Daily Bible Readings For Advent

The beginning of Advent is only a few days away and I thought that it was a good time to post links to various forms of lectionary readings that you might like to read throughout Advent and Christmas.  The readings vary depending on our tradition but all of them are intended to prepare us for the coming of Christ.

If you are confused by the fact that the Sunday lectionary readings that you hear in church seem to be different from those listed below in the daily readings don’t despair.  There are in fact two types of lectionary readings – those that are meant to be used on a daily basis and sometimes called the daily office lectionary.  These vary in format from tradition to tradition, but in the Anglican tradition provide reading from the psalms for morning and evening prayer, as well as daily OT, NT and gospel readings.  This is arranged in a two year cycle beginning on the First Sunday of Advent each year.  The lectionary for Sundays is designed for use in public services.  It also begins on the First Sunday of Advent but is arranged in a three year cycle.   Anyhow I thought that you might like to explore a variety of readings, many of which can be subscribed to as email subscriptions…. and of course this is but a small sampling of what is available

Readings from the Book of Common Prayer

Presbyterian USA daily readings

Readings from the Worldwide Chapel of Ease

Northumbria Community Daily Offices

Daily Prayer with the Irish Jesuits

Daily Prayer from the Catholic Church in Australia



19 Responses

  1. Dear Christine, Have you visited http://followingthestar.org/ … part of http://www.d365.org, a daily online devotional series, created and produced by Passport, Inc. A friend passed the link along to me and I thought you’d also find the format/material of interest.

    “Passport is a student ministry organization focused on creating meaningful experiences and resources for students. From Youth and Children’s camps, to international awareness and youth leader training events, Passport, Inc. gives students a chance to see and experience their world in new ways.

    d365.org is sponsored by three denominational partners: the Congregational Life office of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, the Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the Presbyterian Church (USA), The Program Center for Lifelong Christian Formation of The Episcopal Church.”

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