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Lectionary Readings, Year A
Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany

Scripture Readings from the Revised Common Lectionary

The Church Year begins with Advent in November/December.
We are presently in YEAR A of readings in the Revised Common Lectionary.
Year A:  2010-2011, 2013-2014, 2016-2017
Year B:  2011-2012, 2014-2015, 2017-2018
Year C:  2012-2013, 2015-2016, 2018-2019

The date of Easter is variable between March 22 and April 25.  As a result, the number of Sundays in Epiphany varies between 6 and 10; when Easter occurs early, some Sundays of Epiphany are not used. The dates given here are the range of dates on which the Sundays can fall.

Season Readings
Advent 1
Nov 27-Dec 3
Psalm: Psalm 122
Old Testament: Isaiah 2:1-5
Gospel: Matthew 24:36-44
Epistle: Romans 13:11-14
Advent 2
Dec 4-10
Psalm: Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19
Old Testament: Isaiah 11:1-10
Gospel: Matthew 3:1-12
Epistle: Romans 15:4-13
Advent 3
Dec 11-17
Psalm: Psalm 146:5-10 or Luke 1:47-55
Old Testament: Isaiah 35:1-10
Gospel: Matthew 11:2-11
Epistle: James 5:7-10
Advent 4
Dec 18-24
Psalm: Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19
Old Testament: Isaiah 7:10-16
Gospel: Matthew 1:18-25
Epistle: Romans 1:1-7
Christmas, Proper I
Dec 25
Psalm: Psalm 96 
Old Testament: Isaiah 9:2-7 
Gospel: Luke 2:1-14, 15-20 
Epistle: Titus 2:11-14 
Christmas, Proper II
Dec 25
Psalm: Psalm 97
Old Testament: Isaiah 62:6-12 
Gospel: Luke 2:1-7, 8-20 
Epistle: Titus 3:4-7 
Christmas, Proper III
Dec 25
Psalm: Psalm 98
Old Testament: Isaiah 52:7-10 
Gospel: John 1:1-14 
Epistle: Hebrews 1:1-4, 5-12 
1st Sunday after Christmas
Dec 26-Jan 1
Psalm: Psalm 148
Old Testament: Isaiah 63:7-9
Gospel: Matthew 2:13-23
Epistle: Hebrews 2:10-18
Holy Name
Jan. 1
Years A B C
Psalm: Psalm 8
Old Testament: Numbers 6:22-27
Gospel: Luke 2:15-21
Epistle: Galatians 4:4-7 or Philippians 2:5-11
 New Years Day
Jan. 1
Years A B C
Psalm: Psalm 8
Old Testament: Ecclesiastes 3:1-13
Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46
Epistle: Revelation 21:1-6a
 2nd Sunday after Christmas
Jan 2-5
Years A B C
Psalm: Psalm 147:12-20
  or Wisdom of Solomon 10:15-21
Old Testament: Jeremiah 31:7-14
  or Sirach 24:1-12
Gospel: John 1:1-9, 10-18
Epistle: Ephesians 1:3-14
 Epiphany
Jan 6
Years A B C

 or 1st Sunday in January

Psalm: Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14
Old Testament: Isaiah 60:1-6
Gospel: Matthew 2:1-12
Epistle: Ephesians 3:1-12
Epiphany 1
 Baptism of the Lord
Jan 7-13
Psalm: Psalm 29
Old Testament: Isaiah 42:1-9
Gospel: Matthew 3:13-17
Epistle: Acts 10:34-43
Epiphany 2
Jan 14-20
Psalm: Psalm 40:1-11
Old Testament: Isaiah 49:1-7
Gospel: John 1:29-42
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
Epiphany 3
Jan 21-27
Psalm: Psalm 27:1, 4-9
Old Testament: Isaiah 9:1-4
Gospel: Matthew 4:12-23
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:10-18
 Epiphany 4
Jan 28-Feb 3
Psalm: Psalm 15
Old Testament: Micah 6:1-8
Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Epiphany 5
Feb 4-10
Psalm: Psalm 112:1-9, 10
Old Testament: Isaiah 58:1-9a, 9b-12
Gospel: Matthew 5:13-20
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 2:1-12, 13-16
Epiphany 6 (Proper 1)
Feb 11-17
unless Last Sunday of Epiphany
Psalm: Psalm 119:1-8
Old Testament: Deuteronomy 30:15-20
  or Sirach 15:15-20
Gospel: Matthew 5:21-37
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 3:1-9
Epiphany 7 (Proper 2)
Feb 18-24
unless Last Sunday of Epiphany
Psalm: Psalm 119:33-40
Old Testament: Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18
Gospel: Matthew 5:38-48
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23
Epiphany 8 (Proper 3)
Feb 25-29
unless Last Sunday of Epiphany
Psalm: Psalm 131
Old Testament: Isaiah 49:8-16a
Gospel: Matthew 6:24-34
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5
Epiphany 9 (Proper 4)
Mar 1-7
 unless Last Sunday of Epiphany
Psalm: Psalm 31:1-5, 19-24
Old Testament: Deuteronomy 11:18-21, 26-28
Gospel: Matthew 7:21-29
Epistle: Romans 1:16-17, 3:22b-28, 29-31
Last Sunday after Epiphany
Transfiguration Sunday
Psalm: Psalm 2 or Psalm 99
Old Testament: Exodus 24:12-18
Gospel: Matthew 17:1-9
Epistle: 2 Peter 1:16-21

Year A Readings for Lent and Easter to Pentecost
Year A Readings for Ordinary Time after Pentecost

The Revised Common Lectionary, Copyright © 1992, Consultation on Common Texts, used by permission.

Season of the Church Year

Advent

Christmas

Epiphany Season

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