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Lectionary Readings, Year A
Sundays After Pentecost

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 Propers are readings for Ordinary Time following Epiphany and Pentecost, numbered to help establish a seven day range of dates on which they can occur.  Propers numbering in the Revised Common Lectionary begins with the Sixth Sunday in Epiphany, excludes Sundays in Lent through Pentecost and Trinity Sunday, and resumes the Second Sunday after Pentecost (the first Sunday after Pentecost is Trinity Sunday), usually with Proper 4.  In some years in which Easter falls early, the after-Pentecost readings begin with Proper 3, also used for Epiphany 8. Since the date of Easter is variable between March 22 and April 25, some Propers are not used in certain years. The dates given here are the range of dates on which the Sundays can fall.

Season Readings
Trinity Sunday
1st Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm: Psalm 8
Old Testament: Genesis 1:1-2:4a
Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13
Proper 3
May 25-28
if after Trinity Sunday(Readings from Epiphany 8, Proper 3 are used this Sunday)
Psalm: Psalm 131
Old Testament: Isaiah 49:8-16a
Gospel: Matthew 6:24-34
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 4:1-5
Proper 4
May 29-June 4
if after Trinity Sunday
Psalm: Psalm 46 or Psalm 31:1-5, 19-24
Old Testament: Genesis 6:9-22, 7:24, 8:14-19
  or Deuteronomy 11:18-21, 26-28
Gospel: Matthew 7:21-29
Epistle: Romans 1:16-17, 3:22b-28, 29-31
Proper 5
June 5-11
if after Trinity Sunday
Psalm: Psalm 33:1-12 or Psalm 50:7-15
Old Testament: Genesis 12:1-9 or Hosea 5:15-6:6
Gospel: Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26
Epistle: Romans 4:13-25
Proper 6
June 12-18
if after Trinity Sunday
Psalm: Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 or Psalm 100
Old Testament: Genesis 18:1-15, 21:1-7
  or Exodus 19:2-8a
Gospel: Matthew 9:35-10:8 (9-23)
Epistle: Romans 5:1-8
Proper 7
June 19-25
if after Trinity Sunday
Psalm: Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17
  or Psalm 69:7-10, 11-15, 16-18
Old Testament: Genesis 21:8-21
  or Jeremiah 20:7-13
Gospel: Matthew 10:24-39
Epistle: Romans 6:1b-11
Proper 8
June 26-July 2
Psalm: Psalm 13 or Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18
Old Testament: Genesis 22:1-14
  or Jeremiah 28:5-9
Gospel: Matthew 10:40-42
Epistle: Romans 6:12-23
Proper 9
July 3-9
Psalm: Psalm 45:10-17 or Psalm 145:8-14
  or Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Old Testament: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-29, 58-67
  or Zechariah 9:9-12
Gospel: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
Epistle: Romans 7:15-25a
Proper 10
July 10-16
Psalm: Psalm 119:105-112 or Psalm 65:1-8, 9-13
Old Testament: Genesis 25:19-34
  or Isaiah 55:10-13
Gospel: Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Epistle: Romans 8:1-11
Proper 11
July 17-23
Psalm: Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24 or Psalm 86:11-17
Old Testament: Genesis 28:10-19a
  or Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19
  or Isaiah 44:6-8
Gospel: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Epistle: Romans 8:12-25
Proper 12
July 24-30
Psalm: Psalm 105:1-11, 45b
  or Psalm 119:129-136 or Psalm 128
Old Testament: Genesis 29:15-28
  or 1 Kings 3:5-12
Gospel: Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Epistle: Romans 8:26-39
Proper 13
July 31-Aug 6
Psalm: Psalm 17:1-7, 15 or Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21
Old Testament: Genesis 32:22-31 or Isaiah 55:1-5
Gospel: Matthew 14:13-21
Epistle: Romans 9:1-5
Proper 14
Aug 7-13
Psalm: Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b or Psalm 85:8-13
Old Testament: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
  or 1 Kings 19:9-18
Gospel: Matthew 14:22-33
Epistle: Romans 10:5-15
Proper 15
Aug 14-20
Psalm: Psalm 133 or Psalm 67
Old Testament: Genesis 45:1-15 or Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
Gospel: Matthew 15:10-20, 21-28
Epistle: Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32
Proper 16
Aug 21-27
Psalm: Psalm 124 or Psalm 138
Old Testament: Exodus 1:8-2:10 or Isaiah 51:1-6
Gospel: Matthew 16:13-20
Epistle: Romans 12:1-8
Proper 17
Aug 28-Sept 3
Psalm: Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c or Psalm 26:1-8
Old Testament: Exodus 3:1-15
  or Jeremiah 15:15-21
Gospel: Matthew 16:21-28
Epistle: Romans 12:9-21
Proper 18
Sept 4-10
Psalm: Psalm 149 or Psalm 119:33-40
Old Testament: Exodus 12:1-14 or Ezekiel 33:7-11
Gospel: Matthew 18:15-20
Epistle: Romans 13:8-14
Proper 19
Sept 11-17
Psalm: Psalm 114 or Psalm 103:1-7, 8-13
Old Testament: Exodus 14:19-31
  or Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21 or Genesis 50:15-21
Gospel: Matthew 18:21-35
Epistle: Romans 14:1-12
Proper 20
Sept 18-24
Psalm: Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 or Psalm 145:1-8
Old Testament: Exodus 16:2-15
  or Jonah 3:10-4:11
Gospel: Matthew 20:1-16
Epistle: Philippians 1:21-30
Proper 21
Sept 25-Oct 1
Psalm: Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 or Psalm 25:1-9
Old Testament: Exodus 17:1-7
  or Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32
Gospel: Matthew 21:23-32
Epistle: Philippians 2:1-13
Proper 22
Oct 2-8
Psalm: Psalm 19 or Psalm 80:7-15
Old Testament: Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20
  or Isaiah 5:1-7
Gospel: Matthew 21:33-46
Epistle: Philippians 3:4b-14
Proper 23
Oct 9-15
Psalm: Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 or Psalm 23
Old Testament: Exodus 32:1-14 or Isaiah 25:1-9
Gospel: Mathew 22:1-14
Epistle: Philippians 4:1-9
Proper 24
Oct 16-22
Psalm: Psalm 99 or Psalm 96:1-9, 10-13
Old Testament: Exodus 33:12-23 or Isaiah 45:1-7
Gospel: Matthew 22:15-22
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10
Proper 25
Oct 23-29
Psalm: Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 or Psalm 1
Old Testament: Deuteronomy 34:1-12
  or Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18
Gospel: Matthew 22:34-46
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
All Saints Day
Nov 1 or 1st Sunday in Nov
Psalm: Psalm 34:1-10, 22
Acts: Revelation 7:9-17
Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12
Epistle: 1 John 3:1-3
Proper 26
Oct 30-Nov 5
Psalm: Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 or Psalm 43
Old Testament: Joshua 3:7-17 or Micah 3:5-12
Gospel: Matthew 23:1-12
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13
Proper 27
Nov 6-12
Psalm: Psalm 78:1-7 or Psalm 70
Old Testament: Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25
  or Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16 or Amos 5:18-24
  or Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20
Gospel: Matthew 25:1-13
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Proper 28
Nov 13-19
Psalm: Psalm 123 or Psalm 90:1-8, 9-11, 12
Old Testament: Judges 4:1-7
  or Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18
Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
Proper 29 Reign of Christ
Nov 20-26
Psalm: Psalm 100 or Psalm 95:1-7a
Old Testament: Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
Gospel: Matthew 25:31-46
Epistle: Ephesians 1:15-23
Thanksgiving Day
4th Thursday in Nov in USA and 2nd Monday in Oct in Canada
Psalm: Psalm 65
Old Testament: Deuteronomy 8:7-18
Gospel: Luke 17:11-19
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

Year A Readings for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany
Year A Readings for Lent and Easter to Pentecost

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

Season of the Church Year

Ordinary Time

Counted Sundays after Pentecost

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