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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, Feb 6 2020 3:41 PM

Treasury of Daily Prayer by Concordia Publishing House 

Now that the Catholics have their Liturgy of the Hours, it is only reasonable that the Lutherans keep pace. Wink

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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M.Megel | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Mar 3 2020 12:10 PM

Yes

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c squared b | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 16 2021 7:05 AM

Dear MJ:

I saw in a post from 2010 that one can create an Excel(R) spreadsheet of a lectionary and submit to LOGOS for coding into a resource.

I'm willing (and maybe able?) to do this for the daily lectionary from the Lutheran Service Book.  Could you provide an example of such a spreadsheet I could use as a model?  Or is it better to simply ask Concordia Publishing House to make the entire resource available through LOGOS?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 16 2021 3:00 PM

One would need the resource in Logos i.e. getting the rights from Concordia Publishing House first.

Orthodox Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev: "To be a theologian means to have experience of a personal encounter with God through prayer and worship."

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NB.Mick | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 16 2021 3:26 PM

c squared b:
I saw in a post from 2010 that one can create an Excel(R) spreadsheet of a lectionary and submit to LOGOS for coding into a resource.

I'm not sure whether that works like this so many years after.

c squared b:
I'm willing (and maybe able?) to do this for the daily lectionary from the Lutheran Service Book

Unlike 2010, we can now build our own lectionaries as Personal Books. Logos has a compiler tool that builds Logos-like resource from Word files - you may find instructions under https://wiki.logos.com/Personal_Books and https://wiki.logos.com/Lectionary_and_Harmony_Support , some examples possibly under https://wiki.logos.com/User_Contributed_Personal_Books . I personally did this for some lectionaries and found it a good idea to start in Excel (which allows formulas to put together a string of data, e.g. for a day) and then go on finishing the file in Word. Be warned that lectionaries are complex to build and expect a time-consuming task.

If you do this for yourself, it probably falls under fair use or a legal way of format conversion - depending on your source and the jurisdiction you are in. If the data source is free (not only somewhere on the web, but licensed to redistribute in another format, or if it's in the Public Domain), you are encouraged to share it on the forums. Most probably both is not the case for the daily lectionary published by Concordia.

You probably will be faster when you do it yourself as a PB, but if you can convince Concordia and Faithlife to build and sell it, it may help other users that like to use this. 

Running Logos 9 latest (beta) version on Win 10

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c squared b | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Feb 19 2021 5:07 AM

Thank you for your thoughtful and thorough reply-post.

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