Frustration trying to tweak the LCMS 1 year lectionary

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Mon, Mar 23 2015 1:30 AM

Lutheran Service Book Historic (One Year) Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2009.

This resource lacks the Latin incipit names by which the Sundays of Advent, Lent and Easter are known. I was going to be helpful and add the names using the Community Tag feature ... on the index copy only. However I found I could not as the incipits are known to Logos only musically ... and there is no way to make Logos aware of missing Community tag values. I suppose I could report them as typos ... data missing i.e. present in the original publication but accidently omitted in the Logos resource.

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Louis St. Hilaire | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 23 2015 1:44 PM

Are you saying that they're actually present in the LCMS Lutheran Service Book, or are you just pointing out our general lack of support for these titles? I realize they're not specific to the Lutheran liturgy, but the reason we don't have them here--or in any of our lectionaries--is that they weren't present in the source we were given (in this case, charts supplied by the LCMS rather than the full Lutheran Service Book, so it's possible that we're missing something).

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Mar 23 2015 2:28 PM

  A bit of both. I was using the LCMS site as the source http://www.lcms.org/page.aspx?pid=448 assuming that it was consistent with the Lutheran Service Book. I would have had to dump and arthritic cat off my lap to check further.

But my frustration is with the slowness with which items are added to the LCV ...e.g. the "names" of the unnamed people of the Bible from Jewish and Muslim sources, Latin Psalm names from the BCP etc. -- it's been six years of effort to get the Jewish names of "unnamed" people entered. There has been some noticeable movement of expanding the Logos terms to cover Catholic terms but Jewish and Anglican have shown zilch progress (okay I may be exaggerating a bit in frustration).

Beside direct use, the reason it is so frustrating is that some search boxes take the top suggested item in the drop down menu rather than what you typed. When terms you want to search on do not appear in the drop down, or when a very similar but not identical term appears, one wastes a lot of time on incorrect terms.

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Ken McGuire | Forum Activity | Replied: Mon, Jan 4 2016 2:31 PM

Since I have a pew edition of LSB handy, I looked up the one year lectionary in it. In the pew edition at least, the only Latin Sunday titles are for pre-lent, and my Logos edition does have these Latin names.

I have no information on why the editors decided to use only these Latin names and no others...

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