Readings for this Sunday
Sunday's services include readings from the scripture. Christ Church follows the Revised Common Lectionary.
The Revised Common Lectionary is a three-year cycle of weekly readings used by the vast majority of mainline Protestant churches in Canada and the United States. The RCL is built around the seasons of the Church Year, and includes four readings for each Sunday, as well as additional readings for major feast days. During most of the year, the readings are: a reading from the Old Testament, a Psalm, a reading from the Epistles, and a Gospel reading. During the season of Easter, the Old Testament selection is usually replaced with one from the Acts of the Apostles. The Old Testament verses are sometimes chosen from the Apocrypha.
The seasons of the Church Year reflect the life of Christ. Consequently, the gospels provide the focus for that day, although this is not always the case. In Ordinary Time, the Revised Common Lectionary offers two sets of readings for the lessons from the Old Testament.
The gospel readings for each year come from one of the synoptic gospels according to the following pattern:
Year A - Matthew
Year B - Mark
Year C - Luke
To view the readings for Sunday or any day of the week go to the Lectionary Page on line and choose the day or the month you are interested in. If you're curious about how to pronounce some of the biblical names and places you have come across, or you're a lector or intercessor and need to know how, just click here. Pronunciation Guide