Daily Bible Readings For Advent

The beginning of Advent is only a few days away and I thought that it was a good time to post links to various forms of lectionary readings that you might like to read throughout Advent and Christmas.  The readings vary depending on our tradition but all of them are intended to prepare us for the coming of Christ.

If you are confused by the fact that the Sunday lectionary readings that you hear in church seem to be different from those listed below in the daily readings don’t despair.  There are in fact two types of lectionary readings – those that are meant to be used on a daily basis and sometimes called the daily office lectionary.  These vary in format from tradition to tradition, but in the Anglican tradition provide reading from the psalms for morning and evening prayer, as well as daily OT, NT and gospel readings.  This is arranged in a two year cycle beginning on the First Sunday of Advent each year.  The lectionary for Sundays is designed for use in public services.  It also begins on the First Sunday of Advent but is arranged in a three year cycle.   Anyhow I thought that you might like to explore a variety of readings, many of which can be subscribed to as email subscriptions…. and of course this is but a small sampling of what is available

Readings from the Book of Common Prayer

Presbyterian USA daily readings

Readings from the Worldwide Chapel of Ease

Northumbria Community Daily Offices

Daily Prayer with the Irish Jesuits

Daily Prayer from the Catholic Church in Australia

Sacredise – Loving God/Loving the World – lectionary readings and reflections from John Van Der Laar in South Africa.