The Revised Common Lectionary
This Daily Lectionary is a partner with the Revised Common Lectionary, which provides a three-year plan for Sunday readings and festivals throughout the church year. The Daily Lectionary provides a psalm and two scripture reading for each day between Sundays. These lectionaries are the work of The Consultation on Common Texts, an ecumenical consultation of liturgical scholars and denominational representatives from the United States and Canada who produce liturgical texts for use in common by North American Christian Churches. Read more about the Revised Common Lectionary on the ELCA Worship site.
The foundational premise of this set of daily readings is their relationship to the Sunday lectionary. The readings are chosen so that the days leading up to Sunday (Thursday through Saturday) prepare for the Sunday readings. The days flowing out from Sunday (Monday through Wednesday) reflect upon the Sunday readings. No additional readings are assigned for Sundays and festivals; readings for those days are found in the Lectionary: Sundays and Festivals pages and in the Propers section of Evangelical Lutheran Worship (pp. 18-63). From the body of daily readings for each week, selections may be made for the local context. The complete Daily Lectionary is on pages 1121- 1153 in Evangelical Lutheran Worship.
Please note that dates for the Year Cycles are available approximately 9 months
before first date of the new cycle.
Year A 2013-2014 (coming August 2013)
Year A focuses on the gospel of Matthew. The semicontinuous Old Testament readings focus on major Genesis narratives, the covenant with Moses, and the establishment of Israel in the promised land. The second, New Testament, readings are from Romans, Philippians, and 1 Thessalonians.
Year B focuses on the gospel of Mark with more selections from the gospel of John than any other year. The semicontinuous readings from the Old Testament focus on the covenant of David and Wisdom literature. The second, New Testament, readings are from 1 and 2 Corinthians, Ephesians, James, and Hebrews.
Year C focuses on the gospel of Luke. The semicontinuous Old Testament readings are of prophetic proclamation chosen in chronological order and highlighting Jeremiah. The second, New Testament, readings are chosen mainly from Galatians, Colossians, 1 and 2 Timothy, and 2 Thessalonians. Other Resources for Daily ReadingsBread for the Day,
an annual devotional publication from Augsburg Fortress also includes these readings with an excerpt provided with complete text. If you subscribe to Today’s Bible Reading
or follow the ELCA posts on Facebook, this Daily Lectionary, sometimes, maybe used there as well.