Preaching the New Lectionary: Year A

Preaching the New Lectionary: Year A

by Dianne Bergant
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814624723

ISBN-13: 9780814624722

Pub. Date: 08/28/2001

Publisher: Liturgical Press, The

The Lectionary is made up of selected passages from the Bible, placed within a literary and liturgical context. This new context calls for a consideration of the liturgical character and setting of the Lectionary readings. Preaching the New Lectionary: Year A offers readers that interpretation.

Preaching the New Lectionary is unique. First, it

Overview

The Lectionary is made up of selected passages from the Bible, placed within a literary and liturgical context. This new context calls for a consideration of the liturgical character and setting of the Lectionary readings. Preaching the New Lectionary: Year A offers readers that interpretation.

Preaching the New Lectionary is unique. First, it employs a literary-liturgical way of interpreting all the readings of each Sunday and major feast of the liturgical year, including the often overlooked responsorial psalm. Second, it explicitly situates the interpretation of each day within the theology of its respective liturgical season. This theology is drawn from the specific themes of the readings that comprise that particular year rather than from more general themes associated with the season. The meaning of the entire season becomes the context for understanding the individual parts of it. Third, the lections are also read in sequential order from the first Sunday of that season to the last. This reading interprets the function of the literary forms, thus providing yet another way of interpreting the riches of the readings.

This way of reading and understanding the Lectionary has potential for many forms of liturgical ministry. It can quicken the religious imagination of homilists, thus providing fresh new possibilities for liturgical preaching. It offers creative insights for those involved in the liturgical preparation for the celebration of feasts and seasons. It can also act as a valuable resource for liturgical catechesis. The material in Preaching the New Lectionary contributes toward enhancing the liturgical lives of the faithful.

Dianne Bergant, CSA, is Professor of Old Testament studies at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. The general editor of The Collegeville Bible Commentary (Old Testament) published by The Liturgical Press, she was editor of The Bible Today from 1986-1990.

Richard N. Fragomeni, PhD, is Associate Professor of Liturgy and Homiletics at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He is editor of The Ecological Challenge also published by The Liturgical Press.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814624722
Publisher:
Liturgical Press, The
Publication date:
08/28/2001
Series:
Helping You Spread the Word Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introductionvii
Advent
Chart for Advent Readingsx
Initial Reading of the Advent Lectionary1
Readings4
The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas)
Chart for Christmas Readings30
Initial Reading of the Christmas Lectionary32
Readings35
Lent
Chart for Lent Readings82
Initial Reading of the Lent Lectionary83
Readings86
Triduum
Chart for Triduum Readings122
Initial Reading of the Triduum123
Readings125
Easter
Chart for Easter Readings150
Initial Reading of the Easter Lectionary152
Readings154
Ordinary Time (Part One)
Chart for Ordinary Time (Sundays 1-9)206
Initial Reading of the Ordinary Lectionary (Sundays 1-9)208
Readings (Sundays 1-9)211
Ordinary Time (Part Two)
Chart for Ordinary Time (Sundays 10-17)256
Initial Reading of the Ordinary Lectionary (Sundays 10-17)258
Readings (Sundays 10-17)260
Ordinary Time (Part Three)
Chart for Ordinary Time (Sundays 18-24)306
Initial Reading of the Ordinary Lectionary (Sundays 18-24)308
Readings (Sundays 18-24)311
Ordinary Time (Part Four)
Chart for Ordinary Time (Sundays 25-34)349
Initial Reading of the Ordinary Lectionary (Sundays 25-34)351
Readings (Sundays 25-34)353
Solemnities and Feasts
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity409
The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ414
The Presentation of the Lord419
The Nativity of St. John the Baptist425
SS. Peter and Paul, Apostles430
The Transfiguration of the Lord435
The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary441
The Exaltation of the Holy Cross446
All Saints451
The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed457
The Dedication of the Lateran Basilica461
Index of Scripture Readings467

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