Preaching Through The Lectionary

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Preaching through a series of given passages goes back to the Jewish tradition and to the tradition of the early church. In Christianity, the readings of the lectionary are ordered by the Christian year.

Definition. The word lectionary is based on the Latin word lectus, which means "read. " From lectus, English speaking people have derived such words as lectern, a stand behind which one gives a lecture. A lectionary is simply an organized schedule of Scripture readings for use in Sunday...


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