Following The Gospel Through The Year

Following The Gospel Through The Year

by Raymond Chapman


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Week by week, in thousands of places of worship and in homes, Christians gather around the Scriptures to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ proclaimed. The Revised Common Lectionary, now used widely by church communities throughout the world, has restored the Early Church principle of continuous readings through the Gospels: Matthew in Year A, Mark in Year B and Luke in Year C with additional readings from John in all three years. This pattern of reading enables the narrative of each to unfold and invites reflection on the distinctive style and approach of each of the Evangelists.

Following the Gospel through the Year aims to enrich and deepen understanding by providing for each Sunday, Holy Day and major festival. It offers: * a summary of the essential message of the Gospel reading * a link to the other readings of the day * an extended meditation and reflection * an illustrative quote from the spiritual classics * a closing prayer With additioanl background notes on each of the Gospels and of the seasons of the Christian year, this book is an inspiring resource for worship leaders, preachers and those who help to lead the intercessions, and a reliable guide for personal devotional reading at all times.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781853114366
Publisher: Hymns Ancient & Modern
Publication date: 02/03/2011
Series: Reflections on the Gospels for Sundays and Holy Days, Years
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 16.75(d)

About the Author

Raymond was the author of many widely-used books of prayer and devotion including Leading Intercessions, Hear Our Prayer, and A Pastoral Prayer Book. He was a Vice-Chairman of the Prayer Book Society, Emeritus Professor of English Literature in the University of London, and a greatly loved priest in the diocese of Southwark. He died in 2013.

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