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Bible Readings A for the Year 2017

DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
Nov. 27, 2016 First Sunday in Advent Is. 2:1–5 Psalm 122 Rom. 13:(8–10) 11–14 Matt. 21:1–11 or Matt. 24:36–44
Dec. 4 Second S. in Advent Is. 11:1–10 Psalm 72:1–7 Rom. 15:4–13 Matt. 3:1–12
Dec. 11 Third S. in Advent Is. 35:1–10 Psalm 146 James 5:7–11 Matt. 11:2–15
Dec. 18 Fourth S. in Advent Is. 7:10–17 Psalm 24 Rom. 1:1–7 Matt. 1:18–25
Dec. 24
Eve
The Nativity of Our Lord Is. 7:10–14 Psalm 110:1–4 1 John 4:7–16 Matt. 1:18–25
Dec. 24
Midnight
The Nativity of Our Lord Is. 9:2–7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11–14 Luke 2:1–14
(15–20)
Dec. 25
Day
The Nativity of Our Lord Is. 52:7–10 Psalm 2 Heb.1:1–6
(7–12)
John 1:1–14
(15–18)
Dec. 31 Eve of the Circumcision and Name of Jesus Is. 30:(8–14)
15–17
Psalm 90:1–12 Rom. 8:31b–39 Luke 12:35–40
Jan. 1, 2017 Circumcision and Name of Jesus Num. 6:22–27 Psalm 8 Gal. 3:23–29 Luke 2:21

DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
Jan. 6 The Epiphany of Our Lord Is. 60:1–6 Psalm 72:
1–11(12–15)
Eph. 3:1–12 Matt. 2:1–12
Jan. 8 The Baptism of Our Lord
First S. a. the Epiphany
Is. 42:1–9 Psalm 29 Romans 6:1-11 Matthew 3:15-22
Jan. 15 Second S. a. the Epiphany Is. 49:1–7 Psalm 40:1–11 1 Cor. 1:1–9 John 1:29–42a
Jan. 22 Third S. a. the
Epiphany
Is. 9:1–4 Psalm 27:1–9 (10–14) 1 Cor. 1:10–18 Matt. 4:12–25
Jan. 29 Fourth S. a. the Epiphany Micah 6:1–8 Psalm 15 1 Cor. 1:18–31 Matt. 5:1–12
Feb. 5 Fifth S. a. the Epiphany Is. 58:3–9a Psalm 112:1–9 1 Cor. 2:1–12 (13–16) Matt. 5:13–20
Feb. 12 Sixth S. a. the Epiphany Deut. 30:15–20 Psalm 119:1–8 1 Cor. 3:1–9 Matt. 5:21–37
Feb. 19 Seventh S. a. the Epiphany Lev. 19:1–2, 9–18 Psalm 119:33–40 1 Cor. 3:10–23 Matt. 5:38–48
Feb. 26 The Transfiguration of Our Lord Ex. 24:8–18 Psalm 2:6–12 2 Peter 1:16–21 Matt. 17:1–9

DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
March 1 Ash Wednesday Joel 2:12-19

Psalm 51:
1–13 (14–19)

2 Cor. 5:20b —6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
Feb. 5 First S. in Lent Gen. 3:1–21 Psalm 32:1–7 Rom. 5:12–19 Matt. 4:1–11
Feb. 12 Second S. in Lent Gen. 12:1–9 Psalm 121 Rom. 4:1–8, 13–17 John 3:1–17
Feb. 19 Third S. in Lent Ex.17:1–7 Psalm 95:1–9 Rom. 5:1–8 John 4:5–26 (27–30, 39–42)
March 26 Fourth S. in Lent Is. 42:14–21 Psalm 142 Eph. 5:8–14 John 4:5–26 (27–30, 39–42)
April 2 Fifth S. in Lent Is. 43:16–21 Psalm 126 Phil. 3: (4b–7) 8–14 John 9:1–41 or John 9:1–7, 13–17, 34–39

DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
April 9 Palm Sunday Sunday of the Passion Is. 50:4–9a Psalm 118:19–29 or 31:9–16 Phil. 2:5–11 John 12:12–19(Palm Sunday Procession) and
Matt. 26:1—27:66 or Matt.27:11–66 or John 12:20–43
April 13 Holy (Maundy) Thursday Ex. 24:3–11 or Exodus 12:1–14 Psalm 116:12–19 Heb. 9:11–22 or 1 Cor. 11:23–32 Matt. 26:17–30 or John 13:1–17, 31b–35
April 14 Good Friday Is. 52:13—53:12 Psalm 22 or Psalm 31 Heb. 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 18:1–19:42 or John 19:17-30
April 16 The Resurrection of Our Lord
Easter Sunrise
Ex. 14:10—15:1
Psalm 118:15–29 or The Song of Moses and Israel
1 Cor. 15:1–11 John 20:1–18
April 16 The Resurrection of Our Lord Acts 10:34–43 or Jer. 31:1–6 Psalm 16 Col. 3:1–4 Matt. 28:1–10
April 23 Second S. of Easter Acts 5:29–42 Psalm 148 1 Peter 1:3–9 John 20:19–31
April 30 Third S. of Easter Acts 2:14a,
36–41
Psalm 116:1–14 1 Peter 1:17–25 Luke 24:13–35
May 7 Fourth S. of Easter Acts 2:42–47 Psalm 23 1 Peter 2:19–25 John 10:1–10
May 14 Fifth S. of Easter Acts 6:1–9;
7:2a, 51–60
Psalm 146 1 Peter 2:2–10 John 14:1–14
May 21 Sixth S. of Easter Acts 17:16–31 Psalm 66:8–20 1 Peter 3:13–22 John 14:15–21
May 25 The Ascension of Our Lord Acts 1:1–11 Psalm 47 Eph. 1:15–23 Luke 24:44–53
May 28 Seventh S. of Easter Acts 1:12–26 Psalm 68:1–10 1 Peter 4:12–19; 5:6–11 John 17:1–11
June 4 The Day of Pentecost Num. 11:24–30 Psalm 25:1–15 Acts 2:1–21 John 7:37–39
June 11 The Holy Trinity Gen. 1:1—2:4a Psalm 8 Acts 2:14a, 22-36 Matt. 28:16–20
DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
June 18
(Prop. 4)
Second S. a. Pentecost Ex. 19:2–8 Psalm 100 Rom. 5:6–15 Matt. 9:35—10:8 (9–20)
June 25
(Prop. 5)
Third S. a. Pentecost Jer. 20:7–13 Psalm 91:1–10 (11–16) Rom. 6:12–23 Matt. 10:5a, 21–33
July 2 (Prop. 6) Fourth
S. a. Pentecost)
Jer. 28:5–9 Psalm 119:153–160 Rom. 7:1–13 Matt. 10:34–42
July 9
(Prop. 7)
Fifth S. a. Pentecost Zech. 9:9–12 Psalm145:1–14 Rom. 7:14–25a Matt. 11:25–30
July 16 (Prop. 8)
Sixth S. a. Pentecost Is. 55:10–13 Psalm 65:(1–8) 9–13 Rom. 8:12–17 Matt. 13:1–9, 18–23
July 23
(Prop. 9)
Seventh S. a. Pentecost Is. 44:6–8 Psalm 119:57–64 Rom. 8:18–27 Matt. 13:24–30, 36–43
July 30
(Prop. 10)
Eighth S. a. Pentecost Deut.7:6–9 Psalm 125 Rom. 8:28–39 Matt. 13:44–52
Aug. 6
(Prop. 11)
Ninth S. a. Pentecost Is. 55:1–5 Psalm 136:1–9 (23–26) Rom. 9:1–5 (6–13) Matt. 13:44–52
Aug. 13
(Prop. 12)
Tenth S. a. Pentecost Job 38:4–18 Psalm 18:1–9 (7–16) Rom. 10:5–17 Matt. 14:22–33
Aug. 20
(Prop. 13)
Eleventh S. a. Pentecost Is. 56:1, 6–8 Psalm 67 Rom. 11:1–2a, 13–15, 28–32 Matt. 15:21–28
Aug. 27
(Prop. 14)
Twelfth S. a. Pentecost Is. 51:1–6 Psalm 138 Rom. 11:33—12:8 Matt. 16:13–20
Sept. 3
(Prop. 15)
Thirteenth S. a. Pentecost Jer. 15:15–21 Psalm 26 Rom. 12:9–21 Matt. 16:21–28
Sept. 10
(Prop. 16)
Fourteenth S. a. Pentecost Ezek. 33:7–9 Psalm 32:1–7 Rom. 13:1–10 Matt. 18:1–20
Sept. 17
(Prop. 17)
Fifteenth S. a. Pentecost Gen. 50:15–21 Psalm 103:1–12 Rom. 14:1–12 Matt. 18:21–35
DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
Sept. 24
(Prop. 18)
Sixteenth S. a. Pentecost Isa. 55:6–9 Psalm 27:1–9 Phil. 1:12–14, 19–30 Matt. 20:1–16
Oct. 1 (Prop. 19) Seventeenth S. a. Pentecost Ezek. 18:1–4, 25–32 Psalm 25:1–10 Phil. 2:1–4 (5–13) 14–18 Matt. 21:23–27 (28–32)
Oct. 8 (Prop. 20) Eighteenth S. a. Pentecost Is. 5:1–7 Psalm 80:7–19 Phil. 3:4b–14 Matt. 21:33–46
Oct. 15 (Prop. 21) Nineteenth S. a. Pentecost Is. 25:6–9 Psalm 23 Phil. 4:4–13 Matt. 22:1–14
Oct. 22 (Prop. 22) Twentieth S. a. Pentecost Is. 45:1–7 Psalm 96:1–9 (10–13) 1 Thess. 1:1–10 Matt. 22:15–22
Oct. 29 (observed) Reformation Day (Oct. 31) Revelation 14:6-7 Psalm 46 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31–36 or Matt. 11:12–19
Nov. 5th
All Saints' Day(Nov. 1) Revelation 7:(2-8) 9-17 Psalm 149 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12
Nov. 12 (Prop. 28) Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost Amos 5:18–24 Psalm 70 1 Thess. 4:13–18 Matt. 25:1–13
Nov. 19 (Prop. 29) Last S. of the Church Year Deut. 8:1–10 Psalm 67 Phil. 4:6–20 or
1 Tim. 2:1–4
Matt. 25:14–30
Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Day Ezek. 34:11–16, 20–24 Psalm 95:1–7a I Cor. 15:20–28 Luke 17:11-19
DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
Dec. 3 First Sunday in Advent Is. 64:1–9 Psalm 80:1–7 1 Cor. 1:3–9 Mark 11:1–10 or Mark 13:24–37