March 3, 2024

Revised Common Lectionary: 2017–2018 Year B

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The Revised Common Lectionary — Year B, Beginning Advent 2017–2018

Lectionary readings for liturgical years beginning in Advent:
2016
2017
2018

Sunday Reading Psalm New Testament Gospel
1st Sunday of Advent
Cycle B
3rd December 2017
Isa. 64:1-9 Ps. 80:1-7, 17-19 1 Cor. 1:3-9 Mk. 13:24-37
2nd Sunday of Advent
Cycle B
10th December 2017
Isa. 40:1-11 Ps. 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Pet. 3:8-15a Mk. 1:1-8
3rd Sunday of Advent
Cycle B
17th December 2017
Isa. 61:1-4, 8-11

Ps. 126


or Lk. 1:47-55

1 Thess. 5:16-24 Jn. 1:6-8, 19-28
4th Sunday of Advent
Cycle B
24th December 2017
2 Sam. 7:1-11, 16

Lk. 1:47-55


or Ps. 89:1-4, 19-26

Rom. 16:25-27 Lk. 1:26-38
The Nativity of the Lord
Cycle B – Proper I

25th December 2017[Christmas Eve and Day]

Isa. 9:2-7 Ps. 96 Tit. 2:11-14 Lk. 2: 1-14, (15-20)
The Nativity of the Lord
Cycle B – Proper II

25th December 2017[Christmas Eve and Day]

Isa. 62:6-12 Ps. 97 Tit. 3:4-7 Lk. 2:(1-7), 15-20
The Nativity of the Lord
Cycle B – Proper III

25th December 2017[Christmas Eve and Day]

Isa. 52:7-10 Ps. 98 Heb. 1:1-4, (5-12) Jn. 1:1-14
1st Sunday after Christmas
Cycle B

31st December 2017[The following readings are used on the First Sunday after Christmas unless the readings for the Epiphany of the Lord are preferred.]

Isa. 61:10–62:3 Ps. 148 Gal. 4:3-7 Lk. 2:22-40
Holy Name of Jesus
[Mary, Mother of God]
Cycle B
1st January 2018
Num. 6:22-27 Ps. 8

Gal. 4:4-7


or Phil. 2:5-11

Lk. 2:15-21
New Year’s Day
Cycle B
1st January 2018
Eccl. 3:1-13 Ps. 8 Rev. 21:1-6a Mt. 25:31-46
Epiphany
Cycle B
6th January 2018
Isa. 60:1-6 Ps. 72:1-7, 10-14 Eph. 3:1-12 Mt. 2:1-12
Baptism of the Lord
[1st Sunday after the Epiphany]
Cycle B
7th January 2018
Gen. 1:1-5 Ps. 29 Acts 19:1-7 Mk. 1:4-11
2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
Cycle B
14th January 2018
1 Sam. 3:1-10, (11-20) Ps. 139:1-6, 13-18 1 Cor. 6:12-20 Jn. 1:43-51
3rd Sunday after the Epiphany
Cycle B
21st January 2018
Jonah 3:1-5, 10 Ps. 62:5-12 1 Cor. 7:29-31 Mk. 1:14-20
4th Sunday after the Epiphany
Cycle B
28th January 2018
Deut. 18:15-20 Ps. 111 1 Cor. 8:1-13 Mk. 1:21-28
Presentation of the Lord
Cycle B
2nd February 2018
Mal. 3:1-4

Ps. 84


or Ps. 24:7-10

Heb. 2:14-18 Lk. 2:22-40
5th Sunday after the Epiphany
Cycle B
4th February 2018
Isa. 40:21-31 Ps. 147:1-11, 20c 1 Cor. 9:16-23 Mk. 1:29-39
Transfiguration Sunday
[Last Sunday before Lent]
Cycle B

11th February 2018

[Readings used in Churches where the Last Sunday after Epiphany is observed as Transfiguration Sunday.]

2 Kgs. 2:1-12 Ps. 50:1-6 2 Cor. 4:3-6 Mk. 9:2-9
Ash Wednesday
Cycle B
14th February 2018

Joel 2:1-2, 12-17


or Isa. 58:1-12

Ps. 51:1-17 2 Cor. 5:20b-6:10 Mt. 6:1-6, 16-21
1st Sunday in Lent
Cycle B
18th February 2018
Gen. 9:8-17 Ps. 25:1-10 1 Pet. 3:18-22 Mk. 1:9-15
2nd Sunday in Lent
Cycle B
25th February 2018
Gen. 17:1-7, 15-16 Ps. 22:23-31 Rom. 4:13-25

Mk. 8:31-38


or Mk. 9:2-9

3rd Sunday in Lent
Cycle B
4th March 2018
Ex. 20:1-17 Ps. 19 1 Cor. 1:18-25 Jn. 2:13-22
4th Sunday in Lent
Cycle B
11th March 2018
Num. 21:4-9 Ps. 107:1-3, 17-22 Eph. 2:1-10 Jn. 3:14-21
5th Sunday in Lent
Cycle B
18th March 2018
Jer. 31:31-34

Ps. 51:1-12


or Ps. 119:9-16

Heb. 5:5-10 Jn. 12:20-33
6th Sunday in Lent
[Passion Sunday or Palm Sunday]
Cycle B – Liturgy of the Palms
25th March 2018
Ps. 118:1-2, 19-29

Mk. 11:1-11


or Jn. 12:12-16

6th Sunday in Lent
[Passion Sunday or Palm Sunday]
Cycle B – Liturgy of the Passion
25th March 2018
Isa. 50:4-9a Ps. 31:9-16 Phil. 2:5-11

Mk. 14:1-15:47


or Mk. 15:1-39, (40-47)

Monday of Holy Week
Cycle B
26th March 2018
Isa. 42:1-9 Ps. 36:5-11 Heb. 9:11-15 Jn. 12:1-11
Tuesday of Holy Week
Cycle B
27th March 2018
Isa. 49:1-7 Ps. 71:1-14 1 Cor. 1:18-31 Jn. 12:20-36
Wednesday of Holy Week
Cycle B
28th March 2018
Isa. 50:4-9a Ps. 70 Heb. 12:1-3 Jn. 13:21-32
Maundy Thursday
Cycle B
29th March 2018
Ex. 12:1-4, (5-10), 11-14 Ps. 116:1-2, 12-19 1 Cor. 11:23-26 Jn. 13:1-17, 31b-35
Good Friday
Cycle B
30th March 2018
Isa. 52:13-53:12 Ps. 22

Heb. 10:16-25


or Heb. 4:14-16; 5:7-9

Jn. 18:1-19:42
Holy Saturday
Cycle B

31st March 2018[Services other than Easter Vigil.]

Job 14:1-14


or Lam. 3:1-9, 19-24


Ps. 31:1-4, 15-16 1 Pet. 4:1-8

Mt. 27:57-66


or Jn. 19:38-42

Easter Vigil
Cycle B
1st April 2018

1. Gen. 1:1-2:4a


and Ps. 136:1-9, 23-26


2. Gen. 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13


and Ps. 46


3. Gen. 22:1-18


and Ps. 16


4. Ex. 14:10-31; 15:20-21


and Ex. 15:1b-13, 17-18


5. Isa. 55:1-11 and


Isa. 12:2-6


6. Bar. 3:9-15, 3:32-4:4 or Prov. 8:1-8, 19-21; 9:4b-6


and Ps. 19


7. Ezek. 36:24-28


and Ps. 42, 43


8. Ezek. 37:1-14


and Ps. 143


9. Zeph. 3:14-20


and Ps. 98

Rom. 6:3-11


and Ps. 114

Mk. 16:1-8
Easter Day
[Resurrection of the Lord]
Cycle B
1st April 2018

*Acts 10:34-43


or Isa. 25:6-9

Ps. 118:1-2, 14-24

1 Cor. 15:1-11


or Acts 10:34-43


Jn. 20:1-18


or Mk. 16:1-8

Easter Evening
Cycle B

1st April 2018[When the main Easter service is late in the day.]

Isa. 25:6-9 Ps. 114 1 Cor. 5:6b-8 Lk. 24:13-49
2nd Sunday of Easter
Cycle B
8th April 2018
*Acts 4:32-35 Ps. 133 1 Jn. 1:1-2:2 Jn. 20:19-31
Annunciation of the Lord
Cycle B
9th April 2018
Isa. 7:10-14

Ps. 45


or Ps. 40:5-10

Heb. 10:4-10 Lk. 1:26-38
3rd Sunday of Easter
Cycle B
15th April 2018
*Acts 3:12-19 Ps. 4 1 Jn. 3:1-7 Lk. 24:36b-48
4th Sunday of Easter
Cycle B
22nd April 2018
*Acts 4:5-12 Ps. 23 1 Jn. 3:16-24 Jn. 10:11-18
5th Sunday of Easter
Cycle B
29th April 2018
*Acts 8:26-40 Ps. 22:25-31 1 Jn. 4:7-21 Jn. 15:1-8
6th Sunday of Easter
Cycle B
6th May 2018
*Acts 10:44-48 Ps. 98 1 Jn. 5:1-6 Jn. 15:9-17
Ascension of the Lord
Cycle B

10th May 2018

[These readings may also be used on The Seventh Sunday of Easter.]

*Acts 1:1-11

Ps. 47


or Ps. 93

Eph. 1:15-23 Lk. 24:44-53
7th Sunday of Easter
Cycle B

13th May 2018

[If Ascension not observed here.]

*Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 Ps. 1 1 Jn. 5:9-13 Jn. 17:6-19
Day of Pentecost
Cycle B
20th May 2018

*Acts 2:1-21


or Ezek. 37:1-14

Ps. 104:24-34, 35b

Rom. 8:22-27


or Acts 2:1-21

Jn. 15:26-27; 16:4b-15
Trinity Sunday
[1st Sunday of Pentecost]
Cycle B
27th May 2018
Isa. 6:1-8 Ps. 29 Rom. 8:12-17 Jn. 3:1-17
Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
Cycle B
31st May 2018
1 Sam. 2:1-10 Ps. 113 Rom. 12:9-16b Lk. 1:39-57
2nd Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 4 (9)
3rd June 2018

1 Sam. 8:4-11, (12-15), 16-20, (11:14-15)

Alternate Reading:
Gen. 3:8-15

Ps. 138Alternate Psalm:
Ps.130
2 Cor. 4:13-5:1 Mk. 3:20-35
3rd Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 5 (10)
10th June 2018

1 Sam. 15:34–16:13

Alternate Reading:
Ezek. 17:22-24

Ps. 20

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 92:1-4, 12-15

2 Cor. 5:6-10, (11-13), 14-17 Mk. 4:26-34
4th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 6 (11)
17th June 2018

1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49


or


1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 18:10-16

Alternate Reading:
Job 38:1-11

Psalm 9:9-20


or


Psalm 133

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 107:1-3, 23-32

2 Cor. 6:1-13 Mk. 4:35-41
5th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 7 (12)
24th June 2018
2 Sam. 1:1, 17-27Alternate Reading:

Wis. 1:13-15, 2:23-24


or Lam. 3:22-33

Ps. 130Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 30
2 Cor. 8:7-15 Mk. 5:21-43
6th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 8 (13)
1st July 2018
2 Sam. 5:1-5, 9-10Alternate Reading:
Ezek. 2:1-5
Ps. 48Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 123
2 Cor. 12:2-10 Mk. 6:1-13
7th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 9 (14)
8th July 2018
2 Sam. 6:1-5, 12b-19Alternate Reading:
Amos 7:7-15
Ps. 24Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 85:8-13
Eph. 1:3-14 Mk. 6:14-29
8th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 10 (15)
15th July 2018

2 Sam. 7:1-14a

Alternate Reading:

Jer. 23:1-6

Ps. 89:20-37Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 23
Eph. 2:11-22 Mk. 6:30-34, 53-56
9th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 11 (16)
22nd July 2018

2 Sam. 11:1-15

Alternate Reading:

2 Kgs. 4:42-44

Psalm 14Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 145:10-18
Eph. 3:14-21 Jn. 6:1-21
10th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 12 (17)
29th July 2018

2 Sam. 11:26 – 12:13a

Alternate Reading:

Ex. 16:2-4, 9-15

Ps. 51:1-12Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 78:23-29
Eph. 4:1-16 Jn. 6:24-35
11th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 13 (18)
5th August 2018
2 Sam. 18:5-9, 15, 31-33Alternate Reading:
1 Kgs. 19:4-8
Ps. 130Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 34:1-8
Eph. 4:25-5:2 Jn. 6:35, 41-51
12th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 14 (19)
12th August 2018

1 Kgs. 2:10-12; 3:3-14

Alternate Reading:
Prov. 9:1-6

Ps. 111Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 34:9-14
Eph. 5:15-20 Jn. 6:51-58
13th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 15 (20)
19th August 2018

1 Kgs. 8:(1, 6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43

Alternate Reading:
Josh. 24:1-2a, 14-18

Ps 84Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 34:15-22
Eph. 6:10-20 Jn. 6:56-69
14th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 16 (21)
26th August 2018
Song. 2:8-13Alternate Reading:
Deut. 4:1-2, 6-9
Ps. 45:1-2, 6-9Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 15
Jas. 1:17-27 Mk. 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23
15th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 17 (22)
2nd September 2018
Prov. 22:1-2, 8-9, 22-23Alternate Reading:
Isa. 35:4-7a
Ps. 125Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 146
Jas. 2:1-10, (11-13), 14-17 Mk. 7:24-37
16th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 18 (23)
9th September 2018
Prov. 1:20-33Alternate Reading:
Isa. 50:4-9a
Ps. 19Alternate Psalm:

Ps. 116:1-9


or Wis.7:26 – 8:1

Jas. 3:1-12 Mk. 8:27-38
Holy Cross
Cycle B
14th September 2018
Num. 21:4b-9

Ps. 98:1-5


or Ps. 78:1-2, 34-38

1 Cor. 1:18-24 Jn. 3:13-17
17th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 19 (24)
16th September 2018
Prov. 31:10-31Alternate Reading:

Wis. 1:16-2:1, 12-22


or Jer. 11:18-20

Ps. 1Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 54

Jas. 3:13–4:3, 7-8a

Mk. 9:30-37
18th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 20 (25)
23rd September 2018
Est. 7:1-6, 9-10; 9:20-22Alternate Reading:
Num. 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29
Ps. 124Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 19:7-14
Jas. 5:13-20 Mk. 9:38-50
19th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 21 (26)
30th September 2018
Job 1:1, 2:1-10Alternate Reading:
Gen. 2:18-24
Ps. 26Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 8
Heb. 1:1-4, 2:5-12 Mk. 10:2-16
20th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 22 (27)
7th October 2018
Job 23:1-9, 16-17Alternate Reading:
Amos 5:6-7, 10-15
Ps. 22:1-15Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 90:12-17
Heb. 4:12-16 Mk. 10:17-31
Canadian Thanksgiving Day
Cycle B
8th October 2018
Joel 2:21-27 Ps. 126 1 Tim. 2:1-7 Mt. 6:25-33
21st Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 23 (28)
14th October 2018
Job 38:1-7, (34-41)Alternate Reading:
Isa. 53:4-12
Ps. 104:1-9, 24, 35cAlternate Psalm:
Ps. 91:9-16
Heb. 5:1-10 Mk. 10:35-45
22nd Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 24 (29)
21st October 2018
Job 42:1-6, 10-17Alternate Reading:
Jer. 31:7-9
Ps. 34:1-8, (19-22)Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 126
Heb. 7:23-28 Mk. 10:46-52
23rd Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 25 (30)
28th October 2018
Ruth 1:1-18Alternate Reading:
Deut. 6:1-9
Ps. 146Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 119:1-8
Heb. 9:11-14 Mk. 12:28-34
All Saints Day
Cycle B
1st November 2018

Wis. 3:1-9


or Isa. 25:6-9

Ps. 24 Rev. 21:1-6a Jn. 11:32-44
24th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 26 (31)

4th November 2018

[If All Saints not observed on this day]

Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17Alternate Reading:
1 Kgs. 17:8-16
Ps. 127Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 146
Heb. 9:24-28 Mk. 12:38-44
25th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 27 (32)
11th November 2018
1 Sam. 1:4-20Alternate Reading:
Dan. 12:1-3

1 Sam. 2:1-10

Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 16

Heb. 10:11-14, (15-18), 19-25 Mk. 13:1-8
26th Sunday after Pentecost
Cycle B – Proper 28 (33)
18th November 2018
2 Sam. 23:1-7Alternate Reading:
Dan. 7:9-10, 13-14
Ps. 132:1-12, (13-18)Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 93
Rev. 1:4b-8 Jn. 18:33
Thanksgiving Day, USA
Cycle B
22nd November 2018
Joel 2:21-27 Ps. 126 1 Tim. 2:1-7 Mt. 6:25-33
Reign of Christ
[27th Sunday after Pentecost]
Cycle B – Proper 29 (34)
25th November 2018
2 Sam. 23:1-7Alternate Reading:
Dan. 7:9-10, 13-14
Ps. 132:1-12, (13-18)Alternate Psalm:
Ps. 93
Rev. 1:4b-8 Jn. 18:33

Notes regarding citations from the Revised Common Lectionary.
The Revised Common Lectionary provides for two patterns of readings from the Old Testament during the period between Trinity Sunday and Christ the King.
1. One is a pattern of paired readings from the Hebrew scriptures readings which are closely related to the gospel readings.
2. Another reading pattern provides a pattern of semicontinuous readings from the Hebrew scriptures.

The Consultation on Sacred Texts recommends that, while congregations may choose one or the other reading pattern, each pattern should not be intermixed with the other, e.g., the alternate first reading is paired with the alternate reading from Psalms.

*During Eastertide a reading from Acts is often substituted for the lesson from the Hebrew Bible. On the Day of Pentecost, if the Old Testament passage from Ezekiel is chosen for the first reading, the passage from Acts is used as the second reading.

Revised Common Lectionary copyright © 1992 Consultation on Common Texts. Used by permission.