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Lectionary Readings, Year C
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 91:1-2, 9-16
Old Testament: Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Gospel: Luke 4:1-13
Epistle: Romans 10:8b-13

Second Sunday in Lent Psalm: Psalm 27
Old Testament: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
Gospel: Luke 13:31-35 or 9:28-36
Epistle: Philippians 3:17-4:1

Third Sunday in Lent Psalm: Psalm 63:1-8
Old Testament: Isaiah 55:1-9
Gospel: Luke 13:1-9
Epistle: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13

Fourth Sunday in Lent Psalm: Psalm 32
Old Testament: Joshua 5:9-12
Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
Epistle: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21

Fifth Sunday in Lent Psalm: Psalm 126
Old Testament: Isaiah 43:16-21
Gospel: John 12:1-8
Epistle: Philippians 3:4b-14

Sixth Sunday in Lent
Palm or Passion Sunday
Liturgy of the Palms
  Psalm: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29
  Gospel: Luke 19:28-40
Liturgy of the Passion
  Psalm
: Psalm 31:9-16
  Old Testament: Isaiah 50:4-9a
  Gospel: Luke 22:14-23:56 or 23:1-49
  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 Week
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
  Psa 114
Gospel
  Luke 24:1-12

Resurrection Sunday
Easter
First Reading
  Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 65:17-25
  Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
Second Reading
  1 Corinthians 15:19-26 or Acts 10:34-43
Gospel
  John 20:1-18 or Luke 24:1-12
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 118:14-29 or Psalm 150
Acts: Acts 5:27-32
Gospel: John 20:19-31
Epistle: Revelation 1:4-8
Third Sunday of Easter Psalm: Psalm 30
Acts: Acts 9:1-6, 7-20
Gospel: John 21:1-19
Epistle: Revelation 5:11-14
Fourth Sunday of Easter Psalm: Psalm 23
Acts: Acts 9:36-43
Gospel: John 10:22-30
Epistle: Revelation 7:9-17
Fifth Sunday of Easter Psalm: Psalm 148
Acts: Acts 11:1-18
Gospel: John 13:31-35
Epistle: Revelation 21:1-6
Sixth Sunday of Easter Psalm: Psalm 67
Acts: Acts 16:9-15
Gospel: John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9
Epistle: Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5
Seventh Sunday of Easter Psalm: Psalm 97
Acts: Acts 16:16-34
Gospel: John 17:20-26
Epistle: Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21
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 Genesis 11:1-9
  Psalm 104:24-34, 35b
2nd Reading
  Romans 8:14:-17 or Acts 2:1-21
Gospel
  John 14:8-17, (25-27)

Year C Readings for Advent, Christmas, Epiphany
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

Lent

Easter

Pentecost

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