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Historic Lectionary

Materials for the ancient set of Sundays and readings in the Christian Church.


Church Year Calendar 2022-2023 Historic Church Year calendar for congregations 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.

Lectionary Series  Lectionaries corresponding to the readings and themes of the Historic Lectionary.

Festival Gospels  Gospel readings with tones for singing.

For more Historic Lectionary resources, visit the ELH Hymn Selection Plans page.