The Revised Common Lectionary is a selection of readings from the Bible for use in Protestant Christian Worship, making provision for the liturgical year with its pattern of observances of festivals and seasons. Readings are prescribed for each Sunday: a passage typically from the Old Testament or the Acts of the Apostles; a passage from one of the Psalms; another from either the Epistles or the Book of Revelation; and finally a passage from one of the four Gospels.
It runs in three-year cycles. The gospel readings in the first year (Year A) are taken from the Gospel of Matthew, those in the second year (or Year B) from the Gospel of Mark, and in the third year (or Year C) from the Gospel of Luke. Portions of the Gospel of John are read throughout Eastertide, and are also used for other liturgical seasons including Advent, Christmastide, and Lent, where appropriate.
- Year A begins on the first Sunday of Advent in 2013, 2016, 2019, etc.
- Year B begins on the first Sunday of Advent in 2014, 2017, 2020, etc.
- Year C begins on the first Sunday of Advent in 2015, 2018, 2021, etc.
Here is a link to this year’s cycle: UMC Lectionary Calendar