The Armchair Liturgist: Cycle B & C on Feasts

armchair1.jpgThis Sunday is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord in the Roman Calendar. Until about ten years ago, these major Christmas feasts (among a few others): Holy Family and Baptism of the Lord used to have one set of readings to repeat each year.

Do these feasts deserve three sets of Scriptures? Is it good to have the option of using cycle A readings, as we do for the Scrutiny Sundays of Lent?

Sit in the chair: do you keep it simple year to year? If you opt for cycle B, make sure you have an updated Lectionary to handle it.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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3 Responses to The Armchair Liturgist: Cycle B & C on Feasts

  1. Liam says:

    I thought the option to use Cycle A would have been a concession to frugality – to accommodate those churches that would not afford a new (and, lest we forget, still provisional) lectionary….

  2. If I recall correctly, the Gospels for this feast have been on a three-year cycle for a while; what is new are the (optional) alternatives for the first two readings in cycles B and C.

  3. Liam says:

    And psalms.

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