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The Revised Common Lectionary (by far the most common, used by Roman Catholics, Episcopalians, Methodists, and others) is a three year cycle, and if you attend every Sunday, you are guaranteed to hear selections from every book of the canon, but not necessarily the entirety of each book. That said, there are several texts you will hear repeated, either for ...


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Speaking from the Episcopalian perspective, I can say that, a.) We use the RCL and b.) The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) includes a copy of the RCL references as well as a lectionary for the daily office readings. And the BCP is in the pews for sure. As stated, a lectionary is often simply a list of scripture references. But it can certainly include the ...


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I'm not a scholar of liturgical history, but the lectionary for Sunday's readings and weekday readings have followed separate cycles probably since 1561. Additionally, both cycles lean towards giving readings appropriate to the season. As a result things get repeated for the benefit of those who normally only show up on Sundays. If you want to learn more, ...


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The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS) uses a variation of the RCL (there's an article about it, along with the lectionary at: http://www.lcms.org/resources/worship/lectionary ) The Lutheran Service Book (LSB) used by the LCMS has the lectionary printed in the front with the Scripture references for each Sunday of the Church year, as well as for feasts ...



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