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What is the Consultation on Common Texts?

What is the Consultation on Common Texts?

"The Consultation on Common Texts (CCT) originated in the mid-1960s as a forum for consultation on worship renewal among many of the major Christian churches in the United States and Canada." The group's efforts continue to this date, having produced the Revised Common Lectionary and the Revised Common Lectionary Prayers, among other resources. (from Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, 2005, pg. 5)

The CCT website can be found http://www.commontexts.org/ here.

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Readings for the Coming Week
Third Sunday after the Epiphany (January 21, 2018)
  • First reading
    • Jonah 3:1-5, 10
  • Psalm
    • Psalm 62:5-12
  • Second reading
    • 1 Corinthians 7:29-31
  • Gospel
    • Mark 1:14-20
Table of Readings for the Current Season
Epiphany (January 6, 2018 - February 11, 2018)

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.