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The Revised Common Lectionary — Year A, Beginning Advent 2013–2014

Sunday Reading Psalm New Testament Gospel
1st Sunday of Advent
Cycle A
1st December 2013
Isa. 2:1-5Ps. 122Rom 13:11-14Mt. 24:36-44
2nd Sunday of Advent
Cycle A
8th December 2013
Isa. 11:1-10Ps. 72:1-7, 18-19Rom 15:4-13Mt. 3:1-12
3rd Sunday of Advent
Cycle A
15th December 2013
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
22nd December 2013
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 2013
[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 2013
[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 2013
[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
29th December 2013
[The following readings are used on the first 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 2014
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 2014
Eccl. 3:1-13Ps. 8Rev. 21:1-6aMt. 25:31-46
2nd Sunday after Christmas Day
Cycle A
5th January 2014
[When Epiphany is celebrated on a weekday following the second Sunday after Christmas Day.]
Jer. 31:7-14
or Sir. 24:1-12
Ps. 147:12-20
or Wis. 10:15-21
Eph. 1:3-14Jn. 1:(1-9), 10-18
Epiphany of the Lord
Cycle A
6th January 2014
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
12th January 2014
Isa. 60:1-6Ps. 72:1-7, 10-14Eph. 3:1-12Mt. 2:1-12
2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
Cycle A
19th January 2014
Isa. 49:1-7Ps. 40:1-111 Cor. 1:1-9Jn. 1:29-42
3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
Cycle A
26th January 2014
Isa. 9:1-4Ps. 27:1, 4-91 Cor. 1:10-18Mt. 4:12-23
4th Sunday after the Epiphany
Cycle A
2nd February 2014
Micah 6:1-8Ps. 151 Cor. 1:18-31Mt. 5:1-12
Presentation of the Lord
Cycle A
2nd February 2014
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
9th February 2014
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
16th February 2014
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
23rd February 2014
Lev. 19:1-2, 9-18Ps. 119:33-401 Cor.3:10-11, 16-23Mt. 5:38-48
8th Sunday after the Epiphany
[Last Sunday before Ash Wednesday]
Cycle A
2nd March 2014
[This Proper may be replaced, in those Churches using Transfiguration readings on this day by the readings for The Last Sunday after Epiphany (Transfiguration Sunday).]
Isa. 49:8-16aPs. 1311 Cor. 4:1-5Mt. 6:24-34
Transfiguration Sunday
[Last Sunday before Lent]
Cycle A
2nd March 2014
[Last Sunday before Lent. Readings used when Last Sunday before Lent 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
5th March 2014
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
9th March 2014
Gen. 2:15-17; 3:1-7Ps. 32Rom. 5:12-19Mt. 4:1-11
2nd Sunday in Lent
Cycle A
16th March 2014
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
23rd March 2014
Ex. 17:1-7Ps. 95Rom. 5:1-11Jn. 4:5-42
Annunciation of the Lord
Cycle A
25th March 2014
Isa. 7:10-14
Ps. 45
or Ps. 40:5-10
Heb. 10:4-10Lk. 1:26-38
4th Sunday in Lent
Cycle A
30th March 2014
1 Sam. 16: 1-13Ps. 23Eph. 5:8-14Jn. 9:1-41
5th Sunday in Lent
Cycle A
6th April 2014
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
13th April 2014
Mt. 21:1-11Ps. 118:1-2, 19-29
6th Sunday in Lent
[Passion Sunday or Palm Sunday]
Cycle A – Liturgy of the Passion
13th April 2014
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
14th April 2014
Isa. 42:1-9Ps. 36:5-11Heb. 9:11-15Jn. 12:1-11
Tuesday of Holy Week
Cycle A
15th April 2014
Isa. 49:1-7Ps. 71:1-141 Cor. 1:18-31Jn. 12:20-36
Wednesday of Holy Week
Cycle A
16th April 2014
Isa. 50:4-9aPs. 70Heb. 12:1-3Jn. 13:21-32
Maundy Thursday
Cycle A
17th April 2014
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
18th April 2014
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
19th April 2014
[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
19th April 2014
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
20th April 2014
*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
20th April 2014
[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
27th April 2014
*Acts 2:14a, 22-32
Ps. 161 Pet. 1:3-9Jn. 20:19-31
3rd Sunday of Easter
Cycle A
4th May 2014
*Acts 2:14a, 36-41
Ps. 116:1-4, 12-191 Pet. 1:17-23Lk. 24:13-35
4th Sunday of Easter
Cycle A
11th May 2014
*Acts 2:42-47
Ps. 231 Pet. 2:19-25Jn. 10:1-10
5th Sunday of Easter
Cycle A
18th May 2014
*Acts 7:55-60
Ps. 31:1-5, 15-161 Pet. 2:2-10Jn. 14:1-14
6th Sunday of Easter
Cycle A
25th May 2014
*Acts 17:22-31
Ps. 66:8-201 Pet. 3:13-22Jn. 14:15-21
Ascension of the Lord
Cycle A
29th May 2014
[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
Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
Cycle A
31st May 2014
*1 Sam. 2:1-10
Ps. 113Rom. 12:9-16bLk. 1:39-57
7th Sunday of Easter
Cycle A
1st June 2014
[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
Day of Pentecost
Cycle A
8th June 2014
*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
15th June 2014
Gen. 1:1–2:4a
Ps. 82 Cor. 13:11-13Mt. 28:16-20
2nd Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 7 (12)
22nd June 2014
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
3rd Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 8 (13)
29th June 2014
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
4th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 9 (14)
6th July 2014
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
5th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 10 (15)
13th July 2014
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
6th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 11 (16)
20th July 2014
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
7th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 12 (17)
27th July 2014
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
8th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 13 (18)
3rd August 2014
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
9th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 14 (19)
10th August 2014
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
10th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 15 (20)
17th August 2014
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
11th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 16 (21)
24th August 2014
Ex. 1:8-2;10

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

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 138
Rom. 12:1-8Mt. 16:13-20
12th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 17 (22)
31st August 2014
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
13th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 18 (23)
7th September 2014
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
14th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 19 (24)
14th September 2014
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
Holy Cross
Cycle A
14th September 2014
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 20 (25)
21st September 2014
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
16th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 21 (26)
28th September 2014
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
17th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 22 (27)
5th October 2014
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
18th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 23 (28)
12th October 2014
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
Canadian Thanksgiving Day
Cycle A
13th October 2014
Deut. 8:7-18Wis. 10:15-212 Cor. 9:6-15Lk. 17:11-19
19th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 24 (29)
19th October 2014
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
20th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 25 (30)
26th October 2014
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 2014
[Sometimes observed on first Sunday in November]
Rev. 7:9-17Ps. 34:1-10, 221 Jn. 3:1-3Mt. 5:1-12
21st Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 26 (31)
2nd November 2014
[If All Saints not observed on this day]
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
22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 27 (32)
9th November 2014
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
23rd Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle A – Proper 28 (33)
16th November 2014
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
24th Sunday after Pentecost
[Reign of Christ]
Cycle A – Proper 29 (34)
23rd November 2014
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
Thanksgiving Day, USA
Cycle A
27th November 2014
Deut. 8:7-18Ps. 652 Cor. 9:6-15Lk. 17:11-19

 

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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