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The Revised Common Lectionary — Year A, Beginning Advent 2016–2017

Sunday Reading Psalm New Testament Gospel
1st Sunday of Advent
Cycle A
27th November 2016
Isa. 2:1-5Ps. 122Rom 13:11-14Mt. 24:36-44
2nd Sunday of Advent
Cycle A
4th December 2016
Isa. 11:1-10Ps. 72:1-7, 18-19Rom 15:4-13Mt. 3:1-12
3rd Sunday of Advent
Cycle A
11th December 2016
Isa. 35:1-10
Ps. 146:5-10
or Lk. 1:47-55
Jas 5:7-10Mt. 11:2-11
4th Sunday of Advent
Cycle A
18th December 2016
Isa. 7:10-16Ps. 80:1-7, 17-19Rom 1:1-7Mt. 1:18-25
Nativity of the Lord
Cycle A – Proper I
25th December 2016
[Christmas Eve and Day]
Isa. 9:2-7Ps. 96Tit. 2:11-14Lk. 2: 1-14, (15-20)
Nativity of the Lord
Cycle A – Proper II
25th December 2016
[Christmas Eve and Day]
Isa. 62:6-12Ps. 97Tit. 3:4-7Lk. 2:(1-7), 15-20
Nativity of the Lord
Cycle A – Proper III
25th December 2016
[Christmas Eve and Day]
Isa. 52:7-10Ps. 98Heb. 1:1-4, (5-12)Jn. 1:1-14
1st Sunday after Christmas Day
Cycle A
1st January 2017
[The following readings are used on the 1st Sunday after Christmas unless the readings for The Epiphany of the Lord are preferred.]
Isa. 63:7-9Ps. 148Heb. 2:10-18Mt. 2:13-23
Holy Name of Jesus
[Mary, Mother of God]
Cycle A
1st January 2017
Num. 6:22-27Ps. 8
Gal. 4:4-7
or Phil. 2:5-11
Lk. 2:15-21
New Year's Day
Cycle A
1st January 2017
Eccl. 3:1-13Ps. 8Rev. 21:1-6aMt. 25:31-46
Epiphany of the Lord
Cycle A
6th January 2017
Isa. 60:1-6Ps. 72:1-7, 10-14Eph. 3:1-12Mt. 2:1-12
Baptism of the Lord
[1st Sunday after the Epiphany]
Cycle A
8th January 2017
Isa. 42:1-9Ps. 29Acts 10:34-43Mt. 3:13-17
2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
Cycle A
15th January 2017
Isa. 49:1-7Ps. 40:1-111 Cor. 1:1-9Jn. 1:29-42
3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
Cycle A
22nd January 2017
Isa. 9:1-4Ps. 27:1, 4-91 Cor. 1:10-18Mt. 4:12-23
4th Sunday after the Epiphany
Cycle A
29th January 2017
Micah 6:1-8Ps. 151 Cor. 1:18-31Mt. 5:1-12
Presentation of the Lord
Cycle A
2nd February 2017
Mal. 3:1-4
Ps. 84
or Psalm 24:7-10
Heb. 2:14-18Lk. 2:22-40
5th Sunday after the Epiphany
Cycle A
5th February 2017
Isa. 58:1-9a, (9b-12)Ps. 112:1-9 (10)1 Cor. 2:1-12, (13-16)Mt. 5:13-20
6th Sunday after the Epiphany
Cycle A
12th February 2017
Deut. 30:15-20
or Sir. 15:15-20
Ps. 119:1-81 Cor. 3:1-9Mt. 5:21-37
7th Sunday after the Epiphany
Cycle A
19th February 2017
Lev. 19:1-2, 9-18Ps. 119:33-401 Cor.3:10-11, 16-23Mt. 5:38-48
Transfiguration Sunday
[Last Sunday before Lent]
Cycle A
26th February 2017
[Readings used in Churches where the Last Sunday after Epiphany is observed as Transfiguration Sunday.]
Ex. 24:12-18
Ps. 2
or Ps. 99
2 Pet. 1:16-21
Mt. 17:1-9
Ash Wednesday
Cycle A
1st March 2017
Joel 2:1-2, 12-17
or Isa. 58:1-12
Ps. 51:1-172 Cor. 5:20b-6:10Mt. 6:1-6, 16-21
1st Sunday in Lent
Cycle A
5th March 2017
Gen. 2:15-17; 3:1-7Ps. 32Rom. 5:12-19Mt. 4:1-11
2nd Sunday in Lent
Cycle A
12th March 2017
Gen. 12:1-4aPs. 121Rom. 4:1-5, 13-17
Jn. 3:1-17
or Mt. 17:1-9
3rd Sunday in Lent
Cycle A
19th March 2017
Ex. 17:1-7Ps. 95Rom. 5:1-11Jn. 4:5-42
Annunciation of the Lord
Cycle A
25th March 2017
Isa. 7:10-14
Ps. 45
or Ps. 40:5-10
Heb. 10:4-10Lk. 1:26-38
4th Sunday in Lent
Cycle A
26th March 2017
1 Sam. 16: 1-13Ps. 23Eph. 5:8-14Jn. 9:1-41
5th Sunday in Lent
Cycle A
2nd April 2017
Ezek. 37:1-14Ps. 130Rom. 8:6-11Jn. 11:1-45
6th Sunday in Lent
[Passion Sunday or Palm Sunday]
Cycle A – Liturgy of the Palms
9th April 2017
Mt. 21:1-11Ps. 118:1-2, 19-29
6th Sunday in Lent
[Passion Sunday or Palm Sunday]
Cycle A – Liturgy of the Passion
9th April 2017
Isa. 50:4-9aPs. 31:9-16Phil. 2:5-11
Mt. 26:14–27:66
or Mt. 27:11-54
Monday of Holy Week
Cycle A
10th April 2017
Isa. 42:1-9Ps. 36:5-11Heb. 9:11-15Jn. 12:1-11
Tuesday of Holy Week
Cycle A
11th April 2017
Isa. 49:1-7Ps. 71:1-141 Cor. 1:18-31Jn. 12:20-36
Wednesday of Holy Week
Cycle A
12th April 2017
Isa. 50:4-9aPs. 70Heb. 12:1-3Jn. 13:21-32
Maundy Thursday
Cycle A
13th April 2017
Ex. 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14Ps. 116:1-2, 12-191 Cor. 11:23-36Jn. 13:1-17, 31b-35
Good Friday
Cycle A
14th April 2017
Isa. 52:13-53:12Ps. 22
Heb. 10:16-25
or Heb. 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Jn. 18:1-19:42
Holy Saturday
Cycle A
15th April 2017
[Services other than Easter Vigil.]
Job. 14:1-14
or Lam. 3:1-9, 19-24
Ps. 31:1-4, 15-16
1 Pet. 4:1-8
Mt. 27:57-66
or Jn. 19:38-42
Easter Vigil
Cycle A
15th April 2017
1. Gen. 1:1-2:4a
and Ps. 136:1-9, 23-26
2. Gen. 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13
and Ps. 46
3. Gen. 22:1-18
and Ps. 16
4. Ex. 14:10-31; 15:20-21
and Ex. 15:1b-13, 17-18
5. Isa. 55:1-11 and
Isa. 12:2-6
6. Bar. 3:9-15, 3:32-4:4 or Prov. 8:1-8, 19-21; 9:4b-6
and Ps. 19
7. Ezek. 36:24-28
and Ps. 42, 43
8. Ezek. 37:1-14
and Ps. 143
9. Zeph. 3:14-20
and Ps. 98
Rom. 6:3-11 and
Ps. 114
Mt. 28:1-10
Easter Day
[Resurrection of the Lord]
Cycle A
16th April 2017
*Acts 10:34-43
or Jer. 31:1-6
Ps. 118:1-2, 14-24
Col. 3:1-4
or Acts 10:34-43
Jn. 20:1-18
or Mt. 28:1-10
Easter Evening
Cycle A
16th April 2017
[When the main Easter service is late in the day.]
Isa. 25:6-9Ps. 1141 Cor. 5:6b-8Lk. 24:13-49
2nd Sunday of Easter
Cycle A
23rd April 2017
*Acts 2:14a, 22-32
Ps. 161 Pet. 1:3-9Jn. 20:19-31
3rd Sunday of Easter
Cycle A
30th April 2017
*Acts 2:14a, 36-41
Ps. 116:1-4, 12-191 Pet. 1:17-23Lk. 24:13-35
4th Sunday of Easter
Cycle A
7th May 2017
*Acts 2:42-47
Ps. 231 Pet. 2:19-25Jn. 10:1-10
5th Sunday of Easter
Cycle A
14th May 2017
*Acts 7:55-60
Ps. 31:1-5, 15-161 Pet. 2:2-10Jn. 14:1-14
6th Sunday of Easter
Cycle A
21st May 2017
*Acts 17:22-31
Ps. 66:8-201 Pet. 3:13-22Jn. 14:15-21
Ascension of the Lord
Cycle A
25th May 2017
[These readings may also be used on The Seventh Sunday of Easter.]
*Acts 1:1-11
Ps. 47
or Ps. 93
Eph. 1:15-23Lk. 24:44-53
7th Sunday of Easter
Cycle A
28th May 2017
[If Ascension not observed here.]
*Acts 1:6-14
Ps. 68:1-10, 32-351 Pet. 4:12-14; 5:6-11Jn. 17:1-11
Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
Cycle A
31st May 2017
*1 Sam. 2:1-10
Ps. 113Rom. 12:9-16bLk. 1:39-57
Day of Pentecost
Cycle A
4th June 2017
*Acts 2:1-21
or Num. 11:24-30
Ps. 104:24-34, 35b
1 Cor. 12:3b-13
or Acts 2:1-21
Jn. 20:19-23
or Jn. 7:37-39
Trinity Sunday
[1st Sunday after Pentecost]
Cycle A
11th June 2017
Gen. 1:1–2:4a
Ps. 82 Cor. 13:11-13Mt. 28:16-20
2nd Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 6 (11)
18th June 2017
Gen. 18:1-15, (21:1-7)

Alternate Reading:
Ex. 19:2-8a
Ps. 116:1-2, 12-19

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 100
Rom. 4:13-25Mt. 9:9-13, 18-26
4th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 8 (13)
2nd July 2017
Gen. 22:1-14

Alternate Reading:
Jer. 28:5-9
Ps. 13

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 89:1-4, 15-18
Rom. 6:12-23Mt. 10:40-52
5th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 9 (14)
9th July 2017
Gen. 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67

Alternate Reading:
Zech. 9:9-12
Ps. 45:10-17
or Song. 2:8-13

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 145:8-14
Rom. 7:15-25aMt. 11:16-19, 25-30
6th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 10 (15)
16th July 2017
Gen. 25:19-34

Alternate Reading:
Isa. 55:10-13
Ps. 119:105-112

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 65:(1-8), 9-13
Rom. 8:1-11Mt. 13:1-9, 18-23
7th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 11 (16)
23rd July 2017
Gen. 28:10-19a

Alternate Reading:
Wis. 12:13, 16-19
or Isa. 44:6-8
Ps. 139:1-12, 23-24

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 86:11-17
Rom. 8:12-25Mt. 13:24-30, 36-43
3rd Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 7 (12)
25th July 2017
Gen. 21:8-21

Alternate Reading:
Jer. 20:7-13
Ps. 86:1-10, 16-17

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 69:7-10, (11-15), 16-18
Rom. 6:1b-11Mt. 10:24-39
8th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 12 (17)
30th July 2017
Gen. 29:15-28

Alternate Reading:
1 Kgs. 3:5-12
Ps. 105:1-11, 45b
or Ps. 128

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 119:129-136
Rom. 8:26-39Mt. 13:31-33, 44-52
9th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 13 (18)
6th August 2017
Gen. 32:22-31

Alternate Reading:
Isa. 55:1-5
Ps. 17:1-7, 15

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 145:8-9, 14-21
Rom. 9:1-5Mt. 14: 13-21
10th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 14 (19)
13th August 2017
Gen. 37:1-4, 12-28

Alternate Reading:
1 Kgs. 19:9-18
Ps. 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b

Alternate Psalm:
Ps.85:8-13
Rom. 10:5-15Mt. 14:22-33
11th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 15 (20)
20th August 2017
Gen. 45:1-15

Alternate Reading:
Isa. 56:1, 6-8
Ps. 133

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 67
Rom. 11:1-2a, 29-32Mt. 15:(10-20), 21-28
13th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 17 (22)
3rd September 2017
Ex. 3:1-15

Alternate Reading:
Jer. 15:15-21
Ps. 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 26:1-8
Rom. 12:9-21
Mt. 16:21-28
14th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 18 (23)
10th September 2017
Ex. 12:1-14

Alternate Reading:
Ezek. 33:7-11
Ps. 149

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 119:33-40
Rom. 13:8-14Mt. 18:15-20
Holy Cross
Cycle A
14th September 2017
Num. 21:4b-9
Ps. 98:1-5
or Ps. 78:1-2, 34-38
1 Cor. 1:18-24Jn. 3:13-17
15th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 19 (24)
17th September 2017
Ex. 14:19-31

Alternate Reading:
Gen. 50:15-21
Ps. 114
or Ex. 15:1b-11, 20-21

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 103:(1-7), 8-13
Rom. 14:1-12Mt. 18:21-35
16th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 20 (25)
24th September 2017
Ex. 16:2-15

Alternate Reading:
Jonah 3:10-4:11
Ps. 105:1-6, 37-45

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 145:1-8
Phil. 1:21-30Mt. 20:1-16
12th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 16 (21)
27th September 2017
Ex. 1:8-2;10

Alternate Reading:
Isa. 51:1-6
Ps. 124

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 138
Rom. 12:1-8Mt. 16:13-20
17th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 21 (26)
1st October 2017
Ex. 17:1-7

Alternate Reading:
Ezek. 18:1-4, 25-32
Ps. 78:1-4, 12-16

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 25:1-9
Phil. 2:1-13Mt. 21:23-32
18th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 22 (27)
8th October 2017
Ex. 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20

Alternate Reading:
Isa. 5:1-7
Ps. 19

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 80:7-15
Phil. 3:4b-14
Canadian Thanksgiving Day
Cycle A
9th October 2017
Deut. 8:7-18Wis. 10:15-212 Cor. 9:6-15Lk. 17:11-19
19th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 23 (28)
15th October 2017
Ex. 32:1-14

Alternate Reading:
Isa. 25:1-9
Ps. 106:1-6, 19-23

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 23
Phil. 4:1-9Mt. 22:1-14
20th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 24 (29)
22nd October 2017
Ex. 33:12-23

Alternate Reading:
Isa. 45:1-7
Ps. 99

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 96:1-9, (10-13)
1 Thess. 1:1-10Mt. 22:15-22
21st Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 25 (30)
29th October 2017
[If All Saints not observed on this day]
Deut. 34:1-12

Alternate Reading:
Lev. 19:1-2, 15-18
Ps. 90:1-6, 13-17

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 1
1 Thess. 2:1-8Mt. 22:34-46
All Saints Day
Cycle A
1st November 2017
[Sometimes observed on first Sunday in November]
Rev. 7:9-17Ps. 34:1-10, 221 Jn. 3:1-3Mt. 5:1-12
22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 26 (31)
5th November 2017
Josh. 3:7-17

Alternate Reading:
Micah 3:5-12
Ps. 107:1-7, 33-37

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 43
1 Thess. 2:9-13Mt. 23:1-12
23rd Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 27 (32)
12th November 2017
Josh. 24:1-3a, 14-25

Alternate Reading:
Wis. 6:12-16
or Amos 5:18-24
Ps. 78:1-7

Alternate Psalm:
Wis. 6:17-20
or Ps. 70
1 Thess. 4:13-18Mt. 25:1-13
24th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 28 (33)
19th November 2017
Judg. 4:1-7

Alternate Reading:
Zeph. 1:7, 12-18
Ps. 123

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 90:1-8, (9-11), 12
1 Thess. 5:1-11Mt. 25:14-30
Thanksgiving Day, USA
Cycle A
25th November 2017
Deut. 8:7-18Ps. 652 Cor. 9:6-15Lk. 17:11-19
25th Sunday after Pentecost
[Reign of Christ]
Cycle A – Proper 29 (34)
26th November 2017
Ezek. 34:11-16, 20-24

Alternate Reading:
Ezek. 34:11-16, 20-24
Ps. 100

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 95:1-7a
Eph. 1:15-23Mt. 25:31-46

 

Notes regarding citations from the Revised Common Lectionary.
The Revised Common Lectionary provides for two patterns of readings from the Old Testament during the period between Trinity Sunday and Christ the King.
  1. One is a pattern of paired readings from the Hebrew scriptures readings which are closely related to the gospel readings.
  2. Another reading pattern provides a pattern of semicontinuous readings from the Hebrew scriptures.

The Consultation on Sacred Texts recommends that, while congregations may choose one or the other reading pattern, each pattern should not be intermixed with the other, e.g., the alternate first reading is paired with the alternate reading from Psalms.

*During Eastertide a reading from Acts is often substituted for the lesson from the Hebrew Bible. On the Day of Pentecost, if the Old Testament passage from Ezekiel is chosen for the first reading, the passage from Acts is used as the second reading.

Revised Common Lectionary copyright © 1992 Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.

 

         
         
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