2007 Liturgical Calendar Available!
- Dear friends,
So the 2006-2007 Liturgical Calendar and Lectionary Year C
is now on the Chi Rho Press Web site. You may view it and
order it at this link:
You may now order the 2007 Calendar using the new link.
The 2006-2007 Liturgical Calendar and Lectionary sells
for $11.95 each, $9.50 each for six or more copies, plus
shipping and handling.
The Lectionary in the Liturgical Calendar is from the
Revised Common Lectionary, widely used as the ecumenical
consensus on readings for each Sunday and holy day in the
three-year cycle. Our Liturgical Calendar is packed with
useful information for planning worship and preaching in
the local church for each Sunday and Holy Day of the Church
Year. It is intended for use by pastors, musicians, altar
guilds, teachers, theological students, and anyone using
the Church Year as a basis for worship or education. The
Liturgical Calendar is spiral bound so it can lie flat for
easy use, in the popular 8 ½" x 11" format.
Featured in this new Liturgical Calendar are these sections:
A Heading that identifies the day in the church year (for
example, the first Sunday of Advent, or Proper 20) with
alternative descriptions where appropriate. The Revised
Common Lectionary readings, including a brief summary of
each reading. (These are intended as only a very brief
overview to identify general themes as an aid to worship
planning. We do not represent them as anything approaching
a thorough exegesis.) The First Reading is usually from
the Hebrew Testament, but there are exceptions, such as
the use of readings from Acts during the Easter season.
These are sometimes selected thematically to fit the
Liturgical Calendar, but often are simply being read
through key passages over a series of weeks. This is
followed by a Response, usually a Psalm. The Epistle
Reading is next, like the Hebrew Testament Reading
typically a series of key passages from the same book
being read over a number of weeks. Finally the Gospel
Reading follows the story of Jesus through the Christmas
and Easter cycles, plus the teachings of Jesus the rest
of the year.
Next is a section on Worship Planning, including the
liturgical Color of the day, Symbols and decorations
that can be used to enhance the worship experience, and
Special Events for the week which the congregation may
want to remember and commemorate on Sunday.
Rev. Witt has added lots of Notes in the Worship Planning
section, which serve to explain in more detail information
about the time of the church year, provide resources for
further study and information, and develop liturgical
themes to make your worship experience more rich and
The last section for each Sunday is called Following
Gods Footprints and is the unique contribution of
Raye-Anne Dorn, a former Roman Catholic priest (before
her transition). For every day of the year, Raye-Anne
gives us a traditional saint, with a brief overview of
an important theme for which the saint is remembered
and what that particular saint can teach us. Some
Diversity Dates are also included, special occasions
for celebrations of diversity, such as special celebration
days for specific cultures (e.g., Cinco de Mayo) and
special days for the GLBT community (e.g., a day of
remembrance for Matthew Shepard).
As a special added section, we have included alternative
readings for the four Sundays of Pride-Tide (June) prepared
by the Rev. Gordon McCoy. The four sets of readings for
Pride-Tide may be used at any time in the year that the
faith community celebrates LGBT Pride. The standard
Revised Common Lectionary readings are included for the
four Sundays in June as well.
The 2005-2006 Liturgical Calendar will be a helpful aid
for anyone involved in planning worship, as well as a
useful resource for all who want to know more about the
Church year and the rich liturgical life of the Church
Universal. We think you will like this new Liturgical
Order the 2007 Calendar at this new link:
The 2007 Liturgical Calendar and Lectionary sells for
$11.95 each, $9.50 each for six or more copies, plus
shipping and handling.
Grace and peace,
R. Adam DeBaugh, OSL
Chi Rho Press, Your LGBT Christian Publishing House
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