Want to know when a Particular Bible Passage will be read in the three Year Lectionary Cycle?

This compilation by The Rev. Richard Losch of Livingston, Ala., gives the Sunday readings keyed to Bible verses. If you have a Bible verse and want to know when (or if) it will be used as part of the regular Sunday readings, you can look it up in the table below….

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6 comments on “Want to know when a Particular Bible Passage will be read in the three Year Lectionary Cycle?

  1. Ralph says:

    For it to make sense, the reading for Epiphany 2, Year B should be 1 Cor 6:9-20.

    In context, it gives a list of sinners. Then, it says, “And this, some of you were.” That implies that sinners can change. Even malakoi and arsenokoitai.

    Am I correct that in TEC, one can lengthen an assigned reading?

  2. TomRightmyer says:

    Yes, BCP 888 last rubric: “Any Reading may be lengthened at discretion. Suggested lengthenings are shown in parentheses.” I frequently read more than is required to establsh context and make the whole point of the selected reading.

  3. TomRightmyer says:

    If I remember correctly General Convention 2012 authorized the use with the bishop’s approval of the Prayer Book 1979 lectionary. At Craggy state prison in Asheville, NC, we use lectionary books with the Prayer Book lectionary from Good News for Modern Man.

  4. Teatime2 says:

    My best toy is my tablet, which has become my near constant companion, even at church! I’ve got the new KJV on it and it’s SO handy-dandy for Bible study! I can start at the beginning, touch on a book and instantly get there or I can search for a topic or verse. Pure magic, especially since I can adjust the background, type size, and brightness to suit the room lighting and my wonky eyes.

    If I could find an app for the hymnal, I’d be ecstatic! When you have eye problems, it is really difficult keeping track of the verses in that tiny print!

  5. MargaretG says:

    The interesting question is of course when will it NOT be read. There is some interesting editing in the revised common lectionary.. As NT Wright said:
    [blockquote] … even in the lectionaries there are problems; because at least those that are common today do their own fair share of muzzling, missing out crucial passages in order to keep the readings short, omitting verses that might shock modern Western sensibilities. The Bible is to be the bloodstream of the church’s worship, but at the moment the bloodstream is looking fairly watery
    Wright, NT: ‘How can the Bible be authoritative?’ Evangelica, 1991, 21, 7-32. [/blockquote]

    In a summary article in our church magazine the comment was made:
    [blockquote] However most of the complaints recorded on the Internet have focused on the editors’ reluctance to have us read about sex. For instance, all of chapter 2 of the General Epistle of James is read – with the strange exception of verses 11-13 (which mentions adultery); 1 Corinthians 6: 16 (on prostitution) is skipped when reading verses 13-20, and Paul’s great letter to the Romans is read almost completely – except chapter 1: 24-27 (which mentions homosexuality). Perhaps they felt a twinge of Victorian prudery and decided that congregations were too delicate for such subjects.[/blockquote]

    The article, though it ays nothing new, summarises succinctly the issue of editorial slant embedded in the common lectionary… an issue of no small concern given so many people these days do not seem to read the Bible on their own.

  6. Pb says:

    The present lectionary is why the ESV caused problems. They had never heard certain passages read in church and do not otherwise read the bible.