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This Revised Common Lectionary website provides iCalendar files of Weekly and Daily readings for your personal calendar. iCalendar is a standard file format that all major calendaring applications support. You will not be able to make any local changes to this calendar, as it is read-only. New liturgical years will automatically appear as they are loaded onto the Lectionary website.

By adding the calendar through your own calendar software, the RCL scripture readings will display weekly or daily, depending upon whether you choose the Weekly or the Daily calendar feed. If you wish, you can click on the scripture readings and be taken to the full scripture texts.

The URL for the Lectionary's Weekly calendar feed is:
iCalendar icon  webcal://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/feeds/lectionary.ics

The URL for the Lectionary's Daily calendar feed is:
iCalendar icon  webcal://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/feeds/lectionary-daily.ics

You will need one or both of these URLs to complete the subscription instructions below. If your calendaring application does not accept this URL, please try replacing webcal:// with http://.

Instructions for the subscription method in major calendaring applications:

  • Microsoft Outlook (2007 and later only. 2003 and back do not support internet calendar subscriptions. There is an open-source addon available to add this functionality; use at your own risk.)
  • Google Calendar (Note: After subscribing, it may take up to 24hrs for the calendar entries to appear on your calendar. This is a limitation on Google's end, not ours.)
  • Apple iCal / Calendar
  • Apple iOS: From your iPad or iPhone, tap the webcal:// link above, and tap Subscribe when prompted. To see your subscription, tap Settings > Accounts and Passwords. It will be listed under Accounts. To subscribe manually, copy the webcal:// link above and tap Settings > Accounts and Passwords > Add Account > Other > Add Subscribed Calendar, and paste the webcal:// link above in the Server box. Note: In previous versions of iOS, "Accounts and Passwords" was titled "Mail, Contacts, Calendars". Please look for "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" in place of "Accounts and Passwords" if you are on iOS 10.x or under.