Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.


Reading the Bible Online

The Bible is vitally important to our understanding of who God is and how God has acted in human history (as well as in our lives today). The emphasis for centuries within the Anglican Communion (of which the Episcopal Church is part) has been on both reading a lot of scripture within our Sunday worship services as well as daily Bible readings following a pattern, which allows one to read through the entire Bible.

One way to do this is through the practice of the brief services of Morning and Evening Prayer. The readings set for those services by the Book of Common Prayer have one reading through the Bible every two years. While the service is found in the prayer book, you can also find the prayers and readings updated daily at The Daily Office.

These are the same readings found in the Forward Day by Day booklets which are available for free at the church. Using those quarterly-published booklets as a guide, you may also read through the Bible every two years, in four relatively short daily readings from the Old Testament, a Psalm, a New Testament letter and a Gospel.


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