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Bible Readings C for the Year 2019

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
Dec. 9 Second Sunday in Advent Mal. 3:1–7b Psalm 66:1–12 Phil. 1:2–11 Luke 3:1–14 (15–20)
Dec. 16 Third Sunday in Advent Zeph. 3:14–20 Psalm 85 Phil. 4:4–7 Luke 7:18–28 (29–35)
Dec. 20 Fourth Sunday in Advent Micah 5:2–5a Psalm 80:1–7 Heb. 10:5–10 Luke 1:39–45 (46–56)
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 The Nativity of Our Lord Is. 52:7–10 Psalm 2 Heb. 1:1–6
(7–12)
John 1:1–14 (15–18)
Dec. 30 First S. a. Christmas Ex. 13:1–3a, 11–15 Psalm 111 Col. 3:12–17 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 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. 13 The Baptism of Our Lord
First S. a. the Epiphany
Isaiah 43:1-7 Psalm 29 Romans 6:1-11 Matthew 3:15-22
Jan. 20 Second S. a. the Epiphany Is. 62:1–5 Psalm 128 1 Cor. 12:1–11 John 2:1–11
Jan. 27 Third S. a. the
Epiphany
Neh. 8:1–3, 5–6, 8–10 Psalm 19:(1–6) 7–14 1 Cor. 12:12–31a Luke 4:16–30
Feb. 3 Fourth S. a. the Epiphany Jer. 1:4–10 (17–19) Psalm 71:1–6 (7–11) 1 Cor. 12:31b—13:13 Luke 4:31–44
Feb. 10 Fifth S. a. the Epiphany Is. 6:1–8 (9–13) Psalm 138 1 Cor. 14:12b–20 Luke 5:1–11
Feb. 17 Suxth S. a. the Epiphany Jer. 17:5–8 Psalm 1 1 Cor. 15:(1–11) 12–20 Luke 6:17–26
Feb. 24 Seventh S. a. the Epiphany Gen. 45:3–15 Psalm 103:1–13 1 Cor. 15:21–26, 30-42 Luke 6:27–38

DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
March 3 The Transfiguration of Our Lord Deut. 34:1–12 Psalm 99 Heb. 3:1–6 Luke 9:28–36
March 6 Ash Wednesday Joel 2:12-19

Psalm 51:
1–13 (14–19)

2 Cor. 5:20b —6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
March 10 First S. in Lent Deut. 26:1–11 Psalm 91:1–13 Rom. 10:8b–13 Luke 4:1–13
March 17 Second S. in Lent Jer. 26:8–15 Psalm 4 Phil. 3:17—4:1 Luke 13:31–35
March 24 Third S. in Lent Ezek. 33:7–20 Psalm 85 1 Cor. 10:1–13 Luke 13:1–9
March 31 Fourth S. in Lent Is. 12:1–6 Psalm 32 2 Cor. 5:16–21 Luke 15:1–3, 11–32
April 7 Fifth S. in Lent Is. 43:16–21 Psalm 126 Phil. 3: (4b–7) 8–14 Luke 20:9–20

DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
April 14 Palm Sunday Sunday of the Passion Deut. 32:36–39 Psalm 118:19-29 or 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Luke 22:1—23:56 or Luke 23:1–56 or John 12:20–43
April 18 Holy (Maundy) Thursday Jer. 31:31–34 or Ex. 12:1–14 Psalm 116:12-19 Heb.10:15–25 or 1 Cor. 11:23–32 Luke 22:7–20 or
John 13:1–17, 31b–35
April 19 Good Friday Isaiah 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 21 The Resurrection of Our Lord
Easter Sunrise
Job 19:23–27
Psalm 118:15–29
1 Cor. 15:51–57 John 20:1–18
April 21 The Resurrection of Our Lord Is. 65:17–25 Psalm 16 1 Cor. 15:19–26 Luke 24:1–12
April 28 Second S. of Easter Acts 5:12–20 (21–32) Psalm 148 Rev. 1:4–18 John 20:19–31
May 5 Third S. of Easter Acts 9:1–22 Psalm 30 Rev. 5:(1–7)
8–14
John 21:1–14 (15–19)
May 12 Fourth S. of Easter Acts 20:17–35 Psalm 23 Rev. 7:9–17 John 10:22–30
May 19 Fifth S. of Easter Acts 11:1–18 Psalm 148

Rev. 21:1–7

John 16:12–22 or
John 13:31–35
May 26 Sixth S. of Easter Acts 16:9–15 Psalm 67 Rev. 21:9–14, 21–27 John 16:23–33 or
John 5:1–9
May 30 The Ascension of Our Lord Acts 1:1–11 Psalm 47 Eph. 1:15–23 Luke 24:44–53
June 2 Seventh S. of Easter Acts 1:12–26 Psalm 133 Rev. 22:1–6
(7–11) 12–20
John 17:20–26
June 9 The Day of Pentecost John 17:20–26 Psalm 143 Acts 2:1–21 John 14:23–31
June 16 The Holy Trinity Prov. 8:1–4,
22–31
Psalm 8 Acts 2:14a, 22-36 John 8:48–59
DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
June 23
(Prop. 7)
Second S. a. Pentecost Is. 65:1–9 Psalm 3 Gal. 3:23—4:7 Luke 8:26–39
June 30
(Prop. 8)
Third S. a. Pentecost 1 Kings 19: 9b–21 Psalm 16 Gal. 5:1, 13–25 Luke 9:51–62
July 7 (Prop. 9) Fourth
S. a. Pentecost)
Is. 66:10–14 Psalm 66:1–7 Gal. 6:1–10, 14–18 Luke 10:1–20
July 14
(Prop. 10)
Fifth S. a. Pentecost Lev. (18:1–5) 19:9–18 Psalm 41 Col. 1:1–14 Luke 10:25–37
July 21 (Prop. 11)
Sixth S. a. Pentecost Gen. 18:1–10a (10b–14) Psalm 27:(1–6) 7–14 Col. 1:21–29 Luke 10:38–42
July 28
(Prop. 12)
Seventh S. a. Pentecost Gen. 18: (17–19) 20–33 Psalm138 Col. 2:6–15 (16–19) Luke 11:1–13
Aug. 4 (Prop. 13)
Eighth S. a. Pentecost Eccl. 1:2, 12–14; 2:18–26 Psalm 100 Col. 3:1–11 Luke 12:13–21
Aug. 11
(Prop. 14)
Ninth S. a. Pentecost Gen. 15:1–6 Psalm 33: 12–22 Heb. 11:1–16 Luke 12:22–34 (35–40)
Aug. 18
(Prop. 15)
Tenth S. a. Pentecost Jer. 23:16–29 Psalm 119: 81–88 Heb. 11:17–31 (32–40); 12:1–3 Luke 12:49–53 (54–56)
Aug. 25
(Prop. 16)
Eleventh S. a. Pentecost Is. 66:18–23 Psalm 50:1–15 Heb. 12:4–24 (25–29) Luke 13:22–30
Sept. 1
(Prop. 17)
Twelfth S. a. Pentecost Prov. 25:2–10 Psalm 131 Heb. 13:1–17 Luke 14:1–14
Sept. 8
(Prop. 18)
Thirteenth S. a. Pentecost Deut. 30:15–20 Psalm 1 Heb. 11:17–31 (32–40); 12:1–3 Luke 14:25–35
Sept. 15
(Prop. 19)
Fourteenth S. a. Pentecost Ezek. 34:11–24 Psalm 119:169–176 1 Tim. 1:(5–11) 12–17 Luke 15:1–10
Sept. 22
(Prop. 20)
Fifteenth S. a. Pentecost Amos 8:4–7 Psalm 113 1 Tim. 2:1–15 Luke 16:1–15
DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
Sept. 29
(Prop. 18)
St. Michael and all Angels Dan. 10:10–14, 12:1–3 Psalm 91 Rev. 12:7–12 Matt. 18:1–11 or
Luke 10:17–20
Oct. 6 (Prop. 22) Seventeenth S. a. Pentecost Hab. 1:1–4; 2:1–4 Psalm 62 2 Tim. 1:1–14 Luke 17:1–10
Oct. 13 (Prop. 23) Eighteenth S. a. Pentecost Ruth 1:1–19a Psalm 111 2 Tim. 2:1–13 Luke 17:11–19
Oct. 20 (Prop. 24) Nineteenth S. a. Pentecost Gen. 32:22–30 Psalm 121 2 Tim. 3:14—4:5 Luke 18:1–8
Oct. 27 Reformation Day (Oct. 27) Revelation 14:6-7 Psalm 46 Romans 3:19-28 John 8:31–36 or Matt. 11:12–19
Nov. 3 All Saints Day
(Nov. 1)

Rev. 7:(2–8)

9–17
Psalm 149 1 John 3:1–3 Matt. 5:1–12
Nov. 10 (Prop. 27) Twenty-second S. a. Pentecost Ex. 3:1–15 Psalm 148 2 Thess. 2:1–8, 13–17 Luke 20:27-40
Nov. 17 (Prop. 28) Twenty-third S. a. Pentecost Mal. 4:1–6 Psalm 98 2 Thess. 3:(1–5) 6–13 Luke 21:5–28 (29–36)
Nov. 24 (Prop. 29) Last S. of the Church Year Mal. 3:13–18 Psalm 46 Col. 1:13–20 Luke 23:27–43
Nov. 28 Thanksgiving Day Deuteronomy 8:1-10 Psalm 67 Phil.4:6-20 or 1 Tim. 2:1–4 Luke 17:11-19
DATE FESTIVAL 1st Reading PSALM EPISTLE GOSPEL
Dec. 1 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. 8 Second Sunday in Advent Is. 11:1–10 Psalm 72:1–7 Rom. 15:4–13 Matt. 3:1–12
Dec. 15 Third Sunday in Advent Is. 35:1–10 Psalm 146 James 5:7–11 Matt. 11:2–15
Dec. 22 Fourth Sunday in Advent Is. 7:10–17 Psalm 24 Rom. 1:1–7 Matt. 1:18–25
Dec. 24 The Nativity of Our Lord Is. 7:10–14 Psalm 110:1–4 1 John 4:7–16 Matt. 1:18–25
Dec. 24 The Nativity of Our Lord
Is. 9:2–7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11–14 Luke 2:1–14 (15–20)
Dec. 25 The Nativity of Our Lord
Is. 62:10–12 Psalm 98 Titus 3:4–7 Luke 2:(1–14) 15–20
Dec. 25 The Nativity of Our Lord Is. 52:7–10 Psalm 2 Heb. 1:1–6
(7–12)
John 1:1–14 (15–18)
Dec. 29 First S. a. Christmas Ex. 13:1–3a, 11–15 Psalm 111 Col. 3:12–17 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