Thursday, May 29, 2014
Summer Project: highlighting the revised common lectionary, part I
Then I will make a note of what passages DO NOT appear in the lectionary.
What might we be missing?
By way of a basic primer, the revised common lectionary appears in a 3 year cycle. Year A (which is what we are currently in) has passages mostly from Matthew's Gospel. Year B has passages mostly from Mark's Gospel. Year C has passages from Luke's Gospel. Readings from John's Gospel appear during the season of Easter and at other random times throughout the three year cycle.
There is another lectionary that is gaining some traction among clergy-types, it is called the Narrative Lectionary. It comes out of Luther Seminary, and is intended to boost biblical literacy and tell more of the biblical story. There are advantages and disadvantages to both lectionaries. Perhaps I will explore the narrative lectionary at another date.