Daily Readings

This is the schedule for reading the entire Protestant Canon:

  • The Psalms are covered five times a year over five, 73-day cycles, with Psalms often appointed in accord with the Lutheran Service Book (2006) One-Year Lectionary or Book of Common Prayer (1979) Lectionary or when quoted or alluded to in one of the other readings appointed for that day.
  • The New Testament and the remainder of the Old Testament are covered once in full each year.
  • Two separate schedules are utilized:
    • One is centered around the readings from the New Testament and Old Testament Wisdom books, including two or more selections from the Psalter each day and frequently having additional readings based on the historic One-Year Lectionary for Sundays, Holy Days, and Feasts.
    • The other covers the Old Testament Histories and Prophets and is arranged in roughly chronological order (with a few deviations) beginning with Genesis 1-2 on June 1, so that God’s covenant with David in 1 Chronicles 17 is appointed for Christmas Day and that books from the Prophets particularly suited for Lent and Easter are read from late January through early April.
  • In the future, the administrator intends to add a schedule of readings for the Apocrypha/Deuterocanon.

December

January

  • New Testament and Old Testament Wisdom
  • Old Testament Histories and the Prophets

February

  • New Testament and Old Testament Wisdom (Until Shrove Tuesday)
  • Old Testament Histories and the Prophets

Shrove Tuesday – Trinity Sunday

  • New Testament and Old Testament Wisdom

March

  • New Testament and Old Testament Wisdom (Until Shrove Tuesday)
  • Old Testament Histories and the Prophets

April

  • Old Testament Histories and the Prophets

May

  • New Testament and Old Testament Wisdom (After Trinity Sunday)
  • Old Testament Histories and the Prophets

June

  • New Testament and Old Testament Wisdom (After Trinity Sunday)
  • Old Testament Histories and the Prophets

July

  • New Testament and Old Testament Wisdom
  • Old Testament Histories and the Prophets

August

  • New Testament and Old Testament Wisdom
  • Old Testament Histories and the Prophets

September

  • New Testament and Old Testament Wisdom
  • Old Testament Histories and the Prophets

October

  • New Testament and Old Testament Wisdom
  • Old Testament Histories and the Prophets

November

  • New Testament and Old Testament Wisdom
  • Old Testament Histories and the Prophets