Analysis of lectionaries

I have compared lectionaries across different traditions. looking at their similaries and differences. I have compared which verses are included or excluded over a 3 year cycle of readings. Traditions vary in the way they operate their lectionaries, so they can never be quite like-for-like. I have identified for each tradition which set of readings I have taken.

Sunday/Sabbath Usage

Tradition Services selected Period of cycle Readings Used Readings Unused
Book of Common Prayer (1662) Readings set for Holy Communion 1 Year Cycle BCP Used BCP Unused
Common Worship Readings set for the main service of the day 3 Year Cycle CW Used CW Unused
Orthodox Readings set in Byzantine Lectionary 1 Year Cycle Orthodox Used Orthodox Unused
Seventh Day Adventists Daily Readings set in preparation for Sabbath Day service, plus all suggested further reading. No fixed cycle as such. 3 Years of readings selected (2006-2009) SDA Used SDA Unused

We compare individual traditions against one another, focusing on which verses are included in one tradition, but not in the other.

  Common Worship BCP Orthodox Seventh Day Adventist
Common Worship X CW v BCP CW v Orthodox CW v Adventist
BCP BCP v CW X BCP v Orthodox BCP v Adventist
Orthodox Orthodox v CW Orthodox v BCP X Orthodox v Adventist
Seventh day Adventists Adventist v CW Adventists v BCP Adventist v Orthodox X

You can also view a comparison of which verses differ between four traditions.

If you want to see the percentage coverage across the traditions, it can be found here.

If you want to see the weighted coverage across the traditions, it can be found here.

 

 

Weekday usage

Tradition Services selected Period of cycle Readings Used Readings Unused
Book of Common Prayer (1662) Readings set for Morning and Evening Prayer 1 Year Cycle BCP Used BCP Unused
Common Worship Readings set for the main service of the day 3 Year Cycle CW Used CW Unused
Orthodox Readings set in Byzantine Lectionary 1 Year Cycle Orthodox Used Orthodox Unused
Seventh Day Adventists Daily Readings set in preparation for Sabbath Day service, plus all suggested further reading. No fixed cycle as such. 3 Years of readings selected (2006-2009) SDA Used SDA Unused

We compare individual traditions against one another, focusing on which verses are included in one tradition, but not in the other.

  Common Worship BCP Orthodox Seventh Day Adventist
Common Worship X CW v BCP CW v Orthodox CW v Adventist
BCP BCP v CW X BCP v Orthodox BCP v Adventist
Orthodox Orthodox v CW Orthodox v BCP X Orthodox v Adventist
Seventh day Adventists Adventist v CW Adventists v BCP Adventist v Orthodox X

You can also view a comparison of which verses differ between four traditions.

If you want to see the percentage coverage across the traditions, it can be found here.

If you want to see the weighted coverage across the traditions, it can be found here.

 

 

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