Lectionary Reflections — Year C

If a reading does not have a hyperlink, there is no reflection for that reading. Over time, I hope to have reflections for almost all of the readings. Remember, the new ones come out on Wednesdays throughout the year. The link on the date is to the appropriate page at the Vanderbilt library lectionary for that date.

Day Date First Reading Psalm Second Reading Gospel
First Sunday of Advent
December 2, 2012 Jeremiah 33:14-16 Psalm 25:1-10 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 Luke 21:25-36
Second Sunday of Advent December 9, 2012 Malachi 3:1-4 Luke 1:68-79 Philippians 1:3-11 Luke 3:1-6
Third Sunday of Advent December 16, 2012 Zephaniah 3:14-20 Isaiah 12:2-6 Philippians 4:4-7 Luke 3:7-18
Fourth Sunday of Advent December 23, 2012 Micah 5:2-5a Luke 1:46b-55
or
Psalm 80:1-7
Hebrews 10:5-10 Luke 1:39-45, (46-55)
Nativity of the Lord – Proper I
Christmas Eve & Day
December 24 & 25, 2012 Isaiah 9:2-7 Psalm 96 Titus 2:11-14 Luke 2:1-14, (15-20)
Nativity of the Lord – Proper II
Christmas Eve & Day
December 24 & 25, 2012 Isaiah 62:6-12 Psalm 97 Titus 3:4-7 Luke 2:(1-7), 8-20
Nativity of the Lord – Proper III
Christmas Eve & Day
December 24 & 25, 2012 Isaiah 52:7-10 Psalm 98 Hebrews 1:1-4, (5-12) John 1:1-14
First Sunday after Christmas Day December 30, 2012 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26 Psalm 148 Colossians 3:12-17 Luke 2:41-52
New Year’s Day January 1, 2013 Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 Psalm 8 Revelation 21:1-6a Matthew 25:31-46
Epiphany of the Lord January 6, 2013 Isaiah 60:1-6 Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12
Baptism of the Lord
First Sunday after the Epiphany
January 13, 2013 Isaiah 43:1-7 Psalm 29 Acts 8:14-17 Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
Second Sunday after the Epiphany January 20, 2013 Isaiah 62:1-5 Psalm 36:5-10 1 Corinthians 12:1-11 John 2:1-11
Third Sunday after the Epiphany January 27, 2013 Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10 Psalm 19 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a Luke 4:14-21
Presentation of the Lord February 2, 2013 Malachi 3:1-4 Psalm 84
or
Psalm 24:7-10
Hebrews 2:14-18 Luke 2:22-40
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany February 3, 2013 Jeremiah 1:4-10 Psalm 71:1-6 1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Luke 4:21-30
Transfiguration Sunday
(Last Sunday before Lent)
February 10, 2013 Exodus 34:29-35 Psalm 99 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2 Luke 9:28-36, (37-43a)
Ash Wednesday February 13, 2013 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
First Sunday in Lent February 17, 2013 Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 Romans 10:8b-13 Luke 4:1-13
Second Sunday in Lent February 24, 2013 Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18 Psalm 27 Philippians 3:17-4:1 Luke 13:31-35
or
Luke 9:28-36, (37-43a)
Third Sunday in Lent March 3, 2013 Isaiah 55:1-9 Psalm 63:1-8 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 Luke 13:1-9
Fourth Sunday in Lent March 10, 2013 Joshua 5:9-12 Psalm 32 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32
Fifth Sunday in Lent March 17, 2013 Isaiah 43:16-21 Psalm 126 Philippians 3:4b-14 John 12:1-8
Liturgy of the Palms
Sixth Sunday in Lent
March 24, 2013 Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 Luke 19:28-40
Liturgy of the Passion
Sixth Sunday in Lent
March 24, 2013 Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 31:9-16 Philippians 2:5-11 Luke 22:14-23:56
or
Luke 23:1-49
Monday of Holy Week March 25, 2013 Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 36:5-11 Hebrews 9:11-15 John 12:1-11
Annunciation of the Lord March 25, 2013 Isaiah 7:10-14 Psalm 45
or
Psalm 40:5-10
Hebrews 10:4-10 Luke 1:26-38
Tuesday of Holy Week March 26, 2013 Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 71:1-14 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 John 12:20-36
Wednesday of Holy Week March 27, 2013 Isaiah 50:4-9a Psalm 70 Hebrews 12:1-3 John 13:21-32
Maundy Thursday
Holy Thursday
March 28, 2013 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 March 29, 2013 Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Psalm 22 Hebrews 10:16-25
or
Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9
John 18:1-19:42
Holy Saturday March 30, 2013 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
Easter Vigil March 30, 2013 Old Testament Readings and Psalms

  • Genesis 1:1-2:4a and Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26
  • Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13 and Psalm 46
  • Genesis 22:1-18 and Psalm 16
  • Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21 and Exodus 15:1b-13, 17-18
  • Isaiah 55:1-11 and Isaiah 12:2-6
  • Baruch 3:9-15, 3:32-4:4 or Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21; 9:4b-6 and Psalm 19
  • Ezekiel 36:24-28 and Psalm 42, 43
  • Ezekiel 37:1-14 and Psalm 143
  • Zephaniah 3:14-20 and Psalm 98

New Testament Reading and Psalms

  • Romans 6:3-11 and Psalm 114

Gospel

  • Luke 24:1-12
Resurrection of the Lord
Easter Day
March 31, 2013 *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
Easter Evening March 31, 2013 Isaiah 25:6-9 Psalm 114 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8 Luke 24:13-49
Second Sunday of Easter April 7, 2013 *Acts 5:27-32 Psalm 118:14-29
or
Psalm 150
Revelation 1:4-8 John 20:19-31
Third Sunday of Easter April 14, 2013 *Acts 9:1-6, (7-20) Psalm 30 Revelation 5:11-14 John 21:1-19
Fourth Sunday of Easter April 21, 2013 *Acts 9:36-43 Psalm 23 Revelation 7:9-17 John 10:22-30
Fifth Sunday of Easter April 28, 2013 *Acts 11:1-18 Psalm 148 Revelation 21:1-6 John 13:31-35
Sixth Sunday of Easter May 5, 2013 *Acts 16:9-15 Psalm 67 Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 John 14:23-29
or
John 5:1-9
Ascension of the Lord May 9, 2013 *Acts 1:1-11 Psalm 47
or
Psalm 93
Ephesians 1:15-23 Luke 24:44-53
Seventh Sunday of Easter
(If Ascension not observed here)
May 12, 2013 *Acts 16:16-34 Psalm 97 Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21 John 17:20-26
Day of Pentecost May 19, 2013 *Acts 2:1-21
or
Genesis 11:1-9
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b Romans 8:14-17
or
Acts 2:1-21
John 14:8-17, (25-27)
* 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 Genesis is chosen for the first reading, the passage from Acts is used as the second reading.
Trinity Sunday
First Sunday after Pentecost
May 26, 2013 Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
Psalm 8
Romans 5:1-5 John 16:12-15
Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth May 31, 2013 1 Samuel 2:1-10
Psalm 113
Romans 12:9-16b Luke 1:39-57
Proper 4 (9)
Second Sunday after Pentecost
June 2, 2013 1 Kings 18:20-21, (22-29), 30-39
Psalm 96
1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43
Psalm 96:1-9
Galatians 1:1-12 Luke 7:1-10
Proper 5 (10)
Third Sunday after Pentecost
June 9, 2013 1 Kings 17:8-16, (17-24)Psalm 146 1 Kings 17:17-24
Psalm 30
Galatians 1:11-24 Luke 7:11-17
Proper 6 (11)
Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
June 16, 2013 1 Kings 21:1-10, (11-14), 15-21a
Psalm 5:1-8
2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15
Psalm 32
Galatians 2:15-21 Luke 7:36-8:3
Proper 7 (12)
Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
June 23, 2013 1 Kings 19:1-4, (5-7), 8-15a
Psalm 42 and 43
Isaiah 65:1-9
Psalm 22:19-28
Galatians 3:23-29 Luke 8:26-39
Proper 8 (13)
Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
June 30, 2013 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21Psalm 16 Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Luke 9:51-62
Proper 9 (14)
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
July 7, 2013 2 Kings 5:1-14Psalm 30 Isaiah 66:10-14Psalm 66:1-9 Galatians 6:(1-6), 7-16 Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
Proper 10 (15)
Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
July 14, 2013 Amos 7:7-17
Psalm 82
Deuteronomy 30:9-14
Psalm 25:1-10
Colossians 1:1-14 Luke 10:25-37
Proper 11 (16)
Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
July 21, 2013 Amos 8:1-12
Psalm 52
Genesis 18:1-10a
Psalm 15
Colossians 1:15-28 Luke 10:38-42
Proper 12 (17)
Tenth Sunday after Pentecost
July 28, 2013 Hosea 1:2-10
Psalm 85
Genesis 18:20-32
Psalm 138
Colossians 2:6-15, (16-19) Luke 11:1-13
Proper 13 (18)
Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost
August 4, 2013 Hosea 11:1-11Psalm 107:1-9, 43 Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23Psalm 49:1-12 Colossians 3:1-11 Luke 12:13-21
Proper 14 (19)
Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost
August 11, 2013 Isaiah 1:1, 10-20Psalm 50:1-8, 22-23 Genesis 15:1-6Psalm 33:12-22 Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Luke 12:32-40
Proper 15 (20)
Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost
August 18, 2013 Isaiah 5:1-7
Psalm 80:1-2, 8-19
Jeremiah 23:23-29
Psalm 82
Hebrews 11:29-12:2 Luke 12:49-56
Proper 16 (21)
Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost
August 25, 2013 Jeremiah 1:4-10
Psalm 71:1-6
Isaiah 58:9b-14
Psalm 103:1-8
Hebrews 12:18-29 Luke 13:10-17
Proper 17 (22)
Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 1, 2013 Jeremiah 2:4-13
Psalm 81:1, 10-16
Proverbs 25:6-7
Psalm 112
Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 Luke 14:1, 7-14
Proper 18 (23)
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 8, 2013 Jeremiah 18:1-11
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18
Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm 1
Philemon 1-21 Luke 14:25-33
Holy Cross September 14, 2013 Numbers 21:4b-9
Psalm 98:1-5
or
Psalm 78:1-2, 34-38
1 Corinthians 1:18-24 John 3:13-17
Proper 19 (24)
Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 15, 2013 Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28
Psalm 14
Exodus 32:7-14
Psalm 51:1-10
1 Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-10
Proper 20 (25)
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 22, 2013 Jeremiah 8:18-9:1
Psalm 79:1-9
Amos 8:4-7
Psalm 113
1 Timothy 2:1-7 Luke 16:1-13
Proper 21 (26)
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost
September 29, 2013 Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15
Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16
Amos 6:1a, 4-7
Psalm 146
1 Timothy 6:6-19 Luke 16:19-31
Proper 22 (27)
Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost
October 6, 2013 Lamentations 1:1-6
Lamentations 3:19-26
or
Psalm 137
Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Psalm 37:1-9
2 Timothy 1:1-14 Luke 17:5-10
Proper 23 (28)
Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost
October 13, 2013 Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7
Psalm 66:1-12
2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c
Psalm 111
2 Timothy 2:8-15 Luke 17:11-19
Canadian Thanksgiving Day October 14, 2013 Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Psalm 100
Philippians 4:4-9 John 6:25-35
Proper 24 (29)
Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost
October 20, 2013 Jeremiah 31:27-34Psalm 119:97-104 Genesis 32:22-31Psalm 121 2 Timothy 3:14-4:5 Luke 18:1-8
Proper 25 (30)
Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost
October 27, 2013 Joel 2:23-32
Psalm 65
Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22
Psalm 84:1-7
2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 Luke 18:9-14
All Saints Day
(Sometimes observed on first Sunday in November)
November 1, 2013 Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18
Psalm 149
Ephesians 1:11-23 Luke 6:20-31
Proper 26 (31)
Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost
(If All Saints not observed on this day)
November 3, 2013 Habakkuk 1:1-4; 2:1-4
Psalm 119:137-144
Isaiah 1:10-18
Psalm 32:1-7
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12 Luke 19:1-10
Proper 27 (32)
Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost
November 10, 2013 Haggai 1:15b-2:9
Psalm 145:1-5, 17-21
or
Psalm 98
Job 19:23-27a
Psalm 17:1-9
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17 Luke 20:27-38
Proper 28 (33)
Twenty-Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
November 17, 2013 Isaiah 65:17-25
Isaiah 12 **
Malachi 4:1-2a
Psalm 98
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 Luke 21:5-19
Reign of Christ – Proper 29 (34)
Twenty-Seventh Sunday after Pentecost
November 24, 2013 Jeremiah 23:1-6
Luke 1:68-79 **
Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm 46
Colossians 1:11-20 Luke 23:33-43
Thanksgiving Day, USA November 28, 2013 Deuteronomy 26:1-11
Psalm 100
Philippians 4:4-9 John 6:25-35
* “First” OT readings follow major stories/themes, read mostly continuously, beginning in Year A with Genesis and ending in Year C with the later prophets.* “Alternate First” OT readings follow the historical tradition of thematically pairing the OT reading with the Gospel reading.** In a very few instances in the Lectionary, no Psalm reading is offered for reasons relating to the thematic nature of the Day.

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