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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
Proper 7 (12) (June 24, 2018)
  • First reading and Psalm
    • 1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49
    • Psalm 9:9-20
    or
    • 1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 18:10-16
    • Psalm 133
  • Alternate First reading and Psalm
    • Job 38:1-11
    • Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32
  • Second reading
    • 2 Corinthians 6:1-13
  • Gospel
    • Mark 4:35-41
Table of Readings for the Current Season
Season after Pentecost (May 27, 2018 - November 25, 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.

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 be paired with a particular OT reading (either semicontinuous or complementary).

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