Materials for the ancient set of Sundays and readings in the Christian Church.
Church Year Calendar 2020 Historic Church Year calendar for congregation of the ELS, prepared by the Rev. Jeff Hendrix.
Seasons of the Historic Church Year Descriptions for each season are from the Book of Family Prayer (published in 2000 by the Lutheran Synod Book Company).
The Path of Understanding: The Development of Lectionaries and their use in the Lutheran Church A critique and comparison of the Historic Lectionary and the ILCW (Three-Year) Lectionary. Printed in the Lutheran Synod Quarterly, Vol. 38, No. 2 (June 1998), pp. 90-124.
Historic Church Year Resources Access a coloring page and activities, an interactive timeline, and icons for the historic church year.
Lectionary Series Lectionaries corresponding to the readings and themes of the Historic Lectionary.
Christmas Gospel – Gospel according to St. Luke 2:1-20 (KJV) with tones for singing.
Easter Gospel – Gospel according to St. Mark 16:1-8 (NKJV) with tones for singing.
Pentecost Gospel – Gospel according to St. John 14:23-31 (NKJV) with tones for singing.
For more Historic Lectionary resources, visit the ELH Hymn Selection Plans page.