St Mark the Evangelist

Readings for Sundays and Holy Day — Year B (Mark), with dates for 2023-24

There is a list of sermons for Year B here. Click the (Sermons) links for St Philip's sermons for the same day in an earlier year. Readings for Sundays in ordinary time ([1] to [37]) are aligned with the date rather than the number of Sundays after Epiphany or Pentecost.

ADVENT

First Sunday of Advent, 3 Dec 23 — Isaiah 64.1-9; Psalm 80.1-7, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 1.1-9; Mark 13.24-37. (Sermons)

Second Sunday of Advent, 10 Dec 23 — Isaiah 40.1-11; Psalm 85.1-2, 8-13; 2 Peter 3.8-15a; Mark 1.1-8. (Sermons)

Third Sunday of Advent, 17 Dec 23 — Isaiah 61.1-4,8-11; Psalm 126 or Song of Mary (APBA, p. 31); 1 Thessalonians 5.12-28; John 1.6-8, 19-28. (Sermons)

Fourth Sunday of Advent, 24 Dec 23 — 2 Samuel 7.1-11, 16; Psalm 89.1-4, 19-27; Romans 16.25-27; Luke 1.26-38. (Sermons)

CHRISTMAS

Christmas Eve, 24 Dec 23 — Isaiah 9.2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2.11-14; Luke 2.1-14 (15-20). (Sermons)

Christmas Day, Mon 25 Dec 23 — Isaiah 52.7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1.1-4(5-12); John 1.1-14. (Sermons)

First Sunday after Christmas, 31 Dec 23 — Isaiah 61.10-62.3; Psalm 148; Galatians 4.4-7; Luke 2.22-40. (Sermons)

Second Sunday after Christmas, 31 Dec 23 — Jeremiah 31.7-14; Psalm 147.12-20; Ephesians 1.3-14; John 1.(1-9) 10-18. (Sermons)

Naming and Circumcision of Jesus, Mon 1 Jan 24 — Numbers 6.22-27; Psalm 8; Galatians; Luke 2.15-21

EPIPHANY

The Epiphany of Our Lord, Sat 6 Jan 24 — Isaiah 60.1-6; Psalm 72.1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3.1-12; Matthew 2.1-12. (Sermons)

Baptism of The Lord (First Sunday after the Epiphany), 7 Jan 24 [1] Week of 7 to 13 Jan — Genesis 1.1-5; Psalm 29; Acts 19.1-7; Mark 1.4-11. (Sermons)

Second Sunday after the Epiphany, 14 Jan 24 [2] Week of 14 to 20 Jan — 1 Samuel 3.1-10, (11-20); Psalm 139.1-5, 13-18; 1 Corinthians 6.12-20; John 1.43-51. (Sermons)

Third Sunday after the Epiphany, 21 Jan 24 [3] Week of 21 to 27 Jan — Jonah 3.1-10; Psalm 62.5-12; 1 Corinthians 7.29-31; Mark 1.14-20. (Sermons)

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany, 28 Jan 24 [4] Week of 28 Jan to 3 Feb — Deuteronomy 18.15-20; Psalm 111; 1 Corinthians 8.1-13; Mark 1.21-28. (Sermons)

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas), Fri 2 Feb 24 — Malachi 3.1-4; Psalm 24 or Psalm 84; Hebrews 2.14-18; Luke 2.22-40. (Sermons)

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany, 4 Feb 24 [5] Week of 4 to 10 Feb — Isaiah 40.21-31; Psalm 147.1-11; 1 Corinthians 9.16-23; Mark 1.29-39. (Sermons)

(Omitted this year) [6] Week of 11 to 17 Feb — Deuteronomy 10.12-22; Psalm 119.1-8; 1 Corinthians 3.1-9; Matthew 5.21-37. (Sermons)

(Omitted this year) [7] Week of 18 to 24 Feb — Leviticus 19.1-2, 9-18; Psalm 119.33-40; 1 Corinthians 3.10-17; Matthew 5.38-48. (Sermons)

(Omitted this year) [8] Week of 25 to 29 Feb or 24 to 28 May — Isaiah 49.8-16a; Psalm 131.-; 1 Corinthians 3.18-4.5; Matthew 6.22-34.

Last Sunday after the Epiphany / Transfiguration, 11 Feb 24 — 2 Kings 2.1-12; Psalm 50.1-6; 2 Corinthians 4.3-12; Mark 9.2-9. (Sermons)

LENT

Ash Wednesday, Wed 14 Feb 24 — 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 (7-15) 16-21. (Sermons)

First Sunday in Lent, 18 Feb 24 — Genesis 9.8-17; Psalm 25.1-10; 1 Peter 3.18-22; Mark 1.9-15. (Sermons)

Second Sunday in Lent, 25 Feb 24 — Genesis 17.1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22.24-32; Romans 4.13-25; Mark 8.31-38 or Mark 9.2-9. (Sermons)

Third Sunday in Lent, 3 Mar 24 — Exodus 20.1-17; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 1.18-25; John 2.13-22. (Sermons)

Fourth Sunday in Lent, 10 Mar 24 — Numbers 21.4-9; Psalm 107.1-3, 17-22; Ephesians 2.1-10; John 3.14-21. (Sermons)

Fifth Sunday in Lent, 17 Mar 24 — Jeremiah 31.31-34; Psalm 119.9-16; Hebrews 5.5-14; John 12.20-33. (Sermons)

Palm Sunday or Passion Sunday, 24 Mar 24 — Mark 11.1-11 or John 12.12-16; Psalm 118.1-2, 19-29; Liturgy of the Passion; Isaiah 50.4-9a; Psalm 31.9-16; Philippians 2.5-11; Mark 14.1-15.27 or Mark 15.1-39 (40-47). (Sermons)

The Annunciation, Mon 25 Mar 24 — Isaiah 7.10-14; Psalm 40.6-13; Hebrews 10.4-10; Luke 1.26-38

Maundy Thursday, Thu 28 Mar 24 — 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. (Sermons)

Good Friday, Fri 29 Mar 24 — Isaiah 52.13-53.12; Psalm 22; 1 Corinthians 1.18-31 or Hebrews 10.16-25; John 18.1-19.42. (Sermons)

Holy Saturday, Sat 30 Mar 24 — Job 14.1-14; Psalm 31.1-8; 1 Peter 4.1-11; Matthew 27.57-66

EASTER

Easter Day, 31 Mar 24 — Acts 10.34-43 or Isaiah 25.6-9; Psalm 118.1-2, 14-24 or Hymn to the Risen Christ (APBA p.327); 1 Corinthians 15.1-11 or Acts 10.34-43; John 20.1-18 or Mark 16.1-8. (Sermons)

Second Sunday of Easter, 7 Apr 24 — Acts 4.32-37;Psalm 133; 1 John 1.1-2.2; John 20.19-31. (Sermons)

Third Sunday of Easter, 14 Apr 24 — Acts 3.12-20; Psalm 4; 1 John 2.15-17, 3.1-6; Luke 24.36b-48. (Sermons)

Fourth Sunday of Easter, 21 Apr 24 — Acts 4.5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3.16-24; John 10.11-18. (Sermons)

Fifth Sunday of Easter, 28 Apr 24 — Acts 8.26-40; Psalm 22.26-33; 1 John 4.7-21; John 15.1-8. (Sermons)

St Philip and St James, Wed 1 May 24 St Philip and St James, Wed 1 May 24 — Isaiah 30.18-21; Psalm 19.1-6; 1 Corinthians 7.12-24; John 14.6-14 (Sermons)

Sixth Sunday of Easter, 5 May 24 — Acts 10.44-48; Psalm 98; 1 John 5.1-12; John 15.9-17 or John 16.16-24. (Sermons)

Ascension, Thu 10 May 24 — Acts 1.1-11; Psalm 93; Ephesians 1.15-23; Mark 16.15-20. (Sermons)

Seventh Sunday of Easter, 12 May 24— Acts 1.15-17,21-26; Psalm 1; 1 John 5.9-13; John 17.6-19. (Sermons)

PENTECOST

Day of Pentecost, 19 May 24 — Acts 2.1-21 or Ezekiel 37.1-14; Psalm 104.26-36; Romans 8.22-27 or Acts 2.1-21; John 15.26-27; 16.4b-15. (Sermons)

Trinity Sunday, 26 May 24 — Isaiah 6.1-8; Psalm 29; Romans 8.12-17; John 3.1-17.(Sermons)

Corpus Christi, Thu 30 May 24 Thursday after Trinity Sunday — Exodus 24.3-8; Psalm 116; 1 Corinthians 10.14-21; Mark 14.12-16, 22-26. (Sermons)

Second Sunday after Pentecost, 2 Jun 24 [9] Week of Sunday, 29 May to 4 June — Genesis 6.9-22, 7.24; Psalm 46; Romans 1.16-17,3.21-31; Matthew 7.15-29,8.14-19 [Deuteronomy 5.12-15; Psalm 81.1-10] (Sermons)

Third Sunday after Pentecost, 9 Jun 24 [10] Week of Sunday, 5 to 11 June — 1 Samuel 8.4-20; 11.14-15; Psalm 138; 2 Corinthians 4.13 - 5.1 (2-5); Mark 3.20-35 [Genesis 3.8-15; Psalm 130] (Sermons)

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, 16 Jun 24 [11] Week of Sunday, 12 to 18 Jun — 1 Samuel 15.34-16.13; Psalm 20; 2 Corinthians 5.6-10 (11-13) 14-17; Mark 4.26-34 [Ezekiel 17.22-24; Psalm 92.1-4, 12-15] (Sermons)

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, 16 Jun 24 [12] Week of Sunday, 19 to 25 Jun — 1 Samuel 17.(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49; Psalm 9.9-20; Job 38.1-11; and Psalm 107.1-3, 23-32;; 2 Corinthians 6.1-13;; Job 38.1-11; and Psalm 107.1-3, 23-32;; 2 Corinthians 6.1-13;; Mark 4.35-41 [1 Samuel 17.57-18.5, 10-16; Psalm 133] (Sermons)

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, 30 Jun 24 [13] Week of Sunday, 26 Jun to 2 Jul — 2 Samuel 1.1, 17-27; Psalm 130; 2 Corinthians 8.(1-6) 7-15; Mark 5.21-43 [Lamentations 3.22-33; Psalm 30] (Sermons)

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost, 7 Jul 24 [14] Week of Sunday, 3 to 9 Jul — 2 Samuel 5.1-5, 9-10; Psalm 48; 2 Corinthians 12.2-10; Mark 6.1-13 [Ezekiel 2.1-5; Psalm 123] (Sermons)

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost, 14 Jul 24 [15] Week of Sunday, 10 to 16 Jul — 2 Samuel 6.1-5, 12b-19; Psalm 24; Ephesians 1.1-14; Mark 6.14-29 [Amos 7.7-15; Psalm 85.8-13] (Sermons)

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost, 21 Jul 24 [16] Week of Sunday, 17 to 23 Jul — 2 Samuel 7.1-14a; Psalm 89.21-38; Ephesians 2.11-22; Mark 6.30-34, 53-56 [Jeremiah 23.1-6; Psalm 23] (Sermons)

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost, 28 Jul 24 [17] Week of Sunday, 24 to 30 Jul — 2 Samuel 11.1-15; Psalm 14; Ephesians 3.14-21; John 6.1-21 [2 Kings 4.42-44; Psalm 145.10-18] (Sermons)

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost, 4 Aug 24 [18] Week of Sunday, 31 Jul to 6 Aug — 2 Samuel 11.26-12.13a; Psalm 51.1-12; Ephesians 4.1-16; John 6.24-35 [Exodus 16.2-4, 9-15; Psalm 78.22-28] (Sermons)

Twelth Sunday after Pentecost, 11 Aug 24 [19] Week of Sunday, 7 to 13 Aug — 2 Samuel 18.5-9, 14, 31-33; Psalm 130; Ephesians 4.(17-24) 25 - 5.2; John 6.35, 41-51 [1 Kings 19.4-8; Psalm 34.1-8] (Sermons)

Mary, Mother of Our Lord, Thu 15 Aug 24 — isaiah 61.1.62.3-; Luke 1.47-55 or Psalm 113.-; Galatians 4.4-7; Luke 2.1-7 (Sermons)

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 18 Aug 24 [20] Week of Sunday, 14 to 20 Aug — 1 Kings 2.10-12; 3.3-14; Psalm 111; Ephesians 5.11-21 (22-31); John 6.51-58 [Proverbs 9.1-6; Psalm 34.9-14] (Sermons)

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 25 Aug 24 [21] Week of Sunday, 21 to 27 Aug — 1 Kings 8.(1, 6, 10-11), 22-30, 41-43; Psalm 84; Ephesians 6.10-20; John 6.56-69 [Joshua 24.1-2a, 14-18; Psalm 34.15-22] (Sermons)

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 1 Sep 24 [22] Week of Sunday, 28 Aug to 3 Sep — Song of Solomon 2.8-13; Psalm 45.1-2, 6-9; James 1.17-27; Mark 7.1-8, 14-23 [Deuteronomy 4.1-2, 6-9; Psalm 15] (Sermons)

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 8 Sep 24 [23] Week of Sunday, 4 Sep to 10 Sep — Proverbs 22.1-2, 8-9, 22-23; Psalm 125; James 2.1-10, (11-13), 14-17; Mark 7.24-37 [Isaiah 35.4-7a; Psalm 146] (Sermons)

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost, 15 Sep 24 [24] Week of Sunday, 11 to 17 Sep — Proverbs 1.20-33; Psalm 19; James 2.18-26; Mark 8.27-38 [Isaiah 50.4-9a; Psalm 116.1-9] (Sermons)

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 22 Sep 24 [25] Week of Sunday, 18 to 24 Sep — Proverbs 31.10-31; Psalm 1; James 3.1-12; Mark 9.30-37 [Jeremiah 11.18-20; Psalm 54] (Sermons)

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost, 29 Sep 24 [26] Week of Sunday, 25 Sep to 1 Oct — Esther 7.1-6, 9-10; or> 9.20-22; and Psalm 124; James 5.12-20; Mark 9.38-50 [Numbers 11.4-6, 10-16, 24-29; Psalm 19.7-14] (Sermons)

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, 6 Oct 24 [27] Week of Sunday, 2 to 8 Oct — Job 1.1; or 2.1-10; and Psalm 26; Hebrews 1.1-4; 2.5-12; Mark 10.2-16 [Genesis 2.18-24; Psalm 8] (Sermons)

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost, 13 Oct 24 [28] Week of Sunday, 9 to 15 Oct — Job 23.1-9, 16-17; Psalm 22.1-15; Hebrews 4.12-16; Mark 10.17-31 [Amos 5.6-7, 10-15; Psalm 90.12-17] (Sermons)

Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost, 20 Oct 24 [29] Week of Sunday, 16 to 22 Oct — Job 38.1-7 (34-41); Psalm 104.1-10, 26; Hebrews 5.1-10; Mark 10.35-45 [Isaiah 53.4-12; Psalm 91.9-16] (Sermons)

Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost, 27 Oct 24 [30] Week of Sunday, 23 to 29 Oct — Job 42.1-6, 10-17; Psalm 34.1-8(19-22); Hebrews 7.21-28; Mark 10.46-52 [Jeremiah 31.7-9; Psalm 126] (Sermons)

All Saints, 3 Nov 24 First Sunday in Nov — Isaiah 25.1-9; Psalm 24; Revelation 21.1-6a; John 11.32-44. (Sermons)

(Omitted this year) [31] Week of Sunday, 30 Oct to 5 Nov — Ruth 1.1-18; Psalm 146; Hebrews 9.11-15; Mark 12.13-17, 28-34 [Deuteronomy 6.1-9; Psalm 43] (Sermons)

Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost, 10 Nov 24 [32] Week of Sunday, 6 to 12 Nov — Ruth 3. 1-5;, 4.13-17; Psalm 127; Hebrews 9. (19-22) 23-28; Mark.12.38-44 [1 Kings 17.8-16; Psalm 146] (Sermons)

Twenty-sixth Sunday after Pentecost, 17 Nov 24 [33] Week of Sunday, 13 to 19 Nov — 1 Samuel 1.4-20; Song of Hannah (APBA, p. 429) Hebrews 10.11-14, (15-18), 19-25; Mark 13.1-11 [Daniel 12.1-3; Psalm 16] (Sermons)

Christ the King / Reign of Christ, 24 Nov 24 [34] Week of Sunday, 20 to 26 Nov — 2 Samuel 23.1-7 and Psalm 132.1-12 (13-18) or Daniel 7.9-10, 13-14 and Psalm 93; Revelation 1.4b-8; John 18.33-37. (Sermons)

Source: A Prayer Book for Australia and the Revised Common Lectionary .