Lectionary: a two-year cycle of daily Bible readings as appointed in the Book of Common Prayer
three-year Revised Common Lectionary for Sundays and festivals
2017: Year A (ends November 26) and Year B (begins December 3)
two-year Daily Lectionary comes from the Presbyterian Book
017: Year 1 (ends December 2) and Year 2 (begins December 3)
presbyterianmission.org/ministries/worship/ Frequently asked questions about the lectionary
There are two distinct lectionaries that are provided through the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Web site.
The two-year Daily Lectionary comes from the Presbyterian Book of Common Worship (Westminster John Knox Press, 1993) where it was adapted from the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer; it may also be found in the Mission Yearbook for Prayer and Study, published each year by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). This lectionary is intended for personal study and reflection, as well as daily prayer in individual or small group settings. In a two-year period, this lectionary allows users to read through the Old Testament once and the New Testament twice, moving sequentially and systematically through large sections of scripture. Two morning psalms and two evening psalms are provided for each day, so that the readings may be framed by prayer, using the words of the psalms. Users of this lectionary may choose to read all the lessons in one sitting, or may distribute the readings throughout the day as a part of the practice of daily prayer (a common pattern is Old Testament in the morning, Epistle at noon, and Gospel in the evening).
The lectionary readings are listed in the Book of Common Worship, starting on page 1031.