The Lectionary Page

 

 

 

 

Welcome to

The Lectionary Page www.lectionarypage.net


A Liturgical Calendar for Upcoming Weeks

With Links to the Lessons
for Sundays and Major Holy Days
From the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL)
(as adapted for use in Episcopal worship)

 

| September | October
|November | December | January
|

Looking for the lesser
commemorations? Index
to Lesser Feasts and Fasts and New Commemorations

 

Planning further ahead? Use the 2016
Liturgical Calendar
or the 2017 Liturgical Calendar.

Go to the Reverse
Lectionary.

NEW Resource: RCL Daily Readings.

What are Track
1 and Track 2
?


 

  September 2016

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1
2
3
5
Labor Day
6
7
8
9
10
11
Seventeenth Sunday
after Pentecost
Proper 19
12
13
14
Holy
Cross Day
15
16
17
18
Eighteenth Sunday after
Pentecost
Proper 20
19
20
21
St Matthew,
Evangelist
22
23 24
25
Nineteenth Sunday
after Pentecost
Proper 21
26
27 28
29
St Michael and All
Angels
30

 October 2016

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

1
2
Twentieth Sunday after
Pentecost
Proper 22
3
4
5
6
7 8
9
Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 23
10 11
12 13
14
15
16
Twenty Second Sunday
after Pentecost
Proper 24
17
18
St Luke, Evangelist
19
20
21 22
23
Twenty Third Sunday
after Pentecost
Proper 25
24
St James of
Jerusalem
(Transferred)
25 26 27
28
St
Simon & St Jude, Apostles
29
30
Twenty Fourth Sunday
after Pentecost
Proper 26
31
Vigil of All Saints
(White for vigil)

November 2016

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

  Note:
If All Saints’ Day is additionally observed on Sunday, use white
1
All
Saints’ Day
2
3
4 5
6
All Saints’ (see Nov 1, white)
or
Twenty Fifth
Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 27
7
8 9
10
11
12
13
Twenty Sixth Sunday after Pentecost
Proper 28
14 15
16
17
18
19
20
Last Sunday
after Pentecost:
Christ the King
21
22
23
25
26
27
First Sunday of
Advent

28
29 30
St Andrew, Apostle
   

December 2016

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

         1
2
3
4
Second Sunday of
Advent
5
6
7
8
9 10
11
Third Sunday of
Advent
12
13 14 15
16 17
18
Fourth Sunday of
Advent
19
20 21
St Thomas, Apostle
22 23 24
Christmas Eve
25
Christmas Day
Christmas
I

Christmas
II

Christmas III
26
St Stephen, Deacon
and Martyr
27
St John, Apostle and
Evangelist
28
Holy Innocents
29
30
31

January 2017

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

 1
The Holy Name
2
3 4
5
6
The Epiphany
7
8

First Sunday after the Epiphany
The Baptism of Our Lord
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
Second Sunday after the Epiphany
16
17
18
Confession of St Peter, Apostle
19
20
21
22
Third Sunday after the Epiphany
23
24
25
Conversion of St Paul, Apostle
26
27
28
29
Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany
30
 31

 


 


What are “Track 1” and “Track
2”?
During
the long green season after Pentecost, there are two tracks (or
strands) each week for Old Testament readings. Within each
track, there is a Psalm chosen to accompany the particular
lesson.
The
Revised Common Lectionary allows us to make use of either of
these tracks, but once a
track has been selected, it should be followed through to
the end of the Pentecost season, rather than jumping back
and forth between the two strands
.
The
first track of Old Testament readings (“Track 1”) follows
major stories and themes, read mostly continuously from week
to week. In Year A we begin with Genesis, in Year B we hear
some of the great monarchy narratives, and in Year C we read
from the later prophets.
A
second track of readings (“Track 2”) follows the Roman
Catholic tradition of thematically pairing the Old Testament
reading with the Gospel reading, often typologically—a sort of
foretelling of Jesus Christ’s life and ministry, if you will.
This second track is almost identical to our previous Book of
Common Prayer lectionary.
Within
each track there may be additional readings, complementary to
the standard reading; these may be used with the standard
reading, or in place of it.

(credit
to
The Rev Dr. J. Barrington Bates)


A
Note about Weekday Observances

In
2006, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church gave
final approval to the observances of saints and martyrs found
in Lesser Feasts and Fasts, 2006.

The
General Convention of 2009 gave approval for trial use of Holy
Women, Holy Men
, intended as a replacement for Lesser
Feasts and Fasts
. It was expected that the General
Convention of 2012 would either give Holy Women, Holy Men
final approval or reject it. However, because a consensus
opinion about Holy Women, Holy Men had not emerged,
the Convention extended the trial period to 2015 and directed
the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music to continue
revising Holy Women, Holy Men.

The
General Convention of 2015 gave initial approval to a new
document
called
A Great Cloud of Witnesses,
replacing
Holy Women, Holy Men.
In the new document, the Standing Commission on Liturgy and
Music presented seven criteria for adding commemorations to
the calendar and recommended sixteen deletions from the
calendar of Holy Women,
Holy Men
because those persons did not meet all of
the seven criteria. The General Convention approved the
criteria but not the deletions!

Lesser
Feasts and Fasts, 2006
remains the last calendar of
saints to be given final approval. Because of the general
level of confusion about the lesser commemorations and the
lack of agreement about what should be included, and because
the
Standing
Commission on Liturgy and Music envisions these commemorations
as local observances in communities where the person being
commemorated is already venerated and remembered, from January
2016 onward, the lesser commemorations will not be included on
the main calendar.

You
may access them by date through the Index
to Lesser Feasts and Fasts and Newer Commemorations
.

An alphabetical index is also available: Lesser Feasts and Fasts and Newer Commemorations, Alphabetical


The lessons appointed for the following
special services are now available:

Marriages
Burials
Dedication of a Church
Advent
Lessons and Carols

Christmas
Lessons and Carols

Nine
Lessons and Carols for Christmas Eve (King’s College)
The
Passion Gospels Formatted for Dramatic Reading

Those seeking lessons not on the current calendar may consult the

Comprehensive Index
to Texts: Years A, B, and C, and Holy Days

Looking back? Use the Calendars for 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

For communities continuing to use the older BCP lectionary:

General Index to the 1979
BCP Lection Texts


This site was created to support all those who need access to the
lesson texts of the Episcopal (TEC) Eucharistic Lectionary.

The Sunday Lectionary is a three year cyclical lectionary. We are
currently in Year C. The year which will begin with Advent in 2016
will be Year A. The year which ended at Advent 2015 was Year B.

The Bible translation used is The New Revised Standard Version,
copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National
Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, and used by permission.

The collects and the Psalms are from the Book of Common Prayer. The
collects use the contemporary wording.

The liturgical color appropriate for the day is indicated, when the
color is green, red or purple, by the color of the numeral against a
light grey background. When the liturgical color is white, the numeral
is black against a white background.

On weekdays, other than major Holy Days, the color indicated is the
color appropriate to the season. When celebrating the feast of a
martyred saint, scarlet is also appropriate.

I am always interested in ways to make this site more useful to you.
Your feedback is
appreciated. And, please, let me know as soon as possible if you catch
an error in this material.



Liturgical
Calendar available for iCal, Google Calendar, etc


A number of people have asked for a liturgical calendar
formatted for iCal, Google Calendar, or any other program that
uses the iCalendar format. I have prepared such a calendar,
accurate through 2017. You can subscribe to it, through your
calendar program, using this url:

http://www.lectionarypage.net/Resources/LiturgicalCalendar.ics

 

Alternatively, using the same url, you may download the calendar
file by pasting the url in the destination window of your web
browser and hitting the Go button. For most browsers, on most
computers, this will result in that file being downloaded and stored
in your downloads folder. You can then import it into your calendar
program. What is the difference? You cannot alter a calendar to
which you are subscribed, but you can alter a calendar imported from
a file on your computer. The downside, if there is one, is that
corrections made to the original file (that is, my file) will not be
replicated on your computer. Your choice.

Inasmuch as this is something very new, there is a strong
likelihood that the calendar contains an error, or the file is
flawed in some other way. Please let me know as soon as possible
about errors, omissions, or anything else that lessens the usability
of this calendar.

 

 


Other Helpful Resources

 

Newly available: The Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings are now available online at DailyLectio.net. This three year cycle of daily scripture readings follows and augments the RCL Sunday lections. The readings for Thursday through Saturday prepare for the Sunday lessons, while the Monday through Wednesday readings reflect on the Sunday lessons. (To be clear: these are not the Daily Office readings from the Book of Common Prayer.)

A wonderful lectionary-based collection of commentaries, exegesis,
articles, art and music suggestions can be found at Textweek.

Sometimes the question is not what we read on a given date, but “When
do we read a certain lesson?” The Reverse
Lectionary
can answer that question.

I am often asked where one can find the Daily
Lectionary
(a two year cycle) online.

A number of pronunciation guides are available online. The
Bible Workshop
offers phonetic spelling as well as audible
guidance.

The Sunday lectionary in Spanish can be found at St
Mark’s Press Leccionario Domenical
.

The Book of
Common Prayer,
in both the current and the historical versions,
can be found online.

Looking for more information about the saints? James
Kiefer’s hagiographs
are a good starting point.

Want to read the lessons in other translations? Bible
Study Tools
offers access to the King James, New King James,
Revised Standard, New Revised Standard, New American Standard, New
International and many other versions in various languages.

For those interested in chanting of Gospels, the Rev. William G.
Gartig of Cincinnati has posted sheet music (in Gregorian, square note
notation) of settings he has done using Gospel Tone I at his web site:
www.nku.edu/~gartigw.

 


 

 

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Last updated on October 1, 2016