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For each week, the RCL website has added scriptural reflections based on a featured art image, as well as RCL prayers for worship.
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Are you planning any non-English language versions of the Lectionary?

Are you planning any non-English language versions of the Lectionary?

Not at this time. Our partial solution is to offer a link within the RCL site on the scripture texts pages that jumps to BibleGateway.com, placing the scripture texts automatically within a search box. From there, users can choose which version they wish to consult, including many non-English versions.

There is a Spanish language version of the lections only, available http://www.commontexts.org/publications/PDF/leccionario_comun_revisado.pdf here.

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Readings for the Coming Week
Trinity Sunday (May 31, 2015)
  • First reading and Psalm
    • Isaiah 6:1-8
    • Psalm 29
  • Second reading
    • Romans 8:12-17
  • Gospel
    • John 3:1-17
Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth (May 31, 2015)
  • First reading and Psalm
    • 1 Samuel 2:1-10
    • Psalm 113
  • Second reading
    • Romans 12:9-16b
  • Gospel
    • Luke 1:39-57
Table of Readings for the Current Season
Season after Pentecost (May 31, 2015 - November 26, 2015)

DAILY LECTIONARY READINGS FOR YEAR B NOW AVAILABLE VIA LINK-OUT: Daily readings expand the range of biblical reading in worship and personal devotion by providing daily citations for the full three-year cycle of the Revised Common Lectionary. These readings complement the Sunday and festival readings: Thursday through Saturday readings help prepare the reader for the Sunday ahead; Monday through Wednesday readings help the reader reflect on and digest what they heard in worship. You can also find the readings by looking for the "DAILY" link on the Sunday and festival scripture text pages; it is in the box on the right hand side of the screen.

ALL THREE YEARS OF RCL PDFS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PRINTING: Please offer feedback as we refine this resource.

CALENDARS: We offer a calendar feature for Google Calendar, iCal, and Outlook. Just click on the "calendar" icon in the top right corner of any page.

During the Season after Pentecost, the Revised Common Lectionary offers two sets of parallel readings. The first set of "semicontinuous" OT readings follows major stories/themes, beginning in Year A with Genesis and ending in Year C with the later prophets. "Complementary" OT readings follow the historical tradition of thematically pairing the OT reading with the Gospel reading. Whichever approach is chosen at the beginning of Pentecost, the intent is for the remaining Season after Pentecost readings to follow the same approach. In addition, both sets of readings sometimes offer alternate options (indicated by italics): readings that may be used with, or in place of, the standard reading. Finally, note that the psalms for each Sunday after Pentecost are intended to paired with a particular OT reading (either semicontinuous or complementary).

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