Lectionary

¶    The Lectionary Years

Church Year
(Advent to Advent)
Sunday
Lectionary
Year
Weekday
Lectionary
Year
     
2000/2001 C 1
2001/2002 A 2
2002/2003 B 1
2003/2004 C 2
2004/2005 A 1
2005/2006 B 2
2006/2007 C 1
2007/2008 A 2
2008/2009 B 1
2009/2010 C 2
2010/2011 A 1
2011/2012 B 2
2012/2013 C 1
2013/2014 A 2
2014/2015 B 1
2015/2016 C 2
2016/2017 A 1
2017/2018 B 2
2018/2019 C 1
2019/2020 A 2
2020/2021 B 1
2021/2022 C 2
2022/2023 A 1
2023/2024 B 2
2024/2025 C 1
2025/2026 A 2
2026/2027 B 1
2027/2028 C 2
2028/2029 A 1
2029/2030 B 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
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Isaiah 2.1-5
Psalm 122
Romans 13.11-14
Matthew 24.36-44
Isaiah 64.1-9
Psalm 80.1-8,18-20*
1 Corinthians 1.3-9
Mark 13.24-37
Jeremiah 33.14-16
Psalm 25.1-9
1 Thessalonians 3.9-13
Luke 21.25-36
Second
Service
 
Psalm 9*
Isaiah 52.1-12
Matthew 24.15-28
Psalm 25*
Isaiah 1.1-20
Matthew 21.1-13
Psalm 9*
Joel 3.9-21
Revelation 14.13 - 15.4
Gospel at Holy Communion:
John 3.1-17
Third
Service 
Psalm 44
Micah 4.1-7
1 Thessalonians 5.1-11 
Psalm 44
Isaiah 2.1-5
Luke 12.35-48   
Psalm 44
Isaiah 51.4-11
Romans 13.11-14
The Second Sunday of Advent
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Isaiah 11.1-10
Psalm 72.1-7,18,19*
Romans 15.4-13
Matthew 3.1-12
Isaiah 40.1-11
Psalm 85.1-2,8-13*
2 Peter 3.8-15a
Mark 1.1-8
Baruch 5.1-9 or Malachi 3.1-4
Canticle: Benedictus
Philippians 1.3-11
Luke 3.1-6
Second
Service
 
Psalms 11 [28]
1 Kings 18.17-39
John 1.19-28
Psalm 40*
1 Kings 22.1-28
Romans 15.4-13
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Matthew 11.2-11
Psalms 75 [76]
Isaiah 40.1-11
Luke 1.1-25
Third
Service 
Psalm 80
Amos 7
Luke 1.5-20
Psalm 80
Baruch 5.1-9 or
Zephaniah 3.14-20
Luke 1.5-20
Psalm 80
Isaiah 64.1-7
Matthew 11.2-11
The Third Sunday of Advent
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Isaiah 35.1-10
Psalm 146.4-10 or
Canticle: Magnificat
James 5.7-10
Matthew 11.2-11
Isaiah 61.1-4,8-11
Psalm 126 or
Canticle: Magnificat
1 Thessalonians 5.16-24
John 1.6-8,19-28
Zephaniah 3.14-20
Canticle: Isaiah 12.2-6*
Philippians 4.4-7
Luke 3.7-18
Second
Service
 
Psalms 12 [14]
Isaiah 5.8-30
Acts 13.13-41
Gospel at Holy Communion:
John 5.31-40 
Psalm 68.1-19*
Malachi 3.1-4; 4
Philippians 4.4-7
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Matthew 14.1-12
Psalms 50.1-6 [62]
Isaiah 35
Luke 1.57-66[67-80]

Third
Service 
Psalm 68.1-19
Zephaniah 3.14-20
Philippians 4.4-7
Psalms 50.1-6, 62
Isaiah 12
Luke 1.57-66
Psalms 12, 14
Isaiah 25.1-9
1 Corinthians 4.1-5
The Fourth Sunday of Advent
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Isaiah 7.10-16
Psalm 80.1-8,18-20*
Romans 1.1-7
Matthew 1.18-25
2 Samuel 7.1-11,16
Canticle: Magnificat or
Psalm 89.1-4,19-26*
Romans 16.25-27
Luke 1.26-38
Micah 5.2-5a
Canticle: Magnificat or
Psalm 80.1-8
Hebrews 10.5-10
Luke 1.39-45[46-55]
Second
Service
 
Psalms 113 [126]
1 Samuel 1.1-20
Revelation 22.6-21
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 1.39-45
Psalms 113 [131]
Zechariah 2.10-13
Luke 1.39-55
Psalms 123 [131]
Isaiah 10.33 - 11.10
Matthew 1.18-25
Third
Service 
Psalm 144
Micah 5.2-5a
Luke 1.26-38
Psalm 144
Isaiah 7.10-16
Romans 1.1-7
Psalm 144
Isaiah 32.1-8
Revelation 22.6-21
Christmas Eve 24 December
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 25 December
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.

 
II 
III
Principal
Service
Years
A,B,C
Isaiah 9.2-7
Psalm 96
Titus 2.11-14
Luke 2.1-14[15-20]
Isaiah 62.6-12
Psalm 97
Titus 3.4-7
Luke 2.[1-7]8-20
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.

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Isaiah 63.7-9
Psalm 148*
Hebrews 2.10-18
Matthew 2.13-23
Isaiah 61.10 - 62.3
Psalm 148*
Galatians 4.4-7
Luke 2.15-21
1 Samuel 2.18-20,26
Psalm 148*
Colossians 3.12-17
Luke 2.41-52
Second
Service
 
Psalm 132
Isaiah 49.7-13
Philippians 2.1-11
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 2.41-52
Psalm 132
Isaiah 35
Colossians 1.9-20 or
Luke 2.41-52
Psalm 132
Isaiah 61
Galatians 3.27 - 4.7
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 2.15-21
Third
Service 
Psalm 105.1-11
Isaiah 35.1-6
Galatians 3.23-29
Psalm 105.1-11
Isaiah 63.7-9
Ephesians 3.5-12
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.

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
(Readings   
for Years 
A, B, C are
the same)
Jeremiah 31.7-14
Psalm 147.13-21
Ephesians 1.3-14
John 1.[1-9]10-18
Jeremiah 31.7-14
Psalm 147.13-21
Ephesians 1.3-14
John 1.[1-9]10-18
Jeremiah 31.7-14
Psalm 147.13-21
Ephesians 1.3-14
John 1.[1-9]10-18
 
(or) 
(or)
(or)
  Ecclesiasticus 24.1-12
Canticle: Wisdom of
Solomon 10.15-21
Ephesians 1.3-14
John 1.[1-9]10-18
Ecclesiasticus 24.1-12
Canticle: Wisdom of 
Solomon 10.15-21
Ephesians 1.3-14 
John 1.[1-9]10-18
Ecclesiasticus 24.1-12
Canticle: Wisdom of
Solomon 10.15-21
Ephesians 1.3-14
John 1.[1-9]10-18
Second
Service
 
Psalm 135*
Isaiah 41.21 - 42.4
Colossians 1.1-14
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Matthew 2.13-23
Psalm 135*
Isaiah 46.3-13
Romans 12.1-8
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Matthew 2.13-23
Psalm 135*
1 Samuel 1.20-28
1 John 4.7-16
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Matthew 2.13-23
Third
Service 
Psalm 87
Jeremiah 31.15-17
2 Corinthians 1.3-12
Psalm 87
Zechariah 8.1-8
Luke 2.41-52
Psalm 87
Isaiah 12
1 Thessalonians 2.1-8

¶    Epiphany

The Epiphany 6 January
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
   
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Isaiah 42.1-9 
Psalm 29 
Acts 10.34-43
Matthew 3.13-17
Genesis 1.1-5 
Psalm 29 
Acts 19.1-7
Mark 1.4-11 
Isaiah 43.1-7
Psalm 29
Acts 8.14-17
Luke 3.15-17,21,22
Second
Service
 
Psalms 46, 47
Joshua 3.1-8,14-17
Hebrews 1.1-12
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 3.15-22
Psalms 46 [47]
Isaiah 42.1-9 
Ephesians 2.1-10
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Matthew 3.13-17 
Psalms 46, 47
Isaiah 55.1-11
Romans 6.1-11
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Mark 1.4-11
Third
Service 
Psalm 89.19-29
Exodus 14.15-22
1 John 5.6-9
Psalm 89.19-29
1 Samuel 16.1-3,13
John 1.29-34
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.

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Isaiah 49.1-7
Psalm 40.1-12
1 Corinthians 1.1-9
John 1.29-42
1 Samuel 3.1-10[11-20]
Psalm 139.1-5,12-18*
Revelation 5.1-10
John 1.43-51
Isaiah 62.1-5
Psalm 36.5-10
1 Corinthians 12.1-11
John 2.1-11
Second
Service
 
Psalm 96
Ezekiel 2.1 - 3.4
Galatians 1.11-24
Gospel at Holy Communion:
John 1.43-51
Psalm 96
Isaiah 60.9-22
Hebrews 6.17 - 7.10
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Matthew 8.5-13
Psalm 96
1 Samuel 3.1-20
Ephesians 4.1-16
Gospel at Holy Communion:
John 1.29-42
Third
Service 
Psalm 145.1-12
Jeremiah 1.4-10
Mark 1.14-20
Psalm 145.1-12
Isaiah 62.1-5
1 Corinthians 6.11-20
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.

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Isaiah 9.1-4
Psalm 27.1,4-12*
1 Corinthians 1.10-18
Matthew 4.12-23
Genesis 14.17-20
Psalm 128
Revelation 19.6-10
John 2.1-11
Nehemiah 8.1-3,5-6,8-10
Psalm 19*
1 Corinthians 12.12-31a
Luke 4.14-21
Second
Service
 
Psalm 33*
Ecclesiastes 3.1-11
1 Peter 1.3-12
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 4.14-21
Psalm 33*
Jeremiah 3.21 - 4.2
Titus 2.1-8,11-14
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Matthew 4.12-23
Psalm 33
Numbers 9.15-23
1 Corinthians 7.17-24
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Mark 1.21-28
Third
Service 
Psalm 113
Amos 3.1-8
1 John 1.1-4
Psalm 113
Jonah 3.1-5,10
John 3.16-21
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.

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
1 Kings 17.8-16
Psalm 36.5-10
1 Corinthians 1.18-31
John 2.1-11
Deuteronomy 18.15-20
Psalm 111
Revelation 12.1-5a
Mark 1.21-28
Ezekiel 43.27 - 44.4
Psalm 48
1 Corinthians 13.1-13
Luke 2.22-40
Second
Service
Psalm 34*
Genesis 28.10-22
Philemon 1-16
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Mark 1.21-28
Psalm 34*
1 Samuel 3.1-20
1 Corinthians 14.12-20
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Matthew 13.10-17
Psalm 34
1 Chronicles 29.6-19
Acts 7.44-50
Gospel at Holy Communion:
John 4.19-29a
Third
Service
Psalm 71.1-6,15-17
Haggai 2.1-9
1 Corinthians 3.10-17
Psalm 71.1-6,15-17
Jeremiah 1.4-10
Mark 1.40-45
Psalm 71.1-6,15-17
Micah 6.1-8
1 Corinthians 6.12-20
The Presentation of Christ in the Temple
(Candlemas) 2 February
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)

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Isaiah 58.1-9a[b-12]
Psalm 112.1-9[10]
1 Corinthians 2.1-12[13-16]
Matthew 5.13-20
Isaiah 40.21-31
Psalm 147.1-12,21c*
1 Corinthians 9.16-23
Mark 1.29-39 
Isaiah 6.1-8[9-13]
Psalm 138
1 Corinthians 15.1-11
Luke 5.1-11
Second
Service
 
Psalms [1, 3] 4
Amos 2.4-16
Ephesians 4.17-32
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Mark 1.29-39
Psalm 5
Numbers 13.1-2,27-33
Philippians 2.12-28
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 5.1-11
Psalms [1] 2
Wisdom 6.1-21 or Hosea 1
Colossians 3.1-22
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Matthew 5.13-20
Third
Service 
Psalms 5, 6
Jeremiah 26.1-16
Acts 3.1-10
Psalms 2, 3
Jeremiah 26.1-16
Acts 3.1-10
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)

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Deuteronomy 30.15-20 or
Ecclesiasticus 15.15-20
Psalm 119.1-8
1 Corinthians 3.1-9
Matthew 5.21-37
2 Kings 5.1-14
Psalm 30
1 Corinthians 9.24-27
Mark 1.40-45
Jeremiah 17.5-10
Psalm 1
1 Corinthians 15.12-20
Luke 6.17-26
Second
Service
 
Psalms [7] 13
Amos 3.1-8
Ephesians 5.1-17
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Mark 1.40-45
Psalm 6
Numbers 20.2-13
Philippians 3.7-21
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 6.17-26
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 
Psalm 10
Jeremiah 30.1-3,10-22
Acts 6 
Psalm 7
Jeremiah 30.1-3,10-22
Acts 6
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)

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Leviticus 19.1-2,9-18
Psalm 119.33-40
1 Corinthians 3.10-11,16-23
Matthew 5.38-48
Isaiah 43.18-25
Psalm 41
2 Corinthians 1.18-22 
Mark 2.1-12
Genesis 45.3-11,15
Psalm 37.1-11,40,41*
1 Corinthians 15.35-38,
42-50
Luke 6.27-38
Second
Service
 
Psalm 18.1-20 or 18.21-30
Amos 9.5-15
Ephesians 6.1-20
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Mark 2.1-12
Psalm 10
Numbers 22.21 - 23.12
Philippians 4.10-20
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 6.27-38
Psalms [11] 13
Hosea 14
Galatians 5.2-10
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Matthew 6.1-8
Third
Service 
Psalms 21, 23
Jeremiah 33.1-11
Acts 8.4-25
Psalm 9
Jeremiah 33.1-11
Acts 8.4-25
Psalm 10
Jeremiah 33.1-11
Acts 8.4-25
The Second Sunday before Lent
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Genesis 1.1 - 2.3
Psalm 136 or
Psalm 136.1-9,23-26
Romans 8.18-25
Matthew 6.25-34
Proverbs 8.1,22-31
Psalm 104.26-37
Colossians 1.15-20
John 1.1-14
Genesis 2.4b-9,15-25
Psalm 65
Revelation 4
Luke 8.22-25
Second
Service
 
Psalm 148
Proverbs 8.1,22-31 
Revelation 4
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 12.16-31
Psalm 65
Genesis 2.4b-25
Luke 8.22-35

Psalm 147*
Genesis 1.1 - 2.3
Matthew 6.25-34

Third
Service 
Psalms 100, 150
Job 38.1-21
Colossians 1.15-20
Psalms 29, 67
Deuteronomy 8.1-10
Matthew 6.25-34
Psalm 104.1-26
Job 28.1-11
Acts 14.8-17
The Sunday next before Lent
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Exodus 24.12-18
Psalm 2
or Psalm 99
2 Peter 1.16-21
Matthew 17.1-9 
2 Kings 2.1-12
Psalm 50.1-6
2 Corinthians 4.3-6
Mark 9.2-9
Exodus 34.29-35
Psalm 99
2 Corinthians 3.12 - 4.2
Luke 9.28-36[37-43a]
Second
Service
 
Psalm 84
Ecclesiasticus 48.1-10
or 2 Kings 2.1-12
Matthew 17.9-23
(or 1-23)
Psalms 2 [99]
1 Kings 19.1-16
2 Peter 1.16-21
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Mark 9.[2-8]9-13
Psalm 89.1-18*
Exodus 3.1-6
John 12.27-36a

Third
Service 
Psalm 72 
Exodus 34.29-35
2 Corinthians 4.3-6 
Psalms 27, 150
Exodus 24.12-18
2 Corinthians 3.12-18
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
I Timothy 6.6-19
Morning Psalm
Psalm 38
   
The First Sunday of Lent
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Genesis 2.15-17; 3.1-7
Psalm 32
Romans 5.12-19
Matthew 4.1-11
Genesis 9.8-17
Psalm 25.1-9
1 Peter 3.18-22
Mark 1.9-15
Deuteronomy 26.1-11
Psalm 91.1-2,9-16*
Romans 10.8b-13
Luke 4.1-13
Second
Service
 
Psalm 50.1-15
Deuteronomy 6.4-9,16-25
Luke 15.1-10
Psalm 119.17-32
Genesis 2.15-17; 3.1-7
Romans 5.12-19 or
Luke 13.31-35
Psalm 119.73-88
Jonah 3
Luke 18.9-14
Third
Service 
Psalm 119.1-16
Jeremiah 18.1-11
Luke 18.9-14
Psalm 77
Exodus 34.1-10
Romans 10.8b-13 
Psalm 50.1-15
Micah 6.1-8
Luke 5.27-39
The Second Sunday of Lent
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Genesis 12.1-4a
Psalm 121
Romans 4.1-5,13-17
John 3.1-17
Genesis 17.1-7,15,16
Psalm 22.23-31
Romans 4.13-25
Mark 8.31-38
Genesis 15.1-12,17-18
Psalm 27
Philippians 3.17 - 4.1
Luke 13.31-35
Second
Service
 
Psalm 135*
Numbers 21.4-9
Luke 14.27-33
Psalm 135*
Genesis 12.1-9
Hebrews 11.1-3,8-16
Gospel at Holy Communion:
John 8.51-59
Psalm 135*
Jeremiah 22.1-9,13-17
Luke 14.27-33
Third
Service 
Psalm 74
Jeremiah 22.1-9 
Matthew 8.1-13
Psalm 105.1-6,37-45
Isaiah 51.1-11
Galatians 3.1-9,23-29
Psalm 119.161-176
Genesis 17.1-7,15,16
Romans 11.13-24
The Third Sunday of Lent
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Exodus 17.1-7
Psalm 95
Romans 5.1-11 
John 4.5-42 
Exodus 20.1-17 
Psalm 19*
1 Corinthians 1.18-25
John 2.13-22  
Isaiah 55.1-9
Psalm 63.1-9
1 Corinthians 10.1-13
Luke 13.1-9
Second
Service
 
Psalm 40 
Joshua 1.1-9
Ephesians 6.10-20
Gospel at Holy Communion:
John 2.13-22
Psalms 11, 12
Exodus 5.1 - 6.1
Philippians 3.4b-14 or
Matthew 10.16-22 
Psalms 12, 13
Genesis 28.10-19a
John 1.35-51
Third
Service 
Psalm 46
Amos 7.10-17
2 Corinthians 1.1-11
Psalm 18.1-25
Jeremiah 38
Philippians 1.1-26
Psalms 26, 28
Deuteronomy 6.4-9
John 17.1a,11b-19
The Fourth Sunday of Lent
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
1 Samuel 16.1-13
Psalm 23
Ephesians 5.8-14
John 9.1-41
Numbers 21.4-9
Psalm 107.1-3,17-22*
Ephesians 2.1-10
John 3.14-21
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.
Psalm 31.1-16 or 31.1-8 
Micah 7 or
Prayer of Manasseh
James 5
Gospel at Holy Communion:
John 3.14-21 
Psalms 13, 14
Exodus 6.2-13
Romans 5.1-11
Gospel at Holy Communion:
John 12.1-8
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 
Psalm 19
Isaiah 43.1-7 
Ephesians 2.8-14  
Psalm 27  
1 Samuel 16.1-13
John 9.1-25 
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

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Ezekiel 37.1-14
Psalm 130 
Romans 8.6-11
John 11.1-45 
Jeremiah 31.31-34
Psalm 51.1-13 or
Psalm 119.9-16 
Hebrews 5.5-10
John 12.20-33 
Isaiah 43.16-21
Psalm 126
Philippians 3.4b-14
John 12.1-8
Second
Service
 
Psalm 30
Lamentations 3.19-33
Matthew 20.17-34
Psalm 34* 
Exodus 7.8-24  
Romans 5.12-21
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 22.1-13
Psalm 35*
2 Chronicles 35.1-6,10-16
Luke 22.1-13
Third
Service 
Psalm 86 
Jeremiah 31.27-37
John 12.20-33
Psalm 107.1-22
Exodus 24.3-8
Hebrews 12.18-29  
Psalms 111, 112
Isaiah 35.1-10
Romans 7.21 - 8.4
Palm Sunday
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Liturgy of the Palms:
Matthew 21.1-11
Psalm 118.1-2,19-29* 
Liturgy of the Palms:
Mark 11.1-11 or 
John 12.12-16
Psalm 118.1-2,19-24*  
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
Matthew 26.14 - 27.66 or
Matthew 27.11-54 
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]
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
 
Psalm 80
Isaiah 5.1-7 
Matthew 21.33-46
Psalm 69.1-20
Isaiah 5.1-7
Mark 12.1-12
Psalm 69.1-20
Isaiah 5.1-7
Luke 20.9-19
Third
Service 
Psalms 61, 62
Zechariah 9.9-12 
Luke 16.19-31
Psalms 61, 62
Zechariah 9.9-12
1 Corinthians 2.1-12 
Psalms 61, 62
Zechariah 9.9-12
1 Corinthians 2.1-12
Monday of Holy Week
Principal Isaiah 42.1-9         
Service  Psalm 36.5-11        
Years Hebrews 9.11-15        
A, B, C  John 12.1-11        
Morning  Psalm 41
Years  Lamentations 1.1-12a
A, B, C Luke 22.1-23        
Evening  Psalm 25
Years Lamentations 2.8-19
A, B, C Colossians 1.18-23
Tuesday of Holy Week
Principal Isaiah 50.4-9a        
Service  Psalm 70                  
Years   Hebrews 12.1-3         
A, B, C     John 13.21-32
Morning  Psalm 102*
Years Wisdom 1.16 - 2.1;
A, B, C 2.12-22 or
  Jeremiah 11.18-20
  Luke 22.54-71
Evening  Psalm 88
Years Isaiah 63.1-9
A, B, C Revelation 14.18 - 15.4
Wednesday of Holy Week
Principal Isaiah 50.4-9a        
Service  Psalm 70                  
Years   Hebrews 12.1-3         
A, B, C     John 13.21-32
Morning  Psalm 102*
Years Wisdom 1.16 - 2.1;
A, B, C 2.12-22 or
  Jeremiah 11.18-20
  Luke 22.54-71
Evening  Psalm 88
Years Isaiah 63.1-9
A, B, C 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 
Years
A,B,C
Leviticus 16.2-24
Luke 23.1-25
Psalms 42, 43
Evening
Years
A,B,C
Exodus 11
Ephesians 2.11-18
Psalm 39
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 
Years
A,B,C
Genesis 22.1-18
A part of John 18 --19
if not used at the Principal Service
or
Hebrews 10.1-10
Psalm 69
Evening 
Years
A,B,C
Lamentations 5.15-22
A part of John 18 -19
if not used at the Principal Service
John 19.38-42 or
Colossians 1.18-23
Psalms 130, 143
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 
Years
A,B,C
Psalm 142
Hosea 6.1-6
John 2.18-22
Evening
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.
Genesis 1.1 - 2.4a   Psalm 136.1-9,23-26
Genesis 7.1-5,11-18; 8.6-18; 9.8-13  Psalm 46
Genesis 22.1-18   Psalm 16
Exodus 14.10-31; 15.20,21 Canticle: Exodus 15.1b-13,17,18
Isaiah 55.1-11   Canticle: Isaiah 12.2-6
Baruch 3.9-15,32 - 4.4   
or Proverbs 8.1-8,19-21; 9.4b-6   Psalm 19
Ezekiel 36.24-28  Psalms 42, 43
Ezekiel 37.1-14     Psalm 143
Zephaniah 3.14-20  Psalm 98
   
Romans 6.3-11  Psalm 114
Matthew 28.1-10  
   
Year B  
A minimum of three Old Testament readings should be chosen.
The reading from Exodus 14 should always be used.
Genesis 1.1 - 2.4a  Psalm 136.1-9,23-26
Genesis 7.1-5,11-18; 8.6-18; 9.8-13  Psalm 46
Genesis 22.1-18         Psalm 16
Exodus 14.10-31; 15.20,21            Canticle: Exodus 15.1b-13,17,18
Isaiah 55.1-11         Canticle: Isaiah 12.2-6
Baruch 3.9-15,32 - 4.4   
or Proverbs 8.1-8,19-21; 9.4b-6  Psalm 19
Ezekiel 36.24-28   Psalms 42, 43
Ezekiel 37.1-14     Psalm 143
Zephaniah 3.14-20 Psalm 98
   
Romans 6.3-11  Psalm 114
Mark 16.1-8  
   
Year C  
A minimum of three Old Testament readings should be chosen.
The reading from Exodus 14 should always be used.
Genesis 1.1 - 2.4a  Psalm 136.1-9,23-26
Genesis 7.1-5,11-18; 8.6-18; 9.8-13     Psalm 46
Genesis 22.1-18   Psalm 16
Exodus 14.10-31; 15.20,21       Canticle: Exodus 15.1b-13,17,18
Isaiah 55.1-11      Canticle: Isaiah 12.2-6
Baruch 3.9-15,32 - 4.4   
or Proverbs 8.1-8,19-21; 9.4b-6  Psalm 19
Ezekiel 36.24-28   Psalms 42, 43
Ezekiel 37.1-14    Psalm 143
Zephaniah 3.14-20  Psalm 98
   
Romans 6.3-11   Psalm 114
Luke 24.1-12      
Easter Day
Principal Feast

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

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
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 
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 
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
 
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  
Ezekiel 37.1-14 
Luke 24.13-35
Evening Psalms 
Psalms105 or 66.1-11
Isaiah 43.1-21
1 Corinthians 15.1-11
or John 20.19-23
Evening Psalms
Psalms 105 or 66.1-11
Third
Service 
Exodus 14.10-18,26 - 15.2
Revelation 15.2-4
Morning Psalms
Psalms 114, 117
Genesis 1.1-5,26-31
2 Corinthians 5.14 - 6.2 
Morning Psalms
Psalms 114, 117 
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

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

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Acts 2.14a,22-32
Psalm 16
1 Peter 1.3-9  
John 20.19-31
Acts 4.32-35 
Psalm 133 
1 John 1.1 - 2.2
John 20.19-31   
Acts 5.27-32
Psalm 118.14-29 or
Psalm 150
Revelation 1.4-8
John 20.19-31
Second
Service
 
Psalm 30.1-5  
Daniel 6.1-23 or 6.6-23
Mark 15.46 - 16.8
Psalm 143.1-11
Isaiah 26.1-9,19
Luke 24.1-12 
Psalm 16
Isaiah 52.13 - 53.12 or
53.1-6,9-12
Luke 24.13-35
Third
Service 
Psalm 81.1-10 
Exodus 12.1-17 
1 Corinthians 5.6b-8
Psalm 22.20-31
Isaiah 53.6-12 
Romans 4.13-25
Psalm 136.1-16
Exodus 12.1-13
1 Peter 1.3-12   
The Third Sunday of Easter

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

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Acts 2.14a,36-41
Psalm 116.1-3,10-17* 
1 Peter 1.17-23
Luke 24.13-35  
Acts 3.12-19
Psalm 4     
1 John 3.1-7 
Luke 24.36b-48  
Acts 9.1-6 [7-20]
Psalm 30
Revelation 5.11-14
John 21.1-19
Second
Service
 
Psalm 48 
Haggai 1.13 - 2.9 
1 Corinthians 3.10-17 
Gospel at Holy Communion:
John 2.13-22 
Psalm 142
Deuteronomy 7.7-13
Revelation 2.1-11
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 16.19-31
Psalm 86
Isaiah 38.9-20
John 11.[17-26]27-44
Third
Service 
Psalm 23
Isaiah 40.1-11
1 Peter 5.1-11
Psalm 77.11-20
Isaiah 63.7-15
1 Corinthians 10.1-13
Psalm 80.1-8
Exodus 15.1-2,9-18
John 10.1-19
The Fourth Sunday of Easter

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

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Acts 2.42-47
Psalm 23
1 Peter 2.19-25
John 10.1-10
Acts 4.5-12
Psalm 23
1 John 3.16-24
John 10.11-18
Acts 9.36-43
Psalm 23
Revelation 7.9-17
John 10.22-30
Second
Service
 
Psalm 29.1-10
Ezra 3.1-13
Ephesians 2.11-22
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 19.37-48
Psalm 81.8-16
Exodus 16.4-15
Revelation 2.12-17
Gospel at Holy Communion:
John 6.30-40
Psalms 113, 114
Isaiah 63.7-14
Luke 24.36-49
Third
Service 
Psalm 106.6-24
Nehemiah 9.6-15  
1 Corinthians 10.1-13   
Psalm 119.89-96
Nehemiah 7.73b - 8.12 
Luke 24.25-32 
Psalm 146
1 Kings 17.17-24
Luke 7.11-23
The Fifth Sunday of Easter

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

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Acts 7.55-60
Psalm 31.1-5,15-16*
1 Peter 2.2-10
John 14.1-14
Acts 8.26-40
Psalm 22.25-31
1 John 4.7-21 
John 15.1-8 
Acts 11.1-18
Psalm 148*
Revelation 21.1-6
John 13.31-35
Second
Service
 
Psalm 147.1-12 
Zechariah 4.1-10 
Revelation 21.1-14
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 2.25-32[33-38]  
Psalm 96
Isaiah 60.1-14 
Revelation 3.1-13
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Mark 16.9-16
Psalm 98
Daniel 6.[1-5]6-23
Mark 15.46 - 16.8
Third
Service 
Psalm 30
Ezekiel 37.1-12 
John 5.19-29
Psalm 44.16-27   
2 Maccabees 7.7-14 or
Daniel 3.16-28
Hebrews 11.32 - 12.2
Psalm 16
2 Samuel 7.4-13
Acts 2.14a,22-32[33-36]
The Sixth Sunday of Easter

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

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Acts 17.22-31
Psalm 66.7-18  
1 Peter 3.13-22
John 14.15-21
Acts 10.44-48 
Psalm 98 
1 John 5.1-6 
John 15.9-17
Acts 16.9-15
Psalm 67
Revelation 21.10,22 - 22.5
John 14.23-29 or
John 5.1-9
Second
Service
 
Psalms 87, 36.5-10
Zechariah 8.1-13 
Revelation 21.22 - 22.5 
Gospel at Holy Communion:
John 21.1-14 
Psalm 45 
Song of Solomon
4.16 - 5.2; 8.6,7 
Revelation 3.14-22
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 22.24-30 
Psalms 126, 127
Zephaniah 3.14-20
Matthew 28.1-10,16-20
Third
Service 
Psalm 73.21-28
Job 14.1-2,7-15; 19.23-27a
1 Thessalonians 4.13-18
Psalm 104.28-34
Ezekiel 47.1-12 
John 21.1-19
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
   
  Year A Year B Year C
  The reading from Acts must be used as either the first or second reading.
     
Principal
Service
(Readings
for Years 
A, B, C are 
the same) 
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 
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 
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
 
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   
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
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 
Isaiah 52.7-15
Hebrews 7.[11-25] 26-28
Morning Psalm
Psalm 110 
Isaiah 52.7-15
Hebrews 7.[11-25] 26-28
Morning Psalm
Psalm 110
Isaiah 52.7-15
Hebrews 7.[11-25] 26-28
Morning Psalm
Psalm 110
The Seventh Sunday of Easter
Sunday after Ascension Day
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Acts 1.6-14  
Psalm 68.1-10,32-35*
1 Peter 4.12-14; 5.6-11
John 17.1-11
Acts 1.15-17,21-26 
Psalm 1 
1 John 5.9-13
John 17.6-19 
Acts 16.16-34
Psalm 97
Revelation 22.12-14,
16,17,20,21
John 17.20-26
Second
Service
 
Psalm 47 
2 Samuel 23.1-5
Ephesians 1.15-23 
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Mark 16.14-20
Psalm 147.1-12
Isaiah 61
Luke 4.14-21 
Psalm 68*
Isaiah 44.1-8
Ephesians 4.7-16
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 24.44-53
Third
Service 
Psalm 104.26-35 
Isaiah 65.17-25 
Revelation 21.1-8
Psalm 76
Isaiah 14.3-15  
Revelation 14.1-13
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

  Year A Year B Year C
Evening
Prayer on
the Eve
Psalm 48 
Deuteronomy 16.9-15 
John 15.26 - 16.15 
Psalm 48
Deuteronomy 16.9-15
John 7.37-39
Psalm 48
Deuteronomy 16.9-15
John 7.37-39
  Year A Year B Year C
  The reading from Acts must be used as either the first or second reading.
Principal
Service
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
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
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
 
Joel 2.21-32
Acts 2.14-21[22-38] 
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 24.44-53
Evening Psalms
Psalms 67, 133 
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]   
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 
Genesis 11.1-9 
Acts 10.34-48
Morning Psalm
Psalm 87
Isaiah 11.1-9 or
Wisdom 7.15-23 [24-27]  
1 Corinthians 12.4-13
Morning Psalm
Psalm 145
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
  Year A Year B Year C
Evening
Prayer on
the Eve
Psalms 97, 98
Exodus 34.1-10
Mark 1.1-13
Psalms 97, 98
Isaiah 40.12-31
Mark 1.1-13
Psalms 97, 98
Isaiah 40.12-31
Mark 1.1-13
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Isaiah 40.12-17,27-31
Psalm 8
2 Corinthians 13.11-13
Matthew 28.16-20
Isaiah 6.1-8
Psalm 29
Romans 8.12-17
John 3.1-17
Proverbs 8.1-4,22-31
Psalm 8
Romans 5.1-5
John 16.12-15
Second
Service
 
Isaiah 6.1-8
John 16.5-15
Evening Psalms
Psalms 93, 150
Ezekiel 1.4-10,22-28a 
Revelation 4 
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Mark 1.1-13
Evening Psalm
Psalm 104.1-10
Exodus 3.1-15
John 3.1-17
Evening Psalm
Psalm 73.1-3,16-28 
Third
Service 
Exodus 3.1-6,13-15
John 17.1-11
Morning Psalm
Psalm 86.8-13
Proverbs 8.1-4,22-31
2 Corinthians 13.[5-10]11-13
Morning Psalm
Psalm 33.1-12     
Isaiah 6.1-8
Revelation 4
Morning Psalm
Psalm 29
Thursday after Trinity Sunday if observed as

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)

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
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 
Continuous
1 Samuel 3.1-10 [11-20]
Psalm 139.1-5,12-18
2 Corinthians 4.5-12
Mark 2.23 - 3.6 
Continuous
1 Kings 18.20,21
[22-29]30-39
Psalm 96
Galatians 1.1-12
Luke 7.1-10
(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
Related
Deuteronomy 5.12-15
Psalm 81.1-10 
2 Corinthians 4.5-12
Mark 2.23 - 3.6
Related
1 Kings 8.22-23,41-43
Psalm 96.1-9
Galatians 1.1-12
Luke 7.1-10
Second
Service
 
Psalm 33* 
Ruth 2.1-20a
Luke 8.4-15 

Psalm 35*
Jeremiah 5.1-19
Romans 7.7-25
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 7.1-10
Psalm 39
Genesis 4.1-16
Mark 3.7-19

Third
Service 
Psalm 37.1-18
Deuteronomy 5.1-21
Acts 21.17-39a
Psalms 28, 32
Deuteronomy 5.1-21
Acts 21.17-39a
Psalm 41
Deuteronomy 5.1-21
Acts 21.17-39a

Proper 5

Sunday between 5 and 11 June inclusive

(if after Trinity Sunday)

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Continuous
Genesis 12.1-9 
Psalm 33.1-12 
Romans 4.13-25
Matthew 9.9-13,18-26
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
Continuous
1 Kings 17.8-16[17-24]
Psalm 146
Galatians 1.11-24
Luke 7.11-17
(or)
     
  Related
Hosea 5.15 - 6.6
Psalm 50.7-15
Romans 4.13-25 
Matthew 9.9-13,18-26
Related
Genesis 3.8-15
Psalm 130
2 Corinthians 4.13 - 5.1 
Mark 3.20-35
Related
1 Kings 17.17-24
Psalm 30
Galatians 1.11-24
Luke 7.11-17
Second
Service
 
Psalms [39] 41 
1 Samuel 18.1-16
Luke 8.41-56 
Psalm 37.1-11[12-17]
Jeremiah 6.16-21
Romans 9.1-13 
Gospel at Holy Communion:  
Luke 7.11-17
Psalm 44*
Genesis 8.15 - 9.17
Mark 4.1-20
Third
Service 
Psalm 38
Deuteronomy 6.10-25 
Acts 22.22 - 23.11 
Psalm 36  
Deuteronomy 6.10-25 
Acts 22.22 - 23.11
Psalm 45
Deuteronomy 6.10-25
Acts 22.22 - 23.11

Proper 6

Sunday between 12 and 18 June inclusive

(if after Trinity Sunday)

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Continuous
Genesis 18.1-15 [21.1-7]
Psalm 116.1,10-17*
Romans 5.1-8
Matthew 9.35 - 10.8 [9-23]
Continuous
1 Samuel 15.34 - 16.13
Psalm 20
2 Corinthians 5.6-10
[11-13]14-17
Mark 4.26-34     
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
Exodus 19.2-8a
Psalm 100 
Romans 5.1-8
Matthew 9.35 - 10.8 [9-23]
Related
Ezekiel 17.22-24  
Psalm 92.1-4,12-15*
2 Corinthians 5.6-10
[11-13]14-17 
Mark 4.26-34
Related
2 Samuel 11.26 - 12.10,13-15
Psalm 32
Galatians 2.15-21
Luke 7.36 - 8.3
Second
Service
 
Psalms [42] 43 
1 Samuel 21.1-15
Luke 11.14-28 
Psalm 39
Jeremiah 7.1-16
Romans 9.14-26
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 7.36 - 8.3
Psalms 52 [53]
Genesis 13
Mark 4.21-41
Third
Service 
Psalm 45  
Deuteronomy 10.12 - 11.1   
Acts 23.12-35
Psalms 42, 43
Deuteronomy 10.12 - 11.1  
Acts 23.12-35 
Psalm 49
Deuteronomy 10.12 - 11.1
Acts 23.12-35

Proper 7

Sunday between 19 and 25 June inclusive

(if after Trinity Sunday)

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Continuous
Genesis 21.8-21 
Psalm 86.1-10,16-17*
Romans 6.1b-11   
Matthew 10.24-39
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    
Continuous
1 Kings 19.1-4[5-7]
8-15a
Psalms 42, 43*
Galatians 3.23-29
Luke 8.26-39
(or)
     
  Related
Jeremiah 20.7-13
Psalm 69.8-11[12-17]18-20*
Romans 6.1b-11
Matthew 10.24-39 
Related
Job 38.1-11
Psalm 107.1-3,23-32*
2 Corinthians 6.1-13   
Mark 4.35-41
Related
Isaiah 65.1-9
Psalm 22.19-28
Galatians 3.23-29
Luke 8.26-39
Second
Service
 
Psalms 46 [48] 
1 Samuel 24.1-17
Luke 14.12-24  
Psalm 49 
Jeremiah 10.1-16
Romans 11.25-36 
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 8.26-39
Psalms [50] 57
Genesis 24.1-27
Mark 5.21-43
Third
Service 
Psalm 49 
Deuteronomy 11.1-15
Acts 27.1-12
Psalm 48 
Deuteronomy 11.1-15  
Acts 27.1-12
Psalm 55.1-16,18-21
Deuteronomy 11.1-15
Acts 27.1-12

Proper 8

Sunday between 26 June and 2 July inclusive
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Continuous
Genesis 22.1-14
Psalm 13
Romans 6.12-23 
Matthew 10.40-42
Continuous
2 Samuel 1.1,17-27
Psalm 130
2 Corinthians 8.7-15
Mark 5.21-43
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
Jeremiah 28.5-9 
Psalm 89.1-4,15-18*
Romans 6.12-23
Matthew 10.40-42
Related
Wisdom of Solomon
1.13-15; 2.23,24
Canticle: Lamentations
3.23-33 or Psalm 30
2 Corinthians 8.7-15
Mark 5.21-43
Lamentations 3.23-33 may be read as the first reading in place
of Wisdom 1.13-15; 2.23,24
Related
1 Kings 19.15-16,19-21
Psalm 16
Galatians 5.1,13-25
Luke 9.51-62
Second
Service
 
Psalm 50*
1 Samuel 28.3-19
Luke 17.20-37

Psalms [52] 53
Jeremiah 11.1-14
Romans 13.1-10
Gospel at Holy Communion: 
Luke 9.51-62
Psalms [59.1-6,18-20] 60
Genesis 27.1-40
Mark 6.1-6

Third
Service 
Psalms 52, 53 
Deuteronomy 15.1-11
Acts 27.[13-32]33-44
Psalm 56 
Deuteronomy 15.1-11
Acts 27.[13-32]33-44
Psalm 64
Deuteronomy 15.1-11
Acts 27.[13-32]33-44

Proper 9

Sunday between 3 and 9 July inclusive
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
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
Continuous
2 Samuel 5.1-5,9-10
Psalm 48
2 Corinthians 12.2-10  
Mark 6.1-13 
Continuous
2 Kings 5.1-14
Psalm 30
Galatians 6.[1-6]7-16
Luke 10.1-11,16-20
(or)
     
  Related
Zechariah 9.9-12   
Psalm 145.8-15
Romans 7.15-25a  
Matthew 11.16-19,25-30
Related
Ezekiel 2.1-5 
Psalm 123 
2 Corinthians 12.2-10 
Mark 6.1-13       
Related
Isaiah 66.10-14
Psalm 66.1-8
Galatians 6.[1-6]7-16
Luke 10.1-11,16-20
Second
Service
 
Psalms 56 [57]
2 Samuel 2.1-11; 3.1
Luke 18.31 - 19.10
Psalms [63] 64 
Jeremiah 20.1-11a  
Romans 14.1-17 
Gospel at Holy Communion:  
Luke 10.1-11,16-20
Psalms 65 [70]
Genesis 29.1-20
Mark 6.7-29
Third
Service 
Psalm 55.1-15,18-22
Deuteronomy 24.10-22  
Acts 28.1-16 
Psalm 57  
Deuteronomy 24.10-22    
Acts 28.1-16
Psalm 74
Deuteronomy 24.10-22
Acts 28.1-16

Proper 10

Sunday between 10 and 16 July inclusive
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Continuous
Genesis 25.19-34 
Psalm 119.105-112
Romans 8.1-11
Matthew 13.1-9,18-23
Continuous
2 Samuel 6.1-5,12b-19
Psalm 24
Ephesians 1.3-14 
Mark 6.14-29
Continuous
Amos 7.7-17
Psalm 82
Colossians 1.1-14
Luke 10.25-37
(or)
     
  Related
Isaiah 55.10-13  
Psalm 65.[1-7]8-13*
Romans 8.1-11
Matthew 13.1-9,18-23
Related
Amos 7.7-15
Psalm 85.8-13  
Ephesians 1.3-14
Mark 6.14-29
Related
Deuteronomy 30.9-14
Psalm 25.1-10
Colossians 1.1-14
Luke 10.25-37
Second
Service
 
Psalm 60 [63]
2 Samuel 7.18-29
Luke 19.41 - 20.8  
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
Psalm 77*
Genesis 32.9-30
Mark 7.1-23

Third
Service 
Psalms 64, 65 
Deuteronomy 28.1-14 
Acts 28.17-31
Psalm 65
Deuteronomy 28.1-14
Acts 28.17-31
Psalm 76
Deuteronomy 28.1-14
Acts 28.17-31

Proper 11

Sunday between 17 and 23 July inclusive
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Continuous
Genesis 28.10-19a
Psalm 139.1-11,23,24* 
Romans 8.12-25
Matthew 13.24-30,36-43
Continuous
2 Samuel 7.1-14a
Psalm 89.20-37
Ephesians 2.11-22
Mark 6.30-34,53-56 
Continuous
Amos 8.1-12
Psalm 52
Colossians 1.15-28
Luke 10.38-42
(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
Related
Jeremiah 23.1-6 
Psalm 23
Ephesians 2.11-22
Mark 6.30-34,53-56 
Related
Genesis 18.1-10a
Psalm 15
Colossians 1.15-28
Luke 10.38-42
Second
Service
 
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 
Psalm 73* 
Job 13.13 - 14.6 or
Ecclesiasticus 18.1-14  
Hebrews 2.5-18 
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 10.38-42
Psalm 81
Genesis 41.1-16,25-37
1 Corinthians 4.8-13
Gospel at Holy Communion:
John 4.31-35
Third
Service 
Psalm 71
Deuteronomy 30.1-10
1 Peter 3.8-18 
Psalms 67, 70
Deuteronomy 30.1-10 
1 Peter 3.8-18
Psalms 82, 100
Deuteronomy 30.1-10
1 Peter 3.8-18

Proper 12

Sunday between 24 and 30 July inclusive
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Continuous
Genesis 29.15-28
Psalm 105.1-11,45b* or
Psalm 128 
Romans 8.26-39
Matthew 13.31-33,44-52
Continuous
2 Samuel 11.1-15
Psalm 14  
Ephesians 3.14-21
John 6.1-21 
Continuous
Hosea 1.2-10
Psalm 85*
Colossians 2.6-15[16-19]
Luke 11.1-13
(or)
     
  Related
1 Kings 3.5-12
Psalm 119.129-136
Romans 8.26-39
Matthew 13.31-33,44-52  
Related
2 Kings 4.42-44
Psalm 145.10-19 
Ephesians 3.14-21 
John 6.1-21    
Related
Genesis 18.20-32
Psalm 138
Colossians 2.6-15[16-19]
Luke 11.1-13
Second
Service
 
Psalms 75 [76]
1 Kings 6.11-14,23-38   
Acts 12.1-17
Gospel at Holy Communion:
John 6.1-21  
Psalm 74*   
Job 19.1-27a or
Ecclesiasticus 38.24-34  
Hebrews 8
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 11.1-13 
Psalm 88*
Genesis 42.1-25
1 Corinthians 10.1-24
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Matthew 13.24-30[31-43]
Third
Service 
Psalm 77 
Song of Solomon 2 or
1 Maccabees 2.[1-14]15-22
1 Peter 4.7-14 
Psalm 75 
Song of Solomon 2 or
1 Maccabees 2.[1-14]15-22
1 Peter 4.7-14
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
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Continuous
Genesis 32.22-31 
Psalm 17.1-7,16*
Romans 9.1-5
Matthew 14.13-21
Continuous
2 Samuel 11.26 - 12.13a
Psalm 51.1-13
Ephesians 4.1-16
John 6.24-35
Continuous
Hosea 11.1-11
Psalm 107.1-9,43*
Colossians 3.1-11
Luke 12.13-21
(or)
     
  Related
Isaiah 55.1-5 
Psalm 145.8-9,15-22*
Romans 9.1-5 
Matthew 14.13-21
Related
Exodus 16.2-4,9-15 
Psalm 78.23-29 
Ephesians 4.1-16
John 6.24-35
Related
Ecclesiastes 1.2,12-14; 2.18-23
Psalm 49.1-12*
Colossians 3.1-11
Luke 12.13-21
Second
Service
 
Psalm 80*
1 Kings 10.1-13
Acts 13.1-13
Gospel at Holy Communion:
John 6.24-35
Psalm 88*
Job 28 or
Ecclesiasticus 42.15-25
Hebrews 11.17-31 
Gospel at Holy Communion: 
Luke 12.13-21
Psalm 107.1-32*
Genesis 50.4-26
1 Corinthians 14.1-19
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Mark 6.45-52
Third
Service 
Psalm 85 
Song of Solomon 5.2-16 or
1 Maccabees 3.1-12
2 Peter 1.1-15
Psalm 86
Song of Solomon 5.2-16 or
1 Maccabees 3.1-12
2 Peter 1.1-15
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
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Continuous
Genesis 37.1-4,12-28
Psalm 105.1-6,16-22,45b*
Romans 10.5-15
Matthew 14.22-33
Continuous
2 Samuel 18.5-9,15,31-33
Psalm 130
Ephesians 4.25 - 5.2
John 6.35,41-51
Continuous
Isaiah 1.1,10-20
Psalm 50.1-8, 23,24*
Hebrews 11.1-3,8-16
Luke 12.32-40
(or)
     
  Related
1 Kings 19.9-18 
Psalm 85.8-13
Romans 10.5-15
Matthew 14.22-33 
Related
1 Kings 19.4-8  
Psalm 34.1-8
Ephesians 4.25 - 5.2
John 6.35,41-51
Related
Genesis 15.1-6
Psalm 33.12-22*
Hebrews 11.1-3,8-16
Luke 12.32-40
Second
Service
 
Psalm 86 
1 Kings 11.41 - 12.20
Acts 14.8-20 
Gospel at Holy Communion:
John 6.35,41-51
Psalm 91*
Job 39.1 - 40.4 or
Ecclesiasticus 43.13-33
Hebrews 12.1-17
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 12.32-40
Psalms 108 [116]
Isaiah 11.10 - 12.6
2 Corinthians 1.1-22
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Mark 7.24-30
Third
Service 
Psalm 88 
Song of Solomon 8.5-7
or 1 Maccabees 14.4-15
2 Peter 3.8-13
Psalm 90
Song of Solomon 8.5-7
or 1 Maccabees 14.4-15
2 Peter 3.8-13
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
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Continuous
Genesis 45.1-15
Psalm 133 
Romans 11.1-2a, 29-32  
Matthew 15.[10-20]21-28
Continuous
1 Kings 2.10-12; 3.3-14
Psalm 111 
Ephesians 5.15-20 
John 6.51-58
Continuous
Isaiah 5.1-7
Psalm 80.1-2,9-20*
Hebrews 11.29 - 12.2
Luke 12.49-56
(or)
     
  Related
Isaiah 56.1,6-8
Psalm 67 
Romans 11.1-2a,29-32
Matthew 15.[10-20]21-28 
Related
Proverbs 9.1-6
Psalm 34.9-14
Ephesians 5.15-20
John 6.51-58     
Related
Jeremiah 23.23-29
Psalm 82
Hebrews 11.29 - 12.2
Luke 12.49-56
Second
Service
 
Psalm 90* 
2 Kings 4.1-37
Acts 16.1-15 
Gospel at Holy Communion:
John 6.51-58
Psalms [92] 100
Exodus 2.23 - 3.10
Hebrews 13.1-15
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 12.49-56 
Psalm 119.17-32*
Isaiah 28.9-22
2 Corinthians 8.1-9
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Matthew 20.1-16
Third
Service 
 Psalm 92
Jonah 1 or
Ecclesiasticus 3.1-15
2 Peter 3.14-18
Psalm 106.1-10 
Jonah 1  or
Ecclesiasticus 3.1-15
2 Peter 3.14-18
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
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Continuous
Exodus 1.8 - 2.10
Psalm 124
Romans 12.1-8
Matthew 16.13-20
Continuous
1 Kings 8.[1,6,10-11]
22-30,41-43
Psalm 84
Ephesians 6.10-20
John 6.56-69 
Continuous
Jeremiah 1.4-10
Psalm 71.1-6
Hebrews 12.18-29
Luke 13.10-17
(or)
     
  Related
Isaiah 51.1-6
Psalm 138
Romans 12.1-8
Matthew 16.13-20
Related
Joshua 24.1-2a,14-18
Psalm 34.15-22
Ephesians 6.10-20
John 6.56-69 
Related
Isaiah 58.9b-14
Psalm 103.1-8
Hebrews 12.18-29
Luke 13.10-17
Second
Service
 
Psalm 95
2 Kings 6.8-23
Acts 17.15-34
Gospel at Holy Communion:
John 6.56-69
Psalm 116*
Exodus 4.27 - 5.1
Hebrews 13.16-21
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 13.10-17
Psalm 119.49-72*
Isaiah 30.8-21
2 Corinthians 9
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Matthew 21.28-32
Third
Service 
Psalm 104.1-25
Jonah 2 or
Ecclesiasticus 3.17-29
Revelation 1
Psalm 115
Jonah 2 or
Ecclesiasticus 3.17-29
Revelation 1
Psalm 119.73-88
Jonah 2 or
Ecclesiasticus 3.17-29
Revelation 1

Proper 17

Sunday between 28 August and 3 September inclusive
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Continuous
Exodus 3.1-15
Psalm 105.1-6,23-26,45b*
Romans 12.9-21 
Matthew 16.21-28  
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   
Continuous
Jeremiah 2.4-13
Psalm 81.1,10-16*
Hebrews 13.1-8,15,16
Luke 14.1,7-14
(or)
     
  Related
Jeremiah 15.15-21  
Psalm 26.1-8
Romans 12.9-21 
Matthew 16.21-28 
Related
Deuteronomy 4.1-2,6-9 
Psalm 15
James 1.17-27 
Mark 7.1-8,14,15,21-23
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
 
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
Psalm 119.1-16*
Exodus 12.21-27  
Matthew 4.23 - 5.20
Psalm 119.81-96*
Isaiah 33.13-22
John 3.22-36
Third
Service 
Psalm 107.1-32 
Jonah 3.1-9 or
Ecclesiasticus 11.7-28
(or 19-28)
Revelation 3.14-22
Psalm 119.17-40 
Jonah 3.1-9 or
Ecclesiasticus 11.7-28
(or 19-28)
Revelation 3.14-22
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
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Continuous
Exodus 12.1-14
Psalm 149
Romans 13.8-14
Matthew 18.15-20
Continuous
Proverbs 22.1-2,8,9,22,23 
Psalm 125 
James 2.1-10[11-13] 14-17  
Mark 7.24-37
Continuous
Jeremiah 18.1-11
Psalm 139.1-5,12-18*
Philemon 1-21
Luke 14.25-33
(or)
     
  Related
Ezekiel 33.7-11 
Psalm 119.33-40
Romans 13.8-14
Matthew 18.15-20
Related
Isaiah 35.4-7a 
Psalm 146     
James 2.1-10[11-13] 14-17
Mark 7.24-37
Related
Deuteronomy 30.15-20
Psalm 1
Philemon 1-21
Luke 14.25-33
Second
Service
 
Psalm 108 [115]
Ezekiel 12.21 - 13.16 
Acts 19.1-20
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Mark 7.24-37
Psalm 119.41-56*
Exodus 14.5-31  
Matthew 6.1-18    
Psalms [120] 121
Isaiah 43.14 - 44.5
John 5.30-47
Third
Service 
Psalm 119.17-32
Jonah 3.10 - 4.11 or
Ecclesiasticus 27.30 - 28.9
Revelation 8.1-5
Psalm 119.57-72
Jonah 3.10 - 4.11 or
Ecclesiasticus 27.30 - 28.9
Revelation 8.1-5  
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
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Continuous
Exodus 14.19-31
Psalm 114 or
Canticle: Exodus
15.1b-11, 20,21
Romans 14.1-12
Matthew 18.21-35
Continuous
Proverbs 1.20-33
Psalm 19* or
Canticle: Wisdom of
Solomon 7.26 - 8.1
James 3.1-12
Mark 8.27-38
Continuous
Jeremiah 4.11-12,22-28
Psalm 14
1 Timothy 1.12-17
Luke 15.1-10
(or)
     
  Related
Genesis 50.15-21
Psalm 103.[1-7]8-13*
Romans 14.1-12
Matthew 18.21-35 
Related
Isaiah 50.4-9a
Psalm 116.1-8 
James 3.1-12
Mark 8.27-38  
Related
Exodus 32.7-14
Psalm 51.1-11
1 Timothy 1.12-17
Luke 15.1-10
Second
Service
 
Psalm 119.41-48[49-64] 
Ezekiel 20.1-8,33-44
Acts 20.17-38
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Mark 8.27-38
Psalm 119.73-88*
Exodus 18.13-26
Matthew 7.1-14

Psalms 124, 125
Isaiah 60
John 6.51-69

Third
Service 
Psalm 119.65-88
Isaiah 44.24 - 45.8
Revelation 12.1-12 
Psalm 119.105-120
Isaiah 44.24 - 45.8
Revelation 12.1-12   
Psalms 126, 127
Isaiah 44.24 - 45.8
Revelation 12.1-12

Proper 20

Sunday between 18 and 24 September inclusive
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Continuous
Exodus 16.2-15 
Psalm 105.1-6,37-45*
Philippians 1.21-30
Matthew 20.1-16
Continuous
Proverbs 31.10-31
Psalm 1
James 3.13 - 4.3,7-8a
Mark 9.30-37
Continuous
Jeremiah 8.18 - 9.1
Psalm 79.1-9
1 Timothy 2.1-7
Luke 16.1-13
(or)
     
  Related
Jonah 3.10 - 4.11
Psalm 145.1-8
Philippians 1.21-30
Matthew 20.1-16
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
Related
Amos 8.4-7
Psalm 113
1 Timothy 2.1-7
Luke 16.1-13
Second
Service
 
Psalm 119.113-136*
Ezekiel 33.23,30 - 34.10
Acts 26.1,9-25
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Mark 9.30-37
Psalm 119.137-152*
Exodus 19.10-25
Matthew 8.23-34
Psalms [128] 129
Ezra 1
John 7.14-36
Third
Service 
Psalm 119.153-176
Isaiah 45.9-22
Revelation 14.1-5
Psalm 119.153-176
Isaiah 45.9-22
Revelation 14.1-5
Psalms 130, 131
Isaiah 45.9-22
Revelation 14.1-5

Proper 21

Sunday between 25 September and 1 October inclusive
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Continuous
Exodus 17.1-7
Psalm 78.1-4,12-16*
Philippians 2.1-13
Matthew 21.23-32
Continuous
Esther 7.1-6,9,10; 9.20-22 
Psalm 124
James 5.13-20 
Mark 9.38-50
Continuous
Jeremiah 32.1-3a,6-15
Psalm 91.1-6,14-16*
1 Timothy 6.6-19
Luke 16.19-31
(or)
     
  Related
Ezekiel 18.1-4,25-32
Psalm 25.1-8
Philippians 2.1-13
Matthew 21.23-32 
Related
Numbers 11.4-6,10-16,24-29
Psalm 19.7-14
James 5.13-20
Mark 9.38-50
Related
Amos 6.1a,4-7
Psalm 146
1 Timothy 6.6-19
Luke 16.19-31
Second
Service
 
Psalms [120, 123] 124  
Ezekiel 37.15-28 
1 John 2.22-29    
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Mark 9.38-50
Psalms 120, 121
Exodus 24  
Matthew 9.1-8   

Psalms 134, 135*
Nehemiah 2
John 8.31-38,48-59

Third
Service 
Psalms 125, 126, 127   
Isaiah 48.12-21  
Luke 11.37-54 
Psalm 122 
Isaiah 48.12-22 
Luke 11.37-54     
Psalm 132
Isaiah 48.12-22
Luke 11.37-54

Proper 22

Sunday between 2 and 8 October inclusive
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Continuous
Exodus 20.1-4,7-9,12-20 
Psalm 19*
Philippians 3.4b-14
Matthew 21.33-46
Continuous
Job 1.1; 2.1-10 
Psalm 26 
Hebrews 1.1-4; 2.5-12
Mark 10.2-16
Continuous
Lamentations 1.1-6
Canticle: Lamentations 3.19-26
or Psalm 137*
2 Timothy 1.1-14
Luke 17.5-10
(or)
     
  Related
Isaiah 5.1-7 
Psalm 80.9-17
Philippians 3.4b-14 
Matthew 21.33-46 
Related
Genesis 2.18-24  
Psalm 8
Hebrews 1.1-4; 2.5-12
Mark 10.2-16  
Related
Habakkuk 1.1-4; 2.1-4
Psalm 37.1-9
2 Timothy 1.1-14
Luke 17.5-10 
Second
Service
 
Psalm 136*
Proverbs 2.1-11   
1 John 2.1-17
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Mark 10.2-16
Psalms 125, 126
Joshua 3.7-17    
Matthew 10.1-22 

Psalm 142
Nehemiah 5.1-13
John 9

Third
Service 
Psalms 128, 129, 134
Isaiah 49.13-23
Luke 12.1-12 
Psalms 123, 124
Isaiah 49.13-23
Luke 12.1-12
Psalm 141
Isaiah 49.13-23
Luke 12.1-12

Proper 23

Sunday between 9 and 15 October inclusive
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Continuous
Exodus 32.1-14 
Psalm 106.1-6,19-23*
Philippians 4.1-9
Matthew 22.1-14 
Continuous
Job 23.1-9,16,17
Psalm 22.1-15
Hebrews 4.12-16
Mark 10.17-31
Continuous
Jeremiah 29.1,4-7
Psalm 66.1-11
2 Timothy 2.8-15
Luke 17.11-19
(or)
     
  Related
Isaiah 25.1-9 
Psalm 23 
Philippians 4.1-9 
Matthew 22.1-14
Related
Amos 5.6-7,10-15
Psalm 90.12-17
Hebrews 4.12-16
Mark 10.17-31
Related
2 Kings 5.1-3,7-15c
Psalm 111
2 Timothy 2.8-15
Luke 17.11-19
Second
Service
 
Psalm 139.1-18*
Proverbs 3.1-18
1 John 3.1-15 
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Mark 10.17-31
Psalms 127 [128]
Joshua 5.13 - 6.20
Matthew 11.20-30
Psalm 144
Nehemiah 6.1-16
John 15.12-27
Third
Service 
Psalms 138, 141   
Isaiah 50.4-10
Luke 13.22-30
Psalms 129, 130
Isaiah 50.4-10 
Luke 13.22-30
Psalm 143
Isaiah 50.4-10
Luke 13.22-30

Proper 24

Sunday between 16 and 22 October inclusive
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Continuous
Exodus 33.12-23
Psalm 99.1-9 
1 Thessalonians 1.1-10 
Matthew 22.15-22 
Continuous
Job 38.1-7[34-41]
Psalm 104.1-10,26,35c* 
Hebrews 5.1-10
Mark 10.35-45
Continuous
Jeremiah 31.27-34
Psalm 119.97-104
2 Timothy 3.14 - 4.5
Luke 18.1-8
(or)
     
  Related
Isaiah 45.1-7
Psalm 96.1-9[10-13]
1 Thessalonians 1.1-10 
Matthew 22.15-22 
Related
Isaiah 53.4-12 
Psalm 91.9-16
Hebrews 5.1-10 
Mark 10.35-45  
Related
Genesis 32.22-31
Psalm 121
2 Timothy 3.14 - 4.5
Luke 18.1-8
Second
Service
 
Psalms 142 [143.1-11] 
Proverbs 4.1-18
1 John 3.16 - 4.6  
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Mark 10.35-45
Psalm 141  
Joshua 14.6-14 
Matthew 12.1-21

Psalms [146] 149
Nehemiah 8.9-18
John 16.1-11

Third
Service 
Psalms 145, 149
Isaiah 54.1-14  
Luke 13.31-35 
Psalms 133, 134,137.1-6
Isaiah 54.1-14 
Luke 13.31-35   
Psalm 147
Isaiah 54.1-14
Luke 13.31-35     

Proper 25

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Continuous
Deuteronomy 34.1-12
Psalm 90.1-6,13-17*
1 Thessalonians 2.1-8 
Matthew 22.34-46 
Continuous
Job 42.1-6,10-17
Psalm 34.1-8,19-22*  
Hebrews 7.23-28
Mark 10.46-52 
Continuous
Joel 2.23-32
Psalm 65*
2 Timothy 4.6-8,16-18
Luke 18.9-14
(or)
     
  Related
Leviticus 19.1-2,15-18 
Psalm 1  
1 Thessalonians 2.1-8
Matthew 22.34-46 
Related
Jeremiah 31.7-9 
Psalm 126
Hebrews 7.23-28 
Mark 10.46-52
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
 
Psalm 119.89-104
Ecclesiastes 11, 12
2 Timothy 2.1-7
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Mark 12.28-34  
Psalm 119.121-136
Ecclesiastes 11, 12
2 Timothy 2.1-7 
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 18.9-14    
Psalm 119.1-16
Ecclesiastes 11, 12
2 Timothy 2.1-7
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Matthew 22.34-46
Third
Service 
Psalm 119.137-152 
Isaiah 59.9-20 
Luke 14.1-14 
Psalm 119.89-104
Isaiah 59.9-20
Luke 14.1-14 
Psalm 119.105-128
Isaiah 59.9-20
Luke 14.1-14
The Last Sunday after Trinity if observed as
Bible Sunday
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Nehemiah 8.1-4a[5-6] 8-12
Psalm 119.9-16
Colossians 3.12-17
Matthew 24.30-35
Isaiah 55.1-11 
Psalm 19.7-14
2 Timothy 3.14 - 4.5
John 5.36b-47 
Isaiah 45.22-25
Psalm 119.129-136
Romans 15.1-6
Luke 4.16-24
Second
Service
 
Psalm 119.89-104
Isaiah 55.1-11
Luke 4.14-30
Psalm 119.1-16
2 Kings 22
Colossians 3.12-17
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Luke 4.14-30
Psalm 119.1-16
Jeremiah 36.9-32
Romans 10.5-17
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Matthew 22.34-40
Third
Service 
Psalm 119.137-152
Deuteronomy 17.14-15, 18-20
John 5.36b-47
Psalm 119.89-104 
Isaiah 45.22-25
Matthew 24.30-35 or
Luke 14.1-14
Psalm 119.105-128
1 Kings 22.1-17
Romans 15.4-13 or
Luke 14.1-14
All Saints’ Day 1 November
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 
   
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Revelation 7.9-17  
Psalm 34.1-10 
1 John 3.1-3
Matthew 5.1-12 
Wisdom 3.1-9 or
Isaiah 25.6-9
Psalm 24.1-6
Revelation 21.1-6a
John 11.32-44
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

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Micah 3.5-12  
Psalm 43*
1 Thessalonians 2.9-13
Matthew 24.1-14
Deuteronomy 6.1-9 
Psalm 119.1-8
Hebrews 9.11-14
Mark 12.28-34
Isaiah 1.10-18
Psalm 32.1-8
2 Thessalonians 1.1-12
Luke 19.1-10
Second
Service
 
Psalms 111, 117
Daniel 7.1-18
Luke 6.17-31
Psalm 145*
Daniel 2.1-48 (or 1-11, 25-48)
Revelation 7.9-17
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Matthew 5.1-12
Psalm 145*
Lamentations 3.22-33
John 11.[1-31]32-44
Third
Service 
Psalm 33 
Isaiah 66.20-23
Ephesians 1.11-23
Psalms 112, 149
Jeremiah 31.31-34
1 John 3.1-3
Psalm 87
Job 26
Colossians 1.9-14
The Third Sunday before Advent

Sunday between 6 and 12 November inclusive

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Wisdom of Solomon 6.12-16
Canticle: Wisdom of Solomon 6.17-20
1 Thessalonians 4.13-18
Matthew 25.1-13
Jonah 3.1-5,10
Psalm 62.5-12
Hebrews 9.24-28 
Mark 1.14-20
Job 19.23-27a
Psalm 17.1-9*
2 Thessalonians 2.1-5,13-17
Luke 20.27-38
(or)
     
  Amos 5.18-24
Psalm 70
1 Thessalonians 4.13-18
Matthew 25.1-13
   
Second
Service
 
Psalms [20] 82
Judges 7.2-22
John 15.9-17
Psalms 46 [82]
Isaiah 10.33 - 11.9
John 14.1-29 (or 23-29)
Psalm 40
1 Kings 3.1-15
Romans 8.31-39
Gospel at Holy Communion:
Matthew 22.15-22
Third
Service 
Psalm 91 
Deuteronomy 17.14-20
1 Timothy 2.1-7
Psalm 136
Micah 4.1-5 
Philippians 4.6-9 
Psalms 20, 90
Isaiah 2.1-5
James 3.13-18  
The Second Sunday before Advent

Sunday between 13 and 19 November inclusive

  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Zephaniah 1.7,12-18
Psalm 90.1-8[9-11]12* 
1 Thessalonians 5.1-11  
Matthew 25.14-30
Daniel 12.1-3
Psalm 16 
Hebrews 10.11-14
[15-18]19-25
Mark 13.1-8  
Malachi 4.1-2a
Psalm 98
2 Thessalonians 3.6-13
Luke 21.5-19
Second
Service
 
Psalm 89.19-37*
1 Kings 1.15-40 (or 1-40)
Revelation 1.4-18 
Gospel at Holy Communion:  
Luke 9.1-6
Psalm 95 
Daniel 3 (or 3.13-30)
Matthew 13.24-30,36-43 
Psalms [93] 97
Daniel 6
Matthew 13.1-9,18-23
Third
Service 
Psalm 98
Daniel 10.19-21
Revelation 4 
Psalm 96 
1 Samuel 9.27 - 10.2a;
10.17-26
Matthew 13.31-35 
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
Years
A,B,C
(if required)
Psalms 99, 100
Isaiah 10.33 - 11.9
1 Timothy 6.11-16
   
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
Ezekiel 34.11-16,20-24
Psalm 95.1-7
Ephesians 1.15-23 
Matthew 25.31-46
Daniel 7.9-10,13,14
Psalm 93
Revelation 1.4b-8
John 18.33-37
Jeremiah 23.1-6
Psalm 46
Colossians 1.11-20
Luke 23.33-43
Second
Service
 
2 Samuel 23.1-7 or
1 Maccabees 2.15-29
Matthew 28.16-20
Evening Psalms
Psalms 93 [97] 
Daniel 5
John 6.1-15
Evening Psalm
Psalm 72*
1 Samuel 8.4-20
John 18.33-37
Evening Psalm
Psalm 72*
Third
Service 
Isaiah 4.2 - 5.7
Luke 19.29-38
Morning Psalms
Psalms 29, 110
Isaiah 32.1-8
Revelation 3.7-22
Morning Psalms
Psalms 29, 110
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.

Evening
Prayer
on the Eve
(if required)
Psalm 148
Jeremiah 23.1-6
Colossians 2.8-15  
   
  Principal Service Second Service Third Service
  Numbers 6.22-27 
Psalm 8 
Galatians 4.4-7 
Luke 2.15-21
Deuteronomy 30.[1-10]11-20
Acts 3.1-16
Evening Psalm
Psalm 115 
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 Second Service Third 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
Ecclesiasticus 39.1-10 or   
Isaiah 56.1-8 
Colossians 1.24 - 2.7
Evening Psalm
Psalm 119.41-56
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 Second Service Third Service
  2 Samuel 7.4-16 
Psalm 89.26-36  
Romans 4.13-18
Matthew 1.18-25 
Genesis 50.22-26 
Matthew 2.13-23   
Evening Psalms 
Psalms 1, 112 
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 Second Service Third Service
  Isaiah 7.10-14 
Psalm 40.5-11  
Hebrews 10.4-10
Luke 1.26-38 
Isaiah 52.1-12
Hebrews 2.5-18
Evening Psalms
Psalms 131, 146 
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 Second Service Third Service
  1 Maccabees 2.59-64 or
Revelation 12.7-12 
Psalm 126  
2 Timothy 2.3-13  
John 15.18-21
Isaiah 43.1-7
John 15.1-8    
Evening Psalms
Psalms 3, 11 
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 Second Service Third Service
  Proverbs 15.28-33 or
Acts 15.35-41
Psalm 119.9-16 
Ephesians 4.7-16
Mark 13.5-13  
Ezekiel 1.4-14
2 Timothy 4.1-11 
Evening Psalm
Psalm 45 
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 Second Service Third Service
  Isaiah 30.15-21
Psalm 119.1-8
Ephesians 1.3-10
John 14.1-14 
Job 23.1-12
John 1.43-51
Evening Psalm
Psalm 149 
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 Second Service Third 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
1 Samuel 16.1-13a   
Matthew 7.15-27 
Evening Psalm   
Psalm 80    

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 Second Service Third Service
  Zephaniah 3.14-18 
Psalm 113  
Romans 12.9-16    
Luke 1.39-49[50-56]
Zechariah 2.10-13 
John 3.25-30
Evening Psalms 
Psalms 122, 127, 128
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 Second Service Third 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
Ecclesiastes 12.9-14 or
Tobit 4.5-11 
Acts 9.26-31 
Evening Psalm 
Psalm 147  
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 Second Service Third Service
  Isaiah 40.1-11
Psalm 85.7-13 
Acts 13.14b-26 or
Galatians 3.23-29 
Luke 1.57-66,80 
Malachi 4 
Matthew 11.2-19  
Evening Psalms
Psalms 80, 82
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 Second Service Third 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
Ezekiel 34.11-16
John 21.15-22   
Evening Psalms 
Psalms 124, 138 
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 Second Service Third 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
Ezekiel 34.11-16
John 21.15-22  
Evening Psalms
Psalms 124, 138
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 Second Service Third Service
  Habakkuk 2.1-4
Psalm 31.1-6
Ephesians 2.19-22
John 20.24-29
Job 42.1-6
1 Peter 1.3-12
Evening Psalm
Psalm 139  
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 Second Service Third Service
  Song of Solomon 3.1-4 
Psalm 42.1-10
2 Corinthians 5.14-17 
John 20.1-2,11-18
Zephaniah 3.14-20 
Mark 15.40 - 16.7 
Evening Psalm
Psalm 63  
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 Second Service Third 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
Jeremiah 26.1-15
Mark 1.14-20
Evening Psalm
Psalm 94  
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 Second Service Third Service
  Daniel 7.9,10,13,14 
Psalm 97 
2 Peter 1.16-19 
Luke 9.28-36
Exodus 34.29-35 
2 Corinthians 3
Evening Psalm
Psalm 72 
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 Second Service Third Service
  Isaiah 61.10,11 or
Revelation 11.19 - 12.6,10
Psalm 45.10-17 
Galatians 4.4-7  
Luke 1.46-55
Song of Solomon 2.1-7
Acts 1.6-14
Evening Psalm 
Psalm 132  
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 Second Service Third 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
Ecclesiasticus 39.1-10
or Deuteronomy 18.15-19
Matthew 10.1-22
Evening Psalms
Psalms 91, 116
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 Second Service Third Service
  Numbers 21.4-9
Psalm 22.23-28
Philippians 2.6-11
John 3.13-17
Isaiah 63.1-16
1 Corinthians 1.18-25
Evening Psalms
Psalms 110, 150
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 Second Service Third Service
  Proverbs 3.13-18  
Psalm 119.65-72
2 Corinthians 4.1-6 
Matthew 9.9-13  
Ecclesiastes 5.4-12
Matthew 19.16-30
Evening Psalm  
Psalm 119.33-40, 89-96
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 Second Service Third 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
Daniel 10.4-21
Revelation 5 
Evening Psalms 
Psalms 138, 148 
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 Second Service Third Service
  Isaiah 35.3-6 or
Acts 16.6-12a  
Psalm 147.1-7 
2 Timothy 4.5-17 
Luke 10.1-9 
Ecclesiasticus 38.1-14  
or Isaiah 61.1-6  
Colossians 4.7-18 
Evening Psalm 
Psalm 103
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 Second Service Third Service
  Isaiah 28.14-16
Psalm 119.89-96 
Ephesians 2.19-22 
John 15.17-27 
1 Maccabees 2.42-66 
or Jeremiah 3.11-18
Jude 1-4,17-25
Evening Psalm 
Psalm 119.1-16
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 Second Service Third Service
  Isaiah 52.7-10
Psalm 19.1-6 
Romans 10.12-18 
Matthew 4.18-22 
Zechariah 8.20-23
John 1.35-42 
Evening Psalms
Psalms 87, 96   
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 Second Service Third 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  
Genesis 4.1-10
Matthew 23.34-39
Evening Psalms
Psalms 57, 86 
Jeremiah 26.12-15
Acts 6
Morning Psalms
Psalms 13, 31.1-8, 150
John

27 December
  Principal Service Second Service Third Service
  Exodus 33.7-11a 
Psalm 117 
1 John 1  
John 21.19b-25
Isaiah 6.1-8 
1 John 5.1-12
Evening Psalm   
Psalm 97   
Exodus 33.12-23 
1 John 2.1-11  
Morning Psalms 
Psalms 21, 147.13-21
The Holy Innocents

28 December
  Principal Service Second Service Third Service
  Jeremiah 31.15-17 
Psalm 124 
1 Corinthians 1.26-29  
Matthew 2.13-18
Isaiah 49.14-25 
Mark 10.13-16 
Evening Psalms  
Psalms 123, 128
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
   
  Year A Year B Year C
Principal
Service
1 Kings 8.22-30 or
Revelation 21.9-14
Psalm 122
Hebrews 12.18-24 
Matthew 21.12-16  
Genesis 28.11-18 or
Revelation 21.9-14
Psalm 122 
1 Peter 2.1-10
John 10.22-29
1 Chronicles 29.6-19
Psalm 122
Ephesians 2.19-22
John 2.13-22
Second
Service
 
Jeremiah 7.1-11 
1 Corinthians 3.9-17    
Gospel at Holy Communion:  
Luke 19.1-10 
Evening Psalm
Psalm 132
Jeremiah 7.1-11
Luke 19.1-10 
Evening Psalm
Psalm 132  
Jeremiah 7.1-11
Luke 19.1-10
Evening Psalm
Psalm 132
Third
Service 
(Readings

for Years
A, B, C are
the same)
Haggai 2.6-9
Hebrews 10.19-25
Morning Psalms
Psalms 48, 150
Haggai 2.6-9
Hebrews 10.19-25 
Morning Psalms
Psalms 48, 150
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

Alternative Psalmody

for the Principal Service Lectionary

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.

  Year A Year B Year C
Advent 1    80.1-8  
Advent 2 72.1-7   85.8-13  
Advent 3     146.4-10
Advent 4 80.1-8   89.1-8  
Christmas 1 148.7-14    148.7-14 148.7-14
Epiphany 2    139.1-9  
Epiphany 3 27.1-11   19.1-6
Proper 1   147.1-12  
Proper 3      37.1-7
Lent 1     91.1-11
Lent 3    19.7-14  
Lent 4    107.1-9  
Palm Sunday 118.19-24  118.19-24  118.19-24 
  31.9-18  31.9-18 31.9-18
Tuesday in Holy Week 71.1-8    71.1-8 71.1-8
Maundy Thursday 116.9-17  116.9-17 116.9-17
Good Friday 22.1-11
or
1-21
22.1-11
or
1-21
22.1-11
or
1-21
Easter Eve 31.1-5      31.1-5   31.1-5
Easter Day 118.14-24  118.14-24  118.14-24
Easter 3 116.1-7    
Easter 5 31.1-5       148.1-6
Easter 7 68.1-10    
Pentecost 104.26-37        104.26-37  104.26-37
Proper 4 31.19-24    
Proper 6 116.9-17  92.1-8  
Proper 7 86.1-10     42 or 43     
  69.14-20  107.23-32  
Proper 8 89.8-18      77.11-20
Proper 10 65.8-13    
Proper 11 139.1-11    
Proper 12 105.1-11    85.1-7
Proper 13 17.1-7       107.1-9
  145.15-22   49.1-9
Proper 14 105.1-10    50.1-7 
      33.12-21
Proper 15      80.9-20
Proper 17 115 45.1-7  81.1-11
Proper 18      139.1-7
Proper 19 103.8-13     19.1-6  
Proper 20 105.37-45    
Proper 21 78.1-7           91.11-16
Proper 22 19.7-14    137.1-6
Proper 23 106.1-6         
Proper 24 99.1-9 104.1-10  
Proper 25 90.1-6 34.1-8   65.1-7
4 before Advent 107.1-8    
3 before Advent      17.1-8
2 before Advent 90.1-8    
Alternative Psalmody

for the Second Service Lectionary

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.

  Year A Year B Year C
Advent 1 9.1-8           25.1-9   9.1-8
Advent 2    40.12-19   
Advent 3   68.1-8  
Christmas 2 135.1-14  135.1-14  135.1-14
Epiphany 3 33.1-12  33.1-12  33.1-12
Epiphany 4 34.1-10         34.1-10  34.1-10
2 before Lent      147.13-21
1 before Lent      89.5-12
Ash Wednesday 102.1-18  102.1-18 102.1-18
Lent 2 135.1-14  135.1-14  135.1-14
Lent 5   34.1-10  35.1-9
Wednesday in Holy Week 102.1-18  102.1-18   102.1-18
Easter 7      68.1-13,18-19
Proper 4 33.12-22    35.1-10  
Proper 5     44.1-9
Proper 8 50.1-15    
Proper 10   66.1-8  77.1-12
Proper 11   73.21-28  
Proper 12   74.11-16  88.1-10
Proper 13 80.1-8   88.1-10  107.1-12
Proper 14   91.1-12  
Proper 15 90.1-12   119.17-24
Proper 16    116.10-17   119.49-56  
Proper 17   119.9-16 119.81-88  
Proper 18   119.49-56    
Proper 19   119.73-80  
Proper 20 119.121-128 119.137-144  
Proper 21     135.1-14
Proper 22 136.1-9    
Proper 23 139.1-11    
4 before Advent   145.1-9  145.1-9
2 before Advent 89.19-29    
Christ the King    72.1-7 72.1-7  

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