April 11, 2021
A lectionary is a book or listing that contains a collection of scripture readings appointed for Christian or Jewish worship on a given day or occasion. The Talmud claims that the practice of reading appointed Scriptures on given days or occasions dates back to the time of Moses and began with the annual religious festivals of Passover, Pentecost, and the Feast of Tabernacles.
Before the Second Vatican Council, most Western Christians (Catholics, Old Catholics, Anglicans, Lutherans, and a few others) used a lectionary that repeated on a one-year basis. After the Second Vatican Council many churches introduced an arrangement by which the readings on Sundays and on some principal feasts recur in a three-year cycle.
Except for festival days (Easter, Christmas, Ash Wednesday, etc) the Gospel lesson for any Sunday is different, depending on which year of the three year cycle we are in. That is except for one Sunday. The 2nd Sunday of Easter always has the same Gospel reading. It is always the story of St Thomas needing to see Jesus’ wounds to believe he was alive.
So that Sunday’s lesson always ends the same, “blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed”.
This Sunday we look at the last letter in the series on “Y PRAY”. We look at the “R” – Rejoice. Join us this Sunday at 9:30.
Sunday, April 11
Worship in-person 9:30 and on Facebook