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Many modern editions of the Sunday Lectionary to be used at the celebration of the Eucharist are based on a three-year cycle of selected readings. This applies, in the first instance, to readings from the three synoptic Gospels. Each evangelist enjoys the luxury of a year to himself, namely, Matthew during Year A, Mark during Year B and Luke during Year C. The importance of this feature of the Lectionary will be evident from the seminars in which each Gospel is discussed.

The Epistles of Saint Paul are also distributed over a period of three years and this, likewise, offers an unprecedented opportunity to follow the great Pauline themes which have shaped the theology and spiritual life of the Church.

The Gospel of Saint John stands apart and is given pride of place each year during the liturgical seasons of Lent and Easter. The choice of readings from this Gospel is dictated by the baptismal catechesis associated with those seasons since the earliest centuries.

The seminars which follow are based, to a large extent, on this sequence of Lectionary readings in the hope that each year will bring its own special insight into the mystery of Christ in all its fullness.

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Year A

Matthew

Paul

Year B

Mark

Paul

Year C

Luke

Paul

 

John

 

OLD TESTAMENT SEMINARS

NOTE: The following table shows the occurrence of each Liturgical Year until the Holy Year of 2025:

Year A

2014

2017

2020

2023

Year B

2012

2015

2018

2021

2024

Year C

2013

2016

2019

2022

2025

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