Category Archives: Easter

Episode 19, Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 13th, 2018



We arrive this Sunday at the last set of readings before Pentecost, those chosen for the final, 7th Sunday of the Easter season. In each of the three different lectionary years, portions of John 17 are read on this final Sunday, from what is called Jesus’ High Priestly prayer, as the Gospel reading. A final … Continue reading Episode 19, Seventh Sunday of Easter, May 13th, 2018


Episode 18, Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 6th, 2018



We’ve come to the penultimate Sunday of the Easter season, the sixth Sunday, the week in which Ascension falls. Forty days after the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Next Sunday is the final Sunday before Pentecost. Our lessons come from, as usual, the Acts of the Apostles, chapter 10 this week, the final section of the … Continue reading Episode 18, Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 6th, 2018


Episode 17, Fifth Sunday of Easter, April 29th, 2018



In the symphony of scripture for the 5th Sunday of Easter, we continue our selected readings from the Acts of the Apostles, joined by portions of First John. As noted before, because Acts is shared across all three lectionary years, the selections are often made intentionally so as to come alongside the other readings; we … Continue reading Episode 17, Fifth Sunday of Easter, April 29th, 2018


Episode 16, Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 22nd, 2018



The lessons chosen for the 4th Sunday of Easter are taken from Acts, chapter 4; the 23rd Psalm; First John chapter 3; and the Gospel of John chapter 10. The Gospel reading should alert us that we are moving away from resurrection accounts such as we have had them from the end of the synoptic … Continue reading Episode 16, Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 22nd, 2018


Episode 15, Third Sunday of Easter, April 15th, 2018



As discussed last week, a pattern can be observed in the selection of readings during the Easter season. Instead of a first, OT reading we have selections from the Acts of the Apostles. The second lesson is a semi-continuous reading: from 1 Peter in Year A, Revelation in Year C, and this year, from First … Continue reading Episode 15, Third Sunday of Easter, April 15th, 2018


Episode 14, Second Sunday of Easter, April 8th, 2018



For the crescendo Sundays of Palm Sunday and Easter, the readings chosen and their relationship to each other are straightforward and clear to the point of overflowing. There is a lot of good material to choose from and work with. The symphony soars. Let’s take a moment to look ahead a bit now, as Easter … Continue reading Episode 14, Second Sunday of Easter, April 8th, 2018


Episode 13, Easter, April 1st, 2018



We have a rich symphony of lessons to choose from on Easter Sunday. More so than on other Sundays due to the several choices offered. The resurrection account from John or what is often called the shorter version from Mark. Shorter because the manuscript history shows that Mark could end here, at verse 8, with … Continue reading Episode 13, Easter, April 1st, 2018