Here Are All the Morning and Evening Prayer Scripture Readings for this Church Year (ACNA Daily Office Lectionary Year B, 2017-2018)

By |2018-08-13T15:44:24+00:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Anglican Life|Tags: , , , , , , , |4 Comments

UPDATE: The ACNA has released a new (January 2018) Daily Office Lectionary.

CLICK HERE to access the new version.


In the interests of making the ACNA Daily Office Liturgies and Lectionary more accessible, I’ve been creating Rookie Anglican Daily Office Booklets for just over a year.

As I prepare to release the next Daily Office Booklet (for Christmastide through Pentecost, now released!), I’ve created a spreadsheet for the ACNA Daily Office Lectionary that (1) contains the calendar dates and (2) consolidates the Psalm, First Lesson, and Second Lesson for both Morning and Evening Prayer.

You’re welcome to use it. I know it will help me create the Daily Office Booklets for the current liturgical year!

Here’s the spreadsheet, in PDFExcel, and Google Drive spreadsheet formats.

Please let me know if you spot any errors! And stay tuned for the next Daily Office Booklet!

As Managing Editor, Joshua is in charge of the day-to-day operations at Anglican Pastor. He is a Transitional Deacon in the Anglican Church in North America, serving at Church of the Savior in Wheaton, IL. He is also a Ph.D. student in theology at Wheaton College.

4 Comments

  1. Sean Varga December 18, 2017 at 11:02 pm - Reply

    What about the fall Ember Days?

    • Joshua Steele December 19, 2017 at 8:31 am - Reply

      Great question. As per the ACNA Collects of the Christian Year Document: “Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after September 14 are the traditional autumnal Ember Days.” However, the fall Ember Days are not currently noted in the ACNA Daily Office Lectionary. Yet, thanks to your comment, I’ve now added them into the Google spreadsheet, Excel spreadsheet, and PDF. Thanks!

      • Sean Varga December 19, 2017 at 10:03 am - Reply

        That was quick, thank you!
        Another question: for days like the Fall Ember Days, or even on major Saints’ Days, I know previous prayer books offered their own psalms and lessons set for those days. This past year, I’ve never utilized those because the idea of simply missing days in the lectionary always bugged me, especially since the ACNA lectionary is designed for yearly full readings of Scripture. Have there been any methods in the past of reconciling those?

        • Joshua Steele December 19, 2017 at 10:10 am - Reply

          Great question. You’re talking about for the Daily Office, correct? I know that there is a similar problem for how to consolidate/reconcile the Sunday Lectionary with Feast Day readings.

          While there’s no official/traditional solution that comes to mind (though that’s probably due to my ignorance!), the best idea I’ve heard (from Fr. Peter Smith, who’s now the rector of Living Faith Anglican Church in Tempe, AZ) is to rotate which feast days (mainly the minor ones, no one’s talking about skipping Christmas or something!) you celebrate/read from each year. So, for example, on a 3-year rotation, you would celebrate roughly a third of the minor feast days each year. I imagine something similar could easily be done with the Daily Office, although I do admit it would take a fair bit of planning to make sure it was done consistently over the course of either 2 or 3 years.

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