Lectionary Calendar

Revised Common Lectionary

Year C (2018 - 2019)

  • Current Season

Advent (December 2 – 23, 2018)
Advent Year CFirst readingPsalmSecond readingGospel
First Sunday of Advent (December 2, 2018)Jeremiah 33:14-16Psalm 25:1-101 Thessalonians 3:9-13Luke 21:25-36
Second Sunday of Advent (December 9, 2018)Malachi 3:1-4Luke 1:68-79Philippians 1:3-11Luke 3:1-6
Third Sunday of Advent (December 16, 2018)Zephaniah 3:14-20Isaiah 12:2-6Philippians 4:4-7Luke 3:7-18
Fourth Sunday of Advent (December 23, 2018)Micah 5:2-5aLuke 1:46b-55 or Psalm 80:1-7Hebrews 10:5-10Luke 1:39-45, (46-55)
Christmas (December 24, 2018 - January 1, 2019)
DateFirst readingPsalmSecond readingGospel
Nativity of the Lord - Proper I (December 24 & 25, 2018)Isaiah 9:2-7Psalm 96Titus 2:11-14Luke 2:1-14, (15-20)
Nativity of the Lord - Proper II (December 24 & 25, 2018)Isaiah 62:6-12Psalm 97Titus 3:4-7Luke 2:(1-7), 8-20
Nativity of the Lord - Proper III (December 24 & 25, 2018)Isaiah 52:7-10Psalm 98Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12)John 1:1-14
First Sunday after Christmas Day (December 30, 2018)1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26Psalm 148Colossians 3:12-17Luke 2:41-52
Holy Name of Jesus (January 1, 2019)Numbers 6:22-27Psalm 8Galatians 4:4-7 or Philippians 2:5-11Luke 2:15-21
New Year's Day (January 1, 2019)Ecclesiastes 3:1-13Psalm 8Revelation 21:1-6aMatthew 25:31-46
Epiphany (January 6 – March 3, 2019)
DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
Epiphany of the Lord (January 6, 2019)Isaiah 60:1-6Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14Ephesians 3:1-12Matthew 2:1-12
Baptism of the Lord (January 13, 2019)Isaiah 43:1-7Psalm 29 Acts 8:14-17Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
Second Sunday after the Epiphany (January 20, 2019)Isaiah 62:1-5Psalm 36:5-101 Corinthians 12:1-11John 2:1-11
Third Sunday after the Epiphany (January 27, 2019)Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10Psalm 191 Corinthians 12:12-31aLuke 4:14-21
Presentation of the Lord (February 2, 2019)Malachi 3:1-4Psalm 84 or Psalm 24:7-10Hebrews 2:14-18Luke 2:22-40
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany (February 3, 2019)Jeremiah 1:4-10Psalm 71:1-61 Corinthians 13:1-13Luke 4:21-30
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany (February 10, 2019)Isaiah 6:1-8, (9-13)Psalm 1381 Corinthians 15:1-11Luke 5:1-11
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany (February 17, 2019)Jeremiah 17:5-10Psalm 11 Corinthians 15:12-20Luke 6:17-26
Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany (February 24, 2019)Genesis 45:3-11, 15Psalm 37:1-11, 39-401 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50Luke 6:27-38
Transfiguration Sunday (March 3, 2019)Exodus 34:29-35Psalm 992 Corinthians 3:12-4:2Luke 9:28-36, (37-43a)
Lent (March 6, 2019 – April 14, 2019)
DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
Ash Wednesday (March 6, 2019)Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12Psalm 51:1-172 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
First Sunday in Lent (March 10, 2019)Deuteronomy 26:1-11Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16Romans 10:8b-13Luke 4:1-13
Second Sunday in Lent (March 17, 2019)Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18Psalm 27Philippians 3:17-4:1Luke 13:31-35 or Luke 9:28-36, (37-43a)
Third Sunday in Lent (March 24, 2019)Isaiah 55:1-9Psalm 63:1-81 Corinthians 10:1-13Luke 13:1-9
Annunciation of the Lord (March 25, 2019)Isaiah 7:10-14Psalm 45 or Psalm 40:5-10Hebrews 10:4-10Luke 1:26-38
Fourth Sunday in Lent (March 31, 2019)Joshua 5:9-12Psalm 322 Corinthians 5:16-21Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
Fifth Sunday in Lent (April 7, 2019)Isaiah 43:16-21Psalm 126Philippians 3:4b-14John 12:1-8
Liturgy of the Palms (April 14, 2019)Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29Luke 19:28-40
Liturgy of the Passion (April 14, 2019)Isaiah 50:4-9aPsalm 31:9-16Philippians 2:5-11Luke 22:14-23:56 or Luke 23:1-49
Holy Week (April 15 – 20, 2019)
DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
Monday of Holy Week (April 15, 2019)Isaiah 42:1-9Psalm 36:5-11Hebrews 9:11-15John 12:1-11
Tuesday of Holy Week (April 16, 2019)Isaiah 49:1-7Psalm 71:1-141 Corinthians 1:18-31John 12:20-36
Wednesday of Holy Week (April 17, 2019)Isaiah 50:4-9aPsalm 70Hebrews 12:1-3John 13:21-32
Maundy Thursday (April 18, 2019)Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14Psalm 116:1-2, 12-191 Corinthians 11:23-26John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Good Friday (April 19, 2019)Isaiah 52:13-53:12Psalm 22Hebrews 10:16-25 or Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9John 18:1-19:42
Holy Saturday (April 20, 2019)Job 14:1-14 or Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24Psalm 31:1-4, 15-161 Peter 4:1-8Matthew 27:57-66 or John 19:38-42
Easter (April 21, 2019 - June 9, 2019)
DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
Easter Vigil (April 21, 2019)Old Testament Readings and Psalms
Genesis 1:1-2:4a and Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26
Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13 and Psalm 46
Genesis 22:1-18 and Psalm 16
Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21 and Exodus 15:1b-13, 17-18
Isaiah 55:1-11 and Isaiah 12:2-6
Baruch 3:9-15, 3:32-4:4 or Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21; 9:4b-6 and Psalm 19
Ezekiel 36:24-28 and Psalm 42, 43
Ezekiel 37:1-14 and Psalm 143
Zephaniah 3:14-20 and Psalm 98
New Testament Reading and Psalm
Romans 6:3-11 and Psalm 114
Gospel
Luke 24:1-12
Resurrection of the Lord: Easter Day (April 21, 2019)*Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 65:17-25Psalm 118:1-2, 14-241 Corinthians 15:19-26 or Acts 10:34-43John 20:1-18 or Luke 24:1-12
Easter Evening (April 21, 2019)Isaiah 25:6-9Psalm 1141 Corinthians 5:6b-8Luke 24:13-49
Second Sunday of Easter (April 28, 2019)*Acts 5:27-32Psalm 118:14-29 or Psalm 150Revelation 1:4-8John 20:19-31
Third Sunday of Easter (May 5, 2019)*Acts 9:1-6, (7-20)Psalm 30Revelation 5:11-14John 21:1-19
Fourth Sunday of Easter (May 12, 2019)*Acts 9:36-43Psalm 23Revelation 7:9-17John 10:22-30
Fifth Sunday of Easter (May 19, 2019)*Acts 11:1-18Psalm 148Revelation 21:1-6John 13:31-35
Sixth Sunday of Easter (May 26, 2019)*Acts 16:9-15Psalm 67Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9
Ascension of the Lord (May 30, 2019)*Acts 1:1-11Psalm 47 or Psalm 93Ephesians 1:15-23Luke 24:44-53
Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (May 31, 2019)*1 Samuel 2:1-10Psalm 113Romans 12:9-16bLuke 1:39-57
Seventh Sunday of Easter (June 2, 2019)
[If Ascension not observed here]
*Acts 16:16-34Psalm 97Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21John 17:20-26
Day of Pentecost (June 9, 2019)*Acts 2:1-21 or Genesis 11:1-9Psalm 104:24-34, 35bRomans 8:14-17 or Acts 2:1-21John 14:8-17, (25-27)
* 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 Genesis is chosen for the first reading, the passage from Acts is used as the second reading.
Season After Pentecost (June 16, 2019 - November 28, 2019)
DateFirst* reading and PsalmAlternate* First reading and PsalmSecond ReadingGospel
Trinity Sunday: First Sunday after Pentecost (June 16, 2019)Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Psalm 8Romans 5:1-5John 16:12-15
Proper 7 (12): Second Sunday after Pentecost (June 23, 2019)1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a
Psalm 42 and 43
Isaiah 65:1-9
Psalm 22:19-28
Galatians 3:23-29Luke 8:26-39
Second Sunday after the Epiphany (June 30, 2019)2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14
Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20
1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21
Psalm 16
Galatians 5:1, 13-25Luke 9:51-62
Proper 9 (14): Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (July 7, 2019)2 Kings 5:1-14
Psalm 30
Isaiah 66:10-14
Psalm 66:1-9
Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
Proper 10 (15): Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (July 14, 2019)Amos 7:7-17
Psalm 82
Deuteronomy 30:9-14
Psalm 25:1-10
Colossians 1:1-14Luke 10:25-37
Proper 11 (16): Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (July 21, 2019)Amos 8:1-12
Psalm 52
Genesis 18:1-10a
Psalm 15
Colossians 1:15-28Luke 10:38-42
Proper 12 (17): Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (July 28, 2019)Hosea 1:2-10
Psalm 85
Genesis 18:20-32
Psalm 138
Colossians 2:6-15, (16-19)Luke 11:1-13
Proper 13 (18): Eighth Sunday after Pentecost ((August 4, 2019)Hosea 11:1-11
Psalm 107:1-9, 43
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23
Psalm 49:1-12
Colossians 3:1-11Luke 12:13-21
Proper 14 (19): Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (August 11, 2019)Isaiah 1:1, 10-20
Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23
Genesis 15:1-6
Psalm 33:12-22
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16Luke 12:32-40
Proper 15 (20): Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (August 18, 2019)Isaiah 5:1-7
Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19
Jeremiah 23:23-29
Psalm 82
Hebrews 11:29-12:2Luke 12:49-56
Proper 16 (21): Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (August 25, 2019)Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6
Isaiah 58:9b-14
Psalm 103:1-8
Hebrews 12:18-29Luke 13:10-17
Proper 17 (22): Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (September 1, 2019)Jeremiah 2:4-13
Psalm 81:1, 10-16
Sirach 10:12-18 or Proverbs 25:6-7
Psalm 112
Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16Luke 14:1, 7-14
Proper 18 (23): Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (September 8, 2019)Jeremiah 18:1-11
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 1
Philemon 1:1-21Luke 14:25-33
Holy Cross (September 14, 2019)Numbers 21:4b-9
Psalm 98:1-5 or Psalm 78:1-2, 34-38
1 Corinthians 1:18-24John 3:13-17
Proper 19 (24): Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost (September 15, 2019)Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
Psalm 14
Exodus 32:7-14
Psalm 51:1-10
1 Timothy 1:12-17Luke 15:1-10
Proper 20 (25): Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (September 22, 2019)Jeremiah 8:18-9:1
Psalm 79:1-9
Amos 8:4-7
Psalm 113
1 Timothy 2:1-7Luke 16:1-13
Proper 21 (26): Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (September 29, 2019)Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16
Amos 6:1a, 4-7
Psalm 146
1 Timothy 6:6-19Luke 16:19-31
Proper 22 (27): Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (October 6, 2019)Lamentations 1:1-6
Lamentations 3:19-26 or Psalm 137
Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Psalm 37:1-9
2 Timothy 1:1-14Luke 17:5-10
Proper 23 (28) Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (October 13, 2019)Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
Psalm 66:1-12
2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c
Psalm 111
2 Timothy 2:8-15Luke 17:11-19
Canadian Thanksgiving Day (October 14, 2019)Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Psalm 100
Philippians 4:4-9John 6:25-35
Proper 24 (29): Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (October 20, 2019)Jeremiah 31:27-34
Psalm 119:97-104
Genesis 32:22-31
Psalm 121
2 Timothy 3:14-4:5Luke 18:1-8
Proper 25 (30): Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (October 27, 2019)Joel 2:23-32
Psalm 65
Sirach 35:12-17 or Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22
Psalm 84:1-7
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18Luke 18:9-14
All Saints Day (November 1, 2019)Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
Psalm 149
Ephesians 1:11-23Luke 6:20-31
Proper 26 (31): Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost (November 3, 2019)Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Psalm 119:137-144
Isaiah 1:10-18
Psalm 32:1-7
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12Luke 19:1-10
Proper 27 (32) Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost (November 10, 2019)Haggai 1:15b-2:9
Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21 or Psalm 98
Job 19:23-27a
Psalm 17:1-9
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17Luke 20:27-38
Proper 28 (33): Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost (November 17, 2019)Isaiah 65:17-25
Isaiah 12 **
Malachi 4:1-2a
Psalm 98
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13Luke 21:5-19
Reign of Christ - Proper 29 (34): Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (November 24, 2019)Jeremiah 23:1-6
Luke 1:68-79 **
Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm 46
Colossians 1:11-20Luke 23:33-43
Thanksgiving Day, USA (November 28, 2019)Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Psalm 100
Philippians 4:4-9John 6:25-35
Thanksgiving Day, USA (November 28, 2019)Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Psalm 100
Philippians 4:4-9John 6:25-35
* "First" OT readings, read semi-continuously, follow major stories/themes, beginning in Year A with Genesis and ending in Year C with the later prophets. Readings listed after "or" may be used with, or in place of it.* "Alternate First" OT readings follow the complementary historical tradition of thematically pairing the OT reading with the Gospel reading. Readings listed after "or" may be used with, or in place of it.
** In a very few instances in the Lectionary, no Psalm reading is offered for reasons relating to the thematic nature of the Day.

Source of Lectionary Calendar Plugin: Vanderbilt Divinity Library

The Practice of Using the Lectionary

One of the Christian disciplines that has shaped the Transforming Center from the very beginning is fixed-hour prayerthe practice of praying at set times throughout the day. When we gather together on retreat or in smaller groupings, we pray four times a day—morning, mid-day, evening and night.  Even when we are not together, many of us as individuals try to pray at least some of the hours as a part of our personal devotion.

A discipline closely associated with fixed-hour prayer is the practice of reading Scripture from the Revised Common Lectionary—a three-year reading schedule that follows the Christian calendar.

The lectionary readings for each week include an Old Testament reading, a Psalm, an Epistle and a Gospel that share a common theme. Following the lectionary helps us pray and engage Scripture together even when we are apart. We usually “read into” the Sunday readings so that those of us who attend churches who use the lectionary, will then hear the Scriptures we have already been reflecting on throughout the week.  Then on Monday, we start reading the lectionary selections for the upcoming Sunday.

Through the discipline of using a shared schedule of Scripture readings, we engage the full range of Scripture and touch all the major themes and passages at least once every three years. Rather than merely cherry-picking the passages from Scripture that we would prefer to read, the use of the lectionary forces us to interact with Scriptures we might otherwise avoid and allows God to surprise us with messages we might otherwise have missed.

When we follow the lectionary schedule, we practice surrender—giving ourselves over to Scriptures that have been chosen for us rather than choosing Scripture according to what we think we need or some agenda we have in mind. We surrender to God’s control, allowing him to bring Scripture to bear on our lives in unexpected ways and as he knows we need them.  Since the lectionary readings follow the rhythms of the Christian year, we are also surrendering to and thus being shaped by the life-transforming lessons contained in each season—Advent, the Christmas season, Epiphany, Lent, the Easter season, ordinary time—and many other important days in the life of the Church. We offer the schedule of lectionary readings here as a way of helping us all to engage the Scriptures for spiritual transformation—when we are alone and when we are together.

Revised Common Lectionary

Year A (2019 – 2020)

Advent (December 1 – 22, 2019)
DatesFirst readingPsalmSecond readingGospel
First Sunday of Advent (December 1, 2019)Isaiah 2:1-5Psalm 122Romans 13:11-14Matthew 24:36-44
Second Sunday of Advent (December 8, 2019)Isaiah 11:1-10Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19Romans 15:4-13Matthew 3:1-12
Third Sunday of Advent (December 15, 2019)Isaiah 35:1-10Psalm 146:5-10 or Luke 1:46b-55James 5:7-10Matthew 11:2-11
Fourth Sunday of Advent (December 22, 2019)Isaiah 7:10-16Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19Romans 1:1-7Matthew 1:18-25
Christmas (December 24, 2019 - January 5, 2020)
DateFirst readingPsalmSecond readingGospel
Nativity of the Lord - Proper I (December 24 & 25, 2019)Isaiah 9:2-7Psalm 96Titus 2:11-14Luke 2:1-14, (15-20)
Nativity of the Lord - Proper II (December 24 & 25, 2019)Isaiah 62:6-12Psalm 97Titus 3:4-7Luke 2:(1-7), 8-20
Nativity of the Lord - Proper III (December 24 & 25, 2019)Isaiah 52:7-10Psalm 98Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12)John 1:1-14
First Sunday after Christmas Day (December 29, 2019)Isaiah 63:7-9Psalm 148Hebrews 2:10-18Matthew 2:13-23
Holy Name of Jesus (January 1, 2020)Numbers 6:22-27Psalm 8Galatians 4:4-7 or Philippians 2:5-11Luke 2:15-21
New Year's Day (January 1, 2020)Ecclesiastes 3:1-13Psalm 8Revelation 21:1-6aMatthew 25:31-46
Second Sunday after Christmas Day (January 5, 2020)Jeremiah 31:7-14
or Sirach 24:1-12
Psalm 147:12-20
or Wisdom of Solomon 10:15-21
Ephesians 1:3-14John 1:(1-9), 10-18
Epiphany (January 6 – February 23, 2020)
DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
Epiphany of the Lord (January 6, 2020)Isaiah 60:1-6Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14Ephesians 3:1-12Matthew 2:1-12
Baptism of the Lord (January 12, 2020)Isaiah 42:1-9Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-43Matthew 3:13-17
Second Sunday after the Epiphany (January 20, 2020)Isaiah 49:1-7Psalm 40:1-111 Corinthians 1:1-9John 1:29-42
Third Sunday after the Epiphany (January 26, 2020)Isaiah 9:1-4Psalm 27:1, 4-91 Corinthians 1:10-18Matthew 4:12-23
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany (February 2, 2020)Micah 6:1-8Psalm 151 Corinthians 1:18-31Matthew 5:1-12
Presentation of the Lord (February 2, 2020)Malachi 3:1-4Psalm 84 or Psalm 24:7-10Hebrews 2:14-18Luke 2:22-40
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany (February 9, 2020)Isaiah 58:1-9a (9b-12)Psalm 112:1-9 (10)1 Corinthians 2:1-12 (13-16)Matthew 5:13-20
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany (February 16, 2020)Deuteronomy 30:15-20 or Sirach 15:15-20Psalm 119:1-81 Corinthians 3:1-9Matthew 5:21-37
Transfiguration Sunday (February 23, 2020)Exodus 24:12-18Psalm 2 or Psalm 992 Peter 1:16-21Matthew 17:1-9
Lent (February 26, 2020 – April 5, 2020)
DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
Ash Wednesday (February 26, 2020)Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12Psalm 51:1-172 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
First Sunday in Lent (March 1, 2020)Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7Psalm 32Romans 5:12-19Matthew 4:1-11
Second Sunday in Lent (March 8, 2020)Genesis 12:1-4aPsalm 121Romans 4:1-5, 13-17John 3:1-17 or Matthew 17:1-9
Third Sunday in Lent (March 15, 2020)Exodus 17:1-7Psalm 95Romans 5:1-11John 4:5-42
Fourth Sunday in Lent (March 22, 2020)1 Samuel 16:1-13Psalm 23Ephesians 5:8-14John 9:1-41
Annunciation of the Lord (March 25, 2020)Isaiah 7:10-14 Psalm 45 or Psalm 40:5-10Hebrews 10:4-10Luke 1:26-38
Fifth Sunday in Lent (March 29, 2020)Ezekiel 37:1-14Psalm 130Romans 8:6-11 John 11:1-45
Liturgy of the Palms (April 5, 2020)Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29Matthew 21:1-11
Liturgy of the Passion (April 5, 2020)Isaiah 50:4-9aPsalm 31:9-16Philippians 2:5-11 Matthew 26:14-27:66 or Matthew 27:11-54
Holy Week (April 6 – 11, 2020)
DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
Monday of Holy Week (April 6, 2020)Isaiah 42:1-9Psalm 36:5-11Hebrews 9:11-15John 12:1-11
Tuesday of Holy Week (April 7, 2020)Isaiah 49:1-7Psalm 71:1-141 Corinthians 1:18-31John 12:20-36
Wednesday of Holy Week (April 8, 2020)Isaiah 50:4-9aPsalm 70Hebrews 12:1-3John 13:21-32
Maundy Thursday (April 9, 2020)Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14Psalm 116:1-2, 12-191 Corinthians 11:23-26John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Good Friday (April 10, 2020)Isaiah 52:13-53:12Psalm 22Hebrews 10:16-25 or Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9John 18:1-19:42
Holy Saturday (April 11, 2020)Job 14:1-14 or Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24Psalm 31:1-4, 15-161 Peter 4:1-8Matthew 27:57-66 or John 19:38-42
Easter (April 12, 2020 – May 31, 2020)
DateFirst ReadingPsalmSecond ReadingGospel
Easter Vigil (April 12, 2020)Old Testament Readings and Psalms
Genesis 1:1-2:4a and Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26
Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13 and Psalm 46
Genesis 22:1-18 and Psalm 16
Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21 and Exodus 15:1b-13, 17-18
Isaiah 55:1-11 and Isaiah 12:2-6
Baruch 3:9-15, 3:32-4:4 or Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21; 9:4b-6 and Psalm 19
Ezekiel 36:24-28 and Psalm 42, 43
Ezekiel 37:1-14 and Psalm 143
Zephaniah 3:14-20 and Psalm 98
New Testament Reading and Psalm
Romans 6:3-11 and Psalm 114
Gospel
Matthew 28:1-10
Resurrection of the Lord: Easter Day (April 12, 2020)*Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10
Easter Evening (April 12, 2020)Isaiah 25:6-9Psalm 1141 Corinthians 5:6b-8Luke 24:13-49
Second Sunday of Easter (April 19, 2020)*Acts 2:14a, 22-32Psalm 161 Peter 1:3-9John 20:19-31
Third Sunday of Easter (April 26, 2020)*Acts 2:14a, 36-41Psalm 116:1-4, 12-191 Peter 1:17-23Luke 24:13-35
Fourth Sunday of Easter (May 3, 2020)*Acts 2:42-47Psalm 231 Peter 2:19-25John 10:1-10
Fifth Sunday of Easter (May 10, 2020)*Acts 7:55-60Psalm 31:1-5, 15-161 Peter 2:2-10John 14:1-14
Sixth Sunday of Easter (May 17, 2020)*Acts 17:22-31Psalm 66:8-201 Peter 3:13-22John 14:15-21
Ascension of the Lord (May 21, 2020)*Acts 1:1-11Psalm 47 or Psalm 93Ephesians 1:15-23Luke 24:44-53
Seventh Sunday of Easter (May 24, 2020)
[If Ascension not observed here]
*Acts 1:6-14Psalm 68:1-10, 32-351 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11John 17:1-11
Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (May 31, 2020)*1 Samuel 2:1-10Psalm 113Romans 12:9-16bLuke 1:39-57
Day of Pentecost (May 31, 2020)*Acts 2:1-21 or Numbers 11:24-30Psalm 104:24-34, 35b1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 or Acts 2:1-21John 20:19-23 or John 7:37-39
* 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 Numbers is chosen for the first reading, the passage from Acts is used as the second reading.
Season After Pentecost (June 7, 2020 – November 26, 2020)
DateFirst* reading and PsalmAlternate* First reading and PsalmSecond ReadingGospel
Trinity Sunday: First Sunday after Pentecost (June 7, 2020)Genesis 1:1-2:4a
Psalm 8
2 Corinthians 13:11-13Matthew 28:16-20
Proper 6 (11): Second Sunday after Pentecost (June 14, 2020)Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7)
Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19
Exodus 19:2-8a
Psalm 100
Romans 5:1-8Matthew 9:35-10:8, (9-23)
Proper 7 (12): Third Sunday after Pentecost (June 21, 2020)Genesis 21:8-21
Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17
Jeremiah 20:7-13
Psalm 69:7-10, (11-15), 16-18
Romans 6:1b-11Matthew 10:24-39
Proper 8 (13): Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (June 28, 2020)Genesis 22:1-14
Psalm 13
Jeremiah 28:5-9
Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18
Romans 6:12-23Matthew 10:40-42
Proper 9 (14): Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (July 5, 2020)Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67
Psalm 45:10-17
or Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Zechariah 9:9-12
Psalm 145:8-14
Romans 7:15-25aMatthew 11:16-19, 25-30
Proper 10 (15): Sixth Sunday after Pentecost (July 12, 2020)Genesis 25:19-34
Psalm 119:105-112
Isaiah 55:10-13
Psalm 65:(1-8), 9-13
Romans 8:1-11Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Proper 11 (16): Seventh Sunday after Pentecost (July 19, 2020)Genesis 28:10-19a
Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24
Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19
or Isaiah 44:6-8
Psalm 86:11-17
Romans 8:12-25Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Proper 12 (17): Eighth Sunday after Pentecost (July 26, 2020)Genesis 29:15-28
Psalm 105:1-11, 45b
or Psalm 128
1 Kings 3:5-12
Psalm 119:129-136
Romans 8:26-39Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
Proper 13 (18): Ninth Sunday after Pentecost (August 2, 2020)Genesis 32:22-31
Psalm 17:1-7, 15
Isaiah 55:1-5
Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21
Romans 9:1-5Matthew 14:13-21
Proper 14 (19): Tenth Sunday after Pentecost (August 9, 2020)Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28
Psalm 105: 1-6, 16-22, 45b
1 Kings 19:9-18
Psalm 85:8-13
Romans 10:5-15Matthew 14:22-33
Proper 15 (20): Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost (August 16, 2020)Genesis 45:1-15
Psalm 133
Isaiah 56:1, 6-8
Psalm 67
Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32Matthew 15: (10-20), 21-28
Proper 16 (21): Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost (August 23, 2020)Exodus 1:8-2:10
Psalm 124
Isaiah 51:1-6
Psalm 138
Romans 12:1-8Matthew 16:13-20
Proper 17 (22): Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost (August 30, 2020)Exodus 3:1-15
Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b
Jeremiah 15:15-21
Psalm 26:1-8
Romans 12:9-21Matthew 16:21-28
Proper 18 (23): Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost (September 6, 2020)Exodus 12:1-14
Psalm 149
Ezekiel 33:7-11
Psalm 119:33-40
Romans 13:8-14Matthew 18:15-20
Proper 19 (24): Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (September 13, 2020)Exodus 14:19-31
Psalm 114
or Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21
Genesis 50:15-21
Psalm 103:(1-7), 8-13
Romans 14:1-12Matthew 18:21-35
Holy Cross (September 14, 2020)Numbers 21:4b-9
Psalm 98:1-5
or Psalm 78:1-2, 34-38
1 Corinthians 1:18-24John 3:13-17
Proper 20 (25): Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (September 20, 2020)Exodus 16:2-15
Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45
Jonah 3:10-4:11
Psalm 145:1-8
Philippians 1:21-30Matthew 20:1-16
Proper 21 (26): Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost (September 27, 2020)Exodus 17:1-7
Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16
Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32
Psalm 25:1-9
Philippians 2:1-13Matthew 21:23-32
Proper 22 (27): Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost (October 4, 2020)Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20
Psalm 19
Isaiah 5:1-7
Psalm 80:7-15
Philippians 3:4b-14Matthew 21:33-46
Proper 23 (28): Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost (October 11, 2020)Exodus 32:1-14
Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23
Isaiah 25:1-9
Psalm 23
Philippians 4:1-9Matthew 22:1-14
Canadian Thanksgiving Day (October 12, 2020)Deuteronomy 8:7-18
Psalm 65
2 Corinthians 9:6-15Luke 17:11-19
Proper 24 (29): Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost (October 18, 2020)Exodus 33:12-23
Psalm 99
Isaiah 45:1-7
Psalm 96:1-9, (10-13)
1 Thessalonians 1:1-10Matthew 22:15-22
Proper 25 (30): Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost (October 25, 2020)Deuteronomy 34:1-12
Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17
Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18
Psalm 1
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8Matthew 22:34-46
Proper 26 (31): Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost (November 1, 2020)Joshua 3:7-17
Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37
Micah 3:5-12
Psalm 43
1 Thessalonians 2:9-13Matthew 23:1-12
All Saints Day (November 1, 2020) [Sometimes observed on first Sunday in November]Revelation 7:9-17
Psalm 34:1-10, 22
1 John 3:1-3Matthew 5:1-12
Proper 27 (32) Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost (November 8, 2020)Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25
Psalm 78:1-7
Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16
or Amos 5:18-24

Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20
or Psalm 70
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18Matthew 25:1-13
Proper 28 (33): Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (November 15, 2020)Judges 4:1-7
Psalm 123
Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18
Psalm 90:1-8, (9-11), 12
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11Matthew 25:14-30
Reign of Christ - Proper 29 (34): Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost (November 22, 2020)Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
Psalm 100
Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
Psalm 95:1-7a
Ephesians 1:15-23Matthew 25:31-46
Thanksgiving Day, USA (November 26, 2020)Deuteronomy 8:7-18
Psalm 65
2 Corinthians 9:6-15Luke 17:11-19
Thanksgiving Day, USA (November 28, 2019)Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Psalm 100
Philippians 4:4-9John 6:25-35
* "First" OT readings, read semi-continuously, follow major stories/themes, beginning in Year A with Genesis and ending in Year C with the later prophets. Readings listed after "or" may be used with, or in place of it.* "Alternate First" OT readings follow the complementary historical tradition of thematically pairing the OT reading with the Gospel reading. Readings listed after "or" may be used with, or in place of it.
** In a very few instances in the Lectionary, no Psalm reading is offered for reasons relating to the thematic nature of the Day.