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Revised Common Lectionary - Year C

 

The Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) offers a three-year cycle with four readings for every Sunday in the Church Year. These readings are:

    A Lesson from the Hebrew Scriptures (or Acts during the Season of Easter)

    A Psalm

    A Lesson from the Epistles or Acts

    A Lesson from the Gospels

During Ordinary Time, there are two sets of Hebrew Bible readings. One set progresses semi-continuously through the Patriarchal/Exodus narratives (Year A), the Monarchial narratives (Year B), and the Prophets (Year C). The other set is related thematically to the gospel lections for those dates. Likewise, during Ordinary Time, there are two separate Psalm readings, one that corresponds to the semi-continuous Hebrew Bible lection and one that corresponds to the theme of the gospel lection. The Hebrew Bible lections during the rest of the year are thematically related to the gospel lections, which are in turn connected to the seasons of the Church Year. Additional readings are provided for special feast days.

Praying through the Lectionary

I am writing new prayers for all the Sundays of the Church year beginning with the new church year C which starts in Advent 2012 (a long 'work in progress.') These will reflect the Bible  readings for the day, and try to draw the listener into the over-riding theme of those readings - the hope being that they help to make a service of worship more relevant to the congregation, and give more choice to the Leader in choice of material. 

Links will be added to the table below as the prayers become available, holding the mouse over the readings should bring most of them up in a popup window:

* To access the prayers, click on the Sunday link in left hand column.

Advent C

First Sunday of Advent Sunday between November 27 and December 3 Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Luke 21:25-36
Second Sunday of Advent Sunday between December 4 and December 10 Baruch 5:1-9 Luke 1:68-79 Philippians 1:3-11 Luke 3:1-6
Malachi 3:1-4
Third Sunday of Advent Sunday between December 11 and December 17 Zephaniah 3:14-20 Isaiah 12:2-6 Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:7-18
Fourth Sunday of Advent Sunday between December 18 and December 24 Micah 5:2-5a Luke 1:47-55 Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-45

(46-55)
Psalm 80:1-7

Christmas C

The Nativity of the Lord

Christmas Eve and/or Christmas Day

(use any of the three propers)

(Christmas Eve A, B, C) Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14, (15-20)
(Christmas Day at Dawn A, B, C) Isaiah 62:6-12 Psalm 97 Titus 3:4-7 Luke 2:8-20

(1-7)

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



Sunday between December 26 and January 1 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 Psalm 148 Colossians 3:12-17 Luke 2:41-52
Second Sunday after Christmas Day (A, B, C)



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 C

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)

(1st Sunday after the Epiphany)

Sunday between January 7 and January 13 Isaiah 43:1-7 Psalm 29 Acts 8:14-17 Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
Second Sunday after the Epiphany

(2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between January 14 and January 20 Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 36:5-10 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 John 2:1-11
Third Sunday after the Epiphany

(3rd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between January 21 and January 27 Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Luke 4:14-21
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany

(4th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between January 28 and February 3 Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 71:1-6 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Luke 4:21-30
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany

(5th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between February 4 and February 10 Isaiah 6:1-8, (9-13) Psalm 138 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Luke 5:1-11
Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany

(6th Sunday in Ordinary Time)



Sunday between February 11 and February 17 Jeremiah 17:5-10 Psalm 1 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 Luke 6:17-26
Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany

(7th Sunday in Ordinary Time)



Sunday between February 18 and February 24 Genesis 45:3-11,15 Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50 Luke 6:27-38
Eighth Sunday after the Epiphany

(8th Sunday in Ordinary Time)



Sunday between February 25 and February 29 Sirach 27:4-7 Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 1 Corinthians 15:51-58 Luke 6:39-49
Isaiah 55:10-13
Ninth Sunday after the Epiphany

(9th Sunday in Ordinary Time)



Sunday between March 1 and March 7 1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43 Psalm 96:1-9 Galatians 1:1-12 Luke 7:1-10
Last Sunday after the Epiphany

(Transfiguration Sunday)

  Exodus 34:29-35 Psalm 99 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 Luke 9:28-36, (37-43)

Lent C

First Sunday in Lent   Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 Romans 10:8b-13 Luke 4:1-13
Second Sunday in Lent   Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 Psalm 27 Philippians 3:17-4:1 Luke 13:31-35
Luke 9:28-36
Third Sunday in Lent   Isaiah 55:1-9 Psalm 63:1-8 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Luke 13:1-9
Fourth Sunday in Lent   Joshua 5:9-12 Psalm 32 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
Fifth Sunday in Lent   Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126 Philippians 3:4b-14 John 12:1-8
Psalm 119:9-16
Sixth Sunday in Lent Liturgy of the Palms none Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 none Luke 19:28-40
John 12:12-16
Liturgy of the Passion Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Luke 22:14-23:56
Luke 23:1-49

Holy Week C

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

Easter C

Easter Day

Resurrection of our Lord

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

 

  Acts 2:1-21 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Romans 8:14-17 John 14:8-17, (25-27)
Genesis 11:1-9 Acts 2:1-21

Season After Pentecost / Easter C

Trinity Sunday

(First Sunday after Pentecost)

  Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31 Psalm 8 Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15
Proper 4

(9th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

  1 Kings 18:20-21, (22-29), 30-39 Psalm 96 Galatians 1:1-12 Luke 7:1-10
1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43 Psalm 96:1-9
Proper 5

(10th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between June 5 and June 11 inclusive (if after Trinity Sunday) 1 Kings 17:8-16, (17-24) Psalm 146 Galatians 1:11-24 Luke 7:11-17
1 Kings 17:17-24 Psalm 30
Proper 6

(11th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between June 12 and June 18 inclusive (if after Trinity Sunday) 1 Kings 21:1-10, (11-14), 15-21a Psalm 5:1-8 Galatians 2:15-21 Luke 7:36-8:3
2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15 Psalm 32
Proper 7

(12th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between June 19 and June 25 inclusive (if after Trinity Sunday) 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a Psalm 42 and 43 Galatians 3:23-29 Luke 8:26-39
Isaiah 65:1-9 Psalm 22:19-28
Proper 8

(13th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between June 26 and July 2 inclusive 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Luke 9:51-62
1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21 Psalm 16
Proper 9

(14th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between July 3 and July 9 inclusive 2 Kings 5:1-14 Psalm 30 Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
Isaiah 66:10-14 Psalm 66:1-9
Proper 10

(15th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between July 10 and July 16 inclusive Amos 7:7-17 Psalm 82 Colossians 1:1-14 Luke 10:25-37
Deuteronomy 30:9-14 Psalm 25:1-10
Proper 11

(16th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between July 17 and July 23 inclusive Amos 8:1-12 Psalm 52 Colossians 1:15-28 Luke 10:38-42
Genesis 18:1-10a Psalm 15
Proper 12

(17th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between July 24 and July 30 inclusive Hosea 1:2-10 Psalm 85 Colossians 2:6-15, (16-19) Luke 11:1-13
Genesis 18:20-32 Psalm 138
Proper 13

(18th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between July 31 and August 6 inclusive Hosea 11:1-11 Psalm 107:1-9, 43 Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21
Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23 Psalm 49:1-12
Proper 14

(19th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between August 7 and August 13 inclusive Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23 Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Luke 12:32-40
Genesis 15:1-6 Psalm 33:12-22
Proper 15

(20th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between August 14 and August 20 inclusive Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19 Hebrews 11:29-12:2 Luke 12:49-56
Jeremiah 23:23-29 Psalm 82
Proper 16

(21st Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between August 21 and August 27 inclusive Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 71:1-6 Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17
Isaiah 58:9b-14 Psalm 103:1-8
Proper 17

(22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between August 28 and September 3 inclusive Jeremiah 2:4-13 Psalm 81:1, 10-16 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14
Sirach 10:12-18 Psalm 112
Proverbs 25:6-7
Proper 18

(23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between September 4 and September 10 inclusive Jeremiah 18:1-11 Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33
Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 1
Proper 19

(24th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between September 11 and September 17 inclusive Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 Psalm 14 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-10
Exodus 32:7-14 Psalm 51:1-10
Proper 20

(25th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between September 18 and September 24 inclusive Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 Psalm 79:1-9 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13
Amos 8:4-7 Psalm 113
Proper 21

(26th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between September 25 and October 1 inclusive Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31
Amos 6:1a, 4-7 Psalm 146
Proper 22

(27th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between October 2 and October 8 inclusive Lamentations 1:1-6 Lamentations 3:19-26 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10
Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 Psalm 37:1-9
Proper 23

(28th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between October 9 and October 15 inclusive Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 Psalm 66:1-12 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19
2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c Psalm 111
Proper 24

(29th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between October 16 and October 22 inclusive Jeremiah 31:27-34 Psalm 119:97-104 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 Luke 18:1-8
Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 121
Proper 25

(30th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between October 23 and October 29 inclusive Joel 2:23-32 Psalm 65 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 Luke 18:9-14
Sirach 35:12-17 Psalm 84:1-7
Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22
Proper 26

(or use readings for All Saints Day)

(31st Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between October 30 and November 5 inclusive Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4 Psalm 119:137-144 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 Luke 19:1-10
Isaiah 1:10-18 Psalm 32:1-7
Proper 27

(32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between November 6 and November 12 inclusive Haggai 1:15b-2:9 Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 Luke 20:27-38
Psalm 98
Job 19:23-27a Psalm 17:1-9
Proper 28

(33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Sunday between November 13 and November 19 inclusive Isaiah 65:17-25 Isaiah 12 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Luke 21:5-19
Malachi 4:1-2a Psalm 98
Reign of Christ

Christ the King Sunday

Sunday between November 20 and November 26 inclusive Jeremiah 23:1-6 Luke 1:68-79 Colossians 1:11-20 Luke 23:33-43
Psalm 46
All Saints

November 1 or the First Sunday in November Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18 Psalm 149 Ephesians 1:11-23 Luke 6:20-31