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The Incredulity of Thomas / Duccio, di Buoninsegna, d. 1319 / 1308-1311 (Click the picture for more information)
ART and PRAYER
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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Because of copyright issues paired with limited stafftime, we are unable to offer commentary at this time. We do offer commentary of a kind; the Lectionary artworks sometimes have a small reflection written about the art as it relates to a particular Lectionary scripture. For instance, see Year B Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany: http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=54132


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Readings for the Coming Week
Seventh Sunday of Easter (May 28, 2017)
  • First reading
    • Acts 1:6-14
  • Psalm
    • Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35
  • Second reading
    • 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11
  • Gospel
    • John 17:1-11
Table of Readings for the Current Season
Easter (April 16, 2017 - June 4, 2017)

NEW SLIDESHOW FORMATS: Beginning with Advent, we are offering new slideshow files containing selected texts from each of the Sunday Lectionary readings along with reflective images. Each is available in PowerPoint and PDF format. Since the images have copyright release for non-commercial use, the slideshows may be freely used in worship and educational settings. We are interested in your feedback; please contact us with your questions or comments.

NEW PDF HALF-PAGE FORMAT: We have added a new format that arranges the biblical texts as a half-page bulletin insert/handout. Please offer feedback, as we continue to develop these tools.

DAILY LECTIONARY READINGS 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.

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.

Comments: Please send your comments and questions about the website and its offerings to the Vanderbilt Divinity Library staff.