what is the Lectionary

What is the Lectionary?

A lectionary is a list of scriptural texts from the Bible (called “lections”) recommended for daily use in worship or study, in our case on each Sunday. Therefore, the same Scriptures are being studied by many Christian denominations.

Paraklete Press uses the Revised Common Lectionary schedule for our quarterly booklets, which follows the liturgical year in a 3-year cycle. The Bible Study uses the Sunday readings only.

The Schedule

We publish our Bible Studies using the Sunday Readings for each week, in a three year schedule. Our studies are booklets published every three months; each calendar quarter contains 13 weeks and a full year of four booklets may contain occasional extra weekly variations (for example: “Alternate Lessons” for those churches who celebrate special holy days, such as All Saints’ Day)

Year 2017-2018 – Year B
First Quarter: December 3, 2017 – February 25, 2018
Second Quarter: March 4 – May 20, 2018
Third Quarter: May 27 – August 19, 2018
Fourth Quarter: August 26 – November 25, 2018

Year 2018-2019 – Year C
First Quarter: December 2, 2018- February 24, 2019
Second Quarter: March 3 – May 26, 2019
Third Quarter: June 2 – August 25, 2019
Fourth Quarter: September 1 – November 24, 2019

Year 2019-2020 – Year A
First Quarter: December 1, 2019 – February 16, 2020
Second Quarter: February 23 – May 17, 2020
Third Quarter: May 24 – August 16, 2020
Fourth Quarter: August 23 – November 22, 2020