Daily Office Lectionary App 2.0

Android Phones and Tablets

This App is based upon the 1979 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal Church). The purpose of the App is to provide the complete Daily Office Lectionary scriptures that are normally only listed by their passages. In the past, the reader would look up the passages in the Book of Common Prayer for the applicable Year and date. Next they would individually open their Bible to the passage to obtain the reading. 

By having the readings in the app database saves the reader from having to look these scriptures up. I hope you and your family enjoy this App as much as I have enjoyed creating it and using it for my own family.

 

To the left is the opening screen (or splash screen as it is often referred to) that you are presented with after you launch the application.

This app also displays in full screen on an Android tablet.

This app was designed to be used without an internet connection. Therefore, all readings for year one and year two are provided. 

 

The Daily Office Lectionary screen is the default screen displayed when the app load completes.  The current days (today's) scripture readings are displayed. The readings are based on the passages that are found in the 1979 Book of Common Prayer (Episcopal Church) for the daily office lectionary.

Typical readings include:

  • Morning Psalm
  • Evening Psalm
  • Morning Old Testament
  • Evening Old Testament (if applicable)
  • Morning Epistle
  • Evening Epistle (if applicable)
  • Morning Gospel
  • Evening Gospel (if applicable)

Scripture readings are available in New King James Version (NKJV) and New Revised Standard Version (NRSV). This Settings button provides access the these selections. Links to the complete copyright statements are available after each scripture as applicable.

All readings are provided across four pages (Psalm, Old Testament, New Testament, and Gospel). To view all the readings for the current day, simply click the > button to advance to the next reading or click the < button to return to the previous reading.

The Settings screen display the controls to:

  • Choose Version
  • Choose Text Font and Zoom Level
  • Choose Display Date
The New King James Version (NKJV) and New Revised Standard Version (NRSV) are chosen using the version switch.

Text font face is selectable between monospace, sans-serif, and serif font styles. Zoom levels are also provided to enlarge the display font.

The Choose Display Date control enables you to advance to other days in the year to view the readings for that day.

Clicking the Dates action bar button displays the Seasons, Major Feasts, and Colors Associated With the Christian Year screen.  The dates shown are for the current date calendar year. To view this entire screen, simply swipe your finger up to move the current display text up.

Seasons shown include:

  • Advent
  • Christmas
  • Epiphany
  • Lenten
  • Easter
  • Pentecost
  • Kingdomtide

 

The About tab display the following paragraph information:

  • About this App
  • The Ratification of the Book of Common Prayer (1789)
  • Concerning the Daily Office Lectionary

Below is a sample paragraph from the text:

The Daily Office Lectionary is arranged in a two-year cycle. Year One begins on the First Sunday of Advent preceding odd-numbered years, and Year Two begins on the First Sunday of Advent preceding even-numbered years.  (Thus, on the First Sunday of Advent, 1976, the Lectionary for Year One is begun.)


 

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