Tuesday, June 20, 2006

The missing text

It happens every other year. This time, it's during the final days of the General Convention. Morning and Evening prayer is offered daily for the bishops and deputies. But as occurs from time to time in the lectionary, a passage is omitted from the otherwise continuous reading through a book of scripture at the Daily Office. This is an example; note the difference for stopping and starting between Tuesday and Wednesday.

Epistle Lessons for Proper 6, Year 2
Romans 1:1-15 on Monday
Romans 1:16-25 on Tuesday
Romans 1:28--2:11 on Wednesday
Romans 2:12-24 on Thursday
Romans 2:25--3:8 on Friday

Something's missing. What happened to Romans 1:26-27? Why was it censored? See if you can guess first, then click on the passage.

3 comments:

Sean said...

The timing seems more than coincidental to me. Anyone else?

Timotheos Prologizes said...

As far as I can see, these verses have been omitted in the previous lectionary as well (1940s).

Sean said...

I was referring to the timing the reading would have been and the General Convention.