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The Daily Readings is a part of the Holy Bible Project, an application that is designed to promote daily access to the word of God.
The Daily Readings gives you access to a set of bible readings for each day of the year. It includes the First Reading, Second Reading (depending on the day) and Gospel Reading, with verses taken from the bible of your choice. The reading verse lists are based on the general norms for the liturgical year and the calendar of the Catholic Church.
For Sundays and Solemnities of the Lord, each day has three readings: the First Reading is from the Old Testament, the Second Reading is from the New Testament (Epistles, Acts of the Apostles or Revelation, depending on the liturgical season) and the third is from the Gospels (books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John in the New Testament). For Sundays, these readings are arranged according to a three-year cycle (Year A Matthew, Year B Mark, and Year C Luke). Each cycle runs in accord with the liturgical year, that is, it begins with the first week of Advent, which falls in the preceding year of the civil calendar.
For weekdays, each day has two readings: the First Reading is from the Old Testament or from an apostle (from a letter or Revelation), or during the Easter season from Acts; and the second from the Gospels. There is a yearly cycle for weekday readings during the season of Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter. For the thirty-four weeks of Ordinary Time, the Gospel Readings are arranged in a single cycle, repeated each year, while the First Reading is arranged in a two-year cycle, thus read every other year.
The Daily Readings in this version covers the complete liturgical years from 2015 to 2018. This version does not include options for readings based on country specific celebrations (solemnities, feasts, and memorials) or national calendars. Thus, on certain dates, the Holy Bible Project readings may not be the same as the assigned mass readings in some countries.
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