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Lectionary Readings, Year B
Lent and Easter to 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 date of Easter is variable between March 22 and April 25, so the seasons that depend on Easter, Lent and Pentecost, vary accordingly. 

Season Readings
Ash Wednesday Years A B C Psalm: Psalm 51:1-17
Old Testament: Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12 
Gospel: Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10
First Sunday in Lent Psalm: Psalm 25:1-10
Old Testament: Genesis 9:8-17
Gospel: Mark 1:9-15
Epistle: 1 Peter 3:18-22
Second Sunday in Lent Psalm: Psalm 22: 23-31
Old Testament: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16
Gospel: Mark 8:31-38 or Mark 9:2-9
Epistle: Romans 4:13-25
Third Sunday in Lent Psalm: Psalm 19
Old Testament: Exodus 20:1-17
Gospel: John 2:13-22
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25
Fourth Sunday in Lent Psalm: Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22
Old Testament: Numbers 21:4-9
Gospel: John 3:14-21
Epistle: Ephesians 2:1-10
Fifth Sunday in Lent Psalm: Psalm 51:1-12 or Psalm 119:9-16
Old Testament: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Gospel: John 12:20-33
Epistle: Hebrews 5:5-10
Sixth Sunday in Lent
Palm or Passion Sunday
Liturgy of the Palms
  Psalm: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
  Gospel: Mark 11:1-11 or John 12:12-16
Liturgy of the Passion

  Psalm: Psalm 31:9-16
  Old Testament: Isaiah 50:4-9a
  Gospel: Mark 14:1-15:47 or Mark 15:1-39, 40-47
  Epistle: Philippians 2:5-11
Monday of Holy Week
 Years A B C
Psalm: Psalm 36:5-11
Old Testament: Isaiah 42:1-9
Gospel: John 12:1-11
Epistle: Hebrews 9:11-15
Tuesday of Holy Years A B C Psalm: Psalm 71:1-14
Old Testament: Isaiah 49:1-7
Gospel: John 12:20-36
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Wednesday of Holy Week Years A B C Psalm: Psalm 70
Old Testament: Isaiah 50:4-9a
Gospel: John 13:21-32
Epistle: Hebrews 12:1-3
Holy Thursday Years A B C Psalm: Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19
Old Testament: Exodus 12:1-4, 5-10, 11-14
Gospel: John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 11:23-26
Good Friday
Years A B C
Psalm: Psalm 22
Old Testament: Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Gospel: John 18:1-19:42
Epistle: Hebrews 10:16-25 or 4:14-16, 5:7-9
Holy Saturday
Years A B C
Psalm: Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16
Old Testament: Job 14:1-14
  or Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24
Gospel
: Matthew 27:57-66 or John 19:38-42
Epistle
: 1 Peter 4:1-8
Resurrection of the Lord
 Easter Vigil

 Years A B C

(Gospel readings by year)

Old Testament Readings and Psalms (A B C)
  Genesis 1:1-2:4a
  Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26
  Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18, 8:6-18, 9:8-13
  Psalm 46
  Genesis 22:1-18
  Psalm 16
  Exodus 14:10-31, 15:20-21
  Exodus 15:1b-13, 17-18
  Isaiah 55:1-11
  Isaiah 12:2-6
  Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21, 9:4b-6
    or Baruch 3:9-15, 32-4:4
  Psalm 19
  Ezekiel 36:24-28
  Psalm 42 and 43
  Ezekiel 37:1-14
  Psalm 143
  Zephaniah 3:14-20
  Psalm 98
New Testament Reading (A B C)
  Romans 6:3-11
  Psalm 114
Gospel
  Mark 16:1-8
Resurrection Sunday
Easter
First Reading
  Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9
  Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
Second Reading
  1 Corinthians 15:1-11 or Acts 10:34-43
Gospel
  John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8
Easter Evening Years A B C Psalm: Psalm 114
Old Testament: Isaiah 25:6-9
Gospel: Luke 24:13-49
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8
Second Sunday of Easter Psalm: Psalm 133
Acts: Acts 4:32-35
Gospel: John 20:19-31
Epistle: 1 John 1:1-2:2
Third Sunday of Easter Psalm: Psalm 4
Acts: Acts 3:12-19
Gospel: Luke 24:36b-48
Epistle: 1 John 3:1-7
Fourth Sunday of Easter Psalm: Psalm 23
Acts: Acts 4:5-12
Gospel: John 10:11-18
Epistle: 1 John 3:16-24
Fifth Sunday of Easter Psalm: Psalm 22:25-31
Acts: Acts 8:26-40
Gospel: John 15:1-8
Epistle: 1 John 4:7-21
Sixth Sunday of Easter Psalm: Psalm 98
Acts: Acts 10:44-48
Gospel: John 15:9-17
Epistle: 1 John 5:1-6
Seventh Sunday of Easter Psalm: Psalm 1
Acts: Acts 1:15-17, 21-26
Gospel: John 17:6-19
Epistle: 1 John 5:9-13
Seventh Sunday of Easter
Years A B C
When observed as Ascension Sunday
Psalm: Psalm 47 or Psalm 93
Acts: Acts 1:1-11
Gospel: Luke 24:44-53
Epistle: Ephesians 1:15-23
Pentecost 1st Reading
  Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14
  Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
2nd Reading
  Romans 8:22-27 or Acts 2:1-21
Gospel
  John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15

Year B Readings for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany
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

Lent

Easter

Pentecost

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