The Lectionary

 

 

 

 

Year A

  Psalm Lessons
     
First Sunday
of Advent
122 Isaiah 2:1-5
Romans 13:11-14
Matthew 24:36-44
     
Second Sunday
of Advent
72:1-7,18-19 Isaiah 11:1-10
Romans 15:4-13
Matthew 3:1-12
     
Third Sunday
of Advent
146:4-9
or Canticle 3
    or 15
Isaiah 35:1-10
James 5:7-10
Matthew 11:2-11
     
Fourth Sunday
of Advent
80:1-7,16-18
or 24:1-7
Isaiah 7:10-16
Romans 1:1-7
Matthew 1:18-25
     
Christmas Day I 96 Isaiah 9:2-7
Titus 2:11-14
Luke 2:1-14(15-20)
     
Christmas Day II 97 Isaiah 62:6-12
Titus 3:4-7
Luke 2:(1-7),8-20


Lectionary A    889




  Psalm Lessons
     
Christmas Day III 98
Isaiah 52:7-10
Hebrews 1:1-4,(5-12)
John 1:1-14
     
First Sunday
after Christmas
147
or 147:13-21
Isaiah 61:10—62:3
Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7
John 1:1-18
     
Holy Name
January 1
8 Numbers 6:22-27
Galatians 4:4-7
or Philippians 2:5-11
Luke 2:15-21
     
Second Sunday
after Christmas
84
or 84:1-8
Jeremiah 31:7-14
Ephesians 1:3-6,15-19a
Matthew 2:13-15,19-23
or Luke 2:41-52
or Matthew 2:1-12
     
The Epiphany
January 6
72:1-7,10-14 Isaiah 60:1-6
Ephesians 3:1-12
Matthew 2:1-12
     
Season of Epiphany (Ordinary Time)  
     
First Sunday
after Epiphany
29 Isaiah 42:1-9
Acts 10:34-43
Matthew 3:13-17
     
Second Sunday
after Epiphany
40:1-12 Isaiah 49:1-7
1 Corinthians 1:1-9
John 1:29-42
     
Third Sunday
after Epiphany
27:1,5-13 Isaiah 9:1-4
1 Corinthians 1:10-18
Matthew 4:12-23


890    Lectionary A




  Psalm Lessons
     
Fourth Sunday
after Epiphany
15 Micah 6:1-8
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Matthew 5:1-12
     
Fifth Sunday
after Epiphany
112:1-9(10) Isaiah 58:1-9a(9b-12)
1 Corinthians 2:1-12(13-16)
Matthew 5:13-20
     
Sixth Sunday
after Epiphany
119:1-8 Deuteronomy 30:15-20
or Sirach 15:15-20
1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Matthew 5:21-37
     
Seventh Sunday
after Epiphany
119:33-40 Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18
1 Corinthians 3:10-11,16-23
Matthew 5:38-48
     
Eighth Sunday
after Epiphany
131 Isaiah 49:8-16a
1 Corinthians 4:1-5
Matthew 6:24-34
     
Last Sunday
after Epiphany
2
or 99
Exodus 24:12-18
2 Peter 1:16-21
Matthew 17:1-9
     
Ash Wednesday 103
or 103:8-14
Joel 2:1-2,12-17
or Isaiah 58:1-12
2 Corinthians 5:20b—6:10
Matthew 6:1-6,16-21
     
First Sunday
in Lent
32 Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7
Romans 5:12-19
Matthew 4:1-11
     
Second Sunday
in Lent
121 Genesis 12:1-4a
Romans 4:1-5,13-17
John 3:1-17


Lectionary A    891




  Psalm Lessons
     
Third Sunday
in Lent
95 Exodus 17:1-7
Romans 5:1-11
John 4:5-42
     
Fourth Sunday
in Lent
23 1 Samuel 16:1-13
Ephesians 5:8-14
John 9:1-41
     
Fifth Sunday
in Lent
130 Ezekiel 37:1-14
Romans 8:6-11
John 11:1-45
     
Palm Sunday    
     
Liturgy of
the Palms
118:1-2,19-29 Matthew 21:1-11
     
Liturgy of
the Word
31:9-16 Isaiah 50:4-9a
Philippians 2:5-11
Matthew 26:14—27:66
or Matthew 27:11-54
     
Monday in
Holy Week
36:5-11 Isaiah 42:1-9
Hebrews 9:11-15
John 12:1-11
     
Tuesday in
Holy Week
71:1-14 Isaiah 49:1-7
1 Corinthians 1:18-31
John 12:20-36
     
Wednesday in
Holy Week
70 Isaiah 50:4-9a
Hebrews 12:1-3
John 13:21-32
     
Maundy Thursday 116:1,10-17 Exodus 12:1-4,(5-10),11-14
1 Corinthians 11:23-26
John 13:1-17,31b-35


892    Lectionary A




  Psalm Lessons
     
Good Friday 22 Isaiah 52:13—53:12
Hebrews 10:16-25
or Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
John 18:1—19:42
     
Holy Saturday 31:1-4,15-16 Job 14:1-14
or Lamentations 3:1-9,19-24
1 Peter 4:1-8
Matthew 27:57-66
or John 19:38-42
     
Easter Day    
     
The Great Vigil    
     

At least two of the following Lessons are read, of which one is always the
Lesson from Exodus. After each Lesson, the Psalm or Canticle listed, or
some other suitable psalm, canticle, or hymn, may be sung. A period of
silence may be kept; and the Collects provided on pages 288-91, or some
other suitable Collect, may be said. It is recommended that the first
Collect on page 290 be used after the Lesson from Baruch or Proverbs.

     
  136:1-9,23-26
46

16
Canticle 8
Canticle 9
19


42 and 43
143
98

114
Genesis 1:1—2:4a
Genesis 7:1-5,11-18;
    8:6-18; 9:8-13
Genesis 22:1-18
Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21
Isaiah 55:1-11
Baruch 3:9-15,32—4:4
or Proverbs 8:1-8,19-21;
    9:4b-6
Ezekiel 36:24-28
Ezekiel 37:1-14
Zephaniah 3:14-20

Romans 6:3-11
Matthew 28:1-10 (Year A)
Mark 16:1-8 (Year B)
Luke 24:1-12 (Year C)


Lectionary A    893




  Psalm Lessons
     
Principal Service 118:1-2,14-24
or 118:14-17,22-24
Acts 10:34-43
or Jeremiah 31:1-6
Colossians 3:1-4
or Acts 10:34-43
John 20:1-18
or Matthew 28:1-10
     
Evening Service 114 Isaiah 25:6-9
1 Corinthians 5:6b-8
Luke 24:13-49
     
Monday in
Easter Week
16:8-11
or 118:19-24
Acts 2:14,22b-32
Matthew 28:9-15
     
Tuesday in
Easter Week
33:18-22
or 118:19-24
Acts 2:36-41
John 20:11-18
     
Wednesday in
Easter Week
105:1-8
or 118:19-24
Acts 3:1-10
Luke 24:13-35
     
Thursday in
Easter Week
8
or 114
or 118:19-24
Acts 3:11-26
Luke 24:36b-48
     
Friday in
Easter Week
116:1-8
or 118:19-24
Acts 4:1-12
John 21:1-14
     
Saturday in
Easter Week
118:14-18
or 118:19-24
Acts 4:13-21
Mark 16:9-15,20
     
Second Sunday
of Easter
16 Acts 2:14a,22-32
1 Peter 1:3-9
John 20:19-31
     
Third Sunday
of Easter
116:1-3,10-17 Acts 2:14a,36-41
1 Peter 1:17-23
Luke 24:13-35


894    Lectionary A




  Psalm Lessons
     
Fourth Sunday
of Easter
23 Acts 2:42-47
1 Peter 2:19-25
John 10:1-10
     
Fifth Sunday
of Easter
31:1-5,15-16 Acts 7:55-60
1 Peter 2:1-10
John 14:1-14
     
Sixth Sunday
of Easter
66:7-18 Acts 17:22-31
1 Peter 3:13-22
or Acts 14:15-21
John 15:1-8
     
Ascension Day 47
or 93
Acts 1:1-11
Ephesians 1:15-23
Luke 24:44-53
     
Seventh Sunday
of Easter
68:1-10,33-36 Acts 1:1-6
1 Peter 4:12-14,5:6-11
John 17:1-11
     
Day of Pentecost    
     
Early or
Vigil Service
33:12-22
Canticle 2 or 13

130
Canticle 9
104:25-32
Genesis 11:1-9
or Exodus 19:1-9a,16-20a;
    20:18-20
or Ezekiel 37:1-14
or Joel 2:28-32
Acts 2:1-11
or Romans 8:14-17,22-27
John 7:37-39a
     
Principal Service 104:25-35,37 Acts 2:1-21
or Numbers 11:24-30
1 Corinthians 12:3b-13
or Acts 2:1-21
John 20:19-23
or John 7:37-39


Lectionary A    895




  Psalm Lessons

On the weekdays which follow, the numbered Proper which corresponds
most closely to the date of Pentecost in that year is used. See page 158.

Trinity Sunday 8
or Canticle 2 or 13
Genesis1:1—2:4a
2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Matthew 28:16-20

On the Weekdays which follow, the numbered Proper which corresponds
most closely to the date of Trinity Sunday is used.

The Season after Pentecost (Ordinary Time)

This lectionary provides two patterns for the Old Testament reading
during the Season after Pentecost, beginning with Proper 4. In one
pattern, the Old Testament and Gospel readings are closely related each
Sunday; in the other, the Old Testament is read in semi-continuous
fashion throughout the season, and the readings are not paired with each
Sunday Gospel. Congregations may choose each year whether to use the
semi-continuous Old Testament readings or the readings that are related
to the Gospel, using as well the psalm associated with their choice of
Old Testament reading. They should remain with that pattern for the
entire lectionary year and may make a different choice in another year.

     
  Old Testament
Lessons and Psalms
New Testament
Lessons
     
Proper 1
Closest to
May 11
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
or Sirach 15:15-20
Ps. 119:1-8
1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Matthew 5:21-37
     
Proper 2
Closest to
May 18
Leviticus 19:1-2,9-18
Ps. 119:33-40
1 Corinthians 3:10-11,16-23
Matthew 5:38-48
     
Proper 3
Closest to
May 25
Isaiah 49:8-16a
Ps. 131
1 Corinthians 4:1-5
Matthew 6:24-34


896    Lectionary A




  Old Testament
Lessons and Psalms
New Testament
Lessons
     
Proper 4
Closest to
June 1
Genesis 6:9-11;
    7:24; 8:14-19
Ps. 46
or Deuteronomy
    11:18-21,26-28
Ps. 31:1-5,19-24
Romans 1:16-17;
    3:22b-28,(29-31)
Matthew 7:21-29
     
Proper 5
Closest to
June 8
Genesis 12:1-9
Ps. 33:1-12
or Hosea 5:15—6:6
Ps. 50:7-15
Romans 4:13-25
Matthew 9:9-13,18-26
     
Proper 6
Closest to
June 15
Genesis 18:1-15,
    (21:1-7)
Ps. 116:10-17
or Exodus 19:2-8a
Ps. 100
Romans 5:1-8
Matthew 9:35—-10:8(9-23)
     
Proper 7
Closest to
June 22
Genesis 21:8-21
Ps. 86:1-10,16-17
or Jeremiah 20:7-13
Ps. 69:8-11,
    (12-17),18-20
Romans 6:1b-11
Matthew 10:24-39
     
Proper 8
Closest to
June 29
Genesis 22:1-14
Ps. 13
or Jeremiah 28:5-9
89:1-4,15-18
Romans 6:12-23
Matthew 10:40-42
     
Proper 9
Closest to
July 6
Genesis 24:34-38,
    42-49,58-67
Ps. 45:11-18
or Song of Solomon
    2:8-13*
or Zechariah 9:9-12
Ps. 145:8-15
Romans 7:15-25a
Matthew 11:16-19,25-30
     
  *As a Canticle  


Lectionary A    897




  Old Testament
Lessons and Psalms
New Testament
Lessons
     
Proper 10
Closest to
July 13
Genesis 25:19-34
Ps. 119:105-112
or Isaiah 55:10-13
Ps. 65:(1-8),9-14
Romans 8:1-11
Matthew 13:1-9,18-23
     
Proper 11
Closest to
July 20
Genesis 28:10-19a
Ps. 129:1-11,22-23
or Wisdom of Solomon
    12:13,16-19*
or Isaiah 44:6-8
Romans 8:12-25
Matthew 13:24-30,36-43
     
Proper 12
Closest to
July 27
Genesis 29:15-28
Ps. 105:1-11,45b
or 128
or 1 Kings 3:5-12
Ps. 119:129-136
Romans 8:26-39
Matthew 13:31-33,44-52
     
Proper 13
Closest to
August 3
Genesis 32:22-31
Ps. 17:1-7,16
or Isaiah 55:1-5
Ps. 145:8-9,15-22
Romans 9:1-5
Matthew 14:13-21
     
Proper 14
Closest to
August 10
Genesis 37:1-4,12-28
Ps. 105:1-6,16-22,45b
or 1 Kings 19:9-18
Ps. 85:8-13
Romans 10:5-15
Matthew 14:22-33
     
Proper 15
Closest to
August 17
Genesis 45:1-15
Ps. 133
or Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
Ps. 67
Romans 11:1-2a,29-32
Matthew 15:(10-20),21-28
     
Proper 16
Closest to
August 24
Exodus 1:8—2:10
Ps. 124
or Isaiah 51:1-6
Ps. 138
Romans 12:1-8
Matthew 16:13-20
     
  *As a Canticle  


898    Lectionary A




  Old Testament
Lessons and Psalms
New Testament
Lessons
     
Proper 17
Closest to
August 31
Exodus 3:1-15
Ps. 105:1-6,23-26,45c
or Jeremiah 15:15-21
Ps. 26:1-8
Romans 12:9-21
Matthew 16:21-28
     
Proper 18
Closest to
September 7
Exodus 12:1-14
Ps. 149
or Ezekiel 33:7-11
119:33-40
Romans 13:8-14
Matthew 18:15-20
     
Proper 19
Closest to
September 14
Exodus 14:19-31
Ps. 114
or Exodus 15:1b-11,
    20-21*
or Genesis 50:15-21
Ps. 103:(1-7),8-13
Romans 14:1-12
Matthew 18:21-35
     
Proper 20
Closest to
September 21
Exodus 16:2-15
Ps. 105:1-6,37-45
or Jonah 3:10—4:11
Ps. 145:1-8
Philippians 1:21-30
Matthew 20:1-16
     
Proper 21
Closest to
September 28
Exodus:17:1-7
Ps. 78:1-4,12-16
or Ezekiel 18:1-4,25-32
Ps. 25:1-8
Philippians 2:1-13
Matthew 21:23-32
     
Proper 22
Closest to
October 5
Exodus 20:1-4,7-9,
    12-20
Ps. 19
or Isaiah 5:1-7
Ps. 80:7-14
Philippians 3:3b-14
Matthew 21:33-43
     
Proper 23
Closest to
October 12
Exodus 32:1-14
Ps. 106:1-6,19-23
or Isaiah 25:1-9
Ps. 23
Philippians 4:1-9
Matthew 22:1-14
     
  *As a Canticle  


Lectionary A    899




  Old Testament
Lessons and Psalms
New Testament
Lessons
     
Proper 24
Closest to
October 19
Exodus 33:12-23
Ps. 99
or Isaiah 45:1-7
Ps. 96:1-9
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Matthew 22:15-22
     
Proper 25
Closest to
October 26
Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Ps. 90:1-6,13-17
or Leviticus 19:1-2,15-18
Ps. 1
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
Matthew 22:34-46
     
Proper 26
Closest to
November 2
Joshua 3:7-17
Ps. 107:1-7,33-37
or Micah 3:5-12
Ps. 43
1 Thessalonians 2:9-13
Matthew 23:1-12
     
Proper 27
Closest to
November 9
Joshua 24:1-3a,14-25
Ps. 78:1-7
or Wisdom of
    Solomon 6:12-16
or Amos 5:18-24
Wisdom of Solomon
    6:17-20*
or Ps. 70
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Matthew 25:1-13
     
Proper 28
Closest to
November 16
Judges 4:1-7
Ps. 123
or Zephaniah 1:7,12-18
Ps. 90:1-8,(9-11),12
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Matthew 25:14-30
     
Proper 29
Christ the King

Closest to
November 23
Ezekiel 34:11-16,20-24
Ps. 100
or Ezekiel 34:11-16,
    20-24
Ps. 95:1-7a
Ephesians 1:15-23
Matthew 25:31-46
     
  *As a Canticle  


900    Lectionary A