Sunday, May 20, 2007

Only the Church of England

Our second reading, in the Common Worship Lectionary for Easter 7, was as follows
Revelation 22 verses 16& 17, 20 &21
Verses 18 & 19, NOT included, read as follows

I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this book; 19if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God will take away that person’s share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which are described in this book.


So there we have it. Ah well...I sit condemned (together with, I presume, the Liturgical Commission). Would you care to join me in the handcart?

5 comments:

marcella said...

Can't think of anyone I'd like to travel with better - thanks for the laugh. That is something which will be very much appreciated by 3/4 of the family.

St said...

Priceless. Almost as good as the funeral reading of Revelation 21:1-7. What, not 20:15 or 21:8?

For reasons of pastoral sensitivity the pit of burning sulphur is closed at this time. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Give up the lectionary and preach series on matters that concern your church (as soon as it's your call).

Susie said...

Hee hee... I found that entertaining last Sunday on our side of the pond too :)

liz said...

any room for a Scottish presbyterian in that handcart?
I've loved your blogs over the weekend - lots of good rants since ascension! Have to say though, I love the lectionary and personally need the discipline it brings to my weekly offerings. don't give up on it.

Freedom Bound said...

My dear - thanks for lovely text this morning! - in the same vein as the lectionary you will love this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mGh-QyWzjs