Lectionaries Old and New

Lectionaries are wondrous things. The way that various sections of text are interwoven with others, and sometimes with songs and prayers, realize in their combination an effect on the spirit that the individual elements would not otherwise exert. The amount of thoughtful, prayerful attention invested in their creation and elaboration is clear in this effect.

I came to begin collecting these and many other lectionaries (which will eventually be added to this site) out of my curiosity regarding church readings of first the Old Testament, and then the apocrpypha and pseudepigrapha in lectionaries, in order to provide myself with a personal plan of study for those sets of readings. Finding such a variety of lectionaries was a pleasant surprise. The lectionaries that I present here therefore all contain readings of the Old Testament and/or apocrypha.

Please contact me with any questions, suggestions, or comments you may have regarding any of the pages or lectionaries.

Early Western Lectionaries

East Syrian Lectionaries

Modern Eastern Lectionaries

Jerusalem Tradition Lectionaries

Modern Western Lectionaries

Modern Bible Reading Plans