Holy Scripture/On-line Lectionary

bible The Bible is the book of the Church and Holy Scripture is an important part of Orthodox life and worship.

There are specific scriptural readings from the Gospels and the Epistles for each day of the year as well as a cycle of Psalms sung daily in Church.

The Bible readings provided in the box on the right are taken from the Lectionary provided in back of the Orthodox Study bible

They are suitable for personal daily use, for liturgical purposes consult the Lectionary approved by your Diocese.

The reading of Holy Scripture is an important part of life in the Church. The first part of the Divine Liturgy is called the Liturgy of the Word and after preparation is devoted to reading of the Scriptures - the second part is the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

The Liturgy of the Word culminates in the reading of the Holy Gospel after which the Liturgy of the Eucharist begins.

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