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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 way to see all of the lections in Bible-book order?
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Is there a way to see all of the lections in Bible-book order?

Yes; simply click on the book icon (Lection Index) found at the top right-hand corner of the page.

The Daily Lectionary includes many more passages, spread over three years of readings. We offer a Biblical book order list for these readings, which can be found here: Daily Readings Citation Index in Canonical Order.

To see the combined list of passages, check the "Scripture Readings in Biblical Order, Appendix B", found on pages 310-352 in Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, Consultation on Common Texts. Fortress Press, 2005.


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Readings for the Coming Week
Fourth Sunday of Easter (April 22, 2018)
  • First reading
    • Acts 4:5-12
  • Psalm
    • Psalm 23
  • Second reading
    • 1 John 3:16-24
  • Gospel
    • John 10:11-18
Table of Readings for the Current Season
Easter (April 1, 2018 - May 20, 2018)

NEW SLIDESHOW FORMATS: We now offer 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.

PDF HALF-PAGE FORMAT: We now offer a 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 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 Special Days 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.