The Revised Common Lectionary is a three-year cycle of weekly scripture lessons used to varying degrees by the vast majority of mainline Protestant churches in Canada and the United States. The readings follow the seasons of the Church Year, and includes four lessons for each Sunday, as well as additional readings for major feast days. During most of the year, the lections are: a reading from the Hebrew Bible, a Psalm, a reading from the Epistles, and a Gospel reading. During the season of Easter, the Hebrew Bible lection is usually replaced with one from the Acts of the Apostles. The lections from the Hebrew Bible are sometimes chosen from the Apocrypha.
If a person or a congregation reads the lectonary lessons for each week for three years, they will have read through the key passages of the entire Bible! The Lectionary is a wonderful way to learn and study scripture!