Open Ancient Christian Devotional to today's date

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Sep 23 2020 5:59 AM

Is there a way to have any of the lectionaries open to the current date? For example. I think we are in Cycle A. Typical evangelical query. "I think." however, I'm trying to change that personally and break out of a somewhat rigid evangelical/baptist way of thinking about lectionaries etc. 

Please no more "this guys is turning into a heretic or falling from grace" comments. I'm simply looking for a deeper walk with the Lord.

Also, if anyone could give me some helpful ideas on reading thru lectionaries I would much appreciate it.

one more question: Is the lectio divina like lectionary readings?

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 23 2020 7:19 AM

I'm not a big lectionary user but would opening a lectionary and ACD together and then linking them work?

I believe a lectionary opens to the current date/cycle or has a today function

I could be wrong though

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 23 2020 8:26 AM

It sort of works that way but only if I have the Revised CL "Daily" Readings open with the ACD. I can save that layout, but when I re-open it, it doesn't open to current date. 

With both Linked they do scroll together though. 

Maybe I'll just have to keep up with the readings and not worry about my question. How hard is it to go to your books and go to the date you're on? I think I'm getting spoiled and dare I say lazy...

thanks.

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 23 2020 8:41 AM

Hmmm.  Today is nutty but I'll try to play around with this later.  I was thinking if you configure the lectionary layout the way you want it, then the next time you click on your lectionary card it will open to the correct date and sync everything.

Hopefully a lectionary power user chimes in soon

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 23 2020 8:48 AM

Milkman:
Is there a way to have any of the lectionaries open to the current date?

Yes, command: open lectionary to today

Milkman:
For example. I think we are in Cycle A.

Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) Daily Readings includes Years A, B, & C. Sun 20 Sep 2020 is in Year A, which has "Proper 20 Sun A" milestone that is in Ancient Christian Devotional Series (3 vols.) so can use command open ancient to proper 20 sun a (or link to RCL that needs navigation in RCL to Sunday for location change in Ancient Christian Calendar Devotional)

Command: open lectionary to proper 20 sun a

Milkman:
one more question: Is the lectio divina like lectionary readings?

Logos.com => https://www.logos.com/product/169379/lectio-matters-before-the-burning-bush

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 23 2020 8:58 AM

Yep, that works. Appreciate it. I'll look at that book as well. Thanks for your help.

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 23 2020 9:00 AM

One more question. What does Proper 20 mean?

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 23 2020 9:06 AM

Milkman:

One more question. What does Proper 20 mean?

Lectionary season with number of week. Hoping a power lectionary user can explain Proper numbering from 6 to 28.

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 23 2020 9:15 AM

Yes

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Sep 23 2020 1:36 PM

Milkman:
What does Proper 20 mean?

Because of different traditions, different denominations call the weeks in ordinary time by different names ... and have done so for at least 500 years. They have used different names even when using the same lectionary.

First, ordinary time is any time that is not part of a special season i.e. is not Advent, Christmas, Lent, Triduum, Easter. It comes in two parts: after Christmas and before Lent AND after Pentecost and before Advent. Some groups treat the two parts separately, others number them continuously.

The upcoming Sunday in Western calendars is the start of week Proper 21, Ordinary 26, or Pentecost 17.

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Mike Binks | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 24 2020 1:48 AM

MJ. Smith:
The upcoming Sunday in Western calendars is the start of week Proper 21, Ordinary 26, or Pentecost 17.

Dear Lectionary Lady

Because my denomination (s workers) can't seem to, collectively, work out which tradition they are following; please could you point me at the main lectionaries that use the numbering systems.

I have the RCL which uses Proper.

What would have

Ordinary?

Pentecost?

Thanks

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 24 2020 2:11 AM

Contemporary usage which I know only for the core denominations:

Ordinary Time is standard Catholic usage

After Pentecost OR Ordinary Time appear to both exist in Anglican usage ... the former perhaps a bit more common; After Pentecost is Lutheran

After Trinity is also in use but less common

Proper is UCC and perhaps Methodist?

Sorry but I've spent my time learning to convert between the schemes rather than who uses the scheme.

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 24 2020 2:34 AM

MJ. Smith:
After Trinity is also in use but less common

We use it in the protestant church year in Germany, possibly also Lutherans elsewhere. And it seems the Church of England uses it. So next Sunday, Sept 27th, 2020 is the 16th after Trinity. 

EDIT: the BCP1928 Lectionary in Logos/Verbum has After Trinity counting /EDIT

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 24 2020 2:38 AM

At least I've never struggled to convert from After Pentecost to After Trinity (or the reverse) ... were they all so simple ... and I didn't even mention Kingdomtide which I can rarely convert in my head.

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SineNomine | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 24 2020 7:59 AM

MJ. Smith:
Ordinary Time is standard Catholic usage

Although after Pentecost is also used (but not in any Catholic lectionaries presently offered by FL).

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Mattillo | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Sep 24 2020 8:18 AM

Mattillo:

Hmmm.  Today is nutty but I'll try to play around with this later.  I was thinking if you configure the lectionary layout the way you want it, then the next time you click on your lectionary card it will open to the correct date and sync everything.

Hopefully a lectionary power user chimes in soon

I tested it today and it works.  I have a lectionary card on my dashboard and modified it to include the ACD.  When I click that card it opens the lectionary and commentary to today's date.  So in short, just modify your lectionary home page layout and it'll work great.  KS4J's stuff works too

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 1 2020 12:46 AM

NB.Mick:

MJ. Smith:
After Trinity is also in use but less common

We use it in the protestant church year in Germany, possibly also Lutherans elsewhere. And it seems the Church of England uses it. So next Sunday, Sept 27th, 2020 is the 16th after Trinity. 

EDIT: the BCP1928 Lectionary in Logos/Verbum has After Trinity counting /EDIT

And - I just see this as today a number of lectionary resources downloaded with a new update, but I've no idea what changed contentwise - of course the one-year Lutheran lectionary in Logos also counts After Trinity, whereas the three-year version is adapted to RCL and counts Propers 

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