When will it be read?
The pattern of readings in these pages is from A Prayer Book for Australia (1995), which in turn follows the 1992 Revised Common Lectionary, with a few small corrections and refinements. The RCL was prepared by the international and ecumenical Consultation on Common Texts and is used by many churches throughout the world.
In the Holy Communion service on Sundays and Holy Days:
- The first reading is from the Old Testament (except in the Easter season when it is from the Book of Acts).
- The Psalm follows next.
- The second reading is from the New Testament—from an epistle or the Book of Revelation.
- The third reading is from the Gospels.
The lectionary uses a three-year cycle (Years A, B and C). In year A, the Gospel reading is usually from Matthew, in year B from Mark, and in year C, from Luke. The Gospel of John is used to supplement the other Gospels and provides most of the Gospel readings in the Easter Season.
|Year A||Year B||Year C|