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Environmental Reflections 
Lectionary Year C – Standard (Episcopal) 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.

Starting in 2006 with Lectionary Year C, the MEESC 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:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Isaiah 42:1-9
  • Psalm 89:1-29 or 89:20-29
  • New Testament Reading: Acts 10:34-38
  • Gospel: Luke 3:15-16,21-22

Second Sunday after Epiphany:

Third Sunday after Epiphany:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Nehemiah 8:2-10
  • Psalm 113
  • New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:12-27
  • Gospel: Luke 4:14-21

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Jeremiah 1:4-10
  • Psalm 71:1-17
  • New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 14:12b-20
  • Gospel: Luke 4:21-32

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Judges 6:11-24a
  • Psalm 85
  • New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
  • Gospel: Luke 5:1-11

Sixth Sunday after Epiphany:

Last Sunday after Epiphany

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Exodus 34:29-35
  • Psalm 99
  • New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:27 — 13:13
  • Gospel: Luke 9:28-38

No reflections for the remaining Sundays after Epiphany

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Season of Lent

First Sunday in Lent:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Deuteronomy 26:(1-4) 5-11
  • Psalm 91
  • New Testament Reading: Romans 10: 5-8a (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: (22-30) 31-35

Third Sunday in Lent:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Exodus 3:1-15
  • Psalm 103
  • New Testament Reading: 1 Corinthians 10:1-13
  • Gospel: Luke 13:1-9

Fourth Sunday in Lent:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Joshua (4:19-24); 5:9-12
  • Psalm 34
  • New Testament Reading: 2 Corinthians 5:17-21
  • Gospel: Luke 15:11-32

Fifth Sunday in Lent:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Isaiah 43:16-21
  • Psalm 126
  • New Testament Reading: Philippians 3:8-14
  • Gospel: Luke 20:9-19

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Palm Sunday

  • Liturgy of the Word:
    • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Isaiah 45:21-25
    • Psalm 22:1-21
    • New Testament Reading: Philippians 2:5-11
    • Gospel: Luke (22:39-71) 23:1-49 (50-56)

Holy Week

Good Friday

Holy Saturday
 

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday:

First Service of Easter

Easter Sunday (Primary Service)

Second Sunday of Easter:

Third Sunday of Easter:

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Fourth Sunday of Easter:

  • First Lesson: Acts 13:15-16, 26-33 (34-39) or Numbers 27:12-23
  • Psalm 100
  • New Testament Reading: Revelation 7:9-17 or Acts 13:15-16, 26-33 (34-29)
  • Gospel: John 10:22-30

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Sixth Sunday of Easter:

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Pentecost

Pentecost Sunday

Trinity Sunday:

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Proper 5:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10,13-15
  • Psalm 30 or 30:1-6,12-13
  • New Testament Reading: Galatians 1:11-24
  • Gospel: Luke 7:11-17

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Proper 8:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: 1 Kings 19:15-16,19-21
  • Psalm 16 or 16:5-11
  • New Testament Reading: Galatians 5:1,13-25
  • Gospel: Luke 9:51-62

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Proper 10:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Deuteronomy 30:9-14
  • Psalm 25 or 25:3-9
  • New Testament Reading: Colossians 1:1-14
  • Gospel: Luke 10:25-37

Proper 11:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading:  Genesis 18:1-10a
  • Psalm 15
  • New Testament Reading:  Colossians 1:21-29
  • Gospel:  Luke 10:38-42

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Proper 13:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading:  Ecclesiastes 1:12-14;2:(1-7,11)18-23
  • Psalm 49
  • New Testament Reading:  Colossians 3:(5-11)12-17
  • Gospel:  Luke 12:13-21

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Proper 14:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Genesis 15:1-6
  • Psalm 33
  • New Testament Reading: Hebrews 11:1-3(4-7)8-16
  • Gospel: Luke 12:32-40

Proper 15:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Jeremiah 23:23-29
  • Psalm 82
  • New Testament Reading: Hebrews 12:1-7(8-10)11-14
  • Gospel: Luke 12:49-56

Proper 16:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Isaiah 28:14-22
  • Psalm 46
  • New Testament Reading: Hebrews 12:18-19,22-29
  • Gospel: Luke 13:22-30

Proper 17:

  • Reflection on the Readings
  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Ecclesiasticus 10:(7-11)12-18
  • Psalm 112
  • New Testament Reading: Hebrews 13:1-8
  • Gospel: Luke 14:1,7-14

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Proper 19:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Exodus 32:1,7-14
  • Psalm 51:1-18
  • New Testament Reading: 1 Timothy 1:12-17
  • Gospel: Luke 15:1-10

Proper 20:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Amos 8: 4-7(8-12)
  • Psalm 138
  • New Testament Reading: 1 Timothy 2:1-8
  • Gospel: Luke 16: 1-13

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Proper 21:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Amos 6:1-7
  • Psalm 146
  • New Testament Reading: 1 Timothy 6:11-19
  • Gospel: Luke 16:19-31

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Proper 26:

  • Sermon on all readings for this day
  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Isaiah 1:10-20
  • Psalm 32
  • New Testament Reading: 2 Thessalonians 1:1-15
  • Gospel: Luke 19:1-10

Proper 27:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Job 19:23-27a
  • Psalm 17
  • New Testament Reading: 2 Thessalonians 2:13 - 3:5
  • Gospel: Luke 20: 27 (28-33) 34-38

Proper 28:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading: Malachi 3:13 - 4:2a, 5-6
  • Psalm 98
  • New Testament Reading: 2 Thessalonians 3:6-13
  • Gospel: Luke 21: 5-19

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Proper 29:

  • Old Testament (Hebrew Scripture) Reading:  Jeremiah 23:1-6
  • Psalm 46
  • New Testament Reading: Colossians 1:11-20
  • Gospel: Luke 23: 35-43 or Luke 19:29-38
 
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