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Common Worship Lectionary (Include Page): Year B

YEAR B

¶ ADVENT

Sun 3rd Dec 2017 Advent 1 Isaiah 64:1-9 Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 Mark 13:24-37.
Sun 10th Dec 2017 Advent 2 Isaiah 40:1-11 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a Mark 1:1-8.
Sun 17th Dec 2017 Advent 3 Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11 Psalm 126 or Canticle 3 or Canticle 15 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 John 1:6-8, 19-28.
Sun 24th Dec 2017 Advent 4 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16 Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26 or Canticle 3 or Canticle 15 Romans 16:25-27 Luke 1:26-38.
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¶ CHRISTMAS

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.
Mon 25th Dec 2017 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.
Sun 31st Dec 2017 Christmas 1 Isaiah 61:10-62:3 Psalm 147 or 147:13-21 Galatians 3:23-25; 4:4-7 John 1:1-18.
Mon 1st Jan 2018 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 7th Jan 2018 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

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.
Sat 6th Jan 2018 The Epiphany Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:[1-7], 10-14 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12.
Sun 7th Jan 2018 First Sunday after the Epiphany: Baptism of the Lord Genesis 1:1-5 Psalm 29 Acts 19:1-7 Mark 1:4-11.
Sun 14th Jan 2018 Epiphany 2 1 Samuel 3:1-10 [11-20] Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 John 1:43-51.
Sun 21st Jan 2018 Epiphany 3 Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Psalm 62:6-14 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 Mark 1:14-20.
Sun 28th Jan 2018 Epiphany 4 Deuteronomy 18:15-20 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28.
Sun 11th Feb 2018 Last Sunday after the Epiphany 2 Kings 2:1-12 Psalm 50:1-6 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 Mark 9:2-9.
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¶ LENT

Wed 14th Feb 2018 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 18th Feb 2018 First Sunday in Lent Genesis 9:8-17 Psalm 25:1-9 1 Peter 3:18-22 Mark 1:9-15.
Sun 25th Feb 2018 Lent 2 Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16 Psalm 22:22-30 Romans 4:13-25 Mark 8:31-38.
Sun 4th Mar 2018 Lent 3 Exodus 20:1-17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 John 2:13-22.
Sun 11th Mar 2018 Lent 4 Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 Ephesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21.
Sun 18th Mar 2018 Lent 5 Jeremiah 31:31-34 Psalm 51:1-13 or Psalm 119:9-16 Hebrews 5:5-10 John 12:20-33.
Sun 25th Mar 2018 Sunday of the Passion: Palm Sunday At the Liturgy of the Palms:
Mark 11:1-11 or John 12:12-16.
Processional: Psalm 118:1-2, 19-24. At the Liturgy of the Word:
Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 31:9-16, Philippians 2:5-11.
The passion ... according to: Mark 14:1-15:47 or Mark 15:1-39, [40-47].
Mon 26th Mar 2018 Monday in Holy Week Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 36:5-11 Hebrews 9:11-15 John 12:1-11.
Tue 27th Mar 2018 Tuesday in Holy Week Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 71:1-14 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 John 12:20-36.
Wed 28th Mar 2018 Wednesday in Holy Week Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 70 Hebrews 12:1-3 John 13:21-32.
Thu 29th Mar 2018 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 30th Mar 2018 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 31st Mar 2018 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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¶ EASTER

The Great Vigil of Easter:Readings and Responses OT/NT/Psalm/Gospel.At least 2 of the OT readings are read, of which 1 is always the lesson from Exodus. After each lesson minimum of 3 Old Testament readings should be chosen. The reading from Exodus 14 should always be used. After each OT reading, the Psalm or Canticle, or other suitable psalm, canticle, or hymn, may be sung. For Collects: see pages 288, 289 of the BCP.
Sat 31st Mar 2018 1. Genesis 1:1-2:4a Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26 Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Mark 16:1-8.
Sat 31st Mar 2018 2. Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18, 8:6-18, 9:8-13 Psalm 46 Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Mark 16:1-8.
Sat 31st Mar 2018 3. Genesis 22:1-18 Psalm 16  Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Mark 16:1-8.
Sat 31st Mar 2018 4. Exodus 14:10-31, 15:20-21 Canticle: Exodus 15:1b-13, 17-18[Canticle 8] Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Mark 16:1-8.
Sat 31st Mar 2018 5. Isaiah 55:1-11 Canticle: Isaiah 12:2-6 [Canticle 9] Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Mark 16:1-8.
Sat 31st Mar 2018 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 Mark 16:1-8.
Sat 31st Mar 2018 7. Ezekiel 36:24-28 Psalm 42 and 43 Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Mark 16:1-8.
Sat 31st Mar 2018 8. Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 143 Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Mark 16:1-8.
Sat 31st Mar 2018 9. Zephaniah 3:14-20 Psalm 98 Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Mark 16:1-8.
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Sun 1st Apr 2018 Easter Day Principal Feast Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 or Acts 10:34-43 John 20:1-18 or Mark 16:1-8.
Sun 1st Apr 2018 Easter Evening (Eucharist) Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 114 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8 Luke 24:13-49.
Sun 1st Apr 2018 Monday of Easter Week   Psalm 16:8-11 or Psalm 118:19-24 or Psalm 114 Acts 2:14, 22b-32 Matthew 28:9-15.
Sun 1st Apr 2018 Tuesday of Easter Week   Psalm 33:18-22 or Psalm 118:19-24 or Psalm 114 Acts 2:36-41 John 20:11-18.
Sun 1st Apr 2018 Wednesday of Easter Week   Psalm 105:1-8 or Psalm 118:19-24 or Psalm 114 Acts 3:1-10 Luke 24:13-35.
Sun 1st Apr 2018 Thursday of Easter Week   Psalm 8or Psalm 118:19-24 or Psalm 114 Acts 3:11-26 Luke 24:36-48.
Sun 1st Apr 2018 Friday of Easter Week   Psalm 116:1-8 or Psalm 118:19-24 or Psalm 114 Acts 4:1-12 John 21:1-14.
Sun 1st Apr 2018 Saturday of Easter Week   Psalm 118:14-18 or Psalm 118:19-24 or Psalm 114 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 8th Apr 2018 Second Sunday of Easter Acts 4:32-35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1-2:2 John 20:19-31.
Sun 15th Apr 2018 Easter 3 Acts 3:12-19 Psalm 4 1 John 3:1-7 Luke 24:36b-48.
Sun 22nd Apr 2018 Easter 4 Acts 4:5-12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18.
Sun 29th Apr 2018 Easter 5 Acts 8:26-40 Psalm 22:24-30 1 John 4:7-21 John 15:1-8.
Sun 6th May 2018 Easter 6 Acts 10:44-48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1-6 John 15:9-17.
Thu 10th May 2018 Ascension Day Acts 1:1-11 Psalm 47 or Psalm 93 Ephesians 1:15-23 Luke 24:44-53.
Sun 13th May 2018 Easter 7 Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Psalm 1

1 John 5:9-13

John 17:6-19.
Sun 20th May 2018 Come Holy Ghost ... Day of Pentecost: Early or Vigil Service Genesis 11:1-9 Psalm 33:12-22 or Psalm 33:12-22   John 7:37-39a.
Sun 20th May 2018   ..... or ..... Exodus 19:1-9a, 16-20a; 20:18-20 Canticle 2 or Canticle 13   John 7:37-39a.
Sun 20th May 2018   ..... or ..... Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 130   John 7:37-39a.
Sun 20th May 2018   ..... or ..... Joel 2:28-32 Canticle 9   John 7:37-39a.
Sun 20th May 2018   ..... or .....   Psalm 104:25-32 Romans 8:14-17, 22-27 John 7:37-39a.
Sun 20th May 2018 Day of Pentecost Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 104:25-35, 37 Romans 8:22-27 or Acts 2:1-21 John 15:26-27, 16:4b-15.
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¶ ORDINARY TIME


| June | July | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov |
Sun 27th May 2018 Trinity Sunday Principal Feast Isaiah 6:1-8 Psalm 29 or Canticle 2 or Canticle 13 Romans 8:12-17 John 3:1-17.
Sun 3rd Jun 2018 Proper 4—the Sunday closest to June 1
Continuous: 1 Samuel 3:1-10 [11-20] Psalm 139:1-5, 12-18 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Mark 2:23-3:6.
Δ top Related: Deuteronomy 5:12-15 Psalm 81:1-10 2 Corinthians 4:5-12 Mark 2:23-3:6.
Sun 10th Jun 2018 Proper 5—the Sunday closest to June 8
Continuous: 1 Samuel 18:4-11 [12-15] 16-20 [11:14-15] Psalm 138 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Mark 3:20-35.
Related: Genesis 3:8-15 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1 Mark 3:20-35.
Sun 17th Jun 2018 Proper 6—the Sunday closest to June 15
Continuous: 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 Psalm 20 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 [11-13] 14-17 Mark 4:26-34.
Related: Ezekiel 17:22-24 Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 [11-13] 14-17 Mark 4:26-34.
Sun 24th Jun 2018 Proper 7—the Sunday closest to June 22
Continuous: 1 Samuel 17:[1a, 4-11, 19-23] 32-49 or 1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 10-16 Psalm 9:9-20 or Psalm 133 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 [11-13] 14-17 Mark 4:35-41.
Related: Job 38:1-11 Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 [11-13] 14-17 Mark 4:35-41.
Sun 1st Jul 2018 Proper 8—the Sunday closest to June 28
Continuous: 2 Samuel 1:1, 17-27 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43.
Δ top Related: Lamentations 3:23-33 may be read as the 1st reading in place of Wisdom. Wisdom of Solomon 1:13-15, 2:23-24 Canticle: Lamentations 3:23-33 [CCP Canticle 19:6-12]or Psalm 30 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 Mark 5:21-43.
Sun 8th Jul 2018 Proper 9—the Sunday closest to July 6
Continuous: 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 Psalm 48 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13.
Related: Ezekiel 2:1-5 Psalm 123 2 Corinthians 12:2-10 Mark 6:1-13.
Sun 15th Jul 2018 Proper 10—the Sunday closest to July 13
Continuous: 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19 Psalm 24 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29.
Related: Amos 7:7-15 Psalm 85:8-13 Ephesians 1:3-14 Mark 6:14-29.
Sun 22nd Jul 2018 Proper 11—the Sunday closest to July 20
Continuous: 2 Samuel 7:1-14a Psalm 89:20-37 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56.
Related: Jeremiah 23:1-6 Psalm 23 Ephesians 2:11-22 Mark 6:30-34, 53-56.
Sun 29th Jul 2018 Proper 12—the Sunday closest to July 27
Continuous: 2 Samuel 11:1-15 Psalm 14 Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21.
Related: 2 Kings 4:42-44 Psalm 145:10-19 Ephesians 3:14-21 John 6:1-21.
Sun 5th Aug 2018 Proper 13—the Sunday closest to Aug 3
Continuous: 2 Samuel 11:26-12:13a Psalm 51:1-13 Ephesians 4:1-16 John 6:24-35.
Δ top Related: Exodus 16:9-15 Psalm 78:23-29 Ephesians 4:1-16 John 6:24-35.
Sun 12th Aug 2018 Proper 14—the Sunday closest to Aug 10
Continuous: 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33 Psalm 130 Ephesians 4:25-5:2 John 6:35, 41-51.
Related: 1 Kings 19:4-8 Psalm 34:1-8 Ephesians 4:25-5:2 John 6:35, 41-51.
Sun 19th Aug 2018 Proper 15—the Sunday closest to Aug 17
Continuous: 1 Kings 2:10-12, 3:3-14 Psalm 111 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58.
Related: Proverbs 9:1-6 Psalm 34:9-14 Ephesians 5:15-20 John 6:51-58.
Sun 26th Aug 2018 Proper 16—the Sunday closest to Aug 24
Continuous: 1 Kings 8:[1, 6, 10-11] 22-30, 41-43 Psalm 84 Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69.
Related: Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 Psalm 34:15-22 Ephesians 6:10-20 John 6:56-69.
Sun 2nd Sep 2018 Proper 17—the Sunday closest to Aug 31
Continuous: Song of Solomon 2:8-13 Psalm 45:1-2, 6-9 James 1:17-27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23.
Δ top Related: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 Psalm 15 James 1:17-27 Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23.
Sun 9th Sep 2018 Proper 18—the Sunday closest to Sept 7
Continuous: Proverbs 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23 Psalm 125 James 2:1-10 [11-13] 14-17 Mark 7:24-37.
Related: Isaiah 35:4-7a Psalm 146 James 2:1-10 [11-13] 14-17 Mark 7:24-37.
Sun 16th Sep 2018 Proper 19—the Sunday closest to Sept 14
Continuous: Proverbs 1:20-33 Psalm 19 or Canticle: Wisdom of Solomon 7:26-8:1 James 3:1-12 Mark 8:27-38.
Related: Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 116:1-8 James 3:1-12 Mark 8:27-38.
Sun 23rd Sep 2018 Proper 20—the Sunday closest to Sept 21
Continuous: Proverbs 31:10-31 Psalm 1 James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a Mark 9:30-37.
Related: Wisdom of Solomon 1:16-2:1, 12-22 or Jeremiah 11:18-20 Psalm 54 James 3:13-4:3, 7-8a Mark 9:30-37.
Sun 30th Sep 2018 Proper 21—the Sunday closest to Sept 28
Continuous: Esther 7:1-6, 9-10, 9:20-22 Psalm 124 James 5:13-20 Mark 9:38-50.
Δ top Related: Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 Psalm 19:7-14 James 5:13-20 Mark 9:38-50.
Sun 7th Oct 2018 Proper 22—the Sunday closest to Oct 5
Continuous: Job 1:1, 2:1-10 Psalm 26 Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12 Mark 10:2-16.
Related: Genesis 2:18-24 Psalm 8 Hebrews 1:1-4, 2:5-12 Mark 10:2-16.
Sun 14th Oct 2018 Proper 23—the Sunday closest to Oct 12
Continuous: Job 23:1-9, 16-17 Psalm 22:1-15 Hebrews 4:12-16 Mark 10:17-31.
Related: Amos 5:6-7, 10-15 Psalm 90:12-17 Hebrews 4:12-16 Mark 10:17-31.
Sun 21st Oct 2018 Proper 24—the Sunday closest to Oct 19
Continuous: Job 38:1-7 [34-41] Psalm 104:1-10, 26, 35c Hebrews 5:1-10 Mark 10:35-45.
Related: Isaiah 53:4-12 Psalm 91:9-16 Hebrews 5:1-10 Mark 10:35-45.
Sun 28th Oct 2018 Proper 25—the Sunday closest to Oct 26
Continuous: Job 42:1-6, 10-17 Psalm 34:1-8, 19-22 Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 10:46-52.
Δ top Related: Jeremiah 31:7-9 Psalm 126 Hebrews 7:23-28 Mark 10:46-52.
Sun 4th Nov 2018 Proper 26—the Sunday closest to Nov 2
Continuous: Ruth 1:1-18 Psalm 146 Hebrews 9:11-14 Mark 12:28-34.
Related: Deuteronomy 6:1-9 Psalm 119:1-8 Hebrews 9:11-14 Mark 12:28-34.
Sun 11th Nov 2018 Proper 27—the Sunday closest to Nov 9
Continuous: Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17 Psalm 127 Hebrews 9:24-28 Mark 12:38-44.
Related: 1 Kings 17:8-16 Psalm 146 Hebrews 9:24-28 Mark 12:38-44.
Sun 18th Nov 2018 Proper 28—the Sunday closest to Nov 16
Continuous: 1 Samuel 1:4-20 The Song of Hannah Hebrews 10:11-14 [15-18] 19-25 Mark 13:1-8.
Related: Daniel 12:1-3 Psalm 16 Hebrews 10:11-14 [15-18] 19-25 Mark 13:1-8.
Sun 25th Nov 2018 Proper 29—the Sunday closest to Nov 23
red Δ top. Christ the King 2 Samuel 23:1-7 or Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 Psalm 132:1-13, 14-19 or Psalm 93 Revelation 1:4b-8 John 18:33-37.

(Auto-Calendar: Tue.12 December 2017. Day-of-year(doy): 346/2017. Advent Sunday (doy): 337/2017.)
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.