Fixed-Date Holy Days & Feasts

Last Revised January 1, 2017.

Modified One-Year Lectionary for Fixed-Date Holy Days & Feasts
(Lutheran Service Book, 2006; Psalms from Book of Common Prayer, 1979)

To be used in conjuction with the Old Testament Schedules as indicated in them.

Date Sunday/Festival First Reading Psalm or Canticle Second Reading Holy Gospel
Nov 30 St. Andrew Ezek. 3:16-21 Psalm 19 Rom. 10:8b-18 John 1:35-42a
Dec 21 St. Thomas Jud. 6:36-40 Psalm 126 Eph. 4:7, 11-16 John 20:24-29
Dec 24 Christmas Eve Is. 7:10–14; Micah 5:2–5a Psalm 96 Matt. 1:18–25 Luke 2:1-20
Dec 25 Christmas Day Is. 9:2–7 Psalm 98 Titus 2:11-14; 3:4–7 John 1:1-18
Dec 26 St. Stephen, the First Martyr 2 Chron. 24:17-22 Psalm 31 Acts 6:8-7:2a, 51-60 Matt. 23:34-39
Dec 27 St. John the Evangelist Rev. 1:1-6 Psalm 92 1 John 1:1-2:2 John 21:20-25
Dec 28 The Innocents Jer. 31:15-17 Psalm 124 Rev. 14:1-5 Matt. 2:13-18
Jan 1 The Circumcision and Naming Lev. 12:1-3 Psalm 8 Gal. 3:23-29 Luke 2:21
Jan 6 Epiphany Is. 60:1–6 Psalm 72 Eph. 3:1–12 Matt. 2:1–12
Jan 18 The Confession of Peter Acts 4:8-13 Psalm 23 2 Peter 1:1-15 Mark 8:27-35
Jan 25 The Conversion of Paul Acts 9:1-22 Psalm 67 Gal. 1:11-24 Matt. 19:27-30
Feb 2 The Presentation Lev. 12:1-8 Nunc Dimittis, Luke 1:29-32 Heb. 2:14-18 Luke 2:22-40
Feb 24 St. Matthias Is. 66:1-2 Psalm 15 Acts 1:15-26 Matt. 11:25-30
Mar 19 St. Joseph 2 Sam. 7:4-16 Psalm 89 Rom. 4:13-18 Matt. 2:13-15, 19-23
Mar 25 The Annunciation Is. 7:10-14 Psalm 40 Heb:4-10 Luke 1:26-38
Apr 25 St. Mark Is. 52:7-10 Psalm 23 2 Tim. 4:5-18 Mark 16:14-20
May 1 Sts. Philip and James Is. 30:18-21 Psalm 119:33-72 Eph. 2:19-22 John 14:1-14
May 31 The Visitation Is. 11:1-5 Magnificat, Luke 1:46-56 Rom. 12:9-16 Luke 1:39-45
Jun 11 St. Barnabas Is. 42:5-12 Psalm 112 Acts 11:19-30; 13:1-3 Mark 6:7-13
Jun 24 Nativity of John the Baptist Is. 40:1-5 Benedictus, Luke 68-79 Acts 13:13-26 Luke 1:57-80
Jun 29 Sts. Peter and Paul Acts 15:1-21 Psalm 87 Gal. 2:1-10 Matt. 16:13-19
Jul 22 St. Mary Magdalene Prov. 31:10-31 Psalm 42-43 Acts 13:26-31 John 20:1-2, 10-18
Jul 25 St. James the Elder Acts 11:27-12:5 Psalm 7 Rom. 8:28-39 Mark 10:35-45
Aug 6 The Transfiguration Ex. 34:29-35 Psalm 99 2 Peter 1:13-21 Luke 9:28-36
Aug 15 Mary, Mother of Our Lord Is. 61:7-11 Psalm 34 Gal. 4:4-7 Luke 1:46-55
Aug 24 St. Bartholomew Prov. 3:1-8 Psalm 91 2 Cor. 4:7-10 Luke 22:24-30
Aug 29 Beheading of John the Baptist Rev. 6:9-11 Psalm 126 Rom. 6:1-5 Mark 6:14-29
Sep 14 Holy Cross Num. 21:4-9 Psalm 98 1 Cor. 1:18-25 John 12:20-33
Sep 21 St. Matthew Ezek. 2:8-3:11 Psalm 119:33-72 Eph. 4:7-16 Matt. 9:9-13
Sep 29 Michael and All Angels Dan. 10:10-14; 12:1-3 Psalm 103 Rev. 12:7-12 Matt. 18:1-11
Oct 18 St. Luke Is. 35:5-8 Psalm 147 2 Tim. 4:5-18 Luke 10:1-9
Oct 23 St. James of Jerusalem Acts 15:12-22a Psalm 1 James 1:1-12 Matt. 13:54-58
Oct 28 Sts. Simon & Jude Jer. 26:1-16 Psalm 119:73-104 1 Peter 1:3-9 John 15:17-21
Nov 1 All Saints Rev. 7:9-17 Psalm 149 1 John 3:1-3 Matt. 5:1-12