Holy Eucharist, Rite II
Our Old Testament reading concludes the narrative of Kings David and Solomon with a section of the Song of Solomon. This marks the transition to Wisdom literature, which we will follow for the remainder of the lectionary year.
Our Epistle reading moves from Ephesians to the the Epistle of James "to the twelve tribes of the Dispersion" (all Christians).
We return to the Gospel of Mark and Jesus' challenges from the Phariseees.
Readings for Proper 17, Track I, Year B
Song of Solomon 2:8-13
Psalm 45:1-2, 7-10
Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23