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Offline Timon

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Daily scripture readings.... ????
« on: February 05, 2013, 11:48:12 PM »
Why do the daily scripture readings differ among different jurisdictions?? What are the scripture readings for today (feb. 5th)? I've seen different ones. Do you just follow the readings for your jurisdiction?  When they're different, doesn't it sort of take away from the beauty of all of us, being one Church, being unified? Wouldn't part of being truly unified mean reading the same scriptures each day??
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Re: Daily scripture readings.... ????
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 12:27:45 AM »
Whatevers on AFR baby that way I can be lazy and don't have to read, I iPhone through my car stereo on the way to work. We all should be unified in this laziness, sorta like a bell curve for the kingdom of heaven ;)

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Re: Daily scripture readings.... ????
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 02:15:39 AM »
Why do the daily scripture readings differ among different jurisdictions?? What are the scripture readings for today (feb. 5th)? I've seen different ones. Do you just follow the readings for your jurisdiction?  When they're different, doesn't it sort of take away from the beauty of all of us, being one Church, being unified? Wouldn't part of being truly unified mean reading the same scriptures each day??

NO! The only thing the local Churches have had one of in history is one faith. There are even variations regarding the same liturgical rite. This has always been the case.
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Re: Daily scripture readings.... ????
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 02:17:27 AM »
There may be an additiona difference on daily readings based on a mistake, whether the readings are from the liturgical cycle, Old Calendar/New Calendar, Greek/Slavic, Old Rite Russian/Nikonian Rite Russian, etc.
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Re: Daily scripture readings.... ????
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 02:29:12 AM »
Why do the daily scripture readings differ among different jurisdictions?? What are the scripture readings for today (feb. 5th)? I've seen different ones. Do you just follow the readings for your jurisdiction?  When they're different, doesn't it sort of take away from the beauty of all of us, being one Church, being unified? Wouldn't part of being truly unified mean reading the same scriptures each day??

NO! The only thing the local Churches have had one of in history is one faith. There are even variations regarding the same liturgical rite. This has always been the case.

There are two main reasons for differences in the appointed readings for a given day: the 13-day calendar difference for fixed feasts, and accepted regional variation in which saint takes precedence on any given day. For instance, the Greek menaion for July 15 lists Sts Cyricus and Julitta for primary veneration, but the Russian menaion lists St Vladimir of Kiev for this day, as he is a saint of great importance in Russian Orthodox history. Similarly, January 14 sees the Serbian church give pre-eminence to St Sava, whereas the Georgians would favor the commemoration of St Nina of Georgia.
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Re: Daily scripture readings.... ????
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 04:37:16 PM »
I did account for the calendar differences.  I made sure I was looking at two new calendar calendars. I just thought that everyone read the same thing each day.  I always thought it was cool that whatever scriptures we are reading in the liturgy at my home parish are the same scriptures being read in Greece or in Russia.  (Since im in the OCA, it may actually be the same as in Russia...)

So its normal for the Greek lectionary readings to be different from the Russian lectionary readings? I guess its not a huge deal, but I just didnt realize this was the case.
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