Lectionary

¶    The Lectionary Years

Church Year (Advent to Advent)

2000 / 2001

Sunday Lectionary Year C

Weekday Lectionary Year 1

2001 / 2002

Sunday Lectionary Year A

Weekday Lectionary Year 2

2002 / 2003

Sunday Lectionary Year B

Weekday Lectionary Year 1

2003 / 2004

Sunday Lectionary Year C

Weekday Lectionary Year 2

2004 / 2005

Sunday Lectionary Year A

Weekday Lectionary Year 1

2005 / 2006

Sunday Lectionary Year B

Weekday Lectionary Year 2

2006 / 2007

Sunday Lectionary Year C

Weekday Lectionary Year 1

2007 / 2008

Sunday Lectionary Year A

Weekday Lectionary Year 2

2008 / 2009

Sunday Lectionary Year B

Weekday Lectionary Year 1

2009 / 2010

Sunday Lectionary Year C

Weekday Lectionary Year 2

2010 / 2011

Sunday Lectionary Year A

Weekday Lectionary Year 1

2011 / 2012

Sunday Lectionary Year B

Weekday Lectionary Year 2

2012 / 2013

Sunday Lectionary Year C

Weekday Lectionary Year 1

2013 / 2014

Sunday Lectionary Year A

Weekday Lectionary Year 2

2014 / 2015

Sunday Lectionary Year B

Weekday Lectionary Year 1

2015 / 2016

Sunday Lectionary Year C

Weekday Lectionary Year 2

2016 / 2017

Sunday Lectionary Year A

Weekday Lectionary Year 1

2017 / 2018

Sunday Lectionary Year B

Weekday Lectionary Year 2

2018 / 2019

Sunday Lectionary Year C

Weekday Lectionary Year 1

2019 / 2020

Sunday Lectionary Year A

Weekday Lectionary Year 2

2020 / 2021

Sunday Lectionary Year B

Weekday Lectionary Year 1

2021 / 2022

Sunday Lectionary Year C

Weekday Lectionary Year 2

2022 / 2023

Sunday Lectionary Year A

Weekday Lectionary Year 1

2023 / 2024

Sunday Lectionary Year B

Weekday Lectionary Year 2

2024 / 2025

Sunday Lectionary Year C

Weekday Lectionary Year 1

2025 / 2026

Sunday Lectionary Year A

Weekday Lectionary Year 2

2026 / 2027

Sunday Lectionary Year B

Weekday Lectionary Year 1

2027 / 2028

Sunday Lectionary Year C

Weekday Lectionary Year 2

2028 / 2029

Sunday Lectionary Year A

Weekday Lectionary Year 1

2029 / 2030

Sunday Lectionary Year B

Weekday Lectionary Year 2

The weekday lectionary is published separately.

¶    Rules to order how the Psalter and the rest of Holy Scripture are appointed to be read

1     In the reading of psalms and other portions of Holy Scripture any version of Holy Scripture which is not prohibited by lawful authority may be used.

2     The references in the following tables, except those to the psalms, are to the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible. References to the psalms are to the Common Worship psalter (here). When other versions are used, such adaptations are made as necessary.

    The references in the following tables, including those to the psalms, state book, chapter and verse in that order. Where optional additional verses or psalms are set, the references are placed in square parentheses [...]. A simple choice between two alternative readings is indicated by an italicized or, placed between references.

    Longer psalms, which are starred thus*, have optional shorter alternatives given in the tables here.

3     When a reading begins with a personal pronoun, the reader may substitute the appropriate noun.

4     In these tables, verses are stated inclusively. The letter a after the number of a verse signifies the first part of that verse; the letter b the second part.

5     In a compact cycle of readings such as these, some passages have necessarily been abbreviated. When opportunity allows, the passages may be read in full. Verses in brackets may be included or omitted, as desired.

6    When there are only two readings at the principal service and that service is Holy Communion, the second reading is always the Gospel reading.

    If there are only two readings at the principal service on, Easter Day, the Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth or Seventh Sunday of Easter, Ascension Day, Pentecost, the Conversion of Paul or the Festivals of Matthias, Barnabas, James and Stephen, the reading from the Acts of the Apostles must always be used.

    In the choice of readings other than the Gospel reading, the minister should ensure that, in any year, a balance is maintained between readings from the Old and New Testaments and that, where a particular biblical book is appointed to be read over several weeks, the choice ensures that this continuity of one book is not lost.

    When the Principal Service Lectionary is used at a service other than Holy Communion, the Gospel reading need not always be chosen.

7     During the period from the First Sunday of Advent to the Presentation of Christ in the Temple, during the period from Ash Wednesday to Trinity Sunday, and on All Saints’ Day, the readings shall come from an authorized lectionary. During Ordinary Time (i.e. between the Presentation and Ash Wednesday and between Trinity Sunday and Advent Sunday), authorized lectionary provision remains the norm but, after due consultation with the Parochial Church Council, the minister may, from time to time, depart from the lectionary provision for pastoral reasons or preaching or teaching purposes.

8     Three sets of psalms and readings are provided for each Sunday. The Principal Service Lectionary (which is drawn from the Revised Common Lectionary) is intended for use at the principal service of the day (whether this service is Holy Communion or some other authorized form). In most church communities, this is likely to be the mid-morning service, but the minister is free to decide which service time normally constitutes the principal service of the day.

    The Second Service Lectionary is intended for a second main service. In many churches, this lectionary will be the appropriate provision for a Sunday afternoon or evening service. A Gospel reading is always provided so that this lectionary can, if necessary, be used at Holy Communion.

    The Third Service Lectionary, with shorter readings, is intended for use when a third set of psalms and readings is needed. It is most appropriate for use at an office.

    On Principal Feasts and Festivals the psalms are appropriate either for morning use or for evening use. They are therefore shown separately from the readings for the Second and Third Services.

9     On the Sundays between the Presentation of Christ in the Temple and the Second Sunday before Lent, and again on the Sundays after Trinity, the readings and Collects follow independent courses. The Collects and Post Communions are attached to the Sunday title (the Fifth/Fourth/Third Sunday before Lent, the First/Second/Third Sunday after Trinity, etc.), but the sets of proper readings (Propers 4, 5, 6) belong to particular calendar dates (i.e. the Sunday between two dates).

10    On the Sundays after Trinity, the Principal Service Lectionary provides alternative Old Testament readings and psalms. Those under the heading ‘Continuous’ allow the Old Testament reading and its complementary psalm to stand independently of the other readings. Those under the heading ‘Related’ relate the Old Testament reading and the psalm to the Gospel reading. It is unhelpful to move from week to week from one column to another. One column should be followed for the whole sequence of Sundays after Trinity.

An asterisk* against a reference indicates that a shorter optional alternative is given in the tables here and here.

¶    Advent

The First Sunday of Advent
Principal Service

Year A

Isaiah 2.1-5

Psalm 122

Romans 13.11-14 1

Matthew 24.36-44

Year B

Isaiah 64.1-9

Psalm 80.1-8,18-20*

1 Corinthians 1.3-9

Mark 13.24-37

Year C

Jeremiah 33.14-16

Psalm 25.1-9

1 Thessalonians 3.9-13

Luke 21.25-36

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 9*

Isaiah 52.1-12

Matthew 24.15-28

Year B

Psalm 25*

Isaiah 1.1-20

Matthew 21.1-13

Year C

Psalm 9*

Joel 3.9-21

Revelation 14.13 – 15.4

Gospel at Holy Communion: John 3.1-17

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 44

Micah 4.1-7

1 Thessalonians 5.1-11

Year B

Psalm 44

Isaiah 2.1-5

Luke 12.35-48

Year C

Psalm 44

Isaiah 51.4-11

Romans 13.11-14

The Second Sunday of Advent
Principal Service

Year A

Isaiah 11.1-10

Psalm 72.1-7,18,19*

Romans 15.4-13

Matthew 3.1-12

Year B

Isaiah 40.1-11

Psalm 85.1-2,8-13*

2 Peter 3.8-15a

Mark 1.1-8

Year C

Baruch 5.1-9 or Malachi 3.1-4

Canticle: Benedictus

Philippians 1.3-11

Luke 3.1-6

Second Service

Year A

Psalms 11 [28]

1 Kings 18.17-39

John 1.19-28

Year B

Psalm 40*

1 Kings 22.1-28

Romans 15.4-13

Gospel at Holy Communion: Matthew 11.2-11

Year C

Psalms 75 [76]

Isaiah 40.1-11

Luke 1.1-25

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 80

Amos 7

Luke 1.5-20

Year B

Psalm 80

Baruch 5.1-9 or Zephaniah 3.14-20

Luke 1.5-20

Year C

Psalm 80

Isaiah 64.1-7

Matthew 11.2-11

The Third Sunday of Advent
Principal Service

Year A

Isaiah 35.1-10

Psalm 146.4-10 or Canticle: Magnificat

James 5.7-10

Matthew 11.2-11

Year B

Isaiah 61.1-4,8-11

Psalm 126 or Canticle: Magnificat

1 Thessalonians 5.16-24

John 1.6-8,19-28

Year C

Zephaniah 3.14-20

Canticle: Isaiah 12.2-6*

Philippians 4.4-7

Luke 3.7-18

Second Service

Year A

Psalms 12 [14]

Isaiah 5.8-30

Acts 13.13-41

Gospel at Holy Communion: John 5.31-40

Year B

Psalm 68.1-19*

Malachi 3.1-4; 4

Philippians 4.4-7

Gospel at Holy Communion: Matthew 14.1-12

Year C

Psalms 50.1-6 [62]

Isaiah 35

Luke 1.57-66[67-80]

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 68.1-19

Zephaniah 3.14-20

Philippians 4.4-7

Year B

Psalms 50.1-6, 62

Isaiah 12

Luke 1.57-66

Year C

Psalms 12, 14

Isaiah 25.1-9

1 Corinthians 4.1-5

The Fourth Sunday of Advent
Principal Service

Year A

Isaiah 7.10-16

Psalm 80.1-8,18-20*

Romans 1.1-7

Matthew 1.18-25

Year B

2 Samuel 7.1-11,16

Canticle: Magnificat or Psalm 89.1-4,19-26*

Romans 16.25-27

Luke 1.26-38

Year C

Micah 5.2-5a

Canticle: Magnificat or Psalm 80.1-8

Hebrews 10.5-10

Luke 1.39-45[46-55]

Second Service

Year A

Psalms 113 [126]

1 Samuel 1.1-20

Revelation 22.6-21

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 1.39-45

Year B

Psalms 113 [131]

Zechariah 2.10-13

Luke 1.39-55

Year C

Psalms 123 [131]

Isaiah 10.33 – 11.10

Matthew 1.18-25

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 144

Micah 5.2-5a

Luke 1.26-38

Year B

Psalm 144

Isaiah 7.10-16

Romans 1.1-7

Year C

Psalm 144

Isaiah 32.1-8

Revelation 22.6-21

Christmas Eve
Morning Eucharist

Years A, B, C

2 Samuel 7.1-5,8-11,16

Psalm 89.2,19-27

Acts 13.16-26

Luke 1.67-79

Evening Prayer

Years A, B, C

Psalm 85

Zechariah 2

Revelation 1.1-8

¶    Christmas

Christmas Day
Principal Feast

Any of the following sets of readings may be used on Christmas Night and on Christmas Day. Set III should be used at some service during the celebration.

Principal Service

Years A, B, C

I

Isaiah 9.2-7

Psalm 96

Titus 2.11-14

Luke 2.1-14[15-20]

II

Isaiah 62.6-12

Psalm 97

Titus 3.4-7

Luke 2.[1-7]8-20

III

Isaiah 52.7-10

Psalm 98

Hebrews 1.1-4[5-12]

John 1.1-14

Second Service

Years A, B, C

Isaiah 65.17-25

Philippians 2.5-11 or Luke 2.1-20 if it has not been used at the principal service of the day

Evening Psalm

Psalm 8

Third Service

Years A, B, C

Isaiah 62.1-5

Matthew 1.18-25

Morning Psalms

Psalms 110, 117

The First Sunday of Christmas

When the Festival of the Naming and Circumcision of Jesus, falling on a Sunday, is transferred to Monday 2 January, the Sunday is kept as the Second Sunday of Christmas but this provision is used.

Principal Service

Year A

Isaiah 63.7-9

Psalm 148*

Hebrews 2.10-18

Matthew 2.13-23

Year B

Isaiah 61.10 – 62.3

Psalm 148*

Galatians 4.4-7

Luke 2.15-21

Year C

1 Samuel 2.18-20,26

Psalm 148*

Colossians 3.12-17

Luke 2.41-52

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 132

Isaiah 49.7-13

Philippians 2.1-11

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 2.41-52

Year B

Psalm 132

Isaiah 35

Colossians 1.9-20 or Luke 2.41-52

Year C

Psalm 132

Isaiah 61

Galatians 3.27 – 4.7

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 2.15-21

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 105.1-11

Isaiah 35.1-6

Galatians 3.23-29

Year B

Psalm 105.1-11

Isaiah 63.7-9

Ephesians 3.5-12

Year C

Psalm 105.1-11

Isaiah 41.21 – 42.1

1 John 1.1-7

The Second Sunday of Christmas

When the Festival of the Naming and Circumcision of Jesus, falling on a Sunday, is transferred to Monday 2 January, the Sunday is kept as the Second Sunday of Christmas but the provision for the First Sunday of Christmas is used.

Principal Service

Years A, B, C

Jeremiah 31.7-14

Psalm 147.13-21

Ephesians 1.3-14

John 1.[1-9]10-18

(or)

Ecclesiasticus 24.1-12

Canticle: Wisdom of Solomon 10.15-21

Ephesians 1.3-14

John 1.[1-9]10-18

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 135*

Isaiah 41.21 – 42.4

Colossians 1.1-14

Gospel at Holy Communion: Matthew 2.13-23

Year B

Psalm 135*

Isaiah 46.3-13

Romans 12.1-8

Gospel at Holy Communion: Matthew 2.13-23

Year C

Psalm 135*

1 Samuel 1.20-28

1 John 4.7-16

Gospel at Holy Communion: Matthew 2.13-23

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 87

Jeremiah 31.15-17

2 Corinthians 1.3-12

Year B

Psalm 87

Zechariah 8.1-8

Luke 2.41-52

Year C

Psalm 87

Isaiah 12

1 Thessalonians 2.1-8

¶    Epiphany

The Epiphany
Principal Feast
Evening Prayer on the Eve

Years A, B, C

Psalms 96, 97

Isaiah 49.1-13

John 4.7-26

Principal Service

Years A, B, C

Isaiah 60.1-6

Psalm 72.[1-9]10-15

Ephesians 3.1-12

Matthew 2.1-12

Second Service

Years A, B, C

Baruch 4.36 – 5.9 or Isaiah 60.1-9

John 2.1-11

Evening Psalms

Psalms 98, 100

Third Service

Years A, B, C

Jeremiah 31.7-14

John 1.29-34

Morning Psalms

Psalms 132, 113

The Baptism of Christ

The First Sunday of Epiphany

(The Second Sunday of Epiphany when 6 January is a Sunday)

Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalm 36

Isaiah 61

Titus 2.11-14; 3.4-7

Principal Service

Year A

Isaiah 42.1-9

Psalm 29

Acts 10.34-43

Matthew 3.13-17

Year B

Genesis 1.1-5

Psalm 29

Acts 19.1-7

Mark 1.4-11

Year C

Isaiah 43.1-7

Psalm 29

Acts 8.14-17

Luke 3.15-17,21,22

Second Service

Year A

Psalms 46, 47

Joshua 3.1-8,14-17

Hebrews 1.1-12

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 3.15-22

Year B

Psalms 46 [47]

Isaiah 42.1-9

Ephesians 2.1-10

Gospel at Holy Communion: Matthew 3.13-17

Year C

Psalms 46, 47

Isaiah 55.1-11

Romans 6.1-11

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 1.4-11

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 89.19-29

Exodus 14.15-22

1 John 5.6-9

Year B

Psalm 89.19-29

1 Samuel 16.1-3,13

John 1.29-34

Year C

Psalm 89.19-29

Isaiah 42.1-9

Acts 19.1-7

The Second Sunday of Epiphany

When 6 January is a Sunday this provision is used on the Third Sunday of Epiphany.

Principal Service

Year A

Isaiah 49.1-7

Psalm 40.1-12

1 Corinthians 1.1-9

John 1.29-42

Year B

1 Samuel 3.1-10[11-20]

Psalm 139.1-5,12-18*

Revelation 5.1-10

John 1.43-51

Year C

Isaiah 62.1-5

Psalm 36.5-10

1 Corinthians 12.1-11

John 2.1-11

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 96

Ezekiel 2.1 – 3.4

Galatians 1.11-24

Gospel at Holy Communion: John 1.43-51

Year B

Psalm 96

Isaiah 60.9-22

Hebrews 6.17 – 7.10

Gospel at Holy Communion: Matthew 8.5-13

Year C

Psalm 96

1 Samuel 3.1-20

Ephesians 4.1-16

Gospel at Holy Communion: John 1.29-42

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 145.1-13

Jeremiah 1.4-10

Mark 1.14-20

Year B

Psalm 145.1-13

Isaiah 62.1-5

1 Corinthians 6.11-20

Year C

Psalm 145.1-13

Isaiah 49.1-7

Acts 16.11-15

The Third Sunday of Epiphany

When 6 January is a Sunday this provision is used on the Fourth Sunday of Epiphany.

Principal Service

Year A

Isaiah 9.1-4

Psalm 27.1,4-12*

1 Corinthians 1.10-18

Matthew 4.12-23

Year B

Genesis 14.17-20

Psalm 128

Revelation 19.6-10

John 2.1-11

Year C

Nehemiah 8.1-3,5-6,8-10

Psalm 19*

1 Corinthians 12.12-31a

Luke 4.14-21

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 33*

Ecclesiastes 3.1-11

1 Peter 1.3-12

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 4.14-21

Year B

Psalm 33*

Jeremiah 3.21 – 4.2

Titus 2.1-8,11-14

Gospel at Holy Communion: Matthew 4.12-23

Year C

Psalm 33*

Numbers 9.15-23

1 Corinthians 7.17-24

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 1.21-28

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 113

Amos 3.1-8

1 John 1.1-4

Year B

Psalm 113

Jonah 3.1-5,10

John 3.16-21

Year C

Psalm 113

Deuteronomy 30.11-15

3 John 1,5-8

The Fourth Sunday of Epiphany

When 6 January is a Sunday this provision is used on Sunday 3 February.

Principal Service

Year A

1 Kings 17.8-16

Psalm 36.5-10

1 Corinthians 1.18-31

John 2.1-11

Year B

Deuteronomy 18.15-20

Psalm 111

Revelation 12.1-5a

Mark 1.21-28

Year C

Ezekiel 43.27 – 44.4

Psalm 48

1 Corinthians 13.1-13

Luke 2.22-40

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 34*

Genesis 28.10-22

Philemon 1-16

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 1.21-28

Year B

Psalm 34*

1 Samuel 3.1-20

1 Corinthians 14.12-20

Gospel at Holy Communion: Matthew 13.10-17

Year C

Psalm 34

1 Chronicles 29.6-19

Acts 7.44-50

Gospel at Holy Communion: John 4.19-29a

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 71.1-6,15-17

Haggai 2.1-9

1 Corinthians 3.10-17

Year B

Psalm 71.1-6,15-17

Jeremiah 1.4-10

Mark 1.40-45

Year C

Psalm 71.1-6,15-17

Micah 6.1-8

1 Corinthians 6.12-20

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
(Candlemas)
Principal Feast
Evening Prayer on the Eve

Years A, B, C

Psalm 118

1 Samuel 1.19b-28

Hebrews 4.11-16

Principal Service

Years A, B, C

Malachi 3.1-5

Psalm 24.[1-6]7-10

Hebrews 2.14-18

Luke 2.22-40

Second Service

Years A, B, C

Haggai 2.1-9

John 2.18-22

Evening Psalms

Psalms 122, 132

Third Service

Years A, B, C

Exodus 13.1-16

Romans 12.1-5

Morning Psalms

Psalms 48, 146

¶    Ordinary Time

Proper 1

Sunday between 4 and 10 February inclusive

(if earlier than the Second Sunday before Lent)

Principal Service

Year A

Isaiah 58.1-9a[b-12]

Psalm 112.1-9[10]

1 Corinthians 2.1-12[13-16]

Matthew 5.13-20

Year B

Isaiah 40.21-31

Psalm 147.1-12,21c*

1 Corinthians 9.16-23

Mark 1.29-39

Year C

Isaiah 6.1-8[9-13]

Psalm 138

1 Corinthians 15.1-11

Luke 5.1-11

Second Service

Year A

Psalms [1, 3] 4

Amos 2.4-16

Ephesians 4.17-32

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 1.29-39

Year B

Psalm 5

Numbers 13.1-2,27-33

Philippians 2.12-28

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 5.1-11

Year C

Psalms [1] 2

Wisdom 6.1-21 or Hosea 1

Colossians 3.1-22

Gospel at Holy Communion: Matthew 5.13-20

Third Service

Year A

Psalms 5, 6

Jeremiah 26.1-16

Acts 3.1-10

Year B

Psalms 2, 3

Jeremiah 26.1-16

Acts 3.1-10

Year C

Psalms 3, 4

Jeremiah 26.1-16

Acts 3.1-10

Proper 2

Sunday between 11 and 17 February inclusive

(if earlier than the Second Sunday before Lent)

Principal Service

Year A

Deuteronomy 30.15-20 or Ecclesiasticus 15.15-20

Psalm 119.1-8

1 Corinthians 3.1-9

Matthew 5.21-37

Year B

2 Kings 5.1-14

Psalm 30

1 Corinthians 9.24-27

Mark 1.40-45

Year C

Jeremiah 17.5-10

Psalm 1

1 Corinthians 15.12-20

Luke 6.17-26

Second Service

Year A

Psalms [7] 13

Amos 3.1-8

Ephesians 5.1-17

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 1.40-45

Year B

Psalm 6

Numbers 20.2-13

Philippians 3.7-21

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 6.17-26

Year C

Psalms [5] 6

Wisdom 11.21 – 12.11 or Hosea 10.1-8,12

Galatians 4.8-20

Gospel at Holy Communion: Matthew 5.21-37

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 10

Jeremiah 30.1-3,10-22

Acts 6

Year B

Psalm 7

Jeremiah 30.1-3,10-22

Acts 6

Year C

Psalm 7

Jeremiah 30.1-3,10-22

Acts 6

Proper 3

Sunday between 18 and 24 February inclusive

(if earlier than the Second Sunday before Lent)

Principal Service

Year A

Leviticus 19.1-2,9-18

Psalm 119.33-40

1 Corinthians 3.10-11,16-23

Matthew 5.38-48

Year B

Isaiah 43.18-25

Psalm 41

2 Corinthians 1.18-22

Mark 2.1-12

Year C

Genesis 45.3-11,15

Psalm 37.1-11,40,41*

1 Corinthians 15.35-38,42-50

Luke 6.27-38

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 18.1-20 or 18.21-30

Amos 9.5-15

Ephesians 6.1-20

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 2.1-12

Year B

Psalm 10

Numbers 22.21 – 23.12

Philippians 4.10-20

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 6.27-38

Year C

Psalms [11] 13

Hosea 14

Galatians 5.2-10

Gospel at Holy Communion: Matthew 6.1-8

Third Service

Year A

Psalms 21, 23

Jeremiah 33.1-11

Acts 8.4-25

Year B

Psalm 9

Jeremiah 33.1-11

Acts 8.4-25

Year C

Psalm 10

Jeremiah 33.1-11

Acts 8.4-25

The Second Sunday before Lent
Principal Service

Year A

Genesis 1.1 – 2.3

Psalm 136 or Psalm 136.1-9,23-26

Romans 8.18-25

Matthew 6.25-34

Year B

Proverbs 8.1,22-31

Psalm 104.26-37

Colossians 1.15-20

John 1.1-14

Year C

Genesis 2.4b-9,15-25

Psalm 65

Revelation 4

Luke 8.22-25

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 148

Proverbs 8.1,22-31

Revelation 4

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 12.16-31

Year B

Psalm 65

Genesis 2.4b-25

Luke 8.22-35

Year C

Psalm 147*

Genesis 1.1 – 2.3

Matthew 6.25-34

Third Service

Year A

Psalms 100, 150

Job 38.1-21

Colossians 1.15-20

Year B

Psalms 29, 67

Deuteronomy 8.1-10

Matthew 6.25-34

Year C

Psalm 104.1-26

Job 28.1-11

Acts 14.8-17

The Sunday next before Lent
Principal Service

Year A

Exodus 24.12-18

Psalm 2 or Psalm 99

2 Peter 1.16-21

Matthew 17.1-9

Year B

2 Kings 2.1-12

Psalm 50.1-6

2 Corinthians 4.3-6

Mark 9.2-9

Year C

Exodus 34.29-35

Psalm 99

2 Corinthians 3.12 – 4.2

Luke 9.28-36[37-43a]

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 84

Ecclesiasticus 48.1-10 or 2 Kings 2.1-12

Matthew 17.9-23 (or 1-23)

Year B

Psalms 2 [99]

1 Kings 19.1-16

2 Peter 1.16-21

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 9.[2-8]9-13

Year C

Psalm 89.1-18*

Exodus 3.1-6

John 12.27-36a

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 72

Exodus 34.29-35

2 Corinthians 4.3-6

Year B

Psalms 27, 150

Exodus 24.12-18

2 Corinthians 3.12-18

Year C

Psalm 2

Exodus 33.17-23

1 John 3.1-3

¶    Lent

Ash Wednesday
Principal Holy Day
Principal Service

Years A, B, C

Joel 2.1-2,12-17 or Isaiah 58.1-12

Psalm 51.1-18

2 Corinthians 5.20b – 6.10

Matthew 6.1-6,16-21 or John 8.1-11

Second Service

Years A, B, C

Isaiah 1.10-18

Luke 15.11-32

Evening Psalm

Psalm 102*

Third Service

Years A, B, C

Daniel 9.3-6,17-19

1 Timothy 6.6-19

Morning Psalm

Psalm 38

The First Sunday of Lent
Principal Service

Year A

Genesis 2.15-17; 3.1-7

Psalm 32

Romans 5.12-19

Matthew 4.1-11

Year B

Genesis 9.8-17

Psalm 25.1-9

1 Peter 3.18-22

Mark 1.9-15

Year C

Deuteronomy 26.1-11

Psalm 91.1-2,9-16*

Romans 10.8b-13

Luke 4.1-13

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 50.1-15

Deuteronomy 6.4-9,16-25

Luke 15.1-10

Year B

Psalm 119.17-32

Genesis 2.15-17; 3.1-7

Romans 5.12-19 or Luke 13.31-35

Year C

Psalm 119.73-88

Jonah 3

Luke 18.9-14

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 119.1-16

Jeremiah 18.1-11

Luke 18.9-14

Year B

Psalm 77

Exodus 34.1-10

Romans 10.8b-13

Year C

Psalm 50.1-15

Micah 6.1-8

Luke 5.27-39

The Second Sunday of Lent
Principal Service

Year A

Genesis 12.1-4a

Psalm 121

Romans 4.1-5,13-17

John 3.1-17

Year B

Genesis 17.1-7,15,16

Psalm 22.23-31

Romans 4.13-25

Mark 8.31-38

Year C

Genesis 15.1-12,17-18

Psalm 27

Philippians 3.17 – 4.1

Luke 13.31-35

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 135*

Numbers 21.4-9

Luke 14.27-33

Year B

Psalm 135*

Genesis 12.1-9

Hebrews 11.1-3,8-16

Gospel at Holy Communion: John 8.51-59

Year C

Psalm 135*

Jeremiah 22.1-9,13-17

Luke 14.27-33

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 74

Jeremiah 22.1-9

Matthew 8.1-13

Year B

Psalm 105.1-6,37-45

Isaiah 51.1-11

Galatians 3.1-9,23-29

Year C

Psalm 119.161-176

Genesis 17.1-7,15,16

Romans 11.13-24

The Third Sunday of Lent
Principal Service

Year A

Exodus 17.1-7

Psalm 95

Romans 5.1-11

John 4.5-42

Year B

Exodus 20.1-17

Psalm 19*

1 Corinthians 1.18-25

John 2.13-22

Year C

Isaiah 55.1-9

Psalm 63.1-9

1 Corinthians 10.1-13

Luke 13.1-9

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 40

Joshua 1.1-9

Ephesians 6.10-20

Gospel at Holy Communion: John 2.13-22

Year B

Psalms 11, 12

Exodus 5.1 – 6.1

Philippians 3.4b-14 or Matthew 10.16-22

Year C

Psalms 12, 13

Genesis 28.10-19a

John 1.35-51

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 46

Amos 7.10-17

2 Corinthians 1.1-11

Year B

Psalm 18.1-25

Jeremiah 38

Philippians 1.1-26

Year C

Psalms 26, 28

Deuteronomy 6.4-9

John 17.1a,11b-19

The Fourth Sunday of Lent
Principal Service

Year A

1 Samuel 16.1-13

Psalm 23

Ephesians 5.8-14

John 9.1-41

Year B

Numbers 21.4-9

Psalm 107.1-3,17-22*

Ephesians 2.1-10

John 3.14-21

Year C

Joshua 5.9-12

Psalm 32

2 Corinthians 5.16-21

Luke 15.1-3,11b-32

Second Service

If the Principal Service readings have been displaced by Mothering Sunday provisions, they may be used at the Second Service.

Year A

Psalm 31.1-16 or 31.1-8

Micah 7 or Prayer of Manasseh

James 5

Gospel at Holy Communion: John 3.14-21

Year B

Psalms 13, 14

Exodus 6.2-13

Romans 5.1-11

Gospel at Holy Communion: John 12.1-8

Year C

Psalm 30

Prayer of Manasseh or Isaiah 40.27 – 41.13

2 Timothy 4.1-18

Gospel at Holy Communion: John 11.17-44

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 19

Isaiah 43.1-7

Ephesians 2.8-14

Year B

Psalm 27

1 Samuel 16.1-13

John 9.1-25

Year C

Psalms 84, 85

Genesis 37.3-4,12-36

1 Peter 2.16-25

Mothering Sunday
Principal Service

Years A, B, C

Exodus 2.1-10 or 1 Samuel 1.20-28

Psalm 34.11-20 or Psalm 127.1-4

2 Corinthians 1.3-7 or Colossians 3.12-17

Luke 2.33-35 or John 19.25-27

The Fifth Sunday of Lent

Passiontide begins

Principal Service

Year A

Ezekiel 37.1-14

Psalm 130

Romans 8.6-11

John 11.1-45

Year B

Jeremiah 31.31-34

Psalm 51.1-13 or Psalm 119.9-16

Hebrews 5.5-10

John 12.20-33

Year C

Isaiah 43.16-21

Psalm 126

Philippians 3.4b-14

John 12.1-8

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 30

Lamentations 3.19-33

Matthew 20.17-34

Year B

Psalm 34*

Exodus 7.8-24

Romans 5.12-21

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 22.1-13

Year C

Psalm 35*

2 Chronicles 35.1-6,10-16

Luke 22.1-13

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 86

Jeremiah 31.27-37

John 12.20-33

Year B

Psalm 107.1-22

Exodus 24.3-8

Hebrews 12.18-29

Year C

Psalms 111, 112

Isaiah 35.1-10

Romans 7.21 – 8.4

Palm Sunday
Principal Service

Year A

Liturgy of the Palms:

Matthew 21.1-11

Psalm 118.1-2,19-29*

Liturgy of the Passion:

Isaiah 50.4-9a

Psalm 31.9-16*

Philippians 2.5-11

Matthew 26.14 – 27.66 or Matthew 27.11-54

Year B

Liturgy of the Palms:

Mark 11.1-11 or John 12.12-16

Psalm 118.1-2,19-24*

Liturgy of the Passion:

Isaiah 50.4-9a

Psalm 31.9-16*

Philippians 2.5-11

Mark 14.1 – 15.47 or Mark 15.1-39[40-47]

Year C

Liturgy of the Palms:

Luke 19.28-40

Psalm 118.1-2,19-29*

Liturgy of the Passion:

Isaiah 50.4-9a

Psalm 31.9-16*

Philippians 2.5-11

Luke 22.14 – 23.56 or Luke 23.1-49

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 80

Isaiah 5.1-7

Matthew 21.33-46

Year B

Psalm 69.1-20

Isaiah 5.1-7

Mark 12.1-12

Year C

Psalm 69.1-20

Isaiah 5.1-7

Luke 20.9-19

Third Service

Year A

Psalms 61, 62

Zechariah 9.9-12

Luke 16.19-31

Year B

Psalms 61, 62

Zechariah 9.9-12

1 Corinthians 2.1-12

Year C

Psalms 61, 62

Zechariah 9.9-12

1 Corinthians 2.1-12

Monday of Holy Week
Principal Service

Years A, B, C

Isaiah 42.1-9

Psalm 36.5-11

Hebrews 9.11-15

John 12.1-11

Morning service

Years A, B, C

Psalm 41

Lamentations 1.1-12a

Luke 22.1-23

Evening Service

Years A, B, C

Psalm 25

Lamentations 2.8-19

Colossians 1.18-23

Tuesday of Holy Week
Principal Service

Years A, B, C

Isaiah 49.1-7

Psalm 71.1-14*

1 Corinthians 1.18-31

John 12.20-36

Morning service

Years A, B, C

Psalm 27

Lamentations 3.1-18

Luke 22.24-53 (or 39-53)

Evening Service

Years A, B, C

Psalm 55.13-24

Lamentations 3.40-51

Galatians 6.11-18

Wednesday of Holy Week
Principal Service

Years A, B, C

Isaiah 50.4-9a

Psalm 70

Hebrews 12.1-3

John 13.21-32

Morning service

Years A, B, C

Psalm 102*

Wisdom 1.16 – 2.1; 2.12-22 or Jeremiah 11.18-20

Luke 22.54-71

Evening Service

Years A, B, C

Psalm 88

Isaiah 63.1-9

Revelation 14.18 – 15.4

Maundy Thursday
Principal Holy Day
Principal Service

Years A, B, C

Exodus 12.1-4[5-10] 11-14

Psalm 116.1,10-17*

1 Corinthians 11.23-26

John 13.1-17,31b-35

Morning service

Years A, B, C

Psalms 42, 43

Leviticus 16.2-24

Luke 23.1-25

Evening Service

Years A, B, C

Psalm 39

Exodus 11

Ephesians 2.11-18

Good Friday
Principal Holy Day
Principal Service

Years A, B, C

Isaiah 52.13 – 53.12

Psalm 22*

Hebrews 10.16-25 or Hebrews 4.14-16; 5.7-9

John 18.1 – 19.42

Morning service

Years A, B, C

Psalm 69

Lamentations 5.15-22

A part of John 18 – 19

if not used at the Principal Service

John 19.38-end or Colossians 1.18-23

Evening Service

Years A, B, C

Psalms 130, 143

Genesis 22.1-18

A part of John 18 – 19

if not used at the Principal Service

or Hebrews 10.1-10

Easter Eve

These readings are for use at services other than the Easter Vigil.

Principal Service

Years A, B, C

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

Morning service

Years A, B, C

Psalm 142

Hosea 6.1-6

John 2.18-22

Evening Service

Years A, B, C

Psalm 116

Job 19.21-27

1 John 5.5-12

¶    Easter

Easter Vigil

Year A

A minimum of three Old Testament readings should be chosen.

The reading from Exodus 14 should always be used.

[Vigil Readings]

Genesis 1.1 – 2.4a

Genesis 7.1-5,11-18; 8.6-18; 9.8-13

Genesis 22.1-18

Exodus 14.10-31; 15.20,21

Isaiah 55.1-11

Baruch 3.9-15,32 – 4.4 or Proverbs 8.1-8,19-21; 9.4b-6

Ezekiel 36.24-28

Ezekiel 37.1-14

Zephaniah 3.14-20

Romans 6.3-11

Matthew 28.1-10

[Complementary Psalmody]

Psalm 136.1-9,23-26

Psalm 46

Psalm 16

Canticle: Exodus 15.1b-13,17,18

Canticle: Isaiah 12.2-6

Psalm 19

Psalms 42, 43

Psalm 143

Psalm 98

Psalm 114

Year B

A minimum of three Old Testament readings should be chosen.

The reading from Exodus 14 should always be used.

[Vigil Readings]

Genesis 1.1 – 2.4a

Genesis 7.1-5,11-18; 8.6-18; 9.8-13

Genesis 22.1-18

Exodus 14.10-31; 15.20,21

Isaiah 55.1-11

Baruch 3.9-15,32 – 4.4 or Proverbs 8.1-8,19-21; 9.4b-6

Ezekiel 36.24-28

Ezekiel 37.1-14

Zephaniah 3.14-20

Romans 6.3-11

Mark 16.1-8

[Complementary Psalmody]

Psalm 136.1-9,23-26

Psalm 46

Psalm 16

Canticle: Exodus 15.1b-13,17,18

Canticle: Isaiah 12.2-6

Psalm 19

Psalms 42, 43

Psalm 143

Psalm 98

Psalm 114

Year C

A minimum of three Old Testament readings should be chosen.

The reading from Exodus 14 should always be used.

[Vigil Readings]

Genesis 1.1 – 2.4a

Genesis 7.1-5,11-18; 8.6-18; 9.8-13

Genesis 22.1-18

Exodus 14.10-31; 15.20,21

Isaiah 55.1-11

Baruch 3.9-15,32 – 4.4 or Proverbs 8.1-8,19-21; 9.4b-6

Ezekiel 36.24-28

Ezekiel 37.1-14

Zephaniah 3.14-20

Romans 6.3-11

Luke 24.1-12

[Complementary Psalmody]

Psalm 136.1-9,23-26

Psalm 46

Psalm 16

Canticle Exodus 15.1b-13,17,18

Canticle: Isaiah 12.2-6

Psalm 19

Psalms 42, 43

Psalm 143

Psalm 98

Psalm 114

Easter Day
Principal Feast
Principal Service

The reading from Acts must be used as either the first or second reading

Year A

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

Year B

Acts 10.34-43 or Isaiah 25.6-9

Psalm 118.1-2,14-24*

1 Corinthians 15.1-11 or Acts 10.34-43

John 20.1-18 or Mark 16.1-8

Year C

Acts 10.34-43 or Isaiah 65.17-25

Psalm 118.1-2,14-24*

1 Corinthians 15.19-26 or Acts 10.34-43

John 20.1-18 or Luke 24.1-12

Second Service

Year A

Song of Solomon 3.2-5; 8.6,7

John 20.11-18 if not used at the Principal Service or Revelation 1.12-18

Evening Psalms

Psalms 105 or 66.1-11

Year B

Ezekiel 37.1-14

Luke 24.13-35

Evening Psalms

Psalms 105 or 66.1-11

Year C

Isaiah 43.1-21

1 Corinthians 15.1-11 or John 20.19-23

Evening Psalms

Psalms 105 or 66.1-11

Third Service

Year A

Exodus 14.10-18,26 – 15.2

Revelation 15.2-4

Morning Psalms

Psalms 114, 117

Year B

Genesis 1.1-5,26-31

2 Corinthians 5.14 – 6.2

Morning Psalms

Psalms 114, 117

Year C

Ezekiel 47.1-12

John 2.13-22

Morning Psalms

Psalms 114, 117

Old Testament Readings for Sundays of Easter

For those who require an Old Testament reading on the Sundays of Easter, provision is made in this table. If an Old Testament reading is used, the reading from Acts must be used as the second reading.

Principal Service

Year A

The Second Sunday of Easter Exodus 14.10-31; 15.20,21

The Third Sunday of Easter Zephaniah 3.14-20

The Fourth Sunday of Easter Genesis 7

The Fifth Sunday of Easter Genesis 8.1-19

The Sixth Sunday of Easter Genesis 8.20 – 9.17

The Seventh Sunday of Easter Ezekiel 36.24-28

Year B

The Second Sunday of Easter Exodus 14.10-31; 15.20,21

The Third Sunday of Easter Zephaniah 3.14-20

The Fourth Sunday of Easter Genesis 7.1-5,11-18; 8.6-18; 9.8-13

The Fifth Sunday of Easter Baruch 3.9-15,32 – 4.4 or Genesis 22.1-18

The Sixth Sunday of Easter Isaiah 55.1-11

The Seventh Sunday of Easter Ezekiel 36.24-28

Year C

The Second Sunday of Easter Exodus 14.10-31; 15.20,21

The Third Sunday of Easter Zephaniah 3.14-20

The Fourth Sunday of Easter Genesis 7.1-5,11-18; 8.6-18; 9.8-13

The Fifth Sunday of Easter Baruch 3.9-15,32 – 4.4 or Genesis 22.1-18

The Sixth Sunday of Easter Ezekiel 37.1-14

The Seventh Sunday of Easter Ezekiel 36.24-28

The Second Sunday of Easter
Principal Service

The reading from Acts must be used as either the first or second reading.

Year A

Acts 2.14a,22-32

Psalm 16

1 Peter 1.3-9

John 20.19-31

Year B

Acts 4.32-35

Psalm 133

1 John 1.1 – 2.2

John 20.19-31

Year C

Acts 5.27-32

Psalm 118.14-29 or Psalm 150

Revelation 1.4-8

John 20.19-31

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 30.1-5

Daniel 6.1-23 or 6.6-23

Mark 15.46 – 16.8

Year B

Psalm 143.1-11

Isaiah 26.1-9,19

Luke 24.1-12

Year C

Psalm 16

Isaiah 52.13 – 53.12 or 53.1-6,9-12

Luke 24.13-35

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 81.1-10

Exodus 12.1-17

1 Corinthians 5.6b-8

Year B

Psalm 22.20-31

Isaiah 53.6-12

Romans 4.13-25

Year C

Psalm 136.1-16

Exodus 12.1-13

1 Peter 1.3-12

The Third Sunday of Easter
Principal Service

The reading from Acts must be used as either the first or second reading.

Year A

Acts 2.14a,36-41

Psalm 116.1-3,10-17*

1 Peter 1.17-23

Luke 24.13-35

Year B

Acts 3.12-19

Psalm 4

1 John 3.1-7

Luke 24.36b-48

Year C

Acts 9.1-6 [7-20]

Psalm 30

Revelation 5.11-14

John 21.1-19

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 48

Haggai 1.13 – 2.9

1 Corinthians 3.10-17

Gospel at Holy Communion: John 2.13-22

Year B

Psalm 142

Deuteronomy 7.7-13

Revelation 2.1-11

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 16.19-31

Year C

Psalm 86

Isaiah 38.9-20

John 11.[17-26]27-44

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 23

Isaiah 40.1-11

1 Peter 5.1-11

Year B

Psalm 77.11-20

Isaiah 63.7-15

1 Corinthians 10.1-13

Year C

Psalm 80.1-8

Exodus 15.1-2,9-18

John 10.1-19

The Fourth Sunday of Easter
Principal Service

The reading from Acts must be used as either the first or second reading.

Year A

Acts 2.42-47

Psalm 23

1 Peter 2.19-25

John 10.1-10

Year B

Acts 4.5-12

Psalm 23

1 John 3.16-24

John 10.11-18

Year C

Acts 9.36-43

Psalm 23

Revelation 7.9-17

John 10.22-30

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 29.1-10

Ezra 3.1-13

Ephesians 2.11-22

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 19.37-48

Psalm 106.6-24

Year B

Psalm 81.8-16

Exodus 16.4-15

Revelation 2.12-17

Gospel at Holy Communion: John 6.30-40

Year C

Psalms 113, 114

Isaiah 63.7-14

Luke 24.36-49

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 106.6-24

Nehemiah 9.6-15

1 Corinthians 10.1-13

Year B

Psalm 119.89-96

Nehemiah 7.73b – 8.12

Luke 24.25-32

Year C

Psalm 146

1 Kings 17.17-24

Luke 7.11-23

The Fifth Sunday of Easter
Principal Service

The reading from Acts must be used as either the first or second reading.

Year A

Acts 7.55-60

Psalm 31.1-5,15-16*

1 Peter 2.2-10

John 14.1-14

Year B

Acts 8.26-40

Psalm 22.25-31

1 John 4.7-21

John 15.1-8

Year C

Acts 11.1-18

Psalm 148*

Revelation 21.1-6

John 13.31-35

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 147.1-12

Zechariah 4.1-10

Revelation 21.1-14

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 2.25-32[33-38]

Year B

Psalm 96

Isaiah 60.1-14

Revelation 3.1-13

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 16.9-16

Year C

Psalm 98

Daniel 6.[1-5]6-23

Mark 15.46 – 16.8

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 30

Ezekiel 37.1-12

John 5.19-29

Year B

Psalm 44.16-27

2 Maccabees 7.7-14 or Daniel 3.16-28

Hebrews 11.32 – 12.2

Year C

Psalm 16

2 Samuel 7.4-13

Acts 2.14a,22-32[33-36]

The Sixth Sunday of Easter
Principal Service

The reading from Acts must be used as either the first or second reading.

Year A

Acts 17.22-31

Psalm 66.7-18

1 Peter 3.13-22

John 14.15-21

Year B

Acts 10.44-48

Psalm 98

1 John 5.1-6

John 15.9-17

Year C

Acts 16.9-15

Psalm 67

Revelation 21.10,22 – 22.5

John 14.23-29 or John 5.1-9

Second Service

Year A

Psalms 87, 36.5-10

Zechariah 8.1-13

Revelation 21.22 – 22.5

Gospel at Holy Communion: John 21.1-14

Year B

Psalm 45

Song of Solomon

4.16 – 5.2; 8.6,7

Revelation 3.14-end

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 22.24-30

Year C

Psalms 126, 127

Zephaniah 3.14-20

Matthew 28.1-10,16-20

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 73.21-28

Job 14.1-2,7-15; 19.23-27a

1 Thessalonians 4.13-18

Year B

Psalm 104.28-34

Ezekiel 47.1-12

John 21.1-19

Year C

Psalm 40.1-9

Genesis 1.26-28 [29-31]

Colossians 3.1-11

Ascension Day
Principal Feast
Evening Prayer on the Eve

Years A, B, C

Psalms 15, 24

2 Samuel 23.1-5

Colossians 2.20 – 3.4

Principal Service

Years A, B, C

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

Second Service

Year A

Song of the Three 29-37 or 2 Kings 2.1-15

Revelation 5

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 16.14-20

Evening Psalm

Psalm 8

Year B

Song of the Three 29-37 or 2 Kings 2.1-15

Revelation 5

Gospel at Holy Communion: Matthew 28.16-20

Evening Psalm

Psalm 8

Year C

Song of the Three 29-37 or 2 Kings 2.1-15

Revelation 5

Gospel at Holy Communion: Matthew 28.16-20

Evening Psalm

Psalm 8

Third Service

Years A, B, C

Isaiah 52.7-15

Hebrews 7.[11-25] 26-28

Morning Psalm

Psalm 110, 150

The Seventh Sunday of Easter
Sunday after Ascension Day
Principal Service

Year A

Acts 1.6-14

Psalm 68.1-10,32-35*

1 Peter 4.12-14; 5.6-11

John 17.1-11

Year B

Acts 1.15-17,21-26

Psalm 1

1 John 5.9-13

John 17.6-19

Year C

Acts 16.16-34

Psalm 97

Revelation 22.12-14,16,17,20,21

John 17.20-26

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 47

2 Samuel 23.1-5

Ephesians 1.15-23

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 16.14-20

Year B

Psalm 147.1-12

Isaiah 61

Luke 4.14-21

Year C

Psalm 68*

Isaiah 44.1-8

Ephesians 4.7-16

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 24.44-53

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 104.26-35

Isaiah 65.17-25

Revelation 21.1-8

Year B

Psalm 76

Isaiah 14.3-15

Revelation 14.1-13

Year C

Psalm 99

Deuteronomy 34

Luke 24.44-53 or Acts 1.1-8

Day of Pentecost (Whit Sunday)
Principal Feast
Evening Prayer on the Eve

Year A

Psalm 48

Deuteronomy 16.9-15

John 15.26 – 16.15

Year B

Psalm 48

Deuteronomy 16.9-15

John 7.37-39

Year C

Psalm 48

Deuteronomy 16.9-15

John 7.37-39

Principal Service

The reading from Acts must be used as either the first or second reading

Year A

Acts 2.1-21 or Numbers 11.24-30

Psalm 104.26-36,37b*

1 Corinthians 12.3b-13 or Acts 2.1-21

John 20.19-23 or John 7.37-39

Year B

Acts 2.1-21 or Ezekiel 37.1-14

Psalm 104.26-36,37b*

Romans 8.22-27 or Acts 2.1-21

John 15.26-27; 16.4b-15

Year C

Acts 2.1-21 or Genesis 11.1-9

Psalm 104.26-36,37b*

Romans 8.14-17 or Acts 2.1-21

John 14.8-17[25-27]

Second Service

Year A

Joel 2.21-32

Acts 2.14-21[22-38]

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 24.44-53

Evening Psalms

Psalms 67, 133

Year B

Ezekiel 36.22-28

Acts 2.22-38

Gospel at Holy Communion: John 20.19-23

Evening Psalm

Psalm 139.1-11[13-18,23-24]

Year C

Exodus 33.7-20

2 Corinthians 3.4-18

Gospel at Holy Communion: John 16.4b-15

Evening Psalm

Psalm 33.1-12

Third Service

Year A

Genesis 11.1-9

Acts 10.34-48

Morning Psalm

Psalm 87

Year B

Isaiah 11.1-9 or Wisdom 7.15-23 [24-27]

1 Corinthians 12.4-13

Morning Psalm

Psalm 145

Year C

Isaiah 40.12-23 or Wisdom 9.9-17

1 Corinthians 2.6-16

Morning Psalms

Psalms 36.5-10, 150

¶    Ordinary Time

Trinity Sunday
Principal Feast
Evening Prayer on the Eve

Year A

Psalms 97, 98

Exodus 34.1-10

Mark 1.1-13

Year B

Psalms 97, 98

Isaiah 40.12-31

Mark 1.1-13

Year C

Psalms 97, 98

Isaiah 40.12-31

Mark 1.1-13

Principal Service

Year A

Isaiah 40.12-17,27-31

Psalm 8

2 Corinthians 13.11-13

Matthew 28.16-20

Year B

Isaiah 6.1-8

Psalm 29

Romans 8.12-17

John 3.1-17

Year C

Proverbs 8.1-4,22-31

Psalm 8

Romans 5.1-5

John 16.12-15

Second Service

Year A

Isaiah 6.1-8

John 16.5-15

Evening Psalms

Psalms 93, 150

Year B

Ezekiel 1.4-10,22-28a

Revelation 4

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 1.1-13

Evening Psalm

Psalm 104.1-10

Year C

Exodus 3.1-15

John 3.1-17

Evening Psalm

Psalm 73.1-3,16-28

Third Service

Year A

Exodus 3.1-6,13-15

John 17.1-11

Morning Psalm

Psalm 86.8-13

Year B

Proverbs 8.1-4,22-31

2 Corinthians 13.[5-10]11-13

Morning Psalm

Psalm 33.1-12

Year C

Isaiah 6.1-8

Revelation 4

Morning Psalm

Psalm 29

Thursday after Trinity Sunday

Day of Thanksgiving for Holy Communion

(Corpus Christi)

Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalms 110, 111

Exodus 16.2-15

John 6.22-35

Principal Service

Genesis 14.18-20

Psalm 116.10-17

1 Corinthians 11.23-26

John 6.51-58

Second Service

Proverbs 9.1-5

Luke 9.11-17

Evening Psalms

Psalms 23, 42, 43

Third Service

Deuteronomy 8.2-16

1 Corinthians 10.1-17

Morning Psalm

Psalm 147

Sunday between 24 and 28 May inclusive

If this follows Trinity Sunday, Proper 3 (here) is used.

Proper 4

Sunday between 29 May and 4 June inclusive

(if after Trinity Sunday)

Principal Service

Year A

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

(or)

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

Year B

Continuous

1 Samuel 3.1-10 [11-20]

Psalm 139.1-5,12-18

2 Corinthians 4.5-12

Mark 2.23 – 3.6

(or)

Related

Deuteronomy 5.12-15

Psalm 81.1-10

2 Corinthians 4.5-12

Mark 2.23 – 3.6

Year C

Continuous

1 Kings 18.20,21[22-29]30-39

Psalm 96

Galatians 1.1-12

Luke 7.1-10

(or)

Related

1 Kings 8.22-23,41-43

Psalm 96.1-9

Galatians 1.1-12

Luke 7.1-10

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 33*

Ruth 2.1-20a

Luke 8.4-15

Year B

Psalm 35*

Jeremiah 5.1-19

Romans 7.7-25

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 7.1-10

Year C

Psalm 39

Genesis 4.1-16

Mark 3.7-19

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 37.1-18

Deuteronomy 5.1-21

Acts 21.17-39a

Year B

Psalms 28, 32

Deuteronomy 5.1-21

Acts 21.17-39a

Year C

Psalm 41

Deuteronomy 5.1-21

Acts 21.17-39a

Proper 5

Sunday between 5 and 11 June inclusive

(if after Trinity Sunday)

Principal Service

Year A

Continuous

Genesis 12.1-9

Psalm 33.1-12

Romans 4.13-25

Matthew 9.9-13,18-26

(or)

Related

Hosea 5.15 – 6.6

Psalm 50.7-15

Romans 4.13-25

Matthew 9.9-13,18-26

Year B

Continuous

1 Samuel 8.4-11[12-15],16-20 [11.14-15]

Psalm 138

2 Corinthians 4.13 – 5.1

Mark 3.20-35

(or)

Related

Genesis 3.8-15

Psalm 130

2 Corinthians 4.13 – 5.1

Mark 3.20-35

Year C

Continuous

1 Kings 17.8-16[17-24]

Psalm 146

Galatians 1.11-24

Luke 7.11-17

(or)

Related

1 Kings 17.17-24

Psalm 30

Galatians 1.11-24

Luke 7.11-17

Second Service

Year A

Psalms [39] 41

1 Samuel 18.1-16

Luke 8.41-56

Year B

Psalm 37.1-11[12-17]

Jeremiah 6.16-21

Romans 9.1-13

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 7.11-17

Year C

Psalm 44*

Genesis 8.15 – 9.17

Mark 4.1-20

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 38

Deuteronomy 6.10-25

Acts 22.22 – 23.11

Year B

Psalm 36

Deuteronomy 6.10-25

Acts 22.22 – 23.11

Year C

Psalm 45

Deuteronomy 6.10-25

Acts 22.22 – 23.11

Proper 6

Sunday between 12 and 18 June inclusive

(if after Trinity Sunday)

Principal Service

Year A

Continuous

Genesis 18.1-15 [21.1-7]

Psalm 116.1,10-17*

Romans 5.1-8

Matthew 9.35 – 10.8 [9-23]

(or)

Related

Exodus 19.2-8a

Psalm 100

Romans 5.1-8

Matthew 9.35 – 10.8 [9-23]

Year B

Continuous

1 Samuel 15.34 – 16.13

Psalm 20

2 Corinthians 5.6-10[11-13], 4-17

Mark 4.26-34

(or)

Related

Ezekiel 17.22-24

Psalm 92.1-4,12-15*

2 Corinthians 5.6-10[11-13]14-17

Mark 4.26-34

Year C

Continuous

1 Kings 21.1-10[11-14]15-21a

Psalm 5.1-8

Galatians 2.15-21

Luke 7.36 – 8.3

(or)

Related

2 Samuel 11.26 – 12.10,13-15

Psalm 32

Galatians 2.15-21

Luke 7.36 – 8.3

Second Service

Year A

Psalms [42] 43

1 Samuel 21.1-15

Luke 11.14-28

Year B

Psalm 39

Jeremiah 7.1-16

Romans 9.14-26

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 7.36 – 8.3

Year C

Psalms 52 [53]

Genesis 13

Mark 4.21-41

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 45

Deuteronomy 10.12 – 11.1

Acts 23.12-35

Year B

Psalms 42, 43

Deuteronomy 10.12 – 11.1

Acts 23.12-35

Year C

Psalm 49

Deuteronomy 10.12 – 11.1

Acts 23.12-35

Proper 7

Sunday between 19 and 25 June inclusive

(if after Trinity Sunday)

Principal Service

Year A

Continuous

Genesis 21.8-21

Psalm 86.1-10,16-17*

Romans 6.1b-11

Matthew 10.24-39

(or)

Related

Jeremiah 20.7-13

Psalm 69.8-11[12-17]18-20*

Romans 6.1b-11

Matthew 10.24-39

Year B

Continuous

1 Samuel 17.[1a,4-11,19-23]32-49

Psalm 9.9-20 or 1 Samuel 17.57 – 18.5,10-16

Psalm 133

2 Corinthians 6.1-13

Mark 4.35-41

(or)

Related

Job 38.1-11

Psalm 107.1-3,23-32*

2 Corinthians 6.1-13

Mark 4.35-41

Year C

Continuous

1 Kings 19.1-4[5-7], 8-15a

Psalms 42, 43*

Galatians 3.23-29

Luke 8.26-39

(or)

Related

Isaiah 65.1-9

Psalm 22.19-28

Galatians 3.23-29

Luke 8.26-39

Second Service

Year A

Psalms 46 [48]

1 Samuel 24.1-17

Luke 14.12-24

Year B

Psalm 49

Jeremiah 10.1-16

Romans 11.25-36

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 8.26-39

Year C

Psalms [50] 57

Genesis 24.1-27

Mark 5.21-43

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 49

Deuteronomy 11.1-15

Acts 27.1-12

Year B

Psalm 48

Deuteronomy 11.1-15

Acts 27.1-12

Year C

Psalm 55.1-16,18-21

Deuteronomy 11.1-15

Acts 27.1-12

Proper 8

Sunday between 26 June and 2 July inclusive
Principal Service

Year A

Continuous

Genesis 22.1-14

Psalm 13

Romans 6.12-23

Matthew 10.40-42

(or)

Related

Jeremiah 28.5-9

Psalm 89.1-4,15-18*

Romans 6.12-23

Matthew 10.40-42

Year B

Continuous

2 Samuel 1.1,17-27

Psalm 130

2 Corinthians 8.7-15

Mark 5.21-43

(or)

Related

Wisdom of Solomon 1.13-15; 2.23,24

Canticle: Lamentations 3.22-33 or Psalm 30

2 Corinthians 8.7-15

Mark 5.21-43

Lamentations 3.22-33 may be read as the first reading in place of Wisdom 1.13-15; 2.23,24

Year C

Continuous

2 Kings 2.1-2,6-14

Psalm 77.1-2,11-20*

Galatians 5.1,13-25

Luke 9.51-62

(or)

Related

1 Kings 19.15-16,19-21

Psalm 16

Galatians 5.1,13-25

Luke 9.51-62

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 50*

1 Samuel 28.3-19

Luke 17.20-37

Year B

Psalms [52] 53

Jeremiah 11.1-14

Romans 13.1-10

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 9.51-62

Year C

Psalms [59.1-6,18-20] 60

Genesis 27.1-40

Mark 6.1-6

Third Service

Year A

Psalms 52, 53

Deuteronomy 15.1-11

Acts 27.[13-32]33-44

Year B

Psalm 56

Deuteronomy 15.1-11

Acts 27.[13-32]33-44

Year C

Psalm 64

Deuteronomy 15.1-11

Acts 27.[13-32]33-44

Proper 9

Sunday between 3 and 9 July inclusive
Principal Service

Year A

Continuous

Genesis 24.34-38,42-49,58-67

Psalm 45.10-17 or Canticle: Song of Solomon 2.8-13

Romans 7.15-25a

Matthew 11.16-19,25-30

(or)

Related

Zechariah 9.9-12

Psalm 145.8-15

Romans 7.15-25a

Matthew 11.16-19,25-30

Year B

Continuous

2 Samuel 5.1-5,9-10

Psalm 48

2 Corinthians 12.2-10

Mark 6.1-13

(or)

Related

Ezekiel 2.1-5

Psalm123

2 Corinthians 12.2-10

Mark 6.1-13

Year C

Continuous

2 Kings 5.1-14

Psalm 30

Galatians 6.[1-6]7-16

Luke 10.1-11,16-20

(or)

Related

Isaiah 66.10-14

Psalm 66.1-8

Galatians 6.[1-6]7-16

Luke 10.1-11,16-20

Second Service

Year A

Psalms 56 [57]

2 Samuel 2.1-11; 3.1

Luke 18.31 – 19.10

Year B

Psalms [63] 64

Jeremiah 20.1-11a

Romans 14.1-17

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 10.1-11,16-20

Year C

Psalms 65 [70]

Genesis 29.1-20

Mark 6.7-29

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 55.1-15,18-22

Deuteronomy 24.10-22

Acts 28.1-16

Year B

Psalm 57

Deuteronomy 24.10-22

Acts 28.1-16

Year C

Psalm 74

Deuteronomy 24.10-22

Acts 28.1-16

Proper 10

Sunday between 10 and 16 July inclusive
Principal Service

Year A

Continuous

Genesis 25.19-34

Psalm 119.105-112

Romans 8.1-11

Matthew 13.1-9,18-23

(or)

Related

Isaiah 55.10-13

Psalm 65.[1-7]8-13*

Romans 8.1-11

Matthew 13.1-9,18-23

Year B

Continuous

2 Samuel 6.1-5,12b-19

Psalm 24

Ephesians 1.3-14

Mark 6.14-29

(or)

Related

Amos 7.7-15

Psalm 85.8-13

Ephesians 1.3-14

Mark 6.14-29

Year C

Continuous

Amos 7.7-17

Psalm 82

Colossians 1.1-14

Luke 10.25-37

(or)

Related

Deuteronomy 30.9-14

Psalm 25.1-10

Colossians 1.1-14

Luke 10.25-37

Second Service

Year A

Psalms 60 [63]

2 Samuel 7.18-29

Luke 19.41 – 20.8

Year B

Psalm 66*

Job 4.1; 5.6-27 or Ecclesiasticus 4.11-31

Romans 15.14-29

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 10.25-37

Year C

Psalm 77*

Genesis 32.9-30

Mark 7.1-23

Third Service

Year A

Psalms 64, 65

Deuteronomy 28.1-14

Acts 28.17-31

Year B

Psalm 65

Deuteronomy 28.1-14

Acts 28.17-31

Year C

Psalm 76

Deuteronomy 28.1-14

Acts 28.17-31

Proper 11

Sunday between 17 and 23 July inclusive
Principal Service

Year A

Continuous

Genesis 28.10-19a

Psalm 139.1-11,23,24*

Romans 8.12-25

Matthew 13.24-30,36-43

(or)

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

Year B

Continuous

2 Samuel 7.1-14a

Psalm 89.20-37

Ephesians 2.11-22

Mark 6.30-34,53-56

(or)

Related

Jeremiah 23.1-6

Psalm 23

Ephesians 2.11-22

Mark 6.30-34,53-56

Year C

Continuous

Amos 8.1-12

Psalm 52

Colossians 1.15-28

Luke 10.38-42

(or)

Related

Genesis 18.1-10a

Psalm 15

Colossians 1.15-28

Luke 10.38-42

Second Service

Year A

Psalms 67 [70]

1 Kings 2.10-12; 3.16-28

Acts 4.1-22

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 6.30-34,53-56

Year B

Psalm 73*

Job 13.13 – 14.6 or Ecclesiasticus 18.1-14

Hebrews 2.5-18

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 10.38-42

Year C

Psalm 81

Genesis 41.1-16,25-37

1 Corinthians 4.8-13

Gospel at Holy Communion: John 4.31-35

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 71

Deuteronomy 30.1-10

1 Peter 3.8-18

Year B

Psalms 67, 70

Deuteronomy 30.1-10

1 Peter 3.8-18

Year C

Psalms 82,100

Deuteronomy 30.1-10

1 Peter 3.8-18

Proper 12

Sunday between 24 and 30 July inclusive
Principal Service

Year A

Continuous

Genesis 29.15-28

Psalm 105.1-11,45b* or Psalm 128

Romans 8.26-39

Matthew 13.31-33,44-52

(or)

Related

1 Kings 3.5-12

Psalm 119.129-136

Romans 8.26-39

Matthew 13.31-33,44-52

Year B

Continuous

2 Samuel 11.1-15

Psalm 14

Ephesians 3.14-21

John 6.1-21

(or)

Related

2 Kings 4.42-44

Psalm 145.10-19

Ephesians 3.14-21

John 6.1-21

Year C

Continuous

Hosea 1.2-10

Psalm 85*

Colossians 2.6-15[16-19]

Luke 11.1-13

(or)

Related

Genesis 18.20-32

Psalm 138

Colossians 2.6-15[16-19]

Luke 11.1-13

Second Service

Year A

Psalms 75 [76]

1 Kings 6.11-14,23-38

Acts 12.1-17

Gospel at Holy Communion: John 6.1-21

Year B

Psalm 74*

Job 19.1-27a or Ecclesiasticus 38.24-34

Hebrews 8

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 11.1-13

Year C

Psalm 88*

Genesis 42.1-25

1 Corinthians 10.1-24

Gospel at Holy Communion: Matthew 13.24-30[31-43]

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 77

Song of Solomon 2 or 1 Maccabees 2.[1-14]15-22

1 Peter 4.7-14

Year B

Psalm 75

Song of Solomon 2 or 1 Maccabees 2.[1-14]15-22

1 Peter 4.7-14

Year C

Psalm 95

Song of Solomon 2 or 1 Maccabees 2.[1-14]15-22

1 Peter 4.7-14

Proper 13

Sunday between 31 July and 6 August inclusive
Principal Service

Year A

Continuous

Genesis 32.22-31

Psalm 17.1-7,16*

Romans 9.1-5

Matthew 14.13-21

(or)

Related

Isaiah 55.1-5

Psalm 145.8-9,15-22*

Romans 9.1-5

Matthew 14.13-21

Year B

Continuous

2 Samuel 11.26 – 12.13a

Psalm 51.1-13

Ephesians 4.1-16

John 6.24-35

(or)

Related

Exodus 16.2-4,9-15

Psalm 78.23-29

Ephesians 4.1-16

John 6.24-35

Year C

Continuous

Hosea 11.1-11

Psalm 107.1-9,43*

Colossians 3.1-11

Luke 12.13-21

(or)

Related

Ecclesiastes 1.2,12-14; 2.18-23

Psalm 49.1-12*

Colossians 3.1-11

Luke 12.13-21

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 80*

1 Kings 10.1-13

Acts 13.1-13

Gospel at Holy Communion: John 6.24-35

Year B

Psalm 88*

Job 28 or Ecclesiasticus 42.15-25

Hebrews 11.17-31

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 12.13-21

Year C

Psalm 107.1-32*

Genesis 50.4-26

1 Corinthians 14.1-19

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 6.45-52

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 85

Song of Solomon 5.2-16 or 1 Maccabees 3.1-12

2 Peter 1.1-15

Year B

Psalm 86

Song of Solomon 5.2-16 or 1 Maccabees 3.1-12

2 Peter 1.1-15

Year C

Psalm 106.1-10

Song of Solomon 5.2-16 or 1 Maccabees 3.1-12

2 Peter 1.1-15

Proper 14

Sunday between 7 and 13 August inclusive
Principal Service

Year A

Continuous

Genesis 37.1-4,12-28

Psalm 105.1-6,16-22,45b*

Romans 10.5-15

Matthew 14.22-33

(or)

Related

1 Kings 19.9-18

Psalm 85.8-13

Romans 10.5-15

Matthew 14.22-33

Year B

Continuous

2 Samuel 18.5-9,15,31-33

Psalm 130

Ephesians 4.25 – 5.2

John 6.35,41-51

(or)

Related

1 Kings 19.4-8

Psalm 34.1-8

Ephesians 4.25 – 5.2

John 6.35,41-51

Year C

Continuous

Isaiah 1.1,10-20

Psalm 50.1-8, 23,24*

Hebrews 11.1-3,8-16

Luke 12.32-40

(or)

Related

Genesis 15.1-6

Psalm 33.12-22*

Hebrews 11.1-3,8-16

Luke 12.32-40

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 86

1 Kings 11.41 – 12.20

Acts 14.8-20

Gospel at Holy Communion: John 6.35,41-51

Year B

Psalm 91*

Job 39.1 – 40.4 or Ecclesiasticus 43.13-33

Hebrews 12.1-17

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 12.32-40

Year C

Psalms 108 [116]

Isaiah 11.10 – 12.6

2 Corinthians 1.1-22

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 7.24-30

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 88

Song of Solomon 8.5-7 or 1 Maccabees 14.4-15

2 Peter 3.8-13

Year B

Psalm 90

Song of Solomon 8.5-7 or 1 Maccabees 14.4-15

2 Peter 3.8-13

Year C

Psalm 115

Song of Solomon 8.5-7 or 1 Maccabees 14.4-15

2 Peter 3.8-13

Proper 15

Sunday between 14 and 20 August inclusive
Principal Service

Year A

Continuous

Genesis 45.1-15

Psalm 133

Romans 11.1-2a, 29-32

Matthew 15.[10-20]21-28

(or)

Related

Isaiah 56.1,6-8

Psalm 67

Romans 11.1-2a,29-32

Matthew 15.[10-20]21-28

Year B

Continuous

1 Kings 2.10-12; 3.3-14

Psalm 111

Ephesians 5.15-20

John 6.51-58

(or)

Related

Proverbs 9.1-6

Psalm 34.9-14

Ephesians 5.15-20

John 6.51-58

Year C

Continuous

Isaiah 5.1-7

Psalm 80.1-2,9-20*

Hebrews 11.29 – 12.2

Luke 12.49-56

(or)

Related

Jeremiah 23.23-29

Psalm 82

Hebrews 11.29 – 12.2

Luke 12.49-56

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 90*

2 Kings 4.1-37

Acts 16.1-15

Gospel at Holy Communion: John 6.51-58

Year B

Psalms [92] 100

Exodus 2.23 – 3.10

Hebrews 13.1-15

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 12.49-56

Year C

Psalm 119.17-32*

Isaiah 28.9-22

2 Corinthians 8.1-9

Gospel at Holy Communion: Matthew 20.1-16

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 92

Jonah 1 or Ecclesiasticus 3.1-15

2 Peter 3.14-18

Year B

Psalm 106.1-10

Jonah 1 or Ecclesiasticus 3.1-15

2 Peter 3.14-18

Year C

Psalm 119.33-48

Jonah 1 or Ecclesiasticus 3.1-15

2 Peter 3.14-18

Proper 16

Sunday between 21 and 27 August inclusive
Principal Service

Year A

Continuous

Exodus 1.8 – 2.10

Psalm 124

Romans 12.1-8

Matthew 16.13-20

(or)

Related

Isaiah 51.1-6

Psalm 138

Romans 12.1-8

Matthew 16.13-20

Year B

Continuous

1 Kings 8.[1,6,10-11] 22-30,41-43

Psalm 84

Ephesians 6.10-20

John 6.56-69

(or)

Related

Joshua 24.1-2a,14-18

Psalm 34.15-22

Ephesians 6.10-20

John 6.56-69

Year C

Continuous

Jeremiah 1.4-10

Psalm 71.1-6

Hebrews 12.18-29

Luke 13.10-17

(or)

Related

Isaiah 58.9b-14

Psalm 103.1-8

Hebrews 12.18-29

Luke 13.10-17

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 95

2 Kings 6.8-23

Acts 17.15-34

Gospel at Holy Communion: John 6.56-69

Year B

Psalm 116*

Exodus 4.27 – 5.1

Hebrews 13.16-21

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 13.10-17

Year C

Psalm 119.49-72*

Isaiah 30.8-21

2 Corinthians 9

Gospel at Holy Communion: Matthew 21.28-32

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 104.1-25

Jonah 2 or Ecclesiasticus 3.17-29

Revelation 1

Year B

Psalm 115

Jonah 2 or Ecclesiasticus 3.17-29

Revelation 1

Year C

Psalm 119.73-88

Jonah 2 or Ecclesiasticus 3.17-29

Revelation 1

Proper 17

Sunday between 28 August and 3 September inclusive
Principal Service

Year A

Continuous

Exodus 3.1-15

Psalm 105.1-6,23-26,45b*

Romans 12.9-21

Matthew 16.21-28

(or)

Related

Jeremiah 15.15-21

Psalm 26.1-8

Romans 12.9-21

Matthew 16.21-28

Year B

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

(or)

Related

Deuteronomy 4.1-2,6-9

Psalm 15

James 1.17-27

Mark 7.1-8,14,15,21-23

Year C

Continuous

Jeremiah 2.4-13

Psalm 81.1,10-16*

Hebrews 13.1-8,15,16

Luke 14.1,7-14

(or)

Related

Ecclesiasticus 10.12-18 or Proverbs 25.6-7

Psalm 112

Hebrews 13.1-8,15,16

Luke 14.1,7-14

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 105.1-15

2 Kings 6.24-25; 7.3-20

Acts 18.1-16

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 7.1-8,14,15, 21-23

Year B

Psalm 119.1-16*

Exodus 12.21-27

Matthew 4.23 – 5.20

Year C

Psalm 119.81-96*

Isaiah 33.13-22

John 3.22-36

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 107.1-32

Jonah 3.1-9 or Ecclesiasticus 11.7-28 (or 19-28)

Revelation 3.14-22

Year B

Psalm 119.17-40

Jonah 3.1-9 or Ecclesiasticus 11.7-28 (or 19-28)

Revelation 3.14-22

Year C

Psalm 119.161-176

Jonah 3.1-9 or Ecclesiasticus 11.[7-17]18-28

Revelation 3.14-22

Proper 18

Sunday between 4 and 10 September inclusive
Principal Service

Year A

Continuous

Exodus 12.1-14

Psalm 149

Romans 13.8-14

Matthew 18.15-20

(or)

Related

Ezekiel 33.7-11

Psalm 119.33-40

Romans 13.8-14

Matthew 18.15-20

Year B

Continuous

Proverbs 22.1-2,8,9,22,23

Psalm 125

James 2.1-10[11-13] 14-17

Mark 7.24-37

(or)

Related

Isaiah 35.4-7a

Psalm 146

James 2.1-10[11-13] 14-17

Mark 7.24-37

Year C

Continuous

Jeremiah 18.1-11

Psalm 139.1-5,12-18*

Philemon 1-21

Luke 14.25-33

(or)

Related

Deuteronomy 30.15-20

Psalm 1

Philemon 1-21

Luke 14.25-33

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 108 [115]

Ezekiel 12.21 – 13.16

Acts 19.1-20

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 7.24-37

Year B

Psalm 119.41-56*

Exodus 14.5-31

Matthew 6.1-18

Year C

Psalms [120] 121

Isaiah 43.14 – 44.5

John 5.30-47

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 119.17-32

Jonah 3.10 – 4.11 or Ecclesiasticus 27.30 – 28.9

Revelation 8.1-5

Year B

Psalm 119.57-72

Jonah 3.10 – 4.11 or Ecclesiasticus 27.30 – 28.9

Revelation 8.1-5

Year C

Psalms 122, 123

Jonah 3.10 – 4.11 or Ecclesiasticus 27.30 – 28.9

Revelation 8.1-5

Proper 19

Sunday between 11 and 17 September inclusive
Principal Service

Year A

Continuous

Exodus 14.19-31

Psalm 114 or Canticle: Exodus 15.1b-11, 20,21

Romans 14.1-12

Matthew 18.21-35

(or)

Related

Genesis 50.15-21

Psalm 103.[1-7]8-13*

Romans 14.1-12

Matthew 18.21-35

Year B

Continuous

Proverbs 1.20-33

Psalm 19* or Canticle: Wisdom of Solomon 7.26 – 8.1

James 3.1-12

Mark 8.27-38

(or)

Related

Isaiah 50.4-9a

Psalm 116.1-8

James 3.1-12

Mark 8.27-38

Year C

Continuous

Jeremiah 4.11-12,22-28

Psalm 14

1 Timothy 1.12-17

Luke 15.1-10

(or)

Related

Exodus 32.7-14

Psalm 51.1-11

1 Timothy 1.12-17

Luke 15.1-10

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 119.41-48[49-64]

Ezekiel 20.1-8,33-44

Acts 20.17-38

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 8.27-38

Year B

Psalm 119.73-88*

Exodus 18.13-26

Matthew 7.1-14

Year C

Psalms 124, 125

Isaiah 60

John 6.51-69

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 119.65-88

Isaiah 44.24 – 45.8

Revelation 12.1-12

Year B

Psalm 119.105-120

Isaiah 44.24 – 45.8

Revelation 12.1-12

Year C

Psalms 126, 127

Isaiah 44.24 – 45.8

Revelation 12.1-12

Proper 20

Sunday between 18 and 24 September inclusive
Principal Service

Year A

Continuous

Exodus 16.2-15

Psalm 105.1-6,37-45*

Philippians 1.21-30

Matthew 20.1-16

(or)

Related

Jonah 3.10 – 4.11

Psalm 145.1-8

Philippians 1.21-30

Matthew 20.1-16

Year B

Continuous

Proverbs 31.10-31

Psalm 1

James 3.13 – 4.3,7-8a

Mark 9.30-37

(or)

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

Year C

Continuous

Jeremiah 8.18 – 9.1

Psalm 79.1-9

1 Timothy 2.1-7

Luke 16.1-13

(or)

Related

Amos 8.4-7

Psalm 113

1 Timothy 2.1-7

Luke 16.1-13

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 119.113-136*

Ezekiel 33.23,30 – 34.10

Acts 26.1,9-25

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 9.30-37

Year B

Psalm 119.137-152*

Exodus 19.10-25

Matthew 8.23-34

Year C

Psalms [128] 129

Ezra 1

John 7.14-36

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 119.153-176

Isaiah 45.9-22

Revelation 14.1-5

Year B

Psalm 119.153-176

Isaiah 45.9-22

Revelation 14.1-5

Year C

Psalms 130, 131

Isaiah 45.9-22

Revelation 14.1-5

Proper 21

Sunday between 25 September and 1 October inclusive
Principal Service

Year A

Continuous

Exodus 17.1-7

Psalm 78.1-4,12-16*

Philippians 2.1-13

Matthew 21.23-32

(or)

Related

Ezekiel 18.1-4,25-32

Psalm 25.1-8

Philippians 2.1-13

Matthew 21.23-32

Year B

Continuous

Esther 7.1-6,9,10; 9.20-22

Psalm 124

James 5.13-20

Mark 9.38-50

(or)

Related

Numbers 11.4-6,10-16,24-29

Psalm 19.7-14

James 5.13-20

Mark 9.38-50

Year C

Continuous

Jeremiah 32.1-3a,6-15

Psalm 91.1-6,14-16*

1 Timothy 6.6-19

Luke 16.19-31

(or)

Related

Amos 6.1a,4-7

Psalm 146

1 Timothy 6.6-19

Luke 16.19-31

Second Service

Year A

Psalms [120, 123] 124

Ezekiel 37.15-28

1 John 2.22-29

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 9.38-50

Year B

Psalms 120, 121

Exodus 24

Matthew 9.1-8

Year C

Psalms 134, 135*

Nehemiah 2

John 8.31-38,48-59

Third Service

Year A

Psalms 125, 126, 127

Isaiah 48.12-21

Luke 11.37-54

Year B

Psalm 122

Isaiah 48.12-22

Luke 11.37-54

Year C

Psalm 132

Isaiah 48.12-22

Luke 11.37-54

Proper 22

Sunday between 2 and 8 October inclusive
Principal Service

Year A

Continuous

Exodus 20.1-4,7-9,12-20

Psalm 19*

Philippians 3.4b-14

Matthew 21.33-46

(or)

Related

Isaiah 5.1-7

Psalm 80.9-17

Philippians 3.4b-14

Matthew 21.33-46

Year B

Continuous

Job 1.1; 2.1-10

Psalm 26

Hebrews 1.1-4; 2.5-12

Mark 10.2-16

(or)

Related

Genesis 2.18-24

Psalm 8

Hebrews 1.1-4; 2.5-12

Mark 10.2-16

Year C

Continuous

Lamentations 1.1-6

Canticle: Lamentations 3.19-26 or Psalm 137*

2 Timothy 1.1-14

Luke 17.5-10

(or)

Related

Habakkuk 1.1-4; 2.1-4

Psalm 37.1-9

2 Timothy 1.1-14

Luke 17.5-10

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 136*

Proverbs 2.1-11

1 John 2.1-17

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 10.2-16

Year B

Psalms 125, 126

Joshua 3.7-17

Matthew 10.1-22

Year C

Psalm 142

Nehemiah 5.1-13

John 9

Third Service

Year A

Psalms 128, 129, 134

Isaiah 49.13-23

Luke 12.1-12

Year B

Psalms 123, 124

Isaiah 49.13-23

Luke 12.1-12

Year C

Psalm 141

Isaiah 49.13-23

Luke 12.1-12

Proper 23

Sunday between 9 and 15 October inclusive
Principal Service

Year A

Continuous

Exodus 32.1-14

Psalm 106.1-6,19-23*

Philippians 4.1-9

Matthew 22.1-14

(or)

Related

Isaiah 25.1-9

Psalm 23

Philippians 4.1-9

Matthew 22.1-14

Year B

Continuous

Job 23.1-9,16,17

Psalm 22.1-15

Hebrews 4.12-16

Mark 10.17-31

(or)

Related

Amos 5.6-7,10-15

Psalm 90.12-17

Hebrews 4.12-16

Mark 10.17-31

Year C

Continuous

Jeremiah 29.1,4-7

Psalm 66.1-11

2 Timothy 2.8-15

Luke 17.11-19

(or)

Related

2 Kings 5.1-3,7-15c

Psalm 111

2 Timothy 2.8-15

Luke 17.11-19

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 139.1-18*

Proverbs 3.1-18

1 John 3.1-15

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 10.17-31

Year B

Psalms 127 [128]

Joshua 5.13 – 6.20

Matthew 11.20-30

Year C

Psalm 144

Nehemiah 6.1-16

John 15.12-27

Third Service

Year A

Psalms 138, 141

Isaiah 50.4-10

Luke 13.22-30

Year B

Psalms 129, 130

Isaiah 50.4-10

Luke 13.22-30

Year C

Psalm 143

Isaiah 50.4-10

Luke 13.22-30

Proper 24

Sunday between 16 and 22 October inclusive
Principal Service

Year A

Continuous

Exodus 33.12-23

Psalm 99

1 Thessalonians 1.1-10

Matthew 22.15-22

(or)

Related

Isaiah 45.1-7

Psalm 96.1-9[10-13]

1 Thessalonians 1.1-10

Matthew 22.15-22

Year B

Continuous

Job 38.1-7[34-41]

Psalm 104.1-10,26,35c*

Hebrews 5.1-10

Mark 10.35-45

(or)

Related

Isaiah 53.4-12

Psalm 91.9-16

Hebrews 5.1-10

Mark 10.35-45

Year C

Continuous

Jeremiah 31.27-34

Psalm 119.97-104

2 Timothy 3.14 – 4.5

Luke 18.1-8

(or)

Related

Genesis 32.22-31

Psalm 121

2 Timothy 3.14 – 4.5

Luke 18.1-8

Second Service

Year A

Psalms 142 [143.1-11]

Proverbs 4.1-18

1 John 3.16 – 4.6

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 10.35-45

Year B

Psalm 141

Joshua 14.6-14

Matthew 12.1-21

Year C

Psalms [146] 149

Nehemiah 8.9-18

John 16.1-11

Third Service

Year A

Psalms 145, 149

Isaiah 54.1-14

Luke 13.31-35

Year B

Psalms 133, 134, 137.1-6

Isaiah 54.1-14

Luke 13.31-35

Year C

Psalm 147

Isaiah 54.1-14

Luke 13.31-35

Proper 25

Sunday between 23 and 29 October inclusive
Principal Service

Year A

Continuous

Deuteronomy 34.1-12

Psalm 90.1-6,13-17*

1 Thessalonians 2.1-8

Matthew 22.34-46

(or)

Related

Leviticus 19.1-2,15-18

Psalm 1

1 Thessalonians 2.1-8

Matthew 22.34-46

Year B

Continuous

Job 42.1-6,10-17

Psalm 34.1-8,19-22*

Hebrews 7.23-28

Mark 10.46-52

(or)

Related

Jeremiah 31.7-9

Psalm 126

Hebrews 7.23-28

Mark 10.46-52

Year C

Continuous

Joel 2.23-32

Psalm 65*

2 Timothy 4.6-8,16-18

Luke 18.9-14

(or)

Related

Ecclesiasticus 35.12-17 or Jeremiah 14.7-10,19-22

Psalm 84.1-7

2 Timothy 4.6-8,16-18

Luke 18.9-14

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 119.89-104

Ecclesiastes 11,12

2 Timothy 2.1-7

Gospel at Holy Communion: Mark 12.28-34

Year B

Psalm 119.121-136

Ecclesiastes 11,12

2 Timothy 2.1-7

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 18.9-14

Year C

Psalm 119.1-16

Ecclesiastes 11,12

2 Timothy 2.1-7

Gospel at Holy Communion: Matthew 22.34-46

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 119.137-152

Isaiah 59.9-20

Luke 14.1-14

Year B

Psalm 119.89-104

Isaiah 59.9-20

Luke 14.1-14

Year C

Psalm 119.105-128

Isaiah 59.9-20

Luke 14.1-14

The Last Sunday after Trinity
Bible Sunday
Principal Service

Year A

Nehemiah 8.1-4a[5-6] 8-12

Psalm 119.9-16

Colossians 3.12-17

Matthew 24.30-35

Year B

Isaiah 55.1-11

Psalm 19.7-14

2 Timothy 3.14 – 4.5

John 5.36b-47

Year C

Isaiah 45.22-25

Psalm 119.129-136

Romans 15.1-6

Luke 4.16-24

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 119.89-104

Isaiah 55.1-11

Luke 4.14-30

Year B

Psalm 119.1-16

2 Kings 22

Colossians 3.12-17

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 4.14-30

Year C

Psalm 119.1-16

Jeremiah 36.9-32

Romans 10.5-17

Gospel at Holy Communion: Matthew 22.34-40

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 119.137-152

Deuteronomy 17.14-15,18-20

John 5.36b-47

Year B

Psalm 119.89-104

Isaiah 45.22-25

Matthew 24.30-35 or Luke 14.1-14

Year C

Psalm 119.105-128

1 Kings 22.1-17

Romans 15.4-13 or Luke 14.1-14

All Saints’ Day
Principal Feast

Sunday between 30 October and 5 November if this is kept as All Saints’ Sunday

Evening Prayer on the Eve

Psalms 1, 5

Ecclesiasticus 44.1-15 or Isaiah 40.27-31

Revelation 19.6-10

Principal Service

Year A

Revelation 7.9-17

Psalm 34.1-10

1 John 3.1-3

Matthew 5.1-12

Year B

Wisdom 3.1-9 or Isaiah 25.6-9

Psalm 24.1-6

Revelation 21.1-6a

John 11.32-44

Year C

Daniel 7.1-3,15-18

Psalm 149

Ephesians 1.11-23

Luke 6.20-31

Second Service

Years A, B, C

Isaiah 65.17-25

Hebrews 11.32 – 12.2

Evening Psalms

Psalms 148, 150

Third Service

Years A, B, C

Isaiah 35

Luke 9.18-27

Morning Psalms

Psalms 15, 84, 149

On 1 November if the material above is used on the Sunday:

Principal Service

Isaiah 56.3-8 or 2 Esdras 2.42-48

Psalm 33.1-5

Hebrews 12.18-24

Matthew 5.1-12

Second Service

Isaiah 66.20-23

Colossians 1.9-14

Evening Psalm

Psalm 145

Third Service

Wisdom 5.1-16 or Jeremiah 31.31-34

2 Corinthians 4.5-12

Morning Psalms

Psalms 111, 112, 117

The Fourth Sunday before Advent

Sunday between 30 October and 5 November inclusive

For use if the Feast of All Saints is celebrated on 1 November

Principal Service

Year A

Micah 3.5-12

Psalm 43*

1 Thessalonians 2.9-13

Matthew 24.1-14

Year B

Deuteronomy 6.1-9

Psalm 119.1-8

Hebrews 9.11-14

Mark 12.28-34

Year C

Isaiah 1.10-18

Psalm 32.1-8

2 Thessalonians 1.1-12

Luke 19.1-10

Second Service

Year A

Psalms 111, 117

Daniel 7.1-18

Luke 6.17-31

Year B

Psalm 145*

Daniel 2.1-48 (or 1-11, 25-48)

Revelation 7.9-17

Gospel at Holy Communion: Matthew 5.1-12

Year C

Psalm 145*

Lamentations 3.22-33

John 11.[1-31]32-44

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 33

Isaiah 66.20-23

Ephesians 1.11-23

Year B

Psalms 112, 149

Jeremiah 31.31-34

1 John 3.1-3

Year C

Psalm 87

Job 26

Colossians 1.9-14

The Third Sunday before Advent

Sunday between 6 and 12 November inclusive

Principal Service

Year A

Wisdom of Solomon 6.12-16

Canticle: Wisdom of Solomon 6.17-20

1 Thessalonians 4.13-18

Matthew 25.1-13

(or)

Amos 5.18-24

Psalm 70

1 Thessalonians 4.13-18

Matthew 25.1-13

Year B

Jonah 3.1-5,10

Psalm 62.5-12

Hebrews 9.24-28

Mark 1.14-20

Year C

Job 19.23-27a

Psalm 17.1-9*

2 Thessalonians 2.1-5,13-17

Luke 20.27-38

Second Service

Year A

Psalms [20] 82

Judges 7.2-22

John 15.9-17

Year B

Psalms 46 [82]

Isaiah 10.33 – 11.9

John 14.1-29 (or 23-29)

Year C

Psalm 40

1 Kings 3.1-15

Romans 8.31-39

Gospel at Holy Communion: Matthew 22.15-22

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 91

Deuteronomy 17.14-20

1 Timothy 2.1-7

Year B

Psalm 136

Micah 4.1-5

Philippians 4.6-9

Year C

Psalms 20, 90

Isaiah 2.1-5

James 3.13-18

The Second Sunday before Advent

Sunday between 13 and 19 November inclusive

Principal Service

Year A

Zephaniah 1.7,12-18

Psalm 90.1-8[9-11]12*

1 Thessalonians 5.1-11

Matthew 25.14-30

Year B

Daniel 12.1-3

Psalm 16

Hebrews 10.11-14[15-18]19-25

Mark 13.1-8

Year C

Malachi 4.1-2a

Psalm 98

2 Thessalonians 3.6-13

Luke 21.5-19

Second Service

Year A

Psalm 89.19-37*

1 Kings 1.15-40 (or 1-40)

Revelation 1.4-18

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 9.1-6

Year B

Psalm 95

Daniel 3 (or 3.13-30)

Matthew 13.24-30,36-43

Year C

Psalms [93] 97

Daniel 6

Matthew 13.1-9,18-23

Third Service

Year A

Psalm 98

Daniel 10.19-21

Revelation 4

Year B

Psalm 96

1 Samuel 9.27 – 10.2a; 10.17-26

Matthew 13.31-35

Year C

Psalm 132

1 Samuel 16.1-13

Matthew 13.44-52

Christ the King

The Sunday next before Advent

Sunday between 20 and 26 November inclusive

Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Years A, B, C

Psalms 99, 100

Isaiah 10.33 – 11.9

1 Timothy 6.11-16

Principal Service

Year A

Ezekiel 34.11-16,20-24

Psalm 95.1-7

Ephesians 1.15-23

Matthew 25.31-46

Year B

Daniel 7.9-10,13,14

Psalm 93

Revelation 1.4b-8

John 18.33-37

Year C

Jeremiah 23.1-6

Psalm 46

Colossians 1.11-20

Luke 23.33-43

Second Service

Year A

2 Samuel 23.1-7 or 1 Maccabees 2.15-29

Matthew 28.16-20

Evening Psalms

Psalms 93 [97]

Year B

Daniel 5

John 6.1-15

Evening Psalm

Psalm 72*

Year C

1 Samuel 8.4-20

John 18.33-37

Evening Psalm

Psalm 72*

Third Service

Year A

Isaiah 4.2 – 5.7

Luke 19.29-38

Morning Psalms

Psalms 29, 110

Year B

Isaiah 32.1-8

Revelation 3.7-22

Morning Psalms

Psalms 29, 110

Year C

Zechariah 6.9-15

Revelation 11.15-18

Morning Psalms

Psalms 29, 110

¶    Festivals

For Lesser Festivals, the Commons of Saints and special occasions, see the complete Common Worship Lectionary published separately.

The Naming and Circumcision of Jesus

1 January
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalm 148

Jeremiah 23.1-6

Colossians 2.8-15

Principal Service

Numbers 6.22-27

Psalm 8

Galatians 4.4-7

Luke 2.15-21

Second Service

Deuteronomy 30.[1-10]11-20

Acts 3.1-16

Evening Psalm

Psalm 115

Third Service

Genesis 17.1-13

Romans 2.17-29

Morning Psalms

Psalms 103, 150

The Conversion of Paul

25 January
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalm 149

Isaiah 49.1-13

Acts 22.3-16

Principal Service

Jeremiah 1.4-10

Psalm 67

Acts 9.1-22

Matthew 19.27-30

(or)

Acts 9.1-22

Psalm 67

Galatians 1.11-16a

Matthew 19.27-30

Second Service

Ecclesiasticus 39.1-10 or Isaiah 56.1-8

Colossians 1.24 – 2.7

Evening Psalm

Psalm 119.41-56

Third Service

Ezekiel 3.22-27

Philippians 3.1-14

Morning Psalms

Psalms 66, 147.13-21

Joseph of Nazareth

19 March
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalm 132

Hosea 11.1-9

Luke 2.41-52

Principal Service

2 Samuel 7.4-16

Psalm 89.26-36

Romans 4.13-18

Matthew 1.18-25

Second Service

Genesis 50.22-26

Matthew 2.13-23

Evening Psalms

Psalms 1, 112

Third Service

Isaiah 11.1-10

Matthew 13.54-58

Morning Psalms

Psalms 25, 147.1-12

The Annunciation of Our Lord

25 March
Principal Feast
Evening Prayer on the Eve

Psalm 85

Wisdom 9.1-12 or Genesis 3.8-15

Galatians 4.1-5

Principal Service

Isaiah 7.10-14

Psalm 40.5-11

Hebrews 10.4-10

Luke 1.26-38

Second Service

Isaiah 52.1-12

Hebrews 2.5-18

Evening Psalms

Psalms 131, 146

Third Service

1 Samuel 2.1-10

Romans 5.12-21

Morning Psalms

Psalms 111, 113

George

23 April
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalms 111, 116

Jeremiah 15.15-21

Hebrews 11.32 – 12.2

Principal Service

1 Maccabees 2.59-64 or Revelation 12.7-12

Psalm 126

2 Timothy 2.3-13

John 15.18-21

Second Service

Isaiah 43.1-7

John 15.1-8

Evening Psalms

Psalms 3, 11

Third Service

Joshua 1.1-9

Ephesians 6.10-20

Morning Psalms

Psalms 5, 146

Mark

25 April
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalm 19

Isaiah 52.7-10

Mark 1.1-15

Principal Service

Proverbs 15.28-33 or Acts 15.35-41

Psalm 119.9-16

Ephesians 4.7-16

Mark 13.5-13

Second Service

Ezekiel 1.4-14

2 Timothy 4.1-11

Evening Psalm

Psalm 45

Third Service

Isaiah 62.6-10 or Ecclesiasticus 51.13-30

Acts 12.25 – 13.13

Morning Psalms

Psalms 37.23-41, 148

Philip and James

1 May
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalm 25

Isaiah 40.27-31

John 12.20-26

Principal Service

Isaiah 30.15-21

Psalm 119.1-8

Ephesians 1.3-10

John 14.1-14

Second Service

Job 23.1-12

John 1.43-51

Evening Psalm

Psalm 149

Third Service

Proverbs 4.10-18

James 1.1-12

Morning Psalms

Psalms 139, 146

Matthias

14 May
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalm 147

Isaiah 22.15-22

Philippians 3.13b – 4.1

Principal Service

Isaiah 22.15-25

Psalm 15

Acts 1.15-26

John 15.9-17

(or)

Acts 1.15-26

Psalm 15

1 Corinthians 4.1-7

John 15.9-17

Second Service

1 Samuel 16.1-13a

Matthew 7.15-27

Evening Psalm

Psalm 80

Third Service

1 Samuel 2.27-35

Acts 2.37-47

Morning Psalms

Psalms 16, 147.1-12

The Visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Elizabeth

31 May
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalm 45

Song of Solomon 2.8-14

Luke 1.26-38

Principal Service

Zephaniah 3.14-18

Psalm 113

Romans 12.9-16

Luke 1.39-49[50-56]

Second Service

Zechariah 2.10-13

John 3.25-30

Evening Psalms

Psalms 122, 127, 128

Third Service

1 Samuel 2.1-10

Mark 3.31-35

Morning Psalms

Psalms 85, 150

Barnabas

11 June
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalms 1, 15

Isaiah 42.5-12

Acts 14.8-28

Principal Service

Job 29.11-16

Psalm 112

Acts 11.19-30

John 15.12-17

(or)

Acts 11.19-30

Psalm 112

Galatians 2.1-10

John 15.12-17

Second Service

Ecclesiastes 12.9-14 or Tobit 4.5-11

Acts 9.26-31

Evening Psalm

Psalm 147

Third Service

Jeremiah 9.23,24

Acts 4.32-37

Morning Psalms

Psalms 100, 101, 117

The Birth of John the Baptist

24 June
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalm 71

Judges 13.2-7,24-25

Luke 1.5-25

Principal Service

Isaiah 40.1-11

Psalm 85.7-13

Acts 13.14b-26 or Galatians 3.23-29

Luke 1.57-66,80

Second Service

Malachi 4

Matthew 11.2-19

Evening Psalms

Psalms 80, 82

Third Service

Ecclesiasticus 48.1-10 or Malachi 3.1-6

Luke 3.1-17

Morning Psalms

Psalms 50, 149

Peter and Paul

29 June
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalms 66, 67

Ezekiel 3.4-11

Galatians 1.13 – 2.8

Principal Service

Zechariah 4.1-6a,10b-14

Psalm 125

Acts 12.1-11

Matthew 16.13-19

(or)

Acts 12.1-11

Psalm 125

2 Timothy 4.6-8,17,18

Matthew 16.13-19

Second Service

Ezekiel 34.11-16

John 21.15-22

Evening Psalms

Psalms 124, 138

Third Service

Isaiah 49.1-6

Acts 11.1-18

Morning Psalms

Psalms 71, 113

or,

Peter,

where celebrated alone
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalms 66, 67

Ezekiel 3.4-11

Acts 9.32-43

Principal Service

Ezekiel 3.22-27

Psalm 125

Acts 12.1-11

Matthew 16.13-19

(or)

Acts 12.1-11

Psalm 125

1 Peter 2.19-25

Matthew 16.13-19

Second Service

Ezekiel 34.11-16

John 21.15-22

Evening Psalms

Psalms 124, 138

Third Service

Isaiah 49.1-6

Acts 11.1-18

Morning Psalms

Psalms 71, 113

Thomas

3 July
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalm 27

Isaiah 35

Hebrews 10.35 – 11.1

Principal Service

Habakkuk 2.1-4

Psalm 31.1-6

Ephesians 2.19-22

John 20.24-29

Second Service

Job 42.1-6

1 Peter 1.3-12

Evening Psalm

Psalm 139

Third Service

2 Samuel 15.17-21 or Ecclesiasticus 2

John 11.1-16

Morning Psalms

Psalms 92, 146

Mary Magdalene

22 July
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalm 139

Isaiah 25.1-9

2 Corinthians 1.3-7

Principal Service

Song of Solomon 3.1-4

Psalm 42.1-10

2 Corinthians 5.14-17

John 20.1-2,11-18

Second Service

Zephaniah 3.14-20

Mark 15.40 – 16.7

Evening Psalm

Psalm 63

Third Service

1 Samuel 16.14-23

Luke 8.1-3

Morning Psalms

Psalms 30, 32, 150

James

25 July
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalm 144

Deuteronomy 30.11-20

Mark 5.21-43

Principal Service

Jeremiah 45.1-5

Psalm 126

Acts 11.27 – 12.2

Matthew 20.20-28

(or)

Acts 11.27 – 12.2

Psalm 126

2 Corinthians 4.7-15

Matthew 20.20-28

Second Service

Jeremiah 26.1-15

Mark 1.14-20

Evening Psalm

Psalm 94

Third Service

2 Kings 1.9-15

Luke 9.46-56

Morning Psalms

Psalms 7, 29, 117

The Transfiguration of Our Lord

6 August
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalms 99, 110

Exodus 24.12-18

John 12.27-36a

Principal Service

Daniel 7.9,10,13,14

Psalm 97

2 Peter 1.16-19

Luke 9.28-36

Second Service

Exodus 34.29-35

2 Corinthians 3

Evening Psalm

Psalm 72

Third Service

Ecclesiasticus 48.1-10 or 1 Kings 19.1-16

1 John 3.1-3

Morning Psalms

Psalms 27, 150

The Blessed Virgin Mary

15 August
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalm 72

Proverbs 8.22-31

John 19.23-27

Principal Service

Isaiah 61.10,11 or Revelation 11.19 – 12.6,10

Psalm 45.10-17

Galatians 4.4-7

Luke 1.46-55

Second Service

Song of Solomon 2.1-7

Acts 1.6-14

Evening Psalm

Psalm 132

Third Service

Isaiah 7.10-15

Luke 11.27,28

Morning Psalms

Psalms 98, 138, 147.1-12

Bartholomew

24 August
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalm 97

Isaiah 61.1-9

2 Corinthians 6.1-10

Principal Service

Isaiah 43.8-13

Psalm 145.1-7

Acts 5.12-16

Luke 22.24-30

(or)

Acts 5.12-16

Psalm 145.1-7

1 Corinthians 4.9-15

Luke 22.24-30

Second Service

Ecclesiasticus 39.1-10 or Deuteronomy 18.15-19

Matthew 10.1-22

Evening Psalms

Psalms 91, 116

Third Service

Genesis 28.10-17

John 1.43-51

Morning Psalms

Psalms 86, 117

Holy Cross Day

14 September
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalm 66

Isaiah 52.13 – 53.12

Ephesians 2.11-22

Principal Service

Numbers 21.4-9

Psalm 22.23-28

Philippians 2.6-11

John 3.13-17

Second Service

Isaiah 63.1-16

1 Corinthians 1.18-25

Evening Psalms

Psalms 110, 150

Third Service

Genesis 3.1-15

John 12.27-36a

Morning Psalms

Psalms 2, 8, 146

Matthew

21 September
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalm 34

Isaiah 33.13-17

Matthew 6.19-34

Principal Service

Proverbs 3.13-18

Psalm 119.65-72

2 Corinthians 4.1-6

Matthew 9.9-13

Second Service

Ecclesiastes 5.4-12

Matthew 19.16-30

Evening Psalm

Psalm 119.33-40, 89-96

Third Service

1 Kings 19.15-21

2 Timothy 3.14-17

Morning Psalms

Psalms 49, 117

Michael and All Angels

29 September
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalm 91

2 Kings 6.8-17

Matthew 18.1-6,10

Principal Service

Genesis 28.10-17

Psalm 103.19-22

Revelation 12.7-12

John 1.47-51

(or)

Revelation 12.7-12

Psalm 103.19-22

Hebrews 1.5-14

John 1.47-51

Second Service

Daniel 10.4-21

Revelation 5

Evening Psalms

Psalms 138, 148

Third Service

Tobit 12.6-22 or Daniel 12.1-4

Acts 12.1-11

Morning Psalms

Psalms 34, 150

Luke

18 October
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalm 33

Hosea 6.1-3

2 Timothy 3.10-17

Principal Service

Isaiah 35.3-6 or Acts 16.6-12a

Psalm 147.1-7

2 Timothy 4.5-17

Luke 10.1-9

Second Service

Ecclesiasticus 38.1-14 or Isaiah 61.1-6

Colossians 4.7-18

Evening Psalm

Psalm 103

Third Service

Isaiah 55

Luke 1.1-4

Morning Psalms

Psalms 145, 146

Simon and Jude

28 October
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalms 124, 125, 126

Deuteronomy 32.1-4

John 14.15-26

Principal Service

Isaiah 28.14-16

Psalm 119.89-96

Ephesians 2.19-22

John 15.17-end

Second Service

1 Maccabees 2.42-66 or Jeremiah 3.11-18

Jude 1-4,17-25

Evening Psalm

Psalm 119.1-16

Third Service

Wisdom 5.1-16 or Isaiah 45.18-26

Luke 6.12-16

Morning Psalms

Psalms 116, 117

Andrew

30 November
Evening Prayer on the Eve (if required)

Psalm 48

Isaiah 49.1-9a

1 Corinthians 4.9-16

Principal Service

Isaiah 52.7-10

Psalm 19.1-6

Romans 10.12-18

Matthew 4.18-22

Second Service

Zechariah 8.20-23

John 1.35-42

Evening Psalms

Psalms 87, 96

Third Service

Ezekiel 47.1-12 or Ecclesiasticus 14.20-27

John 12.20-32

Morning Psalms

Psalms 47, 147.1-12

Stephen

26 December
Principal Service

2 Chronicles 24.20-22

Psalm 119.161-168

Acts 7.51-60

Matthew 10.17-22

(or)

Acts 7.51-60

Psalm 119.161-168

Galatians 2.16b-20

Matthew 10.17-22

Second Service

Genesis 4.1-10

Matthew 23.34-39

Evening Psalms

Psalms 57, 86

Third Service

Jeremiah 26.12-15

Acts 6

Morning Psalms

Psalms 13, 31.1-8, 150

John

27 December
Principal Service

Exodus 33.7-11a

Psalm 117

1 John 1

John 21.19b-25

Second Service

Isaiah 6.1-8

1 John 5.1-12

Evening Psalm

Psalm 97

Third Service

Exodus 33.12-23

1 John 2.1-11

Morning Psalms

Psalms 21, 147.13-21

The Holy Innocents

28 December
Principal Service

Jeremiah 31.15-17

Psalm 124

1 Corinthians 1.26-29

Matthew 2.13-18

Second Service

Isaiah 49.14-25

Mark 10.13-16

Evening Psalms

Psalms 123, 128

Third Service

Baruch 4.21-27 or Genesis 37.13-20

Matthew 18.1-10

Morning Psalms

Psalms 36, 146

Dedication Festival

If date not known, observe on the First Sunday in October or Last Sunday after Trinity.
Evening Prayer on the Eve

Years A, B, C

Psalm 24

2 Chronicles 7.11-16

John 4.19-29

Principal Service

Year A

1 Kings 8.22-30 or Revelation 21.9-14

Psalm 122

Hebrews 12.18-24

Matthew 21.12-16

Year B

Genesis 28.11-18 or Revelation 21.9-14

Psalm 122

1 Peter 2.1-10

John 10.22-29

Year C

1 Chronicles 29.6-19

Psalm 122

Ephesians 2.19-22

John 2.13-22

Second Service

Year A

Jeremiah 7.1-11

1 Corinthians 3.9-17

Gospel at Holy Communion: Luke 19.1-10

Evening Psalm

Psalm 132

Year B

Jeremiah 7.1-11

Luke 19.1-10

Evening Psalm

Psalm 132

Year C

Jeremiah 7.1-11

Luke 19.1-10

Evening Psalm

Psalm 132

Third Service

Years A, B, C

Haggai 2.6-9

Hebrews 10.19-25

Morning Psalms

Psalms 48, 150

¶    Special Occasion

Harvest Thanksgiving

Year A

Deuteronomy 8.7-18 or Deuteronomy 28.1-14

Psalm 65

2 Corinthians 9.6-15

Luke 12.16-30 or Luke 17.11-19

Year B

Joel 2.21-27

Psalm 126

1 Timothy 2.1-7 or 1 Timothy 6.6-10

Matthew 6.25-33

Year C

Deuteronomy 26.1-11

Psalm 100

Philippians 4.4-9 or Revelation 14.14-18

John 6.25-35

 
 

The purpose of this Alternative Psalmody is, in some cases, to reduce the number of verses of a particular provision and, in others, to simplify the reading. Psalms which are starred * have alternatives listed in this table.

Advent 1

Year B 80.1-8

Advent 2

Year A 72.1-7

Year B 85.8-13

Advent 3

Year C 146.4-10

Advent 4

Year A 80.1-8

Year B 89.1-8

Christmas 1

Years A, B, C 148.7-14

Epiphany 2

Year B 139.1-9

Epiphany 3

Year A 27.1-11

Year C 19.1-6

Proper 1

Year B 147.1-12

Proper 3

Year C 37.1-7

Lent 1

Year C 91.1-11

Lent 3

Year B 19.7-14

Lent 4

Year B 107.1-9

Palm Sunday

Years A, B, C 118.19-24; 31.9-18

Tuesday in Holy Week

Years A, B, C 71.1-8

Maundy Thursday

Years A, B, C 116.9-17

Good Friday

Years A, B, C 22.1-11 or 1-21

Easter Eve

Years A, B, C 31.1-5

Easter Day

Years A, B, C 118.14-24

Easter 3

Year A 116.1-7

Easter 5

Year A 31.1-5

Year C 148.1-6

Easter 7

Year A 68.1-10

Pentecost

Years A, B, C 104.26-37

Proper 4

Year A 31.19-24

Proper 6

Year A 116.9-17

Year B 92.1-8

Proper 7

Year A 86.1-10; 69.14-20

Year B 107.23-32

Year C 42 or 43

Proper 8

Year A 89.8-18

Year C 77.11-20

Proper 10

Year A 65.8-13

Proper 11

Year A 139.1-11

Proper 12

Year A 105.1-11

Year C 85.1-7

Proper 13

Year A 17.1-7; 145.15-22

Year C 107.1-9; 49.1-9

Proper 14

Year A 105.1-10

Year C 50.1-7; 33.12-21

Proper 15

Year C 80.9-20

Proper 17

Year A 115

Year B 45.1-7

Year C 81.1-11

Proper 18

Year C 139.1-7

Proper 19

Year A 103.8-13

Year B 19.1-6

Proper 20

Year A 105.37-45

Proper 21

Year A 78.1-7

Year C 91.11-16

Proper 22

Year A 19.7-14

Year C 137.1-6

Proper 23

Year A 106.1-6

Proper 24

Year B 104.1-10

Proper 25

Year A 90.1-6

Year B 34.1-8

Year C 65.1-7

4 Before Advent

Year A 107.1-9

3 before Advent

Year C 17.1-8

2 before Advent

Year A 90.1-8

 

The purpose of this Alternative Psalmody is to reduce the number of verses of a particular provision. Psalms which are starred * have alternatives listed in this table.

Advent 1

Year A 9.1-8

Year B 25.1-9

Year C 9.1-8

Advent 2

Year B 40.12-19

Advent 3

Year B 68.1-8

Christmas 2

Years A, B, C 135.1-14

Epiphany 3

Years A, B, C 33.1-12

Epiphany 4

Years A, B, C 34.1-10

2 Before Lent

Year C 147.13-21

1 Before Lent

Year C 89.5-12

Ash Wednesday

Years A, B, C 102.1-18

Lent 2

Years A, B, C 135.1-14

Lent 5

Year B 34.1-10

Year C 35.1-9

Wednesday in Holy Week

Years A, B, C 102.1-18

Easter 7

Year C 68.1-13,18-19

Proper 4

Year A 33.12-22

Year B 35.1-10

Proper 5

Year C 44.1-9

Proper 8

Year A 50.1-15

Proper 10

Year B 66.1-8

Year C 77.1-12

Proper 11

Year B 73.21-28

Proper 12

Year B 74.11-16

Year C 88.1-10

Proper 13

Year A 80.1-8

Year B 88.1-10

Year C 107.1-16

Proper 14

Year B 91.1-12

Proper 15

Year A 90.1-12

Year C 119.17-24

Proper 16

Year B 116.10-17

Year C 119.49-56

Proper 17

Year B 119.9-16

Year C 119.81-88

Proper 18

Year B 119.49-56

Proper 19

Year B 119.73-80

Proper 20

Year A 119.121-128

Year B 119.137-144

Proper 21

Year C 135.1-14

Proper 22

Year A 136.1-9

Proper 23

Year A 139.1-11

4 before Advent

Years B, C 145.1-9

2 before Advent

Year A 89.19-29

Christ the King

Years B, C 72.1-7