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Acts and Epistles

The Propers below 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, usually with Proper 4.  Since the date of Easter is variable between March 22 and April 25, some Propers are not used in certain years.  The Roman Catholic Lectionary and those based on it number the Propers differently.

The Church Year begins with Advent in November/December.
We are presently in YEAR C 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

There are three sets of readings for Christmas Day.  There is also a second set of readings for Easter when the Easter Service is in the evening.  There are no Lectionary Readings from the books of 2 John, 3 John, and Jude. Use the menu below to go to specific books (allow JavaScript).

Red indicates Alternate Readings

Text Year Sunday Date (Inclusive)
Acts 1:1-11 ABC Ascension 6th Thursday of Easter
Acts 1:6-14 A Easter 7 7th Sunday of Easter
Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 B Easter 7 7th Sunday of Easter
Acts 2:1-21 ABC Pentecost A B C 7th Sunday after Easter
Acts 2:14a, 22-32 A Easter 2 2nd Sunday of Easter
Acts 2:14a, 36-41 A Easter 3 3rd Sunday of Easter
Acts 2:42-47 A Easter 4 4th Sunday of Easter
Acts 3:12-19 B Easter 3 3rd Sunday of Easter
Acts 4:5-12 B Easter 4 4th Sunday of Easter
Acts 4:32-35 B Easter 2 2nd Sunday of Easter
Acts 5:27-32 C Easter 2 2nd Sunday of Easter
Acts 7:55-60 A Easter 5 5th Sunday of Easter
Acts 8:14-17 C Epiphany 1
Baptism of the Lord
Sunday between Jan 7-13
Acts 8:26-40 B Easter 5 5th Sunday of Easter
Acts 9:1-6, (7-20) C Easter 3 3rd Sunday of Easter
Acts 9:36-43 C Easter 4 4th Sunday of Easter
Acts 10:34-43 A Epiphany 1
Baptism of the Lord
Sunday between Jan 7-13
Acts 10:34-43 ABC Easter 1 A B C Easter Sunday
(varies between March 22 and April 25)
Acts 10:44-48 B Easter 6 6th Sunday of Easter
Acts 11:1-18 C Easter 5 5th Sunday of Easter
Acts 16:9-15 C Easter 6 6th Sunday of Easter
Acts 16:16-34 C Easter 7 7th Sunday of Easter
Acts 17:22-31 A Easter 6 6th Sunday of Easter
Acts 19:1-7 B Epiphany 1
Baptism of the Lord
Sunday between Jan 7-13
Rom 1:1-7 A Advent 4 Sunday between Dec 18-24
Rom 1:16-17, 3:22b-28, (29-31) A Epiphany 9 Sunday between March 1-7
(alt for Transfiguration Sunday)
Rom 4:1-5, 13-17 A Lent 2 2nd Sunday in Lent
Rom 4:13-25 A Proper 5 Sunday between June 5-11
(if after Trinity Sunday)
Rom 4:13-25 B Lent 2 2nd Sunday in Lent
Rom 5:1-5 C Trinity Sunday 1st Sunday after Pentecost
Rom 5:1-8 A Proper 6 Sunday between June 12-18
(if after Trinity Sunday)
Rom 5:1-11 A Lent 3 3rd Sunday in Lent
Rom 5:12-19 A Lent 1 1t Sunday in Lent
Rom 6:1b-11 A Proper 7 Sunday between June 19-25
(if after Trinity Sunday)
Rom 6:3-11 ABC Easter Vigil Night before Easter Sunday
Rom 6:12-23 A Proper 8 Sunday between June 26 - July 2
Rom 7:15-25a A Proper 9 Sunday between July 3-9
Rom 8:1-11 A Proper 10 Sunday between July 10-16
Rom 8:6-11 A Lent 5 5th Sunday in Lent
Rom 8:12-17 B Trinity Sunday 1st Sunday after Pentecost
Rom 8:12-25 A Proper 11 Sunday between July 17-23
Rom 8:14-17 C Pentecost 7th Sunday after Easter
Rom 8:22-27 B Pentecost 7th Sunday after Easter
Rom 8:26-39 A Proper 12 Sunday between July 24-30
Rom 9:1-5 A Proper 13 Sunday between July 31 - Aug 6
Rom 10:5-15 A Proper 14 Sunday between Aug 7-13
Rom 10:8b-13 C Lent 1 1st Sunday in Lent
Rom 11:1-2a, 29-32 A Proper 15 Sunday between Aug 14-20
Rom 12:1-8 A Proper 16 Sunday between Aug 21-27
Rom 12:9-16b ABC Visitation May 31
Rom 12:9-21 A Proper 17 Sunday between Aug 28 - Sept 3
Rom 13:8-14 A Proper 18 Sunday between Sept 4-10
Rom 13:11-14 A Advent 1 Sunday between Nov 27 - Dec 3
Rom 14:1-12 A Proper 19 Sunday between Sept 11-17
Rom 15:4-13 A Advent 2 Sunday between Dec 4-10
Rom 16:25-27 B Advent 4 Sunday between Dec 18-24
1 Cor 1:1-9 A Epiphany 2 Sunday between Jan 14-20
1 Cor 1:3-9 B Advent 1 Sunday between Nov 27 - Dec 3
1 Cor 1:10-18 A Epiphany 3 Sunday between Jan 21-27
1 Cor 1:18-24 ABC Holy Cross September 14
1 Cor 1:18-25 B Lent 3 3rd Sunday in Lent
1 Cor 1:18-31 ABC Tuesday in Holy Week Tuesday after Palm Sunday
1 Cor 1:18-31 A Epiphany 4 Sunday between Jan 28 - Feb 3
1 Cor 2:1-12, 13-16 A Epiphany 5 Sunday between Feb 4-10
1 Cor 3:1-9 A Epiphany 6 Sunday between Feb 11-17
(unless Transfiguration Sunday)
1 Cor 3:10-11, 16-23 A Epiphany 7 Sunday between Feb 18-24
(unless Transfiguration Sunday)
1 Cor 4:1-5 A Epiphany 8 Sunday between Feb 25-29
(unless Transfiguration Sunday)
1 Cor 5:6b-8 ABC Easter Evening Easter Sunday
(varies between March 22 and April 25)
1 Cor 6:12-20 B Epiphany 2 Sunday between Jan 14-20
1 Cor 7:29-31 B Epiphany 3 Sunday between Jan 21-27
1 Cor 8:1-13 B Epiphany 4 Sunday between Jan 28 - Feb 3
1 Cor 9:16-23 B Epiphany 5 Sunday between Feb 4-10
1 Cor 9:24-27 B Epiphany 6 Sunday between Feb 11-17
(unless Transfiguration Sunday)
1 Cor 10:1-13 C Lent 3 3rd Sunday in Lent
1 Cor 11:23-26 ABC Holy Thursday Thursday after Palm Sunday
1 Cor 12:1-11 C Epiphany 2 Sunday between Jan 14-20
1 Cor 12:3b-13 A Pentecost 7th Sunday after Easter
1 Cor 12:12-31a C Epiphany 3 Sunday between Jan 21-27
1 Cor 13:1-13 C Epiphany 4 Sunday between Jan 28 - Feb 3
1 Cor 15:1-11 B Easter 1 Easter Sunday
(varies between March 22 and April 25)
1 Cor 15:1-11 C Epiphany 5 Sunday between Feb 4-10
1 Cor 15:12-20 C Epiphany 6 Sunday between Feb 11-17
(unless Transfiguration Sunday)
1 Cor 15:19-26 C Easter 1 Easter Sunday
(varies between March 22 and April 25)
1 Cor 15:35-38, 42-50 C Epiphany 7 Sunday between Feb 18-24
(unless Transfiguration Sunday)
1 Cor 15:51-58 C Epiphany 8 Sunday between Feb 25-29
(unless Transfiguration Sunday)
2 Cor 1:18-22 B Epiphany 7 Sunday between Feb 18-24
(unless Transfiguration Sunday)
2 Cor 3:1-6 B Epiphany 8 Sunday between Feb 25-29
(unless Transfiguration Sunday)
2 Cor 3:12-4:2 C  Transfiguration Last Sunday after Epiphany
(Sunday before Ash Wednesday)
2 Cor 4:3-6 B Transfiguration Last Sunday after Epiphany
(Sunday before Ash Wednesday)
2 Cor 4:5-12 B Proper 4 Sunday between May 29 - June 24
(if after Trinity Sunday)
2 Cor 4:5-12 B Epiphany 9 Sunday between March 1-7
(alt for Transfiguration Sunday)
2 Cor 4:13-5:1 B Proper 5 Sunday between June 5-11
(if after Trinity Sunday)
2 Cor 5:6-10, 11-13, 14-17 B Proper 6 Sunday between June 12-18
(if after Trinity Sunday)
2 Cor 5:16-21 C Lent 4 4th Sunday in Lent
2 Cor 5:20b-6:10 ABC Ash Wednesday Wednesday before 1st Sunday in Lent
2 Cor 6:1-13 B Proper 7 Sunday between June 19-25
(if after Trinity Sunday)
2 Cor 8:7-15 B Proper 8 Sunday between June 26 - July 2
2 Cor 9:6-15 A Thanksgiving USA: 4th Thursday in Nov
Can: 2nd Monday in Oct
2 Cor 12:2-10 B Proper 9 Sunday between July 3-9
2 Cor 13:11-13 A Trinity Sunday 1st Sunday after Pentecost
Gal 1:1-12 C Epiphany 9 Sunday between March 1-7
(alt for Transfiguration Sunday)
Gal 1:1-12 C Proper 4 Sunday between May 29 - June 24
(if after Trinity Sunday)
Gal 1:11-24 C Proper 5 Sunday between June 5-11
(if after Trinity Sunday)
Gal 2:15-21 C Proper 6 Sunday between June 12-18
(if after Trinity Sunday)
Gal 3:23-29 C Proper 7 Sunday between June 19-25
(if after Trinity Sunday)
Gal 4:4-7 ABC Holy Name January 1
Gal 4:4-7 B Christmas 1 Sunday between Dec 26 - Jan 1
Gal 5:1, 13-25 C Proper 8 Sunday between June 26 - July 2
Gal 6:1-6, 7-16 C Proper 9 Sunday between July 3-9
Eph 1:3-14 ABC Christmas 2 Sunday between Jan 2-5
Eph 1:3-14 B Proper 10 Sunday between July 10-16
Eph 1:11-23 C All Saints November 1 or First Sunday in November
Eph 1:15-23 ABC Ascension 6th Thursday of Easter
Eph 1:15-23 A Reign of Christ Sunday between Nov 20-26
(Last Sunday after Pentecost)
Eph 2:1-10 B Lent 4 4th Sunday in Lent
Eph 2:11-22 B Proper 11 Sunday between July 17-23
Eph 3:1-12 ABC Epiphany Jan 6 or 1st Sunday in January
Eph 3:14-21 B Proper 12 Sunday between July 24-30
Eph 4:1-16 B Proper 13 Sunday between July 31 - Aug 6
Eph 4:25-5:2 B Proper 14 Sunday between Aug 7-13
Eph 5:8-14 A Lent 4 4th Sunday in Lent
Eph 5:15-20 B Proper 15 Sunday between Aug 14-20
Eph 6:10-20 B Proper 16 Sunday between Aug 21-27
Phil 1:3-11 C Advent 2 Sunday between Dec 4-10
Phil 1:21-30 A Proper 20  Sunday between Sept 18-24
Phil 2:1-13 A Proper 21 Sunday between Sept 25 - Oct 1
Phil 2:5-11 ABC Holy Name January 1
Phil 2:5-11 ABC Palm/Passion Sunday
A  B  C 
Sunday before Easter
Phil 3:4b-14 A Proper 22 Sunday between Oct 2-8
Phil 3:4b-14 C Lent 5 5th Sunday in Lent
Phil 3:17-4:1 C Lent 2 2nd Sunday in Lent
Phil 4:1-9 A Proper 23 Sunday between Oct 9-15
Phl 4:4-7 C Advent 3 Sunday between Dec 11-17 
Phil 4:4-9 C Thanksgiving USA: 4th Thursday in Nov
Can: 2nd Monday in Oct
Col 1:1-14 C Proper 10 Sunday between July 10-16
Col 1:11-20 C Reign of Christ Sunday between Nov 20-26
(Last Sunday after Pentecost)
Col 1:15-28 C Proper 11 Sunday between July 17-23
Col 2:6-15, 16-19 C Proper 12 Sunday between July 24-30
Col 3:1-4 A Easter 1 Easter Sunday
(varies between March 22 and April 25)
Col 3:1-11 C Proper 13 Sunday between July 31 - Aug 6
Col 3: 12-17 C Christmas 1 Sunday between Dec 26 - Jan 1
1 Thes 1:1-10 A Proper 24 Sunday between Oct 16-22
1 Thes 2:1-8 A Proper 25 Sunday between Oct 23-29
1 Thes 2:9-13 A Proper 26 Sunday between Oct 30 - Nov 5
1 Thes 3:9-13 C Advent 1 Sunday between Nov 27 - Dec 3
1 Thes 4:13-18 A Proper 27 Sunday between Nov 6-12
1 Thes 5:1-11 A Proper 28 Sunday between Nov 13-19
1 Thes 5:16-24 B Advent 3 Sunday between Dec 11-17
2 Thes 1:1-4, 11-12 C Proper 26 Sunday between Oct 30 - Nov 5
2 Thes 2:1-5, 13-17 C Proper 27 Sunday between Nov 6-12
2 Thes 3:6-13 C Proper 28 Sunday between Nov 13-19
1 Tim 1:12-17 C Proper 19 Sunday between Sept 11-17
1 Tim 2:1-7 B Thanksgiving USA: 4th Thursday in Nov
Can: 2nd Monday in Oct
1 Tim 2:1-7 C Proper 20  Sunday between Sept 18-24
1 Tim 6:6-19 C Proper 21 Sunday between Sept 25 - Oct 1
2 Tim 1:1-14 C Proper 22 Sunday between Oct 2-8
2 Tim 2:8-15  C Proper 23 Sunday between Oct 9-15
2 Tim 3:14-4:5 C Proper 24 Sunday between Oct 16-22
2 Tim 4:6-8, 16-18 C Proper 25 Sunday between Oct 23-29
Ti 2:11-14 ABC Christmas Day I December 25
Ti 3:4-7 ABC Christmas Day II December 25
Phlm 1-21 C Proper 18 Sunday between Sept 4-10
Heb 1:1-4, 5-12 ABC Christmas Day III December 25
Heb 1:1-4, 2:5-12 B Proper 22 Sunday between Oct 2-8
Heb 2:10-18 A Christmas 1 Sunday between Dec 26 -  Jan 1
Heb 2:14-18 ABC Presentation February 2
Heb 4:12-16 B Proper 23 Sunday between Oct 9-15
Heb 4:14-16, 5:7-9 ABC Good Friday Friday before Easter
Heb 5:1-10 B Proper 24 Sunday between Oct 16-22
Heb 5:5-10 B Lent 5 5th Sunday in Lent
Heb 7:23-28 B Proper 25 Sunday between Oct 23-29
Heb 9:11-14 B Proper 26 Sunday between Oct 30 - Nov 5
Heb 9:11-15 ABC Monday in Holy Week Monday after Palm Sunday
Heb 9:24-28 B Proper 27 Sunday between Nov 6-12
Heb 10:4-10 ABC Annunciation March 25
Heb 10:5-10 C Advent 4 Sunday between Dec 18-24
Heb 10:11-14, 15-18, 19-25 B Proper 28 Sunday between Nov 13-19
Heb 10:16-25 ABC Good Friday Friday before Easter
Heb 11:1-3, 8-16 C Proper 14 Sunday between Aug 7-13
Heb 11:29-12:2 C Proper 15 Sunday between Aug 14-20
Heb 12:1-3 ABC Wednesday in Holy Week Wednesday after Palm Sunday
Heb 12:18-29 C Proper 16 Sunday between Aug 21-27
Heb 13:1-8, 15-16 C Proper 17 Sunday between Aug 28 - Sept 3
Jas 1:17-27 B Proper 17 Sunday between Aug 28 - Sept 3
Jas 2:1-10, 11-13, 14-17 B Proper 18 Sunday between Sept 4-10
Jas 3:1-12 B Proper 19 Sunday between Sept 11-17
Jas 3:13-4:3, 7-8a B Proper 20 Sunday between Sept 18-24
Jas 5:7-10 A Advent 3 Sunday between Dec 11-17
Jas 5:13-20 B Proper 21 Sunday between Sept 25 - Oct 1
1 Pt 1:3-9 A Easter 2 2nd Sunday of Easter
1 Pt 1:17-23 A Easter 3 3rd Sunday of Easter
1 Pt  2:2-10 A Easter 5 5th Sunday of Easter
1 Pt 2:19-25 A Easter 4 4th Sunday of Easter
1 Pt 3:13-22 A Easter 6 6th Sunday of Easter
1 Pt 3:18-22 B Lent 1 First Sunday in Lent
1 Pt 4:1-8 ABC Holy Saturday Saturday after Palm Sunday
1 Pt 4:12-14,5:6-11 A Easter 7 7th Sunday of Easter
2 Pt 1:16-21 A  Transfiguration Last Sunday after Epiphany
(Sunday before Ash Wednesday)
2 Pt 3:8-15a B Advent 2 Sunday between Dec 4-10
1 Jn 1:1-2:2 B Easter 2 2nd Sunday of Easter
1 Jn 3:1-3 A All Saints November 1 or First Sunday in November
1 Jn 3:1-7 B Easter 3 3rd Sunday of Easter
1 Jn 3:16-24 B Easter 4 4th Sunday of Easter
1 Jn 4:7-21 B Easter 5 5th Sunday of Easter
1 Jn 5:1-6 B Easter 6 6th Sunday of Easter
1 Jn 5:9-13 B Easter 7 7th Sunday of Easter
Rv 1:4b-8 B Reign of Christ Sunday between Nov 20-26
(Last Sunday after Pentecost)
Rv 1:4-8 C Easter 2 2nd Sunday of Easter
Rv 5:11-14 C Easter 3 3rd Sunday of Easter
Rv 7:9-17 C All Saints November 1 or First Sunday in November
Rv 7:9-17 C Easter 4 4th Sunday of Easter
Rv 21:1-6a ABC New Year January 1
Rv 21:1-6a B All Saints November 1 or First Sunday in November
Rv 21:1-6 C Easter 5 5th Sunday of Easter
Rv 21:10, 21:22-22:5 C Easter 6 6th Sunday of Easter
Rv 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 C Easter 7 7th Sunday of Easter

This index of readings was compiled by Dennis Bratcher,
adapted from the Revised Common Lectionary,
Copyright © 1992, Consultation on Common Texts, and is used by permission.

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