Essays on the lections for Pentecost and the Season after Pentecost that are not covered in the Feasting on the
Word print volumes will now be available exclusively online. Essays for Year A will be available here in May 2011 for one low price for all Year A 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. Some denominational traditions favor one over the other, so essays on the lections that are not covered in the Feasting on the Word print volumes will be available for download here.