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does your church read the bible in order?

I mean on the first Sunday readings Genesis and until that book is complete reading and discussion from the book of Genesis?

or is it random order?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:29 PM on Jan. 15, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Random order

    Answer by Texan1993 at 9:31 PM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • My church is on a 3 year cycle. Each day there is a reading from the Old Testement, a reading from the New Testement writings, and a reading from the Gospel. If you read the readings each day, after 3 years you willl have read the majority of the Bible.

    Answer by Anna92464 at 9:43 PM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • The readings for the Catholic Church are not random - they're scheduled in cycles. Basically I'd hear the same readings at any Latin Rite New Order Mass anywhere in the world. The cycle for weekday Masses is different than Sunday Masses.

    Weekday Masses (Mon - Sat.) have 2 readings - one is usually from the OT and the other usually from the gospel. We don't read the OT in order ( we don't start with Genesis) but we do pick one book and read a bit each day until the end and then move to the next book. Like this week andnext week we're working through 1 Samuel and then 2 Samuel. In early Feb. we'll start the book of Kings. It's a 2-year cycle for the OT books - one set is read during year 1 (even numbered years) and oen set is read during year 2 (odd numbered years). The Gospel readings are the same for both years and read semi-continously starting with Mark, then Matthew and Luke. John is read during Easter.

    Answer by eringobrough at 11:03 PM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • There are 3 bible readings for Sunday Masses - an OT reading, reading from an epistle, and a gospel reading (plus a reading/singing from Psalms). The gospels are on a 3 year cycle - year A is Matthew, year B is Mark and chapter 6 of John, year C is Luke. (The rest of John is read during the Easter season). The first reading from the OT is choosen to reflect important themes from the Gospel reading. The second reading, the epsitles, are read semi-continously. Each Sunday, we pick up close to where we left off the Sunday before, though some passages are never read

    (Probably more than you wanted to know)

    Answer by eringobrough at 11:08 PM on Jan. 15, 2010

  • We dont do whole books but teach on scripture through out the bible
    If the topic is on Holiness then it will be scriptures that have to do with Holiness

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 12:46 AM on Jan. 16, 2010

  • But not more than I wanted to know eringobrough! I had forgotten the weekday readings were only 2. :)

    Answer by Anna92464 at 10:05 AM on Jan. 16, 2010

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