something appears to be wrong with ECUSA’s Lectionary….

As you may know, I have been working on a series of 3 short meditations on this week’s lectionary readings for Lent & Beyond. To do this I’ve been working off the RCL as found here. This is the Lectionary used by the Episcopal Church of the USA. What’s fascinating is the texts for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Here they are.

Monday 19 June 2006, Rom 1:1-15
Tuesday 20 June 2006, Rom 1:16-25
Wednesday 21 June 2006, Rom 1:28-2:11

Anyone spot what’s missing?

Here it is.

Romans 1:26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.

Irony? You betcha.

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  1. h1s_songb1rd

    They might as well just throw the whole Bible away, then. There needs to be a split. Is it wrong of me to feel that way?

    1. David Ould

      no, I don’t think that’s unreasonable at all. And there will be.

      1. h1s_songb1rd

        Oh… Now I see you’ve answered my question from my journal. I guess my next question is “when?” and “how?”

        1. David Ould

          it’s happening as we speak. The conservative bishops are variously distancing themselves from the action and claiming legitimacy as authentic Anglicans.

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    2. detroitfather

      1 Corinthians 6:9,10 are nowhere to be found in this Lectionary, either. It is criminal to omit such verses. It means that folks can read all the verses the church tells them to, and never encounter this “problem” passage. A passage which, if taken seriously, could save many from eternal suffering.

      1. h1s_songb1rd

        Yes, and there is so much hope in verse 11.

    3. 1angrychristian

      A split is the mildest response. The great theological minds of our time need to stand up to this heresy and destroy it with simple logic.

      This type of “theology” is much like someone who calls themself a Christian and then turns and says they don’t believe in the bible and that Jesus isn’t the only way to God.

      That would be like holding up a can of black eyed peas and calling it a can of whole kernal Corn.


      it’s insane, illogical, and completely … stupid. Sorry, but there’s no nice way of putting it. it is REALLY foolish to censor the Word of God. Ok, foolish is putting it lightly. it’s DANGEROUS.

  2. 1angrychristian

    it’s that new brand of moral relativity that’s going around. it’s catching like the phreaking plague.

  3. guided_by_grace

    You have got to be kidding me! This country’s religious institutions are killing me right now.

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