Heidelberg Catechism Lectionary: Second Year

Advent I

Genesis 12:1-9

The call of Abraham

Advent II

Genesis 15:1-21

The covenant with Abraham

Advent III

Genesis 22:1-19

The trial of Abraham's faith

Advent IV

Genesis 28:1-22

Jacob's dream at Bethel

Christmas Eve

Hebrews 1:1-14

The express image of his person

Christmas Day

Hebrews 2:1-18

Made like his brethren in every respect

Christmas I

Hebrews 3:1-14

Consider Jesus

Christmas II

Mark 1:1-11

The baptism

Epiphany I

Mark 1:12-28

Disciples and teacher

Epiphany II

Mark 2:1-17

I came to call sinners

Epiphany III

Mark 3:13-35

My mother and my brothers

Epiphany IV

Mark 4: 21-41

Parables of the kingdom

Epiphany V

Mark 5:21-43

The daughter of Jairus

Epiphany VI

Mark 6:30-56

Feeding of the five thousand

Epiphany VII

Mark 8:27-9:13

Confession and transfiguration (Septuagesima)

Epiphany VIII

Mark 10:13-31

The first last and the last first (Sexagesima)

Epiphany IX

Mark 10:32-52

His life a ransom for many (Quinquagesima)

Lent I

Hebrews 4:14-5:10

We have a great high priest

Lent II

Hebrews 8:6-13

Mediator of a better covenant

Lent III

Hebrews 9:11-28

Christ once offered to bear sins

Lent IV

Hebrews 10:11-25

One sacrifice for sins forever

Lent V

Hebrews 12:1-13

Looking to Jesus

Lent VI

Hebrews 11:1-11

Triumphant entry

Selections from the last week's teachings may be used at services during Holy Week or at mid-week services during Lent.

Maundy Thursday

Mark 14:12-31

The last supper

Good Friday

Mark 15:16-41

The crucifixion

Easter Sunday

Mark 16:1-20

The resurrection

Easter I

Acts 13:1-5, 42-52

Church in Galatia

Easter II

Acts 16:9-34

Church in Macedonia

Easter III

Acts 17:16-34

Church in Achaia

Easter IV

1 Corinthians 15:1-28

The gospel I preached to you

Easter V

Acts 19:1-20

Church in Asia

Ascension Day

Ephesians 1:3-23

Head over all things

Ascension I

Ephesians 2:1-10

We are his workmanship


Ephesians 2:11-22

A habitation of God through the Spirit

Pentecost I

Ephesians 3:14-4:16

Unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace

Pentecost II

Ephesians 6:10-20

Put on the whole armor of God

Pentecost III

Acts 27:1-26

Paul journeys to Rome

Pentecost IV

Acts 28:11-31

Paul reaches Rome

Pentecost V

1 Corinthians 1:3-17
Heidelberg Catechism 22-25

One holy faith
God in three persons

Pentecost VI

1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Heidelberg Catechism 26-28

The election of God
God the Father

Pentecost VII

Colossians 1:3-14
Heidelberg Catechism 29-34

The kingdom of the Son
The names of Christ

Pentecost VIII

Colossians 1:15-23
Heidelberg Catechism 35-36

Image of the invisible God
The person of Christ

Pentecost IX

Colossians 2:4-23
Heidelberg Catechism 37-44

Sin nailed to the cross
The work of Christ

Pentecost X

Colossians 3:1-17
Heidelberg Catechism 45-52

Raised with Christ
The glory of Christ

Pentecost XI

1 Corinthians 2:1-16
Heidelberg Catechism 53

Ministry of the Spirit
The Holy Spirit

Pentecost XII

1 Corinthians 3:1-11
Heidelberg Catechism 54-56

Fellow workers for God
The Christian Church

Pentecost XIII

1 Corinthians 3:12-4:5
Heidelberg Catechism 57-58

The Lord our Judge
The last things

Pentecost XIV

Judges 2:6-3:6

Apostasy in the promised land

Pentecost XV

Judges 7:1-17

The sword of the Lord and of Gideon

Pentecost XVI

Judges 16:4-27

Samson and Delilah

Pentecost XVII

Ruth 1:1-17

Thy people my people; thy God my God

Pentecost XVIII

2 Corinthians 4:1-15

Treasure in earthen vessels

Pentecost XIX

2 Corinthians 4:16-5:10

Things unseen are eternal

Pentecost XX

2 Corinthians 5:11-6:2

God in Christ reconciling the world

Pentecost XXI*

1 Corinthians 11:23-34

The Lord's Supper

Pentecost XXII

1 Corinthians 12:4-28

Various gifts: one Spirit

Pentecost XXIII

1 Corinthians 12:31b-13:13

Love never ends

Pentecost XXIV

1 Corinthians 15:35-58

Death swallowed up by victory

Pentecost XXV

1 Thessalonians 4:13-38

Concerning those who are asleep

Pentecost XXVI

1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

Keep awake and be sober

Pentecost XXVII

2 Thessalonians 2:1-17

Concerning the coming

Pentecost XXVIII

Malachi 3:6-4:6

I will send Elijah

* Since Easter is a variable date, some selections prior to the XXIst may have to be omitted in such a way that in any year the XXIst will be used on the first Sunday in October with the later lessons following in sequence.