Feasting on the Word Additional Essays
Feasting on the Word follows the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL), which provides a collection of worship readings from Scripture to be used in a schedule that follows the seasons of the church year. The RCL provides a reading from the Old Testament, a Psalm response to that reading, a Gospel, and an epistle for each preaching occasion of the year, presented in a three-year cycle.
The RCL offers two tracks of Old Testament texts for the Season after Pentecost or Ordinary Time: a semicontinuous track, which moves through stories and characters in the Old Testament, and a complementary track, which ties the Old Testament texts to the theme of the Gospel texts for that day. The print volumes of Feasting on the Word follow the complementary track for Year A, are split between the complementary and semi-continuous track for Year B, and cover the semicontinuous stream for Year C. Essays on the lections that are not covered in the Feasting on the Word print volumes are available for purchase below and can be downloaded immediately.