Lectionary Readings for April

Date Old Testament New Testament Gospel
Thursday, April 1
Maundy Thursday
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
Friday, April 2
Good Friday
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
Saturday, April 3
Easter Vigil
A minimum of three Old Testament readings should be chosen. The reading from Exodus 14 should always be used.
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
Genesis 22:1-18
  Psalm 16
Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21
  Exodus 15:1b-13, 17-18
Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21, 9:4b-6
  Psalm 19
Isaiah 55:1-11
  Isaiah 12:2-6
Isaiah 61:1-4, 9-11
  Deuteronomy 32:1-4, 7, 36a,
      43a
Ezekiel 36:24-28
  Psalm 42 and 43
Ezekiel 37:1-14
  Psalm 143
Jonah 1:1-2:1
  Jonah 2:2-3 (4-6), 7-9
Zephaniah 3:14-20
  Psalm 98:1-9
Romans 6:3-11
Psalm 114:1-8
John 20:1-18
Sunday, April 4
Resurrection of the Lord / Easter
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
Isaiah 25:6-9
Psalm 114
1 Corinthians 5:6b-8 Luke 24:13-49
Sunday, April 11
Second Sunday of Easter
Acts 4:32-35
Psalm 133
1 John 1:1-2:2 John 20:19-31
Sunday, April 18
Third Sunday of Easter
Acts 3:12-19
Psalm 4
1 John 3:1-7 Luke 24:36b-48
Sunday, April 25
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Acts 4:5-12
Psalm 23
1 John 3:16-24 John 10:11-18
 

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