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Lectionary Readings, Year B
Sundays After 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 Propers are readings for Ordinary Time following Epiphany and Pentecost, numbered to help establish a seven day range of dates on which they can occur.  Propers numbering in the Revised Common Lectionary begins with the Sixth Sunday in Epiphany, excludes Sundays in Lent through Pentecost and Trinity Sunday, and resumes the Second Sunday after Pentecost (the first Sunday after Pentecost is Trinity Sunday), usually with Proper 4. In some years in which Easter falls early, the after-Pentecost readings begin with Proper 3, also used for Epiphany 8. Since the date of Easter is variable between March 22 and April 25, some Propers are not used in certain years. The dates given here are the range of dates on which the Sundays can fall.

Season

Readings

Trinity Sunday
1st Sunday after Pentecost
Psalm: Psalm 29
Old Testament: Isaiah 6:1-8
Gospel: John 3:1-17
Epistle: Romans 8:12-17
Proper 3
May 25-28 if after Trinity Sunday(Readings from Epiphany 8, Proper 3 are used this Sunday)
Psalm: Psalm 103:1-13, 22
Old Testament:
Hosea 2:14-20
Gospel:
Mark 2:13-22
Epistle: 
2 Corinthians 3:1-6
Proper 4
May 29-June 4
if after Trinity Sunday
Psalm: Psalm 139:1-16, 13-18 or Psalm 81:1-10
Old Testament: 1 Samuel 3:1-10, 11-20
  or Deuteronomy 5:12-15
Gospel: Mark 2:23-3:6
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4:5-12
Proper 5
June 5-11
if after Trinity Sunday
Psalm: Psalm 138 or Psalm 130
Old Testament: 1 Samuel 8:4-11, 12-15, 16-20,
  11:14-15 or Genesis 3:8-15
Gospel: Mark 3:20-35
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
Proper 6
June 12-18
if after Trinity Sunday
Psalm: Psalm 20 or Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15
Old Testament: 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13
  or Ezekiel 17:22-24
Gospel: Mark 4:26-34
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 5:6-10, 11-13, 14-17
Proper 7
June 19-25
if after Trinity Sunday
Psalm: Psalm 9:9-20 or Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32
  or Psalm 133
Old Testament: 1 Samuel 17 (1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49
  or 1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 10-16 or Job 38:1-11
Gospel: Mark 4:35-41
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
Proper 8
June 26-July 2
Psalm: Psalm 130 or Psalm 30
Old Testament: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27
  or Lamentations 3:23-33
  or Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15, 2:23-24
Gospel: Mark 5:21-43
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 8:7-15
Proper 9
July 3-9
Psalm: Psalm 48 or Psalm 123
Old Testament: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10
  or Ezekiel 2:1-5
Gospel: Mark 6:1-13
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 12:2-10
Proper 10
July 10-16
Psalm: Psalm 24 or Psalm 85:8-13
Old Testament: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
  or Amos 7:7-15
Gospel: Mark 6:14-29
Epistle: Ephesians 1:3-14
Proper 11
July 17-23
Psalm: Psalm 89:20-37 or Psalm 23
Old Testament: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a
  or Jeremiah 23:1-6
Gospel: Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
Epistle: Ephesians 2:11-22
Proper 12
July 24-30
Psalm: Psalm 14 or Psalm 145:10-18
Old Testament: 2 Samuel 11:1-15
  or 2 Kings 4:42-44
Gospel: John 6:1-21
Epistle: Ephesians 3:14-21
Proper 13
July 31-Aug 6
Psalm: Psalm 51:1-12 or Psalm 78:23-29
Old Testament: 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a
  or Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15
Gospel: John 6:24-35
Epistle: Ephesians 4:1-16
Proper 14
Aug 7-13
Psalm: Psalm 130 or Psalm 34:1-8
Old Testament: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33
  or 1 Kings 19:4-8
Gospel: John 6:35, 41-51
Epistle: Ephesians 4:25-5:2
Proper 15
Aug 14-20
Psalm: Psalm 111 or Psalm 34:9-14
Old Testament: 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 or Proverbs 9:1-6
Gospel: John 6:51-58
Epistle: Ephesians 5:15-20
Proper 16
Aug 21-27
Psalm: Psalm 84 or Psalm 34:15-22
Old Testament:
1 Kings 8 (1,6,10-11), 22-30, 41-43
  or Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18
Gospel: John 6:56-69
Epistle: Ephesians 6:10-20
Proper 17
Aug 28-Sept 3
Psalm: Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 or Psalm 15
Old Testament: Song of Solomon 2:8-13
  or Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9
Gospel: Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
Epistle: James 1:17-27
Proper 18
Sept 4-10
Psalm: Psalm 125 or Psalm 146
Old Testament: Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23
  or Isaiah 35:4-7a
Gospel: Mark 7:24-37
Epistle: James 2:1-10, 11-13, 14-17
Proper 19
Sept 11-17
Psalm: Psalm 19 or Psalm 116:1-9
Old Testament: Proverbs 1:20-33 or Isaiah 50:4-9a
  or Wisdom of Solomon 7:26-8:1
Gospel: Mark 8:27-38
Epistle: James 3:1-12
Proper 20
Sept 18-24
Psalm: Psalm 1 or Psalm 54
Old Testament: Proverbs 31:10-31
  or Wisdom of Solomon 1:16-2:1, 12-22
  or Jeremiah 11:18-20
Gospel: Mark 9:30-37
Epistle: James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a
Proper 21
Sept 25-Oct 1
Psalm: Psalm 124 or Psalm 19:7-14
Old Testament: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22
  or Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29
Gospel: Mark 9:38-50
Epistle: James 5:13-20
Proper 22
Oct 2-8
Psalm: Psalm 26 or Psalm 8
Old Testament: Job 1:1, 2:1-10 or Genesis 2:18-24
Gospel: Mark 10:2-16
Epistle: Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12
Proper 23
Oct 9-15
Psalm: Psalm 22:1-15 or Psalm 90:12-17
Old Testament: Job 23:1-9, 16-17
  or Amos 5:6-7, 10-15
Gospel: Mark 10:17-31
Epistle: Hebrews 4:12-16
Proper 24
Oct 16-22
Psalm: Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c or Psalm 91:9-16
Old Testament: Job 38:1-7, 34-41
  or Isaiah 53:4-12
Gospel: Mark 10:35-45
Epistle: Hebrews 5:1-10
Proper 25
Oct 23-29
Psalm: Psalm 34:1-8, 19-22 or Psalm 126
Old Testament: Job 42:1-6, 10-17
  or Jeremiah 31:7-9
Gospel: Mark 10:46-52
Epistle: Hebrews 7:23-28
All Saints Day
Nov 1 or 1st Sunday in Nov
Psalm: Psalm 24
Old Testament: Isaiah 25:6-9
  or Wisdom of Solomon 3:1-9
Gospel: John 11:32-44
Epistle: Revelation 21:1-6a
Proper 26
Oct 30-Nov 5
Psalm: Psalm 146 or Psalm 119:1-8
Old Testament: Ruth 1:1-18 or Deuteronomy 6:1-9
Gospel: Mark 12:28-34
Epistle: Hebrews 9:11-14
Proper 27
Nov 6-12
Psalm: Psalm 127 or Psalm 146
Old Testament: Ruth 3:1-5, 4:13-17
  or 1 Kings 17:8-16
Gospel: Mark 12:38-44
Epistle: Hebrews 9:24-28
Proper 28
Nov 13-19
Psalm: Psalm 16
Old Testament: 1 Samuel 1:4-20
  or 1 Samuel 2:1-10 or Daniel 12:1-3
Gospel: Mark 13:1-8
Epistle: Hebrews 10:11-14, 15-18, 19-25
Proper 29 Reign of Christ
Nov 20-26
Psalm: Psalm 132:1-12, 13-18 or Psalm 93
Old Testament: 2 Samuel 23:1-7
  or Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14
Gospel: John 18:33-37
Epistle: Revelation 1:4b-8
Thanksgiving Day
4th Thursday in Nov in USA and 2nd Monday in Oct in Canada
Psalm: Psalm 126
Old Testament: Joel 2:21-27
Gospel: Matthew 6:25-33
Epistle: 1 Timothy 2:1-7

Year B Readings for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany
Year B Readings for Lent and Easter to Pentecost

The Revised Common Lectionary,
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