Designed to be Read: The Architecture of the ACNA Daily Office Lectionary

(Read our Rookie Anglican Guide to the ACNA's 2019 BCP here.) The Daily Office Lectionary (DoL) went through several layers of development during the five years of its existence in trial form. The final form as it appears in the Book of Common Prayer (2019) will look quite different to those who are accustomed to the 1979 DoL. Cranmer’s Preface [...]

Here’s the ACNA’s “Final” Daily Office Lectionary, in a Single Spreadsheet

I previously announced on this blog that there would be another ACNA Daily Office Lectionary revision before the release of the ACNA Prayer Book in 2019. Today, I'm happy to announce that, as of St. Andrew's Day (November 30) 2018, the Anglican Church in North America [ACNA] has released the latest and (hopefully) final revision of its Daily Office Lectionary. [...]

By |2020-05-22T14:47:55-05:00December 9th, 2018|Categories: Anglicanism, Daily Office & Prayer|Tags: |0 Comments

Here’s a Top-Secret, Experimental, Two-Year Version of the ACNA Daily Office Lectionary for Morning and/or Evening Prayer

As I explain in my guide to the Daily Office lectionary, a lectionary simply tells you what passages to read during a prayer/worship service. So, if you're doing Morning or Evening Prayer, you use the Daily Office Lectionary to figure out what passages of Scripture you should read. The New (January 2018) ACNA Daily Office Lectionary The Anglican Church in [...]

Here’s the New ACNA Daily Office Lectionary, Formatted in a Single Table

UPDATE: I've created an experimental, two-year version of the ACNA Daily Office Lectionary. Click here to access it. I recently wrote a Rookie Anglican guide to the Daily Office Lectionary. This was partially prompted by a reader's request for such an article. However, another reason the Daily Office Lectionary has been on my mind is that the Anglican Church in North [...]

The Daily Office Lectionary: A Rookie Anglican Guide

If you’ve been exposed to the Daily Office of Morning and Evening Prayer, whether through our Daily Office Booklets or otherwise, you’ve probably noticed that there are different readings of Scripture each time - usually one from the Psalms, one from the Old Testament, and one from the New Testament. I don’t know about you, but the first time(s) I [...]

Ash Wednesday Excerpt: Giving Up

In Giving Up, I relate a moment from a particularly memorable Ash Wednesday. Other memories of this solemn service have been more somber, but none more soberly illustrates our 'selfie culture' or the need we have for this Lenten season that can draw us out of ourselves—if only we will let it. A few years ago, I led the Ash Wednesday [...]

How to Lead a Daily Office Service (Morning or Evening Prayer) for a Group

Daily Office: Easier Said (Alone) than Done (With a Group)! In the interests of making the Daily Office (Morning and Evening Prayer) more accessible, I've been putting together Daily Office Booklets for a while now. Ideally, with just a Bible and a booklet, you should be able to work your way through both Morning and Evening Prayer on your own [...]

Here Are All the Morning and Evening Prayer Scripture Readings for this Church Year (ACNA Daily Office Lectionary Year B, 2017-2018)

UPDATE: The ACNA has released a new (January 2018) Daily Office Lectionary. CLICK HERE to access the new version. In the interests of making the ACNA Daily Office Liturgies and Lectionary more accessible, I've been creating Rookie Anglican Daily Office Booklets for just over a year. As I prepare to release the next Daily Office Booklet (for Christmastide through Pentecost, [...]

Announcing: New Daily Office Booklet! Advent 2017

It's finally here! I've finished work on the latest edition of the Rookie Anglican Daily Office Booklet. You can find out more, as well as access the booklet, at https://anglicancompass.com/rookieanglican/dailyofficebooklet/. (To keep things more stable from here on out, that URL will be the home for all future editions of the Daily Office Booklet.) I hope you enjoy the booklet! ~Josh [...]

People of the Book

We’ve made two wrong turns so far, and that’s my fault. I keep looking up from the map on my phone at the mountains surrounding us here in northern Washington state. We are looking for a retreat center in Sumas, a town that seems to be mostly small farms patched in among the forested hills. I am here with David [...]

An Easy Way to Get More Scripture in Your Life

Introducing The SLOW Word Movement, a weekly lectio divina subscription for Anglicans:   What if you could sit back and push play and have a spiritual director help you to meditate today on next Sunday’s scripture? Right where you are. Right in the midst of the press of everyday life.   What if you could begin preparing your heart for [...]

Reading Scripture in Anglican Worship

Anglicans read four passages of Scripture during Sunday worship. Out loud. So do some other traditions, Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Lutherans and others. We're not competing with our fellow believers in other traditions, but we do read a lot more Scripture in our worship than most Bible churches do (intentional friendly barb). Why do we do this? How do we select [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:39:04-06:00June 30th, 2016|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , |10 Comments

What is the Sunday Lectionary?

It is likely that you’ll hear a variation of the following words at an Anglican Church on Sunday morning, “Please be seated to be instructed from the Word of God.” It’s clear that the Bible is going to be read aloud for the purpose of teaching and formation, but who assigns the lessons? Is it left up to the whims [...]

By |2019-01-04T22:42:23-06:00October 6th, 2015|Categories: Anglicanism|Tags: , , |1 Comment