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Environmental Reflections 
Lectionary Year C – Revised Common Lectionary

In 1996, starting with Lectionary Year B, the MEESC launched a multi-year project to complete reflections and comments on the earth-centered aspects of the Standard (Episcopal) Lectionary readings. Major work on filling the gaps in this page will be undertaken each time we are in Year C; however, input is accepted at any time. The Standard (Episcopal) Lectionary pages will remain accessible until after the end of Lectionary Year C in 2013.

Starting in 2006 with Lectionary Year C, the MEESC also began providing reflections and comments on the earth-centered aspects of the Revised Common Lectionary Readings.

If you would like to contribute, please see the directions at the end of this page.

Linked to the Sundays and Holy Days are available commentaries, sermons, and thoughts pertaining to the readings selected for that day that we have received. If you would like to scroll to various seasons of the liturgical year, please click on the season:


Season of Advent

First Sunday of Advent:

Second Sunday of Advent:

Third Sunday of Advent:

Fourth Sunday of Advent:

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Christmas Season

Season of Epiphany

First Sunday after Epiphany:

Second Sunday after Epiphany:

Third Sunday after Epiphany:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10
  • Psalm 19
  • New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
  • Gospel: Luke 4: 14-21

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany:

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany:

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany:

Seventh Sunday after Epiphany:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Genesis 45:3-11, 15
  • Psalm 37: 1-12, 41-42
  • New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50
  • Gospel: Luke 6:27-38

Eighth Sunday after Epiphany:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Sirach 27:4-7 or Isaiah 55:10-13
  • Psalm 92:1-4, 11-14
  • New Testament Reading 1 Corinthians 15:51-58
  • Gospel: Luke 6:39-49

Last Sunday after Epiphany:

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Season of Lent

First Sunday in Lent:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Deuteronomy 26:1-11
  • Psalm 91: 1-2, 9-16
  • New Testament Reading: Romans 10:8b-13 
  • Gospel: Luke 4: 1-13

Second Sunday in Lent:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18
  • Psalm 27
  • New Testament Reading: Philippians 3:17 - 4:1
  • Gospel: Luke 13:31-35

Third Sunday in Lent:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Exodus 3:1-15
  • Psalm 63:1-8
  • New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
  • Gospel: Luke 13:1-9

Fourth Sunday in Lent:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Joshua 5:9-12
  • Psalm 32
  • New Testament Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:16-21
  • Gospel: Luke 15:1-3, 11b-32

Fifth Sunday in Lent:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Isaiah 43:16-21
  • Psalm 126
  • New Testament Reading: Philippians 3:4b-14
  • Gospel: John 12:1-8

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Palm Sunday

  • Liturgy of the Word:
    • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Isaiah 50:4-9a
    • Psalm 31:9-16
    • New Testament Reading: Philippians 2:5-11
    • Gospel: Luke 22:14–23:56 or Luke 23:1-49

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Second Sunday of Easter:

Third Sunday of Easter:

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Sixth Sunday of Easter:

  • First Reading: Acts 16:9-15
  • Psalm 67
  • New Testament Reading: Revelation 21:10, 22—22:5
  • Gospel: John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9

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Pentecost

Pentecost Sunday

Trinity Sunday:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Proverbs 8: 1-4, 22-31
  • Psalm 8 or Canticle 2 or Canticle 13
  • New Testament Reading: Romans 5: 1-5
  • Gospel: John 16:12-15

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A Note about the Propers:

The major difference between the Standard (Episcopal) Lectionary and the Revised Common Lectionary is in the Propers (the Sundays after Pentecost). There are no readings for Proper 1 through Proper 3.

One track (called here "Semi-Continuous Track") arranges the Old Testament readings in a semi-continuous narrative, similar to the way the Epistles are read in ordinary time. Year C focuses on the Prophets, arranged in chronological order, with heavy emphasis on Jeremiah.

The other track (called here "Gospel Theme Track") is similar to the Standard (Episcopal) Lectionary, wherein the reading from the Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) is chosen to complement the themes of the particular Gospel reading for the day.

Both tracks use the same New Testament Reading and Gospel.

[Source: Revised Common Lectionary: Episcopal Edition, St. Mark's Press, Wichita, KS (ISBN 0-9618112-4-2)]

Proper 4:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: 1 Kings 18:20-21 (22-29) 30-39 1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43
Psalm Psalm 96 Psalm 96:1-9
New Testament Reading
Galatians 1:1-12
Gospel
Luke 7:1-10

Proper 5:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: 1 Kings 17:8-16 (17-24) 1 Kings 17:17-24
Psalm Psalm 146 Psalm 30
New Testament Reading
Gospel
Luke 7:11-17

Proper 6:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: 1 Kings 21:1-10 (11-14) 15-21a 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10,13-15
Psalm Psalm 5:1-8 Psalm 32
New Testament Reading
Gospel

Proper 7:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: 1 Kings 19:1-4 (5-7) 8-15a Isaiah 65:1-9
Psalm Psalm 42 and Psalm 43 Psalm 22:18-27
New Testament Reading
Gospel

Questions on Tracks?

Proper 8:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 1 Kings 19:15-16,19-21
Psalm Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 Psalm 16
New Testament Reading
Galatians 5:1,13-25
Gospel

Proper 9:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: 2 Kings 5:1-14 Isaiah 66:10-16
Psalm Psalm 30 Psalm 66:1-8
New Testament Reading
Galatians 6:(1-6) 7-16
Gospel

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Proper 10:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Amos 7:7-17 Deuteronomy 30:9-14
Psalm Psalm 82 Psalm 25:1-9
New Testament Reading
Colossians 1:1-14
Gospel

Proper 11:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Amos 8:1-2 Genesis 18:1-10a
Psalm Psalm 52 Psalm 15
New Testament Reading
Colossians 1:15-28
Gospel

Proper 12:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Hosea 1:2-10 Genesis 18: 20-33
Psalm Psalm 85 Psalm 138
New Testament Reading
Gospel
Luke 11: 1-13

Proper 13:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Hosea 11:1-11 Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12-14; 2:18-23
Psalm Psalm 107:1-9, 43 Psalm 49:1-11
New Testament Reading
Colossians 3:1-11
Gospel

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Proper 14:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Isaiah 1:1, 10-20 Genesis 15:1-6
Psalm Psalm 50:1-8, 23-24 Psalm 33:12-22
New Testament Reading
Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16
Gospel

Questions on Tracks?

Proper 15:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Isaiah 5:1-7 Jeremiah 23:23-19
Psalm Psalm 80:1-2, 8-18 Psalm 82
New Testament Reading
Hebrews 11:29–12:2
Gospel

Proper 16:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Jeremiah 1:4-10 Isaiah 58:9b-14
Psalm Psalm 71:1-6 Psalm 103:1-8
New Testament Reading
Hebrews 12:18-29
Gospel
Luke 13:10-17

Proper 17:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Jeremiah 2:4-13 Sirach 10:12-18 or
Proverbs 25:6-7
Psalm Psalm 81:1, 10-16 Psalm 112
New Testament Reading
Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16
Gospel
Luke 14:1, 7-14

Proper 18:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Jeremiah 18:1-11 Deuteronomy 30:15-20
Psalm Psalm 139:1-5, 13-17 Psalm 1
New Testament Reading
Gospel
Luke 14:25-33

Proper 19:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28 Exodus 32:7-14
Psalm Psalm 14 51:1-11
New Testament Reading
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Gospel

 

Proper 20:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Jeremiah 8:18–9:1 Amos 8: 4-7
Psalm Psalm 79:1-9 Psalm 113
New Testament Reading
1 Timothy 2:1-7
Gospel
Luke 16: 1-13

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Proper 21:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Jeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15 Amos 6:1a, 4-7
Psalm Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16 Psalm 146
New Testament Reading
1 Timothy 6:6-19
Gospel

Questions on Tracks?

Proper 22:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Lamentations 1:1-6
Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4
Psalm

Lamentations 3:19-26 or
Psalm 137

Psalm 37:1-10
New Testament Reading
Gospel

Proper 23:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 2 Kings 5:1-3, 5-15c
Psalm Psalm 66:1-11 Psalm 111
New Testament Reading
2 Timothy 2:8-15
Gospel
Luke 17:11-19

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Proper 24:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Jeremiah 31:27-34 Genesis 32: 8, 22-30
Psalm Psalm 119:97-104 Psalm 121
New Testament Reading
Gospel
  General Reflection on Gospel Theme Track Readings for this Sunday

Proper 25:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Joel 2:23-32

Sirach 35:12-17 or
Jeremiah 14: 7-10, 19-22

Psalm Psalm 65 Psalm 84:1-6
New Testament Reading
Gospel
Luke 18:9-14

Proper 26:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:1-4 Isaiah 1:10-20
Psalm Psalm 119:137-144 Psalm 32:1-7
New Testament Reading
2 Thessalonians 1:1-4, 11-12
Gospel
Luke 19:1-10
  Sermon on all Gospel Theme Track readings for this day

Proper 27:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Haggai 1:15b–2:9 Job 19:23-27a
Psalm Psalm 145:1-5, 18-22 88 or
Psalm 98
Psalm 17:1-9
New Testament Reading
2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17
Gospel
Luke 20:27-38

Proper 28:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Isaiah 65:17-25 Malachi 4:1-2a
Psalm Canticle 9 Psalm 98
New Testament Reading
2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
Gospel

Questions on Tracks?

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Proper 29:

  Semi-Continuous Track Gospel Theme Track
Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Jeremiah 23:1-6 Jeremiah 23:1-6
Psalm: Canticle 4 or Canticle 16 Psalm 46
New Testament Reading:
Colossians 1:11-20
Gospel:
 
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