Lectionary Readings For The Easter Vigil

Themes: Christian Year, Easter, Scholar

These are suggested readings for Years A, B, C from the Revised Common Lectionary.


Old Testament Readings                                                                   Psalm or Canticle

Genesis 1:1–2:2, the account of creation                                                   Psalm 33

Genesis 7:1–5, 11–18; 8:6–18, 9:8–13, the covenant                                Psalm 46

between God and the earth

Genesis 22:1–18, Abraham’s obedience on Mt. Moriah                             Psalm 16

Exodus 14:10–15:1, Israel’s deliverance from Pharaoh                 Exodus 15:1–6, 11–13, 17–18

Isaiah 54:5–14, the covenant of peace                                                       Psalm 30

Isaiah 55:1–11, salvation is offered to all                                                  Isaiah 12:2–6

Baruch 3:9–15, 3:32–4:4, God’s wisdom                                                    Psalm 19

Ezekiel 36:24–28, a new heart and a new Spirit                                         Psalm 42

Ezekiel 37:1–14, dry bones come to life                                                     Psalm 143

Zephaniah 3:14–20, the salvation of the Lord                                            Psalm 98


Romans 6:3–11, dying and rising with Christ                                              Psalm 114

Matthew 28:1–10 (A), Mark 16:1–8 (B), Luke 24:1–12 (C), the resurrection of Jesus

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