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The Revised Common Lectionary — Year C, Beginning Advent 2018–2019

Lectionary readings for liturgical years beginning in Advent: 2016 2017 2018

Sunday Reading Psalm New Testament Gospel
1st Sunday of Advent
Cycle C
2nd December 2018
Jer. 33:14-16Ps. 25:1-101 Thess. 3:9-13Lk. 21:25-36
2nd Sunday of Advent
Cycle C
9th December 2018
Bar. 5:1-9
or Mal. 3:1-4
Luke 1:68-79 [Benedictus]
Phil. 1:3-11
Lk. 3:1-6
3rd Sunday of Advent
Cycle C
16th December 2018
Zeph. 3:14-20Isa. 12:2-6Phil. 4:4-7Lk. 3:7-18
4th Sunday of Advent
Cycle C
23rd December 2018
Micah 5:2-5a
Lk. 1:46b-55 [Magnificat]
or Ps. 80:1-7
Heb. 10:5-10Lk. 1:39-45 (46-55)
Nativity of the Lord
Cycle C – Proper I
25th December 2018
[Christmas Eve and Day]
Isa. 9:2-7Ps. 96Tit. 2:11-14Lk. 2: 1-14, (15-20)
Nativity of the Lord
Cycle C – Proper II
25th December 2018
[Christmas Eve and Day]
Isa. 62:6-12Ps. 97Tit. 3:4-7Lk. 2:(1-7), 15-20
Nativity of the Lord
Cycle C – Proper III
25th December 2018
[Christmas Eve and Day]
Isa. 52:7-10Ps. 98Heb. 1:1-4, (5-12)Jn. 1:1-14
1st Sunday after Christmas Day
Cycle C
30th December 2018
[The following readings are used on the 1st Sunday after Christmas unless the readings for The Epiphany of the Lord are preferred.]
1 Sam. 1:18-20, 26Ps. 148Col. 3:12-17Lk. 2:41-52
Holy Name of Jesus
[Mary, Mother of God]
Cycle C
1st January 2019
Num. 6:22-27Ps. 8
Gal. 4:4-7
or Phil. 2:5-11
Lk. 2:15-21
New Year's Day
Cycle C
1st January 2019
Eccl. 3:1-13Ps. 8Rev. 21:1-6aMt. 25:31-46
Epiphany
Cycle C
6th January 2019
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 C
13th January 2019
Isa. 43:1-7Ps. 29Acts 8:14-17Lk. 3:15-17, 21-22
2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
Cycle C
20th January 2019
Isa. 62:1-5Ps. 36:5-101 Cor. 12:1-11Jn. 2:1-11
3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
Cycle C
27th January 2019
Neh. 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10Ps. 191 Cor. 12:12-31aLk. 4:14-21
Presentation of the Lord
Cycle C
2nd February 2019
Mal. 3:1-4
Ps. 84
or Ps. 24:7-10
Heb. 2:14-18Lk. 2:22-40
4th Sunday after the Epiphany
Cycle C
3rd February 2019
Jer. 1:4-10Ps. 71:1-61 Cor. 13:1-13Lk. 4:21-30
5th Sunday after the Epiphany
Cycle C
10th February 2019
Isa. 6:1-8, (9-13)Ps. 1381 Cor. 15:1-11Lk. 5:1-11
6th Sunday after the Epiphany
Cycle C
17th February 2019
Jer. 17:5-10Ps. 11 Cor. 15:12-20Lk. 6:17-26
7th Sunday after the Epiphany
Cycle C
24th February 2019
Gen. 45:3-11, 15Ps. 37:1-11, 39-401 Cor. 15:35-38, 42-50Lk. 6:27-38
8th Sunday after the Epiphany
[Last Sunday before Ash Wednesday]
Cycle C
3rd March 2019
[Readings for Churches whose calendar requires this Sunday, and who do not observe the Last Sunday after the Epiphany with Transfiguration readings.]
Sir. 27:4-7
or Isa. 55:10-13
Ps. 92:1-4, 12-151 Cor. 15:51-58Lk. 6:39-49
Transfiguration Sunday
[Last Sunday before Lent]
Cycle C
3rd March 2019
[Readings used in Churches where the Last Sunday after Epiphany is observed as Transfiguration Sunday.]
Ex. 34:29-35Ps. 992 Cor. 3:12-4:2Lk. 9:28-36, (37-43)
Ash Wednesday
Cycle C
6th March 2019
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 C
10th March 2019
Deut. 26:1-11Ps. 91:1-2, 9-16Rom. 10:8b-13Lk. 4:1-13
2nd Sunday in Lent
Cycle C
17th March 2019
Gen. 15:1-12, 17-18Ps. 27Phil. 3:17-4:1
Lk. 13:31-35
or Lk. 9:28-36
3rd Sunday in Lent
Cycle C
24th March 2019
Isa. 55:1-9Ps. 63:1-81 Cor. 10:1-13Lk. 13:1-9
Annunciation of the Lord
Cycle C
25th March 2019
Isa. 7:10-14
Ps. 45
or Ps. 40:5-10
Heb. 10:4-10Lk. 1:26-38
4th Sunday in Lent
Cycle C
31st March 2019
Josh. 5:9-12Ps. 322 Cor. 5:16-21Lk. 15:1-3, 11b-32
5th Sunday in Lent
Cycle C
7th April 2019
Isa. 43:16-21Ps. 126Phil. 3:4b-14Jn. 8:1-8
6th Sunday in Lent
[Passion Sunday or Palm Sunday]
Cycle C – Liturgy of the Palms
14th April 2019
Lk. 19:28-40Ps. 118:1-2, 19-29
6th Sunday in Lent
[Passion Sunday or Palm Sunday]
Cycle C – Liturgy of the Passion
14th April 2019
Isa. 50:4-9aPs. 31:9-16Phil. 2:5-11
Lk. 22:14-23:56
or Lk. 23:1-49
Monday of Holy Week
Cycle C
15th April 2019
Isa. 42:1-9Ps. 36:5-11Heb. 9:11-15Jn. 12:1-11
Tuesday of Holy Week
Cycle C
16th April 2019
Isa. 49:1-7Ps. 71:1-141 Cor. 1:18-31Jn. 12:20-36
Wednesday of Holy Week
Cycle C
17th April 2019
Isa. 50:4-9aPs. 70Heb. 12:1-3Jn. 13:21-32
Maundy Thursday
Cycle C
18th April 2019
Ex. 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14Ps. 116:1-2, 12-191 Cor. 11:23-26Jn. 13:1-17, 31b-35
Good Friday
Cycle C
19th April 2019
Isa. 52:13–53:12
Ps. 22
Heb. 10:16-25
or Heb. 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Jn. 18:1-19:42
Holy Saturday
Cycle C
20th April 2019
[Services other than Easter Vigil.]
Job 14:1-14
or Lam. 3:1-9, 19-24
Ps. 31:1-4, 15-161 Pet. 4:1-8
Mt. 27:57-66
or Jn. 19:38-42
Easter Vigil
Cycle C
21st April 2019
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
Lk. 24:1-12
Easter Day Resurrection of the Lord
Cycle C
21st April 2019
*Acts 10:34-43
or Isa. 65:17-25
Ps. 118:1-2, 14-24
1 Cor 15:19-26
or Acts 10:34-43
Jn. 20:1-18
or Lk. 24:1-12
Easter Evening
Cycle C
21st April 2019
[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 C
28th April 2019
*Acts 5:27-32
Ps. 118:14-29
or Ps. 150
Rev. 1:4-8Jn. 20:19-31
3rd Sunday of Easter
Cycle C
5th May 2019
*Acts 9:1-6, (7-20)
Ps. 30Rev. 5:11-14Jn. 21:1-19
4th Sunday of Easter
Cycle C
12th May 2019
*Acts 9:36-43
Ps. 23Rev. 7:9-17Jn. 10:22-30
5th Sunday of Easter
Cycle C
19th May 2019
*Acts 11:1-18
Ps. 148Rev. 21:1-6Jn. 13:31-35
6th Sunday of Easter
Cycle C
26th May 2019
*Acts 16:9-15
Ps. 67Rev. 21:10, 22-22:5
Jn. 14:23-29
or Jn. 5:1-9
Ascension of the Lord
Cycle C
30th May 2019
[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 C
31st May 2019
1 Sam. 2:1-10Ps. 113Rom. 12:9-16b Lk. 1:39-57
7th Sunday of Easter
Cycle C
2nd June 2019
[If Ascension not observed here.]
*Acts 16:16-34
Ps. 97Rev. 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21Jn. 17:20-26
Day of Pentecost
Cycle C
9th June 2019
*Acts 2:1-21
or Gen. 11:1-9
Ps. 104:24-34, 35b
Rom. 8:14-17
or Acts 2:1-21
Jn. 14:8-17, (25-27)
Trinity Sunday
Cycle C
16th June 2019
Prov. 8:1-4, 22-31Ps. 8Rom. 5:1-5Jn. 16:12-15
2nd Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle C – Proper 7 (12)
23rd June 2019
I Kgs.19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a

Alternate Reading:
Isa. 65:1-9
Ps. 42 and 43

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 22:19-28
Gal. 3:23-29Lk. 8:26-39
3rd Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle C – Proper 8 (13)
30th June 2019
2 Kgs. 2:1-2,6-14

Alternate Reading:
1 Kgs.19: 15-16,19-21
Ps. 77:1-2, 11-20

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 16
Gal. 5:1, 13-25Lk. 9:51-62
4th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle C – Proper 9 (14)
7th July 2019
2 Kgs. 5:1-14

Alternate Reading:
Isa. 66:10-14
Ps. 30

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 66:1-9
Gal. 6:(1-6), 7-16Lk. 10:1-11, 16-20
5th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle C – Proper 10 (15)
14th July 2019
Amos 7:7-17

Alternate Reading:
Deut. 30:9-14
Ps. 82

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 25:1-10
Col. 1:1-14Lk. 10:25-37
6th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle C – Proper 11 (16)
21st July 2019
Amos 8:1-12

Alternate Reading:
Gen. 18:1-10a
Ps. 52

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 15
Col. 1:15-28Lk. 10:38-42
7th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle C – Proper 12 (17)
28th July 2019
Hos. 1:2-10

Alternate Reading:
Gen. 18:20-32
Ps. 85

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 138
Col. 2:6-15, (16-19)Lk. 11:1-13
8th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle C – Proper 13 (18)
4th August 2019
Hos. 11:1-11

Alternate Reading:
Eccl. 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23
Ps. 107:1-9, 43

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 49: 1-12
Col. 3:1-11Lk. 12:13-21
9th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle C – Proper 14 (19)
11th August 2019
Isa. 1:1, 10-20

Alternate Reading:
Gen. 15:1-6
Ps. 50:1-8, 22-23

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 33:12-22
Heb. 11:1-3, 8-16Lk. 12:32-40
10th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle C – Proper 15 (20)
18th August 2019
Isa. 5:1-7

Alternate Reading:
Jer. 23:23-29
Ps. 80:1-2, 8-19

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 82
Heb. 11:29-12:2Lk. 12:49-56
11th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle C – Proper 16 (21)
25th August 2019
Jer. 1:4-10

Alternate Reading:
Isa. 58:9b-14
Ps. 71:1-6

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 103:1-8
Heb. 12:18-29Lk. 13:10-17
12th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle C – Proper 17 (22)
1st September 2019
Jer. 2:4-13

Alternate Reading:
Sir. 10:12-18
or Prov. 25:6-7
Ps. 81:1, 10-16

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 112
Heb. 13:1-8, 15-16Lk. 14:1, 7-14
13th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle C – Proper 18 (23)
8th September 2019
Jer. 18:1-11

Alternate Reading:
Deut. 30:15-20
Ps. 139:1-6, 13-18

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 1
Philem. 1-21Lk. 14:25-33
Holy Cross
Cycle C
14th September 2019
Num. 21:4b-9
Ps. 98:1-5
or Ps. 78:1-2, 34-38
1 Cor. 1:18-24Jn. 3:13-17
14th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle C – Proper 19 (24)
15th September 2019
Jer. 4:11-12, 22-28

Alternate Reading:
Ex. 32:7-14
Ps. 14

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 51:1-10
1 Tim. 1:12-17Lk. 15:1-10
15th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle C – Proper 20 (25)
22nd September 2019
Jer. 8:18-9:1

Alternate Reading:
Amos 8:4-7
Ps. 79:1-9

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 113
1 Tim. 2:1-7Lk. 16:1-13
16th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle C – Proper 21 (26)
29th September 2019
Jer. 32:1-3a, 6-15

Alternate Reading:
Amos 6:1a, 4-7
Ps. 91:1-6, 14-16

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 146
1 Tim. 6:6-19Lk. 16:19-31
17th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle C – Proper 22 (27)
6th October 2019
Lam. 1:1-6

Alternate Reading:
Hab. 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Lam. 3:19-26
or Ps. 137

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 37:1-9
2 Tim. 1:1-14Lk. 17:5-10
18th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle C – Proper 23 (28)
13th October 2019
Jer. 29:1, 4-7

Alternate Reading:
2 Kgs. 5:1-3, 7-15c
Ps. 66:1-12

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 111
2 Tim. 2:8-15Lk. 17:11-19
Canadian Thanksgiving Day
Cycle C
14th October 2019
Deut. 26:1-11Ps. 100Phil. 4:4-9Jn. 6:25-35
19th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle C – Proper 24 (29)
20th October 2019
Jer. 31:27-34

Alternate Reading:
Gen. 32:22-31
Ps. 119:97-104

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 121
2 Tim. 3:14–4:5Lk. 18:1-8
20th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle C – Proper 25 (30)
27th October 2019
Joel 2:23-32

Alternate Reading:
Sir. 35:12-17
or Jer. 14:7-10, 19-22
Ps. 65

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 84:1-7
2 Tim. 4:6-8, 16-18Lk. 18:9-14
All Saints Day
Cycle C
1st November 2019
[Sometimes observed on first Sunday in November]
Dan. 7:1-3, 15-18Ps. 149Eph. 1:11-23Lk. 6:20-31
21st Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle C – Proper 26 (31)
3rd November 2019
[If All Saints not observed on this day]
Hab. 1:1-4; 2:1-4

Alternate Reading:
Isa. 1:10-18
Ps. 119:137-144

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 32:1-7
2 Thess. 1:1-4, 11-12Lk. 19:1-10
22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle C – Proper 27 (32)
10th November 2019
Hag. 1:15b-2:9

Alternate Reading:
Job 19:23-27a
Ps. 145:1-5, 17-21
or Ps. 98

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 17:1-9
2 Thess. 2:1-5, 13-17Lk. 20: 27-38
23rd Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle C – Proper 28 (33)
17th November 2019
Isa. 65:17-25

Alternate Reading:
Mal. 4:1-2a
Isa. 12

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 98
2 Thess. 3:6-13Lk. 21:5-19
24th Sunday after Pentecost
[Reign of Christ]
Cycle C – Proper 29 (34)
24th November 2019
Jer. 23:1-6

Alternate Reading:
Jer. 23:1-6
Lk. 1:68-79

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 46
Col. 1:11-20Lk. 23:33-43
Thanksgiving Day, USA
Cycle C
28th November 2019
Deut. 26:1-11Ps. 100Phil. 4:4-9Jn. 6:25-35

 

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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