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Lectionary
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
A calendar cycle of Scripture readings for church worship services. Often accompanied by homiletical discussions. Instead of a continuous biblical text, these important witnesses contain long Scripture excerpts couched in liturgical documents.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Lectionary
Lectionary A calendar cycle of Scripture readings for church worship services. Often accompanied by homiletical discussions. Instead of a continuous biblical text, these important witnesses contain long Scripture excerpts couched in liturgical documents.
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Lectionary
LECTIONARY. A lectionary is a collection of selected scriptural readings used in worship and arranged according to the liturgical year.A. Early Jewish LectionariesB. Early Christian Lectionaries1. The Byzantine Lectionaries2. Construction and Text Sequence3. Origins and History of the Lection Systems
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
lectionary
lectionary. A book containing the extracts (‘pericopes’) from Scripture appointed to be read at public worship. The apportionment of particular extracts to particular days began in the 4th cent. Originally the beginning (incipit) and ending (explicit) of each pericope was noted in the margin of the
The Lutheran Cyclopedia
Lectionary
Lectionary. (See Pericope; Church Year; Liturgy.) A book containing lists of lessons from Holy Scripture or the lessons themselves, for use in the worship of God. Selections from the Old Testament were assigned to days in the worship of the synagogue, and traces of a like custom extend back to the second
A Catholic Dictionary
Lectionary
lectionary. The oldest Latin Lectionary was known as the “Comes” (i.e. the cleric’s “companion”)—the “Comes Major” if it contained the Epistles and Gospels for the year in full, the “Comes Minor” if it merely noted the beginning and end of the portions read. The authorship was attributed to St. Jerome,
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Lectionary
Lectionary.—One of the service books of the mediaeval Church, so called because it contained the Epistles and Gospels of the Roman missal, and sometimes, all the lessons of the various services in use in the Roman Church, in which case it was called the Plenarium. Its compilation was attributed to St.
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Lectionary
LectionaryIn the nontechnical sense, a lectionary is an ordered system of biblical readings, set for each day and for special festivals in the Christian year. It avoids allowing the readings to be determined by the personal whim of the preacher or pastor, and guarantees a reasonable coverage of balanced
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Lectionary
lectionary. Book(s) containing the full text of appointed Scripture *lessons for the Christian *calendar (*Sundays and *holy days) and for the *Daily Office. It is unknown when lectionaries began to exist as separate works, but ancient divisions within certain NT manuscripts indicate that lessons were
Consultation on Common Texts
Consultation on Common Texts. A modern ecumenical organization that offers paradigmatic liturgical *readings and *forms that various denominations may share in, including the Revised Common Lectionary.
Dictionary of Theological Terms
Lectionaries
LectionariesThe church lesson-books of the ancient Greek church, containing the passages of Scripture assigned to be read on a given day. The lectionaries are often valuable witnesses in defending the purity of the majority text of the NT.See Textual Criticism of the New Testament.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3, H–L
Lectionary
lectionary. A book of biblical lections (i.e., lessons, readings) used for worship services. The term is used especially of Greek mss in which Scripture portions are written, not in the order in which they appear in the Bible, but according to the schedule set for the church calendar. They are of great
Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions
Lectionary
LectionaryThe lectionary lists selected readings from the Old and New Testaments, especially appointed for the primary Sunday worship service but also for other services. Originally denoted in the margins of biblical manuscripts with incipits and explicits (the beginning and ending words), these were
Key passages
Ac 13:14–15

And they went on from Perga and arrived at Pisidian Antioch. And they entered into the synagogue on the day of the Sabbath and sat down. So after the reading from the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent word to them, saying, “Men and brothers, if there is any message of …

Ac 15:21

For Moses has those who proclaim him in every city from ancient generations, because he is read aloud in the synagogues on every Sabbath.”