Lectionary & Calendar 2021-2022 Year A - Matthew
The Lectionary is a method by which, over a period of three years, much of the Bible is read aloud in Church. Full coverage requires Bible readings every day of the year. This Lectionary, being oriented towards worship, includes readings for every Sunday and major festivals when they fall during the week. The one exception to this is Holy Week, which is given in full.
This Lectionary and Calendar follows the Common Lectionary Revised (1992) produced by the ecumenical liturgical body the Consultation on Common Texts (CCT), and is produced by permission of the CCT as a service to parishes and preachers. The booklet is edited and produced by the Methodist Faith and Order Committee on behalf of the Methodist Church of New Zealand/Te Hahi Weteriana O Aotearoa and the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa/New Zealand. Andrew Gamman is the current editor of this Lectionary.
Broadly speaking, each year is ordered according to the liturgical year, observing the church seasons such as Christmas, Easter and Pentecost. This Calendar shows the dates of the church’s festivals in the current year. It also shows dates of other important national, international and ecumenical celebrations and days of remembrance.
The booklet in a printed format is available both from the Administration Division of MCNZ or the Resource Centre of PCANZ.
Kereru Publishing offers electronic versions in both PDF and EPUB. These are a free download and complement the Kereru Publishing Lectionary resource, 'Taking Flight'. Taking Flight can be purchased on our website.