After my last post about making the St. Mary’s Day (2018-08-15) edition of the ACNA Daily Office Lectionary into a booklet, I reached out to the Liturgy and Common Worship Task Force to ask about obtaining a spreadsheet version of the latest lectionary, instead of the PDFs currently available.
There will be an upcoming St. Andrew’s Day revision of the ACNA Daily Office Lectionary
Although he wasn’t able to provide me with a single spreadsheet (apparently the document is put together in InDesign, with separate tables on each page), Fr. Ben Jeffries was kind enough to let me know that the St. Mary’s Day revision will not be the final Daily Office Lectionary included in the upcoming 2019 ACNA Prayer Book.
Instead, there will be an upcoming St. Andrew’s Day (2018-11-30) revision that will be final, notwithstanding any minor typos/errors that are caught before the Prayer Book is finalized.
Does this mean you should abandon using the St. Mary’s Day Lectionary until the next revision is released in late November?
No! The St. Mary’s Day Lectionary is very close to the upcoming St. Andrew’s Day revision.
However, there will be further suggestions added for the shortening of OT lessons from December through June.
Also, the book of Acts will be moved around a bit, resulting in changes in late May through early September.
Nevertheless, as best I can tell, the upcoming St. Andrew’s Day Lectionary is virtually identical to the St. Mary’s Day Lectionary for the remainder of the calendar year.
You should be safe to use the St. Mary’s Day Lectionary from today (2018-09-13) through the release of the St. Andrew’s Day Lectionary without any substantive changes in what you read each day!
So, what are you waiting for?