This site posts daily lessons from the Bible.

The schedule of daily lessons and optional readings were designed by this site’s editor to cover the entire Bible (Psalms, New Testament, Protestant Old Testament canon, and the Apocrypha/Deuterocanon) over three years. See the Schedule for The Complete Bible in Three Years © for details. In addition, links are provided to various Lectionaries and reading plans from various sects. Users may use these as they find useful both for Sunday lessons and through out the week.

This site is an attempt to combine the benefits of a Daily Office Lectionary (which typically is arranged around the Christian Year, but does not typically cover all of Scripture) with the benefits of reading plans which cover all of Scripture (but are not typically arranged around the Christian Year, and frequently do not provide daily lessons from the Psalms). By spreading the Bible over three years and by appointing the Psalms only five times in full annually, it seeks to be less time consuming. It is also designed to give those who wish additional readings covering books which some Christians, but not all, include in their canon and from Flavius Josephus’s Antiquities of the Jews, which provide historical context as recorded by one Jewish writer who lived in the first century of the Christian era.

Links are provided to the text and YouTube videos from the Coverdale Psalter from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, along with links to the text of the Revised Grail Psalter, the Psalms from BibleGateway without a version tag, and videos of recordings from The Book of Psalms for Worship. Links to BibleGateway are appointed for the other lessons without a version tag, so that users can select the translation they prefer.

This site is currently under construction, so that some elements may be missing initially. This caveat will be removed when site construction is completed.

Explanation on How to Use this Schedule

  • THE DAILY READINGS (Covering the entire Protestant canon over three years):
    • The Psalms are covered entirely five times annually.
      • Two psalm lessons are assigned every day of the week, Sunday through Saturday, with most lessons including only one psalm, but some including two so that on most days, two psalms are assigned, but on occasion three or four may be assigned.
    • The entire Jewish Old Testament is covered in its entirety over three years.
      • Readings are assigned daily Monday through Friday (with the exception of the readings from Esther, which sometimes have readings from the Jewish version on Saturdays and Greek additions assigned during a week day).
      • On almost all days, only a single Old Testament chapter is read.
    • The entire New Testament is read annually.
      • A single chapter assigned most days, usually, Monday through Saturday.
      • The 22 chapters from Revelation are assigned over 17 days between the First Sunday of Advent and the Fourth Sunday of Advent.
  • OPTIONAL READINGS (For those who are interested; may be omitted.)
    • Sunday lessons are assigned based on the three-year lectionary of the Episcopal Church (USA) (based on the Revised Common Lectionary).
    • Readings from the Apocrypha/Deuterocanonicals are provided on almost all Saturdays, as well as Greek additions inserted in the readings from Esther. (Will be added later.)
    • Lessons are offered from fixed-date holy days/feasts of the Church Year.
    • Daily Readings for the Revised Common Lectionary, with the first three readings being reflections on the current week’s Sunday lessons and the last three readings being preparation for the coming week’s Sunday lessons.
    • Links to readings for the one-year lectionary from Collects, Epistles, and Gospel of the 1662 Book of Common Prayer lessons for the week are provided for both the Sunday lessons and any other lessons appointed for that week.
    • Each Sunday includes a link to Flavius Josephus’ The Antiquities of the Jews, which relate to the Old Testament readings for the previous week until the conclusion of the Book of Esther, then which relate to the readings from 1 Maccabees from the previous week, and then which continue through the period of Jewish history not covered in the Old Testament and Apocrypha/Deuterocanonicals into the New Testament period. (Will be added later.)

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