At St. Mark’s, we follow the Revised Common Lectionary. This means that, along with other churches who follow the RCL, we are all reading the same readings each Sunday across denominations. The lectionary is a 3 year cycle, labeled years A, B, and C. The Christian year starts with Advent I, just before Christmas, and ends with Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday after Pentecost. Currently, we are in Year A.
One of the great treasures of the Anglican tradition is our Book of Common Prayer. The “BCP” as we call it for short is where all of our worship draws from; we use the rubrics from it each Sunday here at St. Mark’s. Generally speaking, no matter where you go to an Episcopal church, you should be able to find common threads in the worship. We are not a church bound by doctrinal agreement; rather, the Anglican way is to be bound by common worship and prayer.