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Common Worship Lectionary (Include Page): Year A

YEAR A

ADVENT And the Glory...

Sun 27th Nov 2016 Advent 1 Isaiah 2:1-5 Psalm 122 Romans 13:11-14 Matthew 24:36-44.
Sun 4th Dec 2016 Advent 2 Isaiah 11:1-10 Psalm 72:1-7, 18-19 Romans 15:4-13 Matthew 3:1-12.
Sun 11th Dec 2016 Advent 3 Isaiah 35:1-10 Psalm 146:4-9 or Canticle 3 or Canticle 15 James 5:7-10 Matthew 11:2-11.
Sun 18th Dec 2016 Advent 4 Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew 1:18-25.
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CHRISTMAS And the Glory...

Any of the following 3 Propers may be used on Christmas Eve/Day. The readings from Propers II and III for Christmas may be used as alternatives for Christmas Day. If Proper III is not used on Christmas Day, it should be used at some service during the Christmas cycle because of the significance of John's prologue.
Sun 25th Dec 2016 Nativity of our Lord: Christmas Day 1 Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 [15-20].
Christmas Day 2 Isaiah 62:6-12 Psalm 97 Titus 3:4-7 Luke 2:[1-7] 8-20.
Christmas Day 3 Isaiah 52:7-10 Psalm 98 Hebrews 1:1-4 [5-12] John 1:1-14.
Christmas 1 Isaiah 61:10-62:3 Psalm 147 or 147:13-21 Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7 John 1:1-18.
Sun 1st Jan 2017 The Holy Name of our Lord Jesus Christ Numbers 6:22-27 Psalm 8 Galatians 4:4-7 or Philippians 2:5-11 Luke 2:15-21.
Sun 1st Jan 2017 Christmas 2 Jeremiah 31:7-14 Psalm 84 or 84:1-8 Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19a Matthew 2:13-15, 19-23 or Luke 2:41-52 or Matthew 2:1-12.
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EPIPHANY And the Glory...

The Proper for the Sunday after the Epiphany that immediately precedes Ash Wednesday may be replaced, in those churches using Transfiguration readings on that Sunday, by the readings for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany.
Fri 6th Jan 2017 The Epiphany Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:[1-7], 10-14 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12.
Sun 8th Jan 2017 Epiphany 1: Baptism of the Lord Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 3:13-17.
Sun 15th Jan 2017 The second Sunday after Epiphany Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-12 1 Corinthians 1:1-9  John 1:29-42.
Sun 22nd Jan 2017 Epiphany 3 Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27:1, 5-13 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-23.
Sun 29th Jan 2017 Epiphany 4 Micah 6:1-8 Psalm 15 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 Matthew 5:1-12.
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Sun 5th Feb 2017 Epiphany 5 Isaiah 58:1-9a [9b-12] Psalm 112:1-9, [10] 1 Corinthians 2:1-12, [13-16] Matthew 5:13-20.
Sun 12th Feb 2017 Epiphany 6 Deuteronomy 30:15-20 or Sirach 15:15-20 Psalm 119:1-8 1 Corinthians 3:1-9 Matthew 5:21-37.
Sun 19th Feb 2017 Epiphany 7 Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 Psalm 119:33-40 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23 Matthew 5:38-48.
Sun 19th Feb 2017 Epiphany 8 Isaiah 49:8-16a Psalm 131 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 Matthew 6:24-34.
Sun 26th Feb 2017 Last Sunday after Epiphany Exodus 24:12-18 Psalm 2 or Psalm 99 2 Peter 1:16-21 Matthew 17:1-9.
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LENT And the Glory...

Wed 1st Mar 2017 Ash Wednesday Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12 Psalm 103 or 103:8-14 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Sun 5th Mar 2017 First Sunday in Lent Genesis 2:15-17, 3:1-7 Psalm 32 Romans 5:12-19 Matthew 4:1-11.
Sun 12th Mar 2017 Lent 2 Genesis 12:1-4a Psalm 121 Romans 4:1-5, 13-17 John 3:1-17.
Sun 19th Mar 2017 Lent 3 Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 95 Romans 5:1-11 John 4:5-42.
Sun 26th Mar 2017 Lent 4 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41.
Sun 2nd Apr 2017 Lent 5 Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 130 Romans 8:6-11 John 11:1-45.
Sun 9th Apr 2017 Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday Processional: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 At the Liturgy of the Palms:
Matthew 21:1-11.
At the Liturgy of the Word:
Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 31:9-16, Philippians 2:5-11.
The passion ... according to: Matthew 26:14-27:66
or Matthew 27:11-54.
Mon 10th Apr 2017 Monday in Holy Week Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 36:5-11 Hebrews 9:11-15 John 12:1-11.
Tue 11th Apr 2017 Tuesday in Holy Week Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 71:1-14 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 John 12:20-36.
Wed 12th Apr 2017 Wednesday in Holy Week Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 70 Hebrews 12:1-3 John 13:21-32.
Thu 13th Apr 2017 Maundy Thursday Exodus 12:1-4 [5-10] 11-14 Psalm 116:1, 10-17 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35.
Fri 14th Apr 2017 Good Friday Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 22 Hebrews 10:16-25 or Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 18:1-19:42.
Sat 15th Apr 2017 Holy Saturday Job 14:1-14 or Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24 Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16 1 Peter 4:1-8 Matthew 27:57-66 or John 19:38-42.
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And the Glory... EASTER And the Glory...

The Great Vigil of Easter: Readings and Responses OT/NT/Psalm/Gospel. A minimum of 3 Old Testament readings should be chosen. The reading from Exodus 14 should always be used.
Sat 15th Apr 2017 1. Genesis 1:1-2:4a Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26 Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Matthew 28:1-10.
Sat 15th Apr 2017 2. Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18, 8:6-18, 9:8-13 Psalm 46 Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Matthew 28:1-10.
Sat 15th Apr 2017 3. Genesis 22:1-18 Psalm 16  Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Matthew 28:1-10.
Sat 15th Apr 2017 4. Exodus 14:10-31, 15:20-21 Exodus 15:1b-13, 17-18, Canticle 8] Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Matthew 28:1-10.
Sat 15th Apr 2017 5. Isaiah 55:1-11 Isaiah 12:2-6 [Canticle 9] Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Matthew 28:1-10.
Sat 15th Apr 2017 6. Baruch 3:9-15, 32 - 4:4 or Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21, 9:4b-6 Psalm 19 Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Matthew 28:1-10.
Sat 15th Apr 2017 7. Ezekiel 36:24-28 Psalm 42 and 43 Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Matthew 28:1-10.
Sat 15th Apr 2017 8. Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 143 Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Matthew 28:1-10.
Sat 15th Apr 2017 9. Zephaniah 3:14-20 Psalm 98 Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Matthew 28:1-10.
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Sun 16th Apr 2017 Easter Day Acts 10:34-43 or Jeremiah 31:1-6 Psalm 118+1-2, 14-24 Colossians 3:1-4 or Acts 10:34-43 John 20:1-18 or Matthew 28:1-10.
Sun 16th Apr 2017 Easter Evening (Eucharist) Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 114 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8 Luke 24:13-49.
Sun 16th Apr 2017 Monday of Easter Week   Psalm 16:8-11 or Psalm 118:19-24 Acts 2:14, 22b-32 Matthew 28:9-15.
Sun 16th Apr 2017 Tuesday of Easter Week   Psalm 33:18-22 or Psalm 118:19-24 Acts 2:36-41 John 20:11-18.
Sun 16th Apr 2017 Wednesday of Easter Week   Psalm 105:1-8 or Psalm 118:19-24 Acts 3:1-10 Luke 24:13-35.
Sun 16th Apr 2017 Thursday of Easter Week   Psalm 8 or Psalm 114 or Psalm 118:19-24 Acts 3:11-26 Luke 24:36-48.
Sun 16th Apr 2017 Friday of Easter Week   Psalm 116:1-8 or Psalm 118:19-24 Acts 4:1-12 John 21:1-14.
Sun 16th Apr 2017 Saturday of Easter Week   Psalm 118:14-18 or Psalm 118:19-24 Acts 4:13-21 Mark 16:9-15, 20.
For those who require an Old Testament reading on the Sundays of Easter, provision is made below. If an OT reading is used, the reading from Acts must be used as the 2nd reading.
Sun 23rd Apr 2017 Second Sunday of Easter - OT: Exodus 14:10-31, 15:20-21 Acts 2:14a, 22-32 Psalm 16 1 Peter 1:3-9 John 20:19-31.
Sun 30th Apr 2017 Easter 3 - OT: Zephaniah 3:14-20 Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Psalm 116:1-4, 12-19 1 Peter 1:17-23 Luke 24:13-35.
Sun 7th May 2017 Easter 4 - OT: Genesis 7 Acts 2:42-47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19-25 John 10:1-10.
Sun 14th May 2017 Easter 5 - OT: Genesis 8:1-19 Acts 7:55-60 Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 1 Peter 2:2-10 John 14:1-14.
Sun 21st May 2017 Easter 6 - OT: Genesis 8:20-9:17 Acts 17:22-31 Psalm 66:8-20 1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14:15-21.
Thu 25th May 2017 Ascension Day Acts must be used as either the 1st or 2nd reading. Acts 1:1-11 or Daniel 7:9-14 Psalm 47 or Psalm 93 Ephesians 1:15-23 or Acts 1:1-11 Luke 24:44-53.
Sun 28th May 2017 Easter 7 OT: Ezekiel 36:24-28 Acts 1:6-14 Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 1 Peter 4:12-14, 5:6-11 John 17:1-11.
Sun 4th Jun 2017 Come Holy Ghost ... Day of Pentecost: Early or Vigil Service Genesis 11:1-9 or Exodus 19:1-9a, 16-20a; 20:18-20 Psalm 33:12-22 or Psalm 33:12-22 Exodus 19:1-9a, 16-20a; 20:18-20 John 20:19-23 or John 7:37-39.
Sun 4th Jun 2017 Day of Pentecost (Whit Sunday) Principal Feast Acts 2:1-21 or Numbers 11:24-30 Psalm 104:24-34, 35b 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 or Acts 2:1-21 John 20:19-23 or John 7:37-39.
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ORDINARY TIME And the Glory...

June | July | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov
Sun 11th Jun 2017 Trinity Sunday Principal Feast Isaiah 40:12-17, 27-31 Psalm 8 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 Matthew 28:16-20.
Thu 15th Jun 2017 ... if observed as Day of Thanksgiving for Holy Communion (Corpus Christi)
Thursday after Trinity Sunday Genesis 14:18-20 Psalm 116:10-17 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 6:51-58.
(... not this year!) Sunday between May 24 and May 28 inclusive. (if this follows Trinity Sunday, Proper 3 is used (copied below))
Proper 3 Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 Psalm 119:33-40 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23 Matthew 5:38-48.
(... not this year!) Sun. between May 29 and June 4 incl. [Proper 4]
Continuous: Genesis 6:9-22, 7:24, 8:14-19 Psalm 46 Romans 1:16-17, 3:22b-28 [29-31] Matthew 7:21-29.
Δ top Related: 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.
(... not this year!) Sun. between June 5 and June 11 incl. [Proper 5]
Continuous: Genesis 12:1-9 Psalm 33:1-12 Romans 4:13-25 Matthew 9:9-13.
Related: Hosea 5:15-6:6 Psalm 50:7-15 Romans 4:13-25, 18-26 Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26.
Sun 18th Jun 2017 Sun. between June 12 and June 18 incl. [Proper 6] Trinity 24.
Continuous: Genesis 18:1-15 [21:1-7] Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 Romans 5:1-8 Matthew 9:35-10:8 [9-23].
Related: Exodus 19:2-8a Psalm 100 Romans 5:1-8 Matthew 9:35-10:8 [9-23].
Sun 25th Jun 2017 Sun. between June 19 and June 25 incl.[ Proper 7] Trinity 25.
Continuous: Genesis 21:8-21 Psalm 86:1-10, 16-17 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39.
Related: Jeremiah 20:7-13 Psalm 69:7-10 [11-15] 16-18 Romans 6:1b-11 Matthew 10:24-39.
Sun 2nd Jul 2017 Sun. between June 26 and July 2 incl. [Proper 8] Trinity 26.
Continuous: Genesis 22:1-14 Psalm 13 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42.
Δ top Related: Jeremiah 28:5-9 Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18 Romans 6:12-23 Matthew 10:40-42.
Sun 9th Jul 2017 Sun. between July 3 and July 9 incl. [Proper 9] Trinity 27.
Continuous: Genesis 24:34-38, 42-49, 58-67 Psalm 45:10-17 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.
Related: Zechariah 9:9-12 Psalm 145:8-14 or Song of Solomon 2:8-13 Romans 7:15-25a Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.
Sun 16th Jul 2017 Sun. between July 10 and July 16 incl. [Proper 10] Trinity 28.
Continuous: Genesis 25:19-34 Psalm 119:105-112 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23.
Related: Isaiah 55:10-13 Psalm 65:[1-8] 9-13 Romans 8:1-11 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23.
Sun 23rd Jul 2017 Sun. between July 17 and July 23 incl. [Proper 11] Trinity 29.
Continuous: Genesis 28:10-19a Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43.
Related: Wisdom of Solomon 12:13, 16-19 or Isaiah 44:6-8 Psalm 86:11-17 Romans 8:12-25 Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43.
Sun 30th Jul 2017 Sun. between July 24 and July 30 incl. [Proper 12] Trinity 30.
Continuous: Genesis 29:15-28 Psalm 105:1-11, 45b or Psalm 128 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52.
Related: 1 Kings 3:5-12 Psalm 119:129-136 Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52.
Sun 6th Aug 2017 Sun. between July 31 and Aug. 6 incl. [Proper 13] Trinity 31.
Continuous: Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 17:1-7, 15 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21.
Δ top Related: Isaiah 55:1-5 Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21 Romans 9:1-5 Matthew 14:13-21.
Sun 13th Aug 2017 Sun. between August 7 and Aug. 13 incl. [Proper 14] Trinity.32.
Continuous: Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28 Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45b Romans 10:5-15 Matthew 14:22-33.
Related: 1 Kings 19:9-18 Psalm 85:8-13 Romans 10:5-15 Matthew 14:22-33.
Sun 20th Aug 2017 Sun. between Aug. 14 and Aug. 20 incl. [Proper 15] Trinity 33.
Continuous: Genesis 45:1-15 Psalm 133 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28.
Related: Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 Psalm 67 Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28.
Sun 27th Aug 2017 Sun. between Aug. 21 and Aug. 27 incl. [Proper 16] Trinity 34.
Continuous: Exodus 1:8-2:10 Psalm 124 Romans 12:1-8 Matthew 16:13-20.
Related: Isaiah 51:1-6 Psalm 138 Romans 12:1-8 Matthew 16:13-20.
Sun 3rd Sep 2017 Sun. between Aug. 28 and September 3 incl. [Proper 17] Trinity 35.
Continuous: Exodus 3:1-15 Psalm 105:1-6, 23-26, 45b Romans 12:9-21 Matthew 16:21-28.
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Sun 10th Sep 2017 Sun. between Sept. 4 and Sept. 10 incl. [Proper 18] Trinity 36.
Continuous: Exodus 12:1-14 Psalm 149 Romans 13:8-14 Matthew 18:15-20.
Related: Ezekiel 33:7-11 Psalm 119:33-40 Romans 13:8-14 Matthew 18:15-20.
Sun 17th Sep 2017 Sun. between Sept. 11 and Sept. 17 incl. [Proper 19] Trinity 37.
Continuous: Exodus 14:19-31 Psalm or Exodus 15:1b-11, 20-21 [Canticle 1] Romans 14:1-12 Matthew 18:21-35.
Related: Genesis 50:15-21 Psalm 103:[1-7] 8-13 Romans 14:1-12 Matthew 18:21-35.
Sun 24th Sep 2017 Sun. between Sept. 18 and Sept. 24 incl. [Proper 20] Trinity 38.
Continuous: Exodus 16:2-15 Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16.
Related: Jonah 3:10-4:11 Psalm 145:1-8 Philippians 1:21-30 Matthew 20:1-16.
Sun 1st Oct 2017 Sun. between Sept. 25 and October 1 incl. [Proper 21] Trinity 39.
Continuous: Exodus 17:1-7 Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 Philippians 2:1-13 Matthew 21:23-32.
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Sun 8th Oct 2017 Sun. between Oct. 2 and Oct. 8 incl. [Proper 22] Trinity 40.
Continuous: Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20 Psalm 19 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46.
Related: Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:7-15 Philippians 3:4b-14 Matthew 21:33-46.
Sun 15th Oct 2017 Sun. between Oct. 9 and Oct. 15 incl. [Proper 23] Trinity 41.
Continuous: Exodus 32:1-14 Psalm 106:1-6, 19-23 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14.
Related: Isaiah 25:1-9 Psalm 23 Philippians 4:1-9 Matthew 22:1-14.
Sun 22nd Oct 2017 Sun. between Oct. 16 and Oct. 22 incl. [Proper 24] Trinity 42.
Continuous: Exodus 33:12-23 Psalm 99 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:15-22.
Related: Isaiah 45:1-7 Psalm 96:1-9 [10-13] 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 Matthew 22:15-22.
Sun 29th Oct 2017 Sun. between Oct. 23 and Oct. 29 incl. [Proper 25] Trinity 43.
Continuous: Deuteronomy 34:1-12 Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Matthew 22:34-46.
Related: Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 Psalm 1 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 Matthew 22:34-46.
Sun 29th Oct 2017 Last Sunday after Trinity if observed as Bible Sunday. Nehemiah 8:1-4a [5-6] 8-12 Psalm 119:9-16 Colossians 3:12-17 Matthew 24:30-35.
Sun 5th Nov 2017 Sun. between Oct. 30 and 5 Nov. incl. If this is kept as All Saints Sunday.
Steel Away ... All Saints Day Principal Feast Revelation 7:9-17 Psalm 34:1-10 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12.
Wed 1st Nov 2017 1 November. For use if the readings above are used on the Sunday.
All Saints Day. Isaiah 56:3-8 or 2 Esdras 2:42-48 Psalm 33:1-5 Hebrews 12:18-24 Matthew 5:1-12.
Sun 5th Nov 2017 Sun. between Oct. 30 and 5 Nov. incl. For use if All Saints is celebrated on 1 Nov.
Δ top 4th Sunday before Advent Micah 3:5-12 Psalm 43 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 Matthew 23:1-12.
Sun 12th Nov 2017 Sun. between Nov. 6 and Nov. 12 incl.
3 Advent Wisdom of Solomon 6:12-16 or Amos 5:18-24 Wisdom of Solomon 6:17-20 or Psalm 70 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Matthew 25:1-13.
Sun 19th Nov 2017 Sun. between Nov. 13 and Nov. 19 incl.
2 Advent Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18 Psalm 90:1-8 [9-11] 12 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 Matthew 25:14-30.
Sun 26th Nov 2017 Sunday next before Advent - Sun. between Nov. 20 and Nov. 26 incl.
red Δ top. Christ the King Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24 Psalm 95:1-7a Ephesians 1:15-23 Matthew 25:31-46.


(Auto-Calendar: Sun.26 March 2017. Day-of-year(doy): 85/2017. Advent Sunday (doy): 332/2017.)
katapi editor: Any mistakes - all mine! - wrong/missing passages/links, please e-mail me so I can put things right! Revised Common Lectionary: For background and interpretation of the RCL, see the information posted at www.commontexts.org. Consult Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings (Augsburg Fortress, 2005) for brief reading descriptors and complete indexes to both the Sun./festival and daily reading citations.