Catholic lectionary stastistics source

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Dec 15 2021 12:00 PM

Percentages by book and common divisions for Sundays, weekdays, and total

Lectionary: Scripture Index - Sundays (catholic-resources.org)

Lectionary: Scripture Index - Weekdays (catholic-resources.org)

Lectionary Statistics (catholic-resources.org)

May be worth putting in a note or on the shortcut tool bar

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Kathleen Marie | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 15 2021 2:55 PM

Thanks for this. For a bit, I was studying the more streamlined Anglican lectionaries, especially the one-year ones that fit in a single book, but the Anglican church is so divided that each division isn't able to fully support its lectionary as well as the undivided Catholic church is able to support theirs. In reality, the lectionary based on a bunch of books is cheaper and simpler than trying to make the theory of the single-book options work in real life.

The Verbum software, at the basic level is more functional than Logos. I am writing a paper right now, and the Catholic Topical Index is the main thing that makes the factbook worth checking. Most of the factbook says "0" despite the wealth of diverse resources that the Catholic Topical Index is able to find.

When it comes to my current training, I am using what I have, not what I have been taught that I "should" use. I am really excited about my current paper, which is only possible because of Verbum and the support of the people on this forum.

Thanks, again This is useful to me to support my Verbum resources.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 15 2021 4:11 PM

Kathleen Marie:
Thanks for this. For a bit, I was studying the more streamlined Anglican lectionaries, especially the one-year ones that fit in a single book, but the Anglican church is so divided that each division isn't able to fully support its lectionary as well as the undivided Catholic church is able to support theirs. In reality, the lectionary based on a bunch of books is cheaper and simpler than trying to make the theory of the single-book options work in real life.

Because of the structure of the Anglican liturgical date, three services appear in the Anglican lectionary - Morning prayer, Eucharistic service, Evenging prayer. One has to go the the Liturgy of the Hours to add the services neceesary to make the comparison oranges-to-oranges. In the Office of Readings, Catholics read "straight thru most Biblical books" ... especially when the year 2 readings which were dropped for publishing cost reasons are added in.

However there are small differences in the Catholic Lectionary based on the "mandated translation(s)" and the region of the conference of bishops approving the translation. But more analogous to the Anglican situation, there are substantial differences when one looks at other rites - several of which follow the Byzantine lectionary more closely than the Western lectionary.

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Kathleen Marie | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 16 2021 10:36 AM

I am rereading the logos/Verbum blogs and forum posts and whatever I can find, to refresh my memory on what is available and how it works.

Yes, I have noticed small differences at times. Back in the city, before the pandemic, I used to attend a Catholic chapel near my PO Box, and I used to schedule getting my mail around a mass time. They sold and used the Magnificat magazine. When the chapel shut down, I realized that online services matched to varying degrees. And there was more variation to the prayer readings than the Mass readings.

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