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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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Readings for the Coming Week
Easter Vigil (April 21, 2019)
  • Old Testament Readings and Psalms
    • Genesis 1:1-2:4a and Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26
    • Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13 and Psalm 46
    • Genesis 22:1-18 and Psalm 16
    • Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21 and Exodus 15:1b-13, 17-18
    • Isaiah 55:1-11 and Isaiah 12:2-6
    • Baruch 3:9-15, 3:32-4:4 or Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21; 9:4b-6 and Psalm 19
    • Ezekiel 36:24-28 and Psalm 42, 43
    • Ezekiel 37:1-14 and Psalm 143
    • Zephaniah 3:14-20 and Psalm 98
  • New Testament Reading and Psalm
    • Romans 6:3-11 and Psalm 114
  • Gospel
    • Luke 24:1-12
Resurrection of the Lord (April 21, 2019)
  • First reading
    • Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 65:17-25
  • Psalm
    • Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24
  • Second reading
    • 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 or Acts 10:34-43
  • Gospel
    • John 20:1-18 or Luke 24:1-12
Easter Evening (April 21, 2019)
  • First reading
    • Isaiah 25:6-9
  • Psalm
    • Psalm 114
  • Second reading
    • 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8
  • Gospel
    • Luke 24:13-49
Table of Readings for the Current Season
Easter (April 21, 2019 - June 9, 2019)

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.