Advent Year A (Book of Common Prayer)

Alternate Labels

Key Passages

First Sunday
             First Reading Isaiah 2:1–5
             Second Reading Romans 13:8–14
             Gospel Matthew 24:37–44

Second Sunday

             Psalm Psalm 72 or Psalm 72:1–8
             First Reading Isaiah 11:1–10
             Second Reading Romans 15:4–13
             Gospel Matthew 3:1–12


             Psalm Psalm 146 or Psalm 146:5–10
             First Reading Isaiah 35:1–10
             Second Reading James 5:7–10
             Gospel Matthew 11:2–11


             Psalm Psalm 24 or Psalm 24:1–7
             First Reading Isaiah 7:10–17
             Second Reading Romans 1:1–7
             Gospel Matthew 1:18–25

The Episcopal Church. (2010). Book of Common Prayer (1979) Sunday Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.

Reading List

General Seasonal Resources

  • Cover Page | Good News of Great Joy: Daily Readings for Advent
  • Title page | Celebrating Advent: Family Devotions and Activities for the Christmas Season
  • Advent | The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
  • Advent | A Dictionary of Biblical Tradition in English Literature
  • Page 682 | Dictionary of the Bible
  • Advent | Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (Eleventh Edition)
  • Advent | Concise Oxford English Dictionary
  • Page 3 | The Birth of the Messiah: A Commentary on the Infancy Narratives in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke

First Sunday of Advent

Second Sunday of Advent

Third Sunday of Advent

Fourth Sunday of Advent

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