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Lectionary Readings, Year C
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.

Usually, the Psalm readings are from the Old Testament Book of Psalms. However, in some cases, for example during Advent, the  Psalm reading is a responsorial reading from the New Testament or another biblical book.  For a few Sundays During the Easter Season, the Old Testament readings are replaced with readings from the Book of Acts.

Lectionary Index by Date, Year C    The Dates of Holy Days in Year C

Season Readings
Advent 1
Nov 27-Dec 3
Psalm: Psalm 25:1-10
Old Testament: Jeremiah 33:14-16
Gospel: Luke 21:25-36
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13
Advent 2
Dec 4-10
Psalm: Luke 1:68-79
Old Testament: Malachi 3:1-4 or Baruch 5:1-9
Gospel: Luke 3:1-6
Epistle: Philippians 1:3-11
Advent 3
Dec 11-17
Psalm: Isaiah 12:2-6
Old Testament: Zephaniah 3:14-20
Gospel: Luke 3:7-18
Epistle: Philippians 4:4-7
Advent 4
Dec 18-24
Psalm: Luke 1:47-55 or Psalm 80:1-7
Old Testament: Micah 5:2-5a
Gospel: Luke 1:39-45, 46-55
Epistle: Hebrews 10:5-10
Christmas, 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, 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, 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: 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 
Gospel:  Luke 2:41-52
Epistle: Colossians 3:12-17
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 2:5-11
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: Isaiah 43:1-7 
Gospel: Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
Epistle: Acts 8:14-17
Epiphany 2
Jan 14-20
Psalm: Psalm 36:5-10
Old Testament: Isaiah 62:1-5
Gospel: John 2:1-11
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Epiphany 3
Jan 21-27
Psalm: Psalm 19
Old Testament: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
Gospel: Luke 4:14-21
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
Epiphany 4
Jan 28-Feb 3
Psalm: Psalm 71:1-6
Old Testament: Jeremiah 1:4-10
Gospel: Luke 4:21-30
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Epiphany 5
Feb 4-10
Psalm: Psalm 138
Old Testament: Isaiah 6:1-8, 9-13
Gospel: Luke 5:1-11
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
Epiphany 6 (Proper 1)
Feb 11-17
unless Last Sunday of Epiphany
Psalm: Psalm 1
Old Testament: Jeremiah 17:5-10 
Gospel: Luke 6:17-26
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Epiphany 7 (Proper 2)
Feb 18-24
unless Last Sunday of Epiphany
Psalm: Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40
Old Testament: Genesis 45:3-11, 15
Gospel: Luke 6:27-38
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50
Epiphany 8 (Proper 3)
Feb 25-29
unless Last Sunday of Epiphany
Psalm: Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15
Old Testament: Isaiah 55:10-13 or Sirach 27:4-7
Gospel: Luke 6:39-49
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 15:51-58
Epiphany 9 (Proper 4)
Mar 1-7
unless Last Sunday of Epiphany
Psalm: Psalm 96:1-9 
Old Testament: 1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43
Gospel: Luke 7:1-10
Epistle: Galatians 1:1-12
Last Sunday after Epiphany Transfiguration Sunday Psalm: Psalm 99
Old Testament: Exodus 34:29-35 
Gospel: Luke 9:28-36, 37-43
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2

Year C Readings for Lent and Easter to Pentecost
Year C 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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