Calendar and readings for Sundays and Holy Days — Year A — 2022-23 (Matthew)

St Matthew the Evangelist

To learn about the lectionary and how the readings are organised, please go to the introduction.

You can see all the sermons for Year A here.


ADVENT

First Sunday of Advent — 27 Nov 22: Isaiah 2.1-5; Psalm 122; Romans 13.9-14; Matthew 24.36-44.

Second Sunday of Advent — 4 Dec 22: Isaiah 11.1-10; Psalm 72.1-7, 18-21; Romans 15.4-13; Matthew 3.1-12.

Third Sunday of Advent — 11 Dec 22: Isaiah 35.1-10; Song of Mary (APBA, p. 31) or Psalm 146; James 5.7-10; Matthew 11.2-11.

Fourth Sunday of Advent — 8 Dec 22: Isaiah 7.10-16; Psalm 80.1-7, 17-19; Romans 1.1-7; Matthew 1:18-25.

CHRISTMAS

Christmas Eve — Saturday; 24 Dec 22: Isaiah 9.2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2.11-14; Luke 2.1-14 (15-20).

Christmas Day — Sunday; 25 Dec 22: Isaiah 52.7-10; Psalm 98; Hebrews 1.1-4(5-12); John 1.1-14.

First Sunday after Christmas — 1 Jan 23: Isaiah 63.7-9; Psalm 148; Hebrews 2.10-18; Matthew 2.13-23.

EPIPHANY

The Epiphany of Our Lord — 8 Jan 23: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12.

Baptism of the Lord — (First Sunday after the Epiphany) — 15 Jan 23: Isaiah 42.1-9; Psalm 29; Acts 10.34-43; Matthew 3.13-17.

Second Sunday after the Epiphany — 22 Jan 23: Isaiah 49.1-7; Psalm 40.1-11; 1 Corinthians 1.1-9; John 1.29-42.

Third Sunday after the Epiphany — 29 Jan 23: Isaiah 9.1-4; Psalm 27.1-10; 1 Corinthians 1.10-18; Matthew 4.12-23.

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple (Candlemas) — Thursday 2 Feb 22: Malachi 3.1-4; Psalm 24 or Psalm 84; Hebrews 2.14-18; Luke 2.22-40

Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany — 5 Feb 23: Micah 6.1-8; Psalm 15; 1 Corinthians 1.18-31; Matthew 5.1-12.

Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany — 12 Feb 23: Isaiah 58.1-9a (9b-12); Psalm 112:1-9 (10); 1 Corinthians 2.1-12 (13-16); Matthew 5.13-20.

Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany — Deuteronomy 30.15-20; Psalm 119.1-8; 1 Corinthians 3.1-9; Matthew 5.21-37.

Last Sunday after the Epiphany / Transfiguration — 19 Feb 23: Exodus 24.12-18; Psalm 2; 2 Peter 1.16-21; Matthew 17.1-9.

LENT

Ash Wednesday — 22 Feb 23: 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, 16-21.

First Sunday in Lent — 26 Feb 23: Genesis 2.15-17; 3.1-7; Psalm 32; Romans 5.12-19; Matthew 4.1-11.

Second Sunday in Lent — 5 Mar 23: Genesis 12.1-4a; Psalm 121; Romans 4.1-5, 13-17; John 3.1-17 or Matthew 17.1-9.

Third Sunday in Lent — 12 Mar 23: Exodus 17.1-7; Psalm 95; Romans 5.1-11; John 4.5-42.

Fourth Sunday in Lent — 19 Mar 23: 1 Samuel 16.1-13; Psalm 23; Ephesians 5.8-14; John 9.1-41.

Fifth Sunday in Lent — 26 Mar 23: Ezekiel 37.1-14; Psalm 130; Romans 8.6-11; John 11.1-45.

Palm Sunday of the Lord's Passion — 2 Apr 23: Liturgy of the Palms; Matthew:21:1-11; Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29; Liturgy of the Passion; Isaiah 50:4-9a; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 26:1-27:6 or Matthew 27:11-54.

Maundy Thursday — 6 Apr 23: 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.

Good Friday — 7 Apr 23: Isaiah 52:13-53:12; Psalm 22; 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 or Hebrews 10:16-25; John 18:1-19:42.

EASTER

Easter Day — 9 Apr 23: Acts 10.34-43 or Jeremiah 31.1-6; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 or Hymn to the Risen Christ; Colossians 3.1-4; Matthew 28.1-10.

Second Sunday of Easter — 16 Apr 23: Acts 2.14a,22-32; Psalm 16; 1 Peter 1:1-12; John 20.19-31.

Third Sunday of Easter — 23 Apr 23: Acts 2:14a,36-41; Psalm 116.1-4,11-18; 1 Peter 1.13-25; Matthew 28.8-15a or Luke 24.13-35.

St Philip and St James — 30 April 23: Isaiah 30:18-21; Psalm 19:1-6; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; John 14:6-14.

Fifth Sunday of Easter — 7 May 23: Acts 7.55-60; Psalm 31.1-5, 17-18; 1 Peter 2.11-25; John 14:1-14.

Sixth Sunday of Easter — 14 May 23: Acts 17.22-31; Psalm 66.7-19; 1 Peter 3.8-22; John 14.15-21.

Ascension of the Lord — Thursday; 18 May 23: Acts 1.1-11; Psalm 47; Ephesians 1.15-23; Matthew 28.16-20.

Seventh Sunday of Easter — 21 May 23: Acts 1.6-14; Psalm 68.1-10,32-35; 1 Peter 5; John 17.1-11.

PENTECOST

Day of Pentecost — 28 May 23: Acts 2.1-21 or Numbers 11.24-30; Psalm 104.26-36; 1 Corinthians 12.1-13 or Acts 2.1-21; John 20.19-23 or John 7.37-52.

Trinity Sunday — 4 Jun 23: Exodus 34.1-8; Song of the Three Young Men APBA p. 399; 2 Corinthians 13.11-13; Matthew 28.16-20.

Thanksgiving for the Holy Communion (Corpus Christi) — 11 Jun 23: Exodus 24.3-8; Psalm 116; 1 Corinthians 10.14-21; Mark 14.12-16, 22-26.

Third Sunday after Pentecost — 25 Jun 23: Genesis 21.8-21; Psalm 86.1-10,16-17 [or] Jeremiah 20.7-13 and Psalm 69.7-19; Romans 6.1-11; Matthew 10.29-39.

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost — 2 Jul 23: Genesis 22.1-14 and Psalm 13 [or] Jeremiah 28.5-9 and Psalm 89.1-4,15-18; Romans 6.12-23; Matthew 10.40-42.

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost — 9 Jul 23: Genesis 24.34-38, 42-49, 58-67 and Psalm 45.10-17 [or] Zechariah 9.9-12 and Psalm 145.8-14; Romans7.14-25; Mathhew 11.15-19, 25-30.

Sixth Sunday after Pentecost — 16 Jul 23: Genesis 25.19-34 and Psalm 119.105-112 [or] Isaiah 55.10-13 and Psalm 65.(1-8) 9-13; Romans 8.1-11; Matthew 13.1-9, 18-23.

Seventh Sunday after Pentecost — 23 Jul 23: Genesis 28.10-19a and Psalm 139.1-11, 23-24 [or] Isaiah 44.6-8 and Psalm 86.11-17; Romans 8.12-25; Matthew 13.24-30, 36-43.

Eighth Sunday after Pentecost — 30 Jul 23: Genesis 29.15-28 and Psalm 105.1-11 or 128 [or] 1 Kings 3.5-12 and Psalm 119.129-136; Romans 8.26-39; Matthew 13.44-58.

Ninth Sunday after Pentecost — 6 Aug 23: Genesis 32.22-31 and Psalm 145.8-9, 14-21 [or] Isaiah 55.1-5 and Psalm 145.8-9, 14-21; Romans 9.1-8 (9-16); Matthew 14.13-21.

Tenth Sunday after Pentecost — 13 Aug 23: Genesis 37.1-4, 12-28 and Psalm 105.1-6, 16-22 [or] 1 Kings 19.9-18 and Psalm 85.8-13; Romans 10.4-15; Matthew 14.22-36.

Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost — 20 Aug 23: Genesis 45.1-15 and Psalm 133 [or] Isaiah 56.1, 6-8 and Psalm 67; Romans 11.13-32 (33-36); Matthew 15. (10-20) 21-28.

Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost — 27 Aug 23: Exodus 1.8-2.10 and Psalm 124 [or] Isaiah 51.1-6 and Psalm 138; Romans 12.1-8; Matthew 16.13-20.

Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost — 3 Sep 23: Exodus 3.1-15 and Psalm 105.1-6, 23-26 [or] Jeremiah 15.15-21 and Psalm 26.1-8; Romans 12.9-21; Matthew 16.21-28.

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost — 10 Sep 23: Exodus 33.7-11 and Psalm 149 [or] Ezekiel 33.7-11 and Psalm 119.33-40; Romans 13.1-10; Matthew 18.10-20.

Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost — 17 Sep 23: Exodus 14.19-31 and Psalm 114 or Exodus 15.1-13, 17-18 (as the psalm) [or] Genesis 50.15-21 and Psalm 103.(1-7) 8-13; Romans 14.1-14; Matthew 18.21-35.

Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost — 24 Sep 23: Exodus 16.2-15 and Psalm 105.1-6, 37-45 [or] Jonah 3.10-4.11 and Psalm 145.1-8; Philippians 1 or 1.21-30; Matthew 20.1-16.

Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost — 1 Oct 23: Exodus 17.1-7 and Psalm 78.1-4,11-16 [or] Ezekiel 18.1-4,25-32 and Psalm 25:1-9; Philippians 2.1-13; Matthew 21.23-32.

Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost — 8 Oct 23: Exodus 20.1-4, 7-9, 12-20 and Psalm 19 [or] Isaiah 5.1-7 and Psalm 80.7-15; Philippians 3.4b-14; Matthew 21.33-46.

Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost — 15 Oct 23: Exodus 32.1-14 and Psalm 106.1-6, 20-24 [or] Isaiah 25.1-9 and Psalm 23; Philippians 4 or Philippians 4.1-9; Matthew 22.1-14.

Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost — 22 Oct 23: Exodus 33.12-23 and Psalm 99 [or] Isaiah 45.1-7 and Psalm 96.1-9 (10-13); 1 Thessalonians 1.1-10; Matthew 22.15-33.

Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost; — 29 Oct 23: Deuteronomy 34.1-12 and Psalm 90.1-6,13-17 [or] Leviticus 19.1-2, 15-18 and Psalm 1; 1 Thessalonians 2.1-13; Matthew 22.34-46.

All Saints — 5 Nov 23: Revelation 7.9-17; Psalm 34.1-10, 22; 1 John 3.1-3; Matthew 5.1-12.

Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost — 12 Nov 23: Joshua 23.1-3a, 14-25 and Psalm 78.1-7 [or] Amos 5.18-24 and Psalm 70; 1 Thessalonians 4.9-18; Matthew 25.1-13.

Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost — 19 Nov 23: Judges 4.1-10 and Psalm 123 [or] Zephaniah 1.7, 12-18 and Psalm 90.1-8 (9-11) 12; 1 Thessalonians 5.1-11; Matthew 25.14-13.

Christ the King — 26 Nov 23: Ezekiel 34.11-16, 20-24 and Psalm 100 or Psalm 95.1-7; Ephesians 1.15-23; Matthew 25.31-46.


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

St Philip's Anglican Church
Diocese of Canberrra & Goulburn, Australia.