's Parish, Laytonsville

26 - The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost 

  • St. Albans School for Boys
  • The National Cathedral School for Girls
  • Beauvoir, the National Cathedral Elementary School
  • Washington Episcopal School
  • The Bishop John T. Walker School

September 2018

2 - The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost

  • Campus Ministries of Howard University, University of Maryland, George Washington University, Georgetown University, American University and St. Mary's College
  • National Association of Episcopal Schools
  • Pray for all students and teachers
  • Labor Day (September 3) - Pray for all who labor, those who are unemployed, those who seek jobs, and all who must work for less than a living wage

9 - The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost

  • Church of Our Saviour, Brookland Parish
  • Church of Our Saviour, Hillandale and Nuestro Salvador
  • Diocesan Youth Ministry
  • Diocesan Young Adult Ministry
  • Remember and pray for all Jewish people during the holy days of Rosh Hashana (September 10-11)

16 - The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost

  • St. Matthew's Church/San Mateo, Hyattesville
  • St. Matthew's Day School, Hyattesville
  • United Nations International Day of Peace (September 21) - Pray for peace and benevolence among all nations
  • Remember and pray for all Jewish people during the holy time of Yom Kippur (September 19)
  • Deacons Ordination Service (September 22) - Pray for those who are to be ordained to the diaconate

23 - The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost 

  • The Church of the Holy Communion, Congress Heights Parish
  • Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Adelphi

30 - The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost 

  • St. Francis' Church, Potomac
  • Pray for humane treatment of all of God's creatures, especially companion, rescue and service animals

October 2018

7 - The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost

  • Pray for church musicians and choirs
  • Pray for international human rights and all organizations and individuals that promote peace and justice worldwide

14 - The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

  • St. Luke's Church, Trinity Parish
  • St. Luke's Church, Brighton
  • St. Luke's Parish, DC
  • St. Luke's House, Bethesda
  • Hunger Fund Committee
  • World Food Day (October 16) - Pray for all who are hungry, especially children

21 - The Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost

  • The regional assemblies and regional conveners of the Diocese
  • Pray for all Native Americans and Native American congregations
  • Pray for all victims of terrorism, war and violence and for those who foster and perpetuate such acts

28 - The Twenty-third after Pentecost 

  • All Saints' Church, Chevy Chase Parish
  • All Saints' Preschool, Chevy Chase
  • All Saints' Parish, Oakley
  • All Souls Memorial Church, All Souls Parish, DC
  • All Saints' Day (November 1)
  • Diocesan Confirmation Service (November 3) -  Pray for those who are being confirmed

November 2018

4 - All Saints’ Sunday (The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost)

  • Resolutions Committee of the Diocese

11 - The Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost

  • St. Margaret’s Parish, DC
  • Charlie’s Place Feeding Program, St. Margaret’s Parish
  • Veterans' Day (November 11) - Pray for all military veterans, chaplains, personnel and their families
  • Ordination Service (November 17) - Pray for those who are being ordained

18 - The Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost

  • Angus Dun Committee
  • Pray for all travelers
  • Pray for our national life and all of God’s blessings (Thanksgiving Day - November 22)

26 - The Last Sunday after Pentecost: The Feast of Christ the King

  • Christ Church, Chaptico
  • Christ Church, Clinton Parish
  • Christ Church, Port Tobacco Parish
  • Christ Church, Prince George’s Parish
  • Christ Church, Wayside Parish
  • Christ Episcopal School
  • St. Andrew's Church, College Park
  • St. Andrew's Church, Leonardtown
  • St. Andrew's Episcopal School and St. Andrew's Lower School, Potomac
  • Church of the Holy Comforter, St. Andrew's Parish
  • Daughters of the King
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