Lessons of the Church

Introducing the Lessons of the Church

CONTENTS

Preface to the Third Edition vii

HEARING THE WORD OF GOD

1. How to Use this Book I
2. Suggestions for Reading the Bible in Public 8
3· Why We Read the Bible in Church 14
4· Bible Translations, Study Bibles, and Other Resources .. 20
S· Using the Revised Common Lectionary 23

THE READINGS OF THE CHURCH YEAR

The Season of Advent 27
The Season of Christmas 40
The Season of Epiphany SI
The Season of Lent 80
Holy Week 97
The Season of Easter 107
The Season after Pentecost (Ordinary Time) 142
Additional Readings in the Revised Common Lectionary . . 2SI
Alternative Readings in the Episcopal Lectionary 262

Index ofBiblical Readings 273

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