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Daily Office Lectionary from the Book of Common Prayer Available Online in the ESV

The Daily Office readings from the Book of Common Prayer are now available online in several formats, just in time for the first Sunday of Advent (the beginning of the liturgical year).

Anglicans and Episcopalians around the world use the Book of Common Prayer for personal and public worship. The lectionary follows a liturgical calendar organized around a number of holidays, principally Christmas and Easter. We used the 1979 Episcopal Book of Common Prayer as the source of our readings.

Only the Bible readings are available on our site, not the liturgy. However, the Book of Common Prayer is in the public domain in the U.S. and most other countries. You can use our web service to integrate the readings with orders of service on your site if you feel ambitious.

Our implementation omits readings from the Apocrypha (since the ESV doesn’t include it). You may need to consult another Bible for Apocryphal readings or substitute a reading from an Old Testament book. We also include all optional readings, which may not be appropriate for your context.

We wrote a PHP program to convert between the Gregorian and liturgical calendars on-the-fly. It’s entirely possible we got some of the readings or dates wrong. Please let us know if you find anything that doesn’t look right or if you have any suggestions for improvement.

November 30, 2006 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Digital,ESVBible.org,News & Announcements | Author: Crossway Staff @ 7:10 pm | (11) Comments »

11 Comments

  1. [...] Also, on the ESV Blog there’s some cool news – The Daily Office readings from the Book of Common Prayer are now available online. This should be great news for all of you Anglicans/Episcopalians out there. Posted by theologian Filed in Uncategorized [...]

    Pingback by Misc. Stuff « Theologian — December 1, 2006 @ 10:02 am

  2. [...] Daily office lectionary from the Book of Common Prayer is now available online in the ESV. [...]

    Pingback by SmartChristian.com » Blog Archive » — December 1, 2006 @ 1:27 pm

  3. [...] A new one that excites me is the Daily Office readings from the Book of Common Prayer. Unlike the three year lectionary cycle for Sunday services, the Daily Office is a two year cycle of daily reading. Combine this with your favorite commentaries, use it to pray the office daily, or just get your Bible out and read. No matter what plan you use, getting into the Word daily will help you deepen your relationship with God. [...]

    Pingback by Two42 » Blog Archive » Daily Office available with ESV — December 4, 2006 @ 10:44 am

  4. The English Standard Version [ESV] site has made available several ways to read through the Bible. Two new ones, which are available as RSS feeds, are described here. I’ve incorporated one of them into this site over on the right,

    Trackback by Two new Bible reading plans — January 18, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

  5. Tucked into our announcement a couple of weeks ago about the Book of Common Prayer Daily Office Lectionary being available was mention of a new API call: getReadingPlanInfo. This blog entry gives a brief overview of how to use the

    Trackback by New API Method: getReadingPlanInfo — January 18, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

  6. The English Standard Version is available online in a variety of forms. I know some of you enjoy using the Lectionary as a way of reading through Scripture. The links here provide various ways of receiving the daily readings.

    Trackback by Lectionary available online in the ESV — January 18, 2007 @ 4:24 pm

  7. I know that the ESV isn’t the perfect bible, but I like how ESV is trying to use technology to help Christians in their devotional life…

    Trackback by BCP Daily Office from ESV — February 1, 2007 @ 7:37 am

  8. No matter what you think of the translation, or more specifically the denominations that use it (some people call it the “Evangelical Standard Version”), the ESV has a great handle on web technologies. It’s been my favorite translation for a while, and I’ve liked to keep up with what they’re doing on the Internet…

    Trackback by ESV Daily Lectionary — February 1, 2007 @ 10:42 am

  9. 2. Daily Office Lectionary from the Book of Common Prayer Available Online in the ESV. The folks at the ESV website came up with this wonderful new service. From now on, you will see a link to it under the «Liturgy» section of my sidebar. So, if you are liturgically minded, this is a great way to read the Bible daily…

    Trackback by Bible-related Items — March 1, 2007 @ 7:46 am

  10. The English Standard Version [ESV] site has made available several ways to read through the Bible. Two new ones, which are available as RSS feeds, are described here…

    Trackback by Two new Bible reading plans — July 1, 2007 @ 7:48 am

  11. The English Standard Version is available online in a variety of forms. I know some of you enjoy using the Lectionary as a way of reading through Scripture…

    Trackback by Lectionary available online in the ESV — July 1, 2007 @ 7:48 am

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