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Lectionary Readings, Year B
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 80:1-7, 17-19
Old Testament: Isaiah 64:1-9
Gospel: Mark 13:24-37
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Advent 2
Dec 4-10
Psalm: Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13
Old Testament: Isaiah 40:1-11
Gospel: Mark 1:1-8
Epistle: 2 Peter 3:8-15a
Advent 3
Dec 11-17
Psalm: Psalm 126 or Luke 1:47-55
Old Testament: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11
Gospel: John 1:6-8, 19-28
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24
Advent 4
Dec 18-24
Psalm: Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 or Luke 1:47-55
Old Testament: 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16
Gospel: Luke 1:26-38
Epistle: Romans 16:25-27
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 61:10-62:3
Gospel: Luke 2:22-40
Epistle: Galatians 4:4-7
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 2:5-13
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: Genesis 1:1-5
Gospel: Mark 1:4-11
Epistle: Acts 19:1-7
Epiphany 2
Jan 14-20
Psalm: Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
Old Testament: 1 Samuel 3:1-10, 11-20
Gospel: John 1:43-51
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Epiphany 3
Jan 21-27
Psalm: Psalm 62:5-12
Old Testament: Jonah 3:1-5, 10
Gospel: Mark 1:14-20
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Epiphany 4
Jan 28-Feb 3
Psalm: Psalm 111
Old Testament: Deuteronomy 18:15-20
Gospel: Mark 1:21-28
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Epiphany 5
Feb 4-10
Psalm: Psalm 147:1-11
Old Testament: Isaiah 40:21-31
Gospel: Mark 1:29-39
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 9:16-23
Epiphany 6 (Proper 1)
Feb 11-17
unless Last Sunday of Epiphany
Psalm: Psalm 30
Old Testament: 2 Kings 5:1-14
Gospel: Mark 1:40-45
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Epiphany 7 (Proper 2)
Feb 18-24
unless Last Sunday of Epiphany
Psalm: Psalm 41
Old Testament: Isaiah 43:18-25
Gospel: Mark 2:1-12
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 1:18-22
Epiphany 8 (Proper 3)
Feb 25-29
unless Last Sunday of Epiphany
Psalm: Psalm 103:1-13, 22
Old Testament: Hosea 2:14-20
Gospel: Mark 2:13-22
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 3:1-6
Epiphany 9 (Proper 4)
Mar 1-7
unless Last Sunday of Epiphany
Psalm: Psalm 81:1-10
Old Testament: Deuteronomy 5:12-15
Gospel: Mark 2:23-3:6
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4:5-12
Last Sunday after Epiphany Transfiguration Sunday Psalm: Psalm 50:1-6
Old Testament: 2 Kings 2:1-12
Gospel: Mark 9:2-9
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6

Year B Readings for Lent and Easter to Pentecost
Year B 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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