April Readings

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Sunday, April 3

Fifth Sunday in Lent

Readings and Psalm

  • Isaiah 43:16-21
    The Lord gives water in the wilderness to the chosen people
  • Psalm 126
    Those who sowed with tears will reap with songs of joy. (Ps. 126:5)
  • Philippians 3:4b-14
    To know Christ and his resurrection, to share in his sufferings
  • John 12:1-8
    Mary anoints Jesus for his burial

Sunday, April 10

Sunday of the Passion / Palm Sunday

Procession with Palms

  • Luke 19:28-40
    Entrance into the final days

Readings and Psalm

  • Isaiah 50:4-9a
    The servant of the Lord submits to suffering
  • Psalm 31:9-16
    Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit. (Ps. 31:5)
  • Philippians 2:5-11
    Humbled to the point of death on a cross
  • Luke 22:14–23:56
    The passion of the Lord
  • Luke 23:1-49 (alternate)
    The passion of the Lord

Sunday, April 15

Good Friday

Readings and Psalm

  • Isaiah 52:13–53:12
    The suffering servant
  • Psalm 22
    My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? (Ps. 22:1)
  • Hebrews 10:16-25
    The way to God is opened by Jesus’ death
  • Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 (alternate)
    Jesus is our merciful high priest
  • John 18:1–19:42
    The passion and death of Christ

Sunday, April 17

Resurrection of Our Lord: Easter Day

Readings and Psalm

  • Acts 10:34-43
    God raised Jesus on the third day
  • Isaiah 65:17-25 (alternate)
    New heavens and a new earth
  • Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
    This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Ps. 118:24)
  • 1 Corinthians 15:19-26
    Christ raised from the dead, the first fruits
  • Acts 10:34-43 (alternate)
    God raised Jesus on the third day
  • Luke 24:1-12
    The women proclaim the resurrection
  • John 20:1-18 (alternate)
    Seeing the risen Christ

Sunday, April 24

Second Sunday of Easter

Readings and Psalms

  • Acts 5:27-32
    The God of our ancestors raised up Jesus
  • Psalm 118:14-29
    You are my God, and I will exalt you. (Ps. 118:28)
  • Psalm 150 (alternate)
    Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. (Ps. 150:6)
  • Revelation 1:4-8
    Jesus Christ, the firstborn of the dead, is coming
  • John 20:19-31
    Beholding the wounds of the risen Christ

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