Grace Anglican Church is walking together through the Gospel story through the whole year, beginning in December 2013 and ending in November 2014. We’re not trying out the latest fashionable church program marketed out by the popular mega-church of the day; we’re thinking bigger! We’re using a program for corporate Bible-reading, study, and prayer that was used by countless local churches across six continents for nearly fifteen hundred years. There are a number of slightly different versions of it that have developed over time; ours is based on a version developed in England in the 16th century, with a few adaptations from the 17th and 21st centuries.
The whole year is set into seven parts. Some of these parts are more focused than others, sometimes even including a “theme prayer” that gets repeated each day throughout. Within these seven seasons, every Sunday (and a number of additional holidays along the way) has a set of Bible readings and a prayer which together emphasize a certain aspect of the larger Gospel story. Typically the readings include one Old Testament passage, one Psalm, one Epistle passage, and one Gospel passage, though occasionally they switch around.
This page serves as an index to link to the notes for each Sunday and Holiday that this historic Gospel-in-a-year lectionary covers.
Part 1: Jesus Is Coming (the season of Advent)
Part 2: Jesus Is Here (Christmastide)
Part 3: the Revelation of Jesus (Ephiphanytide)
The Epiphany, The Baptism of Jesus, 1st Sunday after the Epiphany,
2nd Sunday after the Epiphany, 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany,
4th Sunday after Epiphany, 5th Sunday after Epiphany, 6th Sunday after Epiphany
Part 4: Dealing With Sin (the season of Lent)
Part 5: Resurrection of Jesus (Eastertide)
Major Feast in April: St. Mark
Part 6: Ascension of Jesus (Ascensiontide)
Part 7: the Age of the Church (season after Trinity)
Part 3: 17th Sunday after Trinity
18th Sunday after Trinity, 19th Sunday after Trinity, 20th Sunday after Trinity
21st Sunday after Trinity, 22nd Sunday after Trinity, 23rd Sunday after Trinity
Major Feasts in October & November: St. Luke, St. James of Jerusalem
Sts. Simon & Jude, All Saints Day, All Souls Day
Conclusion: 24th Sunday after Trinity, Christ the King Sunday