Weekly Lectionary and Daily Readings for Advent 2013

by Christine Sine

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Advent has begun and I thought that it was a good time to post links to various forms of lectionary readings that you might like to consider throughout Advent, Christmas and the liturgical year.  The readings vary depending on our tradition but all of them are intended to prepare us for the coming of Christ.

If you are confused by the fact that the Sunday lectionary readings that you hear in church seem to be different from those listed below in the daily readings don’t despair.  There are in fact two types of lectionary readings – those that are meant to be used on a daily basis and sometimes called the daily office lectionary.  These vary in format from tradition to tradition, but in the Anglican tradition provide reading from the psalms for morning and evening prayer, as well as daily OT, NT and gospel readings.  This is arranged in a two year cycle beginning on the First Sunday of Advent each year.  I have enjoyed using these readings for the last few years. They link Old Testament and New Testament stories and concepts and have greatly enriched my understanding of how Jesus was inspired by the Torah and other Jewish scriptures.

The lectionary for Sundays is designed for use in public services.  It also begins on the First Sunday of Advent but is arranged in a three year cycle.   Anyhow I thought that you might like to explore a variety of readings, many of which can be subscribed to as email subscriptions…. and of course this is but a small sampling of what is available

Readings from the Book of Common Prayer

Presbyterian USA daily readings

Readings from the Worldwide Chapel of Ease

Northumbria Community Daily Offices

Daily Prayer with the Irish Jesuits

Daily Prayer from the Catholic Church in Australia

Sacredise – Loving God/Loving the World – lectionary readings and reflections from John Van Der Laar in South Africa.

The Voice – Daily Lectionary Readings

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