The Lectionary: scripture readings for our worship
In the Episcopal Church, we follow a three year cycle of readings for our Sunday worship, and note many saints and other days of observance during the year. Called "The Revised Common Lectionary," it is shared by several denominations for worship.
On Sundays, we read four passages from scripture. The Old Testament passages are chosen to work our way sequentially through those books in the cycle. The Psalm reflects the gospel chosen for each Sunday. A passage from one of the Epistles or other books of the New Testament follow sequentially through those books. Finally, the core of our faith, revealed in the Gospels, follows with readings from Matthew's, Mark's, and Luke's gospels forming the core for each of the three years. John's gospel appears throughout each year at various times.
You may access these readings for yourself on a wonderful site: The Lectionary Page. Just use the button above.
Taking it Deeper
Here is a web page with commentaries for all of the scripture readings on Sundays and feast days.
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"Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them" (Book of Common Prayer, p. 236).
It is our foundation, understood through tradition and reason, containing all things necessary for salvation. Our worship is filled with Scripture from beginning to end.
The Episcopal Church takes reading the Bible very seriously. Approximately 70% of the Book of Common Prayer comes directly from the Bible, and Episcopalians read more Holy Scripture in Sunday worship than almost any other denomination in Christianity.
You can opt to click on The Daily Readings each day for your daily readings, or on the site, choose Daily Readings Anytime to select a day. Be sure to use the Daily Prayer Preference page to choose your options.