The Season of Advent begins on Sunday December 1, and so starts a new liturgical year and a fresh cycle of daily scripture readings.
Church of Ireland Publishing has announced the availability of Sunday and Weekday Readings 2013. This annual booklet is compiled by the Rev Ken Rue, who said: “Sunday and Weekday Readings is designed to help worship planners and lesson readers know the appointed readings for Sundays and weekdays. It is also beneficial for those who wish to follow a personal course of scripture readings tied in with the Church calendar.”
On that note, in his Diocesan Presidential Address this year in Armagh, Archbishop Richard Clarke, focusing on the biblical tradition of the Church of Ireland, said: ‘I believe that our people should be encouraged to read through the following Sunday’s lectionary readings so that they will be better prepared to get the most from their worship and to give the most to their worship.”
The price of Sunday and Weekday Readings 2013 remains unchanged from previous years, costing £3 in Northern Ireland and €4 in the Republic of Ireland. Copies are available from the Good Book Shop, Donegall Street, Belfast (Tel. +44 (0)28 9082 8890 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) and via Mrs Janet Maxwell, Church House, Rathmines, Dublin (Tel. +353 (1)4125 621).
For further information on Church of Ireland Publishing, visit www.cip.ireland.anglican.org