THE SEASON OF CHRISTMAS
During the 12-day season of Christmas we celebrate the incarnation of the Son of God.
Through Jesus, we know that God has identified with humanity, entered into our fallen world, and begun the divine plan of redemption.
|December 29th||Slaying of the Innocents - God enters a sinful world||Matthew 2:13-23|
|January 5th||Incarnation of the Word - God gives grace and life||John 1:1-18|
The Sunday Lectionary is a three-year cycle of weekly readings. This lectionary is built around the seasons of the Church Year. During most of the year, the lections are: a reading from the Old Testament, a Psalm, a reading from the Epistles, and a Gospel reading.
The Daily Lectionary expands the range of biblical reading in worship and personal devotion. These readings complement the Sunday readings: Thursday through Saturday readings help prepare the reader for the Sunday ahead; Monday through Wednesday readings help the reader reflect on and digest what they heard in worship.