I want a reverse Lectionary index

OK, so I’m starting work a bit early on the sermon for the Sunday after Ascension Day (4th May). The Gospel reading, this being Year A, is John 17:1-11, the first chunk of Jesus’ high priestly prayer. The question in my mind was, when does the rest of this prayer occur in the Common Worship principal service lectionary? Does it occur at all? (Some bits are notably left out of the three-year lectionary, such as Revelation 22:19.)

In the end I searched through the PDF version of Common Worship for the phrase “John 17”, which turned up the answer fairly quickly. (The answer is that John 17.6-19 is read in year B and John 17.20-26 in year C.) But before that I had tried the Index of Biblical References at the back of Common Worship (pages 823-836). I’m sure it’s a very nice index, but all it gives are the page numbers. I think what I need is some sort of Biblical index to the Lectionary that tells me where each chunk of Scripture occurs – which Sunday of the year and which year of the cycle.

Of course, all my faithful readers (ha!) from non-lectionary-compliant churches will now be wondering what on earth I’m on about.


WordPress 2.5

Fr. Gareth asks asks how people are finding the new and shiny WordPress 2.5. Basically I like it. I’ve managed to find everything I need so far. The new Media Library thingy and the the “Add media” buttons in the editor are a big plus. The visual editor feels rather more solid than before.

I duly upgraded The Parish of Elmdon. In fact, I decided to be very brave and used the WordPress Automatic Upgrade plugin to do the needful. A few minutes later everything was shiny and new, and (so far as I have been able to tell so far…) working just fine.

For the record, the parish site is currently using the following plugins:

  • Add meta tags 1.6
  • Akismet 2.1.4
  • cformsII 8.02
  • FAlbum 0.7.1
  • FeedBurner FeedSmith 2.3
  • Flickr Manager 1.5.5
  • My own Forthcoming Events widget
  • Google XML Sitemaps
  • iCal Events 1.12
  • WordPress Admin Bar 2.0.5
  • WordPress Automatic Upgrade 1.1

which is more than enough for one site.