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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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Is there a printable Lectionary?

Is there a printable Lectionary?

You can easily print each "season" (there are seven for each year and are listed in the left column,) using the "printer" icon at the top right hand corner of the page. If you would like a Lectionary without any calendar dates, you can export the files as an Excel document and remove the calendar date field and then print as desired. Another alternative is to purchase a copy of the Lectionary, available in religious bookstores or on Amazon.

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Readings for the Coming Week
Proper 25 (30) (October 26, 2014)
  • First reading and Psalm
    • Deuteronomy 34:1-12
    • Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17
  • Alternate First reading and Psalm
    • Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18
    • Psalm 1
  • Second reading
    • 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
  • Gospel
    • Matthew 22:34-46
Table of Readings for the Current Season
Season after Pentecost (June 15, 2014 - November 27, 2014)

HYMN SUGGESTIONS are now available! On each scripture page, on the right-hand side, mid-page, in the box with "Art, Prayer, etc.", click on the "Hymns" link. These hymns are provided via Hymnary.org, a project supported by the Calvin Institute for Christian Worship, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and affiliated organizations. The hymns are drawn from a wide range of Christian denominations and have been selected by scholars in the discipline.

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

CALENDARS: We now have a calendar feature for Google Calendar, iCal, and Outlook! Just click on the "calendar" icon in the top right corner of the 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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