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Lectionary
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[German Version]

I. Bible – II. Liturgy

I. Bible

A lectionary is a book containing biblical readings or lections for the services of the church year. The lectionaries of the Greek church are the Synaxarion , with readings for all the moveable feasts, starting with Easter Sunday, and the Menologion (Menologies) for the fixed saints' days of the secular calendar, starting with Sep 1. For the period from Easter to Pentecost, the Synaxarion provides daily readings from Acts and John. After Pentecost readings are provided only for…

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Aland, Barbara and Baldovin, John F., “Lectionary”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_12883>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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