Each week, this site posts daily lessons from the Bible for that week.
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 two 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 reading only one or two Psalms daily, a chapter from the New Testament daily Monday through Saturday (once in full annually), and a chapter from the Old Testament daily (once in full biennially), this plan is designed to be less time consuming.
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 except in the case of readings from the Apocrypha/Deuterocanonicals, with links for those directed to the New Revised Standard Version (as most translations on BibleGateway do not include those books).
Each week’s post includes a public domain work of art related to the Sunday lessons for that week from the Revised Common Lectionary.
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 editor of this site uses the
- Sunday and Daily Readings from the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) for the morning or evening lessons and
- The Complete Bible in Three Years for the lesson for which the RCL readings were not used (that is, for the morning or evening).
- This schedule provides thematic devotions through the year from the RCL based on the Western Church Calendar (lectio selecta) while providing for a complete reading of Scripture, with each book read lectio continua (that is, in sequential order through each book) in full as appointed.
- The Complete Bible in Three Years covers in full the following:
- Psalms five times biennially (2 1/2 times each year)
- New Testament once annually (beginning with the Gospel according to Matthew 1 on the Monday of the Week of the Fourth Sunday in Advent and concluding with Revelation 22 on the Saturday of the Week of the Third Sunday in Advent, arranged so that Mark 11-15 is appointed during Holy Week each year)
- Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Solomon are also included in the annual readings
- The remaining Old Testament once biennially (to be completed in 2022 and begin again in 2023)
- Additional optional readings
- Apocrypha/Deuterocanonicals once biennially (to be made available beginning in 2023)
- Josephus’ Antiquities of the Jews and Jewish War once biennially (to be made available beginning in 2023)