Category Archives: General Introduction to the Lectionary

GILM 108-110: Solemnities of the Lord, Plus Weekdays

108. On the solemnities of Holy Trinity, Corpus Christi, and the Sacred Heart, the texts chosen correspond to the principal themes of these celebrations. The readings of the Thirty-Fourth and last Sunday of Ordinary Time celebrate Christ the universal King. … Continue reading

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GILM 106-107: Other Sunday Readings

Ordinary Time first readings have two purposes: 106. These readings have been chosen to correspond to the Gospel passages in order to avoid an excessive diversity between the readings of different Masses and above all to bring out the unity … Continue reading

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GILM 105: Sunday Gospels in Ordinary Time

Sunday gospel readings in Ordinary Time are explained: 105. On the Second Sunday of Ordinary Time the Gospel continues to center on the manifestation of the Lord, which is celebrated on the Solemnity of the Epiphany, through the traditional passage … Continue reading

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GILM 103-104: Arranging and Choosing the Texts of Ordinary Time

In Ordinary Time, it’s a matter of counting. Some people prefer “ordinal” or counted time to “ordinary.” The story of salvation is never an ordinary event. But we need some way to make the Nativity cycle and the Ninety Days … Continue reading

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GILM 100-102: Easter Season

Easter Sundays (of the season) are organized thus: 100. The Gospel readings for the first three Sundays recount the appearances of the risen Christ. The readings about the Good Shepherd are assigned to the Fourth Sunday. On the Fifth, Sixth, … Continue reading

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GILM 99: Triduum

(cue fanfare) The Paschal Triduum: 99. On Holy Thursday at the evening Mass the remembrance of the meal preceding the Exodus casts its own special light because of the Christ’s example in washing the feet of his disciples and Paul’s … Continue reading

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GILM 97-98: Lenten Readings

Lent is where we are now, so we get to experience the patterns we worship these days. Sundays first: 97. The Gospel readings are arranged as follows: The first and second Sundays maintain the accounts of the Temptation and Transfiguration … Continue reading

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