Episcopal Diocese of Washington

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an enduring faith in Jesus Christ

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

December 2018

2 - The First Sunday of Advent
St. Nicholas' Parish, Germantown
Diocesan Latino Ministry
Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington
Pray for all Jewish people as they celebrate Chanukah (December 2-10)

9 - The Second Sunday of Advent
Episcopal Church Women
United Thank Offering
International Human Rights Day (December 10)

16- The Third Sunday of Advent
St. Thomas' Church, DC
St. Thomas' Church, P.G. County, and the Chapel of the Incarnation

23 - The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Church of St. Stephen and the Incarnation /San Estaban y La Encarnacion, DC
St. John's Church, Zion Parish
St. John's Church, Broad Creek
St. John's Church, Mt. Rainier
Christmas Day (December 25)

30 - The First Sunday after Christmas
St. John's Church, Georgetown
St. John's Preschool, Georgetown
St. John's Church, Lafayette Square
St. John's Church, Norwood
St. John's Church, Olney
St. John's Episcopal School, Olney

January 2019

6 - The Epiphany
Church of the Epiphany, DC
Welcome Table and Street Church, Church of the Epiphany, DC
Epiphany Church, Forestville

13 - The First Sunday after the Epiphany: the Baptism of Jesus
Christ Church, Washington Parish
Christ Church Parish, Kensington
Christ Church Accokeek (St. John's Parish) and St. John's Chapel
Christ Church, Georgetown

20 - The Second Sunday after the Epiphany
St. Peter's Church, Poolesville
Church of the Ascension and St. Agnes, DC
Washington Interfaith Network (WIN)
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

27- The Third Sunday after the Epiphany
St. Paul's Church, Baden and St. Mary's Chapel, Aquasco
St. Paul's Church, Rock Creek
St. Paul's Church, K Street
St. Paul's Church, Piney
Diocesan Convention: The Bishop, Diocesan Convention Officers, Clerical and Lay Delegates, (January 27)
Pray for the Mission and Ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington

February 2019

3 - The Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
St. Timothy's Parish, DC
St. Timothy's Child Development Center, DC
Episcopal Relief and Development
Theological Education Sunday

10 - The Fifth 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 (February 13)

17 - The Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany
Chapel of the Episcopal Center for Children
Rosemont Center

24 - The Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany
St. David's Church, DC

March 2019

3 - The Last Sunday after the Epiphany
Washington Episcopal Clergy Association (WECA)
Network of National Episcopal Clergy Associations (NNECA)
Ash Wednesday (March 6)

10 - The First Sunday in Lent
Grace Church, Georgetown
Grace Church, Silver Spring Parish

17 - The Second Sunday in Lent
St. Patrick's Church, DC
St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School, DC

24 - The Third Sunday in Lent
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
The Annunciation (March 25)

31 - The Fourth Sunday in Lent
Passover (March 31-April 7)
Pray in thanksgiving for the life and witness of Martin Luther King, Jr. (April 4)

April 2019

7 - The Fifth Sunday in Lent
Calvary Church, DC
Church of the Atonement, DC

14 - The Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday
Church of the Redeemer, Bethesda
Chapel of the Annunciation, Church House
African Palms

21 - Easter Day: The Feast of the Resurrection
All Parishes in the Diocese of Washington
All Parish Altar Guilds of the Diocese
International Earth Day (April 22) Pray for the Good Stewardship of the Earth

28 - The Second Sunday of Easter
St. Mark's Church, DC
St. Mark's Church, Fairland
St. Monica and St. James, DC
St. Philip's Church, Laurel
St. Philip the Evangelist Church, DC
St. Philip's Child Development Center, DC
St. Philip's Church, Baden
National Day of Prayer (May 3)

May 2019

5 - The Third Sunday of Easter
St. George's Church, Glenn Dale
St. George's Church, Valley Lee
St. George's, DC
Diocesan Confirmation Service (May 12) Pray for those who are to be confirmed.
Ramadan begins (May 5 – June 4)

12 - The Fourth Sunday of Easter
Church of the Good Shepherd, Silver Spring
Good Shepherd Episcopal Preschool, Silver Spring
St. Dunstan's Church, Bethesda
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)

19 - The Fifth Sunday of Easter
Seabury Resources for Aging
Friendship Terrace
St. Mary's Court
Collington Episcopal Life Care Community
Pray for all Seniors and their Ministries in the Church

26 - The Sixth Sunday of Easter
St. Augustine's Church, DC
Church of the Ascension, Gaithersburg and Iglesia La Ascencion
Church of the Ascension, Silver Spring
Church of the Ascension, Lexington Park
Ascension Day (May 30)

June 2019

3 - The Seventh Sunday of Easter
Holy Trinity, Collington
Trinity Church, DC
Trinity Church, Newport & Hughesville and Old Fields Chapel
Trinity Church, St. Mary's City and St. Mary's Chapel
Trinity Church, Upper Marlboro

9 - The Day of Pentecost; Whitsunday
St. Columba's Church, DC
St. Columba's Nursery School, DC
Diocesan Ordination Service (June 15) Pray for those who are being ordained,

16 - -Trinity Sunday
St. Barnabas' Church of the Deaf
St. Barnabas' Church, Leeland
St. Barnabas' Church, Temple Hills

23 - The Second 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

30 - The Third Sunday after Pentecost
The Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul
Cathedral Chaplains and Cathedral Volunteers
Independence Day (July 4) Pray for justice, freedom and peace for all people.

July 2019

7- The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
All Faith Church, Charlotte Hall
Christ Church, Nanjemoy

14- The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
Canons and staff of the Diocese of Washington
All Vestries, Parish Leaders and Staff Members

21 - The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Wheaton and Misa Magdalena
St. Christopher's Church, New Carrollton

28 - The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
St. James' Church, Indian Head
St. James' Church, Potomac
St. James' Children's School, Potomac

August 2019

4 - The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
St. Anne's Church, Damascus
Church of the Transfiguration, Silver Spring

11- The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
St. Mary's Church, DC

18 - The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
St. Bartholomew's Parish, Laytonsville

25 - The Eleventh 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 2019

1 - The Twelfth 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 2) Pray for all who labor, those who are unemployed, those who seek jobs, and all who must work for less than a living wage.

8 - The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Church of Our Saviour, Brookland
Church of Our Saviour, Hillandale and Nuestro Salvador

15 - The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
St. Matthew's Church/San Mateo, Hyattsville
St. Matthew's Day School, Hyattsville
United Nations International Day of Peace (September 21) Pray for peace and benevolence among all nations.

22 - The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
The Church of the Holy Communion, DC
Diocesan Youth Ministry
Diocesan Young Adult Ministry

29 - The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
St. Francis Church, Potomac
Church of St. Michael and All Angels, Adelphi
Pray for human treatment of all of God's creatures, especially companion, rescue, and service animals. (October 4)
Rosh Hashana (September 29 - October 1)

October 2019

6 - The Seventeenth 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.
Remember and pray for all Jewish people during the holy days of Yom Kippur (October 8 - 9).

13- The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
St. Luke's Church, Bethesda
St. Luke's House, Bethesda
St. Luke's Church, Brighton
St. Luke's Parish, DC
World Food Day (October 16) Pray for all who are hungry, especially children.

20 - The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
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.

27 - The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
All Souls Memorial Church, All Souls Parish, DC
All Saints' Day (November 1)
All Souls Day
Diocesan Cathedral Confirmation Service (November 2) – Pray for those who are to be confirmed