LECTIONARY


LECTIONARY

The lectionary tab on the main program screen displays all the information that relates to the lectionary. It lists of the lessons for the next Sunday service and has a reading pane that displays the text of the lessons, Psalm or the collect.  

Sunday Date and Lectionary

When the program is started, it calculates the next Sunday date and automatically loads the lectionary that is appointed for use on that particular Sunday.

Lectionary Tracks and Alternative Lessons

If the lectionary allows for alternative lessons or Psalms, the alternative ones are listed also. The user may select which ones are to be used.

For Sundays other than the upcoming one, the user may change the service date.

The program incorporates the 3-year cycle of lessons and also allows for 2 different tracks to be followed.  In some case, the lesson may have optional text and this may be selected or excluded.

The lectionary for each Sunday in the liturgical calendar year is contained in a separate file. In addition to the lessons, it includes the Collect and the Psalm.