Bible Study

2015 Revised Common Lectionary for Sundays and Festivals

Please note: This list of readings includes both tracks of the Revised Common Lectionary for
the time after Pentecost. The semicontinuous track moves sequentially through major stories
and themes from the Old Testament. The complementary track provides Old Testament
readings related to the Gospel selection for the day.

JANUARY
Second Sunday after Christmas Day—January 4, 2015
Jeremiah 31:7–14 Psalm 147:12–20 Ephesians 1:3–14 John 1:(1–9) 10–18
Epiphany of the Lord—January 6
Isaiah 60:1–6 Psalm 72:1–7, 10–14 Ephesians 3:1–12Matthew 2:1–12
Baptism of the Lord—January 11
Genesis 1:1–5 Psalm 29 Acts 19:1–7 Mark 1:4–11
Second Sunday after the Epiphany—January 18
1 Samuel 3:1–10 (11–20) Psalm 139:1–6, 13–18 1 Corinthians 6:12–20 John 1:43–51
Third Sunday after the Epiphany—January 25
Jonah 3:1–5, 10 Psalm 62:5–12 1 Corinthians 7:29–31 Mark 1:14–20

FEBRUARY
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany—February 1
Deuteronomy 18:15–20 Psalm 111 1 Corinthians 8:1–13 Mark 1:21–28
Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany—February 8
Isaiah 40:21–31 Psalm 147:1–11, 20c 1 Corinthians 9:16–23 Mark 1:29–39
Transfiguration of the Lord—February 15
2 Kings 2:1–12 Psalm 50:1–6 2 Corinthians 4:3–6 Mark 9:2–9
Ash Wednesday—February 18
Joel 2:1–2, 12–17 or Isa. 58:1–12 Psalm 51:1–17 2 Corinthians 5:20b–6:10 Matt. 6:1–6, 16–21
First Sunday in Lent—February 22
Genesis 9:8–17 Psalm 25:1–10 1 Peter 3:18–22 Mark 1:9–15

MARCH
Second Sunday in Lent—March 1
Genesis 17:1–7, 15–16 Psalm 22:23–31 Romans 4:13–25 Mark 8:31–38
Third Sunday in Lent—March 8
Exodus 20:1–17 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 1:18–25 John 2:13–22
Fourth Sunday in Lent—March 15
Numbers 21:4–9 Psalm 107:1–3, 17–22 Ephesians 2:1–10 John 3:14–21
Fifth Sunday in Lent—March 22
Jeremiah 31:31–34 Psalm 51:1–12 or Psalm 119:9–16 Hebrews 5:5–10 John 12:20–33
Passion/Palm Sunday—March 29
Liturgy of the Palms
Mark 11:1–11 or John 12:12–16 Psalm 118:1–2, 19–29
Liturgy of the Passion
Isaiah 50:4–9a Psalm 31:9–16 Philippians 2:5–11 Mark 14:1–15:47 or Mark 15:1-39 (40–47)
Monday, March 30
Monday of Holy Week
Isaiah 42:1–9 Psalm 36:5–11 Hebrews 9:11–15 John 12:1–11
Tuesday, March 31
Tuesday of Holy Week
Isaiah 49:1–7 Psalm 71:1–14 1 Corinthians 1:18–31 John 12:20–36

APRIL
Wednesday of Holy Week—April 1
Isaiah 50:4–9a Psalm 70:1–5 Hebrews 12:1–3 John 13:21–32
Maundy Thursday—April 2
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
Good Friday—April 3
Isaiah 52:13–53:12 Psalm 22:1–31 Hebrews 10:16–25 or Hebrews 4:14–16, 5:7–9 John 18:1–19:42
Easter Vigil—April 4
Genesis 1:1–2:4a Psalm 136:1–9, 23–26 Genesis 7:1–5, 11–18; 8:6–18; 9:8–13 Psalm 46:1–11 Genesis 22:1–18 Psalm 16:1–11 Exodus 14:10–31; 15:20–21 Exodus 15:1b–13, 17–18 Isaiah 55:1–11 Isaiah 12:2–6 Proverbs 8:1–8, 19–21; 9:4b–6 Psalm 19:1–14 Ezekiel 36:24–28 Psalm 42:1–11 and Psalm 43:1–5 Ezekiel 37:1–14 Psalm 143:1–12 Zephaniah 3:14–20 Psalm 98:1–9 Romans 6:3–11 Psalm 114:1–8
Mark 16:1–8
Resurrection of the Lord / Easter—April 5 Acts 10:34–43 or Isaiah 25:6–9 Psalm 118:1–2, 14–24 1 Corinthians 15:1–11 or Acts 10:34–43 John 20:1–18 or Mark 16:1–8
Easter Evening—April 5
Isaiah 25:6–9 Psalm 114 1 Cor. 5:6b–8 Luke 24:13–49
2nd Sunday of Easter—April 12
Acts 4:32–35 Psalm 133 1 John 1:1–2:2 John 20:19–31
3rd Sunday of Easter—April 19
Acts 3:12–19 Psalm 4 1 John 3:1–7 Luke 24:36b–48
4th Sunday of Easter—April 26
Acts 4:5–12 Psalm 23 1 John 3:16–24 John 10:11–18

MAY
5th Sunday of Easter—May 3
Acts 8:26–40 Psalms 22:25–31 1 John 4:7–21 John 15:1–8
6th Sunday of Easter—May 10
Acts 10:44–48 Psalm 98 1 John 5:1–6 John 15:9–17
Ascension of the Lord—May 14
Acts 1:1–11 Psalm 47 or Psalm 93 Ephesians 1:15–23 Luke 24:44–53
7th Sunday of Easter—May 17
Acts 1:15–17, 21–26 Psalm 1 1 John 5:9–13 John 17:6–19
Day of Pentecost—May 24
Acts 2:1–21 or Ezekiel 37:1–14 Psalm 104:24–34, 35b Romans 8:22–27 or Acts 2:1–21 John 15:26–27; 16:4b–15
Trinity Sunday—May 31
Isaiah 6:1–8 Psalm 29 Romans 8:12–17 John 3:1–17

JUNE
2nd Sunday after Pentecost—June 7
10th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 5
Semicontinuous
1 Samuel 8:4–11 (12–15) 16–20 (11:14–15) Psalm 138 2 Corinthians 4:13–5:1 Mark 3:20–35
Complementary
Genesis 3:8–15 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 4:13–5:1 Mark 3:20–35
3rd Sunday after Pentecost—June 14
11th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 6
Semicontinuous
1 Samuel 15:34–16:13A Psalm 20 2 Corinthians 5:6–10 (11–13) 14–17 Mark 4:26–34
Complementary
Ezekiel 17:22–24 Psalm 92:1–4, 12–15 Corinthians 5:6–10 (11–13) 14–17 Mark 4:26–34
4th Sunday after Pentecost—June 21
12th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 7
Semicontinuous
1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4–11, 19–23) 32–49 Psalm 9:9–20 or 1 Samuel 17:57–18:5, 10–16 Psalm 133 2 Corinthians 6:1–13 Mark 4:35–41
Complementary
Job 38:1–11 Psalm 107:1–3, 23–32 Corinthians 6:1–13 Mark 4:35–41
5th Sunday after Pentecost—June 28
13th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 8
Semicontinuous
2 Samuel 1:1, 17–27 Psalm 130 2 Corinthians 8:7–15 Mark 5:21–43
Complementary
Lamentations 3:22–33 Psalm 30 Corinthians 8:7–15 Mark 5:21–43

JULY
6th Sunday after Pentecost—July 5
14th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 9
Semicontinuous
2 Samuel 5:1–5, 9–10 Psalm 48 2 Corinthians 12:2–10 Mark 6:1–13
Complementary
Ezekiel 2:1–5 Psalm 123 2 Corinthians 12:2–10 Mark 6:1–13
7th Sunday after Pentecost—July 12
15th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 10
Semicontinuous
2 Samuel 6:1–5, 12b–19 Psalm 24 Ephesians 1:3–14 Mark 6:14–29
Complementary
Amos 7:7–15 Psalm 85:8–13 Ephesians 1:3–14 Mark 6:14–29
8th Sunday after Pentecost—July 19
16th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 11
Semicontinuous
2 Samuel 7:1–14a Psalm 89:20–37 Ephesians 2:11–22 Mark 6:30–34, 53–56
Complementary
Jeremiah 23:1–6 Psalm 23 Ephesians 2:11–22 Mark 6:30–34, 53–56
9th Sunday after Pentecost—July 26
17th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 12
Semicontinuous
2 Samuel 11:1–15 Psalm 14 Ephesians 3:14–21 John 6:1–21
Complementary
2 Kings 4:42–44 Psalm 145:10–18 Ephesians 3:14–21 John 6:1–21

AUGUST
10th Sunday after Pentecost—August 2
18th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 13
Semicontinuous
2 Samuel 11:26–12:13a Psalm 51:1–12 Ephesians 4:1–16 John 6:24–35
Complementary
Exodus 16:2–4, 9–15 Psalm 78:23–29 Ephesians 4:1–16 John 6:24–35
11th Sunday after Pentecost—August 9
19th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 14
Semicontinuous
2 Samuel 18:5–9, 15, 31–33 Psalm 130 Ephesians 4:25–5:2 John 6:35, 41–51
Complementary
1 Kings 19:4–8 Psalm 34:1–8 Ephesians 4:25–5:2 John 6:35, 41–51
12th Sunday after Pentecost—August 16
20th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 15
Semicontinuous
1 Kings 2:10–12; 3:3–14 Psalm 111 Ephesians 5:15–20 John 6:51–58
Complementary
Proverbs 9:1–6 Psalm 34:9–14 Ephesians 5:15–20 John 6:51–58
13th Sunday after Pentecost—August 23
21st Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 16
Semicontinuous
1 Kings 8:(1, 6, 10–11) 22–30, 41–43 Psalm 84 Ephesians 6:10–20 John 6:56–69
Complementary
Joshua 24:1–2a, 14–18 Psalm 34:15–22 Ephesians 6:10–20 John 6:56–69
14th Sunday after Pentecost—August 30
22nd Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 17
Semicontinuous
Song of Solomon 2:8–13 Psalm 45:1–2, 6–9 James 1:17–27 Mark 7:1–8, 14–15, 21–23
Complementary
Deuteronomy 4:1–2, 6–9 Psalm 15 James 1:17–27 Mark 7:1–8, 14–15, 21–23

SEPTEMBER
15th Sunday after Pentecost—September 6
23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 18
Semicontinuous
Proverbs 22:1–2, 8–9, 22–23 Psalm 125 James 2:1–10 (11–13) 14–17 Mark 7:24–37
Complementary
Isaiah 35:4–7a Psalm 146 James 2:1–10 (11–13) 14–17 Mark 7:24–37
16th Sunday after Pentecost—September 13
24th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 19
Semicontinuous
Proverbs 1:20–33 Psalm 19 James 3:1–12 Mark 8:27–38
Complementary
Isaiah 50:4–9a Psalm 116:1–9 James 3:1–12 Mark 8:27–38
17th Sunday after Pentecost—September 20
25th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 20
Semicontinuous
Proverbs 31:10–31 Psalm 1 James 3:13–4:3, 7–8a Mark 9:30–37
Complementary
Jeremiah 11:18–20 Psalm 54 James 3:13–4:3, 7–8a Mark 9:30–37
18th Sunday after Pentecost—September 27
26th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 21
Semicontinuous
Esther 7:1–6, 9–10; 9:20–22 Psalm 124 James 5:13–20 Mark 9:38–50
Complementary
Numbers 11:4–6, 10–16, 24–29 Psalm 19:7–14 James 5:13–20 Mark 9:38–50

OCTOBER
19th Sunday after Pentecost—October 4
27th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 22
Semicontinuous
Job 1:1; 2:1–10 Psalm 26 Hebrews 1:1–4; 2:5–12 Mark 10:2–16
Complementary
Genesis 2:18–24 Psalm 8 Hebrews 1:1–4; 2:5–12 Mark 10:2–16
20th Sunday after Pentecost—October 11
28th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 23
Semicontinuous
Job 23:1–9; 16–17 Psalm 22:1–15 Hebrews 4:12–16 Mark 10:17–31
Complementary
Amos 5:6–7, 10–15 Psalm 90:12–17 Hebrews 4:12–16 Mark 10:17–31
21st Sunday after Pentecost—October 18
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 24
Semicontinuous
Job 38:1–7 (34–41) Psalm 104:1–9, 24, 35c Hebrews 5:1–10 Mark 10:35–45
Complementary
Isaiah 53:4–12 Psalm 91:9–16 Hebrews 5:1–10 Mark 10:35–45
22nd Sunday after Pentecost—October 25
30th Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 25
Semicontinuous
Job 42:1–6, 10–17 Psalm 34:1–8 (19–22) Hebrews 7:23–28 Mark 10:46–52
Complementary
Jeremiah 31:7–9 Psalm 126 Hebrews 7:23–28 Mark 10:46–52

NOVEMBER
All Saints’ Day—November 1
Isaiah 25:6–9 Psalm 24:1–10 Revelation 21:1–6a John 11:32–44
23rd Sunday after Pentecost—November 1
31st Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 26
Semicontinuous
Ruth 1:1–18 Psalm 146 Hebrews 9:11–14 Mark 12:28–34
Complementary
Deuteronomy 6:1–9 Psalm 119:1–8 Hebrews 9:11–14 Mark 12:28–34
24th Sunday after Pentecost—November 8
32nd Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 27
Semicontinuous
Ruth 3:1–5, 4:13–17 Psalm 127 Hebrews 9:24–28 Mark 12:38–44
Complementary
1 Kings 17:8–16 Psalm 146 Hebrews 9:24–28 Mark 12:38–44
25th Sunday after Pentecost—November 15
33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time / Proper 28
Semicontinuous
1 Samuel 1:4–20 1 Samuel 2:1–10 Hebrews 10:11–14 (15–18) 19–25 Mark 13:1–8
Complementary
Daniel 12:1–3 Psalm 16 Hebrews 10:11–14 (15-18) 19–25 Mark 13:1–8
Christ the King (or Reign of Christ)—November 22
Semicontinuous
2 Samuel 23:1–7 Psalm 132:1–12 (13–18) Revelation 1:4b–8 John 18:33–37
Complementary
Daniel 7:9–10, 13–14 Psalm 93 Revelation 1:4b–8 John 18:33–37
[Begin Year C]
1st Sunday of Advent—November 29
Jeremiah 33:14–16 Psalm 25:1–10 1 Thessalonians 3:9–13 Luke 21:25–36

DECEMBER
2nd Sunday of Advent—December 6
Malachi 3:1–4 Luke 1:68–79 Philippians 1:3–11 Luke 3:1–6
3rd Sunday of Advent—December 13
Zephaniah 3:14–20 Isaiah 12:2–6 Philippians 4:4–7 Luke 3:7–18
4th Sunday of Advent—December 20
Micah 5:2–5a Luke 1:46–55 or Psalm 80:1–7 Hebrews 10:5–10 Luke 1:39–45 (46–55)
Christmas Eve—December 24
Isaiah 9:2–7 Psalm 96:1–13 Titus 2:11–14 Luke 2:1–14 (15–20)
Nativity of the Lord / Christmas—December 25
Christmas Dawn
Isaiah 62:6–12 Psalm 97:1–12 Titus 3:4–7 Luke 2:(1–7) 8–20
Christmas Day
Isaiah 52:7–10 Psalm 98:1–9 Hebrews 1:1–4 (5–12) John 1:1–14
1st Sunday after Christmas Day—December 27
1 Samuel 2:18–20, 26 Psalm 148 Colossians 3:12–17 Luke 2:41–52