Textweek RCL Revised Common Lectionary Year A


Readings for Year A

(Links for various lectionary weeks can be found by clicking on the liturgical week description.)

Advent A

First Sunday of Advent Sunday between November 27 and December 3 Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:36-44
Second Sunday of Advent Sunday between December 4 and December 10 Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12
Third Sunday of Advent Sunday between December 11 and December 17 Isaiah 35:1-10 Psalm 146:5-10 James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-11
Luke 1:47-55
Fourth Sunday of Advent Sunday between December 18 and December 24 Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25

Christmas A

The Nativity of the Lord

Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day

(use any of the three propers)

(Christmas Eve A, B, C)

Proper 1

Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14, (15-20)
(Christmas Day at Dawn A, B, C)

Proper 2

Isaiah 62:6-12 Psalm 97 Titus 3:4-7 Luke 2:(1-7), 8-20
(Christmas Day A, B, C)

Proper 3

Isaiah 52:7-10 Psalm 98 Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12) John 1:1-14
First Sunday after Christmas Day

(use these readings unless the readings for the Epiphany of the Lord are preferred)

Sunday between December 26 and January 1 Isaiah 63:7-9 Psalm 148 Hebrews 2:10-18 Matthew 2:13-23
Holy Name of Jesus (A, B, C) January 1 Numbers 6:22-27 Psalm 8 Galatians 4:4-7 Luke 2:15-21
Philippians 2:5-11
New Year’s Day (A, B, C) January 1 Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 Psalm 8 Revelation 21:1-6a Matthew 25:31-46
Second Sunday after Christmas Day (A, B, C)

(Use when Epiphany (January 6) is celebrated on a weekday following the Second Sunday after Christmas Day)

Sunday between January 2 and January 5 Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 147:12-20 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:(1-9), 10-18
Sirach 24:1-12 Wisdom of Solomon 10:15-21

Epiphany A

Epiphany of the Lord (A, B, C) January 6 or first Sunday in January Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12
Baptism of the Lord

(1st Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between January 7 and January 13 Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 3:13-17
Second Sunday after the Epiphany

(2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between January 14 and January 20 Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-11 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42
Third Sunday after the Epiphany

(3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between January 21 and January 27 Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27:1, 4-9 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-23
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

(4th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between January 28 and February 3 Micah 6:1-8 Psalm 15 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Matthew 5:1-12
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

(5th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between February 4 and February 10 Isaiah 58:1-9a, (9b-12) Psalm 112:1-9, (10) 1 Corinthians 2:1-12, (13-16) Matthew 5:13-20
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

 (or use readings for Transfiguration)

(6th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

(Proper 1. If this is the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, this Proper may be replaced by the readings for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany)

Sunday between February 11 and February 17 Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 119:1-8 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 5:21-37
Sirach 15:15-20
Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

(7th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

(Proper 2. If this is the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, this Proper may be replaced by the readings for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany)

Sunday between February 18 and February 24 Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 Psalm 119:33-40 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23 Matthew 5:38-48
Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany

(8th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

(Proper 3. If this is the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, this Proper may be replaced by the readings for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany)

Sunday between February 25 and February 29 Isaiah 49:8-16a Psalm 131 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 Matthew 6:24-34
Ninth Sunday after the Epiphany

(9th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

(Proper 4. If this is the Sunday before Ash Wednesday, this Proper may be replaced by the readings for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany)

Sunday between March 1 and March 7 Deuteronomy 11:18-21, 26-28 Psalm 31:1-5, 19-24 Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28, (29-31) Matthew 7:21-29
Last Sunday after the Epiphany

(Transfiguration Sunday)

  Exodus 24:12-18 Psalm 2 2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9
Psalm 99

Lent A

Ash Wednesday (A, B, C)   Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 Psalm 51:1-17 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Isaiah 58:1-12
First Sunday in Lent   Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7 Psalm 32 Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11
Second Sunday in Lent   Genesis 12:1-4a Psalm 121 Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 John 3:1-17
Matthew 17:1-9
Third Sunday in Lent   Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 95 Romans 5:1-11 John 4:5-42
Fourth Sunday in Lent   1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41
Fifth Sunday in Lent   Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 130 Romans 8:6-11 John 11:1-45
Sixth Sunday in Lent Liturgy of the Palms none Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 none Matthew 21:1-11
Liturgy of the Passion Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Matthew 26:14-27:66
Matthew 27:11-54

Holy Week A

Monday of Holy Week (A, B, C)   Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 36:5-11 Hebrews 9:11-15 John 12:1-11
Tuesday of Holy Week (A, B, C)   Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 71:1-14 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 John 12:20-36
Wednesday of Holy Week (A, B, C)   Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 70 Hebrews 12:1-3 John 13:21-32
Holy Thursday (A, B, C)   Exodus 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35
Good Friday (A, B, C)   Isaiah 52:12-53:12 Psalm 22 Hebrews 10:16-25 John 18:1-19:42
Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
Holy Saturday (A, B, C)

(For use at services other than the Easter Vigil)

  Job 14:1-14 Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16 1 Peter 4:1-8 Matthew 27:57-66
Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24 John 19:38-42

Easter A

Easter Vigil

(A minimum of 3 Old Testament readings should be chosen. The reading from Exodus 14 should always be used)

  Genesis 1:1-2:4a Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26 Romans 6:3-11 Matthew 28:1-10
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
Baruch 3:9-15, 32; 4:4 Psalm 19
Isaiah 55:1-11 Isaiah 12:2-6
Ezekiel 36:24-28 Psalm 42 and 43
Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 143
Zephaniah 3:14-20 Psalm 98
Proverbs 8:1-8; 19-21; 9:4b-6 Psalm 114
Easter Day

Resurrection of our Lord

  Acts 10:34-43 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 Colossians 3:1-4 John 20:1-18
Jeremiah 31:1-6 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 28:1-10
Easter Evening (A, B, C)

(Use when main Easter service must be late in the day.)

  Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 114 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8 Luke 24:13-49
Second Sunday of Easter   Acts 2:14a, 22-32 Psalm 16 1 Peter 1:3-9 John 20:19-31
Third Sunday of Easter   Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 1 Peter 1:17-23 Luke 24:13-35
Fourth Sunday of Easter   Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10
Fifth Sunday of Easter   Acts 7:55-60 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 1 Peter 2:2-10 John 14:1-14
Sixth Sunday of Easter   Acts 17:22-31 Psalm 66:8-20 1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14:15-21
Ascension of the Lord (A, B, C)

(May also be used on the 7th Sunday of Easter)

  Acts 1:1-11 Psalm 47 Ephesians 1:15-23 Luke 24:44-53
Psalm 93
Seventh Sunday of Easter   Acts 1:6-14 Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 John 17:1-11
Day of Pentecost

(If the passage from Numbers is chosen for the First Reading, the passage from Acts is used as the Second Reading.)

  Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 John 20:19-23
Numbers 11:24-30 Acts 2:1-21 John 7:37-39

Season after Pentecost / Season after Easter A

Trinity Sunday

(First Sunday after Pentecost)

  Genesis 1:1-2:4a Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20
Proper 4

(9th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

 

(If the Sunday between May 24 and 28 inclusive follows Trinity Sunday, the Proper for the Eighth Sunday after Epiphany [8th Sunday in Ordinary Time] is used.) Genesis 6:9-22; 7:24; 8:14-19 Psalm 46 Romans 1:16-17; 3:22b-28, (29-31) Matthew 7:21-29
Deuteronomy 11:18-21, 26-28 Psalm 31:1-5, 19-24
Proper 5

(10th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between June 5 and June 11 inclusive (if after Trinity Sunday) Genesis 12:1-9 Psalm 33:1-12 Romans 4:13-25 Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26
Hosea 5:15-6:6 Psalm 50:7-15
Proper 6

(11th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between June 12 and June 18 inclusive (if after Trinity Sunday) Genesis 18:1-15, (21:1-7) Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 Romans 5:1-8 Matthew 9:35 - 10:8, (9-23)
Exodus 19:2-8a Psalm 100
Proper 7

(5th Sunday After Pentecost)

(12th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between June 19 and June 25 inclusive (if after Trinity Sunday) Genesis 21:8-21 Psalm 86:1-10 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39
Jeremiah 20:7-13 Psalm 69:7-10, (11-15), 16-18
Proper 8

(13th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between June 26 and July 2 inclusive Genesis 22:1-14 Psalm 13 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42
Jeremiah 28:5-9 Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18
Proper 9

(14th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between July 3 and July 9 inclusive Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 Psalm 45:10-17 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30
Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Zechariah 9:9-12 Psalm 145:8-14
Proper 10

(15th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between July 10 and July 16 inclusive Genesis 25:19-34 Psalm 119:105-112 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23
Isaiah 55:10-13 Psalm 65:(1-8), 9-13
Proper 11

(16th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between July 17 and July 23 inclusive Genesis 28:10-19a Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43
Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19 Psalm 86:11-17
Isaiah 44:6-8
Proper 12

(17th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between July 24 and July 30 inclusive Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52
1 Kings 3:5-12 Psalm 119:129-136
Proper 13

(18th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between July 31 and August 6 inclusive Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 17:1-7, 15 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21
Isaiah 55:1-5 Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21
Proper 14

(19th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between August 7 and August 13 inclusive Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45 Romans 10:5-15 Matthew 14:22-33
1 Kings 19:9-18 Psalm 85:8-13
Proper 15

(20th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between August 14 and August 20 inclusive Genesis 45:1-15 Psalm 133 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15:(10-20), 21-28
Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 Psalm 67
Proper 16

(21st Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between August 21 and August 27 inclusive Exodus 1:8-2:10 Psalm 124 Romans 12:1-8 Matthew 16:13-20
Isaiah 51:1-6 Psalm 138
Proper 17

(22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between August 28 and September 3 inclusive Exodus 3:1-15 Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c Romans 12:9-21 Matthew 16:21-28
Jeremiah 15:15-21 Psalm 26:1-8
Proper 18

(23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between September 4 and September 10 inclusive Exodus 12:1-14 Psalm 149 Romans 13:8-14 Matthew 18:15-20
Ezekiel 33:7-11 Psalm 119:33-40
Proper 19

(24th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between September 11 and September 17 inclusive Exodus 14:19-31 Psalm 114 Romans 14:1-12 Matthew 18:21-35
Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21
Genesis 50:15-21 Psalm 103:(1-7), 8-13
Proper 20

(25th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between September 18 and September 24 inclusive Exodus 16:2-15 Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16
Jonah 3:10-4:11 Psalm 145:1-8
Proper 21

(26th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between September 25 and October 1 inclusive Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32
Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 Psalm 25:1-9
Proper 22

(27th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between October 2 and October 8 inclusive Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 Psalm 19 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46
Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:7-15
Proper 23

(28th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between October 9 and October 15 inclusive Exodus 32:1-14 Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14
Isaiah 25:1-9 Psalm 23
Proper 24

(29th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between October 16 and October 22 inclusive Exodus 33:12-23 Psalm 99 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:15-22
Isaiah 45:1-7 Psalm 96:1-9, (10-13)
Proper 25

(30th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between October 23 and October 29 inclusive Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Matthew 22:34-46
Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 Psalm 1
Proper 26

(31st Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between October 30 and November 5 inclusive Joshua 3:7-17 Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 Matthew 23:1-12
Micah 3:5-12 Psalm 43
All Saints November 1 or the First Sunday in November Revelation 7:9-17 Psalm 34:1-10, 22 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12
Proper 27

(32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between November 6 and November 12 inclusive Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25 Psalm 78:1-7 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Matthew 25:1-13
Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16 Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20
Amos 5:18-24 Psalm 70
Proper 28

(33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between November 13 and November 19 inclusive Judges 4:1-7 Psalm 123 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 25:14-30
Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 Psalm 90:1-8, (9-11), 12
Reign of Christ

Christ the King

Sunday between November 20 and November 26 inclusive Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Psalm 100 Ephesians 1:15-23 Matthew 25:31-46
Psalm 95:1-7a
Thanksgiving Day Fourth Thursday in November (U.S.)

Second Monday in October (Canada)

Deuteronomy 8:7-18 Psalm 65 2 Corinthians 9:6-15 Luke 17:11-19