Did you know about the online calendar of Sunday Lessons and Collects? Our founder, Greg Goebel, has created an easy to use Lectionary calendar for free!
You can subscribe to it and see the name of each Sunday, and all Feast days in the BCP 2019 Sunday and Feast Day lectionary. That way you can see it on your phone or computer calendar.
Where to Find it, and How to Subscribe
- Public Link to Calendar
- Subscribe to Calendar (HTML) (Paste address into Import area of your Google Calendar or other calendar application)
- Subscribe to Calendar (iCal)
Please note: Please contact the ACNA directly with any questions about the Lectionary.
How does it work?
Once you subscribe, you’ll see the calendar in your Google or Apple calendar. When you click on a date, you’ll see
the Lessons and Collect for that Sunday or Feast day.
What is the Sunday Lectionary?
Simply put, a lectionary is a resource (printed or electronic) that contains appointed Scripture readings for Sunday worship. Lectionaries can be devised according to different methods for different purposes, but the goal is always to produce something that can be used in the church, for the church, and to the glory of God. Cranmer composed a Sunday lectionary as part of the prayer book in order to help guide the English church through the entirety of Scripture on a regular basis.
The lectionary helps orient the church calendar; or rather, it works with seasons and themes already prescribed throughout church history. You’ll find that the readings during Advent have to do with the first coming of Christ, Epiphany season readings have to do with the revelation of God in Christ, so forth and so on. It’s quite simple really: readings on Sunday should match the Church’s journey through the life of Christ.
The online Sunday and Feast Day Lectionary Calendar is a modern way to access this ancient tradition!