Revised Common Lectionary The Revised Common Lectionary is a lectionary of readings or pericopes from the Bible for use in Protestant Christian worship, making provision for the liturgical year with its pattern of observances of festivals and seasons. It was preceded by the Common Lectionary, assembled in 1983, itself preceded by the COCU Lectionary, published in 1974 by the Consultation on Church Union (COCU). This lectionary was derived from various Protestant lectionaries in current use, which in turn were based on the 1969 Ordo Lectionum Missae, a three-year lectionary produced by the Roman Catholic Church following the reforms of the Second Vatican Council.
Denominational practices The Revised Common Lectionary is used in its original or an adapted form by churches around the world. The Ordo Lectionum Missae, on which it is based, is used in the Roman Catholic Church in local translations as the standard lectionary. Various other churches have also adopted (and sometimes adapted) the RCL; some may consider its use optional. These include: United States American Baptist Churches, USA Church of the Nazarene Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches Community of Christ Disciples of Christ Episcopal Church in the United States of America Evangelical Lutheran Church in America King's Chapel, Boston - an autonomous Unitarian Universalist church in the Anglican tradition Moravian Church in America Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod Presbyterian Church USA Reformed Church in America United Church of Christ United Methodist Church Unitarian Universalist Christian Fellowship Canada Anglican Church of Canada Canadian Baptists of Western Canada Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada Mennonite Church Canada Presbyterian Church in Canada United Church of Canada
United Kingdom Church of England Church of Scotland Church in Wales Methodist Church of Great Britain Scottish Episcopal Church United Reformed Church Philippines Apostolic Catholic Church Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches Episcopal Church of the Philippines Philippine Independent Church United Church of Christ in the Philippines United Methodist Church in the Philippines
Australia Anglican Church of Australia Uniting Church in Australia Italy Waldensian Evangelical Church Italian Methodist Church Baptist Evangelical Christian Union of Italy (UCEBI) Evangelical Reformed Baptist Churches in Italy
Liturgical colours are those specific colours used for vestments and hangings within the context of Christian liturgy. The symbolism of violet, white, green, red, gold, black, rose and other colours may serve to underline moods appropriate to a season of the liturgical year or may highlight a special occasion. There is a distinction between the colour of the vestments worn by the clergy and their choir dress, which with a few exceptions does not change with the liturgical seasons.
Methodist churches Methodists use a colour scheme similar to those used by Lutherans and Catholics, although the practice is not universally followed.
EMMI Lectionary makes detailed colours for liturgical throughout the year, which corresponds exactly with the table usage with three minor exceptions;
There is no reference in usage of deceased bishops;
No liturgical colour at all is suggested for Holy Saturday;
Candlemas, also known as the Feast of the Presentation of Jesus Christ, is a Christian Holy Day commemorating the presentation of Jesus at the Temple. It is based upon the account of the presentation of Jesus in Luke 2:22–40. Wikipedia