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YEAR C

ADVENT

Sun 2nd Dec 2018 Advent, 1st S. of Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm 25:1-9 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Luke 21:25-36.
Sun 9th Dec 2018 Advent 2 Baruch 5:1-9 or Malachi 3:1-4 Canticle: Benedictus Philippians 1:3-11 Luke 3:1-6.
Sun 16th Dec 2018 Advent 3 Zephaniah 3:14-20 Canticle: Isaiah 12:2-6 [CCP Canticle 9] Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:7-18.
Sun 23rd Dec 2018 Advent 4 Micah 5:2-5a Canticle: Magnificat or Psalm 80:1-8 Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-45 [46-55].
Mon 24th Dec 2018 Christmas Eve 2 Samuel 7:1-5, 8:11-16 Psalm 89:19-27 Acts 13:16-26 Luke 1:67-79
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CHRISTMAS

Any of the following 3 Propers may be used on Christmas Eve/Day. The readings from Propers II and III for Christmas may be used as alternatives for Christmas Day. If Proper III is not used on Christmas Day, it should be used at some service during the Christmas cycle because of the significance of John's prologue.
Tue 25th Dec 2018 Christmas Day Principal Feast Proper I Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14 [15-20].
Christmas Day Proper II Isaiah 62:6-12 Psalm 97 Titus 3:4-7 Luke 2:[1-7] 8-20.
Christmas Day Proper III Isaiah 52:7-10 Psalm 98 Hebrews 1:1-4 [5-12] John 1:1-14.
Sun 30th Dec 2018 Christmas, 1st S. of 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 Psalm 148 Colossians 3:12-17 Luke 2:41-52.
For use when Epiphany (January 6) is celebrated on a weekday following the 2nd Sun. after Christmas Day.
Sun 6th Jan 2019 Christmas 2 Jeremiah 31:7-14 or Sirach 24:1-12 Psalm 147:13-21 or Wisdom of Solomon 10:15-21 Ephesians 1:3-14 John 1:[1-9] 10-18.
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EPIPHANY

The Proper for the Sunday after the Epiphany that immediately precedes Ash Wednesday may be replaced, in those churches using Transfiguration readings on that Sunday, by the readings for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany.
Sun 6th Jan 2019 The Epiphany Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:[1-9] 10-15 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12.
Sun 13th Jan 2019 Baptism of the Lord—Epiphany 1 Isaiah 43:1-7 Psalm 29 Acts 8:14-17 Luke 3:15-17, 21, 22.
Sun 20th Jan 2019 Epiphany 2 Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 36:5-10 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 John 2:1-11.
Sun 27th Jan 2019 Epiphany 3 Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Luke 4:14-21.
Sun 3rd Feb 2019 Epiphany 4 Ezekiel 43:27-44:4 Psalm 48 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Luke 4:21-30.
Sun 17th Feb 2019 Epiphany 6 Jeremiah 17:5-10 Psalm 1 1 Corinthians 15:12-20 Luke 6:17-26.
Sun 3rd Mar 2019 Last Sunday after the Epiphany Exodus 34:29-35 Psalm 99 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 Luke 9:28-36 [37-43a].
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LENT

Wed 6th Mar 2019 Ash Wednesday Principal Holy Day Joel 2:1-2, 12-17 or Isaiah 58:1-12 Psalm 51:1-17 2 Corinthians 5:20b-6:10 Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 or John 8:1-11.
Sun 10th Mar 2019 Lent, 1st S. of Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 Romans 10:8b-13 Luke 4:1-13.
Sun 17th Mar 2019 Lent 2 Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 Psalm 27 Philippians 3:17-4:1 Luke 13:31-35.
Sun 24th Mar 2019 Lent 3 Isaiah 55:1-9 Psalm 63:1-9 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Luke 13:1-9.

Sun 31st Mar 2019 Lent 4 Joshua 5:9-12 Psalm 32 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32.
Sun 31st Mar 2019 Mothering Sunday 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.
Sun 7th Apr 2019 Lent 5 Passiontide begins ... Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126 Philippians 3:4b-14 John 12:1-8.
Sun 14th Apr 2019 Palm Sunday. Liturgy of the Palms   Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29.   Luke 19:28-40.
Sun 14th Apr 2019 Palm Sunday 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.
Mon 15th Apr 2019 Monday of Holy Week: Principal Service Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 36:5-11 Hebrews 9:11-15 John 12:1-11.
Mon 15th Apr 2019 Monday ... Service 2   Psalm 41 Lamentations 1:1-12a Luke 22:1-23.
Mon 15th Apr 2019 Monday ... Service 3   Psalm 25 Lamentations 2:8-19 Colossians 1:18-23.
Tue 16th Apr 2019 Tuesday of Holy Week: Principal Service Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 71:1-14 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 John 12:20-36.
Tue 16th Apr 2019 Tuesday ... Service 2   Psalm 27 Lamentations 3:1-18 Luke 22:24-53 (or 22:39-53).
Tue 16th Apr 2019 Tuesday ... Service 3   Psalm 55:13-24 Lamentations 3:40-51 Galatians 6:11-18.
Wed 17th Apr 2019 Wednesday of Holy Week: Principal Service Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 70 Hebrews 12:1-3 John 13:21-32.
Wed 17th Apr 2019 Wednesday ... Service 2   Psalm 102 Wisdom 1:16-2:1 or Jeremiah 11:18-20 Luke 22:54-71.
Wed 17th Apr 2019 Wednesday ... Service 3   Psalm 88 Isaiah 63:1-9 Revelation 14:18-15:4.
Thu 18th Apr 2019 Maundy Thursday: Principal Service Principal Holy Day Exodus 12:1-4 [5-10] 11-14 Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 John 13:1-17, 31b-35.
Thu 18th Apr 2019 Maundy Thursday ... Service 2   Evening Psalm 39 Leviticus 16:2-24 Luke 23:1-25.
Thu 18th Apr 2019 Maundy Thursday ... Service 3   Morning Psalms 42, 43 Exodus 11 Ephesians 2:11-18.
Fri 19th Apr 2019 Good Friday: Principal Service Principal Holy Day Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 22 Hebrews 10:16-25 or Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 John 18:1-19:42.
Fri 19th Apr 2019 Good Friday: Service 2   Evening Psalms 130, 143 Genesis 22:1-18 John 19:38-42 if John not used above especially in the evening, or Colossians 1:18-23.
Fri 19th Apr 2019 Good Friday: Service 3 Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 69 Isaiah 52:13-53:12 A part of John 18-19 if not used at Principal Service, or Hebrews 10:1-10.
Sat 20th Apr 2019 Easter Eve For use at services other than the Easter Vigil.
Sat 20th Apr 2019 Easter Eve: Principal Service 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.
Sat 20th Apr 2019 Easter Eve: Service 2   Psalm 142 Hosea 6:1-6 John 2:18-22.
Sat 20th Apr 2019 Easter Eve: Service 3   Psalm 116 Job 19:21-27 1 John 5:5-12.
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EASTER

Easter Vigil: Readings and Responses OT/NT/Psalm/Gospel.At least 2 of the OT readings are read, of which 1 is always the lesson from Exodus. After each lesson minimum of 3 Old Testament readings should be chosen. The reading from Exodus 14 should always be used. After each OT reading, the Psalm or Canticle, or other suitable psalm, canticle, or hymn, may be sung. For Collects: see pages 288, 289 of the BCP.
Sat 20th Apr 2019 1. Genesis 1:1-2:4a Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26 Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Luke 24:1-12.
Sat 20th Apr 2019 2. Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18, 8:6-18, 9:8-13 Psalm 46 Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Luke 24:1-12.
Sat 20th Apr 2019 3. Genesis 22:1-18 Psalm 16  Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Luke 24:1-12.
Sat 20th Apr 2019 4. Exodus 14:10-31, 15:20-21 Canticle: Exodus 15:1b-13, 17-18[Canticle 8] Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Luke 24:1-12.
Sat 20th Apr 2019 5. Isaiah 55:1-11 Canticle: Isaiah 12:2-6 [Canticle 9] Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Luke 24:1-12.
Sat 20th Apr 2019 6. Baruch 3:9-15, 32 - 4:4 or Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21, 9:4b-6 Psalm 19 Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Luke 24:1-12.
Sat 20th Apr 2019 7. Ezekiel 36:24-28 Psalm 42 and 43 Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Luke 24:1-12.
Sat 20th Apr 2019 8. Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 143 Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Luke 24:1-12.
Sat 20th Apr 2019 9. Zephaniah 3:14-20 Psalm 98 Romans 6:3-11 Psalm 114 Luke 24:1-12.
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Sun 21st Apr 2019 Easter Day Principal Feast 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.
Sun 21st Apr 2019 Easter Evening (Eucharist) Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 114 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8 Luke 24:13-49.
Sun 21st Apr 2019 Monday in Easter Week   Psalm 16:8-11 or Psalm 118:19-24 Acts 2:14, 22b-32 Matthew 28:9-15.
Sun 21st Apr 2019 Tuesday in Easter Week   Psalm 33:18-22 or Psalm 118:19-24 Acts 2:36-41 John 20:11-18.
Sun 21st Apr 2019 Wednesday in Easter Week   Psalm 105:1-8 or Psalm 118:19-24 Acts 3:1-10 Luke 24:13-35.
Sun 21st Apr 2019 Thursday in Easter Week   Psalm 8 or Psalm 114 or Psalm 118:19-24 Acts 3:11-26 Luke 24:36-48.
Sun 21st Apr 2019 Friday in Easter Week   Psalm 116:1-8 or Psalm 118:19-24 Acts 4:1-12 John 21:1-14.
Sun 21st Apr 2019 Saturday in Easter Week   Psalm 118:14-18 or Psalm 118:19-24 Acts 4:13-21 Mark 16:9-15, 20.
Sun 28th Apr 2019 Second Sunday of Easter Acts 5:27-32 Psalm 118:14-29 or Psalm 150 Revelation 1:4-8 John 20:19-31.
Sun 5th May 2019 Easter 3 Acts 9:1-6 [7-20] Psalm 30 Revelation 5:11-14 John 21:1-19.
Sun 12th May 2019 Easter 4 Acts 9:36-43 Psalm 23 Revelation 7:9-17 John 10:22-30.
Sun 19th May 2019 Easter 5 Acts 11:1-18 Psalm 148 Revelation 21:1-6 John 13:31-35.
Sun 26th May 2019 Easter 6 Acts 16:9-15 Psalm 67 Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9.
Thu 30th May 2019 Ascension Day Acts 1:1-11 Psalm 47 or Psalm 93 Ephesians 1:15-23 Luke 24:44-53.
Sun 2nd Jun 2019 Easter 7 Acts 16:16-34 Psalm 97 Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 John 17:20-26.
Sun 9th Jun 2019 Come Holy Ghost ... Day of Pentecost: Early or Vigil Service Genesis 11:1-9 Psalm 33:12-22 or Psalm 33:12-22   John 7:37-39a.
Sun 9th Jun 2019   ..... or ..... Exodus 19:1-9a, 16-20a; 20:18-20 Canticle 2 or Canticle 13   John 7:37-39a.
Sun 9th Jun 2019   ..... or ..... Ezekiel 37:1-14 Psalm 130   John 7:37-39a.
Sun 9th Jun 2019   ..... or ..... Joel 2:28-32 Canticle 9   John 7:37-39a.
Sun 9th Jun 2019   ..... or .....   Psalm 104:25-32 Romans 8:14-17, 22-27 John 7:37-39a.
Sun 9th Jun 2019 Day of Pentecost: Principal Service Acts 2:1-21 or Genesis 11:1-9 Psalm 104:25-35, 37 Romans 8:14-17 or Acts 2:1-21 John 14:8-17 (25-27).
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ORDINARY TIME


| June | July | Aug | Sept | Oct | Nov |
Sun 16th Jun 2019 Trinity Sunday Principal Feast Proverbs 8:1-4, 2:2-31 Psalm 8 Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15.
(... not this year!) Proper 4—the Sunday closest to June 1
Continuous: 1 Kings 18:20-21, (22-29), 30-39 Psalm 96 Galatians 1:1-12 Luke 7:1-10.
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(... not this year!)

Proper 5—the Sunday closest to June 8

Continuous: 1 Kings 17:8-16 [17-24] Psalm 146 Galatians 1:11-24 Luke 7:11-17.
Related: 1 Kings 17:17-24 Psalm 30 Galatians 1:11-24 Luke 7:11-17.
(... not this year!) Proper 6—the Sunday closest to June 15
Continuous: 1 Kings 21:1-10 [11-14] 15-21a Psalm 5 Galatians 2:15-21 Luke 7:36-8:3.
Related: 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15 Psalm 32 Galatians 2:15-21 Luke 7:36-8:3.
Sun 23rd Jun 2019 Proper 7—the Sunday closest to June 22
Continuous: 1 Kings 19:1-4 [5-7] 8-15a Psalm 42, 43 Galatians 3:23-29 Luke 8:26-39.
Related: Isaiah 65:1-9 Psalm 22:19-28 Galatians 3:23-29 Luke 8:26-39.
Sun 30th Jun 2019 Proper 8—the Sunday closest to June 29
Continuous: 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Luke 9:51-62.
Δ top Related: 1 Kings 19:5-16, 19-21 Psalm 16 Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Luke 9:51-62.
Sun 7th Jul 2019 Proper 9—the Sunday closest to July 6
Continuous: 2 Kings 5:1-14 Psalm 30 Galatians 6:[1-6] 7-16 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20.
Related: Isaiah 66:10-14 Psalm 66:1-8 Galatians 6:[1-6] 7-16 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20.
Sun 14th Jul 2019 Proper 10—the Sunday closest to July 13
Continuous: Amos 7:7-17 Psalm 82 Colossians 1:1-14 Luke 10:25-37.
Related: Deuteronomy 30:9-14 Psalm 25:1-10 Colossians 1:1-14 Luke 10:25-37.
Sun 21st Jul 2019 Proper 11—the Sunday closest to July 20
Continuous: Amos 8:1-12 Psalm 52 Colossians 1:15-28 Luke 10:38-42.
Related: Genesis 18:1-10a Psalm 15 Colossians 1:15-28 Luke 10:38-42.
Sun 28th Jul 2019 Proper 12—the Sunday closest to July 27
Continuous: Hosea 1:2-10 Psalm 85 Colossians 2:6-15 [16-19] Luke 11:1-13.
Related: Genesis 18:20-32 Psalm 138 Colossians 2:6-15 [16-19] Luke 11:1-13.
Sun 4th Aug 2019 Proper 13—the Sunday closest to August 3
Continuous: Hosea 11:1-11 Psalm 107:1-9, 43 Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21.
Δ top Related: Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14, 2:18-23 Psalm 49:1-12 Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21.
Sun 11th Aug 2019 Proper 14—the Sunday closest to August 10
Continuous: Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 Psalm 50:1-8, 23-24 Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Luke 12:32-40.
Related: Genesis 15:1-6 Psalm 33:12-22 Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Luke 12:32-40.
Sun 18th Aug 2019 Proper 15—the Sunday closest to August 17
Continuous: Isaiah 5:1-7 Psalm 80:1-2, 9-20 Hebrews 11:29-12:2 Luke 12:49-56.
Related: Jeremiah 23:23-29 Psalm 82 Hebrews 11:29-12:2 Luke 12:49-56.
Sun 25th Aug 2019 Proper 16—the Sunday closest to August 24
Continuous: Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 71:1-6 Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17.
Related: Isaiah 58:9b-14 Psalm 103:1-8 Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17.
Sun 1st Sep 2019 Proper 17—the Sunday closest to August 31
Continuous: Jeremiah 2:4-13 Psalm 81:10-16 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14.
Δ top Related: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 112 Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14.
Sun 8th Sep 2019 Proper 18—the Sunday closest to September 7
Continuous: Jeremiah 18:1-11 Psalm 139:1-5, 12-18 Philemon 1-12 Luke 14:25-33.
Related: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Psalm 1 Philemon 1-12 Luke 14:25-33.
Sun 15th Sep 2019 Proper 19—the Sunday closest to September 14
Continuous: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 Psalm 14 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-10.
Related: Exodus 32:7-14 Psalm 51:1-11 1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-10.
Sun 22nd Sep 2019 Proper 20—the Sunday closest to September 21
Continuous: Jeremiah 8:18-9:1 Psalm 79:1-9 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13.
Related: Amos 8:4-7 Psalm 113 1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13.
Sun 29th Sep 2019 Proper 21—the Sunday closest to September 28
Continuous: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31.
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Sun 6th Oct 2019 Proper 22—the Sunday closest to October 5
Continuous: Lamentations 1:1-6 Canticle: Lamentations 3:19-26 [CCP Canticle 19:6-12] or Psalm 137 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10.
Related: Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 Psalm 37:1-9 2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10.
Sun 13th Oct 2019 Proper 23—the Sunday closest to October 12
Continuous: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 Psalm 66:1-11 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19.
Related: 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c Psalm 111 2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19.
Sun 20th Oct 2019 Proper 24—the Sunday closest to October 19
Continuous: Jeremiah 31:27-34 Psalm 119:97-104 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 Luke 18:1-8.
Related: Genesis 32:22-31 Psalm 121 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 Luke 18:1-8.
Sun 27th Oct 2019 Proper 25—the Sunday closest to October 26
Continuous: Joel 2:23-32 Psalm 65 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 Luke 18:9-14.
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.
Sun 3rd Nov 2019 Proper 26—the Sunday closest to November 2
Continuous: Habakkuk 1:104; 2:1-4 Psalm 119:137-144 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 Luke 19:1-10.
Related: Isaiah 1:10-18 Psalm 32:1-8 2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 Luke 19:1-10.
Sun 10th Nov 2019 Proper 27—the Sunday closest to November 9
Continuous: Haggai 1:15b-2:9 Psalm 145:1-5, 18-22 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 Luke 20:27-38.
Related: Job 19:23-27a Psalm 17:1-9 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 Luke 20:27-38.
Sun 17th Nov 2019 Proper 28—the Sunday closest to November 16
Continuous: Isaiah 65:17-25 Canticle 9 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Luke 21:5-19.
Related: Malachi 4:1-2a Psalm 98 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Luke 21:5-19.
Sun 24th Nov 2019 Proper 29—the Sunday closest to November 23
red Δ top. Christ the King Jeremiah 23:1-6 Canticle 4 or Canticle 16 or Psalm 46 Colossians 1:11-20 Luke 23:33-43.

(Auto-Calendar: Tue.25 June 2019. Day-of-year(doy): 176/2019. Advent Sunday (doy): 336/2019.)
katapi editor: Any mistakes - all mine! - wrong/missing passages/links, please e-mail me so I can put things right! Revised Common Lectionary: For background and interpretation of the RCL, see the information posted at www.commontexts.org. Consult Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings (Augsburg Fortress, 2005) for brief reading descriptors and complete indexes to both the Sun./festival and daily reading citations.