Daily Lessons are posted weekly following the Sundays of the historic Western Church Calendar and utilizing the historic One-Year Lectionary as published in the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. The weekly posts will include the following:
(1) The Sunday Lessons according to the historic One-Year Lectionary, along with a Psalm from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synods’ One-Year Lectionary, which Sunday lessons are in lieu of the daily lessons from the New Testament, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Obadiah;
(2) Morning and Evening Psalms, with the entire Psalter covered five times annually on a 73-day cycle;
(3) A daily lesson from the Old Testament, excluding Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Obadiah, covering the entire Old Testament once over a 2-year cycle;
(4) A daily lesson from the New Testament, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, or Obadiah, covering those books in their entirety once annually;
In addition, there are posts for Fixed-Date Holy Days, which lessons are in lieu of the daily lessons from the Old Testament and for Moveable Holy Days, which lessons are in lieu of the daily lessons from the New Testament, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, or Obadiah.
The Psalms and Old Testament lessons are arranged according to the dates of the secular calendar, while the lessons from New Testament, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Obadiah are arranged according to the weeks of the Western Church Calendar.
The editor of this site generally reads the New Testament lessons in the morning and the Old Testament lessons in the evening, but users should use the lessons in whatever manner works best for them.
The editor intends to add weekly readings from books which are not part of the Protestant canon (the Apocrypha), many of which are part of the Catholic canon (Deuterocanon) and more of which are part of the Eastern Orthodox and/or Oriental Orthodox canon (see Wikipedia’s page for the Biblical canon). These books will be covered in their entirety once over a two-year cycle.
The lessons for Holy Week are taken from Mark 11-15, with a companion lesson from a related non-Gospel passage of Scripture so that those using this plan may follow Christ through each day leading up to His crucifixion, burial, and resurrection. (Links are provided to the lessons appointed in the historic One-Year Lectionary for those interested in reading those instead of or in addition to the readings from Mark.)
This schedule of lessons 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 arranged around the Christian Year, and frequently do not provide daily lessons from the Gospels and Psalms.
Links are provided to the text and YouTube videos from the Coverdale Psalter from the 1662 Book of Common Prayer. Links to the King James Version are appointed for the other lessons when available and to the New Revised Standard Version when not available in the King James Version. The editor is also including images of art work relevant to the Sunday and Holy Day lessons.
This site is currently under construction, so that some elements may be missing initially. This caveat will be removed when site construction is completed.