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Bible Readings B for the Year 2018

DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
Dec. 3, 2017 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
Dec. 10 Second S. in Advent Is. 40:1–11 Psalm 85 2 Peter 3:8–14 Mark 1:1–8
Dec. 17 Third Sunday in Advent Is. 61:1–4, 8–11 Psalm 126 1 Thess. 5:
16–24
John 1:6–8,
19–28
Dec. 24 Fourth Sunday in Advent 2 Sam. 7:1–11, 16 Psalm 89:1–5 (19–29) Rom. 16:25–27 Luke 1:26–38
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

Dawn

The Nativity of Our Lord
Is. 62:10–12 Psalm 98 Titus 3:4–7 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 First S. after Christmas Is. 61:10—62:3 Psalm 111 Gal. 4:4–7 Luke 2:22–40
Dec. 31 Eve of the Circ. and Name of Jesus
(New Year's Eve)
Is. 30:(8–14) 15–17 Psalm 90:
1–12
Rom. 8:31b–39 Luke 12:35–40
Jan. 1, 2018 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. 7 The Baptism of Our Lord
First S. a. the Epiphany
Gen.1:1-5 Psalm 29 Romans 6:1-11 Mark 1:4-11
Jan. 14 Second S. a. the Epiphany 1 Sam. 3:1-10 (11-20) Psalm 139:1–10 1 Cor. 6:12-20 John 1:43-51
Jan. 21 Third S. a. the
Epiphany
Jonah 3:1-5,10 Psalm 62

1 Cor. 7:29-31 (32-35)

Mark 1:14-20
Jan. 28 Fourth S. a. the Epiphany Deut. 18:15-20 Psalm 111 1 Cor. 8:1-13 Mark 1:21-28
Feb. 4 Fifth S. a. the Epiphany Is. 40:21-31 Psalm 147:1–11 1 Cor. 9:16-27 Mark 1:29-39
Feb. 11 The Transfiguration of Our Lord 2 Kings 2:1-12 or
Ex. 34:29-35
Psalm 50:
1–6
2 Cor. 3:12-13 (14-18); 4:1-6 Mark 9:2-9

DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
Feb. 14 Ash Wednesday Joel 2:12–19 Psalm 51:1–13 (14–19) 2 Cor. 5:20b—6:10 Matt. 6:1–6,
16–21
Feb. 18 First S. in Lent Gen. 22:1–18 Psalm 25:
1–10
James 1:12–18 Mark 1:9–15
Feb. 25 Second S. in Lent Gen. 17:1–7, 15–16 Psalm 22:
23–31

Rom. 5:1–11 Mark 8:27–38
March 4 Third S. in Lent Ex. 20:1–17 Psalm 19 1 Cor. 1:18–31 John 2:13–22 (23–25)
March 11 Fourth S. in Lent Num. 21:4–9 Psalm 107:
1–9
Eph. 2:1–10 John 3:14–21
March 18 Fifth S. in Lent Jer. 31:31–34 Psalm 119:
9–16
Heb. 5:1–10 Mark 10:(32–34) 35–45

DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
March 25 Palm Sunday Sunday of the Passion Zech. 9:9–12 Psalm 118:
19–29 or Ps. 31:9–16
Phil. 2:5–11 Mark 14:1—15:47 or Mark 15:1–47 or John 12:20–43
March 29 Holy (Maundy) Thursday Ex. 24:3–11 Psalm 116:12–19 1 Cor. 10:16–17 Mark 14:12–26
March 30 Good Friday Is. 52:13—53:12 Psalm 22 or Ps. 31 Heb. 4:14–16; 5:7–9 John 18:1—19:42 or John 19:17–30
April 1 The Resurrection of Our Lord Easter Sunrise Ex. 15:1–11 Psalm 118:
15–29
1 Cor. 5:6b–8 John 20:1–18
April 1 The Resurrection of Our Lord
Easter Day
Is. 25:6–9 Psalm 16 1 Cor. 15:1–11 Mark 16:1–8
April 8 Second S. of Easter Acts 4:32–35 Psalm 148 1 John 1:1—2:2 John 20:19–31
April 15 Third S. of Easter Acts 3:11–21
Psalm 4
1 John 3:1–7 Luke 24:36–49
April 22 Fourth S. of Easter Acts 4:1–12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16–24 John 10:11–18
April 29 Fifth S. of Easter Acts 8:26–40 Psalm 150 1 John 4:1–11 (12–21) John 15:1–8
May 6 Sixth S. of Easter Acts 10:34–48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1–8 John 15:9–17
May 10 The Ascension of Our Lord Acts 1:1–11 Psalm 47 Eph. 1:15–23 Luke 24:44–53
May 13 Seventh S. of Easter Acts 1:12–26 Psalm 1 1 John 5:9–15 John 17:11b–19
May 20 The Day of Pentecost Ezek. 37:1–14 Psalm 139:1–12 (13–16) Acts 2:1–21 John 15:26–27; 16:4b–15
May 27 The Holy Trinity Is. 6:1–8 Psalm 29 Acts 2:14a,
22–36
John 3:1–17
DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
June 3
(Prop. 4)
Second S. a. Pentecost Deut. 5:12–15 Psalm 81:1–10 2 Cor. 4:5–12 Mark 2:23–28 (3:1–6)
June 10
(Prop. 5)
Third S. a. Pentecost Gen. 3:8–15 Psalm 130 2 Cor. 4:13—5:1 Mark 3:20–35
June 17
(Prop. 6)
Fourth
S. a. Pentecost)
Ezek. 17:22–24 Psalm 1 2 Cor. 5:1–10 (11–17) Mark 4:26–34
June 24
The Nativity of St. John the Baptist Is. 40:1–5 Psalm 85:(1–6) 7–13 Acts 13:13–26 Luke 1:57–80
July 24

(Prop. 7)
Fifth S. a. Pentecost
Job 38:1–11 Psalm 124 2 Cor. 6:1–13 Mark 4:35–41
July 1
(Prop. 8)
Sixth S. a. Pentecost Lam. 3:22–33 Psalm 30 2 Cor. 8:1–9, 13–15 Mark 5:21–43
July 8 (Prop. 9)
Seventh S. a. Pentecost Ezek. 2:1–5 Psalm 123 2 Cor. 12:1–10 Mark 6:1–13
July 15
(Prop. 10)
Eighth S. a. Pentecost Amos 7:7–15 Psalm 85:
(1–7) 8–13
Eph. 1:3–14 Mark 6:14–29
July 22
(Prop. 11)
Ninth S. a. Pentecost Jer. 23:1–6 Psalm 23 Eph. 2:11–22 Mark 6:30–44
July 29
(Prop. 12)
Tenth S. a. Pentecost Gen. 9:8–17 Psalm 136:
1–9
Eph. 3:14–21 Mark 6:45–56
Aug. 5
(Prop. 13)
Eleventh S. a. Pentecost Ex. 16:2–15 Psalm 145:
10–21
Eph. 4:1–16 John 6:22–35
Aug. 12
(Prop. 14)
Twelfth S. a. Pentecost 1 Kings 19:1–8 Psalm 34:
1–8
Eph. 4:17—5:2 John 6:35–51
Aug. 19
(Prop. 15)
Thirteenth S. a. Pentecost Prov. 9:1–10 or Josh. 24:1–2a, 14–18 Psalm 34:12–22 Eph. 5:6–21 John 6:51–69
Aug. 26
(Prop. 16)
Fourteenth S. a. Pentecost John 6:51–69 Psalm 14 Eph. 5:22–33 Mark 7:1–13
Sept. 2
(Prop. 17)
Fifteenth S. a. Pentecost Deut. 4:1–2, 6–9 Psalm119:
129–136
Eph. 6:10–20 Mark 7:14–23
Sept. 9
(Prop. 17)
Sixteenth S. a. Pentecost Is. 35:4–7a Psalm 146 James 2:1–10, 14–18 Mark 7:(24–30) 31–37
Sept. 16
(Prop. 18)
Seventeenth S. a. Pentecost Is. 50:4–10 Psalm 116:
1–9
James 3:1–12 Mark 9:14–29
DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
Sept. 23
(Prop. 20)
Eighteenth S. a. Pentecost Jer. 11:18–20 Psalm 54 James 3:13—4:10 Mark 9:30–37
Sept. 30 (Prop. 21) Nineteenth S. a. Pentecost Num. 11:4–6, 10–16, 24–29 Psalm 104:
27–35
James 5:(1–12) 13–20 James 5:(1–12) 13–20
Oct. 7 (Prop. 22) Twentieth S. a. Pentecost Gen. 2:18–25 Psalm 128 Heb. 2:1–13 (14–18) Mark 10:2–16
Oct. 14 (Prop. 23) Twenty–first S. after Pentecost Amos 5:6–7, 10–15 Psalm 90:
12–17
Heb. 3:12–19 Mark 10:17–22
Oct. 21 (Prop. 24) Twenty–second S. after Pentecost Eccl. 5:10–20 Psalm 119:
9–16
Heb. 4:1–13 (14–16) Mark 10:23–31
Oct. 28 (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. 4th
All Saints' Day(Nov. 4) Revelation 7:(2-8) 9-17 Psalm 149 1 John 3:1-3 Matthew 5:1-12
Nov. 11 (Prop. 27) Twenty–fifth S. after Pentecost 1 Kings 17:8–16 Psalm 146 Heb. 9:24–28 Mark 12:38–44
Nov. 18 (Prop. 28) Twenty–sixth S. after Pentecost Dan. 12:1–3 Psalm 16 Ps. 16 Mark 13:1–13
Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Day Deut. 8:1–10 Psalm 67 Phil. 4:6–20 or 1 Tim. 2:1–4 Luke 17:11–19
Nov. 25
(Prop. 29)
Last S. of the Church Year Is. 51:4–6 or Dan. 7:9–10, 13–14 Psalm 93 Jude 20–25 or Rev. 1:4b–8 Mark 13:24–37 or John 18:33–37
DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
Dec. 2 First Sunday in Advent Jer. 33:14–16 Psalm 25:
1–10
1 Thess. 3:9–13 Luke 19:28–40 or Luke 21:25–36