We’ve reached the end of our examination of the texts of the General Introduction to the Lectionary for Mass. You can review the whole document online, if you wish.
I refer you to the appendices, which include a “Table of Principal Celebrations,” dating Easter and feasts which rely on it for their own dating. It runs 1998-2025.
There is also a chart of Sunday second readings in Ordinary Time, but I would recommend instead Fr Felix Just’s fine site for all sorts of tables and statistics on the Roman Lectionaries.
I don’t have a lot to write about as we wrap up this peek at the GILM. The document contains a good amount of optimism, it being 1981. From about 1970, Roman documents on liturgy are more noted for a more measured tone than those from the period of 1963-69. The liturgical clampdown of the 90’s is still far enough in the future. GILM represents a sample of Roman liturgical thinking from the midpoint of implementing liturgical reform: a respect for the role and office of bishop, an expectation that liturgy will continue to grow more fruitful, a refinement of earlier ideas and practices–some of which had been found wanting, and others enhanced as the Church reaches a zenith of collaboration between the curia, the bishops, bureaucrats, and experts.
Any last comments on the document, the Lectionary, or some related topic?